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Hotel Porta San Mamolo - Bologna

3 star Hotel Bologna

Vicolo del Falcone, 6/8 - Bologna

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Hotel Porta San Mamolo is a comfortable, quiet and romantic hotel in the centre of Bologna, located 400 metres from the main square, Piazza Maggiore, and the 2 famous towers, Torre degli Asinelli and Torre Garisenda. The hotel has maintained the typical Bolognese atmosphere, with a bright breakfast room, a delightful courtyard and a dedicated, 24-hour staff.

The child-friendly Hotel Porta San Mamolo is also a great choice for business guests. The fully air-conditioned building houses a meeting space with audiovisual facilities, covered parking for a surcharge, a computer station and more. Hotel Porta San Mamolo’s café offers a quick espresso. There are complimentary bicycles available to tour Bologna on 2 wheels, and hotel guests also benefit from discount rates at a nearby gym, making it easier to stay fit while in Italy!

Please note: This is a smoke-free property (fines apply for violation).

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Guest Rating 9.2 Wonderful!
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A charming hotel, very well located with a beautiful garden for drinks and breakfa...

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Breakfast at Hotel Porta San Mamolo

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7 AM and 10:30 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Porta San Mamolo

  • Bar
  • Cafeteria
  • Baby sitter
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Dogs allowed
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Meeting Room
  • Valet service

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Porta San Mamolo is also known as

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9.3

Clean

8.6

Location

8.7

Quiet

8.8

Spacious

9.4

Service

Hotel Porta San Mamolo reviews

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Stayed one night. Good location because short walk to historic city center but also quiet. Staff very helpful and welcoming. Room clean and charming. Bathroom a tad small if you care about those things. Best of all is lush, tranquil courtyard and breakfast area.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We loved our stay here. Very warm and welcoming, an easy walk to the center of the city and bus stops. Fantastic food recommendations. I would definitely stay here again.

7.8 Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is a terrific hotel. It is a bit distant from the RR station and hard to find--at least for us. But once found, the service is exceptional, the breaksfasts are large and delicious, and the staff wonderfully friendly and helpful.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

This is a really friendly hotel with a really welcoming atmosphere. The breakfast is exceptional and I would choose to use Bologna as a base for a trip to Northern Italy in order to stay here. The recommendations for restaurants were excellent and resulted in some of the best food I ate on this holiday (I also traveled to Siena, Florence and Venice).

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

An excellent hotel, especially convenient for areas south of the old town such as the Rizzoli hospital, but only a 10-minute walk from Piazza Maggiore. Superb breakfast too, and free wireless internet. This is one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

A very welcoming hotel. Our room was very clean and spacious and the staff were extremely helpful. The facilities are good and the hotel is only 10 mins from the main square but in a very quiet location. I will certainly stay here again next time I am in Bologna and will also recommend it to friends. I would also recommend the restaurant al sangiovese very close to the hotel.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

Lovely hotel with very friendly staff. Would definitely stay there again.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

easy access by car,10-15 min.walk to center.Fabulous restaurant on the street(al sangiovese)

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

I went to Bologna to improve my Italian at a language school and so was travelling alone. When I arrived, I was given a small double room rather than a single because of the length of my stay and they wanted me to be more comfortable. The room was bright and airy, and the air conditioning worked a treat- just as well since I was there during the VERY hot weather- ave temp 42C!! Roberto allowed to keep my room till 4pm on my last day because it was too hot to be wandering about the day I left. The staff were very good about speaking to me in Italian when they found out why I was there! The breakfasts were typical of any Italian hotel, but served in a lovely conservatory or in the beautiful gardens. There was even a hotel cat which for me, as a cat lover, was great! If ever I'm back in Bologna, I know where I will be staying.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

About 400m from the main square in Bologna, in a quiet side-street. 10 minutes easy walk to the centre. Rooms are in a variety of town-houses round a central courtyard with a covered breakfast restaurant area. No other dining area or bar. Breakfast delicious mix of hot and cold buffet with freshly prepared coffee. Staff all helpful and multi-lingual. Overall excellent - no negative comments at all.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

The building is an old one and may lack of sound proofing between rooms. But the surroundings are very quiet.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Ideal place to discover the city and the whole province. The employees are very nice and helpfull, the rooms charming. Any couple and quest of a romantic trip should love it.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

