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Best Western Hotel Porto Antico

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Small structure, very clean, confortable, very convenient position, ok price, excellent personnel at Reception always available, suitable Hotel parking for the car near by, good breakfast, close to many restaurants at walkind distance, in front of the Acquarium, old Port, bars

We stayed in the family room that accommodated two adults and three kids. One bathroom though was not enough! Shower is small. Room was just OK. Location of the hotel in the old part of town has its positives and negatives. It's close to the Aquarium and other attractions. However, the old part of town and the narrowing alleys felt sketchy at best especially in the evening when we decided to walk and find a place to eat. Prostitutes and drug dealing (in front of our eyes) and given that we had children, we turned around and ate at the restaurant across from the hotel. Friendly staff but not as many as it should, so the wait could be long before someone attends to guests.

Good hotel with decent prices all over. Rooms are small but 3 persons are able to stay there. Breakfast is acceptable taken the price into consideration. Area is filled with good restaurants and close to the marina. A good choice.

The hotel is in an ideal location in the atmospheric old town and two minutes from the harbour promenade. All the tourist sights (including the palaces in Via Garibaldi and the Duomo) as well as many delicious local restaurants are within a ten minutes' walk.. Rooms (although not very large) are very comfortable with everything you need. We stayed for four nights in a nice sunny room with a balcony overlooking Via Ponte Calvi and it was a pleasure to watch the comings and goings. Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was plentiful and varied and of good quality including strong espressos. We greatly enjoyed our stay at the hotel and would stay there again.

Our room was very small and dark. There is no view. It was clean. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the aquarium and a number of restaurants. At check in the clerk was not very helpful. A later clerk was helpful and made a number of recommendations for dinner. There seem to be a lot of people loitering in the immediate area of the hotel. If visiting Genoa again, would not stay here.

Really good location, friendly staff, clean room. Arriving by car is very difficult if you do not know the exact location. GPS registers as restricted road and will not take you directly to the hotel. We found it better to park and then walk to hotel in order to get detailed instructions how to come by car. Breakfast very poor and not to normal standards. Good value but parking costs euro 18.00 per day with the hotel discount.

I stayed here for 2 nights. Accessibility was good (I arrived by train and elected to walk to the hotel but the metro is another option - 1 stop from the main railway station). The hotel is located in a small street moments from the harbour front. I was very satisfied with the room I was given. Admittedly there was no view to speak of but the room was comfortable and had everything I required. The shower room was fine too. WiFi connectivity was very good. The breakfast room is on the small side and the breakfast was adequate but unremarkable. Staff were very friendly. A good choice for historic Genoa.

We ranked this hotel at the very bottom of the 18 hotels we stayed in during this 10 week trip to Europe. We thought this would be acceptable because of its location, but the Best Western Metropoli would have been a better choice. The NH Hotel though more expensive would have been worth the price after we saw the actual hotel but we were not permitted to cancel. without a 100e penalty. Located on a small side street across the expressway to the harbor, a small temp parking space is available for loading and unloading your luggage. Commercial parking is a 5 minute walk away @ 18e per day. Our double room was so small that it would only accommodate one suit case and as we had booked for 4 nights we were obligated to request a larger room for an additional 20e per night. The upgraded room contained a small bunk bed that could be converted into a couch with a cheep leather cover. We then had a place to put our suit cases while we set on the bed. Furniture consisted of a tiny table and wooden chair and the room was decorated in cheep red wall paper. The window looked out into a dark alley which was necessary to keep closed because of the noise and the smell. The tiny shower continually switched from hot to cold as the plumbing was not pressured balanced. The hotel room did have excellent WIFI with a speed of 19.79 MBS. The small breakfast room was like a zoo, The staff worked hard but were unable to cope with the number of hotel guest and the food with space provided and the complimentary breakfast met minimum Best Western standards. The desk clerk was friendly and helpful and told me confidentially the owners believe they can demand high prices not withstanding the hotel condition and service because of the hotel location.

After you have reached the Hotel (which is not easy despite the description they sent me, as it is situated in a very small alley in the Centro Storico), everything is organised very professional. The parking is near by and with EUR 18.- for the whole day not expensive (try to find something cheaper!), the reception well-informed and the room (especially for the location) big enough and quiet. They also helped me out with a mistake when filliing out the parking permission (to enter the centre you need one, which you must fill out after arrival). Breakfast we did not try as there are so many lovely small cafes in this town :-)

Bit expensive,but worth every penny.Friendly personnel,very clean,good conditions and very well positioned, close to the famous Acquario di Genova and the port.If you are looking for a quiet, clean place with 24 h personnel at your disposal,this is the right place to be

Via al Ponte Calvi, 5 Genoa GE

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Palazzo di San Giorgio and National Ligurian Gallery at the Spinola Palace
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Genoa Historical Centre, Best Western Hotel Porto Antico is next to popular attractions like Palazzo di San Giorgio and National Ligurian Gallery at the Spinola Palace. Each of the 50 rooms at this 3-star hotel includes a minibar, a coffee maker, and an LCD TV. Centrally located in Genoa, the hotel is also a short walk from Old Port and White Palace.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 50 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with digital channels. Beds are dressed in Frette Italian sheets and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Best Western Hotel Porto Antico, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas and a computer station. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services and luggage storage.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Single Bed, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Family Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Bunk beds)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Family Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking (Bunk beds)

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Family Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Bunk beds)

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1182 reviews