"We were drawn to this hotel for the retro (late 60s?) incredible interiors. We were not disappointed, and the wooden veneer, fitted wardrobes, side ta ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Grand Hotel Elite you'll be 1.7 km (1.1 mi) from Stadio Renato Dall'Ara and 2 km (1.3 mi) from Fountain of Neptune. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

Flat-screen TVs with digital channels are featured in all 106 rooms, and you can enjoy free bottled water, hairdryers, and phones. Minibars provide refreshments, and room service makes dining in an option.

The restaurant, Cordon Bleu, is open for breakfast and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness centre, and a free manager's reception. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10 AM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this 4-star Bologna City Centre hotel include Piazza Maggiore and Palazzo Comunale.

Business Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
€53 per night

Comfort Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Single Room, Balcony

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Comfort Triple Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Comfort Quadruple Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Family Room (Six people)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Grand Hotel Elite ratings based on 11 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Disappointing hotel

Pros: Location
Cons: Rooms need to be refreshed and equipped much better.
Location: Well located for the airport and city centre. Lots of local restaurants and supermarkets.
The hotel was well located for the airport and walking into the city centre. However, the room was stuck in a 1970's time warp and had no equipment to use in the kitchen, such as cups.... the staff were quite slow on the up take, for example, we asked to book a taxi one evening and when we went to the entrance, there was nothing there. We went back to the hotel reception and she looked sheepish and said a car would be available in 6 minutes. The following evening, we called reception with the same request and we were told that you could only book a taxi by going to reception when you were ready to depart. The cleaners didn't leave any toilet roll when they cleaned our room so we had to call to ask for this. Overall, quite disappointing.

Posted by on 28 Nov 2017

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4 out of 5

Good following room upgrade

Pros: Serious retro vibe, good location. Via Saffi is an interesting neighbourhood. Look out for the transvestite scene which seems to be thriving here.
Cons: Make sure you get a decent sized room. This hotel has a certain charm, and you need to enter the spirit of it. Don't forget your flares.
Location: Cheap supermarket nearby. Bus tickets can be purchased from Carlino's news agent and he's very friendly. Fresh fruit and veg from nearby Shop.
We were drawn to this hotel for the retro (late 60s?) incredible interiors. We were not disappointed, and the wooden veneer, fitted wardrobes, side tables and light fittings did not disappoint. Returning to our room after a wonderful evening, however, we were stunned to find the room stinking of cigarette smoke. we had left the air conditioning on and it seemed to be emanating from the ancient air con unit. Reception were very helpful and immediately showed us an upgraded room on first floor (rather than 6th). This had even better features; cream leather sofa, a bar area complete with gold and cream leather bar stools, with large fridge and was a much better size. After 4 days I'm not sure how we'd have managed the smaller room. In all a great location with pleasant walk through porticos to centre, or bus stop a few mins walk. Very pleasant staff. If you have a good sized room and like the vintage vibe you will enjoy role playing Bond movie scenes in this amazing hotel.

Posted by , from uk on 19 Aug 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Sep 2017 by d.o. Alessandro Leone

Dear Guest, thank you for dedicating time to evaluating our services. Your satisfaction is our best reward for the work we do. Thank you very much Grand Hotel Elite do. Alessandro Leone

4 out of 5

Not so Elite in August

The Cafe and bar were closed during Aug as was tge laundry! Though this practice is not uncommon and occured in other hotels as many service industries take vacations. The hotel breakfast is ok, but too reliant upon pastries. Rooms and service good, cleaning excellent. 10 euros for ten hours wi-fi, available in room and can be logged in and out, was cheaper than other hotels. It's a good twenty minute walk into town or a 10 -14 euro, taxi ride. But all done very goog value!

Posted by on 14 Aug 2013

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4 out of 5

pleasure visit

Only slept at hotel, out & about with friends. Staff I met were very hepful.

