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Hotel Genio

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Piazza Bastreri 8, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
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Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Booked this place one year in advance for 3 nights and changed 5 months ago to 2 nights. At first this was a big problem and then not a problem. When we checked in, our room was number 7 on top floor. Igor brought the suitcases as there were 50-60 steps up, we were hoping for a good view but... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Booked for 3 then changed to 2 nights with 5 months notice, checked in was given room 7, should have had Air conditioning, fan and garden view, it has none of these. When complained was told by Igor didn't need Air conditioning and get out of here and go to your room, I said no then was told to pay... More 

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florence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

If you are not looking for a fancy place, but just want to stay in an old and charming place, then this is the right place to stay over night. Fantastic view from the balcony over the beach and the port of Porto Venere, clean and friendly, you will get fresh and warm bread for breakfast.

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Liguria, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We very much enjoyed our stay at the hotel, and also on returning for a day, had a lovely lunch looking out over the bay. The rooms are quaint but comfortable as is the whole place. The waiters are attentive and knowledgeable and the food is excellent.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stayed at the Hotel Genio this last week, It was a small family run hotel in a beautiful location overlooking the harbour and sea. We had room 3 which was at the front of the hotel occupying sea view and overlooking the square with the handful of bars and restaurants. The hotel is attached to the castle so is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We loved this hotel; its central location is so lovely for viewing the early morning comings and goings in the piazza while one breakfasts, and for popping in and out during the day when one has forgotten something. It is built actually in the old town walls so is utterly quirky in its design as it has presumably evolved within... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We really enjoyed our 3 day stay at Genio. It is a quaint, inexpensive, 2 star hotel in the center of a delightful town. It looks like a castle and has wonderful views of the harbor, beautiful arbors, and a lemon tree in the center of the breakfast deck. A father and son run the hotel giving it a distinctive... More 

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay at Hotel Genio. It is one of the more affordable hotels in Portovenere and boasts one of the best locations. It is really in the center of the old town just steps from the Cinqueterre ferry and has great views from the upper terrace. The room I had was very basic but clean & comfortable.... More 

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lincs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited here whilst on a cruise stop in Portovenere - we discovered it's lovely terrace whilst climbing the vertiginous steps of the town. Warmly welcomed by the owner - we ended up staying for a good 2 hours enjoying drinks, bruschetta and local cheese. Could have stayed all day quite frankly! Didn't see the rest of the hotel I'm... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Genio a couple of weeks ago. The booking was friendly and reliable and on arrival the owner was kind enough to drive our car to their parking box. Portovenere is an exceptional place. It is close to, but not part of the Cinque Terre, meaning whilst having a picturesque setting, it is not overrun with tourists.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
this Hotel is in the old village of Portovenere,have free garage for your car,simple but nice rooms all with bath,istory place and istory Hotel with romantic garden and balcony sea front,all shop are near,the tipical Liguria tradition are in this place,7 rooms with bath (shower) and good breakfast for your time free,visit from Portovenere to Cinque Terre start in front of this Hotel and the road by foot start under Genio ,very well ,coming in Genio Hotel is much better for you, hi friend ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Genio

Address: Piazza Bastreri 8, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Porto Venere
Price Range: $109 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Genio 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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