I Portici Hotel

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Overview of I Portici Hotel

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I Portici Hotel

4.5 star property
Luxury hotel in Historic Center with 2 restaurants and bar/lounge

8.6/10 Fabulous

986 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
Via Indipendenza, 69, Bologna, BO, 40121
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Historic Center
  • Land Rover Arena - 2 min drive
  • University of Bologna - 3 min drive
  • Piazza Maggiore - 12 min drive
  • BolognaFiere - 3 min drive
  • Sant'Orsola Malpighi Hospital - 12 min drive
  • Ducati Museum - 8 min drive
  • Unipol Arena - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Bologna Airport (BLQ) - 19 min drive
  • Bologna Fiere Station - 4 min drive
  • Bologna (IBT-Bologna Central Rail Station) - 6 min walk
  • Bologna Central Station - 6 min walk

About this property

I Portici Hotel

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at I Portici Hotel. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out I Portici, one of 2 restaurants, which serves Italian cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. This luxurious hotel also features a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace. The central location and local sightseeing get great marks from fellow travelers.


Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 100 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (EUR 25.00 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Children's menu

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center (2153 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Local maps

Special features


I Portici - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. 1-star Michelin rating. Reservations are required.
La Terrazza - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tourist tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. The tax is 6% of the room price, excluding VAT and additional services, but will not exceed a maximum equivalent amount of EUR 5 per person, per night. 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 5.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 16 per person (approximately)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Children & extra beds

  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 30 per pet, per night


  • Self parking costs EUR 25.00 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

I Portici
I Portici Bologna
I Portici Hotel
I Portici Hotel Bologna
I Portici Hotel Hotel
I Portici Hotel Bologna
I Portici Hotel Hotel Bologna

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Overall disappointing - not good for remote work
Our stay at the hotel was overall average to disappointing. I booked this for me and my wife to stay in Bologna as a stop over for further travels around Italy. The hotel lobby was clean and the staff were friendly, that’s roughly where the positives end. The lift up to the hotel was like a furnace (although it was very hot at the time in the country). The room itself was ok but the bathroom was below standard for what is described as a “luxury” hotel. We booked this hotel as it was described on hotels.com as having a business centre and co-working space. When we enquired about these facilities, we were told it cost €150 per day, this wasn’t clear to us at the time of booking, if it was I wouldn’t have booked. The room we were in was too small for two people to work and the lobby area is not set up to be able to use your laptop to do any meaningful work. When coming to check out, I picked my hat up off the floor of our room (see pic) it was covered in dust. Additionally, our nights sleep wasn’t great due to the air conditioning unit. The AC kept switching on and off which meant the room got incredibly hot during the night and we kept waking up. Location wise it is ok to get into the centre of Bologna with paid parking available if you drive. A note on this there is an extra €6 charge for them to take your car to and from the garage which is not included in the €25 daily charge. I would definitely not stay in this hotel again and would look for an alternative
Michael, 2-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

a big disappointment, could be so much better.
We had booked a Deluxe Double Room. As a beneficiary of the Hotels.com VIP programme, we were supposed to be upgraded if there was availability. instead we were put into a lesser, smaller room than shown in the pictures that we based our booking on. this was significantly smaller and of lesser quality, it ressembled a hospital bedroom from the 50s. we complained and were told not all rooms the same and in fact we had been upgraded to the Family sized room. this was perpostrous. we persisted and eventually we were given a room exactly like what we had based our booking on. This was a good size. the couch was uncomfortable to sit on - it was more a daybed. the ensuite was dated and badly needs an upgrade as do the corridors and common areas. there was no conditioner provided but could be bought from the 'bathshop'. toiletries were in pump action dispensers bolted to the wall. there was little by way of seating in the public areas - a few couches and chairs in the reception area. the bar did not open until 6.30pm. staff were either churlish and unhelpful or very friendly and helpful. this hotel is completely lost as to what it is trying to be. however for three nights in Bologna, it was a disappointment based on the information i had making the choice to book. i feel it was poor value for money and not the type of hotel i wanted to be spending time in on holiday.
CARBON METRICS LTD, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Edward, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean and comfortable in great location
Nice hotel very centrally located. I didn't use the restaurant but it looked very nice.
Brian, 4-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Short stay
Breakfast vert good,Room Service very poor…excuse was fully booked. Reception service very impersonal. Otherwise excellent hotel.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

William, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Peaceful room in a busy city. Very helpful staff.
Gill, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very clean hotel and helpful staff. Only a short walk from both the train station and centre of Bologna.
Jessica, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

hugh, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff. From the time we checked in to the time we checked out the staff was most accommodating and easy to work with. Especially OLga at the front. She is a remarkable individual and made our stay there fantastic.
Paul, 11-night romance trip
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