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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We stayed last week for a few days in the lovely old town of Rapello. We choose the Hotel Portofino because of its location in the town centre,but access to the beach in two minutes. The hotel is unusual because the reception and rooms are on the first floor.Parking is a challenge, but the owner Stephania kindly sorted me out.Our... More 

Thank pixman
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This hotel is in a convenient location - 5 minutes walk from the train station and just a few minutes from the waterfront. The staff were absolutely lovely - it felt more like you were staying in someone's family home and they went out of their way to help us and were always super friendly. The rooms are small and... More 

1 Thank OrangeKiwi14
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is a very central hotel two blocks away from the waterfront. It is run by a family who is very kind and friendly. The breakfast is OK, but the dinner is wonderful, give it a try. The rooms don't have much of a view, in fact most give on to roofs, the bathrooms are very small, but there is... More 

Thank Viorica P
Athens, Greece
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68 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Reasonably priced hotel in a very good location. Hotel is situated close to train station (5 min walk). Staff is helpful, room is descent, with high ceiling and nicely decorated. Bathroom needs some kind of upgrade (very noisy flush). Nice balcony-terrace. Great breakfast for the hotel category. Wifi as weak. Generally, Rapallo is a great location in order to explore... More 

Thank ilias11
Saint-Genis-Pouilly, France
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52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

A central and very good Hotel. Freshly renovated, spacious rooms with high ceilings, the owners are super friendly and very helpful. The breakfast is good too. The hotel does not have any parking but can provide you with some "wild parking card" allowing you to park nearly everywhere with no extra fees. Our room did not have air conditioning but... More 

Thank Greg B
Utila, Islas de la Bahia, Honduras
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

A hotel with warm atmosphere and good standard located close to the sea. The bus stop is just outside the door so it's easy to take a short bus ride to Portofino or explore the nearby cities. I would definitely recommend Hotel Portofino.

Thank Teo F
London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Thats what you call an italian warm welcome. After a long day travelling we popped in this hotel to ask about hostels. We soon realized that it was the best value we could have hoped for. The room was spacious and charming. The breakfast was very enjoyable on the terrasse with the morning sunshine. The best thing about our stay... More 

1 Thank Olivier_and_Melis
Durban, South Africa
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

What can I say..... We just LOVED this hotel. Stefania, the owner was very friendly and helpful! We were two couples travelled together and she gave us the 2 rooms at the end of the passage opposite each other. We both had large rooms overlooking the canal. Large bathrooms and nice showers. We had to leave very early the next... More 

1 Thank Goggatjie
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89 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

I guess the prices are value for money as it's summer and high season..however, it's not cheap. Location is good and they have parking at the street. Nice breakfast! Rooms are old, its in a residential house, with no aircon. The couple running the place is very friendly.

1 Thank TravelNorway
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Good location. around five mins to walk to the beach. The bus stop was just opposite the hotel. The room was very cosy with classical style. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Good price in such an expensive area.

1 Thank CharlotteCho-Yen

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On the first floor of an Historical Palace of the Nineteenth Century, The Hotel Portofino welcomes travelers in the magnificent setting of the "Tigullio Gulf" Pearl of the Ligurian Riviera. Rapallo is a beautiful sea town, few miles from Portofino and the 5 Terre, the Hotel is convenient located in the city centre in the main street within easy walk to the sea promenade, the marina with the touristic dock and the railways station. The former Grand Hotel has now been transformed in a Small Boutique Hotel, managed by owners, who have completed a full refurbishment. The atmosphere, due to the intense colour, is warm and welcoming, a typical example of Italian Home Hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Portofino

Address: Corso Giacomo Matteotti 53, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Rapallo
Price Range: £48 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Portofino 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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“ask for a room with a view.”
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“We had room 10 which is close to reception, so a room further away and you would find a little less noise from reception”
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“Antiquated rooms and plumbing, but cozy and authentic feeling”
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