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Grand Hotel Portovenere

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This modern hotel sits in prime spot overlooking the wonderfully picturesque harbour in Porto Venere, which is where the water taxis arrive. It has a large open terrace restaurant with stunning views. The room was clean, bed linen fresh, but the space was rather cramped, and the free WiFi was precarious. Breakfast, despite its glorious setting and views was a...

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear Marion M, Thank you for taking time to write a review on our Grand Hotel , yet I am sorry to hear that not all of your experience was entirely positive. For what concern rooms dimensions , every room has different size and shape different colours and different views , the Hotel used to be a convent in the...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I had 4 days at this hotel and I can't speak more highly of it. Location is perfect for Cinque Terre sighting as well as interesting local attractions. The town has a wonderful relaxed vibe. The hotel had excellent breakfasts and the terrace for aperitivo was wonderful. We were looked after by Giovanni on the terrace, and...

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear Shirley D, I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to this area of Italy. The Grand Hotel has the best location to explore the surronding villages and a beautiful terrace where you can relax and taste drinks at our Venus Bar. We are particularly pleased that you found the staff warm and friendly and we look forward to welcoming...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We could not have been happier with this lovely hotel!!! Everything was spectacular. We had a beautiful room overlooking the port. It was beautifully decorated and extremely clean. The hotel staff was wonderful, friendly, helpful and accommodating. The breakfast and dinner we had there were superb. We wish we had stayed longer and will definitely go back!!!

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear TA Member, Thank you so much for your very kind review of your recent stay here at the Grand Hotel. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed so much your experience . We very much appreciate you mentioning the team, our Breakfast and Dinner and the overall cleanliness. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon in...

Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First class hotel! Only 4 years in operation with amazing facilities. We stayed here on a whim due to a scheduling glitch and they welcomed us with fantastic rooms. My room was a single with just an interior view but the room is spacious. Best of all, they use Malin & Goetz toiletries. Breakfast buffet is great with a good...

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear Gigi V, Thank you for sharing such a nice review on our Grand Hotel.We are pleased to know that you enjoyed so much your stay with us. Thank you for mentioning the Restaurant and the service at breakfast and we look forward to welcome you back in Portovenere in the near future. Kind regards, Antonio Polesel General Manager

boston, ma area
Reviewed 8 December 2016

To be completely honest, I can't really say that it is absolutely the best, since it was the only one we stayed in, but if there is a better one, we saw no hint of it. After over a week of Air BnB and snug low-budget B&Bs, we wanted to treat ourselves, so for our few days in Portovenere and...

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear Ifichera, Thank you for taking the time to review the Grand Hotel following your recent stay with us. I am pleased you found our location to be both convenient and peaceful and you were happy with your stay and especially for the mention at the staff approach! (despite you've found expernsive the restaurant and laundry service). I hope to...

Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Called the hotel directly for room rates and they gave me a higher price then I got booking over d web. We arrived late at night and the staff was very friendly. Room was very small for the price we paid but they had a fantastic breakfast buffet and d view in the morning is just breathtaking.

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear Andrebus, Thank you for taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor about your stay with us recently and particularly for highlighting that you found our location excellent and a friendly appoach on arrival. I am sorry for the issue regarding room rates on the phone our staff it is under constant training regarding reservations and offering the best available...

New York City
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had a room with a terrace facing the sea. The view made up for the size of the room which was very small. It was an enjoyable experience to watch the sun setting over this charming village. Portovenere is the honorary sixth town of the Cinque Terre without as many tourists. You can get the ferry to Cinque Terre...

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear Janet A, Thank you for your nice review from your visit to us. The Grand Hotel was an ancient Convent and we had to follow many constraints regarding size of rooms when we took it over . I am glad you had the chance to explore the area which is amazing all round also the La Spezia Local Market!...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stayed here in September for 2 nights an wish it had been longer. We paid for a sea view and there was mention of a balcony or terrace. When we were shown to our room, we had a window with a view, but no terrace. I went back to the front desk and asked if there was a room...

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear Russel Y, Thank you for your lovely and detailed feedback on this page. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and I am happy to hear that our team has managed to adjust the allocation of your room and you found it of your taste, clean and with all the right touches. It is great to...

Reviewed 28 October 2016

Spectacular views with a Cinque Terre-like village all in one. The rooms are very modern with soft spa-like colors with nice sized rooms with large bathrooms too. Besides the AMAZING sea view there is a smaller town filled with the best restaurants right on the harbor and the shopping is fantastic. After visiting Cinque Terre and seeing how high the...

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear Lynne092, Thank you so much for your very kind words. You got exactly what the Grand Hotel and Portovenere experience is all about! We are so pleased that your could enjoy your time in our little town, and that our staff were able to make your experience a memorable one. We are glad to hear that you'd like to...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 25 October 2016

5-star accommodations, service and food with a spectacular view of the port and village. Steps to anything you want, and the ferry to Cinque Terre is right at the front door. A leisurely professionalism sets the tone here and the decor and amenities are top notch. We had a fantastic stay here.

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear dhlc416, We are so glad to hear that you had such a good experience during your recent stay at Grand Hotel . I am proud to hear your praise and compliments for the staff approach and the quality of the product and attention to details in our general decor too. We 're making a lot of efforts trying to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Grand Hotel Portovenere has recently been carefully renovated. The hotel that used to host the San Francisco convent overlooks the picturesque village of Portovenere and is ready to re-open its doors. Our guests will be charmed by the elegance and the beauty of the structure. Today, as before, its call has remained unchanged. The surrounding nature provides a scenery that astonishes travellers from all over the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Portovenere

Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 5, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Porto Venere
Price Range: €215 - €1,308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Portovenere 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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