We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Riserva di Castel d'Appio

Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Hotel website
Localita Peidaigo, 71, 18039 Ventimiglia, Italy
Offers & Announcements
Package Deal
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
La Riserva di Castel d'Appio
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
La Riserva di Castel d'Appio
Write a Review

155 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    79
    46
    16
    9
    5
See reviews for
41
75
4
6
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (19)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (155)
  • Mar-May only
    (31)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (68)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (46)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (10)
All months
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

La Riserva has been in the family of Tosca and her son Antonio for about 60 years. They and their staff, especially the ageing Emilio, treat guests as members of that family, which makes for a memorable stay. The hotel is on top of a hill (mountain) overlooking the Mediterranean coast panorama from San Remo to Monaco; truly spectacular. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Germany
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was a big disappointment. It is very difficult to reach, as the road to the hotel is very dangerous. The views were spectacular but it wasn't worth the drive up the mountain. The bed was dirty, the hotel was run down and the breakfast was pretty average. The hotel needs to be renovated.

Was this review helpful? Yes
lariserva, Direttore at La Riserva di Castel d'Appio, responded to this review

Dear Sirs, we thank you for the review, we are surprised how he thought about doing a review after eight months of his stay at the hotel, any problems can be solved at the reception talking to the hotel manager, this review does not help anyone. If he had done a review today it would probably write that the rooms... More 

Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This gem on the top of a hill with the most spectacular views of Monaco and the Italian country side, is just wonderful. It's a family run business and in summer would be a fabulous escape. It's quite a drive up to the resort and not for the faint of heart. If you're planning a lot of day trips and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Switzerland
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here over Easter weekend and throughly enjoyed ourselves. The jewel in this hotel's crown is it's location - perched atop a hill in Ventimiglia Alta with stunning expansive views across the azure waters of the Med. Relaxing on the terrace with an aperitif and soaking in this vista was certainly one of the highlights! The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

my partner and i had been interrailing around europe during the summer, and tried to get a direct train to france, but we could only get as far as ventimiglia, we had to stop off overnight, so glad we did. we arrived at the train station late, really struggled to get a taxi sorted, we rang hotel staff to see... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New York
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Castel D'Appio is a lovely place where you can relax and enjoy the Cote D’Azur view, from every corner. Either you book “a room with a view” open your eyes to see the marvel, or you go to the restaurant and enjoy the view while appreciate the Italian cuisine. We valued the hotel, the restaurant and not last the really... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fayence, France
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
19 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were planning a special event to celebrate a major birthday. After looking around in our corner of France to see what was available we decided to cross the border into Italy and we chose La Riserva. Why? A long list of superlatives becomes boring. In one short sentence: this is an outstanding hotel/restaurant where the owner is personally involved... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Windsor, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

After steep climb from Ventimiglia you come upon the Castel D'Appio first Impressions are good with a lovely swimming pool and restaurant inside and out .The view is fabulous. This is a family run hotel and everyone we met were really lovely, especially Emilio who has worked there for forty years! He and his fellow waiter couldn't have been more... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
9 hotel reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The drive up to the mountain is promising and the reward is wonderful indeed: the views are fantastic! The hotel offers old world charm with kind and friendly service. We stayed in room 202, which is not big but truely beautiful because it has windows on three sides and a wrap around balcony which offers views towards France and Italy.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A recent review by Ann S (my mother) pretty much sums up what I was going to say! I travelled with my parents, & we were blown away not only by the knock-your-socks-off views from the balconies (totally worth the slightly scary taxi trip up the steep hill), but equally so by the kind, caring & friendly service offered by... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

127 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (62)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (6)
Viewed
View from room (15)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
Other (15)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (65)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (14)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Other (24)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities