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Eight Hotel Portofino
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Portofino
Certificate of Excellence
Buckinghamshire
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36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Charming hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We elected to take the hotels limo transfer to and from the airport which is hassle free and only a small premium over a cab. The check in was efficient and friendly. The reception team are top notch and can't do enough for you.
Our room, number 10, was plenty big enough with a walk in shower/wet room. It was road side but this didn't really cause an issue it's a relatively quiet part of Portofino.
The hotel is 5 minutes walk from the harbour and the walk is pleasant past some very exclusive shops.
Breakfast was hosted by a charming lady who was very attentive although I personally found the selection a bit limited.
We visited their sister hotel one day and paid !00 Euros for 2 sunbeds on their beach which is way over the top. Unsurprisingly the beach was only a third full and you wonder if they just want to keep it exclusive by pricing most right minded people out? Still at least we had our own space away from the public areas which can be a bit of a bun fight at weekends on this bit of the Italian coastline.
All in all once you have factored in Portofino pricing a very pleasant and relaxing stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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sleozappa, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Eight Hotel Portofino, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

thank you for taking your time in leaving us your nice comments.
Has been a real pleausre to guest you and your partner in our Charming Hotel and We do are looking forward to welcome you back on a future visit to Portofino.

Kindeat Regards from the all Team,

Christian Del Gatto
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

An excellent place to stay to relax and enjoy Portofino. Christian Del Gatto, the hotel manager and the staff here are aways so incredibly friendly and happy to be of assistance. If you are arriving by car, take the road directly up to the hotel where they will be pleased to take care of it for you. Our room was extremely spacious, probably one of the most comfortable beds we've slept in. Room setting to a perfect cool temperature was a welcome retreat when out in 30+ degrees heat. The rooms and general hotel are very clean and tidy. Continental breakfast has a good section. This was our second time to Portofino but will not be the last. We would stay at Eight Hotel again and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013
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sleozappa, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Eight Hotel Portofino, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Dear Guests,

We do appreciate your nice comments, they enforce and confirm our good attitude towards enanching your experience in our charming hotel. The All team remind with pleasure you and your wife at the start of your Honeymoon and we are glad you place our Hotel as a milestone at the start of your life togheter.
Wishing you a grat vacation we are really looking forward to welcome you back on a future visit to Portofino.

Kindes tRegards,

Christian Del Gatto
Hotel Manager
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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was my first time in Portofino and expectations was more than meet. Portofino is one of the most charming and romantic cities in Italy. Not to fancy and not to touristy and not to crowed. Nice international shops. Of course there are a lot of tourist but it is possible to get a table on every cafe and restaurant at short notice. Hotels recommendations was good. There are no beaches but a nice little harbour.
Eight hotel is a small luxury hotel. Small very clean rooms and all staff is very kind. Children are very welcome. Eight hotel Portofino has a sister hotel 5 min away in hotels shuttle bus with a beach and very nice restaurant. We had a 3 nights stay and then you have seen it all :-)
There are no food room service. I missed room service for a small snack. they could easily make a deal with the small trattorie next door. When we go to Portofino again, this hotel would be a place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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sleozappa, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Eight Hotel Portofino, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for choosing our charming Hotel and thank you for taking your time in sharing your precious comments with others, it is much appreciated.
We look forward to welcome you back on your next visit, please do not hesitate to contact us back directly should you wish us to prepare any special arrangements.


Kindest Regards,

Christian Del Gatto
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

I went for a private trip with my wife to Eight Hotel Portofino. Portofino is a very small place, so it was a great help when the hotel staff took care of the car already at arrival. The hotel experience was very satisfactory, with great staff and a nice and clean hotel with great design and athmosphere. We will return for sure.

Room Tip: We stayed in a junior suite which I do not regret.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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sleozappa, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Eight Hotel Portofino, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking your time in sharing your comments.
The all team at Eight Portofino will be looking forward to welcome you back on your next possible visit in our charming Hotel.

Kindest Regards,

Christian Del Gatto
Hotel Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

This was the first stay at the Eight hotel in Portofino, but not the first time in Portofino. When you travel to Portofino you need to be prepared that everything is more expensive than anywhere else in Italy. The right expectation need to be set. The eight hotel has a nice high quality standard , clean and comfortable and very friendly and service minded staff. The rooms are quite small and there are small things that could be improved like, we would have appreciated a bottle of water at night, easier to handle the air condition system, better working WiFi.
The breakfast was excellent in Italian style.
Good recommendations and reservations for dinner places around Portofino from the staff.
If we go to Portofino again, this hotel would be a place to stay.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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sleozappa, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Eight Hotel Portofino, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

we thank you for sharing your nice comments, it is always a great pleasure to receive confirmation to be on line with our guest's expectations and to be able to overcome them on few occasions. Striving for perfection is our daily goal, meeting our guest expectation is only part of our accomplishment, your nice comments fullfill our mission.

Looking forward to welcome you back on a future visit we send you our best regards,

Christian Del Gatto
Hotel Manager
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Sao Paulo, SP
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

I booked this hotel for 2 nights. Because of my mistake with dates, I realized that I couldn't be there on the first night, could only stay for the second one. The hotel rules were clear: if you cancel your reservation within 7 days, you would be charged for the first night. What I tried to agree with them was: as I'm actually using the second night and only canceling the first one, just charge me for 1 night. But the hotel insisted that I would be charged for the first night anyway. So I cancelled the reservation and paid for 1 night without using it, when the hotel had the choice to have me there for the second night, get the same payment and make a client happy. They followed the rules, but I was extremely disappointed with the inelegance of a hotel with such high standards. Don't plan on ever going there.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

We booked two junior suites for our family in early July 2013 and had a wonderful experience. The beds are comfortable, the rooms are spotless, the bathrooms are beautiful and the rooms are also very quiet providing a great sleep. The breakfast room is lovely with excellent cappuccinos and the hotel also provides complimentary wifi with a strong signal. The location in Portofino is quite good as the main center is just two blocks away but the small distance also provides for quiet sleeping away from any street noise. The hotel offers a shuttle service to their sister hotel in Paraggi (5 minutes away) which is much appreciated. We loved spending a day on the small, sandy beach with crystal clear water and excellent service by the hotel staff at the sister location. They were also so gracious to offer shuttle service to/from the train station (for a fee) which was most helpful and appreciated as well. The service all the way around at both hotels is superior. We absolutely loved our visit and highly recommend Eight Hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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sleozappa, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Eight Hotel Portofino, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

we are really glad in reading your nice comments, with pleasure we remind your stay in our charming hotel.
Looking forward in welcoming you back on your future visit to Portofino we send you our best regards,

Christian Del Gatto
Hotel Manager
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Property: Eight Hotel Portofino
Address: Via del Fondaco 11, 16034 Portofino, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Portofino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Portofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Eight Hotel Portofino 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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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8 Hotel Portofino
San Giorgio Portofino
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