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Via Duca Degli Abruzzi 31, 16034 Portofino Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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#3 of 6 in Portofino
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Hotel Piccolo Portofino is located in a privileged position, set on the slopes that characterize this exclusive stretch of the Ligurian coast overlooking the Gulf of Tigullio. During the sixties this location became very famous thanks to the protagonists of the star system, the nobles and aristocrats began to populate this fascinating locality to enjoy its exclusive parties and its fantastic scenery. The town of Portofino has remained unchanged all over the times, beautiful to live and to see as well. Hotel Piccolo Portofino, surrounded by the typical luxuriant vegetation of the Liguria Riviera, among the crystal clear water of Portofino and the blue sky, is a piece of art of the reception, unique of its kind. A hidden jewel, that has to be searched end discovered. Obtained from a refined period villa, today it is a boutique hotel, and from its generous terraces a breathtaking view onto this exclusive stretch of coast can be enjoyed. Inside, the contemporary design plays on strong contrasts, with combinations of marbles in white and black, and red velvets, crystals and soft fabrics. The set offers sensations of a refined, exclusive equilibrium and a romantic intimacy. Feelings that find their highest expression in the only 23 rooms of the hotel. Here, among all the comforts suited to the modern traveler, the contrasts are reduced, giving way to the softness of pastel tones, the whiteness of beds and enveloping pillows, to the transparency of the curtains behind which the gaze is lost onto the renowned beauty of this location to emphasize the stunning surrounding landscape A superb touch of exclusivity is added since this year to the range of services which Hotel Portofino is proud to dedicate to its guests. Just five minutes from the Hotel there is the legendary Piazzetta of Portofino, for a walk, a coffee or for a moment of pure relax . Or for shopping in the renowned brand stores
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free internet
Free breakfast
Business Center with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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Alana K wrote a review May 18
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed three nights. Bathrooms extremely small. Black walls in halls- dated dark. Staff not friendly. Needs major renovation. View of water good and an easy walk to Portofino. Would not stay there again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Hoffmd wrote a review Oct 2021
Chicago118 contributions86 helpful votes
As the saying goes, if you put a tutu on a pig, it isn't a ballerina. Having a marquee location does not make you a great hotel either. in this case, not even a good one. One cannot deny the spectacular views of Portofino harbor from the hotel but the allure ends there. The rooms are shabby, dated and poorly appointed (particularly for the money). We reserved a triple with a view. when we arrived that was exactly what we got, except no air conditioning; in fact, no air movement at all. After several ' 'attempts' to fix this, we were offered two small rooms with AC to sleep and a further promise to review the situation in the morning. While I strongly suspected that this did not just happen, my suspicions were confirmed when friends in the same hotel, who had problems of their own, were moved to the room next door, also sans AC. The Manager was not very helpful and 'could do nothing' because they were fully booked. After several goes around we were given a smaller room, also with a view and AC this time. There was no accommodation for the disruption or inconvenience. there is a generally poor customer service mentality at the hotel. we did enjoy the terrace across the street with lovely views of the sea. in keeping with the theme, this area was unkept and during our three days there the trash bins were not emptied, rubbish that was sitting on the chair the day we arrived was still there when we left and towels were left on the chairs from prior days. it is a pity because having the location as a starting point should position this hotel for success but the lousy attitude of their management and the basic services equal a two star hotel in a great location. Go somewhere else.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: for a great room, go somewhere else
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Jay wrote a review Sep 2021
Nashville, Tennessee7 contributions1 helpful vote
Large nice room with incredible view. Breakfast was great. Staff was incredible. 5 star service. Room is simple for the cost but very reasonable considering location. Best deal by far in Portofino. Definitely will stay here next time we are here.
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Date of stay: September 2021
kent wrote a review Sep 2021
Galveston, Texas105 contributions46 helpful votes
Third stop on our 3 week road trip were really disappointed with the hotel and our room - and let the Manager know. He said he would move us the next day and he did - but failed to mention the 30% increase in price (nice checkout surprise!) At $450+ the room was overpriced,- and a little noisy (over the main road) but the view was out standing and the wonderful private Terrace they had for guests - across the road - was outstanding. Parking added another $25/day. Breakfasts were good and the staff friendly and accommodating. Glad we stayed but probably wouldn't go back at nearly $500/day all in.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Were were in 108 - great sea view!
