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Royal Sporting Hotel, Portovenere

4-star4 stars
Via dell'Olivo 345PortovenereSP19025Italy

Upscale beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Doria Castle
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in lobby
Great pool
Fantastic service
More comfort would be nice
Vibe is not too good
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Royal Sporting Hotel, Portovenere

from $180
  • Suite, Sea View
  • Double Room, Sea View
  • Double Room, Garden View
  • Double Room Single Use, Garden View
  • Double Room Single Use, Sea View
  • Triple Room, Garden View
  • Triple Room, Sea View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 56 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • One child (3 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • Up to 20 kg


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Valet parking *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Spa services on site
  • Steam room
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Playground on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Health club
  • Tennis on site
  • Sauna
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1970
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Ristorante dei Poeti - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


On Site

  • Health club
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Tennis on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Playground on site


  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

Royal Sporting Hotel, Portovenere’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Royal Sporting
  • Royal Sporting
  • Royal Sporting Hotel
  • Royal Sporting Hotel Portovenere
  • Royal Sporting Portovenere
  • Sporting Royal


All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours from 22 October to 30 April.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge

Valet parking costs EUR 20 per day with in/out privileges

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 10 per pet, per night

WiFi is available in guestrooms for EUR 1 per hour (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Royal Sporting Hotel, Portovenere


  • On the beach
  • Sporting Beach - 1 min walk
  • Church of St. Peter - 20 min walk
  • Varignano Vecchio Villa Romana - 29 min walk
  • Ferry Terminal - 45 min walk
  • Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - 45 min walk
  • Doria Castle - 1.8 mi / 2.8 km
  • Naval Museum - 8.1 mi / 13 km

Getting around

  • Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei) - 74 min drive
  • La Spezia Centrale Station - 21 min drive
  • Vezzano Ligure Station - 31 min drive
  • Riomaggiore Manarola Station - 36 min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 89 reviews

Royal Sporting Hotel, Portovenere
Wow... Such a happy mistake
This hidden little gem was a happy surprise. We will definitely be returning. The staff was very friendly. I'm not sure if the gentleman at the desk was the owner but he took an interest above and beyond what we are used to in the states. Very helpful in explaining the many choices we had for dining and boat tours. The room was perfect. Classic old world Italian feel with a gorgeous view overlooking the pool and Portovenero harbor. TV was small but who needs it when you have all this beauty to explore. Expansive continental breakfast was included with enough to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters and valet parking was offered although we found street parking to be fine. I would recommend finding the most effective parking place for you and walk where you need as the street is one way through this quaint little harbor side town. If you have the opportunity do not miss this quaint little town on your tour of Italy and definitely stay here when you visit.
Jason, us1 night romance trip
Royal Sporting Hotel, Portovenere
Very Good8.0
Beautiful location but a little outdated
This hotel is located in an amazing area...but you can tell the hotel has aged a bit. The bedroom lacked some of the current day amenities that we enjoy and the bed was not very comfortable at all. The staff was very pleasant and always available to help. And make sure to check out the restaurant...fabulous! Overall a decent hotel. Just don't expect up to date comfort.
Robert, us1 night romance trip
Royal Sporting Hotel, Portovenere
The hotel is outdated. Rooms are clean, but they lack maintenance. It looks like you have entered a hotel from the 1970's. The location is great for travelling to 5 terrace. Only reason I give this hotel two out of 5 is because it has a great location and a pool-area. The breakfast was okay. I can not belive why this is a 4 star hotel, it reminds me more of a 2 star hotel based on its standards. WiFi was free of charge for 1 hour (you had to stay in the lobby to use it), but you had to pay around 5€ for more usage... In 2016???
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
Royal Sporting Hotel, Portovenere
Very Good8.0
mario m, us3 night family trip
Royal Sporting Hotel, Portovenere
Very Good8.0
Good place to stay in Portovenere
I wish our room had had a view, but it was generally a nice hotel. The restaurant had a great dinner and really nice view. Pool area was great. Pillows were really uncomfortable and the shower was tiny, but other than that it was a nice stay.
Rebecca, usRomance trip

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