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“The highlight of the 2 week trip” 5 of 5 stars
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Eight Hotel Portofino
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via del Fondaco 11, 16034 Portofino, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Portofino
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“The highlight of the 2 week trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My parents came over. As a special treat, we booked into the Eight on the recommendation of a friend in the know. We all agreed it was the highlight of the trip -- the food, the room, the location, and the attentiveness of the staff, all of them, and especially the manager Christian del Gatto. We even took our two dogs, Jack Russells, Gracie Mouse and Gladys Mae, and there were dog beds in the rooms when we arrived. What more can I say?! Chris OHare

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sleozappa, Direttore at Eight Hotel Portofino, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guests,

We are truly delighted to read your beautiful comments. The outcome of your trip highlights our mission and our goal to be remembered in a special way by our Guests.

Has been an absolute pleasure to guest you, your parents and your 2 little dogs, Gracy and Gladys, I really hope they are still fine and willing to be back in their new home at Portofino!!

The magic of Portofino help us to empathize our service and to deliver a unique experience to our guests stay, the Guests like you are our daily motivation to improve and provide an excellent service.

Looking forward to welcome you back upon your next visit in Portofino.

Kindest Regards,

Christian Del Gatto
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Excellent service and very helpful staff. Our room and bathroom were excellent, clean and new. Extremely comfortable bed and great air condicioning. Awesome breakfast served in a quiet elegant room. The location is not that much but the hotel is so good that we forgot it. Parking is free just in front of the hotel.
We really loved this charming well decorated hotel.
We would stay at Eigth Hotel again. It' s our place in Portofino!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sleozappa, Direttore at Eight Hotel Portofino, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

it is an absolute pleasure to read your kind comment. We are really glad to know we matched your expectation, and that makes me very proud of the work all the team has been doing.

We are looking forward to welcome you back upon your next visit in Portofino.

Kindest Regards,

Christian Del Gatto
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24 hotel reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Hotel Eight is located virtually where the road into town stops. We got a lovely upgraded room and were greeted with a glass of Prosecco and a tasty cheese ball. Service is excellent and location is ideal. A bit pricey, but Portofino is expensive.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sleozappa, Direttore at Eight Hotel Portofino, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

Allow us to thank you for finding the time to share your comment on Tripadvisor.

It is always a real pleasure to know we were able to offer you a great service and satisfy your expectation.

We hope to be able to welcome you back during your next visit to Portofino.


Kindest Regards,

Christian Del Gatto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The hotel is secondary to the location. It is important to get the expectations right when selecting a place to stay in Portofino. Sleeping in a decent room with good service and a comfy bed is essential but the rest of the points are much less important. When I thought about what we might get in the Eight Hotel it was all that I expected. The room was nice and the bed was extremely comfortable. It was easy to get around and to the hotel and the interior was a pleasant surprise since it was well decorated and relatively new. We were greeted with a glass of proseco and the manager took our luggage for our room. We stayed one night and slept for a few hours close in town, steps from the water. It is still relatively expensive but it isn't as crazy as the Splendido. We've tried another hotel in Portofino that was also reasonable but a little further from the town. So great stay for a great place to visit.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sleozappa, Direttore at Eight Hotel Portofino, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

We do appreciate your nice comment and are thankful for you taking the time to share your experience.
The Eight Portofino is a charming and comfortable boutique hotel and we like to define it as a nice home far from home.
Hoping to be able to exceed your expectation on your next trip to Italy we are really looking forward to welcome you again in a near future and invite you to contact us directly should you wish to schedule your next visit.

Kindest Regards,

Christian Del Gatto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We loved this charming boutique hotel and charming welcome. We were delighted with the bath, so rare in Italy, after a walk from Rappallo. It is situated right under the hills surrounding expensive Portofino with no views but we had enjoyed plenty en-route to this hotel. A good breakfast and fresh quiet, comfortable room with classy wash products.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sleozappa, Direttore at Eight Hotel Portofino, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for having the time to share your precious comments.
We are glad you had a good stay at the Eight Portofino. It is true that the wonderful surrounding makes this place unique in its essence and gives you the chance to explore amazing routes through the hills and woods in the nearby area, the ideal place for a short break during your trip in Italy.
We hope to have the chance in a near future to welcome you back for another excellent experience.

Kindest Regards,

Christian Del Gatto
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stayed 4 nights at this really charming hotel the rooms are comfortable and done to a good standard with large beds and cripsy linen and enough space to move around. It might sounds pricey at first but for Portofino is good value!!! Our room had a garden which was nice for evening coktails, last year we stayed at the sister Hotel Eight Paraggi and we enjoyed that also. I think what makes this very place special is the friendly and helpfull staff. I would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sleozappa, Direttore at Eight Hotel Portofino, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

thank you for taking your time to share your nice experience with others on tripadvisor.
Your comment are treasure for us and proof that the way we operate is well liked by our faithful guests.
I am glad you had the chance to test both our products and be satisfied with the outcome, we are really thankful to your loyalty shown and looking forward to welcome you back home on your next visit to Portofino.

Kindest Regards,

Christian Del Gatto
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We spent 1night with our two kids in this beautiful boutique hotel. Mr. Christian Del Gatto , the front office manager, gave us an excellent service. He made us feel like home with all special attentions. The hotel is well located and the rooms are impeccable. The beakfast was just amazing ! We highly recommend this hotel .

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sleozappa, Direttore at Eight Hotel Portofino, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guests,

It is so delightful to read your wonderful comment, we try to care for our guests as Kings and Queens!!.. and sometimes we manage to exceed their expectation in terms of personalized service…it seems we manage to do it on this occasion..!!.., and that makes me very proud of the work all the team has been doing.
We hope you’ll be able to visit us again in a near future in order to discover what more Portofino ..and us have to offer, and looking forward to that we thank you for taking your time to share your nice feedback on tripadvisor..

Kindest Regards,

Christian Del Gatto
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Additional Information about Eight Hotel Portofino

Address: Via del Fondaco 11, 16034 Portofino, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Portofino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Portofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Eight Hotel Portofino 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Style, liguria architecture and elegance are the key features of Eight Hotel Portofino, a wonderful example of the perfect combination of ancient tradition, modern technology and quality of service offered to our guests. Located just a few steps away from the world-wide famous “piazzetta”, the hotel offer its guests 18 uncommonly elegant and refined rooms. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
8 Hotel Portofino
San Giorgio Portofino
Hotel San Giorgio
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