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Helpful staff, large room, pool, retaurant, modern bathroom.
It was very easy to find and I just needed somewhere close by the motorway as I was on my way to Florence from Toulouse.
Good location - close to the beach, experienced staff, nice swimming pool, room facilities are good When we booked a standard double room in this hotel it was another kind of room on their photo, but when we arrived it seems they provided us with econom double room according to their photos
Nice staff, very good cuisine, fresh seafood and gourmet dishes. The hotel is very old, the recent renovation is not in line with 4 star rating, the interiors are really poor, the bathroom looks like a bathroom in a budget hostel.
The staff was able to speak English fairly well and was quite helpfull answering my questions. The airconditioned room was ok. The fitness and spa are both a joke and all machines are out of order. The hotel is situated near a busy road. I would have appreciated it if staff had shown us around. We had to find out the location of the facilities and the parking spaces.
The decor was delightfully retro. The staff were efficient and warm. Waiters more than efficient and funny. The room was large, clean and the jacuzzi was a wonderful surprise. The location just off the turnpike is very convenient. no negative comments
Very gorgeous hotel -- perfectly appointed. the height of luxury and very nice staff.great breakfast bufffet. loved the health spa and pool area. lovely clean rooms -- just perfect in every wat. My dinner of a very small amount of pasta (without meat) was very very expensive for what I got -- amounted to about $30. U.S. for a tiny bowl of pasta and no vegies or anything else with it.
We enjoyed the luxury in the hotel, and the great view from our room, the beautiful swimming pool and the friendly staff. Rapallo is a lovely town with a harbour and some nice restaurants. Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligurie are around the corner, so great hotel to stay if you are visiting Portofino and surroundings.
Location and lovely view from hotel room window. We were there a very short time so did not get to use all the hotel facilities. We were very disappointed with the meal we had in the Lord Byron restaurant - not value for money. The courses were very expensive but the food we had was very mediocre. Breakfast was good however.
location we stayed at this hotel purely because it advertised a swimming pool . Only to discover that you have to pay 36 euro to have access to the pool , per person per 24 hours . A complete rip off . Have never experienced this in any hotel world wide . The service is Not 5* , Front desk staff answer the telephone whilst attending to a customer, anyone in the service industry would know that this is a definate No No ?? for the price of this hotel for one night you should be able to get 2 nights at an equally nice hotel . If you want 5 star service and facilitys forget Italy , Go to Dubai ...
Staffs are nice, the food is good. View from our room is fantastic. The mattress is too soft
A wonderful hotel in every respect Very minor---At breakfast each day, the eggs, and bacon were cold even though I was there quite early (between 7 and 8).
Everything was Perfect!!!!
We felt very welcome and enjoyed every moment. The view and the friendly staff were just wonderful.
A really beautiful hotel with charm and courtesy. The staff were very well mannered and attentive. The views from the dinning were stunning and the food excellent.
Fantastic location and facilities. Only disappointment was the Lord Byron Restaurant. Food disappointing and given the cost very poor value.
perfect location...perfect views ...most luxourios in portofino coast but rooms to be renovated and there must be coffee an tea facilieties in the room but over all a very pleasent stay in great portofino..
The view at the sea, the servis of bar. The english language of the staff (few personnes speaked english)
Attentive staff. Fantastic location and views of the view and town There is one road sign that sends you the wrong way. Its a little expensive
Beautifull location, very well presented room. Staff very knowledgable and most helpful. The promenade at Camogli has some excellent cafes and restaurants. No
Location, pool, reasonable size room. No
Location and views, amazing! Recommend eating in.
The whole stay was made pleasant by friendly staff working in a wonderful setting serving quality all the way.
Spectacular location, friendly staff, breakfast room with sea view, reasonable prices in bar, Hermes shampoo ;-) some details hair dryer, some furniture is a little outdated but the location and service make up for this.
Location gr8. Little things like service numbers on phone to call wd b better. Got accused by ohotel kulm that we didn't cxl booking and asked to pay. V rude reception lady!! This was cxld thru booking.com b4 leaving 4 trip and rebooked cen de d, so bkng.com didn't communicate to hotel of cxl and rebooking. Not professional. Also was booked in2 room overlooking carpark which I specifically asked booking.com not do. Hotel accommodated thankfully so booking.com needs 2 communicate w hotel more!!!!
