The pleasures of exclusive Portofino are better appreciated from the sophisticated retreat of Eight Hotel Portofino, set in a peaceful location yet just minutes from the town’s central square. Chic, contemporary styling in a renovated, traditional Ligurian house comes with hammocks in a shady garden and a cruise boat for exploring the Italian Riviera. Eight Hotel Portofino is a cool quiet haven for relaxing in between coastal jaunts. Every room is warm and bright with large, comfortable beds, blonde wood, and modern, tasteful fabrics. Outside, discover the Jacuzzi under the shade of the chestnut trees. Explore Portofino and visit the castle and Cinque Terre. Take the scenic trail leading up the mountain and down to San Fruttuoso or spend time at the sister hotel’s private beach in Paraggi. Return to Eight Hotel Portofino for an aperitif or two before dinner in one of Portofino’s excellent restaurants.