Views from top of the hotel plus the setting
Nice castle hotel in a charming seaside town with easy access to Cinqueterre and Portofino area.Perfect views nice people delicious buffet breakfast.Everything luxurious and genuine.We loved it and would go back again !
Fantastic Location. Good breakfast
everything no problems
Beautiful hotel with exceptionally pretty grounds. Nice staff. Wonderful location No complaints
It was absolutely beautiful, very clean, wonderful breakfast, great restaurant and bar, and everyone was very accomodating. We hope to go back. No, it was perfect!
superb kitchen/chef at excellent price for value. room was huge, redone and had magnificent balcony/view. staff helped with complicated directions and internet. extraordinary location with a private park overlooking ligurian sea. liked it all.
The building was very beautiful While staff were friendly we had to ask them for information e.g. where breakfast was served and at what time. some basic written info in the room would have been helpful
The views. The lack of common areas to relax. When the weather was bad there was no where to go except your room.
the hotel itself, cleanliness of the room, additional facilities like the private beach, courtesy and efficiency of the personnel, the beautiful location, the park around the hotel, the view from the hotel
Very friendly and attentive service, Nice, fresh rooms with interesting design details
The rooms were fine, the staff very helpful when we needed information. There are two train stations in Sestri Levante and we got off at the wrong one and had to take a cab. It's up a very steep hill and away from places to eat, etc. If you have a car, no problem. From the reviews, I was expecting a wonderful dinner, however, the chef was away on an emergency so no dinners and it was a downhill long walk to eat. Cinque Terra was our destination and we would have liked to have been closer.
Tourist information provided, mountain bike renting. Restaurant not open at midday.
The helpfullness of the owners about places to visit in the area.They reccommended some excellent places and nothing was to much trouble for them.The made us feel really welcome and the hotel was good value for the money paid. No
the location of the hotel is good for a visit to cinque terre. the hotel is located in front of the a main street and close to the train station riva trigoso. So a lot of noise when the window was open, no air condition just a fan.
The location was excellent with easy access to the Cinque Terra as well as Portofino and other resort areas.
Courtesy & helpful staff/ proprietors. Easy proximity to railway station for travel to Cinque Terra. Quiet, clean & comfortable room. Good breakfast. Value for money. The safe was not bolted down (able to be picked up & carried a way).
Barbara and Marcello treated us like one of the family. They went above and beyond for us. We would go back to visit in a heart beat.
VERY friendly staff. Very clean and nice hotel. close to good food and nice beaches.
Spent three nights in August, can't wait to go back. Everything was extremely clean and well managed. The staff was very helpful with a variety of reservations. The rooms were had every possible amenity including wi-fi and movies. Overall it was an unforgeable experience and I recommend it to anybody going to Cinque Terre.
It was not too far from the beach. Cost of the hotel was reasonable. Nice staff. No everything was pretty straight ahead.
The Hotel was right across the road from the beach very handy, is this place a beautiful seaside town? No its a good stop over if your travelling to France as I did, the facilities were good and the staff were very helpful. You must book a car park and the parking itself is a nightmare.
Playa and playa and good start for the Cinq Terre park as well as the Porto Fino Coast
It was available Location, Cost, Restaurant Food.
Staff were friendly and helpful unfortunately as there was a low occupancy there was a problem getting hot water. It would have been nice to have fresh fruit for breakfast.
Good location and good communication No WiFi, they were out of codes that were needed. Very narrow parkinggarage. Some staff did not speak english.
The village of Cavi isn't so intersting, but it's very close to Sestri Levante
Near to the beach. No parking places.
Rooms were large and comfortable, very clean. Right across the road from beach and in the heart of shopping and sites. 10min walk to railway. Front rooms that fronted the street were noisy, very noisy till very late at night. Changed to room at back of hotel and all was better.
Nice setting, beautiful furniture, quiet, good size rooms, close to nice restaurents, close to the beach Quality of breakfast inferior compared to hotel status and price
the hotel is very close to the beach and Cinque Terra by train .
The hotel was luxurious, the staff excellent and the food was top class.The food at the Nettuno ,owned by the same family,was excellent.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
great location right next to the beach, place was filled with antiques and had lots of character. Despite very central location it was a haven of tranquility. Bathroom was dated. Overall a little expensive for the standard delivered.
People at the reception were incredibly nice and friendly. Our room was really clean and comfortable. The hotel also benefits of an amazing location, in a quiet residential area, just in between the sea front and the main shopping street. Buffet breakfast was great!
Somewhat pricey but an outstanding location, and great and helpfull staff
Close to the beach, close to shops, overall nice building, staff very kind absolutely. Noise of not isolated water pipes in the room. Could not sleep when people in adiacent rooms used bathroom facilities.