We loved our stay at the Porta San Momolo hotel in Bologna. While hotels in the city centre are generally expensive, this one was excellent value. It is a delightful inn, built around a courtyard with a helpful and efficient staff. We had a spacious and charming room under the roof decorated with antiques and quite quiet despite being on the street. Breakfast was delicious served in a courtyard atrium room and the cappuccinos were delicious. There is internet access in the lobby and many restaurants close by including one very nice one just across the street. Highly recommended.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I wish I could have stayed longer and would certainly return. It's quite hard to find and I lost my sense of direction when I left the hotel (it would have been easier if I'd arrived while it was still light). Breakfast was easily the best ever in Italy.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

One of the best hotels we have stayed in in Italy and very good value for money. Extremely friendly welcome, delightful room overlooking the hotel's lovely garden. Breakfast was taken in the garden or the garden room and was very good. Management went out if its way to make our stay enjoyable. We recommend the "Al Sangiovese" restaurant at the end of the road - authentic and friendly.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Lovely hotel. I would stay again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

A charming hotel with a beautiful inner courtyard about a 10-12 minute walk to the center of town. Very good value for the money.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I travel to Italy every 2 years, have stayed in many places all over the country. Hotel Porta San Mamolo was, by far, the best place I've stayed. Not only my room, breakfast, and the services offered at the facility, but the location, the staff, and the nearby restaurants. The owners and their staff are about the best I've seen in terms of caring for all of the guests. Just a wonderful experience!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

We will recommend this hotel to our best friends. We felt very much at home because our the bedroom and bathroom were spacious, and the staff were very kind and helpful.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Really beautiful hotel with wonderful staff. I would recommend highly

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

A very romantic Hotel with a excellent attention by the owners of the place.

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Young couple for New Year's Eve. Very nice hotel in the centre of Bologna. A romantic accomodation. Nice breakfast and kind employees.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very friendly staff; quiet location yet within easy walking distance of fine foods and city centre.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The breakfasts were excellent. All the staff were very helpful, particularly on reception. Our room was delightful and very comfortable. We had some exceptional food, particularly at Le Mura which is opposite the hotel. Sadly the weather wasn't brilliant during our visit so would love to go back in warmer climes and would definitely stay at Hotel Porta San Mamolo

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

GETTING THERE: We had a difficult time via car locating the hotel because the city provided signs indicating specific locations for hotels (e.g., Hotels A, B, C, or D). We had no idea what letter Porta San Mamolo came under. Also, the map we used from their web site was missing some important street names. Indicating distance would have been helpful as well. OUR STAY: Our room was lovely and very clean. We couldn't use the jacuzzi bathtub because when we initially turned it on, it sprayed the entire bathroom (pump that was installed is too large for its purpose). Hotel staff was friendly and helpful; breakfast room well appointed and continental breakfast items plentiful and a nice selection.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Porta San Mamolo is a wonderful hotel with exceptional staff. Our room had a courtyard window and was nice and quiet. The breakfast is just right for starting the day and for later try the San Giovese Restaurant on the corner. Perfect spot for couple and small families.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was great and the best thing was the garden area at the back, it was so relaxing and peaceful. When we arrived we had were offered a pot of tea by the warm and friendly staff and it was a great start. The staff were so helpful they couldn't help us enough to settle in. The room was very large and immaculate, as we had been upgraded, again a great start. Breakfast in the garden the next day was great, lots of choice and even better in he sun. We got the local bus from the train station for a Euro despit it stopping really close we got a bit lost, despite this it was only a couple of minutes walk into the centre of Bologna which was easy and safe. I would easily stay here again and recommend you do if you are in Bologna.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Canada

Charming hotel! The staff/owners were fantastic! It was such a friendly hotel and great rooms, it felt like we were visiting family. The breakfast was one of the best we had in Italy. Highly recommended!

7.8 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

Staff very friendly and spoke English. Beautiful breakfast area. Rooms neat, clean and spacious. Quiet location but close to bus stops and therefore within easy access to city centre.

4.7 Ordinary
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We booked a junior suite expecting a large room with a comfortable sitting out area but found a medium room with a third bed which could not really be used to sit on and a small table and 2 chairs in the corner-not what we expected for E150 per night.The bathroom was poor and we had to get the toilet mended twice.The shower height control did not adjust.It needs investment to modernise. The staff were very nice but the room was not worth the money and was not properly described. We suspect we were given an inferior room because the hotel was quite full. We moved to a much better hotel a few days later at some E40 less than we paid here. I would not reccommend this hotel, as overpriced and misleading in its decription of its rooms.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We highly recommend this hotel to anybody. We felt like royalty the moment we set foot in the welcoming foyer. Our room was the only one with a private balcony overseing the courtyard and therefor very romantic. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful and we were sad to say goodbye. We will come back to this address next time for sure!!!!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

My husband and I stayed at Porta San Mamolo for two nights while in Bologna. Although far from the train station (hotel is at opposite end of the historic center from station), Bus #33 drops you off one block from the hotel. The hotel staff were exceptionally helpful (with good English skills). The breakfast was excellent and included scrambled eggs and good coffee. The room itself was a typical small room like in all of Italy, but it was clean and very quiet. The bathroom had a large shower stall. It was an easy 10-minute walk into the main square with plenty of shopping and restaurants. This was an all-around excellent hotel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Nice place but hard to find - need to take a series of one-way streets. Within walkable distance to Bologna center and in very safe area. Restaurant recommndations by the staff were excellent!

7.9 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Netherlands

I enjoyed my stay at Hotel Porta San Mamolo very much! It's location was very central, it was only a 10 min walk to the Piazza Maggiore and the airport was only 20 min away by taxi. The breakfast was also very nice, they had 3 different kinds of cake every morning! Maybe a little to sweet... I would definitely like to return here with my boyfriend.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

One of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed at. The staff were very welcoming and efficient. It was more like staying at their home than a hotel.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel and staff were excellent. The public areas were peaceful and quiet. Free internet access. The breakfast was wonderful. The location was good for access to the center of town. Parking was difficult. We appreciated the elevator (3rd floor). Nice stay with good restaurant recommendations.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

It was located in a residential area, guiet but within walking distance to the city center. We had a room overlooking the garden. Was quite pleasant. Enjoyed the friendly staff. Bologna was a wonderfully delicious city to visit.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

This was a top experience: we got a very spacious room with a balcony, the staff friendliness was unsurpassed, walking distance to the city center, ... really nothing more to wish for. For an overnight stay in Bologna, look no further, this is it!

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Japan

Excellent setting and breakfasts

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Overnight car parking at €20 was a bit pricey

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

This was our favourite hotel in Italy. The staff were very friendly, and when they found out that I was a Ducati fan, treated me like royalty. Highly recommended!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This place was great!!! Top notch service, accessible to center of city and clean, very functional rooms.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

This hotel was excellent , our room was spacious , and quiet with its own balcony, other rooms appeared to have balconies or courtyards. the hotel offers free bikes ( if you are brave enough to ride the streets of Bologna). Breakfast is excellent and in a very attractive garden room. Staff are very helpful. There is an excellent small restaurant fifty metres down the street and a very good coffee shop close by. Access to the train via the bus is easy .

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel looks nothing from outside however inside is a different story, nice and clean very friendly staff and a lovely welcome on arrival. Parked our car for us and showed us to our room, very spacious and airy a pity we were only staying the one night. Breakfast was good, lots to choose from and staff very nice.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

There just aren't enough superlatives to describe the Hotel Porta San Mamolo. Mr. Augustino and Irene were fabulous. They always went above and beyond and even recommended various eateries and even very potent beverages. Our room was very spacious, very well appointed, and very clean. The breakfast in what seemed like an enchanted garden was incomparable. Make sure to try the restaurant just down the street, the Al Sangiovese Ristorante. The people and the homemade pasta there are wonderful. We stayed in several hotels in our trip to Italy, and this was by far the very best. Perhaps the only downside to the hotel is that it is so nice that you really don't want to leave. The Hotel Porta San Mamolo is perfecto!

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Beautiful hotel in a marvelous city. Too often overlooked. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly.Room was large and comfortable.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We thought this hotel was wonderful: peaceful location in a side street, yet very close to the centre of Bologna and also to good restaurants; well informed, helpful and friendly staff who spoke very good English; delicious breakfasts; perfect beds. Highly recommended.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I had a wonderful time in Bologna. The staff at Hotel Porta San Mamolo is very friendly and professional and speak English language. They do very honest business there for money they charge. It is slightly off the centre of town, but because Bologna is not huge it is nice place to stay in any way.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Outstanding hotel staff. They made the stay extreemly enjoyable.

