Liguria Hotel Guide & City Selector for 2017 - Portofino Peninsula

Portofino, Santa Margherita, Rapallo, Camogli, Recco.

Independent Advice to Help Choose the Best City & the Best Hotel.

 Family Hotels, Lower Cost Hotels, Seaside Hotels, Hotels with Parking, B&B's.


Where to stay to visit Portofino, Italy? 
What is the Best Town to use as a base for visiting the Portofino Peninsula? Choose one of these five charming Italian towns & you can enjoy Portofino, great hikes in Portofino Park, Ligurian beaches, walks along the seaside, and even a trip to Cinque Terre. You can explore the many area attractions, enjoy a good hotel with parking, and you'll meet the real Liguria. 

This is Part 3 of Our Liguria Hotel Guide and City Selector. Here are the pluses and minuses of five towns along with Martha's hotel reviews and recommendations for each. They are all on the Portofino Peninsula (see our Liguria / Cinque Terre Map / Portofino Map).  All are on the sea and have ferry service, four have train service on the Genoa - Pisa line for easy excursions. Listed from south to north - click the name to jump down.
  • RAPALLO  A lively city, well located & equipped for both urban enjoyment and excursions . 
  • SANTA MARGHERITA  Italian perfection - combining resort, small city, art, nature, sea.
  • PORTOFINO  One of Italy's most famous towns. Beauty, fame, history, expense all in one.
  • CAMOGLI A fishing village grown into a resort city. Historic, romantic, lovable & a beach.
  • RECCO A pleasant small city with full amenities but fewer tourists & a very special focaccia.
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For a Base Accessible to Cinque Terre     Liguria / Cinque Terre Map 
Part 1 Liguria Hotel Guide & City Selector    South of the Cinque Terre
Lerici, Portovenere, La Spezia. Visit Cinque Terre & enjoy the Gulf of the Poets as well.
Part 2 Liguria Hotel Guide & City Selector   North of the Cinque Terre
Levanto, Bonassola, Moneglia, Sestri Levante, Lavagna, Chiavari. Visit both Cinque Terre & Portofino.
Part 3 Liguria Hotel Guide & City Selector    Day Trip to Cinque Terre  (This Article)
Rapallo, Santa Margherita, Portofino, Camogli, Recco.  The Perfect Portofino Peninsula.

To Stay In The Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre (All)   Booking.com Cinque Terre   For multi-day visits: HomeAway(CinqueTerre)
Riomaggiore   Booking.com Riomaggiore  Closest to La Spezia & Portovenere, very characteristic.
Manarola  Booking.com Manarola Very photogenic & colorful- more fishing boats and the famous terraces.
Corniglia Booking.com Corniglia Pretty on a promontory high above the sea with historic church & least crowded.
Vernazza Booking.com Vernazza Prettiest, most celebrated & photogenic town with the most visitors.
Monterosso Booking.com Monterosso Larger town with resort feel & the most services. Best beach, some parking.        
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Rapallo Population 31,000.
Rapallo, Liguria, Italy
Rapallo at twilight.        CC BY Fredrik Rubensson.
A friendly city with a beautiful seaside esplanade and good restaurants. Visitors find this a welcoming town in a very popular area. Just the place for an active Ligurian vacation.

Positive
-Easy auto access to the autostrada, trains, ferries.
-Good shopping, many restaurants, markets.
-Sophisticated Italian atmosphere, but not hectic.
-Good variety of monuments and activities - hiking, walking, cable car, tours, beach.
    Negative
    -Limited ferry service to the CT & Portovenere.
    -Crowded services in July & August.
    -Parking can be tight.
    -Limited beach facilities.

    Transportation
    Train: Good service on Genoa-Pisa line. Trenitalia
    Bus: Useful local routes and to nearby towns: SML, Portofino, Camogli, Recco.  ATP Bus
    Parking: Pay street parking, pay parking facilities, limited outlying free areas, hotels with parking (usually extra).
    Ferry Boat: Good service to Portofino, San Fruttuoso,  & connections to Camogli.  Several tour options to Cinque Terre. Schedule Link below.

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    Where to Stay
    Coming from the autostrada, Rapallo may seem at first to consist of drab apartment blocks. However as you near the sea, it becomes lively and attractive with parks and grand buildings and views. The historic center is walkable, attractive, and full of life.
    Rapallo Map. Liguria, Italy.
    Rapallo Map. Click to Enlarge.

