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Royal Sporting Hotel - Portovenere

4 star Hotel Portovenere

Via dell'Olivo 345 - Portovenere

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Occupying a stunning waterfront location in Portovenere, the refined Royal Sporting Hotel offers guests a wonderful chance to enjoy one of the most splendid destination of the Liguria coast.

With its own delightful garden, outdoor swimming pool, children's pool, 24-hour fitness facilities, poolside bar, tennis court, terrace, piano, conference center, exhibit space, and event catering and banqueting facilities, The Royal Sporting Hotel is an elegant and peaceful retreat in Portovenere. The hotel also offers a computer station with Internet point, secretarial services, porter/bellhop services, wedding services, safe-deposit box at the front desk, television in the lobby, and of course air-conditioned public areas. Guests can use the outdoor swimming pool and health club at a partner hotel. The hotel's location brings guests close to the beach and other aquatic or outdoor activities. Stroll the boardwalk or go snorkeling.

The onsite restaurant, Ristorante dei Poeti, specializes in seafood and Mediterranean cuisine. Room service is also available.

Guests can enjoy a range of services, such as massages, aromatherapy, or a sauna at Gocce di benessere, the hotel's spa. Advanced reservations are required for treatments.

Portovenere's natural beauties, crystalline sea, cultural vibrancy, and cosmopolitan air make it one of the most visited destinations in the world, and from this unique and sophisticated 4-star hotel, member of Charme and Relax, you can sample the very best of everything. Services include express check-out. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.7 Good
Based on 68 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Very nice location with a beautiful sea view. Walking distance from the center. Th...

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Facilities at Royal Sporting Hotel

  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Garden
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Snack bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Tennis court
  • Children swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Turkish bath
  • Meeting Room
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Baby sitter
  • Private parking

Know before you go

  • 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.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child 3 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 3:00 PM and 11:00 PM.

Check-out: before 11:00 AM.

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.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 1 (for 60 minutes, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 1 (for 60 minutes, rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: EUR 20 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: EUR 10 per pet, per night

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

Renovation and closures

The property is closed between 1 November and 15 March.

Royal Sporting Hotel is also known as

Royal Sporting Hotel
Hotel Royal Sporting
Royal Sporting Portovenere

8.4

Clean

8.7

Location

7.9

Quiet

7.1

Spacious

8.2

Service

Royal Sporting Hotel reviews

5.4 Ordinary
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

This hotel is nice : pool is awesome (but crowded), location's great... But parking and wifi are not included (and the rooms are quite expensive). And the quality of the bed is not what I expected for a 4 star hotel! The bed base and the mattress were pretty bad!

2.7
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Dirty rooms, wifi not free, low quality of breakfast, dirty bathroom and toilet, with hairs left from someone else. Receptionists are low skilled on everything. TV in the rooms are small 17", ours didn't work at all. Fornitures are old and sad.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

This is a great place, for families, for couples or even for mature singles like me! On the giro bus so just a couple of minutes from the centre, but eons away from the high summer noise! Everything you need is here and you still can really easily explore the entire town. Beaches across the road, free and paid, ie with umbrella, and the property's own pool area is great, with lunch dining and snacks etc attached. DON'T stay in the cinque terra, which is really mediocre living, stay here and take a day trip on the ferries, stop where you choose, and really enjoy a quality Visit to the area. Staff are great - my only short rating is because the current Maitre D is so friendly sometimes one would prefer he keeps quiet! This is an absolute find for the discerning traveller, but there are many of those so book ahead as much as possible. If you miss a sea view room, however, a garden-view room is just fine, and has a truly GREEN view. Loved this place!

3.4
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

very good hotel in 1970 , but now we are in 2012. with price of 2012 , but with structure of 1970.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Our stay at this hotel was excellent. This was the best hotel of our two week stay in Italy.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

great view, and nice pool! Lovely town a short walk to the right with many restaurants of which to choose from. Also, wonerful views at end of port with boutique shops etc within the narrow laneway above the port. Stunning!

5.5 Ordinary
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Rooms poorly furnished and rather small. The hotel needs some urgent restructuring. Warm and carefull wellcome. All people (from the concierge to the restaurant) very very professional. Pity for the rooms.

