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Grand Hotel Portovenere

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Greater Accra, Ghana
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not usually a hard reviewer but the title tells it all. 'Luke warm' reception, luke warm hospitality, need I go on. We arrived to find that the hotel had lost one of our bookings. We finished up with rooms on different floors but kindly the lady at reception arranged for us to move the next day to at... More 

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear pipnken, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, your feedback is greatly appreciated. I am terribly dissappointed to know that your stay at Grand Hotel was not to your satisfaction, especially to see that you did not find on the team the warmth and caring attitude that we really pride ourselves on. The staff at the... More 

Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is in a beautiful setting with fabulous sea views but certainly not value for money. On arrival, there was some problem with our booking and we had several anxious minutes while it was checked with our travel agent. I asked what the problem was but was told this was normal procedure in spite of the fact that the... More 

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear Jen EP, I recognise that we can’t please every guest as with your stay. I was of course most disappointed with your comments regarding the cost of coming to stay with us. We pride ourselves on offering a very good value for money, which many of the guests on this site have commented on, and that's including the unique... More 

Long Island, NY
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is stunning both architecturally and in its service. It's a renovated monastery, and they tried to stay true to it's original design. The rooms, however, are classically modern with lots of amenities, including plush towels and robes, aromatic toiletries, and a waterfall shower--very luxurious. It's quiet when it's noisy outside, but with fantastic rooms--we reserved a corner with... More 

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear lindadetlefsen, What an extraordinary review on your recent stay with us. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed all your experiences from the service provided to the excellent amenities in the rooms. It is great that you even had the pleasure to try our restaurant Palmaria and its lovely Terrace as well as the Beach. You have... More 

Stockton, California
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a dream come true. Love that the attendants meet you in the parking garage to help you check in. I really wanted a bathtub and a view of the colorful shore - I asked and they easily accommodated. The bartender rocked as well!

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Thank Angela R
Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear Angela R, Thank you for leaving us such a complimentary review. It is pleasing to hear that you found the team to be attentive and welcoming, and we are glad you had such a great stay with us and you loved the comfort of our rooms. We hope to welcome you back to Portovenere again in the near future.... More 

Centerport, New York
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I wanted to stay one night in Porovenere on our way from Cinque Terre to Pisa. The ferry stopped right in front of the hotel. We had a lovely view on the terrace during an exceptional breakfast. The room was nice and the staff helpful, friendly and professional I highly recommend the Grand Hotel.

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Thank JuliaEAP
Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear Julia EAP, It was a pleasure to read your compliments on our attentive service making your stay even more comfortable. Indeed our location is great, we are located in a very strategical position but very quiet at the same time and I am glad that could enjoy moments of tranquillity in your room. It would a pleasure to welcome... More 

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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The brilliant service starts with the attendant at the little parking station moments away from the hotel. As you walk into the hotel you are greeted by a lovely team. We were lucky enough to be checked in by the delightful Sylvia who made us feel Like we were the most important guests at the hotel. Shown to our room,... More 

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear Robert C, Thank you so much for such a kind review, I am delighted to read your comments following your recent experience at our Grand Hotel. It is most rewarding to hear that you feel you received a professional yet warm welcome on your arrival, and that you had a wonderful stay with us. I am so pleased you... More 

Wheaton, Illinois
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this hotel by accident. We were visiting Cinque Terre and couldn't find a hotel. Someone suggested Portovenere and we found the Grand Hotel. It truly is grand! Our room faced the sea and had a wonderful view. Breakfast was included and was yummy. We also had dinner in the restaurant. The hotel and Portovenere are both gems and... More 

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear pat d Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback from your recent stay at The Grand Hotel. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found the staff to be friendly and helpful. We take a great deal of pride in the service we provide , and it was therefore so nice... More 

Stockholm
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80 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Porto Venere is a lovely seaside village and we expected the Grand Hotel to be equally small and quaint - it actually lives up to its "grand" name more than we expected in this little town. The hotel is in great shape and everything seems newly renovated. We booked a Double Executive and all of these rooms have a stunning... More 

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear roaming matt, Thank you so much for your lovely comments and recommendation following your recent stay at Grand Hotel. I am delighted to hear how highly you valued your experience and that you liked our Restaurant Palmaria, your room and the service you received from the team. I am also very pleased indeed that you truly enjoyed the location... More 

Knutsford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, we've already rated the restaurant separately and given the food, view and service top ratings. Giovanni and his youthful tall side kick (so sorry forgot his name) deserved a special mention. However, the rest of hotel didn't match the standard of the restaurant and its staff / bar staff. Our room wasn't cleaned one day, fresh bath towels missed... More 

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear paricho, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Grand Hotel. While I am glad that the Food & Beverage facilities have left such a lasting impression, I was certainly most concerned to read about the disappointing encounters you had with the Front Office team. Building a frank and spontaneous approach and lasting relationships is something... More 

Riga, Latvia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is the place to stay when you want your life to feel like a Hollywood movie. A beautiful, newly renovated building. Located right in the middle of the town, allowing you to drink your morning coffee or enjoy Mimosas on the flagstone veranda watching yachts pass by on their way to the sea and groups of young, tanned... More 

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Antonio P, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Portovenere, responded to this review

Dear Overbrookexpat2015, Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review and for sharing your Grand Hotel experience. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the hotel facilities, with the special mention for our terrace of the Venus Bar a spot that remains in the memories of the vas majority of our customers! Portovenere is the best base... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Grand Hotel Portovenere has recently been carefully renovated. The hotel that used to host the San Francisco convent overlooks the picturesque village of Portovenere and is ready to re-open its doors. Our guests will be charmed by the elegance and the beauty of the structure. Today, as before, its call has remained unchanged. The surrounding nature provides a scenery that astonishes travellers from all over the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Portovenere

Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 5, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Porto Venere
Price Range: $207 - $664 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Portovenere 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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