    This link  Booking.Com.Rapallo accesses all 79 Rapallo listings of Hotels, B&B's, & Apartments. The website offers traveler reviews, searches with different filters, and a 'Best Price Guarantee'.

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    Our Rapallo Hotel / B&B recommendations below were selected by Martha as the best choices reflecting the different price levels, styles, and locations desired by different types of travelers. She has extensive experience choosing hotels, has been to Rapallo lots of times, and she has weighed relevant TripAdvisor and Booking.com reviews, as well as the hotels' websites, amenities and locations

    Click on the hotel name for more information and/or booking.

    Best Western Tigiullio Royal    € Moderate to expensive pricing.
    Close to the market, the beach, the ferries and the train, this 7 story hotel with a friendly helpful staff will help you figure out your logistics.  Free wifi, breakfast 4€, on site parking 12€.  34 rooms.
    Excelsior Palace Hotel               € Expensive pricing.
    This is a nice place to splash out a little, with a restaurant overlooking the marina that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, a spa, a pool, and lots of amenities.  Wifi is free in public areas, on site parking is 19€ in the garage, free in the courtyard. A taxi to the train takes 5 minutes. 127 rooms.
    Hotel Astoria                              € Moderate pricing.
    A family-run Art Nouveau villa right on the water, this place has free wifi, free buffet breakfast including good fruit and vegetable selections, and on site parking available for 16€. The staff is happy to recommend walking tours and help you get around. 22 rooms.
    Hotel Il Gatto                                       € Economical pricing.
    If you want to be in the center of town, this inn is on the first floor up on the central street, close to the train and 10 minutes from the harbor.  A little noisy because it’s so central, some rooms have pleasant balconies.  Wifi is free in public areas, breakfast included, no parking, but ask for a temporary permit for street parking.  16 rooms.
    Hotel Vesuvio                                      Moderate pricing.
    A family run villa right on the picturesque promenade, it has a central location, simple clean rooms, and a friendly staff.  Next to the ferry, free wifi, buffet breakfast, no parking, but ask for a temporary permit for street parking.  20 rooms.
    Hotel Italia e Lido Rapallo                               € Moderate pricing.
    On the seafront right next to the castle, with a private beach available, and a terrace with a great view of the sea, castle, and town.  Basic but charming, a 10 minute walk to the train.  Free wifi, free breakfast, no parking.  50 rooms.
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    Santa Margherita Ligure Waterfront Hotel at Night
    Santa Margherita Ligure                                                                                                                             CC By Laura Braga
    SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE  Population 10,000.
    Santa Margherita is the perfect combination of resort and city for sophisticated relaxation. One of Italy's best loved resorts, you can't do better for an enjoyable Liguria visit whether you like hiking, excursions, dining, strolling, or shopping.

    Positive
    -Very pretty Ligurian small city / resort.
    -Variety of walks & hikes, active harbor.
    -Friendly, sophisticated atmosphere with many restaurants and cafes.
    -Central location to access the Portofino peninsula.
    Negative
    -Limited beach areas.
    -Parking always tight.
    -Quite popular & thus more expensive.
    -Road access via Rapallo urban area. Autostrada about 20 minutes away.
      Transportation
      Train: Santa Margherita Ligure is on the Genoa - Pisa line. Trenitalia 
      Bus: Useful local routes and to nearby towns: Rapallo, Portofino, Camogli, Recco.  ATP Bus
      Parking: Pay parking, pay parking facilities, limited outlying & uphill free parking, hotels with parking (often extra).
      Ferry Boat:   Good service to Portofino, San Fruttuoso,  & connections to Camogli.  Several tour options to Cinque Terre. Schedule Link below.

      Santa Margherita Ligure________________________________
      Where to Stay      
      Santa Margherita is spread in a semi-circle around its harbor and up into the surrounding hills. The downtown area and the waterfront are made for strolling and people watching. There are no unattractive parts of the city.
      Santa Margherita Ligure Map.  Liguria, Italy.
      Santa Margherita Ligure Map.
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      This link  Booking.Com.Santa Margherita accesses all 45 Santa Margherita Ligure listings of Hotels, B&B's, & Apartments. The website offers traveler reviews, searches with different filters, and a 'Best Price Guarantee'.

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      Our Santa Margherita Hotel / B&B recommendations below were selected by Martha as the best choices reflecting the different price levels, styles, and locations desired by different types of travelers. She has extensive experience choosing hotels, has been to Santa Margherita lots of times, and she has weighed relevant TripAdvisor and Booking.com reviews, as well as the hotels' websites, amenities and locations

      Click on the Santa Margherita hotel name for more information and booking.

      Grand Hotel Miramare                € Expensive pricing.
      Stately but relaxed, this hotel has lots of amenities, including a salt water pool in the garden (seasonal, of course), and a spa.  The rooms are elegant and luxurious, with either a garden view or sea view.  Wifi and breakfast are free, parking on site is by reservation and costs 25€.  84 rooms.

      Blu di Te                                       € Moderate to expensive pricing.
      An old building completely refinished in the last year or so, this is chic and cozy, with vintage d├ęcor.  Five minutes from the beach, and right in the old town, they offer free wifi and a notable free breakfast, help with bags and parking advice for the public pay parking available nearby.  20 rooms.

      Hotel Santa Margherita Palace     € Moderate to expensive pricing.
      Here you’re close to shops, restaurants, and the train, and a few blocks in from the water.  The rooms are spacious, with a black and white motif, and there’s a glass elevator to transport you.  Wifi and breakfast are free, parking is available.  26 rooms.

      Hotel Villa Anita                          Moderate Pricing.
      Just out of the busy center you’ll find lots of amenities in this boutique style hotel, such as an outdoor pool, (seasonal, of course), hot tub, and fitness room.  Ask for a balcony room to enjoy the view.  The town is a 5 or 10 minute walk away, if you don’t mind stairs, and they make up for it with free parking, free wifi and free breakfast.  12 rooms.

      Il Timone B & B                           € Economical pricing.
      Just 50 meters from the port, this B & B is close to restaurants and shops.  Although there aren’t really common areas, the rooms are clean and spacious, the friendly owners respond quickly to phone calls.  Wifi throughout is free, as is breakfast.  No parking, but it’s available nearby.  3 rooms.

      B & B L’Ora Blu                          € Moderately Economical pricing.
      A little beyond the busiest and noisiest part of town, they offer a communal kitchen and living room, large, quiet rooms, and all the help you need.  Free wifi and breakfast, no parking, but there are free spaces nearby, just ask.  5 rooms.
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      Portofino, Liguria Waterfront Hotel
      Portofino, Liguria                                                                                                                                CC By Francesca Cappa
      PORTOFINO Population 500.
      One of Italy's great icons, it's really beautiful. Long ago a fishing village, the picturesque town & harbor is now a magnet for the curious, the spurious, and the luxurious. Best reached by walking or by boat, travel can be crowded by bus, maddening or impossible by car. Most visitors don't stay here overnight due to the cost and the difficult access, but then most people aren't you.

      Our Stories: Portofino- Fishing Village to Icon    Getting to Portofino- Walking, Hiking & More
      Positive
      -Beautiful Italian seaside village.
      -Located on stunning bay on stunning coastline.
      -Numerous restaurants and cafes. Pretty park to explore.
      -Waypoint on some wonderful Portofino Park hikes.

      Negative
      -Small town, very very crowded at peaks.
      -No train, crowded buses, no beach.
      -Auto access jammed or closed to non-residents. Very expensive to park.
      -Expensive to very expensive. Most stores, hotels & restaurants cater to the luxury market.

      Transportation
      Train: None, closest Santa Margherita Ligure.
      Bus: Direct service only to Santa Margherita & Rapallo. ATP Bus
      Driving: Difficult or impossible much of the year.
      Parking: Pay parking only, and expensive. Some hotels with parking.
      Ferry Boat: Good service to Santa Margherita, Rapallo, San Fruttuoso.
      Taxi: Expensive, 30 Euro to SML. Water Taxi: Expensive, but flat rate favors groups.

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      Where to Stay  
      The town is clustered around the small harbor and the surrounding hills. Accommodations are in limited supply and the prices are high and higher.
      Portofino Map. Liguria, Italy.
      Portofino Map.  Click to Enlarge.

      This link  Booking.Com.Portofino accesses all 18 Portofino listings of Hotels, B&B's, & Apartments. The website offers traveler reviews, searches with different filters, and a 'Best Price Guarantee'.

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      Our Portofino Hotel / B&B recommendations below were selected by Martha as the best choices reflecting the different price levels, styles, and locations desired by different types of travelers. She has extensive experience choosing hotels, has been to Portofino several times recently, and she has weighed relevant TripAdvisor and Booking.com reviews, as well as the hotels' websites, amenities and locations

      Click on the Portofino hotel name for more information and booking.

