We did like the location very much; nearby the beach and the railway station. In the nights it was nice to eat a good meal at some of the very good restauants in the village. We would like to have a drink or a glass of wine outside in the evenings, and we were talking about how nice it would be with a terrace on the top of the roof of the hotel! -Crazy idea, but then we would come back next time! :-)
The all-you-can-eat breakfast included in the price of the room was amazing each morning, with the best chocolate cake i have ever tasted, as well as more traditionally breakfasty foods. The proximity of the hotel to the beach was also very convenient and meant that our room had a gorgeous view. The town of Camogli is lovely too!
The room was well positioned and well appointed. The breakfast was excellent and the staff were most helpful and attentive. The hotel is well positioned in the town of Camogliese for easy acess to restaurants, bars and sights. The lack of lifts could prove a problem for people with mobility or health problems.
The breakfast choice was extremely good. The hotel was quiet with no disturbances at night - just the sea lapping outside the window. Shower was poor - perhaps a new showerhead might have helped.
fabulous breakfast and fantastic staff. Always helpful.
It is a family run hotel with many Italians staying there. Nice atmosphere; friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are clean, simple and with nice view. Breakfast buffet at Camogliese is real good, especially since breakfast isn't regarded as important in Italy as in other countries (great coffees and focaccia).
very clean hotel, renewed hotel a small loby would have been good
very good position of hotel, clean, friendly staff, would go back!! nothing
Great location, good food, comfortable room, friendly and helpful staff
Kind, natural & friendly staff. Location of hotel. Atmosphere. The location of parking - and it's price (15€) given that it was not secured. I imagine the hotel has to pay this price itself, given the shortage of parking, but I think it should be made clear that the parking is not secure but is simply a reserved parking bay up a steep hill (or many steps) from the hotel.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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
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.
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..
very charming, dircetly on the Camogli port calm despite its central position
This hotel is in a superb location with rooms with close views over a very picturesque harbour in a stunning town.
The two young women at the desk who received and took care of us, one blonde and one dark haired. Gentile, courteous and caring. The location is mozzafiato, perfect. The plastic covered caved in mattress, the marks on the walls, the lack of lobby spacde, the orange decor and the plastic covered chairs. The shower was capricious.
the rooms were quirky and lovely. The high quality fittings and furniture in both bed and bathrooms located with great care and attention. eating breakfast on the quayside outside the door was a real treat. breakfast was good, but having to pay an extra charge for items ordered was a bit much.
I liked the location of the hotel very much, close to the marina, beaches, old town, railroads. I like the small size of the hotel, only 5 rooms which creates a very cozy athmosphere. The staff was very good and helpful. The repertoire of breakfast foods can be increased.
The position of the locanda is lovely, just a step away from te town center yet very quiet. Staff is helpful and nice. The room was perfect (amazing view) and although the bathroom was actually quite small it was fully equipped and very functional. n.a.
The location was excellent, staff very friendly and helpful, breakfast was good. Parking and getting bags to the hotel was expensive, time-consuming and difficult.
The location was perfect, the room was ideal and the view was to die for. The reviews state the hotel is perfect for a romantic weekend. It is perfect for anyone.
It's in a fabulous location right in the midst of the old port, yet provides ultra modern facilities and an intimate atmosphere. It's not very convenient for accessing by car, since temporary parking is only possible 200metres away, and long term parking rather further. Also the reception/breakfast bar area is somewhat cramped.
Cleanliness was perfect Bathroom was out of human dimensions. It was not possible to have a shower because it was too small.
The hotel renovation has been completed to an excellent standard and the building and rooms look beautiful. Although aesthetically pleasing the room size was incredibly small with not enough adequate storage space. There is no bath tub and no safe for personal belongings. Even as guests of the hotel you have to pay €25 per person per day to use the hotel's private beach.
The location is excellent as it is situated right on a small beach between Santa Margherita and Portofino. The hotel runs a shuttle bus to a schedule but was happy to run us into either place when we wanted. There was also a bus that stops outside the door. It has been recently renovated and is ultra modern and very chic. The bathrooms are spacious and beds comfortable.with beautiful linen and towels. The restaurant is located on the beach front with doors that open to enjoy the view. The restaurant during the evening was too formal and very expensive. The breakfast was a little disappointing with a very limited choice for the continental breakfast, everything else was an expensive extra. The sea view is probably not worth booking as the windows facing the sea are high and do not provide a good view.
Own Beach and nice restaurant Hotel rooms are not worth of money
The decoration, the ambiance, the cleanliness
The hotel is beautifully restored, still kept ethically to the original style of building, however, with a modern touch. Really nice rooms with beautiful bathrooms! We had a room with a balcony overlooking the lovely Mediterranean. We chose to dine at the hotel 3 nights of our stay. We where here served a three-course dinner consisting of classic Italian food which was well-prepared by the chef. Everyday we experienced both the hotel and the rooms as being clean and well-kept. A small welcoming hotel which deserves a “+” in association with its 3 stars.
A very comfortable hotel, where the staff were exteremely friendly and helpful. The room was spacious well appointed and very comfortable. Being only a street away from the railway line, the train noise through the noight was really bad!
