Grand Hotel Portovenere

  • Liguria, Italy, Portovenere

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Situated in an ancient Franciscan Convent the Grand Hotel Portovenere overlooks the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and the picturesque medieval village of Portovenere, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This beautiful town on the Gulf of the Poets is not far from the Cinque Terre, but still holds an undiscovered charm. Only a short walk to the harbour, you'll find yourself in a fantastic location to explore the beautiful Ligurian coast line by boat. Boats depart to Portofino just 10 metres away from the hotel. Across the water you'll see the beautiful island of Palmaria, famed for its natural reserve and walking trails. 

The carefully renovated building has large windows allowing the sun light to flood in, creating a fresh space to relax and unwind after exploring the area. Rooms are decorated in an elegant style using tones and colours that reflect those of the Italian Riviera. For those looking to really relax and unwind during their stay, the hotel has spa (about 30m form the hotel) with sauna, Turkish baths, fitness room as well as beauty and wellness treatments (payable locally).The Palmaria restaurant is located on a spectacular veranda overlooking Portovenere, its menu is inspired by the Grand Tour of Europe and uses local ingredients from land and sea, to produce delicious Mediterranean flavours. The high vaulted brick ceilings house the Venus bar, a great place for a coffee or a drink throughout the day. 

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

Added value

Stay 6 nights and pay for 5 nights on stays between 20 Mar-03 Nov 20 (offers not combinable)

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


Classic Rooms with a queen sized double bed or twin beds have views of the inner court yard and are decorated in subtle pastel tones. Rooms have air conditioning, wifi, mini bar, TV, bathrobes, slippers and a hair dryer. 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. 

Bedroom facilities

  • Minibar or fridge
  • 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. 

Things to do in resort

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 9.8338806
  • Latitude: 44.0522611

For more information on travel and transport visit our Portovenere page


Bars & Restaurants

Palmeria Restaurant has a large veranda that overlooks Pontevere. Here you can enjoy beautiful views whilst sampling the the local ingredients. It is the perfect pace to try fresh fish cooked to perfection by the Executive Chef Massimiliano Volonterio. The restaurant is open each day for lunch between 12:30am - 03:00pm, dinner between 07:30pm - 10:30pm and the terrace is open between 03:00pm - 06:00pm and 07:30pm - 11:00pm. 

Please note that opening times are subject to change.

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. 


Potovenere Wellness is about 30 metres from the hotel and offers beauty and wellness treatments. Guests can enjoy these treatments along with the use of the Turkish bath, sauna and relaxation room for a local charge. There is also a fitness room here that guests can use free of charge. The Spa is open on Tuesdays from 3:00pm - 8:00pm and from Wednesday - Sunday between 11:00am - 8.00pm 

Please note that opening times are subject to change.

Beach Services

The hotel is partnered with The Sporting Beach Club, where guests can rent sun loungers (payable locally approx. €40 per room per day). The service is available from May to September, but is dependent on suitable weather conditions. 


  • Indoor golf

The following activities are payable locally:

  • Tennis (3km from the hotel)
  • Golf (20km from the hotel)
  • Sailing (50m from the hotel)
  • Diving (50m from the hotel)
  • Ferry to Cinqueterre (10m from the hotel)

General Facilities

  • Fitness room
  • Free wifi
  • Garage (payable locally approx  €20 per night)

Breakfast is served in the sea-view Palmaria Restaurant, It includes some hot options, cereal, pastries, fruits, cold meats, fresh bread, fresh fruits juices and much more.

Those opting for the half board upgrade can enjoy meals in the Palmeria Restaurant.

Board basis options available

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

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Grand Hotel Portovenere
Portovenere, Liguria,Bed & Breakfast
21/10/2020 - 3 nights
2 adults
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