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New Hotel Genio Cinque Terre, Portovenere

Bayfront hotel with bar/lounge, near Doria Castle

  • Free local cuisine breakfast and free WiFi

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  • I cannot reconcile my experience with the ratings given to this hotel. Our stay was so…

    Sep. 25, 2019

  • Hotel Genio is in a great location. Igor is very welcoming and always ready to help.…

    Sep. 20, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 7 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Self parking

For families

  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Doria Castle - 3 min walk
  • Church of St. Peter - 6 min walk
  • Gulf of La Spezia - 20 min walk
  • Ferry Terminal - 9 mi / 14.5 km
  • Lerici Beach - 14.3 mi / 23 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests


  • In a national park
  • Doria Castle - 3 min walk
  • Church of St. Peter - 6 min walk

What’s around


  • In a national park
  • Doria Castle - 3 min walk
  • Church of St. Peter - 6 min walk
  • Gulf of La Spezia - 20 min walk
  • Ferry Terminal - 9 mi / 14.5 km
  • Lerici Beach - 14.3 mi / 23 km
  • Montemarcello Regional Park - 14.7 mi / 23.7 km
  • Corniglia 5 Terre La Spezia - 22.4 mi / 36 km

Getting around

  • La Spezia Centrale Station - 27 min drive
  • Santo Stefano di Magra Station - 28 min drive
  • Manarola Station - 29 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 7 rooms


  • Check-in time noon-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

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.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. 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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle*


  • Onsite self parking (EUR 10.00 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite carport and garage
  • Street parking available
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service

Things to do

  • Playground on site
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden


  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Lever door handles

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Genio Portovenere
  • New Hotel Genio Cinque Terre Hotel
  • New Hotel Genio Cinque Terre Portovenere
  • New Hotel Genio Cinque Terre Hotel Portovenere
  • Genio Portovenere
  • Hotel Genio
  • Genio Cinque Terre Portovenere

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Self parking costs EUR 10.00 per day with in/out privileges

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


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.

For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

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; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

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

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

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.

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.


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs EUR 10.00 per day.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from noon - 11:30 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ristorante Portivene (3-min walk), Le Bocche (5-min walk), and La Chiglia (12-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving. New Hotel Genio Cinque Terre also has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    5 star service and location.

    We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Hotel Genio. The location can't be beat and the view from our balcony was incredible. Yes, it is a very old historic property and the furnishings are dated, but everything was spotlessly clean. The bathroom is very small and there are several flights of steps to get to the rooms. It was not an issue for us. The staff is incredibly hard working and friendly. The bruschetta is delish!

    3 night trip, Sep. 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We had a wonderful stay. Igor, the owner, is a great host and helped us with parking and even loading our suitcases. His mom makes the best bruschetta in Portovenere. Great personal service in a perfect location near the ferries for the Cinque terre towns. We enjoyed our breakfast on the patio overlooking the little square and shaded by grapevines. Thank you Igor!

    2 night family trip, Jun. 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Tons and tons of character

    The Hotel is a little quirky, but that is what makes it amazing. Family run, and lacking some more modern amenities, but tons and tons of character. Great view of Portovenere and close to the ferry to Cinque Terre. Depending on which room you get, there could be a lot of stairs involved. Talked to some locals from other parts of Italy, this is where they stay too.

    Brent, 2 night romance trip, Oct. 11, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great location and service, noisy rooms

    Wonderful welcome from the owner, very helpful with our luggage up lots of narrow stairs, and very patient with our poor Italian. Very reasonably priced room, breakfast, and bar prices. The room was in a lovely location but the walls were paper-thin and we could everything (EVERYTHING!) that went on in the adjacent rooms. Wifi was patchy up in room, but strong in reception and bar area. Fortunately we were out most of the time as the hotel is perfectly located to explore Portovenere and very close to the Cinque Terre ferry and the bus to La Spezia. Would definitely return.

    Andrew, 2 night romance trip, Oct. 3, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hotel of character

    A hotel full of character in an ancient stone building, partially a circular tower. The rooms were small but had everything we needed. The host, Igor, and his father did all they could to ensure that the guests every requirement was satisfied. The situation of the hotel was one of the reasons we chose it. It was right at the entrance to the old town, overlooking the market place and with a view of the sea. Visitors should be aware that there are many steps to the bedrooms, if this is likely to present a problem.

    Maggie, 6 night trip, Sep. 13, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Characterful hotel in centre of town

    We enjoyed our stay in this hotel, the staff were friendly and efficient and we had a wonderful view from our room. This meant there were a lot of steps up to it, with no lift, but worth it when we got there! The manager kindly rushed to bring our luggage up for us when we had discovered the steps! A very nice man! The location is excellent, right in the centre, near the bus stop and the port from where we could make boat trips. We also enjoyed breakfast out on the shaded terrace.

    Graham, 4 night trip, Jun. 15, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Good budget hotel with random room allocation

    Great location, friendly staff. Average breakfast. We Booked “Panoramic ocean view room” and were presented with a room where the only view possible was through open front door, so a bit disappointed.

    Andrzej, 3 night romance trip, Jun. 1, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing location, on the old wall, with a great view. Igor was a fabulous host--he carried afternoon drinks to the patio outside our room, served fresh orange juice with breakfast, and always greeted us with a smile. There are stairs to the room--but they are worth it!

    Darwin, 3 night romance trip, May 28, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Handy hotel

    Brilliant location. Extremely helpful friendly staff. Basic but plentiful breakfast. Depending on room location quite a Few steps to negotiate. Would stay again

    Heather, 3 night trip, Apr. 23, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Séjour à Porto Venere

    Hôtel bien placé. Nous avons apprécié l'accueil, la configuration de l'hôtel avec ses différentes terrasses permettant de s'installer à l'extérieur, le petit déjeuner copieux. Rien à redire, nous y avons passé un agréable moment.

    DOMINIQUE, 3 night trip, Sep. 4, 2019

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