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Hotel Portici
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza III Novembre 19, 38066 Riva Del Garda, Italy   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #24 of 61 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Just returned”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We arrived back in the UK 2 days ago after a week's stay at Portici. We stayed in a suite which was spotlessly clean, lots of space and plenty of wardrobe space! The staff are wonderful and very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The location is great, central to everything. The only negatives I would say is the bar area has no lounging chairs, it feels like a waiting room; although the hotel is supposed to have satellite tv, we didn't have one English speaking channel which was a bit disappointing. Would definitely stay here again. In a nutshell too many positives outweigh the couple of negatives.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Venice, Florida
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This was out first trip to Riva and going on a bus trip from Germany, the reservations were made for us. We were pleasantly surprised with this hotel. The bus dropped us off in front of the hotel, only allowed off season. The staff was very friendly, helpful and spoke English well. The rooms were so clean and our window overlooked the piazza below, where people would gather in the evening. The lake was close and we strolled along it every night before having a cocktail and dinner sitting by the lake. There are lots of stores around the piazza and great shopping near the hotel. The continental breakfast at the hotel was not the greatest, neither were the dinners, eatable, but not worth writing about.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Great location just a few steps away from the lake. Helpful staff, secure and convenient parking for Eur7 extra and decent hotel bicycles at no extra cost. It might be noisy weekends and in high season, but midweek, off-season, it can't be beat.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derry, N.Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay in this very welcoming hotel. It is situated in a lovely little piazza a stone's throw from the beautiful waterfront. It was relaxing to sit outside with a glass of vino and watch the world go by.The room and bathroom were spotless and A/C was very welcome. It has been completely refurbished and has added a Wellness Spa which will surely get it a 4 star rating. The standard of food was excellent and catered for various tastes. Staff were really helpful, pleasant and obliging. A delightful hotel with a personal touch on service.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sussex
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We travel a lot and this was our first visit to Lake Garda. The hotel is in a great location in the corner of a Piazza, just back form the water's edge. There are numerous restaurants all within an easy walk. The hotel is refurbished and the rooms, although a bit small (we only had one chair at the desk - no space for another one) are very clean. The 'double bed' was 2 singles pushed together. The bathrooms are well equipped with plenty of space for toiletries. I liked the fact that we had a walk in shower, rather than one over the bath (although the bathroom was small - so no space for a bath in any event). I would have liked a mirror over the desk, where there was a plug point for hair straighteners - but no mirror! The breakfasts were the usual fare. The sweet stuff (croissants, cakes etc) were very good quality. One disappointment was the fact that there were two bottles of water in the room on our arrival. We were staying in this hotel for 5 nights and on day 3 I asked for the water to be replenished. I was told (very politely) that if I wanted more water I would need to purchase from the bar - they only supplied water on the first day of any stay. A small thing - but definitely not 4 star. Also the bar/lounge area was not really very comfortable - it reminded us of a railway station waiting room. I have read reviews about the parking. Yes - the hotel is tricky to find - but once we had done that and then made our way to the car park, it was fine. The car park is I suspect, a good addition to Riva. Most hotels use it and it means that more visitors will stay there! The transfer of our cases (and us) from the car park to the hotel was a nice touch. Overall, given the size of the rooms and the level of service, I think this was a good value 3 star hotel

Room Tip: rooms overlooking the square are a bit noisy
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Just returned from a 7 day holiday in the Portici Hotel. Room was fantastic, overlooking the Square, lovely to sit and watch out from our bedroom window. Large room, very comfortable beds and seriously good shower! AC in room was very muchg appreciated. Couldn't ask for more, 4 star standard. We were half board, breakfast was either continental or hot scrambled eggs and bacon, plenty of variables with fresh fruits and choice of types of bread rolls and sweet bread. Dinner was varied with a choice of four courses each evening.Staff were friendly and very willing especially Ivono, maître de of the restaurant and Giulia on reception who could not have been more helpful. A wonderful experience, we will be back!

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the Square are lovely.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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derry
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I was in this in this hotel 3years ago when it was just about 3star quality. Now that it has been refurbished and air conditioning fitted its as good as any 4star hotel. The food was good, with a good selection of local wines at a reasonable price. The staff are very friendly and helpful. My twin room was huge, with plenty of wardrobe space and kept spotless throughout the holiday. Being close to the lake ferry and the shops its very handy for lake travel and for the ladies to do their shopping.

Room Tip: The front rooms have the best view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Piazza III Novembre 19, 38066 Riva Del Garda, Italy
Location: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > Province of Trento > Riva Del Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Riva Del Garda
#11 Luxury Hotel in Riva Del Garda
#22 Romantic Hotel in Riva Del Garda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Portici 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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Also Known As:
Portici Hotel Riva Del Garda
Hotel Portici Riva Del Garda/Nago, Italy

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