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9,115 reviews

9,115 reviews

Location 9.2
Cleanliness 8.9
Room comfort and quality 8.5
Service 8.5
Facilities 8.2
Value for money 8.2
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Location rating score

Exceptional location
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Giardino Giorgio Amendola
60 m
Stazione di Bologna Centrale
80 m
Porta Galliera
170 m
Cinema Capitol
260 m
Squash Center
280 m
Popular landmarks
Museo per la Memoria di Ustica
1.1 km
Le due Torri Asinelli e Garisenda
1.2 km
Piazza Maggiore
1.2 km
Basilica di San Petronio
1.3 km
1.3 km
Closest landmarks
70 m
Kiss & Ride
210 m
Garage Autostazione
240 m
Dynamo - la Velostazione di Bologna
250 m
340 m

Starhotels Excelsior

Viale Pietramellara 51, Bologna City Center, Bologna, Italy, 40121 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Bologna City Center part of Bologna, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and indoor pool on-site.


Hygiene Plus

40 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Great Breakfast


Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Valet parking

Pets allowed

Fitness center

Swimming pool [indoor]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Bologna every 20 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.2
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportBologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ)
Distance to airport4.8 km

Rooms available at Starhotels Excelsior

Room comfort & quality


Junior Suite
  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Double Bed
  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Double Bed
  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 queen bed
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Triple Deluxe
  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Family Room
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 double bed...
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Connecting Room - Non-Smoking
  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Deluxe Room
  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Superior Room
  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Triple Room
  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Shower
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does Starhotels Excelsior provide laundry services?

Yes! Starhotels Excelsior provides laundry service at your fingertips and even hot water linen and laundry washing for whenever you need your favorite shirts or dresses clean and fresh all throughout your holiday. Please contact the property for more information.

Is car parking available at Starhotels Excelsior?

Starhotels Excelsior has car park onsite with charges applied for customers traveling with vehicles to take full advantage when staying at this property. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

What actions does Starhotels Excelsior take in terms of hygiene, safety, and cleanliness?

Starhotels Excelsior meet our mandatory standard for cleanliness and safety by offering hand sanitizer and daily disinfection in common areas. This property also comes equipped with staff trained in safety protocol, doctor/nurse on call, free face masks, and sterilizing equipment for added safety measures and hygiene protocols.

What is Starhotels Excelsior pet policy?

Starhotels Excelsior's additional pet policy states that the number of pets allowed per room is 1. Please contact the property for more information concerning pet policy.

At what time of the year is Starhotels Excelsior most popular?

Starhotels Excelsior's most popular month where verified guests travelers have stayed the most is in December.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Starhotels Excelsior's pet services?

100.0% of our verified customer assessments have given a positive review and comments about this property's pet services. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Starhotels Excelsior down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Solo travelers' have given to Starhotels Excelsior?

Past solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Starhotels Excelsior an average rating of 8.6. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Couples' have given to Starhotels Excelsior?

Past couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Starhotels Excelsior an average rating of 8.6. You can look up on more detailed customer testimonials, and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

What do local travelers think about Starhotels Excelsior?

Verified local visitors that have stayed at this property have given Starhotels Excelsior an average rating of 9.0. You can look up on more comprehensive customer reviews, and comments for this property down in the review section.

What is the nearest train, metro, or bus station to Starhotels Excelsior?

The nearest train, metro, or bus station is Funo Centergross Train Station, 10060.05 m away from Starhotels Excelsior.

What is the closest airport to Starhotels Excelsior?

The nearest airport to Starhotels Excelsior is Verona Villafranca Airport, 106.0 km away.

