Grand Hotel Elite - Bologna

Via Aurelio Saffi 36, Bologna, Italy, 40131  show map
 4 stars
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Grand Hotel Elite - Bologna

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

EUR 12 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid city shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Overview

The 4-star Grand Hotel Elite is set just 1.9 km from Piazza Maggiore, Archiginnasio of Bologna and Porta Galliera. Renovated in 2006, the comfortable hotel has welcomed guests since 1970.

The hotel’s great location offers quick access to a gallery, a cathedral and a tower. It is about 3 km away from the center of Bologna.

A cinema, restaurants and bars are set close to the property.

Palazzo Comunale train station is a 20-minute walk away. Due to its location 5 km from Guglielmo Marconi airport, it will take about 5 minutes' drive to get there.

Rooms

The property comprises 106 individual rooms equipped with soundproof windows, complimentary Wi-Fi, a pantry, a private safe and individual climate control. The guestrooms look out on the city. They are outfitted with artistic decor.

Eat & Drink

Guests can start their day with buffet breakfast served at the dining area. A wide choice of international dishes is offered at the Cordon Bleu restaurant. Offering various dining options, Cordon Bleu and Pizzeria La Rosa are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

Guests can benefit from a lift, currency exchange and a cloakroom.

Relax

The hotel offers a fitness center and a gym for active guests.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at EUR 12 per day.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   106.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Paid off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Dinner

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Microphone
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Back massage
  • Reflex massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Bottled water
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 

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Hotel Address:

Via Aurelio Saffi 36, Bologna, Italy, 40131

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City Center
  • Bologna
    1.4 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Bologna Central Station
    1.2 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Cordon Bleu (cuisine: Italian)
    200 ft
  • Pizzeria La Rosa
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    8
  • Number of rooms:
    106

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Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
Size: 260 sq. feet
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    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    Size: 325 sq. feet
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      Size: 325 sq. feet
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        Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed or 4 Single beds and 1 Sofa bed
        Size: 540 sq. feet
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          Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed
          Size: 435 sq. feet
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            Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed or Twin beds
            Size: 380 sq. feet
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              Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
              Size: 325 sq. feet
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                Size: 325 sq. feet
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                        How to reach hotel

                        hotel Grand Hotel Elite - Bologna Bologna location
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                        Hotel Address:

                        Via Aurelio Saffi 36, Bologna, Italy, 40131

                        Get directions
                        City Center
                        • Bologna
                          1.4 mi
                        Airports
                        Train Stations
                        • Bologna Central Station
                          1.2 mi
                        • Bus stop
                          400 ft
                        Restaurants
                        • Cordon Bleu (cuisine: Italian)
                          200 ft
                        • Pizzeria La Rosa
                          400 ft
                        Hotel information
                        • Check-in:
                          from  12 pm
                        • Check-out:
                          until  12 pm
                        • Year renovated:
                          2006
                        • Number of floors:
                          8
                        • Number of rooms:
                          106

                        Hotel Awards

                        ItalianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBolognaGrand Hotel Elite

                        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                        Best Luxury Hotels in Italy

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                        What's nearby

                        Popular areas

                        • City Center - 1.4 mi
                        • Via Zamboni - 1.5 mi

                        Places of interest

                        • Mercatino Delle Erbe - 1.1 mi
                        • Fountain of Neptune - 1.2 mi
                        • Basilika San Petronio - 1.2 mi
                        • Fontana del Nettun - 1.2 mi
                        • Türme von Bologna - 1.4 mi
                        • Asinelli Tower - 1.4 mi

                        Train stations

                        • Bologna Central Station - 1.1 mi
                        • Bologna Central Station - 1.1 mi

                        Shopping areas

                        • Via Indipendenza - 1.2 mi
                        • Mercato Di Mezzo - 1.4 mi

                        Monuments and Landmarks

                        • Porta San Felice - 1700 ft
                        • Cemetery La Certosa - 3700 ft
                        • Piazza del Nettuno - 1.2 mi
                        • San Petronio - 1.2 mi
                        • Church San Giacomo Maggiore - 1.2 mi
                        • Piazza Maggiore - 1.2 mi
                        • Basilica of San Petronio - 1.2 mi
                        • Bologna Towers - 1.4 mi
                        • Le due Torri Asinelli e Garisenda - 1.4 mi
                        • Church San Domenico - 1.4 mi

