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Suite of the week: Portovenere Junior Suite, Grand Hotel Portovenere, Portovenere, Liguria, Italy

Suite name: Portovenere Junior Suite Location: Grand Hotel Portovenere, Portovenere, Liguria, Italy Size of accommodation: Approximately 50 sq m Cost per night: From 470 euros (double occupancy) Who’s stayed there? Actress Audrey Tatou, Singer Patti Smith and football player Fernando LLorente. What makes it special: The breathtaking views of Portovenere’s colorful historic centre, picturesque marina and Palmaria Island. Portovenere Suite room The Portovenere Junior Suites are spectacular rooms that showcase the beauty of the seaside medieval village on Liguria’s Bay of Poets. Each suite is unique in its characteristics, featuring either a grand terrace under the historic arches of the building, or two separate areas with living and sleeping spaces. Portovenere Grand Hotel 2016-suite2 Either way, the views are mesmerizing, spanning from the colorful ‘palazzata’ (or row of slim buildings facing the seafront), to the Marina that has been awarded with the Blue Flag for environmental sustainability, to the exotic Palmaria Island. The suite also features a beautiful full marble bathroom with luxury toiletries. Portovenere Suite terrace Portovenere Suite living room The Portovenere Junior Suite inspires guests, just as the Bay of Poets received its name by inspiring writers David Herbert Lawrence and Percy Bysshe Shelley, writer and painter George Sand, and poet Lord Byron. As travel writer Richard Bangs (Huffington Post) put it:
[the Instagramification of travel pics makes] everything more ridiculously luscious than anything in unfiltered real life. These days I rarely find an actual view that matches its photos. The Grand Hotel is the exception. Opening the floor-to-ceiling French windows, on the third floor, I look out to what no Renaissance painter ever adequately rendered, the hyper-blue Portovenere Bay, its bawdy harbor, and the marine gateway to the Cinque Terre.
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Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. I can see why this has been your choice for suite of the week,it’s lovely,and just look at that view x

  2. What a stunning place and what stunning views! I can easily see why it was chosen! Gorgeous! I can just imagine having breakfast on the terrace.

  3. I like all the different styles to the rooms, love the views and think it looks like a great place to stay.

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