More about Starhotels Excelsior

More about Starhotels Excelsior

Experience Luxury and Comfort at Starhotels Excelsior in Bologna

Welcome to Starhotels Excelsior, a 4-star hotel located in the heart of Bologna, Italy. With its prime location and impeccable service, this hotel offers a truly unforgettable experience for both business and leisure travelers. From the moment you step into the elegant lobby, you will be greeted by a warm and friendly staff, ready to cater to your every need. At Starhotels Excelsior, check-in is from 02:00 PM, allowing you plenty of time to settle in and make yourself at home. The hotel boasts a total of 193 well-appointed rooms, each designed with comfort and style in mind. Whether you choose a standard room or a luxurious suite, you can expect modern amenities, plush bedding, and stunning views of the city. With a maximum of 1 pet allowed per room, you can even bring your furry friend along for the journey. Families traveling with children will appreciate the child-friendly policy at Starhotels Excelsior. Children between the ages of 0 to 15 can stay free of charge, making this hotel an ideal choice for a family vacation. With spacious rooms and a range of amenities for kids, including a play area and babysitting services, parents can relax and enjoy their stay while their little ones are well taken care of.

Unwind and Indulge at Starhotels Excelsior's Vibrant Bar

At Starhotels Excelsior in Bologna, Italy, guests are invited to unwind and indulge at the hotel's vibrant bar. The bar offers a lively and sophisticated atmosphere, perfect for socializing or enjoying a relaxing evening. With its sleek design, comfortable seating, and warm lighting, the bar provides the ideal setting to sip on expertly crafted cocktails or savor a glass of fine wine from the extensive drink menu. Whether you're in the mood for a classic martini, a refreshing mojito, or a local Italian specialty, the skilled bartenders at Starhotels Excelsior are dedicated to delivering exceptional service and ensuring an unforgettable experience for every guest.

Stay Active at Starhotels Excelsior with Indoor Pool and Fitness Center

At Starhotels Excelsior in Bologna, Italy, staying active during your stay is made easy with their top-notch sports facilities. Dive into the refreshing waters of their indoor pool, perfect for a rejuvenating swim any time of the year. Whether you're looking to do laps or simply relax by the water, the indoor pool provides a tranquil oasis for guests to unwind and recharge. For those who prefer to break a sweat on dry land, Starhotels Excelsior offers a well-equipped fitness center. Stay on top of your fitness routine with a range of state-of-the-art exercise equipment, including treadmills, stationary bikes, and weight training machines. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or just looking to squeeze in a quick workout, the fitness center has everything you need to stay active and energized during your stay. After a day of exploring the city or attending business meetings, there's no better way to unwind than by taking a dip in the indoor pool or breaking a sweat at the fitness center at Starhotels Excelsior. With these fantastic sports facilities, you can maintain your fitness routine or simply relax and rejuvenate during your stay in Bologna.

Convenience Facilities at Starhotels Excelsior

Experience a seamless stay at Starhotels Excelsior in Bologna, Italy, with an array of convenient facilities designed to enhance your comfort and convenience. From the moment you step into the hotel, you'll be greeted by a team of attentive staff ready to assist you with any request. The concierge service is available around the clock, ensuring that you have everything you need to make the most of your stay in Bologna. Additionally, the hotel offers express check-in and check-out services, allowing you to save valuable time and start exploring the city right away. For those who prefer to relax in the comfort of their rooms, Starhotels Excelsior provides a range of convenient amenities. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi available in all rooms and public areas, allowing you to easily stay in touch with loved ones or catch up on work. The hotel also offers room service, ensuring that you can enjoy a delicious meal or a refreshing drink without leaving the comfort of your room. To keep your belongings secure, safety deposit boxes are available for your peace of mind. Starhotels Excelsior understands the importance of cleanliness and offers daily housekeeping services to ensure that your room is always fresh and tidy. For those who need to travel light, the hotel provides luggage storage facilities, allowing you to explore the city without the burden of heavy bags. Additionally, the hotel offers laundry and dry cleaning services, making it easy for you to keep your clothes clean and wrinkle-free throughout your stay. Finally, for guests who smoke, there is a designated smoking area available. With its comprehensive range of convenience facilities, Starhotels Excelsior is the perfect choice for travelers seeking a hassle-free and comfortable stay in Bologna, Italy.

