We had originally hoped to book a hotel in Portofino but found that all the hotels were out of our price range. A friend had recommended that we stay at the Doria Park in Lerici due to its proximity to Portofino and Rapallo. It couldn't have been a better recommendation. The Doria Park is located on a hilltop overlooking the Gulf of Poets. While our room didn't have a view of the water (we didm;t ask for one) the lower terrace (where the restaurant is located) and the upper terrace (where one can kick back and relaxed) had beautiful views of the water and the beautiful rooftops of Lerici. Our room was a great size. Very modern and clean as was the well appointed bathroom. Breakfast was included and it was delicious and plentiful. It was a short walk downhill to the centre of town (which located right on the water) and all the restaurants. We really enjoyed our stay here and wouldn't hesitate to go back.