Grand Elite

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Overview

The 4-star Grand Elite is set just 1.9 km from Piazza Maggiore, Archiginnasio of Bologna and Porta Galliera. Renovated in 2006, the refined 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

Guests are offered 106 comfortable hotel rooms equipped with a separate toilet, free Wi-Fi, a dressing area, climate control and satellite TV. Some rooms at Grand Elite have a view over the city. They provide bathrooms with slippers, a bathtub and a bidet.

Eat & Drink

Guests can start their day with buffet breakfast served at the dining area. There is a restaurant serving local dishes on site. The pizzeria Cordon Bleu is just about 50 meters from the property.

Services

Bicycle rental services are also provided.

Relax

On-site fitness amenities include a fitness center and a gym.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Reflex 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
  • Bottled water
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Via Aurelio Saffi 36 Bologna 40131, 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)
    100 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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Rooms and availability

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Comfortable room decorated in traditional style and calm colors offers a cozy seating area, work area, mini-bar and private bathroom with all amenities.

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    Comfortable room decorated in traditional style and calm colors offers a Double or Twin beds, cozy seating area, work area, mini-bar and private bathroom with all amenities.

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      Spacious room decorated in traditional style and calm colors offers an ample seating area with a sofa bed, work area, mini-bar and private bathroom with all amenities.

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      Comfortable room decorated in traditional style and calm colors offers a spacious seating area, work area, mini-bar and private bathroom with all amenities.

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      Spacious suite decorated in traditional style and calm colors offers a separate seating area with elegant furniture, work area, mini-bar and private bathroom with all amenities.

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      Comfortable room decorated in traditional style and calm colors offers a cozy seating area, work area, mini-bar and private bathroom with all amenities.

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      Comfortable room decorated in traditional style and calm colors offers a cozy seating area, work area, mini-bar and private bathroom with all amenities.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Grand Elite Bologna location
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      Hotel Address:

      Via Aurelio Saffi 36 Bologna 40131, 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)
        100 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 Elite

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

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      Grand Elite Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Teatro comunale di Bologna - 1.5 mi

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 1.4 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
      • Basilica of San Petronio - 1.2 mi
      • Bologna Towers - 1.4 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
      • Palazzo Comunale - 1.2 mi

      Convention centers

      • Via Zamboni - 1.5 mi

      Shopping areas

      • Mambo - 4000 ft

      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
      • Le due Torri Asinelli e Garisenda - 1.4 mi
      • Church San Domenico - 1.4 mi

      Historical sites

      • Via dell'Indipendenza - 1.3 mi

      Stadiums

      • Stadio Renato Dall'Ara - 4300 ft

      Museums

      • Parco La Montagnola - 1.2 mi

      Parks

      • Land Rover Arena - 3000 ft

      Universities, Institutes

      • University Quarter - 1.6 mi

      Business areas

      • Via Indipendenza - 1.2 mi
      • Mercato Di Mezzo - 1.4 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 - 1.1 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 - 3200 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 - 4500 ft
        Via Don Minzoni 14, Bologna
      • Galleria d'Arte Moderna Raccolta Lercaro - 4700 ft
        Via Riva Reno, 57, Bologna

      Restaurants nearby

      • Cordon Bleu - 100 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

      • Mitsuko - 1100 ft

        Address: Via Aurelio Saffi, 16/2E
        Phone: 051 0491317

        52% likes this, based on 104 reviews
        Cuisine: Japanese
        Price Range: USD 15 - USD 39

      • Pizzeria La Rosa - 400 ft

        Address: via A. Saffi 81C

        62% likes this, based on 33 reviews

      • Trattoria Autotreno - 1000 ft

        Address: Via della Secchia, 3
        Phone: 051 558007

        64% likes this, based on 76 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 Elite

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

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      Grand Elite Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Grand 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 Elite Bologna location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Via Aurelio Saffi 36 Bologna 40131, 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)
        100 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 Elite

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

      Use Badge