Posted by on 10 Apr 2013

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4 out of 5

Quick flight connection overnight

A quick overnight stay for a flight connection. V helpful and friendly staff, clean and comfortable room and hotel. Handy to the airport and nice places to eat nearby

Posted by on 1 Nov 2012

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4 out of 5
Hyvä, siisti hotelli. Bussi lentokentälle vieressä, muuten hieman syrjässä keskustasta. Hotellin oma ravintola hyvä. Sänky mukava.

Posted by on 17 Sep 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Sep 2017 by d.o. Alessandro Leone

Arvoisa Vieras, kiitos kun aikaa arvioida palveluitamme. Omasta puolestani ja koko henkilökunta Grand Hotel Elite, lämmin tervehdys Bologna. sydämellisesti tervehdys.

3 out of 5

retrohenkinen huone

Hotelli siisti ja toimiva. Hotellissa kiva, tilava kylpyhuone ja runsaasti muuta tilaa kuten vaatehuone ja kylpyhuoneen etuhuone johon pystyi jättemän matkalaukut ym. Hyvä pohjapiirros. Joka päivä vaihdettu lakanat ja ihant paksut pyyhkeet kylppärissä. Ihmettelin miksi huoneessa ei ole kunnon ikkunaa, vähän pimeätä. Ja miksi ei ollut tallelokeroa? Aamiainen oli hyvä, tyyppillinen italo versio, toivoisin vähän kyllä jotain salaattiakin tai ihan kurkkua , tomaattia. Kahvi oli hyvää!

Posted by on 17 Sep 2014

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3 out of 5

Hyvä, mutta voisi olla parempi

Aamiainen ei kuulunut hintaan, mutta 10 euroa siitä, mitä oli tarjolla oli kyllä liikaa. Wi-fi ei toiminut muuta kuin vastaanotossa, se olikin iltaisin (ja muulloinkin) täynnä väkeä rälpäämässä kännyköitään - eikö olisi helpompaa kaikille jos se oikeasti toimisi myös huoneissa? Sijainti aavistuksen syrjässä, mutta kun tykkään kävellä enkä ole netin orja, oli ihan hyvä reissu!

Posted by on 15 Aug 2014

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3 out of 5

Ollaan tyytyväisiä

Huone siisti. Lakanat ja pyyhkeet vaihdettiin joka päivä. Sijainti vähän syrjäinen, mutta bussiliikenne keskustaan tiuha. Aamiaista emme hotellissa syöneet, oli meille turhan arvokas (12 e/henk.). Henkilökunta erittäin ystävällistä ja palvelualtista.

Posted by on 24 Jun 2013

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4 out of 5

Bon hotel

Hotel situé à 20mn à pied du centre historique. 2lignes de bus à proximité de l hôtel desservent également le centre ville. Chambre spacieuse coté cour interieure, beaucoup plus calme que celles donnant sur la via Saffi; kitchenette avec possibilité de faire thé ou café; Salle de bain également spacieuse avec wc séparé. Bonne propreté de la chambre. Seuls petits bemols: la déco un peu vieillotte...et l accès wi-fi payant.. Personnel agréable Bon rapport qualité-prix

Posted by on 14 Oct 2012

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There are 2 meeting rooms available. A fitness centre, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at Grand Hotel Elite. A round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Bologna hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 106 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Built in 1970
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Computer for guest use
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Bologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi) (5.1 km / 3.2 mi)
  • Train station: Bologna Central Station (3.3 km / 2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking and RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Grand Hotel Elite offers 106 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and complimentary bottles of water. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a bath and shower, a bidet, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Bologna's hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Cordon Bleu – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 2 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: EUR 10.00 per pet, per day
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.5 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR9.00 for adults and EUR9.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR25 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Self-parking fee: EUR12.00 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR10.00 per pet, per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Grand Hotel Elite Bologna
  • Grand Hotel Elite
  • Grand Elite Bologna
  • Grand Elite
  • Grand Hotel Bologna

You should know

  • All guests (including children) need to be present at check-in to show their government-issued photo ID or passport.
  • Onsite cash transactions can't exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For more details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.
  • One child 2 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • To adhere to national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours during certain times of the year.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.