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The staff was very kind. Very good location. Nice breakfast.Room was very clean. I would like to go back.
Very nice hotel, reasonable price, very comfortable place.
Got to the hotel at 3am, there was no one in the recepcion and there was no bell to ring. Had to wait about 10 minutes before someone came to open the door!
Nice hotel, good location, good service.
Rooms were nice and modern. Found hotel to be just a little bit out from the city centre. Would have liked to have stayed more central.
bed comfy. Provided a list of English stations on TV. Wifi sucks. Kept going off line. Shower is very small.
The space the rooms allowed for chill time The above floor noise could be loud at times
The breakfast offered was excellent and also the room was really kept clean. It was a bit distant from the train station but the buses are really within reach
The staff were a pleasure and we booked in very quickly. Breakfast was excellant and you could eat as much as you want. Bus service into Bologna was amazing, buses ran every minute or so, never had to wait longer than a minute. On web site. hotel looks ultra modern, it is not. Reception area is fantastic but when you get upstairs you realise it is quite old. Bathrooms have been modernised. Sink in bathroom is a farce as the stopper/plug does not close and nver will. ( it does not close according to manager or whoever came when we complained) What are men who wet shave supposed to do, use the Bidet!!!!!. Rether awkward, I would have thought. Also felt the beds were rather small. My friend is short and she felt her feet were practically hanging out the bottom of the bed. It would really have been nice if thre was somewhere to sit or a bar, but there is a minute reception area and that is it as regards any public space.
Food and service (staff).
modern architecture and design, clean and modern bathroom, great shower location was questionable at night
staff always helpful not enough sockets in the room; fitness facility was tiny, with hardwood floors
size of room of hotel and interior , the stuff is also very good
Facilities are kept in excellent conditions. Extremely helpful staff. They even helped me fix a problem with my camera.
Location, staff Breakfast was average
included breakfast, location, staff was very helpful for taxi and wakeup and called airlines for me nothing
There was a theft in my room during the stay, someone had unauthorised access despite the electronic key cards. Although the front desk staff was supportive, It was a rather bad expereince due to the theft.
The room atmosphere
the receptionist was extremely helpful in picking out good restaurants for us. the breakfast could have been better. I find the breakfast to be below average with choices being very limited.
nice size room; free health club facilities (small but adequate) location of hotel near the train station was convenient for day trips out of Bologna; but the area was seedy, particularly at night
I stayed at this hotel with my husband for 7 nights. We originally booked a deluxe rm & on arrival the hotel upgraded us to an executive suite which we appreciated. It was lovely & very comfortable. The location is excellent, straight across from the train station. Noise was not an issue. Hotel well insultated from outside noise. The downside was breakfast could have been more varied. Various items ran low eg croissants/bread, there was a slowness to refill these items. Basically,iit wasn't topped up. The threadmill in the gym was not working & was not repaired even though we inquired. Hotel very expensive, 2 drinks cost €14. The hotel is way overpriced for the services provided. Would have to re-think if I would stay there again
Lobby and restaurant were lovely and updated, unfortunately that's not where you actually stay. Rooms were terribly outdated and dirty with stained carpets that goes half way up the wall... nothing like the lobby. Staff is rude. Would never stay here again.
The staff were very helpful regarding info about ZTL zones and in granting our request for a late check-out at no extra charge. Parking was free and the shopping centre within 2 mins walk was handy. Only 10mins drive into Bologna and close to motorway links for travelling around the region. Rooms were minimal, but clean and comfortable. Wired internet free (cables provided). Not the best breakfast.
the hotel is exellent, new and very nice, the breakfast table is very good , the reasturant is exellent very good food, the staff is prof, a little bit far from midtown but the bus goes every 20 min, and a taxi is about 13 euros
breakfast could offer more choices
Front desk staff were very helpful and friendly. Daily breakfast was good. Menu in hotel restaurant limited. Wifi in our bedroom did not work. Have to go to hotel lobby to get signal. Schedule of hotel shuttle to Bologna Centro should include a trip back to hotel around 5 pm.
it´s perfect if aou visit bologna trade fairs. the food ordered at the hotelrestaurant wasn´t good enough for the prices they have.
Staff were efficient and friendly, hotel was very clean and modern . Location was further from city than expected. Shuttle services were infrequent. Average taxi cost to city €15.
Good value for price (discounted rate) and nice Junior suite, large and confortable. Hotel easy to reach and close to main car connections. Free wi-fi in the room. Good restaurant, fair breakfast. Only water (free) in the minibar, lobby bar closed at late evening, hard mattress, unconfortable desk chair if you need to work on the computer. Nice jacuzzi, but no glasses if you only want a shower.