Great location. Specious rooms with nice balcony. Nice outdoor terrasse - good breakfast.
The rooftop pool, close proximity to beach, kind staff, convenient parking, great breakfast.
Roof top pool. Position of hotel. No free towels for pool use. Did not like charge for using Hotel Beach
Everything. Parking, location, pool on the roof top, the city Nothing critical
Great location right across from the ocean. Very nice facility.
The Grande Albergo is clean and comfortable and merits its 4 star rating. The staff are very helpful and the roof top pool area is a lovely facility. Some complain about the opening hours but I think they have guest safety in mind - being on the roof you do burn more quickly. Its location is perfect and its in Sestri one of the most enchanting places on the coast.
Location in town. For a Superior Double Room, it was extremely small. Also, I found broken glass on the floor of the room & it sounded like a tap was running continually from the room above, which was a nuisance through the night as I'm a light sleeper.
Clean, comfortable, convenient, good facilities.
Location at beach and middle of center and close to train station. Hotel accomodations, Internet, parking. Price relative high.
Excellent views and a superb resturaunt with views across the bay. good pool. Rooms a bit noisy with flushing water from other rooms.
The view from the restaurant was superb, the pool staff (especially attentive, helpful and eager to communicate) and pool facility was excellent. Perhaps I would specify a room with view on next visit.
I have nothing but raves about this hotel, its accommodating staff, the beauty of its location and the fabulous food and rooms - not one has a bad view. I would say there is nothing I didn't like about the hotel. People who go there should know , because it is high on a hill you have to take an elevator down to the beach - that doesn't mean the beach is across the street from the elevator. It involves a walk through town about 6 blocks and crossing a major street.
View Driveway to the hotel was very steep and curvy. Suggest leaving car at bottom of hill and taking lift to the hotel.
Very friendly staff.
The views from the hotel are stunning. The food was excellent, though quite expensive, though not much more than restaurants in town. Staff were all very pleasant and helpful. We felt hotel was above our expectations.
The hotel and views are just beautiful. The staff was very helpful and spoke very good English. As in most hotels in europe, using our eledtrical devices are never easy. I think either additional adapters should be provided or more outlets??
Service and location Room is very small and overpriced, at least, for the Easter period. Internet (5 Euro for 40 min) is practically inaccessible.
The location is execellent. view is breathtaking, situated near the centre of Sestri Levante. The staff is very kind and helpfull. The rooms are very small and noisy.
Hotel is located in a beautiful lush setting with views of the Mediterranean from certain areas (restaurant, bar and pool area, some restaurants) and within easy walking distance of beaches and the shops. Other rooms have good views of the surrounding hillsides. not a big issue but people should be aware rooms are on the small side
Exceptionally helpful friendly staff. Beatiful location. Garden view room amenity-wise was fine, but the seaview was significantly more impressive for the same price. By all means opt for the seaview if given the choice.
Loved the 'look' of the hotel and the wonderful terrace and outdoor spaces. also liked the it was close to the beach and had a swimming pool. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room was supposed to have a 'garden' view but really had no view as the garden was blocked by a large awning.
Wonderful old hotel newly renovated, but retains a lovely, historical feel. Perfectly located to walk anywhere - breakfast was outstanding! We had mosquitoes in our room - husband was seveerly bitten during our stay here.
Location, staff, service small bathroom
Hotel is old, with antiques all over the place and full of character
We liked the hotell very much and would say that it clearly a very good alternative. Nice pools good staff. The breakfast was ok, terrible juice machine but if you ask they will make feshly squeezed juice and then its great. Sestri Levantes beach is a bit industrial with houndreds of umberellas.
The nearby beach and the swimmingpool was both excellent and the staff was very nice
Afternoon coffee in the shady and mature garden was delightful. Relaxing around the pristine outdoor pool. The public rooms were kept scrupulously clean. The bathroom in our superior room was very cramped and in need of updating. The shower cubicle was so small it was impossible to do anything but stand there and I am not fat. The food was unexciting.
Hotel is a treasure trove of beautiful things. Bedroom was very comfortable. While it was possible to have a very enjoyable breakfast, the variety of fresh fruit was limited. They need to source an unsweetened muesli and of better quality. The cheese was supplied in pre packs, as were the honeys and jams, it was a pity not to be able to sample the wonderful cheeses of the region.
