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What We Love

  • The proximity to beautiful Portofino, a short scenic walk away
  • The restaurant’s traditional Ligurian cuisine and freshly caught fish from the bay
  • The minimalist, unfussy design of the rooms
  • Many of the hotel’s terraces overlook the beach below

What To Know

  • Free WiFi in the common areas
  • The hotel has limited, first-come, first-served parking for a fee of around $20 a day
  • Room service is available during limited hours
  • Not all rooms have water views


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Romantic period villa surrounded by lush gardens with modern rooms and views of Portofino

The Lowdown

This 23-room hideaway in a 19th-century peach-colored villa among Mediterranean greenery offers a tranquil base from which to explore the famed fishing village of Portofino. Its lofty position means stunning views across the water, and a path behind the hotel provides an easy and scenic walk to the town’s lively piazzetta. The hotel provides umbrellas for those wanting to while away the days on the beach below, while the more active might want to tackle the peak behind the hotel, San Fruttuoso.

In the Area

Join the glitterati and gawkers at lovely Paraggi Beach, a popular curve of sand on a bay in Portofino, lined with restaurants and bars. Worth the hike up the hill is Castello Brown, a stunningly situated museum that hosts art exhibitions and events, with captivating views of the harbor. Pay a visit to the Cervara Abbey, a Benedictine monastery set on a sheer cliff between Santa Margherita and Portofino (it also has noteworthy gardens). Then visit San Fruttuoso Bay with a diving company like DWS to snorkel or dive to see the sculpture of Christ of the Abyss, a bronze statue submerged under the sea in the 1950s as protection for sailors.

How to Get There

Hotel Piccolo Portofino
Via Duca degli Abruzzi 31
Portofino, 16034 Italy


4.5 Very Good 795 Reviews
Great place just to relax

In Portofino there is not so many things to do, so this hotel is a fantastic place just to relax. I stayed there 5 nights and had a really nice room with a big terrace and view to the sea. I really advice to do some trekking in the beautiful Portofino Park, which is 10 minutes walk from the hotel. The landscape is amazing beautiful and not so many people seems to know about it.
The hotel has a small bar area on the way to the beach. I wish that paying some extra could make possible to have a breakfast there. We had a delicious dinner in the restaurant. The price was pretty low comparing prices in the harbour. The staff is really professional and I still miss breakfasts of Piccolo.

Great spot and great staff

The hotel to stay at in Portofino.
Very nice beach restaurant and hotel restaurant for dinner. Just had an issue with sunbeds which were randomly taken by people outside the hotel it seemed and no one was controlling it. We had a nice balcony with a sea view. Parking available, which is essential in Portofino.

Best hotel in Portofino

My daughter and I stayed here for 1 night in July. We came to visit the town of Portofino. While researching places to stay we found the Piccolo. It turned out to be a great choice. The hotel is so close to the little town with a brick path leading the way. We walked to the city centre with ease. The hotel staff was very attentive. They greeted us and helped us with bags, and best of all- took our car for us and parked it somewhere. They upgraded our room to a room with a view at no extra cost and it was just amazing. We ate breakfast the morning we left and it had a lot to pick from- a large spread of food for sure. There is an area to relax on the water- we could see it from our room. We didn't stay long enough to enjoy that but I wish we had. It looks very relaxing with chairs and umbrellas and a beautiful view. We're so glad we decided to stay here. If we ever return to the Portofino- we will return to the wonderful Piccolo!