The breakfast is great
I really liked the staff at the hotel and the waiter and the young waitress at the bar and at the hotel´s restaustant were super nice and helpful. The hotel is really modern and the interiors are fabilous, really cool. ;) The hotel was so clean and the location was good ;)
The customer service received was a five-star customer service though the hotel is rated four-star.If I am allowed, I would mention names of the staff. They were all exellent, from the hotel manager to the cleaners. There was nothing I did not like. This is the honest truth. If there is one I would mention because this is not the first hotel I spent my holiday in. This hotel is recommendable and I am already recommending it to friends.
Close to station and good breakfast. Good value for late booking
We stayed in Bologna only to use it as a base for traveling via train to another smaller town. It was very convenient to the train station - just a short walk across the street/around the corner. While pleasant, the front desk staff were not very helpful. We stayed on a Sunday night, and upon returning from our day trip, we requested a recommendation for a local hotel. We were told "It's Sunday, you'll just have to walk this way (with an arrow on a map) and see if anything is open." While we understand that many restaurants are not open on Sunday, it would be useful for the front desk to be able to provide at least one recommendation and directions for those of us not familiar with the area. In particular this would have been helpful, as the menu at the restaurant offered very limited (something like four) options, and indicated that many were "made with frozen ingredients."
The staff was friendly and courteous. The rooms were immaculate, the breakfast buffet was excellent. The bed and room ammenties were great. The hotel is convient to both the train station and some major sites. No, we were very happy with our stay
Great location. Breakfast good but evening restaurant mediocer
Being a female on my own I felt very safe and restaurant was very good.
close to rail station
Excellent breakfast with many choices. Cleanliness. Convenience to train station. View over square. Internet and TV/movies should be free of extra charge
location is convenient, staff very helpful, breakfast was very good above the lobby, hallways and rooms are in need of updates - dingy and old carpets and light fixtures.
easy to go to shopping way of checkout
Location, cleanliness Wireless internet isn't free in rooms.
All ok! No
Clean, Modern, Frendly.. extras cost a lot
Modernity meets traditon in this superbly converted nineteenth-century palazzo. Attention to detail is everywhere. The quality and minimalism of the furnishings encourages restfulness and relaxation. Breakfast is superb. The staff are extremely helpful and many extra details are thought of such as complimentary mineral water, extra toiletries and a suitable daily newsaper.
The staff are helpful and friendly, the rooms are clean, and Bologna is a lovely city, but ... At peak times it is grossly over-priced.
Stylish and laconic rooms, perfect location, however value-for-money choice
The room was very spacious, clean and overall, very comfortable. The staff was extremely helpful. The location of the hotel was excellent...accessible to the train station, to shopping and restaurants. The free internet was a wonderful extra for me since I needed to stay in touch with my business on a daily basis. The breakfast was wonderful. I highly recommend I Portici Hotel. No.
one of the best hotel i've stayed at.
Beautiful, spare design, everything was very pleasant
This is a very good hotel for a stay in Bologna, business wise or pleasure. Perfect location, private parking space, luxury / designy atmosphere and good size suite. We will definitely come back and recommend this hotel.
Combiation of design features in a period hotel
Its location was very good My shower was leaking badly however the staff did offer to move me so I really have no complaints
Everything worked and no hassle
Breakfast, parking and WiFi included in the price of the room. In desperate need of renovation.
In a 4 star touristic hotel I think most of the waiters must speak at least fluent english
Closeness to airport. Courtesy shuttle to airport was only available at certain times...was of no help to me. Could not use the calling card to place a call from my room due to some technical problem in the hotel's phone line system.
Good rooftop restaurant next door Hotel tired and worn, needs renovation, complicated tv system with no instructions in English, breakfast not up to standard expected.
without fresh coffe for breakfast
Breakfast, parking and WiFi included in the price. In desperate need of renovation.
Gracious and accommodating staff in spite of the language differences. Windows that open, the fresh air was great ! Superior selection of Personal Care Products in the bathroom, very nice. Very complete and delicious breakfast included. No "real" Canadian coffee, a cultural thing !! No bus to the airport !! was a real pain.
good breakfast and location
Courteous staff, distance to the airport.
good location, not so far to themain square max10minutes, clean room, very good breakfast
cleanliness and staff location and breackfast included
the stuff was very nice, position, rooms was in old french style and were very nice, hot water, wi-fi Fill minibar with something to eat, call in rooms and ask when to clean the room and the real thing is that was very cold in a room...
