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Hotel Domina Home Piccolo - Portofino

4 star Hotel Portofino

Via Duca degli Abruzzi 31 - Portofino

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Immersed in the typical lush greenery of the Ligurian riviera, the Domina Home Piccolo is a splendid 4-star hotel in Portofino, housed in an exclusive period villa, exhaling style and refinement. The property offers the ideal setting for an unforgettable vacation in Portofino.

The Domina Home Piccolo Hotel boasts a warm and friendly atmosphere and offers an array of services, such as a restaurant and a bar: everything is here for a pleasant holiday!

Furthermore, guests are entitled to a special discount at a nearby private beach, only 50 metres from the hotel. This hotel has in-room accessibility.
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Guest Rating 8.0 Very Good
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Breakfast at Hotel Domina Home Piccolo

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Hotel Facilities at Domina Home Piccolo

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Laundry room
  • Beach umbrellas and deck loungers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Private parking

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 15 per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 16 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Domina Home Piccolo is also known as

Domina Home Piccolo Hotel Portofino
Domina Home Piccolo Hotel
Domina Hotel Piccolo
Domina Hotel Portofino

8.7

Clean

9.1

Location

7.6

Quiet

8.3

Spacious

7.9

Service

Domina Home Piccolo Hotel reviews

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Egypt

It was a amazing having a room such like what we take the first floor with terrace see the sea -i think that the second is better but the first was v.good

3.3
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Brazil

You must be carefull because the rooms at the first floor have a small window that give to a wall!!! So you feel like inside a prison: you don't have natural ligth at all! And the receptionists are of no use! They think you just have to cope with everything! It is not worthed the price!!!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Hungary

Very, very nice place, pleasant and very polite, kind staff. Good parking place. Good surrounding. Very good panorama. Summary: very good and elegant modern, but romantic hotel,good experience and pleasant feeling!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

I agree with all the questions , we had a fantastic time , only wish we had stayed a few more days as our next hotel was in Firenze and the hotel was poor and the city very dirty which was a pity. Portofino was just super and again the Hotel was sensational

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The place is a bit pricy but it's fabulous place and we had a lovely room with great views.

7.3 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel speaks for itself- great location, access to beach, excellent breakfast. However, staff at reception can come across quite rude and not very helpful. Besides the reception staff (really only one person), if you overlook ths than the stay was excellent.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

This was a truely lovely hotel, contemporary and stylish without losing its histric charm. The sunbathing facilities were good and very private, the rooms were wonderful and the breakfast provided was lovely. The staff were professional if somewhat lacking in that extra friendly touch ofted appreciated by travellers. As a boutique hotel this is the best I have stayed in. Overall a wonderful experience and location from which to experience La Dolce Vitae

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

c'était absolument magique, un vrai petit coin de paradis à un prix très abordable,un accueil chaleureux, rien à redire...on a d'ailleurs prévu d'y retourner très vite !!!

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Panama

Excellent location, service, and price. We strongly recommend it. Great for a honeymoon.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Stayed in room 301 which had a beautiful view overlooking the sea, the photographs on the website do not do justice to the place. the staff were very welcoming and there were no shocks with the bill. Portofino itself is a short walk away along a well lit pedestrian path but prepare to dig deep as its not cheap!! We came and went on a motorbike so parking and access were not a problem and also fairly late in the season but with one winding narrow road in and out I should imagine that in the summer its pretty crazy saying that the hotel has about 5 spaces almost outside the door and a garage in Portofino itself. We only stayed one night on route to Lake Garda and that was a bit of a let down after Portofino, we plan to return and stay for at least 3 nights next year. A hearty thumbs up from us

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

This was our first time in Portofino and we were blown away by the service and standard of the hotel. On arrive staff appoolgised that they couldn't give us a room with a view of the port. We were told that if a room came available we would be moved and this happened, the views were spectacular.

