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Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was part of a Globus tour and was a superb choice for seeing the area prior to traveling to Sicily. Staff was helpful throughout our stay and I recommend this highly for individuals and families who visit this wonderful area. The rooms were exceptionally clean and comfortable.

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GDIMEO, Room Division Manager at Grand Hotel Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear TomHustad, thank you for the great review and all details about Hotel facilities and Hotel staff. We hope to see you soon in our Grand Hotel Excelsior and in the meantime we send you our best regards Gennaro Di Meo

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived at the hotel and asked for a room we were told the price would be $150.00 for two people. I mentioned that L had seen it for $96.00 per night. When I showed the manager the $96.00 price on my iPad he seemed genuinely surprised but made no offer to reduce our charge. The hotel is nice...

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GDIMEO, Room Division Manager at Grand Hotel Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Lee ann b, I'm sorry for what happened in our Hotel during your stay and I'm really disappointed with my staff because they did not tried to contact me for the price question. At my return in the Hotel the receptionist has described about the showed Internet Hotel price and he has communicated that the rate of 96,00 Euro...

Orvieto, Italy
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Excellent hotel for visiting the Riace Bronzes. Well appointed bedrooms and bathrooms, comfortable large bed and a pretty restaurant on the top floor overlooking Sicily. Very good service and ideal for a stop over before crossing to Sicily. Good breakfast.

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GDIMEO, Room Division Manager at Grand Hotel Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear 4travelwriter4, thanks a lot for your review and for your stay in our Grand Hotel Excelsior. We are happy you find our Hotel very comfortable with pretty restaurant and we hope to see you again in Reggio Calabria in the next future Best regards Gennaro Di Meo

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We found this hotel to be clean, safe, and convenient. Breakfast was very good and we eat dinner there one night. The staff was helpful, though they didn't speak English as well as we hoped. Their English was far, far better than my Italian. We very were happy here. There was a large problem with our reservation. We made our...

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GDIMEO, Room Division Manager at Grand Hotel Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear LMH923, we desire thank you for the nice and satisfying review for our Hotel and our Halpful staff. Day per day we work with the aim to guarantee our clients the best standards in our Hotel category and we take care of our clients. We hope to see you soon in our Hotel and in Reggio Calabria and in...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stayed here en route from Italy to Sicily. Very well-appointed hotel - I particularly liked the blue-themed rooms. Staff were great - helped with baggage and parking (which is a nightmare in Reggio Calabria) so made things a lot easier. The hotel is virtually on the seafront, and within easy walking distance from restaurants and shops. Recommended.

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GDIMEO, Room Division Manager at Grand Hotel Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear MartinDe, thanks a lot for your detailed review about our Hotel services and Staff. We are really happy you enjoyed the stay in our Hotel and we should be glad to accomodate you soon in Reggio Calabria Gennaro Di Meo RDM

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 June 2016

As with my last visit in September last year it was great to be back at this lovely hotel.The staff were very welcoming .I especially want to thank Alessandra for her kindness and for always taking good care of myself ,husband and friends .We all agreed our stay was like a home away from home. Location and view was perfect...

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GDIMEO, Room Division Manager at Grand Hotel Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Angelina1961, many thanks for your reviews that rewards our work and care method. We should be glad to accomodate you again in the future remaining at your disposal for any request Kind regards Gennaro Di Meo

Kitchener
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Nothing but great memories of this hotel. The front lobby is clean and spacious, as are the rooms. The view out the window faced the building next door, but to be honest with the Lungomare Falcomata only a two-minute walk from the hotel, the only time spent in the room was for sleeping and preparing for more explorations of Reggio....

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GDIMEO, Room Division Manager at Grand Hotel Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Cambodia_Guy, all the Hotel Staff is happy to read your beautiful review about all Hotel services and Hotel Staff. Our aim is to make any customer stay in a dream stay. We hope to see you again in our Hotel and we will assure you in any time all our best attention Gennaro Di Meo R.D.M.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We are an older couple who like to travel independently and we first came across this hotel when we drove into Reggio without a booking . We inquired re vacancies and we were immediately welcomed by the manager who made us feel very much at home and assisted us in every way. We had a lovely spacious room with a...