Clean and comfortable hotel. Air conditioning was not sufficient in the original room but then we were given another room, which was better.
attend a Conference slow elevator
The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean and with enough space. The shower has plenty of pressure (really important after a good night out). You can print ur boarding pass and the doors are open 24 hrs a day. Well, what can u expect... the breakfast is not that special, I preferred to go outside, but that just because in Bologna u can get such great breakfast, just around the corner :) And dont forget to ask for that second big towel if you are with two persons
The clean, quiet room with balcony and the closeness of up-and downtown. At arrival the room wasnt ready yet and we had to wait for 3 hours.
Good location between the train station and the city center (walking distance to both). Outstanding value, great quality hotel for the price paid. Good breakfast included with the room. Large sized room, comfortable temperature. Room was quiet and comfortable.
Clean, functional and centrally located in a quiet area. A/C in room did not function. Staff tried to find us a new room but one was not available. They did discount the room price for the inconvenience.
The breakfast was not impressive, but I was still full from dinner the night before. Also, no one cleaned our room on Saturday, not sure why.
Location is handy to main train station, and to town centre Construction work going on nearby and room facing street so a bit noisy
The staff were very kind and helpful. The breakfast was great.
Everyone was very friendly, food was excellent,
Ease of location from airport and for our next day departure south. Staff were very helpful. Food was good. Room was quiet.
Proximity to the airport - reception staff helpful. Too many doors to get to the lift from Reception, and from the lift to the rooms. I struggled with my bags.
closeness to airport on a very busy road which was noisy
Staff are good , very friendly and helpful.
everything was good. especially the shuttle was so beneficial for us during the exhibition.
The parking is limited. The outside parking is not free. Suggest to have free parking when inside is full. And please mension to customers that the parking in front of hotel is not free.
Convience, near to Bologna Airport
Friendly and helpful staff. Very clean. Excellent location for travel.
Dinner and breakfast was good at restuarant No English channels, especcially for young kids
Friendly & helpful reception & bar/restaurant staff Food was excelllent Internet access available but no printing facility Sheets changed the night before I left and soap & glasses in bathroom thrown away after one use - that's unneccessarily wasteful.
The room was very clean and location was excellent -15 minutes by foot to the city center.
Comfy rooms, clean, excellent breakfast Distance from centre
It is very, very far from the city centre
Location easy to get to and from, staff helpful If you need everything large, this might not be the place.
Incredibly clean and confortable and so cheap when booked in advance. Very well located in a central avenue, specially if you have a car since you cannot drive in the city center and they have a parking place. The bus 25 which takes you to the center is nearby. The staff was great!
Undefined irritating smell in the room! This smell was even still there after we ventilated the room for several hours. Only 1 towel for 2 persons. Mold in the shower. Breakfast without cheese, fruit, meat, eggs, toasts, yoghurt at 9 am (it seemed like everything was looted: the hotel could clearly not handle this large number of visitors). Breakfast tables were not cleaned on time, so there were hardly any free/clean tables. The staff could not follow, was very unfriendly and threw all the crumbs on the ground. Our worst hotel experience in years.
The price is good, location is not so far from center (but we had a car). Railroad near, conditioning is not the best, breakfast is poor.
Good Value for money,nice rooms,redecorated poor breakfest
The rooms were good The reception staff were rude. It was undergoing renovations
Big enough room and great breakfast
staff very helpful
Very modern hotel central location to the downtown.
design is beautiful nothing
Hotel is a few minutes walking to fair of Bologna, very modern furnitures, room is big enough, very clean (cleaning was every day), excellent Breakfast. Heating of room was very poor (not even warm), International Hotel without Satellite TV, TV reception was only for local channels and CNN, BBC. WiFi wasn't fast and signal was very poor.
exceptional rooms, good business facilities, pleasant staff, fantastic food- all at a reasonable rate.
Decor very modern, clean and welcoming. Breakfast included and covered both English and Continental so excellent value. Restaurant not open very late and few restaurants within close walking distance.
The staff were excellent, polite, helpful and corteous. The restraunt food was very good and your prices just about right. The temperature in our room (406) was too warm and the only way to reduce it was to open the windows and that allows street noise in.
free internet access No, I was really satisfied.
Clean comfortable and a new Hotel with good facilities.
the restaurants in town
The room was very nice and spacious. We got a great rate for the room and the location to center city was very convenient.
All the staff are friendly and rooms are clean. The breakfast is very poor. The seats at the bar are not comfortable.