7.1 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Front Rooms can be noisy due to trafic. The location and views are excellent. No bar but just a short walk to Portofino restaurants and bars

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Turkey

We were visiting with my sister in order to celebrate her 30th birthday. If you decide to stay in Portofino, this is the place to stay. 10 min. walk away from Portofino's main square, has a great private beach. A very pleasant stay indeed! Stay in Santa Margharita Ligure if you'd like to keep your cash though, kind of pricey!

6.8 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Staff was generally unpleasant and seemed annoyed with our questions. Room was clean and spacious but could use an update in style. Hotel is about 10 minutes walking distance from shops and resturants, but is quiet and there is a safe pedestrian path to walk to town.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The Piccolo Hotel was one of the nicest hotels we stayed in. While it's listed in 'Portofino', it's really just around the bend from the actual city inlet. This is terrific because people who stayed in Portofino directly had to park their cars in the general city parking lot, then lug all their luggage to their hotels. Another fabulous aspect of this hotel was the private beach and terrances. Right across the street, the hotel turned their private beach into a haven of clusters of private terraces with lounge chairs in pairs. It felt like we had our own private beach in Portofino. That, combined with the fact that they had steps into the water and provided towels made this a wonderful stop. The room sizes were some of the largest we saw in Italy (and we spent nearly three weeks there). Overall, this is the ONLY place I will stay when we travel to Portofino. Easy to find, fantastic location, clean and large rooms and the perfect beach location... WONDERFUL!!!

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

We just came back from 3 splendid days in Portofino. Hotel Piccolo has a great location but the rooms are very small and not very comfortable. Great views if you get a ocean view room. Location is great as well as the little beach underneath. Quite noisy though, lots of scooter at night and early in the morning. Breakfast was not very good. I loved portofino and for the price the Hotel Piccolo is a small gem.

5.7 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Great location, but noisy and pricy. Hotel rooms and public areas need a good revamp to be in line with the location and price but probably there is no incentive because it may not increase occupancy and may not allow to increase the already excessive room price. I would not recoment to stay more that one day since is close to Portofino, for longer stays or to use as a base I would recomend to saty on Santa Margherita, mor selection and lower prices (always remenber that is Italy)

7.4 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Australia

We spent 3 days at the Piccolo Hotel and had a great time. The rooms are quite dated and some of the staff aren't the most friendly but the rates, location and views made it well worthwhile. Make sure you ask for a room with a sea view and don't get too excited about the breakfast.

5.5 Ordinary
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

We first got a room with a big terrace and view to the sea. However, immediately in front of our terrace was the road with all the traffic that goes to Portofino: Cars, busses and noisy motor cycles. So we closed the door and did not use the terrace. But there was yet another acoustical problem: The ventilation system produced a strange resonance in our room (I do not know if there are other rooms with the same phenomenon). So, the second day we asked for another room, which we got without any problem. The hotel personal seemed to know the problem. In our judgement, there is a great discrepancy between the quality and the price (240 Euro for a double room). My recomendation is simply not to go to Portofino.

7.9 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

We found the Hotel Piccolo by taxi as the address "Via Provinciale 31" Venere had provided bears no obvious relation to the hotels actual address of "Via Duca degli Abruzzi 31". First impressions were poor as the hotels "junior suites" are very dated (circa 1970s). The hotel had noted our request for sea views, which made for more noise as the main road is between the hotel and the sea, but the view more than compensated for this. The only cheaper option in town seemed to be the Hotel Eden but it was in the heart of the old town and can't have had any views as it was set well back from the waterfront. We warmed to the Hotel Piccolo and even decided we'd stay there again if revisiting Portofino primarily because it has an amazing location and beach front.

