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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 19 June 2015

We agreed with the recent review titled "Disappointing". This hotel does not have the appropriate level of services and ambience to justify its high price or to be considered in the luxury class hotel. Location: The location is very good with beautiful views of the sea from some rooms and from the restaurant terrace. However, the hotel has very limited...

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

Dear Maturetra, Thank you kindly for your review of Grand Hotel Portovenere.I was most disappointed to learn your stay with us did not meet your expectations thus marring your impression of the hotel. It is important for us to have such feedback so that we can improve,however, I believe we are highly capable as remarked by the vast majority of...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2015

This hotel offers a wide range of rooms and rates, however regardless of the type of room you select, the standard of service, general amenities and spectacular location will remain the same. We selected this town as a gateway to the Cinque Terre - as independent travelers we needed a base that was accessible by public transport. The hotel is...

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

Dear Portcred, I was pleased to read your review following your stay at Grand Portovenere. The hotel is certainly ideally located for experiencing the sightseeing and landmarks of our territory, especially the departures of Ferry Boats heading to Cinque Terre or other destinations which are right on our doorstep. I was also extremely pleased for your kind comments about our...

Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2015

The location is very good. The star feature was the restaurant/ bar terrace overlooking the harbour where we ate the night we arrived. Otherwise, the design of the hotel which I believe has recently been refurbished, lacks a centre and feeling of identity. The room we had was just ok. Surprisingly for this standard of hotel, it lacked details that...

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

Dear Lavarcham, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your experience at our Grand Hotel. We welcome all feedback as an opportunity to learn and improve our training and service standards. We were disappointed to learn that on this occasion we failed to meet your expectations. Please rest assured that your comments have already been shared...

Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

In the heart of Portovenere, perched on the port , is this majestic little hotel that we chose randomly on our first trip to this heavenly destination. The hotel fulfills every aspect of a high calibre 4 star hotel, based on international standards, not European ones. I stress this point because I have recently been disappointed by other hotels in...

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

Dear Nouran E We are glad that you have discovered the Grand Hotel Portovenere. I have appreciated your kind comments regarding our service and the positive staff attitude , at the end of the day I consider maintaning a constant attention on our standards of service as my main task here at the Hotel. Beside that we are always striving...

New Jersey
Reviewed 9 June 2015

We loved it here. The hotel is modern and charming. The location is beautiful. We loved having breakfast and drinks on the terrace overlooking the sea and the harbor. The people at the desk were friendly and helpful, too.

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Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

I have no doubt that this is the nicest hotel in Portovenere. My wife and I had a Junior Suite on the second floor with a great view of the harbor. The hotel reopened about a year ago after extensive renovations, so everything inside is very modern and high quality. The rooms aren't large by American standards, but they are...

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

Dear InsideSco, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review of the Grand Hotel Portovenere. We have appreciated your nice comments regarding the overall impression of the hotel and the location. I am glad you 've found a nice feeling with our staff at Palmaria Restaurant and we do agree it is the only fine dining in Portovenere! I am...

Armenia
Reviewed 5 June 2015

The rooms are clean. Quietly elegant, I would like to appreciate all the staff and management and they made me feel at home. Awesome customer service, high standards. The hotel is beautiful.Thanks a lot and I will definitely come back.

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iowa
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Great stay at this lovely hotel. Lovely room. Lovely breakfast, lovely location just down the street from historical ruins, lovely having bus stop right outside the door, lovely restaurants right outside the door.... We chose to stay in Portevenere and travel two days to Cinque Terra from there. It was a bit of a hassle, mainly because the bus stop...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 30 May 2015

I've been traveling for a week up and down this part of Italian coast. Check my other reviews of hotels in Portofino and Camogli. In brief, I'd say Portovenere is a great choice if you want to hit the Cinque Terre trail or just spend a few days in a sweet little town in a nice hotel. The Grand Hotel...

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

Dear Tofas Travel, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your comments following your recent stay at Grand Hotel Portovenere. We are glad to read that most of the aspects of your stay were positive. The Grand Hotel used to be a Convent dating back the XVI Century and it has been reopened last summer 2014 after...

Los Angeles / Orange County
Reviewed 29 May 2015

The Grand Hotel Portovenere is our absolute favorite hotel in the world. We travel extensively and having just returned from Italy and being able to visit Portovenere, we were blown away by the service, amenities and personal touches this thotel gave, from the personal welocome by the General Manager, Mr. Polesel, to the fine attention given by Andrea and the...

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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: $322 - $1,960 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Portovenere 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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