Good location close to center, convenient and good hotel. I personally appreciate ´that there is a fitness facility. The personel was vacuum cleaning the bar area frpom 17 -20, and irt awas not nice sitting in the bar. It isa pity because they serbve some nice snacks but no one wanted to sit there.
breakfast was very very very poor compared to the price
Very quiet. The hotel restaurant was closed from 30th July to 3rd Sep but I only learnt this upon arrival.
Good quality hotel reasonably close to both city centre and the airport. friendly staff and good selection for breakfast. Only gripe was the room was a bit too warm at night but they did have a note saying to contact the front desk if that was the case
The room was very comfortable and modern in design.The buffet breakfast was well presented and varied. The distance from the city centre was a bit of a hike twice a day.
Rooms arge and comfortable. Excellent breakfast Dinner service slow. Distance from major cites.
Clean, large comfortable bed, jacuzzi bathtub, perfect location, beautiful views from roof terrace.
Nice and clean! Cheap place to park your car (5 Euro per day)! none
Hotel very clean, staff helpful, excellent breakfast. The sofa bed in the room was not very big or comfortable and the vending machine in the lobby was not working during our entire stay.
staff was nice, breakfast was good
The staff were very helpful and very natural. They did everything they could to help us, without seeming reluctant or giving us the impression that we should appreciate what they were doing.
Very helpfull and friendly staff, free internet use in the lobby, clean and comfortable. The drinks from the lobbybar and food was too expensive
a very good buffet breakfast, and free internet. only one computer in lobby for guests to use
room not having restaurant
the reception staff were very helpful and friendley a little out of town
I liked the fact it's near to the fairground and not so far from the city center. The breakfast is good. Manager not flexible at all !!!
The breakfast was great and room was modern and clean. Public bus available just outside the hotel was very useful for trips to and from the city centre.
The hotel was really of 5 star quality .We really had a great time there.The kids really enjoyed the pool,jacuzzi bath and the games room.The best hotel we stayed in a long time,it was really good value for money.The breakfast was top quality aswell.
The standard of service and the excellent facilities for a family with 2 teenagers. Unfortunately when we arrived we were told the executive suite we had booked was no longer available and we had to change to a smaller room.
Good position. Easy to get to the center by public transports. Beautiful rooms and the hotel in general. Free parking. Breakfast was good but could be better compared to other 4 Stars Hotels.
Easy to locate off the Autostrada. Friendly staff,very comfortable rooms,free Wi-Fi and parking. Very good dining room and excellent breakfast buffet.This hotel was a gem we accidentally found.
Very good hotel. Large an well furnished rooms. Very good staff. Rather far from airport (about 30 minutes by taxi) and far from center.
quietness of the hotel and rooms
Very nicie modern hotel. Excellent restaurant. Very convenient to the Autostrada
the comfort and the nice rooms When I arrived the gate was closed and I had to wait a while, people in the hall were cleaning the rooms, wires and cables were everywhere. When I left they forgot to give back my ID
I would have liked the hotel laundry service to be offered on the weekends because I had to go to walk and find my own place to do laundry.
The hotel was really lovely and unbelievable value for money.
Most of all I like comfort and cleanliness I
Very good and central No
room was wonderful - big and spacy. nice breakfast (unusual for Italy). very central location. helpful staff. if you are looking for the best hotel in Bologna and aren't limited with budget - this is the only choice.
Hard to find when arriving by car. Hotel only marked by a few flags.
Perfect central location. The staff are professional, polite and friendly. The hotel has a lovely bar area. Rooms are very clean. Sheets are changed everyday.
Personnel very kind and helpful always striving to be accommodating. The breakfast room was very small on Monday and there were two small children who were noisy and disturbed the rest of the room.Hotel should have moved them to the adjoining room and closed the door.Or asked them to return to their room for breakfast.There was work being done on an adjoining property and they could be heard next door,these rooms should never haven been assigned.We were given an u
Large room and bathroom. High ceilings and wide corridors. Old world environment. Very friendly and efficient staff.
Very beautiful connecting rooms were ready for our family without my request. The staff in the hotel restaurant. No explanation of the course meal. We ordered a child chair but they did not set up.
hotel staff no
Very good city hotel.Nice stuff. ne
Service and standards at the hotel was excellent in all areas from recption to the restaurant.
The staff at the front desk were always pleasant and very helpful. And thank you for the earplugs - our room was overlooking the front square, which was often noisy at night. The earplugs blocked most of the noise.
Good location, great breakfast Slightly unfriendly receptionist, but the location, nice room etc. more than made up for this. Also, wasn't aware that the wireless internet advertised int he rooms wasn't free
centrally placed, nice friendly atmosphere, wonderfull terrace
Staff, Food & Location No Free Wireless, Small bathrooms
Location was excellent: front desk staff were helpful and welcoming. It met our needs for a central hotel. Breakfast was good, but could do with some daily variation.
