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Grand Hotel Portovenere

Portovenere, Liguria

  • 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 empasised 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 45 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 €30 per room per day.

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.
Classic Room

Max 2 Adults

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

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Executive Sea View Room

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.

Early Booking Discount

10% Early booking discount for stays between 4 nights completed before 02 November 2020 booked at least 16 days prior to departure.


Free Night Offer

1 Free night for stays of 5 nights or more completed before 02 November 2020.

Meal Offer

One complimentary 3 course dinner (beverage excluded) for 2 people at the Restaurant Palmaria, valid for stays of 6 nights or more.

Rate Reduction

14% Rate reduction for stays of 2 nights completed before 02 November 2020, stay must be completed mid-week (Sun-Thurs).

10% Rate reduction for stays of 3 nights completed before 02 November 2020.

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Closed spa and no beach at the hotel
Laura_Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Tripadvisor review Sep 25 2020
The hotel is well situated, you can take the boat to Cinque Terre from there. The room was clean and spacious. The breakfast is good, it is 20 euros/person. During our stay, the spa was closed (it...
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Views as excellent as the service
SmallSizeTraveller, Prague, Czech Republic
Tripadvisor review Aug 31 2020
We only stayed 1 night. -Check in was smooth and quick, despite we had to fill more papers than the normal due to the current situation. -We had SCRIPTORIUM STUDIO. Cozy room with small living...
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