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Grand Hotel Portovenere

Cinque Terre, Italy


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Luxury Holidays At Grand Hotel Portovenere

Housed in a former 13th Century convent in the charming town of Portovenere, Grand Hotel Portovenere is a picture-perfect hideaway in one of Italy’s most charming locations. Overlooking the ‘Bay of Poets’, the views from the windows are enchanting, with the characteristic painted houses and sparkling waters forming a beautiful backdrop. With a simple yet relaxing ambience, the hotel is the perfect base for exploring both Portovenere and the nearby Cinque Terre, which you can reach on a boat which departs from the dock across the road every morning. One of the highlights of the hotel is its fantastic food at the restaurant, which is served on the terrace with mesmerising views, though the town of Portovenere also has plenty of dining spots to enjoy, too.

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Waterfront hotel within easy distance of Cinque Terre
  • Feature: Fabulous restaurant with beautiful harbour views
  • Rooms: 48 rooms and suites
  • Nearest airport: Pisa International Airport
Location and transfer

Approximately a 1 hour 40 minute drive from Pisa International Airport.


All rooms and suites feature air-conditioning, mini-bar, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers, bathroom amenities, personal safe, flat-screen television with international channels, telephone and wi-fi access. Cots or cribs and child safety equipment is available. Maid service is provided twice daily.

   Executive Double Room:expand_more
  • Rooms: 15
  • Size: 25m²
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: These sea view rooms feature either a queen-size or twin beds, a sitting area and a full marble bathroom. They are located on the third, fourth and fifth floors and some feature a small terrace or balcony.
   Deluxe Rooms:expand_more
  • Rooms: 8
  • Size: 30m²
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: Featuring either a king-size or twin beds and a full marble bathroom, these rooms are located in the corners of the hotel across the second, third, fourth and fifth floors, boasting large windows overlooking the sea. Some of these rooms also feature a spacious terrace.
   Junior Suite:expand_more
  • Rooms: 9
  • Size: 35m²
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: Boasting panoramic sea views, Junior Suites boast a either a grand terrace under the building's historic arches or two separate areas including a sofa bed. Featuring either a king-size or twin beds and a full marble bathroom, these suites are located on the second, third, fourth and fifth floors.
   Poeti Suite:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 60m²
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: Boasting inspiring views over the Gulf, this spacious exclusive suite comprises a bedroom, living area and two bathrooms. From the panoramic window, you can see Palmira Island, the Apuan Alps and the villages of Lerici and Tellaro.
   Castello Suite:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 60m²
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: This enviable and exclusive suite boasts a 75m² terrace, offering the perfect spot to relax in your beautiful surroundings, with views of the Doria Castle. Inside, the Castello suite features a bedroom, a living area and two bathrooms.

Sitting on a spacious terrace with beautiful views across the harbour, the hotel's Palmaria Restaurant is a sublime spot to savour Italian flavours and sip a drink as you soak in the laid-back ambience.

Palmaria Restaurant:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Seafood and authentic Italian flavours from Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Setting: With a terrace and large windows overlooking the sea, sit back in romantic candle light to savour the ambience and mesmerising views of this charming setting.
  • Dress Code: Casual though guests are requested to not wear shorts in the restaurant
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
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Culture & History

Grand Hotel Portovenere overlooks the charming village of Portovenere, which is also referred to as the ‘Bay of Poets’ thanks to the inspiration it provided to a number of poets and writers. A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, the village was originally built by the Romans, and was later inhabited by the Byzantines, Lombards, Genovese and many other historic figures. The hotel itself is set in a former 13th Century Convent, giving its guests a true taste of authenticity. It is also ideally located for exploring the famed villages of Cinque Terre, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can take scenic walks and wander the enchanting streets dating back centuries ago.

Hotel Experiences

Do as the Italians do during your time at Grand Hotel Portovenere and learn how to cook up a feast of fresh pasta, pesto sauce and the famous Tiramisù dessert, plus learn how to filet and marinate fish, and take your recipe to recreate your dishes back at home. Led by the hotel’s Executive Chef, Francesco Parravicini, you will also enjoy a tour of restaurant’s kitchen. You can also take a unique boat excursion around the oyster farms of La Spezia with an expert guide, plus enjoy an oyster aperitif with white wine and local focaccia, or venture out to the vineyards of Azienda Agricola Possa to meet the artisan wine producer Samuele Heydi Bonanini. Take a tour and taste the renowned Sciacchetrà of Cinque Terre.

Luxury Beach

Grand Hotel Portovenere is partnered with the Sporting Beach Club, which is located just a few minutes away from the hotel. Its shingled shores face the beautiful Palmira Island and are approximately two-hundred meters away, where sun beds are available to hire.

Spa Breaks

The hotel's spa, Portovenere Wellness, offers a selection of facials, massages and body treatments to offer a haven of relaxation. Working with natural Italian products, you can unwind with an aromatic massage or ease your muscles with a sports massage. For a pick-me-up, sit back for a purifying, illuminating or regenerating facial or leave your whole body feeling silky smooth with an exfoliating treatment to help circulation and brighten your skin.


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