A stylish hotel with attractive gardens/ bar and swimming pool - has an Agatha Christie atmosphere of rather sinister traditional elegance. Just by the beach - good views. Sestri Levante is a dreadful, touristy, very limited place - we wouldn't go back. Avoid it in the holiday season! We got badly bitten by mosquitoes in the pretty hotel garden. The breakfast crockery was dirty and food disapointing, mainly pre-packaged.
nice hotel, nice garden and pool.Besaide the most beautiful beach Very small room for the price
It was an amazing experience: beautiful, clean rooms; friendly, helpful staff; warm, neighborhood atmosphere.
The room were spacious, delicious breakfast with many choices, lovely garden and pool, but most of all the gracious and friendly management. We liked everything, however we think one must have an auto to stay here.
Everything was perfect. Excellent service, good breakfast and nice environment. No negative aspects at all
Beautiful hotel, friendly and service minded personnel, parking facilities (both garage and outdoor parking) Location too far from village centre, walking distance too long for most people (>30min); no alternative transportation (taxi or public). In view of limited parking facilities in town, a scooter or motor bike are the best means of transportation. Although breakfast was ok, there was not much choice for non sweet food; Wifi only available in hotel lobby, signal not strong enough on terrace or in the rooms.
Aurora, the hotel manager was great on offering infos for excursions to the Cinque Terre, thank you Aurora. Also breaksfast was amazing, all with organic materials and room clean and comfy.
V.A. is a beautiful hotel with pool and very nice ladies and gentleman. we were very satisfied with our visit. surrounding was ´interesting´ more or less industrial zone. but the area of V.A. excelent.
excellent services and hotel staff was friendly very much.delicious cuisine, excellent dinners with see food
Breakfast is excellent and there is also express coffee near reception for the small cup lovers. Really friendly staff.
The hotel is really old and the rooms are small. I think it would need a renovation...
It is a really friendly establishment and the stqff/owners went out of their way to make our stqy enjoyable; Taxis are not easy to find in Monteglia so they ran us to the railway station with all our luggage when we were leaving; Looking forward to the next stay!!
The welcome and help we received was brilliant. The food was very good. Buffet breakfast was enough to last the day. Good to have a restaurant in the hotel. The car park was rather a distance away and very up hill.
Extremely friendly staff.excellent breakfast and the evening meal is a great value for money option.five minute walk to blue flag beach .room came with lovely terrace. no air conditioning .
Very kind staff! They picked us up from the train station even when we arrived late, 2 am. Breakfast was delicious and it is a great location for access to cinque terre and also just to enjoy moneglia. We really enjoyed out stay.
Excellent services, really nice hotel staff, good food (both breakfast and dinner).
Calm place, the staff was friendly The doors were too noisy, there was not really view from my room
Hotel staff was incredibly helpful. Good location. Room too small.
Nothing Room equipment
The young couple who run the place were delightful. Very warm and friendly. The location of the hotel was lovely, in a quiet neighbourhood yet within walking distance of the beach. Our bed was uncomfortable, too soft mattress, and we didn't have a private toilet (but since the hotel was not full, it didn't really bother us)
nice place, super food. very nice people/staff. signs for the hotel too small, hard to find.
The location is perfect, less than 5 minutes from the beach (100 steps though), with nice view, quiet place. Also the village is a genuine one, not a tourist trap as almost everywhere in surroundings. Staff was very friendly; on the last day we had to depart early and got packed breakfast within a few seconds. The room we stayed in required renovation, beds were VERY uncomfortable. Breakfast is limited. Given the standard the establishment is overpriced - but this is true with almost all hotels at the seaside in Italy.
Ideal location; therefore, no traffic noise; one can hear crickets singing. Parking available. Friendly staff; suitable atmosphere for families. Room soundproofing not good. Uncomfortable beds, old furniture, no soap in the shower. Also breakfast is very skimpy, it would be nice to have some cereals and fruits included. Loud television in the dining room. Too expensive for 1 star hotel.
We loved our time here! It is a small, family run pension and we felt very welcomed. The rooms are nice,clean and airy. There is art and attention to decoration throughout to add some ambiance. It was close to the beach, but not right on the beach--in fact our room's balcony overlooked the nearby hills (which are beautiful as well). Take advantage of dinner at the restaurant--it was the best meal we had in Italy. We came via train, so arrived on foot. It can be a bit of an adventure to locate, so use the map they provide on the web site.
Hospitality and friendliness of owners. Sharing a bathroom(WC).
Peaceful location close to the main attractions I would kave preferred an en-suite but this was not available
Helpful staff, family atmosphere, close to the beach & the small village.. In need for refurbishment, although not a problem with the bathroom at the end of the coridor, ensuite rooms are a necessity for hotels these days I reckon. A bit uncomfortable beds..
Nice people and adequate hotel. the price was a bit on the high end