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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 746 Reviews
Amazing place
Reviewed 4 days ago

The team is great ... the welcome.. the service ... the care... very helpful and professional...
the private beach is amazing and the breakfast is fabulous ... I would highly recommend this place ..
Quality price for Portofino is just perfect..,

Location & Staff...needs some work.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Piccolo is a small boutique hotel in the exclusive enclave of Portofino. The staff are wonderful and they hard to make up for the shortcomings of the hotel itself. The location, restaurant and staff are all positives. However I have to agree with the review that said a two star at a four star price. Understood its Portofino...but for 500€ a night for a small room with no view and rock hard beds. The beds were unbearable. The mini bar was rarely looked after, and the glasses in the room were simply rinsed in the sink and put back on the bar wet. The furniture and carpet is on its last legs. It could be something special if there were some updates.

Tour of Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location was outstanding, that the best i can say. the hotel was at best a two star but at a four/five star price tag. When we come back to the area we will look to stop in Santa Marghertia were i think you will get much more for your money. Sorry

Breathtaking view, best convenience amenities
Reviewed 1 month ago

We left our hotel in Nice a day early & happened upon “same day/last minute deal” on this hotel as being on our way to next city of our trip. Having heard Portafino was lovely turned out to be an understatement. Attached is pic from our sea-view room window. They have designated walking path to marina town square of shops & restaurants, hotel staff assist with unloading/loading on the tight & busy streets of the area & take your car to park offsite, rather than leave to fend for yourself (trouble especially in Nice with those tasks). Only one day here, but a highlight!

Simply spectacular
Reviewed 2 months ago

Our stay at Hotel Piccolo was fantastic! Rooms were amazing, 300m walk to the port, 50m from the bus stop to go into Santa Margherita - super convenient! Bfast was good and staff were very helpful! Amazing location!!! Can not wait to visit again!!!