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Hotel Genio

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Piazza Bastreri 8, 19025 Porto Venere, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, MA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay at Hotel Genio. It is one of the more affordable hotels in Portovenere and boasts one of the best locations. It is really in the center of the old town just steps from the Cinqueterre ferry and has great views from the upper terrace. The room I had was very basic but clean & comfortable.... More 

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lincs
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18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited here whilst on a cruise stop in Portovenere - we discovered it's lovely terrace whilst climbing the vertiginous steps of the town. Warmly welcomed by the owner - we ended up staying for a good 2 hours enjoying drinks, bruschetta and local cheese. Could have stayed all day quite frankly! Didn't see the rest of the hotel I'm... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Genio a couple of weeks ago. The booking was friendly and reliable and on arrival the owner was kind enough to drive our car to their parking box. Portovenere is an exceptional place. It is close to, but not part of the Cinque Terre, meaning whilst having a picturesque setting, it is not overrun with tourists.... More 

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io penso che molta gente e' troppo psicologica e poco pratica, la sua vacanza a Portovenere a 100 euro a... More 

Virginia Beach
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for one night and had a room on upper floor with a sweeping view of the harbor. Accommodations were excellent and staff was pleasant and responsive. Being part of the old castle and the lovely landscaping make this hotel charming.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

I requested cancellation 48 hours in advance. On the phone it was confirmed as done,but next day an email followed stating that I need to pay the first night. The receptionist asked me why I cancel and when I said that my friend is not coming and I don't want to be on my own, he replied - "we can... More 

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sempre detto che per una prenotazione e cancellazzione nei mesi di molto lavoro almeno la prima notte viene addebitata, trattandosi... More 

Ottawa, Ontario
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I stayed for eleven nights in May to explore the Gulf region and Porto Venere itself -- its 'centro storico'is not a large place, but has a wonderful ambiance, both in terms of historical characteristics and the natural setting, nestled between verdant hillside and sparkling sea. Albergo Genio is perfectly situated for a stay here. Its entrance opens onto the... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Nice hotel and location in the center of the town, in front of the sea, really one step away from the Carrugio and from the port. Everything is really within walking distance. The hotel is built in the old town walls, it's pretty simple and basic, not very modern, but clean, cozy and nice, and the staff is very friendly... More 

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Florida, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The hotel may be fine, but I was charged a full night's rental after notifying them 3 days ahead by phone that events were preventing us from coming. Nothing on the Website about cancellation penalty, or in either the phone conversations before and after, or e-mail traffic. It was October, not a busy time of year. I try not to... More 

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non posso prendere prenotazioni da gente che l'ultimo giorno disdice e pretende di non pagare nemmeno 1 notte, inutile cercare... More 

Lancashire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Stayed at Hotel Genio, Portovenere for two nights at the beginning of May 2013. On first meeting the owner, Igor, he was very pleasant and offered a double room for one night for 90 euros and this included breakfast and free parking. The hotel was in a fantastic spot so we decided to have 2 nights at the hotel as... More 

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South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our family stayed there for one night, and I would have gladly stayed longer. Porto Venere is a great town and highly recommended. Hotel Genio is ideally situated to take a quick stroll through town and we really enjoyed the interesting location of this hotel built into the old town wall. We were very happy with Hotel Genio and found... More 

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