Everything was good. restaurants on the high italian level
Beautiful location, stunning views, private beach. The restaurant by the beach was very good. Room was tiny. Service patchy (especially at breakfast). Not great value for money overall - didn't feel special enough to justify the room rate.
Very good location and very good cleanliness of our room. Spacious room recently renovated wooden floor. espresso and cappuccino were no very good something happened to espresso coffee machine
Perfect location, comfortable rooms, helpfull staff, reasonable price (with seasonal discount). Once we asked for the possible extension of our stay we got a free upgrade to Superior Double Room. Staff was wery helpfool with planning of our trips to Portofino and beatyfull Cinque Terra villages
The location was very good, being located on the shoreline and close to the market area . The staff were extremely helpful knowledgable and friendly and spoke English very well.The breakfast buffet was very large and full of fresh products. Our room was a good size and quiet.
Very nice hotel. The coffee was the best served during our 10 days traveling Italy.
We loved the view and town of Rapallo. Expected less as the surrounding area is very well revered. Rapallo, however, is within one hour or less of all the important areas on the Ligurian coast.
Everyone was very helpful. Parking was no problem. Close to the train station for the ride to Cinque Terre.
location standard of the hotel
Excellent hotel - Elizabetha at front desk very friendly. great English - really great location, across the street from the sea, shopping right there outside the door. Plenty of restuarants within 5 minute walk. Parking across the street is 10 Euro for over-night, but very accessible. Be warned that the parking lot is used for market day on Thursdays and you are not allowed to park in that lot on Thursdays - don't know where you would park that day - maybe a daytrip added to your shedule so you don't have to deal with that. We only stayed one night - but wish we had stayed 3 days - it was a really great place.
great service, gave good recommendations for dining and touring, great location
Very good location in centre of town - nice rooms - good view. Raphello is a beautiful place. Service was fine.
The location and the staff(and food) Rooms a little small and in need of refurbishment
The panorama is wonderful. Breakfast was good. Parking service - good. Reception desk - fair. Everything else - less then poor. Rooms (we had 3) old and small. Service of staff - lazy and slow. Price much too high for what we got. Dinner at the hotel restaurant - simple but costly. Service at the restaurant - terrible (an hour waiting for first dish, served almost cold).
Beautiful grounds, view from the balconies, and proximity to downtown area.
Location and ease of use
A Hotel with magnificant water views close to town beautiful gardens . "Just superb" Would stay there again
The staff were lovely and the breakfast was very good. The best part was the beach area and the manmade cove to swim in. The views from the back of the hotel are fab and the grounds are very well kept. The car parking is charged at €12 per night and the beach chairs are charged at €14 per charge per day..... this was only explined to us when we were checking out and received a much larger bill than expected.
friendliness and cleanliness
the grounds and view of the area the beds are as hard a wood.
Terrible bed very hard poor quality mattress and pillows.Was told I could move rooms so packed all luggage up and told next day we would have to pay another 50 euros. So we kept the same room. Also very noisy doors slamming in morning.Very old cutlery and run down fixtures. Very expensive I have stayed in better 2 and 3 star hotels in Santa Margherita before
Great location and great views across the bay. Bedroom was small and the hotel charged extra for sunbed and changing huts at €18 per day and we only found when we paid the bill at the end! In addition they charge a further €12 per day for a parking space!
Well situated short walk from city center and sea, free parking and baby bed.
I liked everything about this Hotel. It is elegant, friendly, perfectly situated, lovely staff, lovely tranquil garden and a superb restaurant , Il Trattato, which serves imaginative food of a very high standard ( obviously a talented chef is at work here ! ). The wine list is a most comprehensive selection of Italian wines from all over Italy - big and small names - and was a joy to peruse. On leaving I said to the receptionist that all that was needed was a swimming pool ( an unusual asset in hotels in this area which are beside the sea and in the town ), wherewith she took out a booklet detailing that a swimming pool would be built this winter in the lovely garden. I shall return next summer to see and enjoy it and meet my friends there
personel was veery well prepared for guests. I just want to heat up food for our son and when lift stoped on 0 porter have seen me with bottles. he ask somebody, no question to me before, to come and help me. thew manager, probably, ran to me, took all my things and ask: how long in oven? I said 30 sec. he said I am back in 50 sec. excelent. thanks. poor breakfast without any idea, unfortunately.
all OK all OK
Great location, and the fact it is a very old hotel that has been brought up to modern standards while still maintaining the old charm.
