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“Beach like a 1920's Hollywood Movie Setting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Piccolo Portofino

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Hotel Piccolo Portofino
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Portofino
Certificate of Excellence
Wollongong, Australia
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52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Beach like a 1920's Hollywood Movie Setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Stayed here 4 nights but could have stayed longer. Excellent location with a pleasant off road laneway walk into Portofino town. We did not use our car once here and chose to just relax and enjoy Portofino and walk everywhere. The hotel staff parked our car in a local parking station.

The beach is lovely even though it is all pebbles (bring reef walker type shoes). There are sunlounges on terraces surrounding the beach and also tables and chairs on a dining terrace where your lunch or drinks can be served.

The hotel as a character exterior but a very modern interior. The hotel restaurant served excellent food at a reasonable price. Some of the restaurants in town were quite expensive for the poor quality of food we received.

I agree with other contributors that it would be preferable for the hotel to advise you to park at their rear door while your luggage is unloaded. Only negative for us was the very very hard bedding. We woke in discomfort and ended up laying pillows over the mattress to help with this problem. Even with this issue we would still stay here again and would recommend it to others.

Room Tip: Book seaview room with a balcony or terrace.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Kim11P
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Italy
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88 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

On the 25th of December, we fulfilled our dream to spend a night in Portofino, even at a reasonable price, so I shouldn't complain... however some things can be improved; the room was very spacious (probably we got a free upgrade to a superior room), it looked very nice and tidy at first sight, but bed sheets weren't very clean and with some hair on them. Breakfast is not 4-stars-level. There was much noise of running water in the room, probably due to people having showers in neighboring rooms. The staff was nice and helpful. The location is superb, of course, but they should advice people to go out from the back door, because the front door is right on the main road and cars pass by very dangerously.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Danielearro
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Europe
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241 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

I was here for a business meeting during winter. I was lucky to pick a sunny weather so that my white furnished room was illuminated with warm Mediterranean sunshine. The rocky beach was a few steps down the road that frankly at this time of the year was really solitary. To wake up and open the window and viewing such Portofino sea view is a gift of life. Hospitality is very accurate and the hotel is very pleasant. It is an old hotel completely modernized but still maintaining the flavor of an Italian ligurian residence.

Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Gothenburg
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48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

We spent 3 nights there. The rooms were spacious, clean, nicely furnished, and a seaview was an advantage. The beds were rather hard. The staff felt somewhat chilly, yet it was no problem to change the room when it appeared that the shower did not function properly. Breakfast was a bit disappointing: scrambled eggs were over long before the end of breakfast-time, and coffee/tea was to be served by the waiter; and it was not always easy to get his attention. Occasionally you could feel the scent of cigarette-smoke in the room.

Room Tip: The rooms without seaview are more quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Egidija
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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

We spent two nights at Domina Home Piccolo in September. We found the hotel to be good value for money compared to some of the other hotels in Italy. Even though Portofino is an extremely expensive town, we did enjoy our stay. The hotel it self is clean and we asked to be upgraded to a room with a sea view which was great. If we ever go to Portofino again we will return to the Domina. If you ike running or hiking while on holiday we will definately recommend, as there are a number of running trials available. Breakfast was ok and typical of what you would receive in most European restuarants.

Room Tip: Room with a sea view
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Betsie S
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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571 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

We stayed two nights at this hotel and it rained both days. Unfortunately, the hotel had no bar or pool to spend time in while the weather was bad, so you end up in the room. The room was large but the bed was very squeaky. It meant that your sleep is disturbed as you are woken up every time you move. The bathroom was a shower room, which for me is a definite "no, no", I bathe not shower.
The room was on the first floor over the road, which was fine but probably very noisy in peak season. The hotel corridors & dining area were not air conditioned and so very hot and the room air conditioning was not very effective, so may not cope in mid summer.
The restaurant though hot, was very good. We dined there both evenings and it was very good home cooking with good wine. Service was superb. Breakfast was limited but ok.
It was difficult to locate the hotel on arrival as the road is so narrow and there was no where to stop. We finally managed to locate it after our third attempt. The car was taken from us and parked 10 mins away and it was brought back on departure.
The hotel has a good deck across the road or sunbathing and a private pebbly beach. As the weather was bad, we couldn't make use of it. We used the short cut pedestrian route into the port which is behind the hotel and takes only 10 mins .

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Moosie57
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NYC
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Beautiful room. Accomodations modern, clean, spacious. Service first class - Franco was most memorable. Hotel right on the street, but right across from its own private beach and lounging terraces. Location short walk into center of Portofino walking on beautiful pathway. Portofino is must stay and particularly at this hotel.

Room Tip: Request a room that faces the sea. Noise was not an issue and was on 2nd floor. View was breathtakin...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank TAM19
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Additional Information about Hotel Piccolo Portofino

Property: Hotel Piccolo Portofino
Address: Via Duca Degli Abruzzi 31, 16034 Portofino, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Portofino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Portofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Piccolo Portofino 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Domina Home Piccolo Hotel Portofino
Domina Hotel Piccolo
Domina Hotel Portofino

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