      Belmond Hotel Splendido             € Very expensive pricing
      If you’re looking for luxury in a gorgeous setting and are willing to pay for it, this might be for you.  Fresh, casual, classy hotel outside of the town hustle, with heated salt water pool, spa, etc. and a knockout view.  The welcome extends to services: free wifi, free breakfast, and free outside parking (garage parking 35€).  68 rooms

      Eight Hotel Portofino                   € Expensive pricing
      Set back three blocks from the water, this place is friendly and quiet.  While they don’t have beachfront, they do have a free shuttle to the beach at their sister hotel, and a garden with a hot tub you can reserve.  Free wifi, breakfast, and parking.  18 rooms

      Albergo Nazionale                       € Moderately expensive pricing
      In the center of all the action, you’re right on the harbor here, and close to all the restaurants.  The clean, casual rooms are good size and considered a good value.  Free wifi in public areas, free basic breakfast, public parking (21€ per day) close by, and they’re happy to help with baggage. 12 rooms

      Domina Home Piccolo                  € Moderately expensive pricing.
      This hotel is a dramatic renovated seafront historic villa.  There’s a private rocky beach with a bar, and you’re only 400 m. from the center of town on a path that leads to the back of the hotel. Free wifi in public areas, free breakfast, off site parking for 18€ a day.  22 rooms
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      CAMOGLI Population 5,600.
      Camogli Liguria Italy Hotel on Sea
      Camogli Harbor                                  CC By Carlo Guarneri
      With a beautiful harbor surrounded by characteristic tall old buildings, Camogli is constantly re-discovered by travelers. Famous for its fish festival, its Ligurian trompe l'oiel, and the narrow carrugi, you'll never forget your stay here.

      Positive
      -Good strolling and people watching areas, intown beach , numerous restaurants.
      -Relaxed but lively resort atmosphere, in a pretty and historic setting.
      -Decent transportation: autostrada, train, ferry, bus.
      -Close to Genoa and Portofino. Cinque Terre is within day-trip striking distance.

      Negative
      -Popular: prices somewhat higher, parking tight.
      -Few monumental buildings or museums.
      -Moderate crowding at popular times.

      Transportation
      Train: Good service, on the Genoa - Pisa line. Trenitalia
      Bus: Useful service to area towns. ATP Bus
      Parking: Pay street parking, pay parking facilities, some hotels offer optional parking, some free areas uphill from downtown.
      Ferry Boat:  San Fruttuoso, Recco, connection to Portofino. San Fruttuoso Camogli Recco Ferries

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      Where to Stay      
      Camogli is a small city and resort popular with both Italians and foreigners. One of the prettiest towns along Liguria's Riviera Levante, it has frequent festivals and the sea is always with you. The center curves around the bay and is very walkable, but the hills are fairly steep as you move away from the shore.
      Camogli Map. Liguria, Italy
      Camogli Map.

      This link  Booking.Com.Camogli accesses all 28 Camogli listings of Hotels, B&B's, & Apartments. The website offers traveler reviews, searches with different filters, and a 'Best Price Guarantee'.

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      Our Camogli Hotel / B&B recommendations below were selected by Martha as the best choices reflecting the different price levels, styles, and locations desired by different types of travelers. She has extensive experience choosing hotels, has been to Camogli a bunch of times, and she has weighed relevant TripAdvisor and Booking.com reviews, as well as the hotels' websites, amenities and locations

      Click on the Camogli hotel name for more information and booking.

      Hotel Cenobia dei Dogi        € Moderately expensive pricing
      Centrally located just at the entrance to town, here you’ll find lots of amenities, such as a free private beach and a garden with a pool.  You’re about a 10 minute walk from the train, and they have free on site parking.  This is the hotel where Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon stayed in the movie ‘The Trip to Italy’ (but don’t let that put you off!) Free wifi, free breakfast, 105 rooms

      Hotel La Camogliese             € Economical pricing
      This is a family run hotel right at the beginning of the promenade.  The rooms are simple but clean and pleasant, with free wifi, free breakfast, and a discount offered at the restaurant next door of the same name.  Staff is very helpful with timetables and reservations.  Parking can be reserved nearby for 18€ a day.  21 rooms