Convenient Transport Facilities at Starhotels Excelsior

At Starhotels Excelsior in Bologna, Italy, you can expect a range of convenient transport facilities to enhance your stay. The hotel offers airport transfer services, ensuring a hassle-free journey from the airport to the hotel and back. Whether you're arriving or departing, the dedicated staff will be there to assist you with your luggage and provide a comfortable and efficient journey. If you're looking to explore the city and its surroundings, the hotel provides tours that allow you to discover the best of Bologna and its nearby attractions. From historical landmarks to culinary delights, these tours offer a unique and immersive experience, guided by knowledgeable local experts. For guests who prefer to drive, Starhotels Excelsior offers valet parking services, making it convenient for you to park your car upon arrival. Additionally, the hotel has an onsite car park, although charges may apply. This ensures that you have a secure and hassle-free parking option during your stay. Furthermore, the hotel also provides a ticket service, allowing you to easily purchase tickets for various attractions and events in the city. With these transport facilities, Starhotels Excelsior ensures that your travel needs are well taken care of, allowing you to focus on enjoying your stay in Bologna.

Modern Comfort and Convenience at Starhotels Excelsior

At Starhotels Excelsior in Bologna, Italy, guests can expect a truly comfortable and convenient stay with a range of exceptional room facilities. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, ensuring a pleasant temperature throughout your stay, regardless of the season. Stay up-to-date with the latest news with the complimentary daily newspaper provided in every room. Additionally, you can enjoy the convenience of a hair dryer, saving you valuable luggage space. The mini bar is stocked with a selection of beverages and snacks, perfect for a late-night treat or a refreshing drink after a long day of exploring the city. Finally, unwind and relax in the evenings with the satellite/cable TV, offering a wide range of channels and entertainment options. With these modern amenities, Starhotels Excelsior provides a comfortable and enjoyable stay for all guests.

Indulge in Culinary Delights at Starhotels Excelsior

At Starhotels Excelsior in Bologna, Italy, guests can enjoy a wide range of dining options that cater to all tastes and preferences. Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast buffet, featuring an array of fresh fruits, pastries, cereals, and hot dishes. Whether you prefer a quick bite or a leisurely meal, the hotel's coffee shop is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee or a light snack. For a more formal dining experience, head to the hotel's restaurant, where you can savor a variety of Italian and international dishes prepared by talented chefs. If you prefer to dine in the comfort of your own room, room service is available, allowing you to enjoy a meal or snack at any time of the day. With daily housekeeping ensuring that your dining area is always clean and tidy, you can focus on indulging in the culinary delights offered at Starhotels Excelsior.

Luxurious and Spacious Rooms at Starhotels Excelsior

Indulge in the comfort and elegance of Starhotels Excelsior's room offerings. Choose from a variety of options to suit your needs. The Connecting Room - Non-Smoking provides ample space with its 44 square meters, perfect for families or groups traveling together. For a truly luxurious experience, the Deluxe Double Bed room offers 26 square meters of space and a cozy Queen bed. Families will appreciate the spaciousness of the Family Room, while the Superior Double Bed room provides a comfortable stay with its 21 square meters and Double bed. Traveling with a group? The Triple Deluxe room offers 33 square meters and the choice of a Single or Queen bed. Booking these exceptional rooms at Starhotels Excelsior through Agoda ensures that you get the best prices and a hassle-free experience. Agoda offers great deals and discounts, allowing you to enjoy the luxury of Starhotels Excelsior at the most affordable rates. With Agoda's easy-to-use platform, you can conveniently browse and compare room options, select the perfect one for your stay, and secure your reservation in just a few clicks. Experience the ultimate comfort and convenience at Starhotels Excelsior by booking your stay through Agoda today.

