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Royal Sporting Hotel

Via dell' Olivo, 345, 19025 Porto Venere, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Porto Venere
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Devonport, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Royal Sporting for a couple of days while touring around Italy. Had a great room overlooking the pool with superb views. Spent a day relaxing and then a day doing the Cinque Terre by boat. The hotel was an easy 10 minute walk to the main town where the boats leave from. Overall a good experience.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Beautiful resort and hotel really good, spotlessly clean, and food very good too. Very relaxing and staff really helpful but not intrusive. Also just a short walking distance from Portovenere. breakfast basic but adequate just a little warning, we were there in July, many many mosquitos!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We were forced to stay here because of short plans holiday. The structure is really out of fashion and both food and rooms seems needing of a "refresh". Breakfast is ok but seriously not enough for a 4 stars hotel. 15 minutes walking from the village.

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Altoona, Kansas
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We actually thought the Royal Sporting Hotel was a nice, quaint hotel. We were with a tour group and we were fortunate to get a room with a balcony and a nice view. In front of the hotel is a nice promenade along the waters edge that leads you to the main part of town. Probably a 10 minute walk.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Breakfast is the first thing I will mention. .. It was great! Buffet style but selection was good and presented well. The pool was a winner and we really enjoyed a couple of relaxing days. This is a typical Italian seaside hotel and a good one at that. Floors were tiled on room and nothing really exceptional to speak of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and I have just returned from a weeks stay at this hotel. The location is slightly out of the town but is only still a 5 minute walk. We had a sea view room with a balcony, the view is simply tremendous and out of this world. The bedroom was large enough for our needs with plenty of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stayed one night at the hotel. We had a room with ocean view and were pleased. We arrived early and we're able to store our luggages and park our car. The parking costs 20 € per day. The town of Portovenere is nice and tranquil. This town is one of our favorites on our trip in Tuscany. And walking... More 

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New York, New York
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This whole area, Portovenere, must have been fashionable in the twenties or thirties. But it is not now. This hotel is ancient, the rooms have wooden doors that have to be locked from the inside with a big, heavy old type key. Luckily, the room did have a large balcony overlooking the port and sea. The lobby is dark, a... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband booked this before checking out trip advisor having read it before our imminent arrival we were worried. Everything said is true, the hotel is tired and tatty looking, the staff are miserable only saying hello once spoken to and never smiling, the breakfast is very basic. However the setting and location are superb. I believe the only reason... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Very clean hotel. They actually cleaned all the time! From 0730 in the morning until late night. We stayed with a nice terrace looking out on the pool and the bay. Great view. Do invest the extra euros to get the view instead of staying in a room facing the back of the hotel. Very well located within walking distance... More 

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