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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   21 Corso Nicolo Cuneo, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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110 reviews 110 reviews
15 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Enormous room and en-suite, antique furniture appropriate to the rooms and buildings. Our room had a superb view over the village and to the sea. Not all rooms do have this view so if booking ask for a sea view. Excellent continental breakfast. Staff very friendly.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

When we pulled up to the address we were surprised to see that it actually was an old castle. We had a room for 4 2 adults and 2 kids (9&12). The room was spectacular - wonderful views large and clean. You have to pull your bags up some stairs but this is no big deal. The walk to town... More

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Address: 21 Corso Nicolo Cuneo, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Santa Margherita Ligure
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Vela Hotel 3*
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