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I Portici Hotel
Ranked #23 of 103 Hotels in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
London
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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“Great city, great hotel”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We arrived early in Bologna and the hotel was happy to check us before the 2pm checkin time which was great as we could catch up on some zzz's having taken the train from Paris the previous evening. The room we had was spacious with a very comfortable bed and a good sized shower room. Breakfast was served in the former theatre which also houses the restaurant. There was plenty of choice breakfast and the Italian cakes were very tasty. The interior of the hotel may be rather too minimalist and sterile for some but I thought it was a very relaxing place given that it is on one of the main shopping streets in Bologna. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the lady on reception was very passionate about Bologna and pointed out all the must see sights and gelaterias. The hotel is about 5 mins to the train station and a bit further in the opposite direction to get to the centre of town, but certainly within walking distance. I would stay there again if needing a hotel in Bologna.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Great location, good comfortable rooms but I guess hotel staff in this hotel makes the difference!
Guys working here are very friendly, welcoming and helpful....it has to be mentioned as usually in Italy the service in hotels is not so good...

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Clean lines and genuinely friendly yet professional and polite service here. The room was beautiful with hight ceilings and lovely decor. We had an exercise bike in it too looking gout the window - great! The modern and the traditional blend well here. Secure car park below was added bonus as we were travelling by car through Europe and secure parking was a must. Would return in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Trondheim, Norway
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45 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Hotel was ok, even though I would expect more from reviews and location. The restaurant in the hotel had very good reviews and ratings and it was disappointing to see that it did not fulfill my expectations. The food was good by all means, but you would except more from such a restaurant.

Room was ok, clean and no worries although a bit small. Breakfast simple but good. Location is central but some walking has to be counted for.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Skreia, Norway
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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Nice hotel But charge me for one night I dont stay there because of roles they dont understand themself. Last time at that hotel ! Not treated well and the people at the reseption was not interested in a solution. Bed experiense

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Caledon, Canada
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

This was my second time at the hotel and I was not disappointed. My room was just beautiful and with a wonderful view of the city. The hotel backs on to the park and has a great terrace which I totally enjoyed with my complimentary wine. The location is excellent with a 5 mins walk to both the main bus and train station and a 10mins walk to centro. I really enjoyed my stay both times. I would say the only downside is that it does not have a fitness facility however with the park next door, it is ideal for joggers.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014

The hotel has an excellent location and a very good service. The down side is that the rooms are very small and basic. Yes, you get slippers in the rooms, but it is not enough to qualify to be a luxury hotel. The restaurant, Bars and surrundings are really nice. Would return, but with completely different expectations.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Property: I Portici Hotel
Address: Via Dell'Indipendenza 69, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Bologna
#14 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#15 Business Hotel in Bologna
#18 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — I Portici Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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