Grand Elite Hotel - Bologna

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

 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

Massage

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Overview

Centrally set in Bologna, the Grand Hotel Elite is close to the local attractions, shops, upscale restaurants and historical points of interest.

This four-star property presents a fusion of timeless charm, elegant furnishing and the latest technology. Notable among standard amenities are wireless high speed internet access and private parking on site.

There are 106 air-conditioned and soundproof accommodations equipped with satellite television and en suite bathroom facilities.

The hotel houses a restaurant serving a variety of local dishes, accompanied by a rich wine lists.

The hotel’s meeting facilities can accommodate small groups and provide modern audio-visual equipment.

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

Rooms

The hotel provides non-smoking rooms. Accommodations and facilities for guests with disabilities are provided.

Economy Rooms are fitted with all standard comforts.

Superior Rooms feature a sitting area and a bedroom.

Executive Rooms include a working desk with wireless and wired internet access.

Junior Suites offer a separate living room, bathrobes and slippers.

Suite Ambassador features a living room and a dining area, and a bathroom with jetted bathtub.

Suite Apartments are more spacious, comprising a living room and upgraded amenities.

Baby cots are provided upon request.

All children under two years stay free of charge when using existing beds or in baby cots.

Dining options

Breakfast buffet is served every morning (surcharge).

The Cordon Bleu restaurant boasts an impressive menu based on the best specialties of the Bolognese tradition.

The American Bar is a perfect ambiance for sitting back and unwinding with a drink.

In-room dining service is provided upon request.

The hotel Grand Elite serves a buffet breakfast for free. 

Services

The property offers two meeting rooms, the Sala Petroniana and the Sala Felsinea, offering customizable layouts and fittings and equipped with a fiber optic internet connection and the most modern conference equipment.

Leisure

The American Bar is a timeless, unique place with an unforgettable charm, making it an ideal place for a drink, a date or an evening of relaxation.

Additional features

The hotel also features 24-hour reception, banquet facilities, lounge, conference room and offers bicycle rental, currency exchange, disabled access, in room movies, laundry service, luggage storage and wake-up service.

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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

Guest Parking

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

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
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Massage
  • 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
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchenette

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • CD player
  • 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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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

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City Center
  • Bologna
    2.3 km
Airports
  • Guglielmo Marconi (BLQ)
    4.6 km
  • Peretola (FLR)
    77.5 km
Train Stations
  • Bologna Central Station
    1.9 km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • 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

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Rooms and availability

The hotel provides non-smoking rooms. Accommodations and facilities for guests with disabilities are provided.

Economy Rooms are fitted with all standard comforts.

Superior Rooms feature a sitting area and a bedroom.

Executive Rooms include a working desk with wireless and wired internet access.

Junior Suites offer a separate living room, bathrobes and slippers.

Suite Ambassador features a living room and a dining area, and a bathroom with jetted bathtub.

Suite Apartments are more spacious, comprising a living room and upgraded amenities.

Baby cots are provided upon request.

All children under two years stay free of charge when using existing beds or in baby cots.

Grand Elite Economy Single Room
Economy Single Room
Bed type: 1 Single bed
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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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.

Room facilities
    Grand Elite Economy Double Room Economy Single RoomGrand Elite Economy Double Room Economy Single Room
    Economy Double Room
    Bed type: 1 Single bed
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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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.

    Room facilities
      Grand Elite Executive Double Room Economy Double Room
      Executive Double Room
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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.

      Grand Elite Double Superior Single Use Executive Double Room
      Double Superior Single Use
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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.

      Grand Elite Junior Suite Executive Double Room
      Junior Suite
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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.

      Grand Elite Economy Triple Room Economy Single Room
      Economy Triple Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
      Size: 30 m²
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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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.

      Room facilities
        Grand Elite Economy Quadruple Room Economy Triple Room
        Economy Quadruple Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
        Size: 30 m²
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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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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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Grand Elite Hotel - Bologna Bologna location
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          Hotel Address:

          Via Aurelio Saffi 36 Bologna 40131, Bologna, Italy, 40131

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Bologna
            2.3 km
          Airports
          • Guglielmo Marconi (BLQ)
            4.6 km
          • Peretola (FLR)
            77.5 km
          Train Stations
          • Bologna Central Station
            1.9 km
          • Train Stations
            100 m
          • 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 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

          What's nearby.

          Guests can easily reach the historic center of Bologna, where they can find the leaning Garisenda and the Asinelli, the highest stone building of medieval times, just 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel, as well as the Cathedral of San Pietro, the Palazzo del Podesta’ and the Palazzo dei Notai, the Fountain of Neptune, the Palazzo Re Enzo and the Municipal Archeological Museum.

