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The service at the desk and in the restaurant. The waiterr was very professional.That there was a beach,a restaurant and a busstop nearby.
Excellent dining with beautiful view over Mediterranean, comfortable room with balcony view and easy access to nearby attractions.
The hotel is in a quiet location and within a comfortable distance to Lerici for access to Cinque Terra At the October time period there is little available in the area.
The staff were welcoming and the room was excellent
Lovely big room with huge balcony and great views. Lovely restaurant staff and fabulous food. Too far from a beach- 400 steps down- not suitable for familes or older peopleor disabled.
Didn't realize it was so far from La Spezia. It cost about 40 euros both ways but the people made our stay outstanding. need more info on the the ways to get from train station to hotel by taxi or bus.
Amazing views and area Needed to check emails whilst there - no internet access
Nice view on the ocean (not for the backyard rooms!); very clean; friendly staff
fiew, food I booked the half pension additionally and had to pay more as if I booked it right away. It was not much, but I didn't really understand that.Situated - no possibilty to do anything in the evening without using the car.
The location - absolutely superb The staff were extremely helpful and courteous
The location was great for walking to Lerici and San Torenzo on the promenade and viewing the sea.
The location of Hotel Florida Lerici is perfect - right across the road from the beach. The terrace on the top floor is a great place to relax with a great view of the beach. There was plenty of variety at breakfast and our room was very comfortable, with a brand new bathroom and incredibly clean! I would highly recommend Hotel Florida Lerici.
Lovely location, quiet and relaxing hotel. Staff were usually very pleasant and helpful. Good choice of foods at breakfast. Stuffy smell in bedroom on returning there at end of day.
location is very beautiful connecting rooms for 2 adults + 2 kids were small, but worked ok for one night stay
friendly welcome - good English spoken - excellent position close to beach abd just 10 mins stroll to town - good arrangements for parking car
The hotel is beautiful with spectacular views across the gulf. The breakfast is copious and would satisfy most tastes, offering not only croissants but muesli, yoghurt, fresh fruit, cold meats cheese, eggs etc. etc....
Excellent position opposite beach. entrance foyer and litting area very impressive The rooms did not reflect the rest of the hotel. The bathroom was dirty around the toilet area. Stale urine smells present.
The fact that few cars are allowed in the area. We could hear the waves from our room and had a great view. Also they honored my request for twin beds and a sea view The water pressure in the shower was weak and there was no tub.
view and facilities No but we did leave a walking pole in our room. If it could be returned to us we will gladly pay the postage and any other incidental expenses. Thank you John Gibson
location, friendly staff
Great location for exploring the Cinque Terre; hotel is a 5 min walk from the ferry boarding point, restaurants and waterfront, yet in a quiet location. Staff were very helpful, room was clean and comfortable with a great balcony overlooking the harbour, breakfast was an interesting buffet assortment. Would recommend Lerici as an ideal point from which to explore this area. Beware that due to nature of the location, access to the hotel and walk back from the main square is via steep walkways and stairs; we had no problems but can understand other reviewers comments in this regard.
The staff was very friendly and they even gave us a free room update. The location is breathtaking. Do get a room with a view: it is well worth the extra money. Lerici is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Also, the restaurant at the hotel is really worth a visit. We had dinner there and were very happy with the excellent service and quality of the food. The prices are reasonable. The breakfast buffet is very rich and diverse. You will not be disappointed. It could do with a little updating.
the english breakfast buffet - it was excellent and the Parking near the hotel is very comfortable! The room: we have booked a "deluxe" double room with sea view. To our oppinion room Nr. 234 was not in this category. We had sea view, but the room was small and the bath room was really narrow.
beautiful sea port view, wonderful breakfast and proximity to Cinque Terre mini bar wasn't working
The room was deluxe with a balcony and view of the town and beautiful bay. Excellent facilities, very clean and good breakfast. The place is almost impossible to find due to the lack of signage (and the low level of information available at the town's tourist information office and the hotel association's representative, neither of whom new exactly where the hotel was located in this very small town, and neither of whom could give directions for access with a vehicle.) Once we did arrive, there are no signs directing access from the car park to the lobby. One has to wander up and down steep stairs until arriving at reception; the desk is understaffed with one clerk constantly one the telephone handling bookings. Once we arrived, it took at least 35 minutes to get the key to the right room and to have someone help get our luggage from the car up to our room on the fifth floor.Finally, the lobby and public areas are very scruffy and worn out - they do not reflect the standard of the hotel nor of the excellent well-furnished room. Time for an upgrade to the reception area.
Very friendly, helpful staff. We were very glad we had followed advice and booked a deluxe room with sea-view. Although the hotel is built into the hillside and there are great views, it's only a couple of minutes walk down a pedestrian path to the Piazza. Great choice at breakfast. As other reviewers have said, it is difficult to find by car. You do need the online instructions and even then, we needed to do a couple of U-turns. The lack of any help offered with suitcases when checking-in was out of charcter with the service at all other times. This could be put right so easily and would improve the service rating at a stroke. Decoration is slightly old-fashioned but comfortable.
