Hotel Piccolo Portofino
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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 is located on the main road into Portofino. Nice view of some coast but not of Portofino itself. Convenient location in terms of walking access into Portofino. Rooms are a slightly odd shape and a little tired, as in the whole hotel. Staff not particularly friendly. Very expensive for what it is but that's Portofino for you!
The most perfect stay....in every way We loved our room and the incredible view, the private beach and the wonderful breakfast The staff was amazing and we did not want to leave the incredible location.
We stayed one night here and the location and hotel room was great. It is only a five-minute walk to Portofino. The room was very clean, the bed had quality cotton sheets, room was spacious, and our room had a view of the ocean. Our package included breakfast and that was excellent. We had morning cappuccinos and the croissants were fresh (hot) and crispy. The breakfast buffet had excellent choices to include meats, cheeses, fresh fruits, bread, pastries, and yogurts. I highly recommend this place!.