Royal Sporting Hotel       
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Royal Sporting Hotel overlooks the enchanting scenery of the "Golfo dei Poeti", which inspired famous poets such as Shelley and Byron, and is situated directly on the sea, at about 800 mt. from the historical centre of Portovenere, a charming medieval sea village dated back to the Roman era. Thanks to its optimal position the hotel assures a quite and comfortable stay to its guests and is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre", one of the most famous and striking places of Italy.
In this wonderful environment the Royal Sporting Hotel offers an ideal stay for those who are looking for a relaxing holiday or enjoy scuba diving and fishing in the clear sea waters of the bay. The hotel is provided with all facilities such as a panoramic restaurant, an american bar, a tennis court, a wonderful garden ideal for reading and relaxing and an outdoor seawater swimming pool with a large solarium terrace where sun-lounge chairs and beach towels are at the guests' disposal.
During the summer season buffet breakfast and lunch are served on the terrace at the edge of the swimming pool. The hotel's restaurant "Ristorante dei Poeti", personally attended by the owner of the hotel, the chef Abramo Prandi, offers a wide choice of fish specialities and proposes typical and international dishes.

Standard with sea view
Rooms with sea view, some of them have a balcony. They are located on both the front or the side of the building. Those on the side are ideal for people who prefer a more shaded room. Width: from 13 to 22 m². Pets allowed, extra bed: max 1. Bed types: 1 queen size, 1 double, 2 singles, 1 double and 1 single, 3 singles. Only if requested in advance while booking. A price surcharge apply.
Standard with garden view
These rooms overlook our garden and the tennis court. They are ideal for those looking for more sheltered and shaded rooms. Some also have a balcony. Width: from 13 to 21 m². Pets allowed. Extra bed: max. Bed types: 1 queen size, 1 double, 2 singles, 1 double and 1 single, 3 singles. Only if requested in advance while booking. A price surcharge apply.
The suites are approximately twice as large as the standard rooms. All of them have a balcony overlooking the sea and a living room with sofa bed. Some have double bathrooms. All the suites have part of the floor carpeted, this means they are not assignable if you are traveling with pets. Width: from 35 to 38 m². No pets allowed. Bed types: 1 double, 2 singles, 1 double bed + 1 sofa bed, 2 single beds + 1 sofa bed (max 2 pers.).

All of our rooms are a bit different from each other, not all the rooms have the balconies.

The Royal Sporting Hotel has 56 rooms (including 4 suites). The types of rooms can satisfy every need: from the standard room with the garden view, more quiet and secluded, to the one overlooking the beautiful bay of the Gulf of Poets; from the triple for families up to the more comfortable suites. All of our rooms are a bit different from each other, not all the balconies can be equipped with sunbeds. The following pictures are for exemplificative purpose. 

All rooms are equipped with: A/C, private bath, minibar, safe box, hair dryer, TV, Wifi, telephone and Courtesy kit.


Hotel’s facilities:

Reception 24/7, garden with children’s area, sea water swimming pool, Pool towel service, solarium, small fitness room, AC, rooms for disable, luggage storage, major credit cards accepted.

 Check-in starts 3pm and check out ends 11am. Late check-out (after 11am) are available upon request for a surcharge.

Services with extra charge: indoor valet parking, meeting room, SPA, sauna and Turkish bath, American bar, Restaurant (groups welcome), laundry service, tennis court, small pets allowed, secreterial and fax service, WiFi connection and private newspaper service.

Pets are welcome, on reservation, for a little surcharge. In this case it will not be possible to have rooms with carpet. By order of the local ASL (local health authority), you can’t access to the pool area with your pet. They can however access the restaurant (upon reservation) or the garden, unless they disturb other guests.


The hotel has a large parking for your cars and bikes on payment. It is guarded and monitored by cameras. It is not necessary to book in advance as there is availability of a place for each room.

Our indoor valet parking is guarded and insured. This means that if you decide to use it, it’s mandatory to leave the keys at the desk the whole time that the car is parked inside. No self parking admitted.

Children's park

The hotel has a small play area in the garden, shaded and more sheltered as the pool area. There are umbrellas and deck chairs where you can relax while your children are playing nearby.



The picturesque village (sec. XII) in Genoan style that keeps the charm of the seaside villages with the colorful houses overlooking the sea. Rich in monuments such as the Genoese Castle, the church of San Lorenzo consecrated in 1130 which hosts many works of art, the church of San Pietro bulit in 1277 over the ruins of a pagan temple of the sixth century, rises above the sea on a natural promontory mingling with the rock between the blue sea and sky with a show of extraordinary beauty. 

