Wow! The staff at this hotel make it the best hotel I stayed at during my 2mth Euro trip, where I stayed in over 30 different cities. The advice, arrangements and pleasant behaviour were truly outstanding.
The hotel is probably the furtherest hotel away from the water in Portofino, but that just means it is 3mins away from the water, as Portofino only has 3-5 hotels. Portofino is very small and exclusive, so you pay extra to stay here, but it is definitely worth it as the best restaurants are here and the location is supreme.
This is the perfect place to relax and unwind, just like the wealthy do who can afford homes around the area. The harbour in summer is filled with new big yachts each night, so the town really comes alive in the evenings. During the day it can be busy too with the visitors staying at the big towns along the coast.
There is a pleasant (but challenging) 2 hr walk from the hotel to a nearby beach that can only be reached by walking or boat. Walk there - relax and then take the last boat back. Let the hotel arrange all your restaurant bookings and kit you out with any towels/bags/water you need during your stay.
The rooms themselves are very luxurious, with fabulous toiletries. The hotel as parking, so make sure you drive straight to the hotel, as Portofino is heavily patrolled to limit non-resident cars visiting and parking.
I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Style, liguria architecture and elegance are the key features of Eight Hotel Portofino, a wonderful example of the perfect combination of ancient tradition, modern technology and quality of service offered to our guests. Located just a few steps away from the world-wide famous “piazzetta”, the hotel offer its guests 18 uncommonly elegant and refined rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 8 Hotel Portofino
- San Giorgio Portofino
- Hotel San Giorgio
- San Giorgio Hotel