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Grand Hotel Portovenere

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Via Garibaldi, 5, 19025 Porto Venere, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This town and property were the highlight of our trip to Italy. We booked this property so we could visit Cinque Terre but after taking the ferry to each town in Cinque Terre and battling the crowds it was unbelievably nice to return to this idyllic location. Porto Venere is beyond quaint and this hotel has spectacular views, comfortable beds,... More 

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

Dear Jolene P, Thank you for such a generous review of the Grand Hotel Portovenere. We do agree with you thinking that Portovenere, beside its own beauty and its location ideally based to explore the surronding area, has the enormous convenience of being a very quiet and fascinating village especially in the evening. We very much look forward to welcoming... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for a room without view since we figured we wouldn't be in the room so much and it was right decision. Room was small but lovely and bathroom was fabulous (made up for room size). When we wanted a view we went to the terrace where food and drinks were. Lovely view in the heart of the town.... More 

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

Dear gottalove, Thank you for sharing your review with us following your stay at Grand Hotel Portovenere. We are very pleased to read that you have enjoyed the experience with us and that the breakfast and the attention to detail left such a good impression . Like you have realized Portovenere has the ideal location to explore Cinque Terre and... More 

Orinda, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has great potential and is in a great spot to tour the Cinque Terre.The rooms were lovely and the views were fabulous from all over the hotel. The whole hotel is in beautiful condition and everything is very clean and up-to date. Location was also first rate. As mentioned by other reviewers, the hotel needs to improve finding... More 

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

Dear berkeleyl, Thank you for posting a nice review of your stay at Grand Hotel Portovenere. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and experienced a very good guest services. I am sorry you have had some troubles finding our garage entrance, since May when you left the hotel we have improved a lot in number and the size of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While my husband and I were in Tuscany, we decided to spontaneously drive up towards the Cinque Terre region. Since we had both been to Cinque Terre, we opted for Portovenere instead and are very happy we did. It was a Friday afternoon and we decided to see if the Grand Hotel Portovenere had any rooms. We knew it could... More 

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

Dear Maria C, Thank you very much for your review. I was delighted to read that although there had been a full house situation on arrival this was resolved for you in such a satisfactory manner. It is very important that we are providing efficient and genuine service and I am pleased that our team ensured a smooth resolution for... More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous location - the terrace as you can see from the pictures overlooks the bay and it is beautiful. We only intended to have drinks but because the location was so good and the service great, we stayed for dinner. There's nothing in the menu that I'd particularly draw attention to, but the location, service and setting were great and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We spent 3 days at the Grand Hotel in late June with the kids. The hotel location is ideal as it is close the the beach as well as to the main plaza. The parking is quite an experience but once through this, the staff is nice and professional. The rooms and service are OK and nothing luxurious. We had... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

When we visited the Grand 9 years ago it was hardly grand. It was tired but with a killer view! Our return last week was to a newly renovated and designed hotel with wonderful amenities, a very welcoming staff, well appointed bathrooms, and a very good terrace restaurant with a Killer view! Good to know that somethings never change. Everything... More 

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

Dear JohnG, I did very much enjoyed your “exceptional” description of your recent stay, and it's a nice story your coming back after quite a long time. From the words you have used to describe Portovenere and our Hotel it seems you know well travelling in Italy and travelling around the world, and for this your compliments are even more... More 

Portsmouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Getting into Portovenere on a Sunday is interesting and the one attraction about this place is the carpark (once you find it!). The traffic system is one way and the parking is just before you round the bend to the hotel in a private underground parking place, which is not obvious from the road. Signage is obscure. So either go... More 

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

Dear ClaireQP Thank you very much for your very positive review of the Grand Hotel Portovenere. I am delighted to read such good comments and it seems as though our design and planning has been well received during your stay. My apologies for the troubles encountered searching for the Garage entrance , which is not easy to catch , we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My daughter and I had a 3 night stay here as we were visiting the Cinque Terre . The location of the hotel is fantastic. We had a beautiful room looking over the harbour and the gorgeous town of Portovenere. We had a few problems with the sliding glass doors not locking onto the balcony but that was soon fixed.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We landed in Rome after a 8 hour flight and drove straight to Portovenere in approx 4.5 hour. What a wonderful place to arrive. Charming, inviting, perfectly situated. The staff was welcoming and very friendly. Our room was perfect in size, simple and tasteful decor, great linens and lovely bath and shower products. Being somewhat jet lagged we had drinks... More 

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