La Spezia stands on the lovely Golfo dei Poeti (Poets Bay) on the east coast of Liguria. It is a modern town with charming traces oi its past.Build round the Militery Arsenal, the town has elegant Art Nouveau architecture,large gardens and important archeological collections. There are many attractive places to visit nearby, especially the five enchanting villages called the Cinque Terre, perched above the Ligurian Sea. You must also go to the natural parks in the area, at the Cinque Terre and Porto Venere
The closeness to the Station.
Would be a pleasant improvement if Staff smiled occasionally. The younger aged staff were pleasant whereas the older ones were quite grumpy.
The building is very old, and they have kept many of the original features. My room was huge with ancient exposed beams, but a very modern bathroom. The staff are most helpful, and happy to help organise tours etc. I had an injury and they were very helpful in getting medical treatment and ensuring I got any assistance I needed.
The location next to the train station is ideal as a base for travel to Cinque Terre
The pillows were so soft and that makes sleeping uncomfortable.
location is great
staff was no smile
It was ideally located for train trips to Cinque Terre. Just what we wanted. Friendly staff, and very helpful. Breakfast was good.
There needs to be a major upgrade of WiFi service. It was very poor, and very, very expensive! Not what the modern traveller expects. I wasted many Euro waiting for connections, service etc.
Had wonderful view from our 3rd floor window. The staff most helpful with recommendations for good restaurants and maps. Proximity to railway station was excellent.
The shower was a bit small.
Easy access to the station and a good breakfast
Limited tv options
The purpose of our stay here - easy access to Cinque de Terre - was fully served. The hotel was well situated, and the staff helpful. the breakfast was very nice - wide variety.
There was some ambiguity about what was included in the breakfast, and what one had to pay extra for, if anything.
Good breakfast facilities; nice staff
Chipped cups; poor lift service ground floor button not working
close proximity to train station
limited english of check in staff limited english tv channels no one told us there was an internet computer that we could use