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Royal Sporting Hotel, Portovenere

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Boat tours nearby
Via dell'Olivo 345, Portovenere, SP, 19025, Italy

Beachfront hotel in Portovenere with outdoor pool and restaurant
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Children's pool
    • In-room childcare (surcharge)
    • Boat tours nearby
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

Property renovations and closures

The property is closed between November 1 and March 15.
  • Good location and views. Rooms are outdated, A/C didn't work, staff not friendly.Sep. 19, 2019
  • Fantastic view and nice location. Easy walk to restaurants and port. Hotel is quite dated…Sep. 19, 2019

Royal Sporting Hotel, Portovenere

  • 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
  • Family Suite

What’s around Royal Sporting Hotel, Portovenere


  • On the beach
  • Porto Venere Regional Natural Park - 1 min walk
  • Sporting Beach - 1 min walk
  • Varignano Vecchio Villa Romana - 13 min walk
  • Doria Castle - 17 min walk
  • Church of St. Peter - 19 min walk
  • Gulf of La Spezia - 32 min walk
  • Gabbiano Beach - 39 min walk

Getting around

  • Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA) - 68 min drive
  • La Spezia Centrale Station - 16 min drive
  • Riomaggiore Station - 26 min drive
  • Santo Stefano di Magra Station - 26 min drive

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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be 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 44 lbs


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms*



  • Onsite valet parking (EUR 20 per day; includes in/out privileges)

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • 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
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Playground on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Marina on site
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Health club
  • Tennis on site
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • 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
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

In the room

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

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include facials, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


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


On Site

  • Health club
  • Marina on site
  • 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

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


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 1999.99, 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.

For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).

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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.00 per person, per night, up to 4 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 16 years of age.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Royal Sporting Hotel, Portovenere

  • Does Royal Sporting Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Royal Sporting Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Royal Sporting Hotel currently open?
    The property is closed between November 1 and March 15.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Royal Sporting Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Royal Sporting Hotel?
    Yes. Valet parking costs EUR 20 per day.
  • Is there a pool at Royal Sporting Hotel?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Royal Sporting Hotel?
    Yes, pets are welcome, with a maximum weight of 44 lbs per pet. There's a charge of EUR 10 per pet, per night.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Royal Sporting Hotel?
    You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Royal Sporting Hotel?
    Yes, Ristorante dei Poeti offers Mediterranean cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Il Timone (12-min walk), La Marina Da Antonio (13-min walk), and Le tre torri (14-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Royal Sporting Hotel and nearby?
    Have fun with onsite activities such as hiking, and improve your game on the tennis courts. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a 24-hour fitness center and a sauna. Royal Sporting Hotel also has a garden and access to a nearby health club.

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 48 reviews

Poor 2.0
I stayed 2 night with no air conditional working properly at all. I had to open the door to have some cold. The toilet wasn’t working and they repaire it the last night after that I complained 5 times. The only response it the receptionist is (you see the hotel is old). Breackfat is not perfect at all. No frais juice at all and the crois and bad quality
Federico, us2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
The range of facilities and location on water. Great walking with good restaurants nearby.
us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Overall is a good stay.
us4 night family trip
Good 6.0
Not worth the money
I stayed for two nights and the only thing this hotel has going for it is it’s fantastic view and great pool area. Otherwise it is dated and in dire need of renovation. The staff isn’t very motivated and lots of things cost extra (e.g. Parking €20 per day). Wi-Fi reception is abysmal except for lobby area. Even there it’s patchy at best. This is definitely overpriced and not a four star experience (no working air condition in my room), not even for Italian standards.
ie2 night trip
Good 6.0
The location was fabulous. The pool area was great but sooo much chlorine that it was toxic and pool staff was awful - rude, lazy, unfriendly. The hotel is dated and needs a major facelift. Room view was good - bathroom old and small and not nice - basically everything needs to be upgraded. This property should not be a four star - without the location, it would be a two star maybe. Restaurant was poor - breakfast unimpressive - all pre wrapped foods. And we learned that in the past the hotel also owned the Sporting Beach across the street which would have been a nice amenity. It's name is misleading.This hotel is owned by the same family who owns the Grand Hotel which has been completely renovated and is lovely, though in a noisier part of town and does not have a pool.
us2 night trip
Good 6.0
We had 6 days at the hotel recently and had a pleasant stay. We had a sea view suite because we had read that some rooms were small. The room and whole hotel was incredibly dated and the shower tiny. Breakfast was very basic. I felt that it was over priced.
Alan, gb6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely stay
Very impressed with this hotel. We had a suite with a beautiful sea view and large balcony. The food in the restaurant is very good and the staff are excellent. A nice easy 15 minute walk into town.
kathleen, gb4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Absolutely worth it!
Extremely polite staff, great location, good food, nice clean room with proper amenities.
robert, us1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Exceptional customer service and good professional attitude of all personnel involved. Perfect A/C Perfect location, with beautiful views and much quieter then the village center which is reachable in 15 min. walk or using a a convenient shuttle bus. Wifi unsecured connection makes it hard for some devices to work properly.
Sergio, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful sea views!
This hotel is well located in Portovenere. The sea views are gorgeous! The rooms are somewhat outdated and the beds are hard, but the pool, the ocean, and views are wonderful. The hotel is in walking distance to the main Portovenere port with lots of shops and restaurants. Pretty much the entire walk has a lovely slate sidewalk! The area is very clean and well-maintained!
Walter, us2 night family trip

Royal Sporting Hotel, Portovenere