7.1 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel is located just outside the village of Portofino, a short walk along a great little path. There is no long term parking at the hotel proper, the available parking was in the village, a bit of a walk but no problem. The hotel is right on the road going into Portofino but the traffic noise was not an issue. A Sea View room is a must and get a balcony if at all possible. Breakfast was not too exciting but certainly adequate with excellent cafe' creme. We did not do dinners at the hotel as the village has numerous options in a storybook setting. The real surpise was the terraced lounge area along a private beach/cove directly across from the hotel. It is fabulous and the water clear and warm...outstanding setting. The village is pricey but worth it. Although Santa Margarita is bigger and offers more shops/restaurants it doesn't come close to Portofino for charm and elegance. I will definitely go back.

6.5 Fair
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Portofino is a stunningly beautiful place & the Hotel Piccolo is situated a short ten minute walk to the main square with restaurants & bars. The downside to the Hotel is the very busy main road that the Hotel is built alongside (main enterance is directly onto main road ... no pathway!) traffic noise makes it very noisy with windows open. Breakfast is very crampt with little choice.

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Quality vs price excellent, since we are in Portofino. Otherwise, price would be too hogh, since the furniture of the room is very old and not very pleasant...

7.4 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

L'hotel Picolo est situé entre St Marguerite et Portofino, de fait vous devez prendre la voiture ou marcher pour aller à l'un ou à l'autre. L'hotel met à disposition une place de parking à Portofino, mais vous devez revenir à l'hotel à pied (le soir, peu pratique). L'emplacement est exceptionnel lorsque vous avez une chambre vue mer (suite junior notamment). Le prix est dans la norme (140€ par nuit pour une suite junior en basse saison). Le personnel parle français et relativement aimable.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Parking was difficult and should be mentioned in directions to hotel. We had to park temporarily on narrow access road, then move to the city lot and walk over hilltop to reach hotel.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

L'hotel è in splendida posizione e prossimo all'unica spiaggetta disponibile. Le stanze sono belle e spaziose. Il prezzo .. siano a Portofino non si può pretendere di risparmiare.

2.8
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Room overlooked 5 metre tall brick wall - no sea view !! Or any other view !! Generally felt that hotel was overpriced for experience received.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

Piccolo is a fantastic place to stay. When booking ask for a room with a sea view. We booked one but did not initially receive it. When I complained we were moved to a beautiful room overlooking thewater/boats etc. It is well worth the stay. Very beautiful in an incredible area.

3.8
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is falsely advertised and not value for money. The rooms are extremely basic and not in keeping with a four star hotel, there is also no swimming pool or fitness room. The only plus point regarding the hotel is the location.

5.6 Ordinary
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

We were looking forward to our stay at the Piccolo Hotel. Such a beautiful location! However......... it was expensive, no view, rude staff in reception. We spent 6 weeks in Italy and this was the worst experience!!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

This hotel was situated in central Portofino, with a private beach. The room was spacious, and the hotel was easily accessible, as the bus stop is at the front door. The room was large, with an excellent view and was great value for money given the location. The furnishings were routiney, however I would highly recommend this property.

7.7 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We were not happy with the hotel staff from the moment we arrived. The private beach was filthy needless to say we boarded the bus to Santa Margarita. Our choice of stay the next time will be Santa Margarita.

7.1 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

From the moment we arrived at the Piccolo, we were not greated properly, we were not told about the buffet breakfast until we asked. The manager was rude to my husband. The photo of the hotel private beach from your web site is deceiving. It appears from the web site that the hotel is right on the private beach when in fact is it about 30 or more steps down from the road and to get there you have to cross a very busy road. The beach was covered with debris. Needless to say we boarded the bus to Santa Margarita to enjoy the beaches there. The next time we stay in that area a hotel in Santa Margarita will probably be our choice.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

perfect (especially only private beach in portofino) but not clear it not inside the old village but 2 minutes walk away

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

We had a lovely stay at this hotel. It was in a great position, only 5min walk into the main area. The staff were OK, we had a late check in and no apologise which was rude but besides that everything was great. Very clean and central hotel!

