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“Great location and good people”
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Hotel Eden
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Portofino
Certificate of Excellence
England
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great location and good people”
Reviewed 17 July 2012

We got to Portofino on a whim and didn't have anything booked. To be perfectly honest it was the first hotel I saw and it had a room with two beds, lil un one for my 5 year old. I must have been charged the last minute cost which was high at 240 euros but I was asking for a room at 2pm in July in Portofino so ho hum.

Room was clean and the owner and his wife (?) we're very nice and even specially made a hot choc for my boy over breakfast. TV, decent shower, and my room had a really nice garden view too. Hotel is 15 yards away from main square and port and is secluded enough to be very quiet.

Breakfast is a good continental and is in a lovely covered garden patio with a modern feel.

Beach is 25 min walk (but a really nice walk)

In London or Paris this would be a 80 euro a night B&B but honestly context is important in these reviews and this is neither London nor Paris its one of the most expensive rocks in Europe so 4 outta 5 is fair.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2012

A privately owned hotel with very few rooms and a restaurant. Breakfast is included and prepared by the owner himself - very delicious with some fruits and a number of pastries (which is a traditional Italian breakfast). Room is quite small, however, there is all you need - safe box, hair dryer, aircon. Everything was clean and tidy. Good memories for a reasonable price!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2012

This hotel is quite old-fashioned - the sort of small hotel you might expect to find in an English seaside town, with an elderly owner-manager and some seriously 1970s looking carpets. However, the rooms are clean and of a reasonable size, the A/C works, the breakfast is standard fare, and it is the most reasonable place in Portofino.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Room and bathroom are small but clean. No view but great value for the location. Great to be in Portofofino is the morning or late at night when the crowd is gone.
Nice little breakfast is included. Nothing fancy but good stuff from the bakery around the corner.
Forget it in the summer or spring weekends.There is nothing in that price range around. We got really lucky and the owner was laughing at us when we asked for friday night.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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London
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2012

Given the prices of other hotels in Portofino, this one is pretty good in comparison. The room was really small and the bathroom was tiny but it was fine for 2 nights. The bed was comfortable and it was clean.
The owner was really helpful with places to go and getting around. Breakfast wasn't great but the coffee was delicious.
Pretty perfect for a short break and the location is great. Just off the main Piazza near all the restaurants and due to it being tucked away it was quiet.
Would stay again and would recommend.

Room Tip: Maybe ask for one of the bigger rooms - they are more expensive though.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Chicago
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Delightful hotel tucked away off the central alley leading to the waterfront square. Very convenient, great value. Closeness to the square and charm of the hotel make this spot well worth the extra trouble it takes to get your luggage from the taxi area down the alley and up the walkway.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2012

This hotel was definitely the best value-for-money of any hotels in Portofino, and we really enjoyed our stay. It is literally 2-3 minutes from the Marina area in Portofino, as well as the town square where you can park or get the bus to Santa Margherita and other areas nearby.

The main question is, why stay in Portofino at a huge premium, instead of staying in Santa Margherita? SM has many better quality, more affordable hotels, as well as equal (if not better) restaurants, beaches, etc.

My recommendation would be to get a hotel in SM instead, and to take the bus or drive to Portofino to spend a day there.

One thing to know is that a taxi from Portofino to SM for dinner cost us 30.00 EUR, and the taxi back from SM to Portofino later that night cost us 50.00 EUR. So (1) its definitely worth taking the bus instead, + (2) you are better off staying in SM, where the bars and beaches are, and just doing a day-trip to Portofino.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Eden
Address: Vicolo Dritto 18/20, 16034 Portofino, Italy
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Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Portofino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Portofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Eden 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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