7.5 Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Television sets too small inside rooms. Artificial flowers (instead true flowers) on the tables at the restaurant.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

excellent breakfast, beautiful terrace, colse to center though quiet place.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Royal Sporting. The view from our comfortable room was beautiful. We ate lunch at the hotel twice & the food was delicious. Although more expensive than the food in the town it was much nicer. Loved our stay & enjoyed the walk into town along the waterfront it is a very beautiful part of the world. The staff were excellent we arrived early & our room wasn't ready so they gave us another comparable room so that we didn't have to wait around. Highly recommend Hotel Royal Sporting to anyone visiting Portovenere.

7.1 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Nice hotel in beautiful location with excellent views accross the bay from sea view rooms. Great salt water swimming pool facilities and tennis court. Average breakfast with extra charges for basic times like boiled eggs etc which is disappointing. Overall good and perfect location.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Portovenere is a wonderful, laidback town with vibrant locals and fantastic scenery. We found it to be a very romantic location and got engaged there on the pier outside the Royal Sporting! Royal Sporting Hotel is a nice hotel with all the necessary features with a great sea view. We enjoyed many hours watching the yachts and fisherman boats sail past from our balcony. However as a 4 star hotel (at least in Australian terms) it is pretty dated and outmoded in its setup. Nevertheless the room was comfortable and well sized. Drinks on the pool floor were lovely and the waiter was very happy to mix unfamiliar drinks for us. The ladies at reception are very friendly and quite happy to help with our english enquiries. I would recommend it to couples as a great romantic holiday.

4.4 Ordinary
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Hong Kong

While the room was clean, this was easily the noisest and smallest (but most expensive) room of any 4 star hotel we stayed in in Europe. Also, my recommendation is that you clarify any conditions before you stay there. The penalty for reducing our stay for one night was one full night cost (we had already stayed 3 nights) even though we had a sick family member we needed to see some distance away. The lack of flexibility and understanding definitely dropped my opinion of the hotel. However, the noise levels and room size had already caused me to rate this as the poorest hotel of our entire stay in Italy and France. The service of the desk staff (other than management) and restaurant staff was fine.

6.9 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Iceland

We had ordered a superior room with balcony. However, our room was very basic, with basic and tired furniture, no sitting area and no comfortable chairs or a table. The balcony was adjacent to the swimming pool with no privacy and the furniture of the balcony was also very basic. Unfortunately, we did not find that the room met the requirements of a superior 4 star hotel room. There was a 10 minutes walk into the town center along a nice seaside promenade, ok when the weather is good.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The entire staff and service at the Royal Sporting was exceptional. The main dining room food was fabulous, as was the morning breakfast buffet. We had a sea view room. As the hotel is located just above the road, there was some traffic noise, but that didn't bother us as the sunrises and sunsets are spectacular and, knowing we weren't in the country, we expected to hear some of the life of a town. We would not hesitate to return.

7.4 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Very good experience. One surprise: when you eat in the hotel you cannot receive the bill for your meal and you only see it when departing. So if you dont remember what you have ordered you cannot check. It is somewhat strange. The meal were excellent.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Portovenere is a beautiful, picturesque town, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We took the bus from the train station to the hotel, and it turned out the bus stopped right across the street! The hotel itself was very nice, with a wonderful restaurant and a separate bar that stays open until midnight. Our room was above the bar and was noisy one night, but otherwise we were very pleased. We had a wonderful private balcony with a fantastic view!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

We were glad we chose this hotel because it was away from the traffic but still close enough to walk into town. The restaurant was very good and the breakfast buffet was excellent.

7.7 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This was a wonderful hotel. Very clean....and very attentive staff. We loved the salt water pool.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We loved this Hotel in Portovenere. The room had a small balcony overlooking the Sea and the mountains - Breakfast was wonderful - we slept like logs every night Loved it

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

Our stay was everything I hoped it would be & more. Very attentive service, excellent food in the dining room, delightful views from our balcony, and a sparkling clean room.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Awesome view of the bay and lovely pool deck. Very friendly, efficient staff. 10 minutes walk to the centre of Portovenere which is gorgeous.

6.5 Fair
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel staff did not show much interest in guests - not helpful over bags etc. Difficult reception area as stairs down and then up for anyone with disabilities. Town is a gem and you must walk to the top of the castle for the wonderful view.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

excellent service

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Everything is pleasant, nice and clean. The only problem with the room is the bathroom, which is so narrow to be uncomfortable, especially for a long stay: for one weekend it is ok.

5.5 Ordinary
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

it is not the hotel I was expecting. my room was real poor with aged fornitures and an overall poor look. the hotel should be rated a lower level than the current.

