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Dinner last night was particularly odd. Having spent three hours sitting in my room writing this blog and enjoying the first bath of my trip, I was disinclined to wander down to dinner until around 10:30pm. In Rome, this would have been ideal- the American tourists would have cleared out of the restaurants in the alleys surrounding Piazza Navona, …
Today was all about socks (and Bologna). My sock situation had become desperate after I realized all of my clean pairs had holes in them, which would almost certainly interfere with my ability to purchase shoes in Milan tomorrow…
I spent 45 minutes this evening trying to buy a pair- any pair. I started out at Zara, which was cheap …
... political orientation. Other than that the city was very livley and had the most beatiful church. The way there was quite fun, because we went by car, and the our boys were sleeping in the back, while we were trying to find the way with Lisa, the navigation.
It was quite a challenge to wake the boys in the middle of the night, at 9:30 am..... :-) But were sucessful. The spanish, always ...
... nobody ever came to check the tickets so we were fine out in the aisle. We got out and started heading for the hotel (the walk leading us through all the sites). We saw pizza nettune (Neptune square) and then saw Santa Maria Delle Sanita. That was really pretty:) We dropped our bags off at the hotel (we have a balcony too which we discovered) and went to eat lunch. We asked a nice construction guy where the pizza San domenico was so we could eat in their pretty court yard. I fed ...
... run for it! The next station was about 10 blocks away so we took off running with our packs through this foreign town, trying to navigate in what was hopefully the right direction. After Sami getting hit by bus (barely), we approached the station out of breath with just enough time to watch our train pull away. We got tickets for the next train that departed with an hour and a half wait. Luckily, across the street from the station, we found a bar with a ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsStarhotels Excelsior Bologna
Too hot! No AC otherwise it was very nice. Biggest room we have had so far.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Starhotels Excelsior Bologna
Excellent hotel that runs great specials
This was the nicest hotel we stayed at on a 5 city Italian trip. The rooms were absolutely beautiful with hardwood floors and paneling, the service was knowledgeable and friendly, and the amenities (workout room, included buffet breakfast, free internet connection downstairs) were superb. The location, right across the street from the train station, makes it a great base to explore Florence or Venice from.We stayed in the first week of June, 2003 when the hotel was offering special rates of under 100 dollars; I would be tempted to stay there again even at twice the price.
Starhotel Excelsior is very comfortable and convenient
My husband and I have just spent a week at the Starhotel Excelsior in Bologna and had a very enjoyable stay. The facilities and service were excellent, as was the food. Apart from a very good breakfast each day, we also used the Avorio restaurant one evening, and found the style and standard definitely gourmet. The staff were attentive without being intrusive. The hotel is very conveniently located opposite the station, which is the terminus for the airport bus and also makes travel to other towns in the area (or, indeed, elsewhere in Italy) very easy. The main park is close by and it's only a 15 minute walk to the centre of Bologna, which we found a very beautiful and civilised city.