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Grand Hotel Elite

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Free wi-fi in rooms,free parking,spacious rooms,needs tlc.

Stayed for a few nights at the tail end of our trip in Bologna. Used as a base for other cities. Hotel is a far walk from the train station and piazza maggiorre. Otherwise, a standard hotel. Dated and thin walls, but clean.

Dirty, old and definately not a 4 star hotel. It's close to the city center, a room was pretty big. You can go there but don't expect anything special.

Hotel is rated 4Star, that entice me to booked. My total experienced is not as pleasant. Never again will I book on this facility.

The hotel was a very good value for me and my two friends passing through. We thought it might be a little bit closer to the city, but the 20 minute walk wasn't bad, and we enjoyed seeing all of the shops and restaurants on the way into the downtown area.

The hotel can not be a 4 stars, maximum 2 stars Nothing in the room, not even a cup or a water boiler!!

The Grand Hotel Elite was a great value. Our room was large and well-appointed, very clean, with extremely comfortable beds. The full service breakfast was amazing. The wait staff very cheerful and helpful every morning. The front desk staff was also very helpful and spoke English, which was a plus.

I weighed this hotel on the advertized airport shuttle filter, NO shuttle, they will call you a taxi. The wood trim is mostly plastic. Room was dark with a bank of flouresent bulbs over the bed. The advertized ".04KM" to city center" means to the old city walls, the center is another half mile. Litter blown street.Did not meet my expectation of four star Will never stay here again.

The buffet its ok and a good price but You need to pay for the internet and the garage

Our stay at the Grand Hotel Elite was truly out of a book of dreams. The staff and all the amenities were top notch. The location was fantastic, the city was a delightful. One word that comes to mind is Thanks!

This hotel is great and seems to have changed little since the early 70s, providing a good break to the usual modern hotel. The young staff also seem to have been teleported forward making for a very interesting experience. There are always 3 people working the reception, 2 of whom seem to have little to do and the general staff to guest ratio is approx. 3:1. It's very confortable if odd and we would highly recommend it for a day or two. The only downside is the location. They claim it is close to the center, it's not. It's a good 45 minute walk, so plan on taking the bus. The restaurant and breakfast is worth a look, try the 12 euro/pp breakfast once but don't commit afterwards. The internet is 10 euro per day and TV is only in Italian.

The hotel was great. Quiet, clean, and a friendly staff. The only downside was the location which was less than ideal and somewhat misrepresented on the website.

Via Aurelio Saffi 36 Bologna BO

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Stadio Renato Dall'Ara
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Bologna City Centre within a mile (2 km) of Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Grand Hotel Elite is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Communal Collection of Fine Arts. This 4-star hotel has 106 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Near the airport, it's also near Museum of Giorgio Morandi and Palazzo Comunale.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends at the free daily manager's reception. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Grand Hotel Elite's 106 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, free bottled water, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.

Property features

Guests of Grand Hotel Elite enjoy features like a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a computer station. If you drive, self parking is EUR 12.00 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 25 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.

Room options

Comfort Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Single Room, Balcony

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Comfort Triple Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Comfort Quadruple Room

Twin 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 5