The hotel is well located. Our stay was thoroughly enjoyable Parking was a little expensive
The view from the room was amazing. It had a very nice feel about it. the dining area for breakfast could be updated.
The location was the best in front of the marina and within a short stroll to the centre of santa margherita. The room view was stunning looking at the marina and the bay. The room was spacious with basic furniture. The hotel staff was very helpful.
great location automated breakfast area was not that great would prefer fresh juice and cappucino not from a mchine dispenser
The sea view of my room
i thought the staff were articularly good and friendly and professional and very helpful, plus i had a very nice room for a very reasonable amount
Pretty much everything was excellent, except for the closed swimming pool... The personell is extremely nice and helpful... Nothing.
location excellation , close to everything , walk everywhere,great staff nothing a problem .. would stay thier again
The hotel was centrally located and the staff was amazingly helpful and polite If you get a family room the beds are not very comfortable also the spa is really non-existent and you have to book the sauna an hour in advance
The attitude of the staff no
I think the price for the room was good and it was not too far from the center. The Hotel staff - at the receprion , the waiters, and esp.the barkeepers- was unfriendly.
nice room food was not so good.
The location was both good and bad. Good due to the nice view of the bay of Santa Margarita and its proximity to town....walking distance. The road just below the hotel causes some noice as well as fume/exhaust issues..... See above...
Poor air conditioning and no place to sit in room or lobby to read.
The best hotel we have ever stayed at. It is quite expensive but well worth the cost. We hope to return another year. Summarising - fabulous Only having to leave in order to visit Venice.
very nice place good hotel
There was no internet access in the rooms - not good for a 5-star hotel
Service was brilliant, everyone was so helpful. Food was really excellent. Really enjoyable. The only downside was the road noise, but that can be forgiven given all the plusses.
good staff wonderful food great view super bedroom but with frequent bad sewage smell fortunately able to leave balcony doors open
We were delighted that the many poor reviews that we had read about this hotel proved completely untrue. Staff were helpful and not surly, rooms were spacious,clean and fresh and the facilities all worked without problem. Like everywhere in Santa Margherita it is very expensive when compared with similar hotels in other countries.
The location is fantastic! You are right at the edge of the water. Easy to get around from this hotel. Will stay again!! Staff was helpful and all recommendations were perfect.
excellent view convenient spot for everything noise of traffic
Beautiful view, Clean, Friendly Staff, Great Location The shower was clean, but had very little water pressure.
An excellent location to visit the magnificent sites along the coast. Views from our window were incredible.The staff were friendly and very helpful in many ways. The restaurant reservations were perfect! The street noise was our only concern, but the location and view were worth the noise.
It was a comfortable hotel with large rooms. Reception staff were helpful. Central location for city centre shops and sights. Walking distance from the rail and bus stations and the ferry terminal. A problem with the TV was quickly put right.
very friendly staff, good breakfast selection Somewhat noisy at night due to beach front location
Very central and convenient. Comfortable Room was small considering the price paid. The lift was so small we couldnt get in it with our overnight bags and the reception person.
The hotel has a great sea view & is very close to all amenities. Perfect location. The bathroom doesn't have a lot of space to hold toiletrees but all facilities are good. If booking a room with a seaview (with our without a terrace) note there may be noise from the street outside.
Truly excellent staff - very helpful and welcoming; superb location; wonderful views of the bay - even more beautiful than in the pictures on the website. Would like to stay at this hotel again.
Big rooms, excellent breakfast and good location
Very friendly staff. Good location. Nice gardens and beach area where our 4 year old could play safely (sunny though October!)
friendly cozy comfy reasonable quiet location need facelift getting on...
