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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called the hotel directly for room rates and they gave me a higher price then I got booking over d web. We arrived late at night and the staff was very friendly. Room was very small for the price we paid but they had a fantastic breakfast buffet and d view in the morning is just breathtaking.

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

Dear Andrebus, Thank you for taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor about your stay with us recently and particularly for highlighting that you found our location excellent and a friendly appoach on arrival. I am sorry for the issue regarding room rates on the phone our staff it is under constant training regarding reservations and offering the best available... More 

New York City
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135 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a room with a terrace facing the sea. The view made up for the size of the room which was very small. It was an enjoyable experience to watch the sun setting over this charming village. Portovenere is the honorary sixth town of the Cinque Terre without as many tourists. You can get the ferry to Cinque Terre... More 

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

Dear Janet A, Thank you for your nice review from your visit to us. The Grand Hotel was an ancient Convent and we had to follow many constraints regarding size of rooms when we took it over . I am glad you had the chance to explore the area which is amazing all round also the La Spezia Local Market!... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in September for 2 nights an wish it had been longer. We paid for a sea view and there was mention of a balcony or terrace. When we were shown to our room, we had a window with a view, but no terrace. I went back to the front desk and asked if there was a room... More 

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

Dear Russel Y, Thank you for your lovely and detailed feedback on this page. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and I am happy to hear that our team has managed to adjust the allocation of your room and you found it of your taste, clean and with all the right touches. It is great to... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Spectacular views with a Cinque Terre-like village all in one. The rooms are very modern with soft spa-like colors with nice sized rooms with large bathrooms too. Besides the AMAZING sea view there is a smaller town filled with the best restaurants right on the harbor and the shopping is fantastic. After visiting Cinque Terre and seeing how high the... More 

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

Dear Lynne092, Thank you so much for your very kind words. You got exactly what the Grand Hotel and Portovenere experience is all about! We are so pleased that your could enjoy your time in our little town, and that our staff were able to make your experience a memorable one. We are glad to hear that you'd like to... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

5-star accommodations, service and food with a spectacular view of the port and village. Steps to anything you want, and the ferry to Cinque Terre is right at the front door. A leisurely professionalism sets the tone here and the decor and amenities are top notch. We had a fantastic stay here.

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

Dear dhlc416, We are so glad to hear that you had such a good experience during your recent stay at Grand Hotel . I am proud to hear your praise and compliments for the staff approach and the quality of the product and attention to details in our general decor too. We 're making a lot of efforts trying to... More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

An amazing position over looking porto Venere bay........ All in all a great hotel, Cant quite give it the magic excellent although there was nothing to put my finger on ? I regretted not paying the extra for a room on the front of the hotel! When we arrived the hotel was totally full so no upgrades were available. A... More 

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

Dear Hairyclairey, Thank you for choosing the Grand Hotel . I am delighted you enjoyed the hotel from the breakfast, to the Housekeeping Service and the welcoming friendly atmosphere and service. Palmaria Restaurant it is a unique experience for the quality of the product and I am sorry you did not have the chance to book a table. We do... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Grand Hotel Portovenere is definetely the place you want to be in Porto Venere. Book a room on the panoramic view side of the hotel, you will not regret it. What I liked the most of the hotel were: - beautiful view - extremely attentive staff - bathroom, the shower is very pleasant - attention to even the smallest of... More 

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

Dear Eder M, Thank you very much for your lovely comments and recommendation following your recent stay at Grand Hotel. I am glad to hear how highly you valued your experience with us. It is also particularly pleasing to hear your comments about the service you received throughout the different departments and that you have noticed the constant effort and... More 

Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

What a beautiful location! The finest hotel in the Portovenere/La Spezia area. And it's made all that much better by the outstanding personal care from the professional staff, an excellent breakfast buffet, and proximity to the periodic daily ferry departures to Cinque Terre and Palmyra Island. Book a room at the front of the hotel and enjoy a picture-postcard view... More 

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

Dear caseyscott1, Thank you for taking the time to review the Grand Hotel Portovenere. We are glad to read that you had a lovely stay and found the team to be friendly and attentive. I appreciate you mentioning the quality of our Buffet Breakfast too. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Antonio Polesel... More 

Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Beyond words. Our room overlooked the fabulous harbour. Breakfast had great variety of delicious food. Staff very helpful and friendly. Overall decor and feel just perfect. Easy access to Cinque Terre.

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

Dear Kerry D, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Grand Hotel. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful stay with us and that you had a positive general feeling of our property. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Antonio Polesel General Manager More 

Sarasota, Florida
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166 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

WOW - make sure you book a room on the front - spectacular. Wake up just as the sun is rising and see the colors of Porto Venere bathed in orange light. Go back to your room at sunset and see the magic of the light behind the houses. This is a great boutique hotel - a little formal and... More 

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

Dear Mike D, Thank you for your nice review of our Grand Hotel . I am pleased that you have enjoyed our rooms and that you were able to sample some of the food and drink that our talented chefs work tirelessly to make special. We look forward to welcoming you back soon in Portovenere. Kind regards, Antonio Polesel General... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Porto Venere
Price Range: $257 - $443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Portovenere 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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“It is worth the extra money to stay in a room with a sea view”
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“Pay extra for a room with a view 306 was excellent.”
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