7.8 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We were initially disappointed that our room only had a shower but the manager offered us an alternative room on the ground floor with a bath so we experienced both. The rooms were spacious but the second room felt quite damp so you can't win! The staff at reception were really helpful and friendly but the staff in the breakfast room were quite offhand which we found disappointing as this was the first city we visited on our Italian trip and we made a big effort to speak Italian. The hotel was only a 10 minute walk to the centre so was well-situated for all the sights. We also used the number 32 Circolare bus to get around the city - 1 Euro for an hour's travel, getting on and off as often as you like - great value. We recommend visiting San Luca Chiesa - get the number 32 bus to Porta Saragozza and then if you are happy to walk, follow the colonnades past Il Giardino until you reach the colonnaded walkway up to San Luca (takes about 1 hour). Don't take the bus turistici route towards Casaglia - it will take 3 hours to walk there if you go this way.

7.5 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed in a few different hotels on this trip in the same price range. This place was not the best in terms of value. The room was clean, but very dated and in need of a re vamp. It looked like it hadn't been touched for a good 15 years. The bathroom was fine and had a decent shower. The bed was comfortable. But as I said the room felt dingy and worn. The hotel itself is nice with a lovely courtyard (which our window faced onto). I didn't have the breakfast but it my husband did and he said it was the usual. I can't say enough nice things about the people who worked there, they were lovely. We had a car and instead of taking it to a garage they parked it in the hotel space outside the hotel and didn't even charge us for it. When back in Bologna I don't think we would stay there again because of the rooms, but apart from that the hotel is in a great location close to the main square and the people were very nice.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

The hotel room was vey spacious and quite clean. I would stay there again if I ever return to Bologna. It's a great location, just a few blocks from the main piazzas, and a few minutes from a large beautiful park. The staff lends bicycles (which would have been perfect if the tires were filled properly) so everything interesting becomes close. The breakfast room and adjoining gardens are absolutely beautiful, and the breakfast was generous and varied. A great place to stay in Bologna!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is really charming and well worth the walk from the station (20 mins) or bus stop (15 mins) to this off-centre site. While the rooms are lovely, the garden beautiful and the breakfast excellent, what really makes this hotel a great find is the staff. When I asked for help they provided it in the kindest and most efficient fashion. They seem to be interested in the guests without being intrusive. I would recommend this hotel to anyone!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Staying at Porta San Mamolo was the highlight of our trip to Bologna. The B&B was charming, the room was very pleasant and clean, and the garden room breakfast area was a lovely way to start the day. But the best thing about Porta San Mamolo was the staff! I'm not sure even a luxury hotel could match the friendly, helpful staff here. We certainly have not encountered one that matches them anywhere else! A little difficult to find initially, its well worth the effort when you get there.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This is an excellent small hotel with wonderful staff who are very helpful.Our room was quiet and pleasant,overlooking the garden.Our stay could not have been more pleasant. It was our first visit to Bologna and we enjoyed the historic sights,the ambience and the lovely food. We also managed to attend a recital (Mondrian Trio)and one day took the train to Ravenna. Altogether it was a wonerful visit.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very welcoming staff. Lovely breakfast room and breakfast food. Staff helped w dinner and taxi reservations.

6.1 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Nice Hotel, a bit dated furnishings and bedding. The room we had was a bit small. The staff was really friendly and helpful and that made-up for any of the short comings.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Although my room was a sub-ground level, with high windows, I still loved my stay at the San Mamolo and plan to return on my next visit to Bologna. The central courtyard and breakfast room were as lovely as described in the reviews, and the reservation process worked very smoothly. Being close to the Giardini Margharita was nice for morning runs.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The staff at Porta San Mamolo are fabulous. They took the time to show us things on the map and made wonderful restaurant recommendations. The location is within easy walking distance to central Bologna.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Location room rate and the Help at the Hotel were excellent. They aided us with everything we asked.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The Hotel Porta San Mamolo was everything and more than we expected from tripadvisor comments. I was traveling with my teenage daughter, visiting my older daughter who is living in Bologna. The three of us stayed in a junior suite. The rooms were spacious and well-appointed for the room price. All interactions with the staff were excellent. They were all well-informed and very friendly.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The Porta San Mamolo was an outstanding hotel in a nice residential neighborhood, an 8 minute walk from the very center of Bologna (piazza Maggiore). Bus service was about a 3 minute walk. The hotel was several connected older buildings with charm and character. The included breakfast was very good. Free WiFi service was only available in the lobby using either the hotel's computer or a personal laptop.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

This was a very pretty and personal hotel, fresh and clean and helpful staff. Big range of food for breakfast. Only downside was that it was on the other side of town to the railway station.