We had a short stayed at this excellent hotel.Well positioned for visits to nearby Portofino and other villages. lack of internet in the rooms which was dissappointing in 2010
Location of the hotel, value for price, friendly staff, nice breakfast
Location Rooms were in an Annex, - this was not clarified when booking. "Beach" was definitely wrong, Gravel and Rocks - impossible for non swimmers to enter water. - Adjacent Hotels had much better Beach facilities. - Also "beach" facilities cost way too much!.
Location,location,location,set in lovely St. Margharita,very easy access to to local excellent restaurants, shops and beaches. The hotel has all the necessary facilities and spacious rooms. Breakfast was pricey, but a few steps from the hotel and one can easily find a cafe or restaurant.
This hotel has two buildings. Main one is in good condition but second one you even can’t call it hotel it’s over 100 years old Motel. With dirty walls, moldy in the bathroom, absolutely terrible bed, mattress and pillows. In addition air conditioner didn’t work and hotel staff didn’t want to fix it – they just recommended opening windows! Plus it’s absolutely no soundproof. You can listen what is going on in the next door room. Elevator working with terrible heavy metal sounds and it was waking us up every time. You can’t promote this hotel as a 4 star hotel. Its misleading information and I even can call it fraud because when you see these rooms and disagree they tell you to pay extra 85 euro to move to nice room.
Close to beach. Pool roof terrace. Within walking distance of Santa Margharita and Portofino. Do not stay in Annexe [Dependence]. Rooms were small and dark - if you can afford it, try for main hotel...
Staff very friendly and helpful. As I do not speak Italian I asked many questions and was also given a map by the reception staff so I could makemy way around the local area.
THe environment and the view: luckily we had the view to the sea. The other optio would have been the view to the parking lot. The personnel was not that nice when I complained about our room being in the garage building in the parking lot.
They market and sell a parallel pension as a 4 star hotel. When booking be aware of the added "Dependance", this is nothing but a pension and you will pay a four star hotel price for it. Upon complaint, they will diligently offer to relocate, of course, at a higher rate.
The location is great but the beds are old and broken and the staff were not interested at all. The decor hasn't been updated since the 70's and the dive school start to congregate at 7.30am so absolutely no chance of a lie in. I would recommend that you avoid this hotel at all cost. Poor standard of staff service - they don't even ask if you've slept well or enjoyed your stay - a sure sign they already know the answer! Cost wise it's about £60 a night overpriced and the beds - crippling!
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 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.
Very friendly and attentive service, Nice, fresh rooms with interesting design details
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 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
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.
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).
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 location was excellent with easy access to the Cinque Terra as well as Portofino and other resort areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
lovely old style hotel with great outlook and (from sea view room) nice view and balcony, good breakfast, staff very efficient.
The bed was great, the view of the garden incredible, the staff friendly and helpful and location is incredible. No
Beautiful hotel in a great location. Lovely sea-view room. Staff highly knowledgeable and friendly.
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.
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
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).
Nothing 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.
Helpful staff and convenient restaurant across road
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)
Very pleasant staff and good food
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!
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
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
Views from top of the hotel plus the setting
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
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.
everything no problems
The views. The lack of common areas to relax. When the weather was bad there was no where to go except your room.
Beautiful hotel with exceptionally pretty grounds. Nice staff. Wonderful location No complaints
Our view was spectacular. Location was central, near the train station, the beach, and the restaurants. no elevator
Environment, location No
We had a snall,but comfortable hotel with a great view of the sea-good value for the price. Very friendly, helpful staff There was were steep stairs gong down to get in hotel. which makes getting luggage in and out difficult
Relaxing, on the beach, close to restaurants & shopping , great location .
location and view were great, the staff was friendly but not very good English. We loved the room, it was good size and fantastic view. No
very near to the beach
Having a corner room with lots of windows (including a seafacing bathroom), gorgeous views, beautiful parquet and enough space to walk around in. No elevator.
Delightful Staff, very friendly, accommodating, helpful and informative. Lovely open lounge and well tailored clean rooms. Oceanfront rooms are lovely.. Deliciouos and ample breakfasts available every morning with a view of the coastline. Highly recommended ! Nothing to dislike !
Location is fantastic A bit pricey for the services and overall quality. But as mentioned the location is second to none.
I am a Camogli lover to star with. The location is beautiful by itself and the hotel is a typical Italian style with class. A romantic place to go. The rain
Excellent location and fantastic view. Camogli is very pretty and you can see the entire water front from this hotel. A great place to stay, vey near railway station, but quiet.
location good able to wakw to center of town
Great location to train, buses, restaurants & shopping. Comfortable neighborhood setting & friendly staff. Large sunny room. Very good breakfast with nice selection. The hotel charged an extra service fee per Euro traveller check to pay the bill whereas other hotels often offered a discount.
central location, room was nice. parking facility was awkward and too small.
It is very well located and within walking distance of the train station and the shops, beach etc. The streets can be quite noisy.
Helpful staff, good location, charming patio area to have breakfast in. Shower could do with updating.
Very impressed with the helpful staff at reception. There was a very good selection to chose from at breakfast. Free access to internet was welcomed. Comfortable walking distance from the train station.
This was a very nice hotel with a very helpful staff
Breakfast on the outside terrace and it was very close to waterfront.
Good,spacious accommodation. Helpful, friendly staff. Very central in Santa Margherita. All at a reasonable price. We were well satisfied.
Great value and very nice staff. We also enjoyed the breakfast that is included. The ambiance is lovely - very traditional Swiss.