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The Piccolo Hotel is a recommended accommodation in pricey Portofino. While the room furnishings/ decor could stand an update and the shower in the middle of the bathroom was unusual to say the least, the staff is most welcoming and helpful and the hotel fronts on the second cove of the town, offering a semi-private beach and lovely view. Parking is at the only garage in town, and with a car as large as our European-delivered Volvo S80, getting in and out will test your nerve and driving skill. The main part of town is an easy walk away, and with exquisite Portofino at your elbow, who cares about one's hotel room decor anyway? Very good value.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Absolutely stunning location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Great access into Portofino on a pedestrian walkway.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The Piccolo was a very lovely surprise! The view from our window and across the street was breathtaking, the whole area looked like something out of a movie. The hotel was beautiful; on a gorgeous hillside across from a picturesque lagoon, easy to find, and the desk folks were very accommodating and friendly. The room was actually a spacious suite with a living room, and very clean. The internet pictures didn't do it justice, they even have a private little beach across the street, everything was quite romantic, and Portofino Bay was just down the flower covered pathway over the hill. I will absolutely stay there again if I ever get back to Italy, and will highly recommend it to friends!!

5.9 Ordinary
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Australia

The hotel is located just outside of Portofino so just a short stroll to the main marina. The private beach is nice but very quiet so if you are wanting a bit more activity and liveliness you need to walk towards St Magharita to the beach there and pay around 20 Euros. The hotel itself is nice and the rooms quite spacious. The weird thing is you shower in the bathroom practically over the toilet. What was disappointing was the welcome we got from the guy on the desk. He was very formal and not friendly at all, very officious, I don't even think he cracked a smile. The rest of the staff were very nice though. Our stay was nice but I think in future if I was going to the area I would not stay so close to Portofino and would stay further south.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

This is THE place to stay in Portofino if you can't afford the Splendido. Great location and the private beach is really nice.

5.7 Ordinary
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Requested ocean view and got side ocean view.Room furniture was very outdated,what you would expect in a cottage for 1/4 the price. When I requested another suite I was sent to look at their worst room .He then asked me if I wanted to change with a snicker on his face.I was not amused.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

confusion on the reservation. Did not get what was expected. Welcoming staff very arrogant.do specify view sea front because you will look at a back wall. The junior suite is huge and very comfortable.The private beach is excellent

7.1 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Belgium

Bel endroit meme si distant du centre de quelques centaines de mètres. Parking assuré au centre pour la voiture: parfois bloquée par d'autres véhicules. SDB très petite par rapport à la taille de la chambre (douche) mais très propre.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

Great location. Easy access to town once we found the walking track. Rooms with a view were extra, but worth it.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Picolo is a wonderful hotel situated on a cliff overlooking the Med. Great rooms, great service, great everything. Beds are a bit firm, but everything is top notch.

6.9 Fair
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Among the negative points : - the quality of the furniture is relatively poor, - the breakfast is not at the level of a 4 stars hotel (as often in Italy !)

6.1 Fair
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was reasonable for the area. Good location for Portofino. The hotel has a lovely seaview from the front, together with a nice private beach and gardens.

7.5 Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

Price fair I suppose considering the location. Hotel's rocky seafront and swimming were superb and the parking arrangements with portofino main carpark worked very well. Breakfast devoid of any variety and only adequate. Staff very pleasant.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The hotel is in a beautiful location. Next time we will request a room with a sea view. The bathroom in our room was very small as the shower was over the toilet (small baths are typical in Italy however). Parking is not available but the hotel staff actually took our car to the garage in Portofino and then returned the car on the day we departed. We would stay there again...

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A truly wonderful hotel. Directly across the road from the hotel is Portofino's only beach, which the hotel owns. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable, with sensational bay views from the front. The hotel is a 5 minute walk to Portofino. The staff are extremely friendly (especially Roberto on the front desk) and I would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone visiting the area. We will definitely return.

