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Starhotels Excelsior

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice small room, average breakfast,wifi has some issues, parking (additional fee) on the spot which is an advantage in big italian cities. Street hassle due to the location, but rooms are extremely quiet. Nice, helpful staff. Poor tv channels selection, but that`s Italy...Nothing special, but nothing bad.

Arriving by train this hotel is beautifully located. Its large and busy but seems well managed with smooth check in, lovely large rooms that although are old fashioned function well. Good breakfast, all in all a good choice and very good value for money!

Although it is located opposite the main railway station in a traditionally sketchy area - its location is prime !! You are a 15-20 min walk from Bologna's historic heart and close to the railway station (cross the street) or Airport Bus (opposite). The rooms are clean and well-maintained; the bathroom is spacious and we had a wardrobe. We booked a standard room but for a small supplement were offered a better room, breakfast and "hi-speed WIFI". Coming from Asia where high speed is indeed supersonic, the Italian version is as slow as a snail and a very bureaucratic way of enabling the wifi through a seres of complex registrations and passwords and log ins that have to be reset each day. Breakfast was good , lots to choose from!!

We stayed at this hotel and used it as a base to explore different parts of central Italy. The fact that the hotel was situated just across the street from the train station facilitated this plan. I'd characterize the hotel as a good business hotel. Nothing fancy and we found our room was clean and spacious compared to what we had stayed in for our visits to Rome and Naples. The staff was helpful and worked quickly and efficiently with all of their guests. The wifi was excellent and gave me what I needed for my work requirements. We'd definitely stay here again as it was convenient to visit Florence, Parma, and Modena.

The hotel is keeping the very good level, it is the second time there. Check in fast and easy. Room very good. With double window you will NOT get any noise from outside, don't worry you are in front of the train station. Clean room,good space, very good bathroom. Good breakfast. The hotel there is a parking lot. Recommended. People friendly

Hotel was just across from main central train station. Airport bus lets you off at main station so really handy if arriving by plane. Had a deluxe room which was large and modern. Breakfast was good and all staff were efficient and polite. Check in/out was very quick and efficient. Only takes a 10min walk to centre.

Stay on night in this hotel and chose this due to the reasonable price and location (just across the road from the centrale station). It is also within 20 to 25 mins' walk to all the major sites in the old town. Service of the staff was excellent as i was allowed to check in before 8.30am as there is available room. As i had to leave on an early train the next morning and hence will miss the breakfast (which starts at 7am), they offerred to let me have the complimentary breakfast right after i checked in instead. And the breakfast spread was good. Was given a room on the 5th floor which has a view of the train station. The room was spacious and clean and has amenities such as kettle, etc.

We stayed here as we were meeting friends who were arriving from the train station. The hotel was directly across fro the station and was extremely convenient. It was a short 15-20 minute walk to the Piazza centre. Bologna was lovely. The room was modern, clean and very nice. Bathroom was clean and spacious. We did not have breakfast so I can't comment on that but I would definitely have no problems recommending this hotel. Front desk was also very prompt. The only issues we had were with the bar service was practically non existent - which is rather sad. It actually made our decision not to have the additional cost of breakfast at the hotel as it didn't appear we would get the service, judging from our experience just trying to get drinks in the lounge. pricey as well. Because of this experience I cannot give full marks for service

Lovely hotel, rooms were large and comfortable. The beds were amazing. It's not far from the main centre, if you were to walk, it'll take around 10 minutes. The breakfast was good and all the staff attentive and polite. I have nothing negative to say about this hotel. It's just a lovely place with lovely staff

This is an excellent, high-quality hotel. The rooms were wonderful, the breakfast was filled with options, and the location was perfect (walking distance from the old town and in front of the train station). No complaints, would definitely stay here again.

Room options

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1696 reviews