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HaileyK wrote a review Aug 2021
8 contributions1 helpful vote
My friend and I truly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Piccolo. Serene and quiet (away from the bustle of the dock), the scenery is like that of an Italian fairytale. Clean and simple room, with a lovely breakfast selection of both hot and buffet items (which, due to the pandemic, was not self-serve when we were there). The hotel also has its own private terrace overlooking the lake, and a sense of elegance without pretense. For me, it was perfect, and I look forward to returning again in the future!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Great views, quiet, clean, and elegant without fuss
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nl19922021 wrote a review Aug 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa9 contributions3 helpful votes
Dated interiors which feel cheap, and service mediocre - we had noise in our room due to the kitchen extractor fan, which eventually stopped but not reasonable for the price. Taxi organised for us by the hotel tried to over charge us for paying in card, after explicitly asking the hotel if we could pay with card to which they said yes. Additionally, website makes it look like private beach, but actually the swimming part is public - that’s fine, but positioning is not what it seems. Location is great, but would not call this value for money at all!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
Claudia wrote a review Sep 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We were very satisfied with our choice. The location of the hotel is perfect because it’s very central and close to Portofino city and also to the beach . Our room was huge and everything was very clean . We loved the little terrace - even we had no view to the ocean but it was a relaxing atmosphere. Breakfast was good and we loved the entire staff . Very polite and attentive to assist and help at all times . Overall a wonderful hotel ! We’ll definitely come back !
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled
ReMa wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom18 contributions5 helpful votes
We have stayed for a couple of days in this cosy and beautiful hotel. Location is really nice but what we have really enjoyed was the professional but friendly service! We would particularly like to mention Fabrizio, what a character. Incredible how he could anticipate our needs during our stay. Definitely a great added value to this great hotel. Can’t wait to be back.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled
F1424OZ wrote a review Aug 2020
Milan, Italy19 contributions43 helpful votes
Our favore place in Portofino. We appreciate the position. Most of the time we have room with sea view. Baia del Canone is downstairs, crossing the main street to Portofino, and it's one the most beautiful. Seaside terrace is exclusive use hotel guests. Parking is available. Location is perfect to walk 5 min to Piazzetta Portofino or Paraggi.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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René wrote a review Jul 2020
Frankfurt, Germany8 contributions2 helpful votes
Our room was old and not renovated, with sea view over the busy road very noisy and without sound insulation. The windows could not be closed completely (photo), the carpet was very dirty (photo), desk lamp without lampshade (photo), the couch was old and dirty (photo), the table was stuck and obviously had not been cleaned for a long time, the hair dryer in the bathroom did not work and the TV did not show any channels. The public beach at the hotel is very small and not maintained. The breakfast room is uncomfortable and the staff is overtaxed. The cappuccino was lukewarm, orders were forgotten (milk for muesli). Unfortunately the terrace cannot be used for breakfast. The only positive thing was the guy who was taking our luggage at arrival, he was very friendly. The price/performance ratio is not right here at all (we paid 350 Euro per night). We do not come back.
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Date of stay: July 2020
2 Helpful votes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Piccolo Portofino
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Piccolo Portofino?
Nearby attractions include Area Marina Protetta Portofino (0.2 miles), Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta (0.2 miles), and Church of San Giorgio (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Piccolo Portofino?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Piccolo Portofino?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Piccolo Portofino?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Piccolo Portofino?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Piccolo Portofino?
Conveniently located restaurants include Winterose Wine Bar, Trattoria Concordia, and Trattoria Tripoli.
Is Hotel Piccolo Portofino located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Portofino.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Piccolo Portofino?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Piccolo Portofino?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Piccolo Portofino?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montallegro (5.0 miles), Abbazia di San Fruttuoso (1.9 miles), and Porta delle Saline (3.1 miles).
Does Hotel Piccolo Portofino have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.