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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews Starhotels Excelsior Bologna
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... but this is beside the point. After about 5 hours of walking we decided to negotiate the timetable at an italian bus stop and I got us a bus with a stop two blocks from where we are staying at the Mercure. Tonight I think we might find our way back to the little pizza restaurant in the old city. There is a pizza on the menu that has octopus. This afternoon it is my turn for the dirty laundry process ...
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... were made at two locations – friends at a chic hotel on the broad walk by the beach and family in a villa 15 minutes away in the country with superior vistas of the rolling landscape and the gleaming Adriatic in the distance. 10th Grade Geography was the last time the Adriatic Sea was of any importance to me, when we were instructed to name and shade it in blue on an outlined map of the world and now here it was. Surreal.
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... come away with some shoes. They are so cheap for leather shoes! These ones have a fairly high heel, are black (I know- what a surprise!) and have both patent leather and suede; the best of both worlds! I make it to the Pantheon and enjoy some more time inside, particularly as there not lots of people there. Reluctantly I head back to the hotel to check out and head to the station. A short taxi ride and I'm at Roma Termini; Rome's main railway station. ...