5.3 Ordinary
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A nice enough hotel, spacious rooms & a beautiful walk into the village. Only negative comment being the towels were so thin they had holes in them, not something you expect for the price of the room.

3.6
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Whilst the location of the hotel is reasonable but not great (about 3/4 mile outside portofino, the hotel is maximum 2 star not the rating described on their web site. Rooms are scruffy & need refurbishing, room views are great. staff are rude, parking is 3/4mile away, with 5 spaces outside the hotel, having arrived back a 1am we were confronted by a very rub night porter who would not give us our room key until we had moved our car (even though no other cars were parked outside the hotel) and threatened to damage or scratch our car if we didnt move it!!!, breakfast is basic with a rude un-interested waiter. we would describe the hotel as functional at best. portofino itself is beautiful and a must for any romantic couple. if your budget can stretch - stay at the splendido mare or if it can really really stretch stay at the splendido. of the 6 hotels we stayed in during our 2500miles the picolo was by far the worst - it has great potential if the refurbished the hotel and replaced the staff (bar one who was really nice)

3.8
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Picollo is a a great location overlooking the bay of Portofino. However the personell was completely irresponsive and unaccommodating. Our room was called a "Junior Suite" and was rather small and very dark room. The bath-room was boat-style meaning the shower head was in the middle of a tiny bath-room in the ceiling. The furniture where of the cheapest kind. Overall way too expensive for what it was.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The Piccolo was in a good location (close walking distance to the main area of Portofino). My husband and I loved the private beach. However, the hotel advertised that they had a wonderful resturant and bar- What I saw of a resturant looked like a small breakfast area and the bar simply was a counter that had liquor. Luckily Portofino is packed with lots of good resturants, so this wasn't a problem for us.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Norway

The breakfast could be extended

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A lovely hotel in a beautiful setting. Staff/service very good, especially Fabien who made us most welcome. Only minor issues 1. The parking, after a long drive through Italy valet parking would have been appreciated - but then again the walk from the village gave us the chance to stretch our legs. 2. The sunbeds required a wipe down. Otherwise excellent, I would certainly stay there again.

6.2 Fair
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location and stunning private beach. They tried to give us the poorest room in the hotel overlooking the dirt mound at the back. This was rectified after some trouble to a small cabin-like room with a lovely view. Junior suite this definitely was not!! Great location for walks and the private beach made this holiday...

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The Piccolo Hotel was absolutely lovely and I would recommend it as a great place to stay if you are visiting Portofino. Our room was very spacious and had a lovely terrace, although the road did run past it. There was also a pedestrian walkway from the hotel directly into Portofino centre (about 3/5 mins walk). I particularly liked the hotel's private beach, which was located opposite the hotel on the other side of the road. Sunbeds were set out on a series of platforms, in amongst a series of walkways, which had been carved out from the rock, with steps going down to the beach. This meant that it was very secluded and the view was beautiful. I would definately go back to this hotel.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

From the moment we arrived, when our car was whisked away for valet parking, the welcone we recieved was tremendous. The staff were professional and attentive, and both curteous and friendly. The veiws from our spacious room were marvellous. The location was perfect for us, about 350 metres from the harbour, and boy, what a harbour. The private beach/terrace area was an absolute treasure! Perfect to finish off the evening, watching the yatchs moored in the bay. Only down side was noise from road traffic, but not troublesome enough for us to look forward to our next visit. Enjoy!

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

What a wonderful inn. We had the most amazing room with a terrace facing the sea. No complaints here.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

The hotel setting is a delight. The staff are wonderful and our room with the balcony overlooking the sea was just superb. Will recommend this hotel to friends. PS: Best shower in Europe!

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Japan

Our car had blow out when we left there. The man who brought our luggages to entrance, helped us very well. At that time we have a heavy rain, but he mended a puncture and he didn't mind abt his clothes into mud. We felt his kindness from not only business. We appreciated for it very much and we don't forget it.