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 2.2 km

          Places of interest

          • Cemetery La Certosa - 1.1 km
          • Mercatino Delle Erbe - 1.7 km
          • Piazza del Nettuno - 1.9 km
          • Basilika San Petronio - 1.9 km
          • Fontana del Nettun - 2.0 km
          • Piazza Maggiore - 2.0 km
          • Türme von Bologna - 2.2 km
          • Asinelli Tower - 2.2 km
          • Arkaden von Bolgona - 2.7 km
          • basilica di san stefano - 2.8 km

          Train stations

          • Bologna Central Station - 1.8 km

          Convention centers

          • Fiera di Bologna - 3.6 km
          • Bologna Exhibition Centre - 3.7 km

          Shopping areas

          • Centro Commerciale Navile - 3.3 km

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • Porta San Felice - 500 m
          • San Petronio - 2.0 km
          • Church San Giacomo Maggiore - 2.0 km
          • Le due Torri Asinelli e Garisenda - 2.2 km
          • Church San Domenico - 2.3 km

          Historical sites

          • Via dell'Indipendenza - 2.1 km

          Stadiums

          • Land Rover Arena - 900 m
          • Stadio Renato Dall'Ara - 1.3 km

          Museums

          • Mambo - 1.2 km
          • Pinacoteca Nazionale - 2.6 km

          Parks

          • Parco La Montagnola - 2.0 km
          • Giardini Margherita - 3.4 km

          Universities, Institutes

          • University Quarter - 2.5 km

          Theaters

          • Teatro comunale di Bologna - 2.4 km

          Local attractions

          • Santuario di Madonna di San Luca - 1.7 km
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          • Museo della Rocca di Dozza - 1.8 km
            Piazzale della Rocca, 6, Dozza
          • Medieval Museum - 1.9 km
            Via Manzoni 4, Bologna
          • San Colombano - Tagliavini Collection - 1.7 km
            via Parigi 5, Bologna
          • Bologna Central Station - 1.9 km
            Piazza Medaglie d'Oro, Bologna

          Near the hotel

          • Thousand Voices and Thousand Sounds Museum - 170 m
            Via Col di Lana, 7/N, Bologna
          • Parco Regionale dell'Abbazia di Monteveglio - 970 m
            Via San Rocco, 2, Monteveglio
          • Basilica San Francesco - 1.4 km
            Via Ugo Bassi, Bologna
          • Museum of the History of Bologna - 880 m
            Via Castiglione 8, Bologna
          • MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna - 1.4 km
            Via Don Minzoni 14, Bologna
          • Galleria d'Arte Moderna Raccolta Lercaro - 1.4 km
            Via Riva Reno, 57, Bologna

          Restaurants nearby

          • Cordon Bleu - 30 m

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

            Cuisine: Italian
            Price Range: CAD 35 - CAD 67

          • Harvest Pub - 200 m

            Address: via Montello,4

            75% likes this, based on 17 reviews

          • Mitsuko - 320 m

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

            52% likes this, based on 104 reviews
            Cuisine: Japanese
            Price Range: CAD 19 - CAD 51

          • Pizzeria La Rosa - 100 m

            Address: via A. Saffi 81C

            62% likes this, based on 33 reviews

          • Trattoria Autotreno - 300 m

            Address: Via della Secchia, 3
            Phone: 051 558007

            64% likes this, based on 76 reviews

          Getting there.

          Guglielmo Marconi Airport

          • By car: At roundabout, take 2nd exit. At roundabout, take 3rd exit onto Svincolo Aeroporto. Merge onto Tangenziale Casalecchio-San Lazzaro. At exit two, take ramp right toward Bologna Centro / Borgo Panigale. At roundabout, take third exit onto Viale Palmiro Togliatti. At roundabout, take 2nd exit. At roundabout, take second exit onto Viale Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Road name changes to Via Tolmino. Turn left onto Giardino Garibaldini di Spagna / Via del Timavo. Turn right onto Via Gorizia. Turn left onto Via Podgora. Turn left onto Via Aurelio Saffi. Arrive at near 89 Via Aurelio Saffi, 40133 Bologna BO on the right.

          Getting around.

          The nearest public bus stop is located just 100m in front of the Grand Hotel Elite. In addition, it will take you about five minutes to reach the venue from Bologna Central Station and the Guglielmo Marconi airport. Guests are offered the covered and guarded garage connected to the hall via a convenient lift.

          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

          Individual 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 Hotel - Bologna Bologna location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          Via Aurelio Saffi 36 Bologna 40131, Bologna, Italy, 40131

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Bologna
            2.3 km
          Airports
          • Guglielmo Marconi (BLQ)
            4.6 km
          • Peretola (FLR)
            77.5 km
          Train Stations
          • Bologna Central Station
            1.9 km
          • Train Stations
            100 m
          • 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 Elite

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

          Use Badge