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Starhotels Excelsior

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is located in the centre of The Old City,touristic,fantastic part of Bologna, close train station,taxi,bus stop from airport,friendly staff,our requests were made right away,elegant room with cosmetics,robes,bedroom slippers,tea corner. Wide range of breakfast table, excellent restaurant,tasty menu&wine card The Hotel is absolutely perfect ,high quality place for short stay , for break city travel Beautiful Bologna & this hotel are perfect couple. You have to visit this city,you will fall in love and this hotel make your stay comfortable

Hotel room, very clean and spacious, rooms are cleaned every day Close to the train station, very close to good restaurants. Staff very friendly. Negative - a few weird choices of food for breakfast I was on a business trip, but I think this hotel is value for money

Enjoyed a decent stay here despite the poor check in experience. The agent was more involved with a phone conversation than with us. Originally allocated room 509 which we changed immediately as it had clearly been occupied by a smoker despite being on the ‘non-smoking’ floor. Another agent responded promptly and switched us to 621. This is at the front of the hotel overlooking the busy road and the station. Happily there were no noise issues and the room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast offers the standard continental options plus scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage. It’s probably a good idea for the hotel to find a toaster that does both sides of the bread! During our 3 nights stay we sought some advise from the front desk staff and can happily say the experience was much better than the check-in. Mohammed M was particularly helpful. It’s a 10-15 minutes stroll to Maggiore so well located. Additionally, the ‘hop on, hop off’ bus stops just up the road.

We traveled as a group of 4 middle aged women. We came to Bologne for a foodie weekend. We arrived late - about 10ish in the hotel and weren't sure where to eat so opted for the hotel. Not a good idea. We were extremely disappointed at both the price of the food (over expensive), and the quality of the food (bland and uninteresting - my friend had a stuffed tomato - which was just a small stuffed tomato) - cost 14 euros and service felt very rushed. That was the only bad thing I have to say about this hotel. So advice is- don't eat there! BUT EVERYTHING else was fantastic and special thanks to Mohammid on the front dest who did so much to help make our stay as comfortable and easy as possible. Bedrooms large, spacious and very clean. bathrooms, bright and spacious with the best showers. Breakfasts excellent, with a huge choice for everyone. I would highly recommend this chain and will definitely use them again if visiting any other Italian city. (just won't have an evening meal ).

Great location next to the station - makes this very handy. Only a 10 minute walk to the centre of the city. Although my room overlooked the main street, the sound proofing was excellent and completely blocked out everything. Breakfast faciltiies were very good quality and all staff were friendly and efficient

The hotel is exactly opposite the Bologna train station and in front of the main hub for city bus lines. So it is perfect for people who need to travel by train or within the city. The city centre is within walking distance. The hotel offers good and professional service. Rooms are quite ordinary, a bit dusty though. What could be improved is the bed: the mattress and pillows are unconformable. The breakfast is rich, with a mix of sweet and savoury food. However, when the closing time approaches, they tend not to refill the buffet.

This hotel was there in my time of need. I had an early arrival to Bologna 03:00am in the morning; the other hotel that I booked was a bust ( that I will write separately as I want to see their defence for stupidity). Anyhow back to this Hotel. A very good location,it is situated in front of the Bologna Central Station where you can also get public transportation to the city centre or you can take a 10min walk and you are in the centre. I would suggest you take a stroll this way you can see the city centre instead of sitting on a bus. The rooms were clean, no noise and the bed was very comfortable. They have a gym which was nice to get my cardio in..and for those who need to keep up with their workouts, the gym is well equipped for a Hotel The restaurant /bar on the main floor was really nice. The spritz was really good!!!!. The food in the restaurant was really good to my surprise and I will recommend this to anyone who is staying in the hotel and is not sure where to go for dinner in Bologna. In all, I will be back..

Location is close to railway and bus stations making it very convinient if you hage to travel to neighbor cities like Parma, Ravenna, Modena, Mantua or even Verona and Florence all within an hour by train or bus. In case you prefer to rent a car location is good for fast going out of town. Hotel has a parking.

Nice clean hotel in the center of Bologna, clean and good rooms, only negative point, the internet connection is far to slow, the free internet is almost useless and the paid option, 8 Euros per day is still too slow for video chat

Very pleased to have chosen this hotel. It is directly opposite Bologna Central Station and the airport bus stop, with an easy walk to the historic centre. Professional and warm welcome on arrival and efficient check out on departure. The room (De Luxe, 6 floor) was spacious, comfortable and had a pleasant feel. Effective sound insulation meant that there was no noise from the busy road outside. Tea and coffee making facility was a nice touch. The free wifi was adequate but sometimes a bit slow. Large well equipped bathroom. Breakfast was a good buffet with coffee served to order although one morning we had to wait for a table. Hotel staff were all friendly and efficient. Overall we were very satisfied and for the price we paid, booked direct with the hotel website, it was very good value for money. I would unreservedly recommend this hotel for a visit to Bologna.

Viale Pietro Pietramellara 51 Bologna BO

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Fountain of Neptune and Communal Collection of Fine Arts
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Bologna City Centre, Starhotels Excelsior is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Fountain of Neptune and Communal Collection of Fine Arts. This 4.5-star hotel has 193 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Museum of Giorgio Morandi and Palazzo Comunale are also near this Bologna hotel.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


All 193 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, safes, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding.

Property features

Starhotels Excelsior features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 5 meeting rooms. Self parking is offered for EUR 20.00-35.00 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include conference space, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1746 reviews