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Delightful hotel with friendly staff and mix of accommodation in an assembly of buildings. Good breakfast in cosy breakfast room with pretty china. Good mix of traditional and modern facilities. Comfy bedroom - large bed - quaint chairs but with room safe and modern bathroom including bidet and jacuzzi bath. Free computer facility in reception area to do on-line check-in; sometimes chocolates too! Quiet location but easy 10-15 minute walk to central Bologna.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Had a very pleasant one night stay. The hotel is lovely. One of the largest rooms we had during our Italy trip. Breakfast was outstanding. The location is south of the centro, about a 10 minute walk to the main piazza. The staff was very helpful and warm.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

We found your hotel on TripAdvisors.com and agree with the glowing reviews. Your hotel is a great find. Thank you for a lovely time.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We are already looking forward to a return visit.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Portugal

Very well located, not just in the center, so it is very quiet, near extrordinary basilica complex of St. Stefano,exellent service, cheerful director and vice-director, flowered decor very nice

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We stayed at Porta San Mamolo for 6 days during our honeymoon. Just absolutely wonderful service. We were treated like family by the entire staff. They went above and beyond time and time again for us. Highly recommended!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Japan

Pros: well decolated, kind staff who speak very good English, beautiful patio, nice breakfast, good location(you can walk to the city central, less than 10 minutes) Cons: cheap bed (I woke up every time my husbund rolled over), walls are very thin, you can hear the person at next room is chatting

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is an excellent small hotel in Bologna. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. I would sefinately stay there again

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel. Fairly close to the centre of Bologna. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast also very good. Very nice garden/courtyard. Rooms very pretty and comfortable.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

very nice hotel. friendly staff and beautiful common areas.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel with beautiful individually furnished rooms ours was # 411 with views to picturesque courtyard.Very large ultra modern bathrooms. Top quality breakfast and all within walking distance of the old town.Staff coiuld not be more helpful and they recommended and booked reservations for us at local reastaurants which are cheaper than their equivalent in the uk.The Sangiovese on the same street is very good and used by locals.We paid £50 for three courses including aperetifs, wine and free grappa. We hope to return again perhaps at Christmas

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Belgium

I have chosen this hotel because of the comments in the hotel review and I found them correct. Especially the breakfast was very good. I was only disappointed about the restaurant nearby ( Sangiovese ), it was the worst taste we had during the whole trip in Italy. Maybe there is no better restaurant nearby than this. An advantage of the hotel is that you can easily walk to the center of the town, but the neighbourhood of the hotel is not that nice and to get a parking place you should arrive as early as possible, what we lukely did.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Wonderful little hotel. Hard to get to and the reception looks nothing but the rooms are excellent. The staff are marvellous. The surprise is the lovely courtyard behind the reception where some of the rooms are located in separate buildings. There are seats , plants and a calm Italian atmosphere. The breakfast room is also there and its pretty and clean and the breakfast is great and includes hot bacon and scambled and boiled eggs and the best morning fruit juice I have ever had [ carrot and other ingredients apparantly] and it is all included in the price. A great find and thoroughly recommended at the price. Thanks Venere.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

If you are traveling through Bologna for even a day I cannot recommend this hotel more highly. The only problem I had was that it took a bit of time to figure out how to operate the AC unit (it's a remote control). Wonderful staff, incredible breakfast spread. Requires a taxi ride from the train station but within easy walking distance of all the major sites.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very lovely little hotel, pretty gardens and the breakfast room is in the middle of the gardens. Good breakfast, friendly staff. I recommend this hotel. Easy walk into the historical centre.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We were on vacation in Italy and stayed here two different times. We stayed the first night of our trip and the last two nights at this lovely hotel. The accommodations are wonderful, staff is very friendly and helpful, the garden and breakfast room are special. We would definitely stay here again.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