The history of this country is lost in legend that sees its origins in Roman times. To be saw the church of S. Peter (right on the sea), the Castle, the Church of St. Lorenzo and the walk through the caruggio or along the sea with colorful sailor houses. 

We suggest you find the time to do a boat tour around the three islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) that are facing the country: you will discover unforgettable corners!


Distances from the main city nearby (km)

La Spezia (15)

Cinque Terre (12/20)

Massa (30)

Pisa (75)

Lucca (76)

Livorno (77)

Parma (98)

Genova (110)

Relax area

our treatments

In the lobby there is a nice place for your relax: a tisane corner to introduce body and mind to the treatment; a fitness centre; a massage room with a cabin for traditional treatment and the new THALATEPEE SUITE where you can choose the treatment suitable for you, relaxing body and mind under a coloured sky with the lights of the chromo therapy combined to the benefits of the aroma and music therapy.

The meaning of the name

The name Thalatepee comes from the tepee of the American Natives “Lakota” or better known as Sioux. In the tepee they practised the INIPI (rebirth) which was a ritual of purification, one of the seven holy rituals. To recreate this process of purification common to all cultures in the world, the structure is based on the combination of the four natural elements: water, air, fire and earth. The style is Arabian and reminds of the ancient tradition of purification made through steam, known for 2000 years in the Mediterranean area. 

In the Thalatepee room you can stay alone for a massage or it can contain up to 8 people for Turkish bath, sauna or thermal treatment. In the thermal treatment for exemple the computer allows you to “enter” the 4 roman rooms of Tiepidarium, Calidarium, Laconicum and Frigidarium with four different levels of humidity and temperature with the massage of oil and savonage. The traditional maroccan ritual of Hamman helps you to purify your skin with the clay and the black soap allows the exfoliation. 

For your relax we suggest you the Turkish bath or the sauna with its relaxing effects for the muscles and its pain relieving effects which help you to reduce stress and anxiety and we also advise you the Sun or Moon treatment, restoring or cleansing.

It is possible to have treatment with mineral salts or mud and to book personalized massage for your relax: ayurvedic, relaxing, lympathic drainage, reiki, with warm oil and gem. 

With Morjana’s Cosmetics you can do all the rituals of purification for your body, your face, your hands and feet and you can also have a nice colour with the self-tanning ritual based on the hennè! 

With Gemology’s Cosmetics you can do relaxing, restoring or invigorating scrub with gem massage. 

Talatipi spa, sauna

Your personalized treatments

Where you can make personalized treatments each with the right temperature, water, salt, mud, cleansing paths, sauna, steam bath ... All under a colored sky with chromotherapy lights, with the benefits of aromatherapy and with the Emotional engagement of music therapy.


Men's and women's well-being

Treat yourself to a stay of relaxation and well-being. Book a Spa Hotel in Portovenere and enjoy top-quality wellness services!

All treatments are executed exclusively by appointment.

Package Grape juice:

A sensory journey through the path of love

A Thalatepee Suite treatment of 40 minutes: a cleansing and relaxing ritual, it is based on simple principles and natural water, air, fire and earth to abundant stress

A face and body massage with grape juice

Tea in the lounge area


Body gommage

Mud treatment

Massage treatment with argan oil 

Thalatepee suite  

Thermal Path - Hammam RITE – SUN or MOON treatment

With oil, ghassoul

(from 40 minutes to 90 minutes) € 40,00


With scrub  € 30,00

TURKISH BATH, SAUNA (40 min)  € 30,00


Body Treatments € 90,00




Body scrub in Thalatepee about 50 minutes  € 60,00

Green tea, chocolate and grape juice  



In Thalatepee Suite   € 80,00

In Cabina  € 60,00


With oriental essences, with kiwi and strawberries, chocolate, green tea and vitamin E, grape juice. Circulatory, firming, sports and decontracting

In Thalatepee Suite  € 70,00

In Cabina  € 50,00

Parziale Cabina  € 30.00

Draining legs and abdomen massage  € 30.00

Lymphopartial legs and abdomen massage  40 MIN   € 50.00

Total lymphodraining massage 1 H 15 min  € 70.00

Plantar riflexology  30 MIN  € 30.00

Facial Treatment


50 min  € 80,00 - 30 min € 40,00


What to do

A stay in Portovenere offers numerous opportunities to discover and to appreciate our outskirts. Who doesn't want to use the car can enjoy the maritime connections for the Cinque Terre that offer the global vision from the sea of one of the most suggestive landscapes of the Liguria, for Lerici or La Spezia or to discover the numerous bays of the island Palmaria and to admire her different caves to the level of the sea. It is also possible to arrange boat trips for those who prefer sailing or snorkeling. 

