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Hotel Birillo

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Via Dei Mille 11-13, 19121 La Spezia, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
62 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The hotel is about a 5-10 minute walk from the train station/downtown, which is convinient. The staff is friendly and the breakfast is very good for this price range. Wifi worked from the room. My room was big and comfortable. However, had the company invested a little more in sound proofing (I could hear the person in the next room... More 

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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review

Hello we're happy that your stay here was nice and comfortable Yes we're still under renovation, we trying our best but unfortunately we're not allowed to do everything we want I'm trying to make everybody understand :( Thank you anyway More 

Andreas, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

I just checked out today. Breakfast was good, staff were very friendly and helpful, location is close to the centre of town, room was clean enough but the decor and fitting were obviously old. With a wee bit of updating this could be a very nice little hotel.

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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your review I guess you're talking about the stairwell, is not exactly the best, but unfortunately it is not our property and we have to leave it as it is, not the same for the rooms :) we renovated almost all of them :) ciao More 

Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My Wife and I (29 and and 32 years old at the time respectively) stayed here last summer. The new owners had just taken over and were in the process of renovating the place. We received one of the newly renovated (very clean) rooms and were told beforehand that the washroom was small. They had tried to alter the washrooms... More 

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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your review even after long time Well about the bathrooms the fact is that, not being owners, we don't have the authorization to change bathroom sizes...than you for mentioning the cake....it was a citrus and coconut cake made with the big Lemons of Monterosso...not only the taste is wonderful but it's totally natural, good for health... More 

Queensland, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I stayed at this hotel for 6 nights with some friends.Upon arriving in my room I thought my review was going to be a bad one. Soo many things I could criticize but the generosity and friendliness of Sara and her husband (forgot his name) put all the little defects into the background. I had a single occupancy double room... More 

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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review

That's a great thing When people change their mind and they don't stop at the cover, we know we did a good job And now we know that you like us, we wait for you again ! =) More 

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Let me begin by saying that I may not have been careful enough in booking this hotel. We generally stay in a slightly better quality, so maybe I fell for the cheaper price and didn't realize I was heading downmarket from where we usually stay. I also fell like the owners/management are trying so hard and are so lovely, that... More 

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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review

Hello, we're sorry if you're stay was not perfect. Of course we try our best and we keep on trying to renovate and improove everyday but of course we cannot satisfy everybody. People are different with different tastes and sometimes reading good reviews made you believe that everything could be perfect for everybody. Be careful when you book and read... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

In the middle of La Spezia and easy to access the train station for Cinque Terre. Market is a couple of blocks away and so is the center of town with shopping and eateries. Great breakfast at hotel with lots of home made goodies. Coffee made on request. Very friendly and helpful staff! Comfortable room. Quaint bathroom.

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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review

Thank you so much Everything you find here is just our personal style, from the redecoration (the bathroom too), to breakfast to every single thing we're trying to improove here Thank you for mentioning the position because we are very central, next to the station, the port, and 2 mins walking distance from the centre/shopping/historical area. See you next time... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The hotel was recently renovated, the room looked very nice and clean. The bathroom is small but the room is quite spacious. The location is great, it's near the train station, close to the market and the city center. The breakfast was very good! The service was excellent, they were friendly and helpful. I recommend staying here!

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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review

Thank you very much ^_^ It was so nice to read your words for us. It's true, bathrooms are a bit small here, we can not do much about spaces, since we're not owners here. But we're trying everyday to make everything more comfortable and to renovate where we can. Unfortunately we can not show how everything was before, so... More 

Ipswich, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Albergo Barillo is perfectly located halfway between the train station and the port for easy access to the Cinque Terre and very close to the markets for fresh produce daily. Our host provided excellent advice and suggestions for where to eat and what to see, including a sunset stroll along the waterfront and over the new footbridge and a morning... More 

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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with other travellers. Yes Portovenere is one of the most stunning place to see and there are so many nice places to see here! About the hotel, we're going on with the renovation and everything is almost complete, even if always the same story :),bathrooms are small ( we're not authorized to... More 

Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great little spot. Recently renovated rooms, friendly staff and a to-die-for breakfast with freshly made homemade products. Convenient location close to the city market. The neighborhood is lively but not overly so. Highly recommended.

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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we have a nice lovely memory of you! We hope you'll come back in Italy and meet you again All the best for you guys Thanx =) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Hotel was overall really nice. The People working there did a great job of making you feel welcomed. Breakfast was homemade and really good. The building is located in the City Center, and you can walk everywhere. I recommend it.

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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you for your nice comment we're very happy that you appreciate what we do, especially because we put so much effort everyday Hope we can hear from you soon More 

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