I liked the location of the hotel and the cleanliness. I also enjoyed the breakfast. Having been to Italy many times and having been to Rome and Florence prior to arriving at Santa Margherita, I was a little disappointed by the unfriendliness of the front desk staff.They were efficient but there was a lack of friendliness or desire to help. Never a good morning or goodnight unless addressed first by me.Upon leaving, we needed assistance to get the train which is only 5 minutesaway. The day we left it was about 40 C and it would havebeen difficult to walk the 5 minute walk uphill to the station with the motor cycles flying by. A taxi cost us 15 euros , a big ripoff and this something I feel the hotel should have helped the guest with even a small fee being charged. ( why not have shuttlegiven it is a5min. drive/
The hotel is, in general, good to excellent. Our problem was with our dog. They say that pets are accepted - but "tolerated" would be a better word. They did provide an evening meal for the dog (meat scraps + rice) - for a cost of an extra EUR 12 per night - but the problem is that dogs are not allowed in their splendid gardens nor on their (tiny) beach,In short, if you have a dog, go elsewhere.
Peacefull and relaxing atmosphere. Close to the shops and restaurants. Nice lunch restaurant overlooking beutifull bay. Nice staff. It was not annoying fir us but the average age was about 80! We made jokes about staying in a retirement home...
I liked the park, staff was friendly, breakfast was ok Old furniture, noise from the street
The hotel is located right on the waterfront, with wonderful views along the coast. The staff were extremely helpful and courteous.
We were offered an upgrade for a supplement which gave us a junior suite. This room was on the top floor of the main hotel building with 2 balconies looking out towards bay and sea respectively. The balcony was a wonderful place to take in a leisurely breakfast. The hotel has an excellent position and is within easy walking distance of the town. The rooms are certainly not what one might consider as 4 star and the downstairs area is certainly rather sparse. That being said this seems to be the norm in most of the 4 star hotels including those much more expensive than the Metropole.
I loved the view out of my room. I had Mediterranean at my feet, literally 5 meters away. It was unbelievable. Breakfast could be better. They might think of adding fresh juices to the menu and more cold cuts.
Hotel is very nice, location excellent, staff was helpful. And I can recommend room 181, two balconies, 1 of them quite big, and the scenwery was great.
The access to the roof-top swimming pool. General location. The mattress and pillows were very hard. Decor in our room was dated.
it was great to have an ocean view room with a balcony for this price in this area various choice of food for breakfast convenient to have a busstop right in front of the hotel the room is cosy and very clean but decoration is a bit serious / business like for a resort hotel
We absolutely loved our stay here....hearing the waves at night in bed, view of the ocean from the balcony, choice of hot and cold breakfast, lunch by the beach and the staff!! We could not have asked for a more enjoyable venue! Nothing to not like! Everything was done with care and a friendly smile!
The hotel is well positionned The room was very small. The bed was old and the deco was old-faashioned
Nice private beach, close to town, rooftop pool, and beautiful views. We rented a boat from the close by marina and had a wonderful time crusing the coast including stops at Portofino. Santa Margarita is a wonderful town and has something for everyone on the Italian Riviera. Beds were very firm. We arrived by car, if you arrive by train with lot's of luggage a taxi would be a good idea.
The location is fantastic--right across the road from the Med Sea. It is a little expensive, but so is that whole area.
The view The rooftop terrace was closed and the amenities listed were not all available. The air conditioning was too hot and we could not turn it down, hence we had to sleep with the terrace door open which was noisy, and the hotel staff told us the next morning that they can turn off the heating at the desk. The menu was too restricted.
location professionalism and courtesy of the staff facility- beautiful and very comfortable food I liked everything about the hotel.
Great breakfast, oceanview, friendly staff Pricey dinners. Internet access is expensive relative to other Italian hotels.
Seaview rooms_Whirpool/pool area_Dining
We had a beautiful view of the harbor from our room. Complimentary breakfast very good. Convenient location. Internet available on site. Nothing
Clean, very helpful staff, excellent location Only issue was slow drainage of hand basin in bathroom.
Excellent location, excellent breakfast and good value for money. A huge crack on our room wall which had been taped up but did take the shine off a little.
Best possible position in the city. Nice personnel. Value for money was good. Quiet during night, and a perfect view over the sea and the strand promenade.
location & view fromroom bathroom size, breakfast
The location is excellent and the staff were always friendly and helpful. Views from the restaurant made a good start to the day (as we did not have a sea view from our room). Room (305) a bit small - but good for the price. Need a mirror in the bedroom (not just in the bathroom!). Breakfast a bit limited after 8 mornings of the same! We never managed to get a spot for parking in front of the hotel but free parking on the road nearby was fine.