Discover the Vibrant Heart of Bologna in Bologna City Center

Located in the heart of Bologna, Italy, Starhotels Excelsior offers guests the perfect base to explore the vibrant Bologna City Center. Steeped in history and culture, this charming district is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, gastronomic delights, and bustling markets. As you step out of the hotel, you'll find yourself immersed in the lively atmosphere of Bologna's historic center. Take a leisurely stroll along the cobblestone streets lined with medieval buildings, and marvel at the impressive towers that dot the skyline. Discover the iconic Piazza Maggiore, the city's main square, where you can admire the grandeur of the Basilica di San Petronio and the Palazzo Comunale. Indulge in a culinary adventure as you explore the narrow streets of the Quadrilatero, the city's ancient food market. Here, you'll find an array of local produce, cured meats, cheeses, and fresh pasta, tempting you with their aromatic flavors. Don't miss the chance to savor the world-famous Bolognese cuisine in one of the many trattorias that line the streets, offering traditional dishes like tagliatelle al ragù and tortellini in brodo. Bologna City Center is also home to a wealth of cultural attractions. Visit the Archiginnasio, the former main building of the University of Bologna, and admire its stunning Renaissance architecture. Explore the fascinating museums, such as the Museo Civico Archeologico and the Pinacoteca Nazionale, which house impressive collections of archaeological artifacts and masterpieces by renowned Italian artists. Whether you're a history buff, a food lover, or simply seeking to soak up the lively atmosphere of an Italian city, Bologna City Center has something to offer everyone. And with Starhotels Excelsior as your luxurious home away from home, you'll have the perfect retreat to relax and recharge after a day of exploration.

Convenient Transportation Options from Bologna Airport to Starhotels Excelsior

Located in the heart of Bologna City Center, Starhotels Excelsior is easily accessible from Bologna Airport, making it a convenient choice for travelers. There are several transportation options available to get from the airport to the hotel, ensuring a seamless journey. One of the most convenient ways to reach Starhotels Excelsior from Bologna Airport is by taking a taxi. Taxis are readily available outside the airport terminal and offer a comfortable and direct transfer to the hotel. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes, depending on the traffic, and provides a hassle-free experience for guests. Alternatively, for those looking for a more budget-friendly option, public transportation is a great choice. Bologna Airport is well-connected to the city center by bus. The Aerobus BLQ operates between the airport and Bologna Centrale, the main train station. From there, it is just a short walk or a quick taxi ride to Starhotels Excelsior. The bus service runs frequently, ensuring minimal waiting time for passengers. No matter which transportation option you choose, arriving at Starhotels Excelsior is a breeze from Bologna Airport. Guests can look forward to a comfortable and convenient stay in the heart of Bologna City Center, with easy access to popular attractions, shopping, and dining options.

Discover Bologna's Rich Heritage near Starhotels Excelsior

Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Bologna when you stay at Starhotels Excelsior. This luxurious hotel is ideally located near several iconic landmarks and attractions that will take you on a journey through the city's past and present. Just a short distance away, you'll find the magnificent Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, a complex of seven churches that dates back to the 5th century. Explore the beautiful Piazza Maggiore, the heart of Bologna, where you can admire the stunning architecture and soak in the vibrant atmosphere. Don't miss the chance to visit Le due Torri Asinelli e Garisenda, the iconic twin towers that have become a symbol of the city's skyline. Step into history at the Archiginnasio di Bologna, a historic building that once housed the oldest university in the Western world. Marvel at the intricate details of the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita and witness the anatomical theater at Teatro Anatomico. Indulge in a culinary adventure at Quadrilatero, a lively market district filled with local produce, traditional food shops, and charming cafes. These are just a few of the many landmarks and attractions that await you near Starhotels Excelsior, making it the perfect base for exploring the captivating city of Bologna.