We liked the very comfortable, individually designed, well-equipped bedrooms, loved the peaceful terraces with stunning views over the harbour and the Bay of Poets to the hills of the Cinque Terre and were impressed with the friendliness of all the staff, for whom nothing was too much trouble. The wonderful breakfasts more than lived up to their reputation and were available until midday, which guaranteed a relaxed start to the day. On the day we ordered melon and prosciutto for a light lunch it was stunningly presented and we enjoyed our evening meals too. The fresh fruit available in reception was much appreciated. We were very glad to have chosen a hotel with private parking, as parking in Lerici is not easy and we did not need the car much during our week's stay. We were a bit disappointed that the restaurant was closed in the evening on 3 of our 7 nights and that a couple of items we selected on the English menu were not available because the Italian menu had changed .We really couldn't recommend the jugs of coffee on the breakfast buffet, though staff were very willing to fetch coffees from the bar. It was good to have tea and coffee making facilities in the bedroom, though many English visitors would appreciate some milk too.
The hotel staff is friendly and helpful. The views of Lerici and the Gulf of Poets are spectacular and fair compensation for some of the accessibility challenges to and from the hotel. The breakfast provided is one of the best I have had in Italy and the terrace provides a great location for an afternoon drink overlooking the bay. The hotel restaurant is quite good but rather expensive compared to other choices down in the Piazza Garibaldi. The hotel is difficult to access by vehicle. The road to the hotel is above it and you must carry bags down into the hotel lobby and back up when leaving. I would not recommend this hotel for someone with a disability that made climbing stairs difficult. Reaching the restaurants and shopping around the Piazza Garibaldi requires a shallow descent on path with 100 widely spaced steps. The return back up to the hotel may leave some a bit winded. Pack lightly if staying at the Doria Park!
the town was beautiful,hotel was superb,and I enjoyed the balcony overlooking the harbor. A delightful experience in every way.
Great view (definitely I recommend a room with a sea view). Good food. Beautiful short walk to the town center.
Lovely to stay in a modern, comfortable hotel right on the water. For those who like to swim it is an excellent choice. Would recommend for Australians, it has a beach with sand. Very comfortable, with friendly, helpful staff. Would definitely recommend. Very different experience from the more historical Italian hotels, which we have also enjoyed, but nice to have a change. Good restaurants close by in the town itself and in Lerici, an easy walk.
I enjoyed the room with sea view just few meters from the sea with a rather unique location. The staff of the Hotel is very charming and welcoming. The position of the Hotel allows to enjoy the nice walkable way San Terenzo-Lerici. sky tv, cable internet, minibar and deckchairs on the balcony are available to enjoy a nice breakfast on the balcony. If you are looking for a large Hotel with large common areas you might be in the wrong place. It is a small hotel where all the space is devoted to rooms so do not expect more than hotel rooms. Breakfast and restaurant are available in the "Colombo" bathing establishment belonging to a separate management where you can also have a 25 euros dinner menu upon request. The offer of restaurants in the surroudings is large, try to avoid the most turistique place. "La Miranda" (Tellaro, Lerici) and "La Posta" (La Spezia) are good addresses to have a nice dinner. If you want to enjoy an exclusive beach go to "Fiascherino" at "Eco del Mare" beach (average price including lunch between 60-80 euros per person).
As a small hotel they were very attentive to the guests. Great recommedations for dining. Upgrade mattress and bedding
We had a seaview room with the bay literally lapping on the rocks right below our balcony. Beautiful view of the town. The staff was wonderful and obviously cared about the quality of our stay there.
Excellent breakfast None
The views are amazing and the breakfast is very very good for italian standards! The hotel is on a hill top, hence the amazing view of the bay, however the access to the city centre is by foot and to be honest we are quite fit and young and we found it quite hard to go up and down those set of steps. It is worth it the views and the breakfast though! I would go back!
Stunning view from the breakfast terrace... Loved it! Breakfast buffet was fantastic, one of the best I've ever tried. Hotel staff very kind and helpful. Room was nice but not what we were expecting from a superior room. Only one robe provided. A bit noisy.
The view from the room was fabulous with the town and it´s facilities an easy walk away.
The staff are careful and knowledgeable. The hotel is situated above the city in an area which is green and rural but with convenient and easy access to all the attractions. This hotel is attractively furnished and very comfortable. An excellent breakfast is served in attractive surroundings.
Wonderful breakfast on a beautiful terrace with sea and gulf view, modern and comfortable rooms, really great staff. Position is panoramic but a bit difficult to get to town and beach
Breathtaking views. Helpful staff. Fantastic breakfast. The steps down to the town are hard work but well worth it. Room was great with very comfortable bed and wonderful view from the balcony. It was a shame dinner was not offered at this hotel (possible at its sister hotel I think), as the breakfast room/terrace was beautiful and not everyone wants to walk back down all the steps again for dinner.
