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Hotel Belvedere
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Porto Venere
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Beirut
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21 reviews
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“a very pleasant stay”
Reviewed 10 August 2012

I thought this hotel was very pleasant. A little pricey, but I guess it was very high season when we went. Very good, generous breakfast (the best we had after 5 different hotels in Italy) and a clean room with a view of the marina. The bed was huge too. I was a bit apprehensive as I couldn't find many hotels in Portovenere and was worried it was over-advertized but was happily surprised that it was just right. It's not a 5 star hotel but it's more than enough.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

We were looking for a two night stopover between France and Southern Italy and chose the Belvedere pretty arbitrarily. Apart from one somewhat surly staff member (you can't win them all), it was an excellent stay. The rooms are medium-sized, well modernised and comfortable. Some have lovely views over the sea and are worth booking. Breakfasts were first-class and, again overlooking the sea.The sister hotel has a very reasonable and delighful seafood restaurant with good wine and chirpy staff. It's very handy for the centre of Portovenere (5 mins walk, and on the bus route to La Spezia. Parking is in a handy (2 mins) local "parcheggio" in which anything above a medium-sized vehicle might have difficulties in extracting itself. I would go back very happily indeed.

Room Tip: A room over the sea - you pay more, but worth it.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Cary, North Carolina
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

Overlooks the lake...beautiful views! Clean, good location. We went to Cinque Terre and loved it!! 8 of us traveled three weeks in Italy and Cinque Terre was one of our highlights. Be sure to make reservations at Locanda Lorena, a wonderful restaurant on an island across from Portovenere. They pick you up in a boat near the hotel. Wonderful food and experience!!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Andover, NJ
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98 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

We are used to staying at 4 & 5 star hotels and were aware there are none of those in Portovenere, but we wanted to try this location. Firstly, if I had to go back to Cinque Terre again, which I wouldn't, I would stay on Montessoro al Mare which seemed much nicer and tourist friendly. It seemed we were the only English speaking people there and the people at restaurants, shops don't care to try and help out. Upon arrival, we noticed the lobby wasn't air conditioned. We also had to ring a bell to get the front desk person out and it took them 5 minutes. We had to lug our own luggage upstairs. The rooms were Disgusting. Dirty looking floor, dirty bathroom, old outdated rooms. The bathrooms were extremely small. We also had a horrible stench to our room, like a dead mouse. We had a room with a balcony, but you can't tell from photos that there is a gas station and a street underneath you. It is not directly sea front. We couldn't wait to check out! The breakfast was just OK. The only pro's to this hotel were the views and the one young lady who worked the breakfast who was very friendly.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

We had requested a room with water views and this we received. The view was great. The hotel was almost empty as the season hadn't started. The room wasn't as small which is the case in many hotels. However, the bathroom was small and there was nowhere to put toiletries. Parking was a problem but we paid Euro 24 for two days. You have to go about 50 metres up the road to their sister hotel - Hotel Paradiso - for dinner. This is not a problem and the food and service was faultless. Continental breakfast at the Belvedere was very good with a good selection.
We would stay there again and Portovenere is very beautiful.

Room Tip: If you go in their summer season you would be advised to organise parking in advance. The population...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lorne, Australia
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135 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2012

We were aware not to expect 5 star accommodation in this area so we kept an open mind and walked right in........nice reception for a family run hotel......lovely views...got our sea view room although we didn't have one booked......small room..but that was okay...great view over the harbor......slight smell from bathroom that wasn't great..but not a deal breaker....breakfast was pretty good....and staff was very helpful in getting us where we needed to go.....so for us it was closer to a 4 than a 3.5.....

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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United States
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

We were spoiled at our previous b&b in Tuscany. We arrived at the front desk of the Hotel Belvedere and received a mediocre greeting only to climb the stairs with our luggage to a tiled floor hotel room. Little did I know what lurked behind the bathroom door - a room the size of an airplane bath. I literally could not raise my arms to shampoo my hair. The "vanity" was pretty much identical to those on an airplane. It was July and hot, both outside and inside our hotel room. The AC was going full blast, but not cooling our room. The lobby, hallway, lounge, and "restaurant" weren't air conditioned either. The breakfast buffet was poor, stale coffee cake and a meat platter. We had to pay to park on the street down below the hotel, which is located on a one way street at the top of a hill. It wasn't easy finding parking here. Once you get a spot - don't move your car or you may be circling the one ways trying to find a parking place near the hotel. Any hotel in Portovenere is close to the beach, restaurants, etc. We were really disappointed in this hotel. It was expensive, hot in the summer, and anything but luxurious.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Belvedere
Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 26, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Porto Venere
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Porto Venere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Belvedere 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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