- Belinda Maude, Assistant Content Editor, Hotels
Hotel Argentina, located in Paraggi, is just over a mile from the famous Portofino piazzetta on the only road linking Portofino with Santa Margherita-Ligure. Just a few yards from popular Paraggi Bay, the hotel’s location offers easy access to one of the area’s most beautiful swimming beaches. The number 1 bus regularly serves the area.
Style & character
Nods to Portofino’s nautical reputation feature in the hotel’s simple interior design. The lobby, although small, is lined with seascapes and full of character, while the adjoining breakfast room’s arched ceiling adds to the hotel’s cosy charm. Far from the flashy design of many hotels in the area, guests can expect a warm welcome and genuine Ligurian atmosphere.
Service & facilities
Faultless service is offered by a team that undoubtedly cares about its guests. Staff are welcoming on arrival and give solid advice on essential information such as popular restaurants, transport and local attractions. Facilities are limited to a small breakfast room-cum-bar, however the proximity to Paraggi Bay more than makes up for this.
With 12 recently refurbished rooms, Hotel Argentina offers functional accommodation equipped with private bathrooms. Rooms are decorated in neutral colour palettes and the necessary amenities are provided. Bedrooms are otherwise immaculate and the bathrooms feature own-brand toiletries. If money isn’t an object, opt for the penthouse suite, modelled on the interior of a boat. Thoughtfully designed, it features an enormous terrace allowing panoramic sea views and is complete with a hammock, dining table and sun loungers.
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Food & drink
Breakfast is a buffet of pastries, cold meats, cheese and various kinds of fruit while coffee, tea and hot chocolate are served à la carte. Guests can opt to sit under the atmospheric curved ceiling of the breakfast room or outside on the small terrace. The Argentina trattoria, due to serve local fish specialities, won’t be completed for another few months but the bar will knock up small snacks should guests feel peckish.
Value for money
Double rooms from €120 (£88), including breakfast. Free Wi-Fi, only available during the day.
Access for guests with disabilities?
No, rooms are reached via a winding staircase.
Yes, children are welcome.