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GDIMEO, Room Division Manager at Grand Hotel Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Morswazza, it's been a pleasure to accomodate you two times in our Hotel and It's pleased for us to read your considerable review. We are happy you felt at home with our services and our mission is to communicate to everyone our passion for tourism and our love for the hospitality. We should be glad to see you again...

Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This hotel has clean, spacious rooms and a beautiful dining room with a view of Sicily and Mount Etna (which happened to be erupting during our visit). While the area is quite busy, there is a nice walk along the sea shore a couple of minutes away. Not sure if there are rooms with a nice view - many of...

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GDIMEO, Room Division Manager at Grand Hotel Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Edukate50, many thanks for your nice review and we are pleased that you choosed our Hotel for your stay in Reggio Calabria. All the staff is at your disposal for any new next reservation and with pleasure we should be glad to give you a nice room with sea view Yours sincerely Gennaro Di Meo

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2016

I visited in September 2015 for just over a week with my mum dad and daughter.We had lovely rooms which where very clean and spacious . The restaurant on the fifth floor offered a great breakfast together with a beautiful view across the strait to Sicily .It doesn't get better than that to start the day.Dinner was also available and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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The Grand Hotel Excelsior is located in the historic and commercial center of Reggio Calabria, in the splendid natural scenery of the Strait of Messina, in front of the National Museum of the "Magna Grecia" which hosts the famous Bronzi di Riace, close to the sea and the lovely Italo Falcomata shoreline drive (Italy’s most beautiful kilometre). The main tourist attractions can all be reached on foot from the hotel: the cathedral, the art museum, the Cilea theatre, the San Giorgio church, Villa Zervi, the Aragonian Castle and the Ottimati church. Hotel guests are just a short walk from Corso Garibaldi for a nice stroll or for a shopping excursion. Refined and elegant, with a spacious Business Centre and exclusive Roof Garden, the Grand Hotel Excelsior is the ideal solution for business travellers or for romantic weekend getaways in the lovely Calabrian city. Located just 4 km from the airport, our hotel is ideal even for the most demanding of guests and a perfect temporary headquarters for business travellers. The Business centre of Grand Hotel Excelsior can host up to 200 people and offer an extensive variety of room dimension and utility; Congress halls, suites for smaller business meetings or brief seminars. These comfortable luminous fully equipped spaces will add to your Event, congress or business meeting a touch of elegance and professionality. The Grand Hotel Excelsior has 84 rooms, all of which are elegant and comfortable. Of these, 8 suites have a spacious living area. Furnished tastefully, many of them have a splendid view of the seafront and the Straits of Messina. A high standard of quality answers the needs of those on business trips or travelling. At the 5th floor of the Grand Hotel Excelsior you will find the Restaurant Gala and the best view of the city and the Straits of Messina. Restaurant offers the regional and Mediterranean cuisine and an excellent traditional Italian cooking. The renowned exclusive and refined atmosphere make it an ideal place for a Gala, Business dinners, but also intimate and romantic panoramic terrace overlooking the Straits and watching the sunset, unforgettable! professional barmen. Gala Restaurant is open all year round for resident guests and visitors. In the spacious and welcoming hall is located Lounge Bar “Excelsior” it serves informal and appetising aperitifs and cocktails prepared by professional barmen. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Excelsior

Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 66, 89123, Reggio Calabria, Italy
Region: Italy > Calabria > Province of Reggio Calabria > Reggio Calabria
Price Range: ₹ 6,336 - ₹ 8,829 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Excelsior 4*
Number of rooms: 84
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Grand Hotel Excelsior Calabria/Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Reggio Calabria
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“High floor overlooking Straits of Messina”
 of 5 bubbles 4travelwriter4, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Sea View rooms best!”
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“All rooms seem to be good.”
 of 5 bubbles morswazza, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for rooms facing the seaside”
 of 5 bubbles Marco86L, 28 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ask for sea view room.”
 of 5 bubbles AntonioFrega, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
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