Ideally located in Chiavari, within a 5-minute walk of the evocative historic center with its typical "caruggi" and shops, the Santa Maria Hotel welcomes you on the Ligurian coast. This welcoming 3-star Chiavari hotel faces the wonderful Tigullio Gulf and offers many amenities, thoughtfully designed for guest comfort, including 2 excellent restaurants serving local dishes, a bar, a delightful garden, and a panoramic terrace where guests can have the buffet breakfast. This smoke-free hotel also offers free WiFi access. The Santa Maria Hotel is the ideal starting-point for visiting local amenities and for unforgettable excursions to Portofino, Cinque Terre, Genova, and Pisa, with their invaluable artistic inheritance and natural beauties.
Helpful staff. Good value breakfast. Rooms good size. Free bikes for visiting the town. Free wifi. Parking was cheap but has doubled in price recently.
Position not as envisaged - thought was on the beach. Was quite expensive (but thius was high season).
Staff was very pleasant and helpful, cheerfully helping us with any problems or questions. The secure parking area was easy to use and inexpensive compared to other hotels in the area. (5 Euros per day). Hotel was located half way between Portofino and Cinque Terre making both an easy day trip. Cinque Terre by train and Portofino buy car (note: Driving to Portofino by car should be considered an extreme sport and not for the faint of heart)
Staff were not that friendly and seemed to be looking for ways to charge extras if they could get away with it. Inefficient in bill checkout proceedure.