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Viale Pietro Pietramellara 51, 40121 Bologna Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 12/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#26 of 112 hotels in Bologna
Travellers' Choice
Strategically located opposite the main Central station and only 2 km from Bologna's exhibition centre, the Starhotels Excelsior is a blend of classic style and contemporary taste. The hotel's 193 stylish, elegant and comfortable rooms and suites all feature prestigious furnishings and many overlook an unforgettable panorama of the city's rooftops and medieval towers. The Avorio by Eataly restaurant offers a selection of traditional local dishes, based on the finest ingredients, and the welcoming Fondente by Eataly bar is the ideal venue to enjoy a relaxing drink. Equipped with modern hi-tech facilities, the 5 meeting rooms can host up to 210 people, providing the ideal space for business meetings and private events.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Car park
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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peter102110 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom242 contributions287 helpful votes
The location is handy for the railway station and airport, not so much for the city centre, which is about 20mins on foot. Our room was fairly large and well appointed, with all usual amenities. Service was generally friendly and efficient, although having only one member of staff serving the breakfast buffet with five others standing around seemed rather odd. When I pointed this out, the manager walked away shrugging his shoulders. It was excellent value, though - joining their loyalty programme unlocks some excellent deals directly through their website.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5 Helpful votes
Marius Richard Cilia wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions
Choose Star Hotel for a 4 day visit to Bologna and do not regret it. Very clean room, helpful staff and extremely near to train station. Central to all areas of interest in Bologna and shops and markets just minutes away.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from DirezioneStarhotels, General Manager at Starhotels Excelsior
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Dear mariusrichardcIlia, thank you for your feedback - we are glad to read you enjoyed the strategic location of the hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, The Starhotels Excelsior Management
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Escapade10 wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia51 contributions86 helpful votes
I chose Starhotels for my 5 nights in Bologna because, apart from arriving and departing by train, I planned to also use the train for day trips to Parma, Ravenna & Ferrara. It was super convenient and, although I could see the hustle and bustle of the train station from my window, it was perfectly peaceful inside. It was also an easy stroll along a main street into the historic centre of beautiful Bologna. The staff were friendly and eager to please, particularly in the breakfast room. And the breakfast was fabulous! Mmmm, the cheesecake!!
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Date of stay: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from DirezioneStarhotels, General Manager at Starhotels Excelsior
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Dear Escapade10, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent stay with us. We’re delighted you enjoyed our breakfast and the location which is indeed, second to none. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards The Starhotels Excelsior Management
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Skymaster wrote a review Jan 2020
Istanbul, Turkey18 contributions16 helpful votes
Nice rooms, nice facilities. Near the train station. 20 minutes to down town by the walk.But Hotel main entrance is very unuseful. Especially any escape due to any abnormal situation like fire or etc. it is dangerous.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
1 Helpful vote
Response from DirezioneStarhotels, General Manager at Starhotels Excelsior
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Dear 555155, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Sincerely, The Starhotels Excelsior Management
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VASILIKI G wrote a review Jan 2020
Thessaloniki Region, Greece203 contributions72 helpful votes
In my opinion this hotel deserves a better grade. We stayed 4 nights here and we were really pleased with our choice. We were greeted by a friendly receptionist, checked in with professionalism. Then our room,large clean room,with a separate dressing closet super extra convenient and with lots of space for your luggage.Large comfortable bed,large clean bathroom with all the amenities. Only thing missing was sleepers and bathrobes but we got them after asking the reception. The breakfast is served in a very large space and his very satisfying.There really is a great choice of food enough to please everyone, from fruits to salad, to pastries etc etc.The staff is very prompt to serve your coffee or help you in anyway. We also ate two times at the restaurant that is very warm and cosy space with a great atmosphere.We had complimentary prosecco on the 1rst of January and again the staff is very kind and the food is not bad at all which is not always the case in hotel restaurants. First of january being my birthday,they had a small presnt delivered to my room with a kind note, which i found very nice and touching. The situation of the hotel is simply fantastic.One step from the train station which means convenient if you want to go to Pisa or Florence.One step from the shuttles that go to the airport.One step from the bus that goes to Fico Italy, and super close to the city center. For us Star Hotel Excelsior was a perfect choice and we would stay there again with no hesitation.
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Date of stay: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from DirezioneStarhotels, General Manager at Starhotels Excelsior
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Dear VASILIKI G, first of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to convey your comments regarding your recent stay at the Starhotels Excelsior in Bologna. It is really a pleasure for us to see you fully enjoyed your stay with us and for this we do thank you wholeheartedly. We look forward to welcoming you back at Starhotels and we remain at your entire disposal for any further need. Sincerely, The Starhotels Excelsior Management
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US$108 - US$576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Starhotels Excelsior
Which popular attractions are close to Starhotels Excelsior?
Nearby attractions include Stazione di Bologna Centrale (0.09 km), Porta Galliera (0.2 km), and I Famosi Tortellini della Nonna (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Starhotels Excelsior?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Starhotels Excelsior?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Starhotels Excelsior?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Starhotels Excelsior?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Starhotels Excelsior?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Pizzeria La Verace, Gustopiano, and Il Panino.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Starhotels Excelsior?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Starhotels Excelsior?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Starhotels Excelsior?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Starhotels Excelsior offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.