Eight Hotel Portofino

Via del Fondaco, 11, Portofino, Italy

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  • Complimentary cocktail upon arrival

  • Complimentary “Pesto” cooking class of 1 hour

  • 10% food and beverage discount

  • Free Access to spa area (Turkish and Steam Bath) throughout stay

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17.5
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18
  • Public Spaces16.5
  • Service18
  • Overall17.5
3
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Our initial start with a glass of prosecco and small sandwiches was a nice touch. The staff at the front desk were friendly and helpful when it came to helping us with train station schedules. The breakfast buffet and wait person was very good.

What the hotel could do better:

It was not worth $1300.00 US dollars per night. After the initial start, things went downhill. We were told upon arrival that the hot tub was broken, which was the only amenity outdoors. There was no kleenex in the room and one of the beauty kits in the bathroom was empty and never replaced. We called for kleenex and napkins were brought up. We asked again the next day and hard paper towels were put in a kleenex box. The safe didn't work, so we had to use a key. The ice machine next to our room didn't work. There was no water at turndown. Twin beds were put together to make a king and the seam could be felt. No 9 am shuttle was available to Santa Margarita to take a train. We had booked to eat at their sister restaurant in Paraggi one night and were told that their shuttle would not be available to pick us up after dinner -- no offer to book us a taxi. There were dirty glasses in the room after turndown the second night. Finally, the room was large, with a huge tub, but because in the roofline was very dark. It was the only room available when we went to book on this website, ended up being the most expensive but not worth it.

Christine

Stayed June 2013

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Hotel Description

It’s seemingly impossible to travel twenty miles in any direction within Italy without passing through one picturesque destination or another. Even against this backdrop, though, the seaside village of Portofino stands out; it’s one of the most spectacular places on the Mediterranean, and its rocky cliffside geography has precluded the sort of over-development that plagues some of Europe’s other classic destinations.

And whether your tastes run to the old-fashioned or the up-to-date, it’s hard to do much better than the Eight Hotel Portofino — here the building’s Ligurian architecture has been preserved, the interiors renovated in a style that’s clean and contemporary, yet harmonizes with the local flavor, blending soft seaside colors and traditional materials like slate with modern furnishings and state-of-the-art amenities.

Guest rooms are sophisticated, with hardwood floors and minimal color schemes of white and yellow. LCD satellite televisions are standard, as is high-speed internet access, by no means universal throughout Italy’s small hotels. Suites add sitting rooms and, in some cases, Turkish baths.

Room service features a light menu available 24 hours per day, and the hotel’s bar is open around the clock as well. There’s no restaurant, but the Eight’s location just off Portofino’s central piazzetta means a wealth of options are at your feet. Here it’s possible to escape not just from the everyday, but from the crowds that descend upon many of the coast’s bigger resort towns — reminders of Portofino’s heritage as an ancient seafaring village still remain at every turn.

Please note: Eight Hotel Portofino is open seasonally, April through October.

How to get there:

Eight Hotel Portofino is approximately 3 miles (4.5 kilometers) from Santa Margherita Ligure train station and 28 miles (45.5 kilometers) from Genoa Cristoforo Colombo airport.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 18 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

Hotel Booking Widget

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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