Convenient Public Transport Stations Near Starhotels Excelsior

Located just a stone's throw away from Bologna-Centrale Train Station, Starhotels Excelsior offers unparalleled convenience for travelers looking to explore Bologna and beyond. This bustling transport hub connects the hotel to various cities in Italy, making it an ideal base for both business and leisure travelers. With Bologna-Centrale Train Station right at your doorstep, you can easily hop on a train and explore the charming cities of Florence, Venice, and Milan. Whether you're planning a day trip or a longer excursion, the excellent train connections from Bologna-Centrale ensure that you can effortlessly reach your desired destination. Additionally, the hotel is also well-connected to the local public transport network. Just a short walk from the hotel, you'll find bus stops that provide easy access to the city's top attractions, such as Piazza Maggiore and the historic center. Exploring Bologna's vibrant streets and cultural landmarks has never been easier, thanks to the convenient public transport stations near Starhotels Excelsior.

A Gastronomic Paradise: Surrounding Restaurants at Starhotels Excelsior

Indulge in a culinary adventure just steps away from Starhotels Excelsior. With an array of fantastic dining options in the vicinity, guests are spoilt for choice. Start your day with a delicious breakfast at Il Caffe del Museo Palazzo Pepoli, conveniently located nearby. For a taste of traditional Italian cuisine, head to da Nello al Montegrappa, where you can savor authentic dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Craving some delectable seafood? Piglia La Puglia is the place to be, serving up mouthwatering seafood specialties. If you're a fan of Apulian cuisine, Officine Degli Apuli is a must-visit, offering a delightful selection of regional dishes. For a cozy and intimate dining experience, Osteria L'Infedele is the perfect choice, serving up traditional Italian fare with a modern twist. With so many incredible dining options in the vicinity, Starhotels Excelsior guarantees a gastronomic paradise for food enthusiasts.

Shop 'til you drop in Bologna

Starhotels Excelsior is located in the heart of Bologna, surrounded by a variety of shopping landmarks. Just a short walk away, you'll find StregaTe Tea Shop, where you can indulge in a wide selection of teas and unique blends. For those in search of exquisite jewelry, Simonetta Bianchini Gioielli offers a stunning collection of handcrafted pieces. If you're a food lover, Mercato di Mezzo o Quadrilatero is a must-visit destination, offering a vibrant market atmosphere where you can explore local produce and specialty foods. Albachiara Store is a haven for fashion enthusiasts, with its trendy and stylish clothing options. Book lovers will appreciate a visit to Libreria Nanni, a charming bookstore filled with a wide range of titles. For art enthusiasts, Wikiarte Galleria d'arte contemporanea showcases contemporary artworks that will captivate your imagination. And if you're in the mood for some retail therapy, Gilberto 1905 is a boutique that offers a curated selection of high-quality clothing and accessories. Bruno Stefanini and Gioielleria Righi are also nearby, offering exquisite jewelry and unique pieces that will add a touch of elegance to your wardrobe. With these shopping landmarks just steps away from the hotel, Starhotels Excelsior is the perfect base for a memorable shopping experience in Bologna.

Affordable Luxury: Experience Starhotels Excelsior at a Great Price

When it comes to finding the perfect balance between luxury and affordability, Starhotels Excelsior in Bologna, Italy, is a shining star. With an average price of $205 per room, this hotel offers exceptional value for money. In comparison to the average price of a hotel room in Bologna, which stands at $171, Starhotels Excelsior provides a premium experience without breaking the bank. Nestled in the heart of Bologna, Starhotels Excelsior offers a wide range of amenities and services that cater to both business and leisure travelers. From elegantly designed rooms to top-notch facilities, every aspect of your stay at Starhotels Excelsior is designed to exceed your expectations. Whether you're visiting Bologna for business or pleasure, this hotel ensures that you'll have a comfortable and memorable experience, all at a price that won't stretch your budget.

Exceptional Staff, Great Location, and Amazing Amenities

Starhotels Excelsior in Bologna, Italy, is a true gem that offers exceptional service and a warm, friendly atmosphere. The staff at this hotel are known for their friendliness and helpfulness, always going above and beyond to ensure guests have a memorable stay. The prime location of the hotel is another highlight, making it convenient for guests to explore the vibrant city of Bologna. Additionally, the hotel offers a delicious breakfast spread that receives rave reviews from guests, setting the perfect start to a day of exploration. The hotel rooms are not only spacious and beautiful but also provide a serene environment, ensuring a peaceful night's sleep. The excellent concierge service, as well as the bar and restaurant, further enhance the overall experience at Starhotels Excelsior. With its exceptional staff, great location, and amazing amenities, this hotel is a top choice for travelers visiting Bologna.