Great Sea View cappucino only from machine
- Very nice location - Very nice hotel staff - Breakfast is disappointing
Very kind and helpful staff with big smile and english knowledge. The hotel is on the seaside, 5 minutes walk from the train station, near restaurants and shopping facilities. There was hot water during the night and free internet from the hall.
Beautiful spot; the room had the balcony with view I had requested. Breakfast buffet good; Located in best spot in Rapallo, staff helpful and accomodating for tour info. use of internet, restaurant recommendations, etc Bed Pillows were not comfortable for people who sleep lightly.
The hotel is very comfortable and has this special ambience of a stay with friends. The location is perfect: beautiful and right on the sea-side next to the ancient castle. It is close to the old town, ferries and the railway station. The staff are very friendly, efficient and helpful. The breakfast was good and definitely much better than expected from a 3* hotel. The standards of cleanleness are very high. I would recommend this hotel to my friends and would love to return one day. The hotel beach is the only "weak spot". It is quite small and could use some cleaning, especially after rains and storms. I never used it. However, I would like to add that Rapallo is an ideal base for exploring Liguria but not a beach place. It has a town beach but swimming there is not so pleasant because of proximity of the marina and ferries that come and go every hour. St-Michael (20 min walk from Rapallo) is a good place to swim.
Excellent location. Fantastic view. Staff was great. Great value. Exceeded expectations.
The location was perfect. It was convenient to the train station and other attractions in the area. The staff was also very helpful. The room decor was dated and basic.
We are a family of 3, and there was ample room in our 2 room suite for all of us, with my husband and me in a bedroom, and our 16 year old son on a very comfortable pull-out couch in the living room. The view was fantastic - we looked out over the sea and the beautiful surrounding scenery. The hotel was conveniently located and the staff was helpful and very pleasant to work with. Nothing.
My worst experience in 16 years visitiing italy Over priced for a 4 star hotel, it should be a 3 star ratred, one of the noisest hotels that I have stayed in
Having a junior suite at good price. No kettle + tea bags+ coffee in the room
Location- fantastic. junior suite or above is a must- again fantastic.( but all rooms are V. comfortable) Views-fantastic. Staff lovely and helpful, restaurant good, American bar bright and cool,secure garage for your car. A great place for young or old, couples or singles. We will return next year with our new baby! Make sure you iron evrything before you go, as they dont provide irons (against IT law) and the ironing service is expensive (e25 for 6 items). Breakfast was a bit disappointing, ie quality & range of continental breakfast poorish. ( asked for a tomato and was told it would cost e1 extra !!) Saying all that, it will not put us off from staying again.
Location of the hotel and view of the harbor is perfect. Staff was friendly and helpfull. The hotel is outdated and needs renovation. There is no safe in the room. The meal for breakfast (particularly sausage) was not fresh. Very high price for parking.
Location was excellent. Very basic,old fashioned hotel. Stuck in the 70's decor. We were charged £4 for ice and an ice bucket. Very poor value for money, would not recommend it.
I twas so convenient with beautiful views. The staff was wonderful and very informative. No
We loved our suite at the Lido Palace Hotel. It was roomy and the view was so beautiful. The included breakfast buffet was wonderful and the staff were very accomodating and friendly.
The easy location. The interior decoration of the hotel, while redone and clean, is not at all in line with the elegance of the exterior and with the rating. The room did not live up to the "deluxe suite" appellation, did not correspond to the photographs when I made the booking, and was decorated in solid but fairly tasteless "holiday apartment" style. Plus, the interior corridors feel oddly institutional. Also, the coffee at breakfast was scorched filter coffee in pots ona burner - not very Italian!
As a solo traveller I felt very comfortable here. The staff were professional, helpful and friendly and I hope to return one day. Altogether a very relaxing experience. I have no complaints. Everything was done to make my stay very enjoyable.
i like the friendly staff, the free use of computer terminal, the dinning room, the location (except a bit noisy at night), and the view. The noise from cars at night, the distance to the train station, and lack of a large lounge for sitting around. it will be ideal to have a free shuttle to the train station on request and advance booking.
