Grand Hotel Portovenere

Liguria, Porto Venere

  • Located in Portovenere, a prime location for exploring the Cinque Terre
  • A charming hotel that overlooks the sea and harbour
Once a 17th-century convent, the Grand Hotel Portovenere has been carefully renovated into the fantastic hotel that stands today. The hotel's charming character and elegance fit in perfectly with its surroundings, right in the heart of Portovenere. This picture-perfect coastal town is located on the southern border of Liguria and makes a perfect base for those visiting the five small villages of the Cinque Terre.

The hotel's overlooks Portovenere's small harbour and we recommend upgrading to a sea view room to enjoy these views. Each guest room is decorated in bright colours and comfortably furnished, creating a home away from home feel that is emphasised by the warm and welcoming staff. A restaurant on the top floor serves typical Italian cuisine and fresh seafood whilst boasting fantastic views over the sea and harbour. There's also a nearby wellness centre that guests can use with a gym and beauty treatments available.

The hotel has 49 rooms (official rating 5 star) Child prices apply to ages 2-12 years.


Bars & Restaurants

Palmaria Restaurant

Included With: Bed and breakfast, Half Board

This lovely restaurant offers trypical Italian cuisine and fresh seafood. You can enjoy views over the marina with your meal when dining on the veranda.

Breakfast Buffet: 7am - 10.30am

Lunch & Dinner a la carte: 12pm - 10.30pm.

Venus Bar

The bar is open from 11am to midnight.

Beach & Pools

Nearby Beach

Guests are able to use the facilities at the nearby beach for €40* approximately per room per day.

*Price is subject to change

Spa & Wellness

Wellness Centre

Guests can use the nearby Portovenere Wellness Centre with a gym.

Parking & Wifi


A garage is available and payable locally (approx. €20 per day).


Free wifi is available in the public areas and guest rooms.

About the location
Portovenere is a quaint seaside town in the south of Liguria. Its waterside row of brightly coloured houses has helped to earn it UNESCO World Heritage status, but the town also boasts an impressive hilly backdrop and a petite patch of golden sandy beach.

Take a boat ride out to sea and you’ll see why Portovenere was named after Venus, the goddess of beauty. The town’s tangle of historic streets winds across the hillside in postcard-perfect fashion, crowned on top by the Castle of Portovenere. Dating from the 12th century, this ancient fortress offers some of the most breathtaking views in the region from its hilltop perch. 

Portovenere is one of the smallest seaside towns along the Ligurian coast and so offers up just a handful of restaurants to choose from. The beautiful villages of the Cinque Terre are within reach, so you will have plenty to see and do if you fancy getting out and about. If you are feeling particularly energetic, you can hike along the coast to Riomaggiore, the southernmost Cinque Terre village. It’ll take you a good few hours, but you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views – and most likely an ice-cold drink once you arrive in Riomaggiore.  
Transfer Time
The hotel is 1 hour 20 minutes from Pisa airport, 2 hours from Genoa airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
a bedroom with a bed and desk in a hotel room
Double Classic

Max 2 Adults

Classic Rooms are decorated in bright colours and have a view of the internal courtyard.

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Double Executive Sea View

Max 2 Adults, 1 Child

Executive Sea View Rooms have views over the sea and marina.

a living room filled with furniture and a large window
Double Deluxe Sea View

Max 2 Adults

Deluxe rooms feature large windows with lovely views over the sea and marina

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Scriptorium Studio

Max 2 Adults, 1 Child

The Scriptorium Studio is composed of two separate rooms, a living area which features a sofa bed and a spacious bedroom. It is enjoys spectacular views of the Marina and Courtyard.

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A rare gem: comfortable luxury in the Cinque Terre with incredibly warm service and amazing F&B
BillR2390, Newport Beach, California
Tripadvisor review Oct 27 2022
The fourth hotel of our 25th anniversary trip had us for 3 nights at the Grand Hotel Portovenere, in the “6th town” of the famous Cinque Terre villages. This is the only real 5* luxury hotel in the...
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Nelnahas, Cairo, Egypt
Tripadvisor review Oct 22 2022
The staff, the location and the food! What more do you need for perfection? They went out of their way several time just to make our stay better. The hotel felt like home while maintaining intact...
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