Grand Hotel Portovenere

Grand Hotel Portovenere

Grand hotel Portovenere, as you might suspect, is located in Portovenere, a stone's throw from the beautiful Cinque Terre and the Golfo dei Poeti. The former convent 'Convento di San Francesco' opened its doors in the 1600s, after which it served as a military hospital for the Marine Military Corps in the 18th century. The historic building blends perfectly into its setting and was named Italy's cultural heritage.


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The hotel is open from March to October.


This hotel offers 46 rooms, including 2 suites.


Check-in is from 3 pm. Check-out is at 12 pm.


From 465 euros.


  • Tourist tax is 3 euros per person per day.
  • Small dogs are welcome upon request at 45 euros per day.


Since 1975, the former monastery opened its doors to guests until it closed in 2000. A new management saw the opportunity to launch an exclusive renovation project in 2014 and give new life to this iconic hotel. With great success, as Grand Hotel Portovenere has become a unique and indispensable part of this region.

About the rooms

Each room at Grand Hotel Portovenere reflects the utmost attention to detail. Simplicity and modern comfort create a relaxing atmosphere in tribute to the building's history. Many rooms feature a terrace or balcony and French doors overlooking the bay and village.

Our favourite room

The Suite Del Castello is a spacious suite with a bedroom, living room and two bathrooms. The main asset of this room is the large private terrace where you can enjoy the warm Mediterranean sun with an aperitif overlooking the sea.

Enjoy a refreshing swim

The hotel does not have its own swimming pool, but collaborates with beachfront operators so you can enjoy a peaceful day at the beach. This hotel also has its own boat that can be hired for excursions.

Work out and wind down

There is no wellness available, but once you stay in this area you may not need it. Make sure to visit Palmeria Island or the marble quarries of Carrara, taste oysters in an oyster farm or take cooking classes and wine tasting.


Although this hotel has no special facilities for children, they are welcome from any age. If they do have special requests, the hotel is happy to listen to them!

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Food & Drink

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Make sure to pick a table on the terrace as it's the perfect location to enjoy magnificent sea views.

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After a day at the beach, put on a lovely outfit for dinner.

Restaurant Palmaria has a spectacular location offering views over Portovenere. You will feel like you are in a kind of sailboat about to sail to the horizon because of the nautical-style choice of rubbery wood and decorations. Venus Bar is located under the high vaulted brick ceilings of the historic building which once housed the San Francesco monastery. This is a great place to have a drink and relax at any time of the day.

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Grand Hotel Portovenere is located on the marina of Portovenere, near numerous restaurants and bars. You can easily reach La Spezia and the Cinque Terre by boat or by car. The island of Palmaria is a hiker's paradise that you can reach in a few minutes by ferry.

Are you travelling by plane?

Pisa airport is 100 km away. Florence airport is 150 km away.


Transfers are available upon request to various ports, train stations and airports.

Do you have a (rental) car?

A private garage is available at 20 euros per day.

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The hotel breathes history from the moment you step inside. Its beautiful location on Portovenere's harbour makes you dream about boat trips, culinary pleasures and discreet luxury. The renovation in 2014 was meticulously carried out, re-colouring authentic elements of the original monastery. Combined with casual elegance, this will make you feel right at home in this stunning region.

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