The bed was great, the view of the garden incredible, the staff friendly and helpful and location is incredible. No
The location and the beach are by far the best in Santa Margherita. The facilities are gorgeous and the views are heaven. The rooms are pretty old and basic. The bed was also very uncomfortable.
Great clasical style hotel which was recently remodeled. Valet parking. Saltwater pool. Excellent view. Centrally located. There were no niggers present at this hotel. The clientele was exclusively human. They charge €20 for the valet parking, but do not inform you of it ahead of time. The breakfast was only average.
lovely old style hotel with great outlook and (from sea view room) nice view and balcony, good breakfast, staff very efficient.
We both found the staff extremely helpful and very considerate. everything we asked to be done was carried-out with aplomb. The double-glazing and double door to the hall-way were good for sound insulation but a ventilator in the inner wall allowed all the hall noise to filtrate into the room each morning.
Beautiful hotel in a great location. Lovely sea-view room. Staff highly knowledgeable and friendly.
Very efficient friendly staff and excellent breakfast with great view over the bay. shower leaks all over floor in bath room due to curtain over bath. Bad design. common fault but was damaging bathroom door and woodwork. small point , pity.
That we received complimentary drinks on arrival and were upgraded to a room with a sea view.The breakfast was also pretty good They allow dogs in the room and our bathroom smelt like a wet dog. The bed was not as comfortable as I would have wanted. The hotel seemed dated.There was no gym to use. I believe that the price was over valued
The best part was the excellent restaurant and the view from it. I would really stay there again. It is really a lovely hotel. For some reason Kayak system did not recognize that I did the reservation for 2 adults and a 7 years old child, so when I got at the hotel wasn't aware of the child. Therefore the rate was different and they had to fix the room at the last minute.
Fantastic views of the bay. Very helpful and polite staff. Nice restaurant on the roof garden.
Bar - enjoying view and relaxing in the hotel environment
the view, and free parking yes they must add for mosquito repellent. there are far too many in the rooms and bathrooms.
Great service at the bar and fantastic Mojitos. Tiny shower.
The hotel is a short walk to the town, but very convenient for the shops, restaurants and tours etc. The room ( junior suite) ws very comfortable, clean and practical..... howwever, a lounging chair would have been appreciated. Breakfast was outstanding with very friendly staff. The hotel front desk was helpful. Lack of tea making facilities in the room (Ausssies like their tea etc),
Very Clean The food is very limited and there is no body cream
freindly staff, good value, would go again any time would highly recommend this hotel and I have stayed in many high quality hotels this was the best one. pillow's not vey good lumpy should have been feather for the price of room
The view from our room was perfect De food in the restaurant on the roof was a shame. Incredibly bad for a hotel of this class and in a foodmecca like Italy.
good location and hotel with pool nearby the beach Very old hotel with minimum confort (the wooden floor was broken in bedrooms and very dangerous : does not value 4 stars hotel at all (a 2 stars would be enough !!!)
Convenient clean hotel good location plenty of scuba diving activity A bit outdated and not very charming
There is a heated salt water pool which is a bonus since the sea in Santa Margheritia is not veryinviting. The set dinner is good value for money and the staff are very pleasant and helpful. The hotel is badly in need of renovation and the room are very basic. The breakfast is very unimaginitive - even for Italy!
Please write at least 15 words. The pool, the rooms, the staff, the location. The very small showers. Lack of tourist information for things to do.
Swimming pool and breakfast area were very good indeed what was described as a garden view was in fact a dustbin view but did not detract from our stay. Bathroom was very dated and needed upgrading
Nice location Its misleading that one must pay more money for housekeeping to come and clean the room..I Have never heard of this before.Was not happy that parking was not included in the price of the hotel also
The desk staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. The views from the roo were spectacular. The food in the restaurant was the worst I ate in Italy. The rooms need updating.
The sea view only! The hotel was not 4 stars at all it messes many things very poor and old hotel no air conditioning in the lobby..Very poor restaurant breakfeast..
Only the view from the balcony (6th floor). The bay view of Santa Margherita Ligure was breathtaking. The rooms and furniture are very old. The bathrooms have been designed for dwarves (very small). Two elevators large like a postage stamp. This hotel is not worth to carry 4 stars.