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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Valencia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading this review, you will probably think I own an interest in the Grand Hotel Portovenere. Sadly, I do not, but our stay there last week was absolutely perfect. We drove to the hotel and I missed the entrance to their underground garage (so will you) which meant I got to drive thru the little village and a beautiful... More 

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

Dear Mike S I was really delighted to read your very kind comments about the Grand Hotel Portovenere. We have always worked hard to make sure that our service matches the quality and detail of our physical environment. Also we want to make sure that there is a warm genuine welcome when you come into the hotel and reading your... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only a five minute walk fm the port area, this hotel shines in many ways. The views fm the rooms over the bay & marina are simply great, The rooms are modernized, clean, quiet and all that you would hope for while the bathrooms are open and spacious by European standards. Breakfast was 1st rate, with the staff more than... More 

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

Dear dwh 7766, Thank you for posting a great review of your stay at Grand Hotel Portovenere. We are very pleased that you feel comfortable staying here. The location of the hotel is ideal for the leisure traveller, both to explore the surronding area and to enjoy Portovenere and its beatiful spots. I have also appreciated your kind compliments regarding... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be warned. I visit Portovenere once a year (beautiful city). This hotel has a fantastic location, a few good views and a great history. It is a beautiful building. The bathrooms are well appointed. And the bar service area is also great...but really expensive. However, I stay in 150 hotel rooms a year throughout the world; And this was the... More 

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

Dear Anna V, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay at Grand Hotel Portovenere. We always welcome constructive feedback as an opportunity to improve our service standards and facilities. I am very concerned by your review and the points you raise, especially as this does not meet our usual attention and care training and... More 

Stowe, Vermont
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

hotel was perfectly situated for 2 days in cinque terre. We had a car so portovenere proved to be a perfect spot to base our cinque terre experience. Had a quadruple room for family of 4 which worked well. Included Breakfast was fine.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This hotel was so idyllic it was hard to leave. Portovenere is slightly harder to access than the Cinque Terre villages because it isn't on the trainline and boats aren't always running from La Spezia, but the bus from La Spezia was cheap and relatively hassle free (the views from the bus window were also worth the winding coastal roads)!... More 

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

Thank you for posting a lovely review of your stay at Grand Hotel Portovenere. The hotel is ideally located for the leisure traveller, with an adjacent ferry to easy access the 5 terre and the Golfo dei Poeti. We are glad that you have enjoyed our Classic Room all of our rooms are quite different from each other and with... More 

Long Island, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The hotel was excellent!!!! The staff, the rooms, the restaurant, the location all were exceptional. Came here on the recommedation of my travel agent and was very happy. A Magnificent Place, would definately come again!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My partner and I stayed here for a romantic long weekend. Even though it was the very first weekend of the season, the hotel was was welcoming and professional. The accommodation was superb and the restaurant was faultless; we'd definitely come back!

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Milan, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Lovely hotel with a dreamy location. We had a sea-view room with marble bathroom and lots of storage space. We were traveling with a car and having access to the hotel's free garage was a great plus. Staff were great everywhere. We tried the restaurant for lunch and dinner and were very pleased with the quality and presentation of the... More 

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Elm Grove, Wisconsin
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My wife and I stayed here in Sept. 2014, using this as our base for exploring Cinque Terre. The service here was superb. The front desk staff was extremely helpful in negotiating travel issues across Italy for us. The room was spectacular overlooking the picturesque town and harbor. The free Wi-Fi was appreciated. Although we might have paid less to... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Prob no need for another review since all the reviews seems the same as mine, but I will write the review since the hotel was very nice. The staff were very kind and welcoming. Reservation confirmation email came within a day of booking from the hotel. The room we stayed was double classic room which was very neat and clean,... More 

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