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Metropole

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Via Pagana 2, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2008

My daughter and I spent 3 nights at the Metropole Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure. The hotel is a little run-down, stuffy (in all senses of the word) and shabby but the views from our room were wonderful, overlooking the bay and the town. It was comfortable although the bathroom contained only a very small shower stall which was hard... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2008

This was as good as others on this site have said and I was so glad that (A) I checked and that (B) so many other people in the world have great taste. This hotel is right by the water - with no roads or anything to inhibit the view; the rooms are small (I was a single person) but... More 

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2008

My sister and I have traveled to many places throughout Europe and the US together, and the topic of conversation always ends up on our stay at Hotel Metropole in Santa Margherita. Talk about the most memorable of any of our stays throughout Italy and of all the places we've been. The Hotel Metropole exudes class and true ambiance. The... More 

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Tauranga
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2008

We were in Europe for 6 weeks & our 2 nights at this hotel were a highlight. The reception staff spoke good english & were very welcoming & encouraged to take up their 1/2 board option. We usually prefer to eat in local restaurants but economically the option seemed too good to turn down. We were then shown our lovely... More 

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Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2007

Santa Margharita Ligure is a perfect base for exploration of the Italian Riviera. Portofino is just a short bus drive away (do not use a car) and it is also easy to explore Cinque Terre from there. The hotel itself is a family-owned property smack in the middle of tthe town. A parking is available and the property also has... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2007

We spent a week at this lovely hotel at the end of September. We were given a great room on the 2nd floor with a balcony overlooking the pool and the beach. We took the half board package which was incredible value. Our dinner each night was silver service with the waiters in dinner suit serving a 5 course menu.... More 

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San Leandro CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2007

We loved our stay at the Metropole....unfortunately, we too had a room on the end of the building, so we didn't have the best sea view and we did have street noise....but the room was nice and the location and amenities of the hotel first rate. If you were thinking about staying in Portofino, do yourself a favor and stay... More 

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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2007

I have really little to add to other reviews except to agree with them - this is an exceptionally pleasant hotel. Because of late booking we could not get a sea view room in the main building, which I'd strongly recommend if at all possible. The only negative is that the hotel is on a very busy road and side... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2007

What a wonderful place. Families of all ages, warm staff, spotless room, double-paned windows to block out the constant din of scooter noise! We loved the breakfast on the patio, the lounge chairs practically IN the ocean, the oceanfront restaurant. This hotel is truly walking distance from the train station (2 minutes away - downhill!) and we can't wait to... More 

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New York, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2007

I chose the Metropole after reading the reviews on this site and was thrilled to find that the best reviews were true! The hotel property is gorgeous -- beautiful garden, lovely terrace, wonderful pool and ocean-side layout area (complete with comfortable chairs, umbrellas, etc). The staff also was extremely welcoming, nice, and helpful. In fact, I forgot my favorite pillow... More 

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