For the one who loves to rediscover the pleasure to walk among perfumes of brooms and aromas of myrtle and thyme, the island Palmaria welcomes you for an extraordinary excursion among the different runs; a pleasant walk is that that conducts to the zone of the Olivo and the path for the Cinque Terre. 

In La Spezia various museums of art can be visited, historical. archaeological or naval. But Porto Venus can be also a good base to visit the castles of the Lunigiana, for the aquarium in Genoa, for the cities of Pisa, Siena, Parma. 

The hotel Royal Sporting will help you to organize your trips or reunions of job allowing to enjoy at the most of all the opportunities.

Sport and relax

The hotel offers several possibilities to enjoy your time: you can play a game of tennis or swim in the pool or in the sea... have a wonderful massage or a hot turkish bath.

Swimming pool

Gorgeous pool with sea-water and a small space reserved for childrens. It has a large solarium, sun beds and bath sponges included in the service. 

By pool’s borders is served the buffet breakfast and the lunch (during the summer). The American Bar with cocktails, long drinks and snacks is at your disposal. From here you can easily access the underpass that connects the Hotel to a private beach where guests can enter for free and eventually rent sun beds and umbrellas. 

If you are on vacation with your pets, please remember that they can’t access the pool/beach area.

The private beach isn’t managed directly from the Hotel.

Beach access

The hotel has a private access to a private beach on payment. Check directly with them the availability and prices.


Tennis court and garden

Our tennis court, with artificial turf, is open 10.00-13.00 and 16.00-21.00. Reservation is required by the reception, where you can also rent tennis racket and buy the balls. 

Tennis court is surrounded by the garden, more shaded and cool than the pool, allowing you to sunbathe in contact with nature. It is equipped with swings, sunbeds and children’s play area. In this area you can bring your pets.


Golf Club Villa Marigola

The Golf Club Marigola Lerici, designed in 1978 by architect Franco Marmori, is a little corner of paradise, as all the treasures a bit hidden within the natural setting of the Venere Azzurra. Its 9-hole course, not very long, but very demanding, are immersed in the Mediterranean vegetation with olive trees and a stone's throw from the sea ... 



The hotel has a small gym open and available without reservation for the moments that you want to devote to physical activity.


It’s possible to organize daily events with the availability of the meeting room, coffee breaks and business lunches, gala dinners. 

We also help arrange boat trips. 

The Hotel has a meeting room equipped with TV, tape recorder, flipchart, overhead and microphone system.

The restaurant area

Capacity per layouts:

Theater: 70/80 pax

Horseshoe: 30/40 pax

Independent tables: 30/40 pax


The Poets Restaurant

The Poets Restaurant is also open for external guests from 19.30 to 22.00. It offers a stunning sea view terrace and a large indoor dining room and it is the perfect setting for your evenings.

Our menu

Some dishes:

Marinated salmon

Appetizer with seafood

sea bass ravioli with seafood sauce

Risotto with porcini mushrooms

Grilled fish with vegetables

Opened Gilthead with potatoes

Fillet of beef with green pepper

Fillet of beef with red Montalcino wine

Dessert from the trolley

…And many new dishes every day

Have a look to our menu:

Lunch by the pool

Light lunch is available with cold dishes, some appetizer, first and second course from 12.30 am to 2.00 pm hours in the hottest periods. 

American Bar

Our American Bar is open from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm with small snacks.


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44.058847123546435, 9.84133467078209. 


from the highway’s exit “La Spezia”, just follow all the signs to Portovenere. Once in town, follow the one-way until you arrive in front of the hotel (about 800mt after town center). 


from Pisa or Genova airport, just reach closest train station then take the train to La Spezia. From La Spezia train station you can catch a taxi (about 35/40 Euros) or reach the bus stop for the line 11/P situated in viale Garibaldi (or viale Fieschi on market days). Bus terminal is right in the center of Portovenere. The hotel is situated at about 800mt from there walking along the seafront following the one-way street direction.

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