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Albergo Nazionale

Via Roma 8, 16034 Portofino, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Portofino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014
History445 Houston, Texas, USA
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Location is right at the harbor. We had one couple in Room 22 and one couple in Room 24, both were 2 floors above ground level. Each room had a sitting room with pull out couch and could have slept 4. Rooms had air-conditioner in the living room but not in the bedroom so we left the bedroom door open.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A little quirky - our room seemed to be somewhere in the 1980s. But we did ask for a seaview room - and thats worth it on its own. Clean and comfortable. Simple Breakfast served in the room which was nice and unusual nowadays. Portofino is not worth more than 24 hours really - the place is overrun by tourists... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Stayed here for one Friday night in May. There are two hotels that front onto the square - this one and the one next door called the Splendido. Depends what you are looking for. Americans with lots of money should stay next door as the Nazionale is for travellers who want a real experience of Portofino. You will not get... More

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Sao Paulo
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Excellent hotel, very good stay. The staff meets with great efficiency and friendliness. Do not hesitate to book. The town is charming and worth the boat trips to San Frutuoso and Santa Marguerita. Forget Rapallo. The only criticism is the poor breakfast, very simple and small variety of items.

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Harpswell, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We were in Room 10 of the Nazionale. It is a large suite with a sitting area, mini-fridge, table for 4 and queen sized bed. The bathroom was pretty spacious with all the needs you could need in it's all tiled design. This Queen of Hotels is an old fashioned friend. All your needs are met well albeit in an... More

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Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Albergo Nazionale is a great location. We had room 20, no views there except of the alley and somebodys laundry/rooftop. The room itself was large enough to spend a week or more (we were there 3 nights). Very expensive even off season, but most places in that area are pricey. Breakfast is nothing special - only yogurt, bread and coffee/juice.... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Nazionale is a small, cosy and charming hotel perfectly located at the center of Portofino. The rooms are large enough for two persons and very clean. Our room was made twice a day, wich was quite impressive. Few rooms have view to the plaza and to the port but we were not so lucky to be in a such room.... More

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Milan, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We where in Genoa and same friends recomand us to go in Portofino for the week end. We arrived by train in Santoa Maegherita Portofino by train, opposite the station we catch the bus to Portofino. We look around for an hotel and we try Hotel Nazionale. Surprise very small hotel but very sweet. A fantastic room looking the lifly... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This hotel is worth 4 stars and I will be staying here again. I will start with the cons and they are outweighed by the pros. Cons - overall hotel is a bit dated but not offensive. Sort of suits the area. Bathroom was cramped. Pros - the staff were brilliant. Excellent customer service which made the stay. Room 20... More

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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

You cannot get a better location than here. you are steps from the harbor with views toward the water, boats & castle. The room was large and efficient - very comfortable and quiet. Breakfast was traditional in a very comfortable patio. Great restaurants near by and plenty of easy walks to take near by.

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Address: Via Roma 8, 16034 Portofino, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Portofino
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Portofino: the little piazza with its quaint features, the sheer cliffs above an emerald sea, but devoid of sandy beaches. In the heart of these surroundings stands the ALBERGO NAZIONALE. Here you will enjoy occupying one of the 12 double rooms ncorporating bath, mini-bar, telephone, TV, central heating and/or air conditioning; in short, everything to ensure a pleasant and comfortable stay. You may also be fortunate enough to occupy a room offering a splendid view of the harbour.Breakfast is provided; the hotel is served by the Restaurant "da Nicola", in which is possible to order a la carte the best specialties of the Ligurian cooking based on fish and superior quality ingredients. Lunch and dinner can also be taken in any one of the many well-known restaurants encircling the piazza.Family management by the proprietors dates back to the early 1900's and their experience ensures an atmosphere of friendly and unpretentious hospitality. ... more   less 
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