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Review of Hotel Porto Roca

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Hotel Porto Roca
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

We drove to Monterosso and were picked up at the central parking by a hotel hired taxi. Magnificent views from the restaurant where they serve breakfast. We stayed in a standard non-ocean view room, as we did not think the difference in price would justify it, especially because you can enjoy the view from the restaurant, lobby bar, pool, etc. In fact, many visitors to Monterosso get the same view just walking in the trail to Vernazza which passes in front of the hotel. Service was efficient and in a pleasant atmosphere. We had a great meal at Cantina Miki.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

After three days at Porto Roca, we were certainly in shape! Situated mid-hill with a strenuous hike up to the hotel, it helped to work off some of the great dinners we had there. Staff was very professional, our room had a little patio with a view of the sea, and we very much enjoyed being there.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We booked this hotel ourselves, not through our travel agent. Perfect is a great word for this place. First, the view was spectacular, especially from our room which had a private sunning area overlooking the mediterranean ocean & the town of Monterosso. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. I don't like using stars to rate hotels, see comments on Siena, but this was everything we read on-line before booking. And the included breakfast was the best we experienced in all of Italy.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Frank E
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canberra
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

The positive and negative comments of previous reviewers ring true. As part of a group we were allocated a small ground floor room next to the public toilet with only a glimpse of the ocean through the trees, so the view was available only when we left the room. But as tourists we were there to explore the region, not to loll around the pool - and it's quite an effort to walk to/from town. It was exceedingly noisy on the Saturday night and we were woken every morning by outside workers. The breakfast spread was good, no better than other hotels we used. Reports from our group of the hotel's food were lukewarm. There are good restaurants in town.

So, if you want to laze around a hotel with a great view, a good pool, in tired surrounds, this might be the place for you - if you pay well for it. Otherwise, consider elsewhere.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank 3shoton
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Kyle, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

I loved our stay there and the staff were very accomodating.they are on a very steep hill and it s totally worth. Get an ocean view room. Spend the money for it you wont regret it
They have a taxi service that you need to give a 24 hour notice and they are prompt we lovedit


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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Doreen353
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Arcadia, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

This fabulously located hotel at the top of the town was a grand dame at one time. It is not what it used to be. Still it could be again with a decorators touch. I would start by getting rid of the kitch decor that is everywhere. Nothing goes with anything. Even the nicest rooms are tired. The kitchen still can be proud of the food it serves, but why dine here when there are so many wonderful restaurants in town.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 301 and though it is small and a little tired it has a great veranda and sun loung...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank zoeopa
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

Hotel Porto Roca is an enigma. On one hand it has fantastic views because it sits right on the water's edge, perched high on the cliffs. On the other hand, the hike up to the hotel can be tiring especially after a long day of activities. To their credit, the hotel does offer a taxi service to/from the hotel and the main parking lot or train station. You definitely want to take advantage of this upon check-in / check-out. The other downside is the price. It is quite expensive as you are paying for the view. On a positive note, they just installed a gorgeous, brand new pool (opened July 2013) and it is wonderful. It is an infinity pool overlooking the sea. Plenty of chairs for sunning / relaxing. The service in the restaurant for dinner was tired. The waiters seemed bored. Try dining at other places such as La Tortuga (get there early and ask to be seated outside with a sea view) in the New Town section, or for an upscale gourmet seafood dinner make reservations well ahead of time at Miky. With regard to the hotel, avoid the back rooms (the ones without a sea view). They are small, cramped, and overpriced with a view of a stone wall. You definitely want to stay in Monterosso (compared to the other 4 villages) as it is the biggest village and has the most to do. If you do not mind spending big $$$ on your hotel, then go for Hotel Porto Roca and make sure to get a sea view room. Have drinks and snacks on the terrace just outside the bar, or lounge in the pool area and soak up the view. If you are on a budget, however, you can get a better deal in town. A good hotel at a reasonable price is the Hotel Margherita.

Room Tip: Avoid the rooms in back (non sea view). They are small, cramped, and overpriced with a view of a sto...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Porto Roca
Address: Localita Corone 1, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Monterosso al Mare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Monterosso al Mare
#9 Romantic Hotel in Monterosso al Mare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Porto Roca 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Porto Roca is located 200 metres from the historic centre of Monterosso and at the start to the 5 terre path. Its extraordinary location between land and sky on the sea offers a relaxing oasis far from noise and stress of everyday modern life. It boasts 40 air-conditioned rooms and 3 suites. Our chef offers traditional and typical local dishes in our panoramic inside and outside restaurants overlooking the sea and harbour. ... more   less 
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Hotel Porto Roca Monterosso Al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy

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