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Hotel Elena

#1 of 3 Hotels in Recco
Certificate of Excellence
Corso Garibaldi 5, 16036 Recco, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Recco
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly Staff, Well Located, Comfortable for the price, Discounts with local restaurants. Overall Perfect stay. We made use of the local restaurants, gyms and beach. Extremely well located to visit Camogli, Portofino and Santa Margherita. The walk between Recco + Portofino is fabulous - we did it almost daily during out stay.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay in Recco was excellent. The hotel is situated on the west side of town, across from the beach and within walking distance to everything. Our room was a bit small and sparse and the decor is dated, but it was clean and had a balcony with a gorgeous view of the town, hills and sea. Wonderful breakfasts on... More 

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Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice hotel clean and friendly the property is on the waterfront. It is in town close to the train station shopping and restaurants. If you are going to Europe for a while and need a rest part way through this is the place.

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balbiano1, Direttore vendite at Hotel Elena, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your positive review written on the occasion of your recent stay at the Elena Hotel . We are so pleased to read that you and your family fully enjoyed your holiday, particularly appreciating the Hotel location for its view and for the strategic position as very closed to Santa Margherita and Portofino easy reachable... More 

Dundee
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Air Conditioning was poor, condition of the bathroom was poor with water leaking out of the shower and onto the floor. This was resolved by staff putting towels onto the floor to soak up the puddles..

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balbiano1, Direttore vendite at Hotel Elena, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We read your review and we do not agree with your comments. About air conditioning I came to check personally the room and you confirmed that worked. In the bathroom there is no air conditioning but in order to reach a reasonable temperature of 15/20 degrees is sufficient to keep the door of the room open. Probably you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The toilets are high! Nerrow! And very uncomfortable. The room is tiny. The pool cost money and 5 min' from the hotel. Breakfast is o.k. Almost no parking. Good location. The view is nice. The staff is very nice.

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balbiano1, Direttore vendite at Hotel Elena, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We read your review published on the occasion of your stay last Agoust We are pleased to hear that you appreciated our staff and the Breakfast food as well the service offered. On the other side, with reference to your comments about the hotel style, we wish to specify that the Elena Hotel is 3 star! Furthermore, regarding... More 

ISRAEL
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69 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Good located in Recco with privet parking & nice view from the room. Easy access to the beach and restaurants. Wi Fi was very poor in the room & the shower was weak also. Like most Italian hotels the curtains were a joke. Expect sun on your face at 5 am. Nice stuff, they are trying…but

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balbiano1, Direttore vendite at Hotel Elena, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Further to your review written on the occasion of your stay at the Hotel , please find here below our comments. Please be so kind to note that we have a WI FI certificate with high signal . Maybe some time could be append some problem but with your communication at the front-desk we are liable to reset... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Hotel is situated on the coast with lovely views. In small italian town with only a few foreign tourists. Near the tourist magnet of Camogli but with more real italian feel. Highly recommended for at stay.

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balbiano1, Direttore vendite at Hotel Elena, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review on Hotel Elena. It is with great pleasure that I read your words and I am happy that you also enjoyed our coast and the characteristics nearby towns . I sincerely hope to have you again soon as our Guest and I wish you a wonderful summer. Warmest regards, Domenico Balbiano Revenue... More 

Austin, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We booked this hotel thinking it was in a different village. A lovely picturesque village. It isn't - it is in Recco. But we ended up loving Recco! The rooms are hot - but the beds are comfortable, it is clean and quite large. Old and in need of attention but nice just the same. Good breakfast.

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balbiano1, Direttore vendite at Hotel Elena, responded to this review

Dear Guest First of all let us thank you for publishing your review on the occasion of your recent stay with us. We are delighted to learn that you particularly appreciated the room for its cleanliness, even if not provided with new furniture .Furthermore, we thank you for your comments about the rich buffet breakfast at our Terrace overlooking the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I visited Ligure with my husband and his relatives. The hotel is very well located, is clean and the staff is friendly. Rooms are pretty normal. It is a great place to stay if you want to visit Portofino without paying Portofino prices. It is just 20 min driving from the beautiful Portofino, also close to Rapallo and Santa Marguerita.... More 

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balbiano1, Direttore vendite at Hotel Elena, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your time dedicated to review also our property. We are glad to read that you appreciated our terrace and our “Cappuccino” as well as the view and the seats closest to Recco. I feel sorry for the noise coming from the terrace of the breakfast room. This depends not only on little soundproofing but... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The good things about Hotel Elena are: The service (especially given by the guy who works in the evenings who is very helpful). the room and the bathroom are spacious, the lovely view of the sea and the varied breakfast served with a view of the sea. The problems are: The WiFi connection works poorly in the room - it's... More 

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balbiano1, Direttore vendite at Hotel Elena, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your review written on the occasion of your recent stay at the Hotel Elena. We are pleased to read that you really appreciated the Hotel and its great views, in addition to the rich buffet breakfast served on the overlooking terrace. On the other side, we are so sorry to read your problems with... More 

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