The staff is, as mentioned before, wonderful! Very helpful and attentative. Don´t hesitate to ask for suggestions on where to go and what to do. The room however facing the street outside is loud. There is a restaurant just in front of the hotel and guests made noise when stepping outside to smoke. They kept shouting and laughing until 2 am. Not the hotels fault but if you´re a fuzzy sleeper, make sure to get a room facing the garden. Another thing, we could hear everything our neighbour was talking about and doing at night... It felt like they were sharing rooms with us. Breakfastarea is beautiful in the garden with lovely cappuccino and a nice buffé with hot and cold choices. Nice staff here too. We spent three rainy days in Bologna and didn´t enjoy the fact that Piazza Maggiore actually is more distant than 400 m as mentioned on the website. We had a wonderful dinner at restaurant "Al Sagiovese" in the same street as the hotel, do try it!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel is lovely and the staff so friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and went back at the end of our trip. We would definitely stay here again. The breakfast room in the courtyard/garden area is so lovely and the breakfasts are wonderful. There are several very good restaurants in the area and it is only a 10-15 minute walk to the main piazza.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

amazing hotel in a lovely location. Our room had a balcony looking over a lovely little courtyard, perfect for an afternoon drink and reading your book. loved our stay here, loved Bologna, would definitely stay again!

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very efficient and helpful staff. I would recommend to our friends. 10-15 minute walk to the central piazza and a bar/restaurant opposite if you want a nightcap before bed. Travelled with my wife.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

A fantastic hotel! Roberto and his team were very welcoming and helpful through out our stay. Our room was fantastic, lots of space and a good bathroom. The shower was a little small however this is normal for Italy. Breakfast was one of the best breakfasts we had during our trip. Fresh fruit salad, everywhere else it was from a tin. The staffs make a great coffee. The breakfast room is beautiful it is set in an old glass house in the garden. This hotel also had great attention to detail which makes it a great stay. I would recommend anyone to this hotel!

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

The Hotel is charming, well situated in the center of the city although a bit difficult to reach the first time. The staff has been very friendly and professional, definitely an enjoyable stay.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

My stay at the Hotel Porta San Mamolo was wonderful. The location of the property fit perfectly with my plans in and around bella Bologna. The management and staff were most accomodating and friendly. My room was comfortable and quiet. I will be back for another visit!

7.8 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Stayed at basement level room. The hotel was lovely, the room big and the bathroom very big and nicely decorated (as was the room).Our overall stay was great and we would definitely recommend this hotel. The only problem was that the sound insulation with the room next door was not very good and in the morning you could hear the neighbours talking. Not sure if this problem is valid also for other rooms. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is till 10:00, it would have been great to have it till 10:30, if not 11:00. Overall definitely recommend the hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

The hotel was darling and so detailed. The staff was perfect, it should be rated 5 stars for the service and the accomodatios! The breakfast was more than we expected!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The friendly multi-lingual staff at Porta San Mamolo were a tremedous asset to making our first Italy experience fondly memorable. The owner, Roberto, seemed to be everywhere paying attention to detail. Four star service. The hotel has good public transportation access to the train station and airport. While the hotel is a little difficult to locate by car due to traffic patterns, it is well worth the effort. The hotel is in a 15th century building like those surrounding it. The open beam ceilings on the top floor give a sense of architecture and beauty from the past. The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds and are well maintained. All fixtures were in good working order and the bathrooms were very modern and clean. Towels are plentiful. The Breakfast dining area is in an enclosed glassed-in structure set in the middle of a courtyard that is tastefully decorated with potted flowers, plants and trees. The beauty of this spot is enough to justify a stay at Porta San Mamolo. This lovely dining space is surpassed only by the delicious fresh breads,rolls, cereals, fruits, meats and cheeses served with excellent coffees and teas. We sampled capuccino all over Italy and at Porta San Mamolo we found the best. Also, just up the street from the hotel at the corner is an excellent restaurant called Il Sangiovese. You will love its food and the wine. The hotel location offers little in the way of street parking and thus, I recommend that the visitor take advantage of hotel parking. It is worth the extra fee and your auto will be cared for. By comparison, of the four hotels where we were guests, Hotel Porta San Mamolo was the best value and best experience of our two-week trip. We liked it so much that we planned our travel to return there for our last day and night in Italy.

7.1 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • South Africa

Pretty hotel with friendly staff and good location

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The Hotel Porta San Mamolo was a delight...every detail was perfect and I can't wait to go back. The room was very spacious and BEAUTIFUL - quaint and "Italian". The location couldn't have been better and the staff was absolutely fantastic - truely make their property the guest's home "away from home." Don't leave Bologna without eating at the restaurant at the end of the block from the hotel - the food is exquisite and very reasonably priced. Bologna is fantastic in itself...prepare to spend extra time here...we didn't want to leave! ENJOY!