                        Historical sites

                        • Via dell'Indipendenza - 1.3 mi

                        Stadiums

                        • Land Rover Arena - 3000 ft
                        • Stadio Renato Dall'Ara - 4300 ft

                        Museums

                        • Mambo - 4000 ft

                        Parks

                        • Parco La Montagnola - 1.2 mi

                        Universities, Institutes

                        • University Quarter - 1.6 mi

                        Theaters

                        • Teatro comunale di Bologna - 1.5 mi

                        Galleries

                        • Palazzo Comunale - 1.2 mi

                        Local attractions

                        • Santuario di Madonna di San Luca - 1.0 mi
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                        • Museo della Rocca di Dozza - 1.1 mi
                          Piazzale della Rocca, 6, Dozza
                        • Medieval Museum - 1.2 mi
                          Via Manzoni 4, Bologna
                        • San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection - 1.1 mi
                          via Parigi 5, Bologna
                        • Bologna Central Station - 1.2 mi
                          Piazza Medaglie d'Oro, Bologna

                        Near the hotel

                        • Thousand Voices and Thousand Sounds Museum - 600 ft
                          Via Col di Lana, 7/N, Bologna
                        • Parco Regionale dell'Abbazia di Monteveglio - 3300 ft
                          Via San Rocco, 2, Monteveglio
                        • Basilica San Francesco - 4600 ft
                          Via Ugo Bassi, Bologna
                        • Museum of the History of Bologna - 3000 ft
                          Via Castiglione 8, Bologna
                        • MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna - 4600 ft
                          Via Don Minzoni 14, Bologna
                        • Galleria d'Arte Moderna Raccolta Lercaro - 4700 ft
                          Via Riva Reno, 57, Bologna

                        Restaurants nearby

                        • Cordon Bleu - 200 ft

                          Address: Via Aurelio Saffi, 36/c
                          Phone: + 39 051 6491852

                          Cuisine: Italian
                          Price Range: USD 27 - USD 51

                        • Harvest Pub - 700 ft

                          Address: via Montello,4

                          75% likes this, based on 17 reviews

                        • Trattoria Autotreno - 1000 ft

                          Address: Via della Secchia, 3
                          Phone: 051 558007

                          52% likes this, based on 80 reviews

                        • Pizzeria La Rosa - 400 ft

                          Address: via A. Saffi 81C

                          62% likes this, based on 33 reviews

                        • Trattoria Nonna Rosa - 1300 ft

                          Address: Via Piave 31/B
                          Phone: +39 (0)51 6153921

                          84% likes this, based on 284 reviews

                        Hotel information
                        • Check-in:
                          from  12 pm
                        • Check-out:
                          until  12 pm
                        • Year renovated:
                          2006
                        • Number of floors:
                          8
                        • Number of rooms:
                          106

                        Hotel Awards

                        ItalianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBolognaGrand Hotel Elite

                        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                        Best Luxury Hotels in Italy

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                        Grand Hotel Elite Reviews

                        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Grand Hotel Elite

                        Average guest rating

                        8.0out of 10
                        Fabulous
                        Based on 364 reviews

                        Rating by category:

                        Location
                        10.0
                        Rooms
                        10.0
                        Service
                        10.0
                        Value
                        10.0
                        Dining
                        8.0

                        Guest reviews

                        • Group of friends
                          6.6

                          Had to pay for wifi and didnt work well out of the lobby.

                        • Group of friends
                          7.0

                          Great location. Walking distance to oldtown and very close to bus station. Old but comfortable, clean and large rooms. Nice and helpful staff generally.

                          Slow and morose night staff. Almost had a fight with old night lobby chief.

                        • Older travelers
                          9.2

                          I like tje combination of price and the spacious and beautiful clean room.

                          I did not particularly like the breakfast buffet. I thought it was not up to a 4stats hotel. And I did not like the atmotsfere of the restaurant. I would have prefered a beyter setting and classier for a 4 stars hotel.

                        • Older travelers
                          10.0

                          Everything you would expect from a 4-star hotel - with a stylish 70's retro look as a bonus. The room was huge (45 sq.m), as was the bathroom, bar and kitchenette with tea/coffee-making facility. Although GHL is located on a main road, there was no noise. Breakfast was well catered, with proper espresso coffee available. Staff were friendly and helpful.

