Hotel Portici

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Riva

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Hotel Portici is in Riva's historic centre and looks out over the beautiful Piazza Ill Novembre. The buildings been updated but still has a few of the original features of the old palazzo, which give it a really charming feel. Inside the rooms are fresh and simple and if you'd like views across the piazza you can upgrade to a superior room. The spa is bookable for private use (payable locally) - so you can really enjoy the tranquil facilities to yourself.

There's plenty to see and do in the area with the beach, the castle, the MAG museum and the clock tower all nearby. It's a great base for an active holiday too. You can hire boats on the lake and there's lots of opportunity for sailing and wind surfing which the area's known for. There's lots of lovely walks along the lakeside or up into the mountains and the staff can also recommend some great cycling routes for you to try out. Being so close to the ferry point, you'll be able to hop across to other resorts on the lake too.

The bed and breakfast board basis means you can try out Riva's many lovely restaurants each evening. The hotel does have it's own a la carte restaurant and pizzeria. You can eat on the terrace sprawls out into the piazza - the areas pedestrianised so its a lovely bustling spot for people watching. We love the aperativo here - nothing beats a refreshing minty Hugo and tasty snacks after a day out exploring.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 45 mins by coach from Verona airport.

  • No. of rooms: 61
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Baby cots are available on request for a local charge of €8 per day.


Classic Rooms are decorated in a simple modern style, with wooden floors and furnishings. They are about 18m² and sleep up to three people. The extra bed is a single sofa bed. Facilities include a shower, hypoallergenic duvet, air conditioning (Jun - mid Sep), TV, phone, safe, mini-fridge and a hairdryer.

Superior Rooms have lovely views across the piazza.

Single Rooms are about 12m² and have a French bed.


Adapted rooms are available on request, please call to book.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Hotel is located on the flat, in the middle of the old square.


Make sure you pack your sense of adventure for a holiday in Riva del Garda. This is Lake Garda’s most northern town and there’s mountains all around. Some of the best hiking and cycling trails start from here – Strada del Ponale is our favourite and you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the town and lake. For a more unique viewpoint, try some mountain climbing. Riva’s probably best known for its water sports and it’s not uncommon to see windsurfing competitions taking place throughout the summer. You can try it yourself while you’re there as well as sailing and scuba diving.

When you need to slow things down a bit you can stroll along the lake promenade or take a seat in the historic piazza. It’s pedestrianised and has a slight Austrian feel – you’ll find apple strudel and schnitzel on the menu in some cafés. The old town is lovely to walk around – think cobbled streets and flower-filled terraces. There’s lots of bars, shops and restaurants so it has an energetic atmosphere during the summer. We love the beaches here too. The large white pebbles spill into the clear lake and it’s almost impossible to resist a dip.


FREE EXCURSION | Pre-book 3 excursions per person and receive Verona* full day FREE.

Please note: Only one Verona opera booking per person can be counted towards your 3 excursions.


Verona Opera - Jun to Sept - please visit our Opera information page for booking details and prices

Wine Tour from £48 Thursdays only
11.00am - 6.20pm
Spend the day sipping some of the finest wines of the Veneto and Trentino regions in the sunshine. Discover the secrets of wine making and enjoy a small snack with a selection of full bodied fresh, refreshing whites and vibrant rose.

Tour of Lake Garda from £48 Wednesdays and Fridays 
8.40am - 6.50pm 
Explore the resorts of Lake Garda with one of our fantastic tours. Take a coach down the famous Gardesana road and cruise the crystalline waters on a boat trip to resorts with time for shopping, sight seeing and lunch.

Dolomites from £53 Mondays and Fridays 
8.20am - 6.10pm  
Drive through the scenic South Tyrol right through to Pass Pordoi and immerse yourself in the vibrant countryside of the Dolomites. Stop for a drink at one of the Refugio's or explore the flora and fauna on foot during this guided tour.

Venice Classic from £70 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 
7.30am - 8.50pm 
This spectacular guided tour offers you a full day in the rich and decadent city of Venice. Including coach and water taxi transfers, our tour leader will guide you through the sights and on a gondola (optional and payable locally) before you enjoy free time to explore this enchanting city at your own pace.

Venice Special from £75 Wednesdays only
8.20am - 00.40am 
An extended version of our exceptionally popular classic tour, this package gives you extra time in the magical city of Venice as well as a trip on a motorboat to visit the Laguna islands.

Verona Classic from £43 Tuesdays and Fridays
8.20am - 6.15pm
Visit one of Italy's most popular citta d'Arte and traverse this spectacular medieval city which is home to the Roman Ampitheatre, Juliet's balcony and the stunning Via Mazzini.

Bookable Locally

Milan from £59 Thursdays only
7.35am - 7.45pm
Take the coach down to the cobbled streets of Milan and spend the day immersing yourself in the stunning architecture of this industrial city.


**Please note that we act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. See terms & conditions.** 



Sabbioni beach is just over a kilometre from the hotel - it only takes five minutes to reach if you borrow one of the hotels city bikes. Its a really nice pebble beach with grassy areas for sun bathing. You can rent sun loungers here too (payable locally). The area is nice for swimming and there's a floating jetty with steps to get into the deeper waters of the lake.


The hotels Ninfea Wellness Centre is a great way to relax during you stay. The spa is bookable for private use from the reception (payable locally, approx. €10 per hour). Inside you'll find a Jacuzzi, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, emotional showers, relax area, salt cave, ice waterfall, gym, herbal tea corner. You can also book massages and treatment for a local charge. Spa towels and robes are available (payable locally).The spa is adult only, guests must be aged 14+ to use the facilities.


  • Free use of hotels city bikes (subject to availability)
  • Maps with mountain bike and trekking routes available

General Facilities

  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool (indoor)

In the morning enjoy a buffet breakfast with a good choice of breads, jams, cold cuts and hot options too. You can choose to dine inside or out on the terrace in good weather.

Restaurant & Pizzeria

The a la carte restaurant overlooks Riva's Piazza Ill Novembre. Tables and chairs sprawl out across the square, so you can dine al fresco. Come here in the early evening for aperitivo where your Aperol Spritz, Hugo or Hivo will be accompanied by tasty freshly prepared snacks. Once you've wet your appetite you can choose from pizza's, risottos and even freshly caught fish from the lake. 

Inside the main restaurant the food focusses on traditional Trentino and Italian dishes accompanied by a buffet of appetisers and salads. Guests staying at the Portici receive a 15% discount off the restaurant menu. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

The hotel are able to cater for special dietary requirements, please advise at the time of booking.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.839114
  • Latitude: 45.885177
  • Location Description:
    • Resort centre location
    • 20 metre to the lake
    • 40 metres to ferry point
    • 1.2 kilometres to Sabbioni beach

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per person from £376
Includes £60pp discount
Hotel Portici
Riva, Lake Garda,Bed & Breakfast
05/05/2021 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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