      I Tre Merli Locanda              € Moderate pricing
      If you like to be smack in the middle of things, you may like this choice.  Being in the pedestrian zone has some drawbacks, of course, but you’re right on the fishing harbor.  It’s an idiosyncratic place with limited reception service, parking can be reserved 500 m. away.  Wifi is free, and the free breakfast (with the option of add-ons at an additional cost) is right on the harbor. 5 rooms

      Soffio di Mare                       € Economical pricing
      While still centrally located (30 m. from the beach) this is also quiet, with a furnished garden for guests to enjoy and simple but clean rooms.  This would be a B&B, except that breakfast is not provided – instead there is a microwave, kettle and refrigerator in the room.  Close to the train, with free wifi and public parking available nearby.  4 rooms

      Villa Rosmarino                    € Moderate pricing
      The villa dates from 1907, with unique rooms, marble baths, wonderful sea views.  The hotel is stylish, comfortable, and relaxed, with sensitive renovations.  Quiet and tranquil, it’s about a 10 minute walk in to Camogli.  There’s a garden with a pool, free wifi in the lounge, free breakfast, and free parking.  No A/C, but the high, breezy location and the fans seem to make that okay.  Important to note: the hotel does not accept children.  6 rooms
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      RECCO Population 10,200.
      Recco Liguria Italy Festival of Fire
      Recco, Liguria.           Sagra del Fuoco (September)         CC By Ale
      Recco is a small urban community just north of Camogli. It is more modern (due to WWII) and there is a smaller tourist presence so you can really enjoy Italian life. Recco is well known for its May focaccia fest and its September Sagra del Fuoco (Festival of Fire) which includes a super fireworks show, among other spectacles.
      Positive
      -Good transportation options: autostrada, train, bus, ferry.
      -Not a tourist hub, hotels are less expensive, parking easier.
      -Active shopping, restaurants, markets.
      -Relaxed atmosphere, and its own really special cheese focaccia.

      Negative
      -Limited beach facilities.
      -Limited monuments / museums.
      -No historic buildings or neighborhoods.

      Transportation
      Train: Service on Genoa - Pisa line. Trenitalia
      Bus: Useful service to area towns. ATP Bus
      Parking: Pay and free street parking, pay parking facilities, outlying free areas, hotels with parking.
      Ferry Boat: Camogli, San Fruttuoso, connect to Portofino, SML. San Fruttuoso Camogli Recco Ferries

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      Where to Stay  
      The town of Recco is wrapped around its small bay on the Golfo Paradiso and onto hills on two sides. The most activity is near the seaside. It's not a congested area - more suburban - but walkable (you can even walk to Camogli) and the locals are not tired of tourists.
      Recco Map. Liguria, Italy
      Recco Map.
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      This link  Booking.Com.Recco accesses all 12 Recco listings of Hotels, B&B's, & Apartments. The website offers traveler reviews, searches with different filters, and a 'Best Price Guarantee'.

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      Our Recco Hotel / B&B recommendations below were selected by Martha as the best choices reflecting the different price levels, styles, and locations desired by different types of travelers. She has extensive experience choosing hotels, has been to Recco, and she has weighed relevant TripAdvisor and Booking.com reviews, as well as the hotels' websites, amenities and locations

      Click on the hotel name for more information and booking.

      Hotel Elena                               Economical pricing
      Centrally located, with a private beach and free sun umbrellas and deck chairs in season, this hotel also has great views over the water, and a waterfront room is worth it. The rooms are simple but comfortable, the staff is friendly and helpful.  The wifi is free in public areas, and extends to some rooms, but is rather iffy.  Breakfast, however, is free, served on the terrace in season, and ample.  Free parking, 29 rooms

      Hotel La Villa Manuelina         Economical pricing
      Here you’re out of town a bit, with a climb down to the beaches, but there are two well-regarded restaurants on the property serving the famous local focaccia.  The wifi, breakfast and parking are free. 23 rooms

      Da O Vittorio                            Economical pricing
      Just 600 m from the center and the train station and 10 minutes from the sea, this hotel is a bit dated, but comfortable nonetheless.  The restaurant associated with it is convenient, and they’ll gladly loan you a bike.  29 rooms

      B & B Casa Balin                     Economical pricing
      High above town, you get a magnificent view of the sea, so it’s best to ask for a room on the front.  The owner has a real attention to detail, and provides everything to make your stay enjoyable, including a good free breakfast, and free wifi and parking.  You’ll want to have a car to really make the most of your stay.  3 rooms
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