7.3 Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The pool at this hotel was very welcoming, especially considering most of Italy's hotels don't have pools at all. The view from the breakfast room, the pool, our balcony were all BEAUTIFUL! The thunder and lightening storm prevented us from really being able to take advantage of the pool/beach. This hotel is a trek to get to, however. From La Spezia main rail staion, you walk about 8 blocks to a bus stop. THe bus comes every 30 min and takes about 20 minutes to get to Portevenere. However, it stops in Portevenere for about 15 min...and this is too far to walk to the hoel with luggage...so you must wait on the bus until it leaves again, and the hotel is just 4 more min. away. To get to Cinque Terre you MUST go through La Spezia. We wish we had known that ahead of time. That means a bus ride to La Spezia, trek to the train station and then the train ride (10 min) to Cinque Terre. VERY SMALL shower (and bathroom overall).

5.1 Ordinary
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

Hotel was beautiful and well maintained, but the actual rooms were not 4* standard. Very very basic rooms with no facilities, i.e. no tea/coffee making facilities, no trouser press,no use of iron, very little information in room regards facilities and local area, no comfortable chair to sit in absolutly no luxury about the room provided, everything very basic, very poor lighting if one wanted to read. The shower was tiny and not comfortable to have a shower in, the bathroom was badly designed in relation to the siting of loo and shower and the actual shower in the second room was faulty and I was very lucky I wasn't electrocuted. We were allocated a room on arrival that had no balcony, no sea view or garden view and were very disappointed. We objected and were moved after the 3rd day to a room with balcony and seaview. Whilst this room was better than the first it was only so because it had the balcony and seaview. The room itself was still very basic with no feeling of luxury, just adequacy. As we were only staying for 6 nights, we were not very happy with the situation. The fact that we had booked through the Venere web site and the hotel had to pay the wedsite commission seems to have been a factor in the allocation of the room, as this fact was pointed out to us when we queried our allocation. Whilst the hotel was spotlessly clean and well maintained there were a few errors made in our final bill, which was also unsatisfactory. Overall, I don't think we got good value for our money.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

My clients absolutely loved this place! I will definitely book here again as a travel agent. Many thanks,

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Royal Sporting in Portovenere. The people were fantastic. The only issue of contention is the dated quality of the facility. It has a feel of being in a different time, it would help if the room furniture and lobby were upgraded. Other than that, it was clean, located well and a great place to stay. Thank you!

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

A good choice in Portovenere and ideal for touring the Cinque Terre. Be sure to confirm a room with a balcony and sea view before you arrive. Pool & breakfast are great,the beach is just fair.

7.9 Good
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Australia

A beautiful hotel. Excellent service, and good food, in the restaurant. It's just a pity it rained for the 2 days I was in Porto Venere. And I don't really like single beds. Apart from that, no complaints whatsoever. I've already recommended your hotel to several friends in Melbourne who are planning trips (they're tired of me raving about Italy)to your wonderful country. Thanks for helping make my trip an unforgettable expedrience.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

4.1 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.9 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • France

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Czech Republic

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

7.7 Good
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

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7.2 Good
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

4.4 Ordinary
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

5.0 Ordinary
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

7.9 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

7.8 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

6.2 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

5.0 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

6.9 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

7.3 Good
  • September 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

7.2 Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

7.9 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.6 Fair
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

6.1 Fair
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • France

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 56-room Royal Sporting Hotel. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with digital channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks, safes and phones during their Portovenere visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, bidets and complimentary toiletries. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Royal Sporting Hotel

By car
From A12 Genova Livorno motorway, exit at La Spezia. Then follow signs to La Spezia Città and then for Portovenere. The Royal Sporting Hotel is located 800 metres from the city centre, along the promenade.

Distances from Royal Sporting Hotel

Sporting Beach - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Doria Castle - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Church of St. Peter - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Museo Tecnico Navale - 5.1 km / 3.2 mi
Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - 5.2 km / 3.2 mi
Ferry Terminal - 5.3 km / 3.3 mi
Church of Santa Maria Assunta - 5.4 km / 3.4 mi
Castello San Giorgio - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi
Museo del Castello di San Giorgio - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi
Museo Diocesano - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi
Museo Civico Etnografico Giovanni Podenzana - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi
Cattedrale di Cristo Re - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi
Palazzina delle Arti e Museo del Sigillo - 5.7 km / 3.5 mi
Amadeo Lia Museum - 5.7 km / 3.5 mi
Lerici Beach - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi
The preferred airport for Royal Sporting Hotel is Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei) - 60.1 km / 37.3 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 Royal Sporting Hotel

  • Private parking