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We thoroughly enjoyed Bologna and this hotel. The staff was pleasant upon our arrival. The oversized bathtub was a welcome sight after two weeks of travel during a hot spell and only having had access to small shower stalls. There is a restaurant next to the hotel that is quite lovely - Al Sangiovese. Their Pasta Bolognese is delicious and the owner serves a nice family made wine to go with it. We enjoyed many fine restaurants but one nice smaller, less expensive one that we thoroughly enjoyed was Pizzeria Trattoria Belfiore on Via Marsala-the folks couldn't have been nicer and the food excellent. Something a bit more pricey was Taverna di Lords but the waiter was worth the price. Food was also very good. All in all, hotel has great location and Bologna is nice to visit. The hotel also found us a lovely guide, Tamara Sonego. You won't be sorry if you stay here. The rooms are spacious enough to chill out after a long day and also if Bologna is one of your stops after being on the road for a while. One night we had take-out from Al Sangiovese in our room and the sitting area provided the necessary space. You won't be sorry if you stay here. One thing -- if you try to speak Italian, it makes life much easier, the Italians appreciate it and will be very helpful because you make the effort. Buon Voyaggio.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This is a very clean, modern, spacious, and well maintained hotel. The young lady who ran the desk was just back from New York and, although suffering from jet lag, was very helpful. The hotel is a bit difficult to find since it is located on a very narrow street within the old walled city. Parking, even in front of the hotel is tight, but then a valet takes your car off to a remote facility and retrieves it for you later. The breakfast room is especially pleasant. The restaurant at the corner (not affiliated with the hotel) was possibly my favorite from my 2 week stay in Italy.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Upon arriving in at the Hotel Porta San Mamolo Bologna this past July we were very pleasantly surprised at the accomodations. It is a darling hotel and from the moment we walked into the lobby we were greeted with sincere kindness, warmth and efficiency. They were very accomodating in every way. The rooms were spacious and immaculate. The little courtyard and breakfast room so pretty. Our only disappointment was that we were not able to stay longer than the one night. Upon returning to Bologna we will most definitely stay again at the Hotel Porta San Mamolo. It is a beautiful little Boutique Hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

My husband and I loved this hotel. The staff were really frinedly, helpful and unpretentious. The room we stayed in was brand new and beautifully furnished in Italian style, and we even had our little private elavator to get to it. The garden was really quaint and atmospheric and full of flowers. The breakfast room was magnificent and food delicious! The hotel is in a quiet street, about 10 minutes walk from town main center. It was our favourite hotel of our whole trip, and we wished we had booked longer here. We would recommend it to every one.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

We had a lovely room with ensuite shower room,our daughter's room was much smaller but adequate. The hotel is very difficult to find unless you have a detailed map of Bologna which we didn't! There are some excellent restaurants within a few minutes walk.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Nice facility with nice gardens. Helpful staff who provided free bicycle for my use. I would return, prefer to stay closer to the garden next time!

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Lovely hotel a bit of a walk away from the center of Bologna but excellent value for the money. Staff was extremely gracious and helpful, including driving us to the train station after we checked out. Breakfast was quite good and served in a beautiful conservatory. Clean and comfortable rooms. Highly recommended.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

a lovely hotel with a gorgeous breakfast room. the breakfasts we had here were the best during our trip to italy. the hotel was quiet, about a 10 min. walk to the piazza maggiore and near the circular road where would could catch a bus to the train station. i highly recommend the porta san mamolo.

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Room Details

Hotel Porta San Mamolo offers 28 guest rooms for your romantic holiday. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the Historic Center area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hotel Porta San Mamolo

Basilica of San Domenico - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Bevilacqua - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Marsigli - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Teatro Anatomico - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Chiesa di San Michele in Bosco - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Teatro Duse - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Archiginnasio of Bologna - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Galleria Cavour Shopping Center - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Archaeological Museum - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Palazzo d'Accursio - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Basilica of San Petronio - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Museum of Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Museum of Giorgio Morandi - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Porta San Mamolo is Bologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi) - 6.1 km / 3.8 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Porta San Mamolo

  • Valet service