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La Vela Hotel

3.0 of 5
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21 Corso Nicolo Cuneo, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
La Vela Hotel
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    4 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here in September for 2 nights on a two week Italy/France trip. The hotel building/grounds and the area is very neat and beautiful. We loved the roof top area. Great views of the city. The breakfast was great. The room itself was just a basic room (like an apartment) I did expect it to be as quaint as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Just returned from a one night stay. Hotel is an old castle with a great view from the terrace. Adventure begins immediately on your entrance to the hotel.....WOW!! Pretty tight, uphill curve to get to the parking. Rooms were a good size and clean. Bathrooms were new. Short walk to city center and to catch boat to Portofino. Breakfast buffet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The hotel is an old castle-like building located a short 15 minutes walk outside of the city centre. View from the rooftop is spectacular. Small hotel with a lot of charm. Interior is somewhat worn down, but that adds to the charm thing.

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Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This hotel is about 15 minutes walk from central Santa Margherita. It's convenient, clean and pretty cheap. We were upgraded to a sea view room which was great, however this also meant that we received the noise from the nearby train tunnel exit. The curtains are pretty insufficient if you need darkness to sleep. Breakfast was sufficient and there was... More 

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122 reviews 122 reviews
14 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The hotel is very old and has a very grand staircase, and I think at one time it was a private house. The room was clean, but tiny and the bathroom not very good. The rooms are decorated in a shabby chic style. The breakfast was fairly simple with nothing special and they did not have any fresh orange juice,... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We stayed two nights and were positively surprised by how beautiful the hotel was. We stayed in a room with a view (number 30) which we highly recommend. Compared to other 3 star hotels we stayed in similiar places the room is very spacious, well maintained, bathroom clean and tidy, furniture classic suiting the building with lots of storage room.... More 

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Jindabyne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed here for two nights. The hotel is beautiful, it makes you feel as if you are in the 1800's, a royal in a castle. However, we were not treated like royals. When we arrived, the women asked for our name, she nodded and stuck her head out the window to my son and husband and spoke rudely to... More 

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Average. Reasonable value for money, clean and tidy. Booked a room with view, room small but for the money reasonable. Building obviously was a magnificent house originally but slightly past its best. No mention on website of adjacent train line which runs until fairly late. website states free parking and I was told when I e mailed them there was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Have to say we were very surprised to find it was actually an old castle. Room very clean, great location, beautiful views. Adequate breakfast and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Only 10 minute walk to the the main centre. Would recommend.

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

One of my favourite all time hotels in that price range. Elegant 19th castle complete with a beautiful hall with swords on the walls. My ensuite had with views of the ocean. Santa Margherita/Portofino is all about a bit of luxury and that was what the hotel felt like to me.

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