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"This is a remarkable waterfront location right on the Italian riviera. Easy, comfortable walk to the shops and tourist venues (5-10 min) and a one-of ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 03 Nov 2019

Hotel Description

4-star hotel near San Fruttuoso Abbey

Close to the beach

Steps from the hotel, you'll find Portofino Marina and Church of St. Martin. Portofino Regional Park and Castello Brown are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free breakfast

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Free buffet breakfast is served.

Free WiFi, sofa beds

The 23 guestrooms offer free WiFi, sofa beds, and satellite TV. Other amenities include minibars, room service, and hair dryers.

Classic Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$187* Per night/room Jun 16 - Jun 17

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Triple Room, Sea View

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Sea View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Quadruple Room, Sea View

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Superior Triple Room

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Piccolo Portofino ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Piccolo Portofino

Everyone (2) Family (1)
5 out of 5
This is a remarkable waterfront location right on the Italian riviera. Easy, comfortable walk to the shops and tourist venues (5-10 min) and a one-of-a kind beach venue. Also right on the trails for hiking up into the Portofino Regional Park area behind the townsite and to neighboring communities such at San Fruttuoso and Santa Margherita. A boutique-style hotel in a premium locations. Highly recommend.

Posted by , from Raleigh, NC on Nov 3, 2019

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5 out of 5
Very nice staff. Our breakfast was delicious!!! The view from our room was just perfect!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2019

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1 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 2, 2019

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5 out of 5
Excellent location. Short 10 mins walk to Portofino on a walking path that goes right behind the hotel. Rooms are very nice and a comfortable stop for the traveler.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018

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4 out of 5

Great for the money!

Hotels/resorts in Portofino are very expensive and my wife and I are generally of the opinion that we try to save money on hotels and spend it on activities/experiences. This being our srategy we booked the Domina Inn Piccolo over the pricier and perhaps more luxurious hotels in the area. We were very happy with our selection. The Domina Inn is perfectly located, a short walk from the scenic harbor, up on a hillside, with a private lounging area at the public beach directly across the street from the hotel. For our needs it was the most convenient spot possible. We wanted easy town and beach access, and this was the perfect combination. The room was large by European standards, with plenty of storage space and a small balcony. The bathroom was small (again, it's Europe) but adequate and well-designed. The bed was firm and the linens nothing special, but they weren' awful either. The staff was patient, friendly and attentive. Not many rooms face the Mediterranean, but you might get lucky, so ask about getting one or try to reserve one specifically. There is a road located behind some rooms, so the occasional motor would make itself heard, but there's not much traffic in Portofino, so this was not a major disturbance for us. They also do provide free parking at the hotel, which is a BIG deal in Portofino should you have a vehicle. Not sure where we would have parked otherwise. Overall the Domina Inn Piccolo was the perfect place for us. If you're seeking lavish comforts and a true resort vacation in Portofino, it may not be the place for you. For location, convenience and a little extra spending money, don't hesitate to stay there.

Posted by on Aug 8, 2007

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Property Features

A private beach is featured. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Piccolo Portofino. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Portofino hotel is smoke free.

  • 23 guestrooms or units
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Sofa bed


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Genoa (GOA-Cristoforo Colombo) (47.9 km / 29.7 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Margherita Ligure Portofino Station (5.2 km / 3.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Piccolo Portofino offers 23 accommodations with minibars and safes. Accommodations are furnished with sofa beds and desks. Televisions come with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers, bidets, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Satellite channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Hotel Piccolo Portofino has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for EUR 16 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards not accepted


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 November - 29 February, EUR 0.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 15 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 March - 31 October, EUR 4.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 15 years of age.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 18 per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 16 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • All guests (including children) need to be present at check-in to show their government-issued photo ID or passport.
  • Onsite cash transactions can't exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For more details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.