                          The walk to the historic centre was over 20 minutes along a busy noisy road (but under a wide covered portico), however buses run every 10 min for 1.20 Euro pp each way - tickets usually available from reception. Kitchenware would have been useful.

                        • Family with children
                          6.2

                          Great buffet breakfast. Great staff (though TOO helpful for a backpacker family like us...)

                          We just stayed for one night waiting for the luggage to arrive from the airport. We stayed in a 5 person suite, but it did not look like a 4 star suite, more like a hostel (not that we mind). The bath and toilet should have been separat when 5 persons are sharing. But we slept well and got our luggage the next day.

                        • Couple
                          8.2

                          location - about 10 min by bus from Airport (must get off on the bus stop Ospedale Maggiore) and 15 min walk to the city center. Good breakfast. Quite spacious room.Wardrobe, drawer enough for 2 people. Kettle and free tea in a room.

                          payable wi-fi, no wi-fi signal in room only in lobby. Staff give us different information about a problem with wi-fi. Finally we didn't pay for it - without any discussion.

                        • Older travelers
                          9.6

                          Beautiful, big, comfort room. They offer coffee, tea and cookies for people who have to leave early and miss the breakfast. About 20 min walk to the city center, but there is a bus stop right outside.

                        • Single
                          10.0

                          like my single room.

                          the room isn't equipped with very good soundproofing material and I could hear the washing machine all night long.

                        • Family with children
                          6.6

                          I booked a Triple room and a Double room for my family. The double room was huge, even larger than the triple room. The hotel staff was really friendly and helpful. The location was good as the bus stop is right opposite to the hotel. You have to try the gelateria nearby the bus stop!

                          At first when we arrive, we didnt know which bus to get on and we walked instead. It was a good 30 minutes walk. So you should always ask which bus to go to instead of walking!

                        • Group of friends
                          10.0

                          Walking distance from the city centre, very good price, nice district, clean rooms Advantage was also 24h open reception.

                        • Single
                          9.2

                          The rooms for a city location were massive. The 1970s theme was novel and made for an alternative approach, although it was well kept and updated.

                          If you took the heating about the standard 22°, which was necessary in the large spacious room you had a fan going all most all the time. Parking is expensive, but street parking is safe enough. There is a free option on the road in front of the hotel if you can find a space, otherwise there is side street parking at 6€ a day.

                        • Couple
                          8.2

                          The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast buffet quite delicious and various. For me the location was excellent for personal reasons, but still a walk away from the centre and the shops.

                        • Couple
                          7.4

                          The room was spacious and extremely clean. The location was great at just a 15 minute walk to the centre. The staff were also extremely helpful and welcoming.

                          The noise from the people in the room above was somewhat disturbing. The walls appear quite thin but then of course, the people could just be extremely noisy. This however would not stop us from going back.

                        • Older travelers
                          10.0

                          The comfort of the room, the friendliness of the staff and nearness to city centre and airport.

                          I thought that my internet purchased time ran out faster than I estimated. Internet is free in some other 4 star hotels.

                        • Family with children
                          9.2

                          The staff were friendly and helpful. The Bologna arport is only 10minutes drive from the hotel. Our flight out was not until 6pm so they offered us a late check out beyond 12pm for foc. So they were so generous and we were so grateful for that. It was just the right day and time where no booking was made for our room that day. They had a mini kitchen there so that was very handy if you do not want to dine out but just tay t the hotel and chill out. We would stay there again.

                        How to reach hotel

                        hotel Grand Hotel Elite - Bologna Bologna location
                        Show big map »

                        Hotel Address:

                        Via Aurelio Saffi 36, Bologna, Italy, 40131

                        Get directions
                        City Center
                        • Bologna
                          1.4 mi
                        Airports
                        Train Stations
                        • Bologna Central Station
                          1.2 mi
                        • Bus stop
                          400 ft
                        Restaurants
                        • Cordon Bleu (cuisine: Italian)
                          200 ft
                        • Pizzeria La Rosa
                          400 ft
                        Hotel information
                        • Check-in:
                          from  12 pm
                        • Check-out:
                          until  12 pm
                        • Year renovated:
                          2006
                        • Number of floors:
                          8
                        • Number of rooms:
                          106

                        Hotel Awards

                        ItalianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBolognaGrand Hotel Elite

                        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                        Best Luxury Hotels in Italy

                        Use Badge