The friendliness of the staff, the views, the breakfast, the town of Lerici I'm a big fan of air conditioning, and considering how hot it was in Italy in August, the ac could have been colder. Not a major drawback though
The Grand Europa was a marvelous hotel. It sits on the side of a mountain looking down on Lerichi and the bay. We had an especially panoramic suite with a balcony to drink coffee and tea provided with the room. Breakfast and lunch are available at the hotel, but for dinner, you must either drive or descend 158 steps to the square below. Climbing back presents a bit of a challenge, but my husband and I did it at least two times each day, and often three. The staff in the hotel were nice and eager to make our stay comfortable in every way. My husband and I drove across Northern Italy: Milan, Genoa, Camogli, Lerici, Pisa, Bologna, and Verona. Our experiences at Europa Grand in Lerici, Camoglia, and Bologna were outstanding! Elevators are quite small, but they seem to be small everywhere in Italy -- so it's not such a problem.
It was great. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Can't think of anything.
helpfulness of the staff especially with regard to car parking could have improved variety of breakfast choice
central location meant very good access to restaurants bars beaches shops and walks did not check if it had air conditioning but sleeping with the windows opened could be a noisy experience even on the third floor
Very close to everything without the high price. We have stayed at the Florida with the high price, and it was a long walk to town. There was a restaurant and breakfast was included. It was convenient to a beach and the water for swimming and lying on the rocks. A lot of noise on the street side where our room was located. There were no fans, and in July it was very hot.
good location heat could have been turned on longer
Good service, cheap
Just revisiting old haunts
More or less OK Very slow Internet. No restaurant to have a dinner. No bar to relax (do not operate during my staying)
rooms are clean and mine was quite big; the hotel is in walking distance from central square of Lerici the breakfast is quite poor considering the price of the room (100 euros for one night); I had very better breakfasts in cheaper hotels, maybe in other parts of Italy...
Hotel Byron is perfectly situated, close to the beach and just a short walk from the town centre. We had a nice stay in an air conditioned four bed family room with balcony facing the seaside.
The best is the location, people at the front desk spoke english witch is important The breakfast was with no variatins, same ingredients for one week. The staff could have been more proper dressed. The website does not reflect th content of the food.
Short walk from the beach and our room overlooked the ocean. Also, short walk from the older part of town where festivities were happening. Ideally would prefer a room with a balcony next time. Value for money.
It you would like to stay in a typical italian beach town, this is the place. Byron was place outside the center of Lerici,but only 5 minutes walk. Across the street of the hotel there was a beach, which you had to paid for. To the public beach you had to walk 5 minutes. Nice and big rooms. If you want to see the Cinque Terre, there is a boat leaving from the center of Lerici. The room where we the breakfast was served was small compare to the amount of guests the hotel had.
clean and air conditioned close to beach and shops/restaraunts Nothing
The location was wonderful and Lerici is a charming town. The access to Cinque Terre by boat was very convenient. The hotel was not bad but cost much more than it was worth. The bathroom needed renovating and they should give customers soap at least which was not available.
Great location. Bus from La Spezia stops within a block. Easy walk to beaches and main square.
The view from our bedroom was beautiful. It was centrally located. The furniture was very shabby, the bed mattress was hard I could feel the springs. The front desk people did not try to be helpful I think because it was the end of the season perhaps they were tired.
Wonderful view of the Bay of Poets, good nearby swimming facilities, good breakfast in a lovely breakfast room. A poor welcome from the hotel manager who did not explain anything about the facilities available or welcome us to the hotel. Only after three days did we discover that there were sunbeds available next to the sea. Nor were there any notes (in English or Italian) explaining how to use the telephone or television. No English speaking channels were available on the TV.
The hotel's location and quietness of the room. Information provided about organisation of stay (breakfast, recption desk telelephone #, internet access) is lacking.
Location was a real plus - on the beach and also one of the hotels nearest to town and all the good restaurants and shops. The staff was extremely helpful with suggestion of great dining places.
The hotel location was great. We had a room with a little balcony with an amazing view to the sea.
Location( right in town), balcony and room overlooked the bay, spacious bathroom, fabulous breakfasts, helpful English speaking staff, quiet, bus stop (to La Spezia) only metres away no refrigerator in room
The distinctive location on the waterfront and near the business district, as well as the fine furnishings and friendly staff.
We had a medical emergency, and the staff were very helpful in dealing with it There was no bar fridge to keep drinks cool. No tea and coffee facilities, having said that, it's location was perfect, The room was clean and the beds comfortable
Location was excellant close to everything and the beach was just across the road. Breakfast and cleaning staff are friendly. aircond.was not enough as it was very hot and we noticed that we were the only room that did not have proper balcony furniture but they did get us a table when asked.