A Memorable Stay at Starhotels Excelsior

Starhotels Excelsior in Bologna, Italy, is a hotel that consistently receives positive customer ratings. With an overall rating of 8.6, it is clear that guests have had a memorable experience during their stay. The hotel excels in various aspects, including its value for money and excellent facilities, both of which have been rated at 8.2. One of the standout features of Starhotels Excelsior is its impeccable cleanliness, with a rating of 8.9. Guests can expect their rooms to be spotless and well-maintained, providing a comfortable and hygienic environment. The hotel's commitment to cleanliness ensures that guests can relax and enjoy their stay without any worries. The hotel's location is another aspect that has received high praise from guests, with a rating of 9.2. Situated in the heart of Bologna, it offers convenient access to the city's main attractions and vibrant cultural scene. Whether guests are exploring the historic city center or attending business meetings, the hotel's prime location ensures that they can make the most of their time in Bologna. The comfort of the rooms at Starhotels Excelsior has also been highly rated, with a score of 8.5. Guests can expect well-appointed rooms with modern amenities, ensuring a restful and enjoyable stay. The attentive and friendly staff at the hotel further enhance the comfort of guests, with a rating of 8.5 for staff performance. From the moment of arrival to departure, the staff at Starhotels Excelsior go above and beyond to ensure that guests have a pleasant and memorable experience. Overall, Starhotels Excelsior in Bologna, Italy, is a hotel that consistently receives positive customer ratings. With its excellent value, top-notch facilities, impeccable cleanliness, prime location, comfortable rooms, and friendly staff, it is no wonder that guests have had such memorable stays at this exceptional hotel.

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Languages spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Cat-friendly
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pet-friendly [charges apply]
  • Pets allowed
  • Pets allowed for free
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Valet parking
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Air purifier
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site
  • Cuisine: International, Italian
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte


Viale Pietramellara 51, Bologna City Center, Bologna, Italy, 40121


  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ)
    4.8 km
  • Florence Airport (FLR)
    79.0 km
Public transportation
  • Bologna-Centrale Train Station
    30 m
  • Bologna AV
    220 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Stazione
    70 m
Convenience store
  • Coop
    960 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    20 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Museo per la Memoria di Ustica
    1.1 km
  • Le due Torri Asinelli e Garisenda
    1.2 km
  • Piazza Maggiore
    1.2 km
  • Basilica di San Petronio
    1.3 km
  • Quadrilatero
    1.3 km
  • Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
    1.3 km
  • Archiginnasio di Bologna
    1.4 km
  • Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
    1.5 km
  • Teatro Anatomico
    1.5 km
  • Santuario di Madonna di San Luca
    4.6 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Bologna-Centrale Train Station
    30 m
  • Giardino Giorgio Amendola
    60 m
  • Stazione
    70 m
  • Stazione di Bologna Centrale
    80 m
  • Porta Galliera
    170 m
  • Kiss & Ride
    210 m
  • Bologna AV
    220 m
  • Garage Autostazione
    240 m
  • Dynamo - la Velostazione di Bologna
    250 m
  • Cinema Capitol
    260 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-15 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 16 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
  • Due to local regulation, all guests are committed to the city tax surcharge (EUR 0.5 to EUR 5) which is not included in the property reservation cost and will be collected by the property upon check-in.
  • Parking is available at an additional charge of between EUR 20 and EUR 35 per night. The rate depends on the size of the vehicle.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)14 EUR
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee8 EUR
The property
  • Number of rooms 193
  • Room voltage220
  • Daily parking fee20 EUR

Property announcements

To ensure your safety the hotel’s fitness center (gym), wellness and pool facilities, where available, are temporarily inaccessible.

Reviews of Starhotels Excelsior from real guests

Room comfort and quality8.5
Value for money8.2
High score for Bologna
9+ Exceptional (144)
8-9 Excellent (77)
7-8 Very Good (66)
6-7 Good (23)
<6 Below Expectation (16)
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Man from Hong Kong SAR, China
Superior Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2023

Great hotel and Great staff ”

Highly recommend this hotel! The location is excellent, opposite the Central Train Station, within 3 mins walking, very convenient! The staff are very helpful and provide a lot of useful information when checking-in. The hotel and my room are also very nice and clean. I ordered room service for a Bologna pizza, which was very cheap and delicious! I liked the most and was satisfied with this hotel during this Italy trip.

Reviewed February 18, 2023

Dear Guest, I was so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at Starhotels Excelsior. It is great to read that you appreciated our central location and that the attention to detail from the team did not go unnoticed. Thank you for taking the time to write such kind words, which I look forward to sharing with the team, we hope to welcome you again soon. Kindest regards, Eleonora Ortenzi – Room Division Manager

Responded March 03, 2023
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Julianne from Canada
Superior Double Bed
Stayed 3 nights in August 2022

Excellent location, great room, wonderful staff!”

I chose this hotel due to its proximity to the main station (literally across the street - it was the best!) and didn't expect much, but I was pleasantly surprised. The room was large, comfortable, quiet, the AC worked, the staff was absolutely WONDERFUL and so eager to help, and it was about a 15 minute walk away from all the action. I couldn't have asked for a better hotel. We spent about 2 weeks in Italy and we agreed that Starhotels Excelsior in Bologna was the best place we stayed!

Reviewed September 06, 2022

Dear Mrs. Julianne, Wow, what a fantastic review! I am so pleased to hear that you appreciated the calibre of service delivered by my team, the comfort of our beds and the size of our room. And it is great to read that you appreciated our central location. Thank you very much for sharing the positive impressions you had during your stay. Your comments make us feel so proud and help us to do all our best to enhance the quality of our service and our product. We hope you will visit us again in the future! Kindest regards, Eleonora Ortenzi – Room Division Manager

Responded September 08, 2022
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Gayle from United States
Business traveler
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

Great Hotel!”

I have been to Bologna on business several times and the Starhotel Excelsior was by far the best hotel I have stayed thus far. The rooms are clean and lovely, the staff is wonderful and the location is walking distance to all of the shops and restaurants and across the street from the train station. Superb stay!

Reviewed March 19, 2017
David from United States
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

Great stay. Staff helpful and excellent location.”

Location across from train station and easy access into the old city.

Stayed for two nights at this hotel in Bologna. It is located directly across from Bologna Centrale Train Station so if you are coming by train to Bologna from different parts of Italy it is an ideal location. It is also within 15 or so minutes walking of many of the sites within the old city. Besides location, the hotel staff was also a plus. We had a few questions and found the staff very friendly and helpful. The rooms and hotel in general are clean and well-kept with a slightly modern feel, particularly compared to many hotels I've stayed in Italy. Would stay here without hesitation if travels take me to Bologna again.

Reviewed May 26, 2012
Kumara from Malaysia
Superior Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Convenient location, excellent breakfast”

The hotel is superbly located literally opposite the Bologna Centrale train station, and is a 5 minute walk to the airport shuttle stop, which takes you to the Bologna International Airport. The shuttle costs 6 Euros per person one way, and the ride takes about 20 mins, as the airport is located 6 kms from the train station. The room was clean, comfortable bed, with excellent selection of various types of pillows according to your needs. The breakfast was impressive with a wide variety of food - bacon, scrambled eggs, sausages, hard boiled eggs, cereals, cakes, cheese, mortadella, fruits, croissants, yogurt, fresh milk and fruit juices. An excellent choice for families, couples and business travellers. The staff at the front counter are very polite and helpful and speak impeccable English Language.

Reviewed August 21, 2016
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