Good location No
ideal location for city trip, busy area with mant restaurants and bars in area. it can be noisy if you have room to front of hotel
Excellent location and bar with fantastic terrace overlooking the roof tops of Bologna and the two towers. Room a little small but with a very nice sized balcony.
The walls are very thin and not in the least bit soundproofed.
receptionist's and the bar staff was excellent. the overall friendliness of the staff made us feel very welcome. My husband really liked the scampled eggs and bacon!!! I think that if you can provide tea/coffee making facilities you should do so without the guests having to read about it after they have already paid for some.
Centralissimo, camera spaziosa e pulita, ottima colazione. Very central position, spaceful room, good breakfast.
Hotel is in really nice, has great position, room was good size, my partner appreciated big plasma TV ;-) We were late for breakfast in the first morning, but waiter was really nice and served us.
location + all above
This hotel is on a main street within minutes of the Piazza Maggiore, the shopping centre, and many restaurants, pizzerias and trattorias. The stay in the hotel included a buffet breakfast which was excellent. All of the staff were non-intrusive and we were allowed to wander about as we wished.
The hotel is located 7 walking minutes to the train station, and is just on the edge of all the central activity. We had a junior suite and it was a good size room with a large bathroom. The breakfast is good with ample variety of choices. The breakfast room staff is very attentive. The bathroom had a large tub, jacuzzi size, but you had to climb in and out of a good size tub edge to use the shower. There is no curtain or door to the shower. I saw in other reviews on Booking.Com complaints about poor air-conditioning. I discounted these complaints because we would be there in late October. I should have paid attention. The room was quite hot and could not be satisfactorally adjusted. We had to constantly open the windows, hoping no birds would fly in. The breakfast area was also quite hot Also, the lighting in the room is quite dim, even though there are many lamps. The light bulbs are for mood, not for reading. A light in the closet area burned out and it took two days and two requests before it was replaced.
Good location. Air-conditioning working properly. No major complaints. One afternoon I returned to room and found my cardkey did not work to open door. The front desk immediately replaced the key when I took it to them, but I never learned if it was a random failure of the card, or if the access code was intentionally changed for some reason.
Breakfast was well done.
Very polite personnel, very privilege location and very clean. No any business centre like internet access, computers, printers. Also not a big lobby to sit down for a coffee or chat.
Location, My room was too noisey (115)
Location. Helpful staff. Immaculate bedrooms and public areas.
The design of it, is a warm building. Staff was efficient. not having free wi-fi. breakfast not included.
The staff was very helpful and the location was very convenient for walking into the city center and to the train station. The intertnet connection did not always work.
Location is good. Room comfort is very bad, very bad towels
Decor Close to station Affordable
position, price no minibar in the room, breakfast - eggs not available anymore at 9am (!!!)
This is a perfectly decent hotel in good location close to main railway station and about 10 - 15 minute walk to historical centre of bologna Bathroom was a bit cramped with bidet almost blocking entrance
The staff--incredibly helpful. The walls are paper-thin. I could hear the conversations in the rooms around me. And when the cleaning staff began their work, it sounded like the hotel was being renovated.
Free Internet, comfortable location between the CNR campus and the city noise insulation could be improved; the water boiler for tea did not fit to the wall outlet and no adapter was in the room originally.
very nice staff, clean, great breakfast, quiet, pretty, just wonderful! had to turn off the heat-the room was a bit too hot.
everything was excellent
Very nice breakfast
Wrey good conections Poor breakfast
Very clean, great location, excellent staff, good breakfast No comp wireless internet like most hotels I stay in in Europe. Computer in lobby useful but there was always a line to use.
location, clean rooms, nice staff, good breakfest fee for internet
Location and staff efficence Some facilities in the bathroom are not functioning
The room design was modern and it was roomy. The robe and bathroom supplies were super nice! N/A
Nice hotel, near the centre and the train station. Ideal for short visits, business related, etc.
Stayed here several times before without any major problems -- however this time had a poor experience. Arrived early afternoon had to wait for 45 minutes for room to be cleaned, went to bar for drink told no staff available to serve as they were looking after a private function. Requested an iron and ironing board in the room, told not available. Left laundry outside room following morning, as requested, only to return in the evening and the bag had been put back into my room not laundered. Booked taxi for important meeting told it would be there in ten minutes max -- arrived 45 minutes later making me significantly late for my meeting.
Staff helpful. the Zebra carpet, and carpet/mat in the elevator..old. One english newspaper would be great too.