5.3 Ordinary
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

During my wonderful stay in Italy, my only upset was at this hotel. They tried to tell me I booked 2 rooms and were adament about charging me for 2 rooms. (Which I did not reserve.) Causing a large arguement in the lobby. Yet when someone came in with bags wanting to stay at the hotel, they told them they had no availability. Then, after they understood and agreed that there was no way I was paying for 2 rooms, the phone rang and someone wanted a room for the following night, and were told there was no availability.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

Lot of plumbing noise in room at night from drain pipes and sewage pump -- not pleasant sounds to fall asleep to!

7.7 Good
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Greece

very nice and picturesque location but the hotel was actually expensive in comparison with other 4 star hotels in Italy

4.8 Ordinary
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Arab Emirates

I booked a Junior Suite, so I expected a lot more (according to the picture on the web). Quality of furniture is very low, staff is very limited and not service oriented, restaurant is very poor, and parking is a big issue. On the other hand, the location is quite nice, the view is beautiful, very close to the city, and has nice tanning terraces.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A friendly family run hotel just a few minutes walk from the wonderful town/resort of Portofino. Clean and tidy with its own little bay, lovely for a morning dip. Location a bit tight but easier to get to and from than the more pricey Splendido above.

7.9 Good
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Most of the staff were snooty. Although they performed adequately, they didn't have a friendly helpful attitude. The hotel and location were fabulous. They agreed to provide us with an sea view room and it was much larger than our original room. Portofino was beautiful. Food was mediocre and pricey. Much better fare and value in Northern California. People in the area were not friendly or helpful even to other Italians. Fantastic beach and views at the Piccolo. Breakfasts were pretty good.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This was the first time using venere.com and I found it a very easy and effective site to use. The reviews for the hotel were very helpful and extremely accurate. Piccolo was as expected; the room was fine and the view terrific. However, as I noticed on the Venere prior review, the sound of the cycles on the road when having a view of the harbour could be a problem, but we definitely thought the view was worth it. I also found out from the previous review about the walkway to town. This also was accurate and a great way to get some exercise and also be out of the way of the traffic on the narrow road to town. A pleasant surprise was the area below the hotel with the private areas for sunbathing or just looking at the harbour. The hotel provide towels and cushions for the chaises to take with you. All in all, our experience both with Venere.com and the hotel was excellent,and I look forward to using the site again for future hotel accomodations.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

an excellent 'cheaper' alternative to staying in Portofino 'proper'[it's a short walk],but it has the advantage of it's own beach & terraces with terraces on the way down to sit or lie.Great views.Useless restaurant [if the breakfast is anything to go by]but everyone will want to eat at the harbourside places [all good at a price(best but not the priciest)was the Puny--book ahead].

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

nice but expensive! you've to pay the surrounding!!!

4.0 Ordinary
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Very noisy. In fact we had dinner next to another couple in town that said the samme thing. Not friendly nor very welcoming. Would not recomend this hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A fabulous hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. I just wished we could have stayed for longer. The hotel was very accomodating to our requests particularly to have my brother stay for one night on the sofabed at no extra charge. Great views from the hotel room.

7.5 Good
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

The rooms were large and comfortable, albeit the furnishings were old and a bit shabby. The hotel's proximity to Portofino is excellent, as was the hotel's garden across the street, which led down to a lovely rocky beach. As for negatives, our seaside room fronted the road, so there was quite a bit of traffic noise, especially from mopeds. Also, if you're planning to drive into Portofino, there is often a long queue caused by parking shortages within the town. Please be aware you may bypass the queue by driving to the front and telling the policeman you're staying at the Piccolo, which has reserved parking in Portofino.

7.9 Good
  • November 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

we had a lovely time in portofino and the hotel piccolo was a very good hotel. we have been a bit disappointed however in that our 5 year old daughter left her toy rabbit at the reception to look after on our last day, we forget to collect it but we have not heard anything from the hotel.

