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L'Approdo

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Via Pagana, 160, 16035 Rapallo, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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173 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying 2 nights in room 46 (topfloor) enjoying a great view. Good beds, clean rooms, nice but smal bathroom. Breakfast OK for Italy. Wifi is terribly slow and access for only one device is granted per stay (extra are 5 Euro). Parking is near impossible - some streetparking is available. Very noisy mainroad just in front of hotel. Reception is... More 

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Brighton, England
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in May, as part of a three month road trip round Europe, had chosen the hotel as it was relatively reasonably priced for the area, but had satisfactory reviews. The approach by car is sudden and steep, off the main Rapallo to Sta Marguerita road. Parking is very limited, and again, very steep and awkward.... More 

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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, you're right. I know that It is unpleasant to find "do not " signs in public places and we are not fans of this kind of signposting as well. You feel rather accused without being guilty don't you ! On the other side you can not imagine how many persons are smoking or taking every possible item from... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very modern and clean,a bit clinical. The bed is quite hard. The bathroom on the small side, specially the shower cubicle. Beautiful view from the balcony on the upper floors. No fridge in the room. Parking costs 15 Euro a day and it is quite an effort to park properly on the slope. The hotel is situated between Rapallo and... More 

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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your very precise review ! I'm sorry that you only dedicate time to describe streets, sidewalks, road sizes, prices of the park places, timetables.... Those who will decide to visit San Michele di Pagana will also profit of a special atmosphere because the beauty of this part of Italy is unique and wonderful! Anyway, thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Hotel is located in very beautiful place and got amazing views . We had a room with a balcony . Hotel is nice and clean , rooms are spacious enough. Breakfast was good quality, nice coffee. Have to specially mention the hotel staff, everyone was very helpful and friendly. Overall nice atmosphere , location, and service.

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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your positive feedback! We are happy to read that you spent a nice time with us and found the right atmosphere to relax and enjoy your holyday. Hope to welcome you again soon Kindest regards G.Bottinelli Hotel Manager More 

Taveuni Island, Fiji
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 new nights on holiday. The staff are polite and very helpful, although we were told several times not to take bathroom towels down to beach - which we never would - so felt a bit lectured here. The view is amazing and beautiful. The room was spacious although the bathroom is very... More 

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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your time. This is a small, family run Hotel and for us it is just kind to say hallo and share a smile, we never meant to be nosy, this is our way to express hospitality, but you, conversely, felt it like being silly and childish and would rather be left alone.... The only thing... More 

Lancashire, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This hotel is situated between Rapallo and Santa Margherita on the Italian Riviera which enables exploration of both. We selected this hotel for the great view and terrace that came with the room. We had a top floor room and the view was amazing, the terrace contained sun loungers and chairs and table and enjoyed the finishing touches in the... More 

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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, how nice of you to give such an exaustive and positive description of the Hotel. It was very rewarding for our staff to read it. As far af mattres are concerned we do have softer ones to add on the regular ones (if tavailable), if we knew it we would have of course made your stay softer!! So... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

good hotel for a short stay on the Riviera ligure. good base to visit le Cinque terre . staff very polite , hotel clean and functional . a bit on the expensive site for what it is and for the position , while there is a nice view from the room it is a bit of a dangerous walk to... More 

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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you so much for your nice review. Your opinion is very important for us. We hope that you will come again in a near future to enjoy the beautiful Golfo del Tigullio Kindest regards G.Bottinelli M More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The area is not cheap, so this accommodation is affordable quality. It is situated approx 2km from Rapallo and 1km from St. Marg Lig, both walkable along the coast. Portofino is 1hr 15 min walk on coast path. We decided to pay extra for top floor, the view was great, the balcony good to have. The room was quiet, comfortable... More 

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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We're happy that you spent a nice time with us in San Michele di Pagana, we also think that the view from the balcony of our superior rooms is great and worth while a little extra! Hope to see you again soon G.Bottinelli M More 

Vilnius, Lithuania
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Everything was above great! Amazing staff - so friendly and helpful! They had all bus timetables, helped to find train timetables for Cinque Terre and Milano, had prepared dinner suggestions in S.Margherita and Rapallo. And they recommend only best local dinner places. We had a room in first floor with small terrace and sea view. We also had sunbeds! Our... More 

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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you so much for your beautiful description of the Hotel and for the time you dedicated to it. Thank you also for absolving the 150 mt no sidewalks path! Hope to welcome you in a near future Kindest regards G.Bottinelli More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 nights at l'Approdo in September part of our Italian road trip. Thankfully Rapallo and Portofino was really quiet as the hotel. The view from our balcony was beautiful and the room was spacious&clean. The breakfast was great too with big variety and lovely coffee. Location is perfect expecially if you drive as we did; you can explore... More 

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grerico, Proprietario at L'Approdo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for sharing your experience with other tirp-advisers! We are all happy that you spent a lovely time with us and that you enjoied the region. September is a perfect time to come in this area, as you said: quiet and sunny. We wish you all the best for 2015 and hope to welcome you... More 

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