Grand Hotel Portovenere

  • Liguria, Italy, Portovenere

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Portovenere is often described as the sixth village of the Cinque Terre and the Grand Hotel Portovenere is ideal if you want to be on the doorstep of Italy’s most popular UNESCO World Heritage Site. The village itself is very picturesque and the hotel is right in the centre. It’s a short walk from the harbour so it’s easy to explore the area by boat. There’s regular departure to Portofino and the Cinque Terre. The island of Palmaria is close by too and we recommend visiting – it’s got some fantastic walking trails.

The hotel’s got a nice, laidback feel and a modern style. Think wooden floors in the rooms and bright colours in the public areas. We love the restaurant here, it’s terrace has incredible views over the sea and village and the food is lovely and fresh. Make sure you try the grilled fish! If you find yourself with a few spare hours, head to the spa and chill out in the sauna or Turkish bath. It's payable locally and the massages are a welcome treat if you’ve been busy tackling the walking trails around the Cinque Terre.

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours from Genoa or 1 hour from Pisa. Private transfers included.

Added value

Free nights available for summer 2020 (min stay 6 nights)

Early booking offer available for summer 2020 (book at least 16 days prior before departure, not combinable)

  • No. of rooms: 45
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 5


Classic Rooms have a queen sized bed or twin beds and views of the inner court yard. They're decorated in subtle pastel tones and have air conditioning, WiFi, minibar, TV, bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer. Baby cots are available on request free of charge.

Executive Sea View Rooms are fresh and bright. They each have a cosy sitting area and marble bathroom. 

Deluxe Rooms are more spacious and have sea and marina views. Most of these rooms are located at the corners of the building. These rooms sleep two people, with a crib. 

Scriptorium Studios offer a living area with a desk and sofa bed and a double bed room. These studios have sea views and sleep up to three people. 

Classic Rooms and Executive Sea View rooms are available for single occupancy at a supplement. Please call to book. 

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Enjoy sea food trattorias on the colourful harbour front or climb through the narrow cobbles streets and historic stairs into the medieval centre. Enter this walled city through the fortified gate Porto del Borgo, its labyrinth of streets, staircases and tiny passageways to explore the history which dates back to the middle of the 1st century BC.

Days can be enjoyed exploring the area or taking a boat trip out to the archipelago of islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto, enjoying the sea breezes and crystal waters.

Inghams operate a telephone Rep service in Portovenere. 



The hotel has partnered with The Sporting Beach Club so you can rent sun loungers for approx. €40 per room per day. It's normally open from May to September. 


Potovenere Wellness is about 30 metres from the hotel and has lots beauty and wellness treatments, Turkish bath, sauna and relaxation room (all payable locally). There's also a fitness room that you can use for free. The spa is normally open on Tuesdays from 3pm - 8pm and from Wednesday - Sunday between 11am - 8pm.

General Facilities

  • Fitness room
  • Free WiFi
  • Garage (payable locally, approx. €20 per night)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Palmeria Restaurant has a large veranda that overlooks Pontevere. It is the perfect pace to try fresh fish cooked to perfection by Executive Chef, Massimiliano Volonterio. The restaurant's open every day for buffet breakfast, lunch between 12.30pm - 3pm and dinner between 7.30pm - 10.30pm.

Venus Bar is housed in the high vaulted ceilings of the former Franciscan Convert.  It the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine or in the warm evenings head out to the sea-view-terrace with a beautifully prepared cocktail. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 9.8338806
  • Latitude: 44.0522611

For more information on travel and transport visit our Grand Hotel Portovenere page

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Grand Hotel Portovenere
Portovenere, Liguria,Bed & Breakfast
27/10/2021 - 3 nights
2 adults
From Bristol
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