4.4 Ordinary
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Panama

RECEPTION AND OTHER WORKERS WERE NOT PLEASANT. PERHAPS DUE TO SEASON. PARKING FOR THE CAR WAS VERY FAR AND INCONVENIENT, SPECIALLY IF IT RAINS, AS IT DID. WOULD NOT STAY THERE AGAIN

6.9 Fair
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

All told, our stay was quite pleasant. The location and view are extraordinary. Furnishings are simple but adequate. The staff was generally pleasant and eager to please.It would have been much nicer to have touch-tone telephones as overseas calls were nearly impossible.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We only stayed here two nights, but wish we could have stayed longer. One of our best memories after 3 weeks in Italy. A very quiet and restful place but a very converient, short walk to town. Excellent view of the bay.

7.9 Good
  • September 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The Piccolo Hotel in Portofino, Italy has lovely outdoor facilities that were underplayed on the website - they were a lovely and welcoming surprise. The hotel is located a short 10 minute walk (down a well-lighted paved path) from the port area where there is shopping and wonderful restaurants. We parked the car and didn't move it the entire stay. I highly recommend the hiking paths in the hills above the hotel - great way of seeing the area and walking off the pizza and wine!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

The hotel is beautifully maintained and is in an excellent location. The staff was courteous and helpful. My wife, two small children (5 & 3) and I were very comfortable in a junior suite room . It was a great stay.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The Piccolo is a small hotel in a spectacular location on the Corniche road into Portofino. The interior has not been updated in some time and the rooms are somewhat oddly shaped as the property had, at one time, been a private villa. But the room was spacious and adequate and clean, just not luxe. There is a walk way into town that is very convenient and the staff was superior.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Excellent hotel in picturesque setting. Stayed in hotel in 1975--very little changed. Walking distance to town and one of the prettiest coves on Italian Riviera. Loved re-visiting 27 years later.

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  • May 2014
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  • Young couple
  • Chile

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
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  • Young couple
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8.2 Very Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
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9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
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  • Young couple
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8.7 Excellent
  • April 2014
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  • Mature couple
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8.7 Excellent
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

5.5 Ordinary
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

4.1 Ordinary
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • France

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

6.3 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

6.4 Fair
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
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  • Germany

9.4 Outstanding!
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  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

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Room Details

Book your beach accommodation at Domina Home Piccolo, offering 23 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers will have access to safes and phones during their Portofino visit.

Bathrooms are outfitted with bidets. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning

How to reach Domina Home Piccolo Hotel

By car From the A12 Genova-Livorno highway, take exit Rapallo and follow the indications to Portofino.

By train
Take the railway line La Spezia-Genova-Ventimiglia and get off at Santa Margherita Ligure. Portofino is only a few minutes away, by bus or taxi.

By airplane
The nearest airport is Genoa's Cristoforo Colombo, about 44 km away from Portofino.

By boat
Hourly connections available from both Rapallo and Santa Margherita Ligure ports.

Distances from Hotel Domina Home Piccolo

Portofino Beach - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Portofino Marina - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Church of St. Martin - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Castello Brown - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Paraggi Beach - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Abbey of Cervara - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Regional Natural Park of Portofino - 2.8 km / 1.7 mi
Marina di Santa Margherita - 2.9 km / 1.8 mi
Villa Durazzo - 3.1 km / 1.9 mi
Santa Margherita Ligure Castle - 3.2 km / 2 mi
San Fruttuoso Abbey - 3.2 km / 2 mi
Castello di Punta Pagana - 3.8 km / 2.4 mi
Marina di Rapallo - 4.7 km / 2.9 mi
Castle-on-the-Sea - 5.2 km / 3.3 mi
Basilica of Sts. Gervasius and Protasius - 5.3 km / 3.3 mi
The preferred airport for Domina Home Piccolo is Genoa (GOA-Cristoforo Colombo) - 31.3 km / 19.4 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Domina Home Piccolo

  • Private parking