Nice hotel in excellent location!
Posted Aug 30, 2014 on Hotels
My wife and I travelled to Porto Venere for a vacation. We came in between Florence and Rome and chose Porto Venere as our coastal location. We absolutely loved the village - great restaurants and shops, swimming and lounging on the rocks is perfect and relaxing. Hotel Belvedere was in a great location, right on the water. Relatively quiet except for the morning fishermen. Free breakfast was as good as you could expect - stale croissants and cappuccino. Most of the hotel staff was very courteous and attentive (except one person who wasn't very warm towards us, but still fine). Felt like a very small staff - there was never more than one person working at a time, so sometimes we felt on your own. WiFi only really worked downstairs in the lobby, not so much in the room. Room was somewhat expensive, but I'd imagine we're paying for the location more than anything. Upon check-in we were given a 15% off coupon to eat dinner at the restaurant next door (inside the other hotel, which is somehow affiliated with Belvedere). I think it was called Paradiso or something. The dinner was EXCELLENT, but more than that our waiter Luigi was INCREDIBLE! So funny, fun, warm, welcoming. I can't say enough good things about him. Overall we had a very good stay at Hotel Belvedere and would stay there again.