Grand Hotel Elite - Bologna

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 9 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 offers comfortable rooms in proximity to MAMbo, Porta Lame and Bologna Fair. Renovated in 2006, the hotel combines medieval architecture with ultimate comfort.

Guests will enjoy the great location in the historical center of Bologna. Grand Hotel Elite lies within a 30-minute walk from the center of Bologna.

The hotel is set next to a gallery, a cathedral and a tower.

Guglielmo Marconi airport can be reached in 5 minutes by car from Grand Hotel Elite.

Rooms

The property offers 106 guestrooms appointed with soundproof windows, complimentary wireless internet, a pantry, a private safe and individual climate control. They also feature en suite bathrooms fitted with a shower cap, a bathtub and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the dining area. The property offers a gourmet restaurant serving local cuisine. Offering various dining options, Cordon Bleu and Pizzeria La Rosa are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

Wake up service, 24-hour front desk and newspaper service as well as a lift, currency exchange and a cloakroom are available for guests' use.

Relax

On-site amenities for fitness include a fitness centre and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at EUR 9 per day.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Pets allowed
  • 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
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • 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/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • 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, Italy, 40131

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City Center
  • Bologna
    2.3 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Bologna Central Station
    1.9 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Cordon Bleu (cuisine: Italian)
    30 m
  • Pizzeria La Rosa
    100 m
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

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Rooms and availability

Grand Hotel Elite photos Room
Standard Room
  • Room size:

    24 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bidet
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • VCR player
  • Socket near the bed
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard Not Refundable (Wi - Fi Free). BED & BREAKFAST

Standard Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Television
  • VCR player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Grand Hotel Elite photos Exterior Hotel information
Triple Room
  • Room size:

    30 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bidet
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Triple

Grand Hotel Elite photos Room
Two-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bidet
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Grand Hotel Elite photos Exterior Hotel information
Quadruple Room
  • Room size:

    30 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bidet
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Room (Wi - Fi Free)-QUAD

Family Room
  • Room size:

    50 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Room Description:

Standard|Family Room

Grand Hotel Elite photos Room
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bidet
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Grand Hotel Elite photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
  • Room size:

    40 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bidet
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Double Room

Comfort Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Room Description:

Standard|Comfort Double or Twin Room

Comfort Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Room Description:

Standard|Triple room - Comfort

Comfort Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|Quadruple room - Comfort

Business Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Room Description:

Standard|Business Double or Twin Room

Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room

Grand Hotel Elite Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center2.2 km
  • Via Zamboni2.4 km

Places of interest

  • Mercatino Delle Erbe1.6 km
  • Fountain of Neptune1.9 km
  • Basilika San Petronio1.9 km
  • Fontana del Nettun2.0 km
  • Türme von Bologna2.2 km
  • Asinelli Tower2.2 km

Train stations

  • Bologna Central Station1.8 km
  • Bologna Central Station1.8 km

Shopping areas

  • Via Indipendenza1.8 km
  • Mercato Di Mezzo2.2 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Porta San Felice500 m
  • Cemetery La Certosa1.1 km
  • Piazza del Nettuno1.9 km
  • San Petronio2.0 km
  • Church San Giacomo Maggiore2.0 km
  • Piazza Maggiore2.0 km
  • Basilica of San Petronio2.0 km
  • Bologna Towers2.2 km
  • Le due Torri Asinelli e Garisenda2.2 km
  • Church San Domenico2.3 km

Historical sites

  • Via dell'Indipendenza2.1 km

Stadiums

  • Land Rover Arena900 m
  • Stadio Renato Dall'Ara1.3 km

Museums

  • Mambo1.2 km

Parks

  • Parco La Montagnola2.0 km

Universities, Institutes

  • University Quarter2.5 km

Theaters

  • Teatro comunale di Bologna2.4 km

Galleries

  • Palazzo Comunale1.9 km

Local attractions

  • Santuario di Madonna di San Luca1.7 km
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  • Museo della Rocca di Dozza1.8 km
    Piazzale della Rocca, 6, Dozza
  • Medieval Museum1.9 km
    Via Manzoni 4, Bologna
  • San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection1.7 km
    via Parigi 5, Bologna
  • Bologna Central Station1.9 km
    Piazza Medaglie d'Oro, Bologna

Near the hotel

  • Thousand Voices and Thousand Sounds Museum170 m
    Via Col di Lana, 7/N, Bologna
  • Parco Regionale dell'Abbazia di Monteveglio970 m
    Via San Rocco, 2, Monteveglio
  • Basilica San Francesco1.4 km
    Via Ugo Bassi, Bologna
  • Museum of the History of Bologna890 m
    Via Castiglione 8, Bologna
  • MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna1.4 km
    Via Don Minzoni 14, Bologna
  • Galleria d'Arte Moderna Raccolta Lercaro1.4 km
    Via Riva Reno, 57, Bologna

Restaurants nearby

  • Cordon Bleu30 m

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

    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: GBP 19 - GBP 37

  • Harvest Pub200 m

    Address: via Montello,4

    75% likes this, based on 17 reviews

  • Mitsuko310 m

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

    52% likes this, based on 104 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: GBP 11 - GBP 28

  • Pizzeria La Rosa100 m

    Address: via A. Saffi 81C

    62% likes this, based on 33 reviews

  • Trattoria Autotreno300 m

    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 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
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Hotel Address:

Via Aurelio Saffi 36, Bologna, Italy, 40131

Get directions
City Center
  • Bologna
    2.3 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Bologna Central Station
    1.9 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Cordon Bleu (cuisine: Italian)
    30 m
  • Pizzeria La Rosa
    100 m
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