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Grand Hotel Dei Castelli

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Via Peninsula 26, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
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Grand Hotel Dei Castelli
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Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Sestri Levante
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Seffner, FL
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135 reviews 135 reviews
52 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised by this hotel while on a tour of the area. Since the original buildings were built in 1145 (according to a short history given to me by a hotel staffer) I expected small dark rooms but were treated to a large airy room furnished with antiques, a beautiful view of the town of Sestri Levante from... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
36 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We found this hotel last year when we toured Italy, from the moment we checked in, we were absolutely blown away. We had room 111 that had a "Juliet" balcony. The room was and the building were amazing, so romantic, we couldn't have chosen better. All the staff were very friendly, helpful and professional. The hotel sits on the top... More 

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La Spezia, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My review of the Grand Hotel Dei Castelli mainly concerns the bar, which is an amazing place for a pre-dinner drink while watching the beautiful sunset spread across a view to die for. The hotel, which is open only in the season, consists of two small medieval castles, plus a chapel of the same period, all on a private small... More 

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Lindsay, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a unique hotel in that you have to take an elevator at the road level to get up to where the actual hotel is located. The elevator is right in a huge rock formation at the bottom of the hill. When you get to the top, the views are wonderful. We had breakfast and dinner here on several... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Beautiful hotel in a lovely setting. The room size is very generous with antiques and a comfortable bed. The hotel staff are some what frosty and not very helpful. The wifi was not working and when I enquired the response seemed a bit hostile. It seems more of wedding venue than a hotel. There was a shortage of deck chairs... More 

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Les Praz-de-Chamonix, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Sestri Levante is a very special place to visit but throw in the Grand Hotel Dei Castelli and it's perfect. Everything about the hotel is right. The staff were wonderful in every respect. The public rooms were light and spacious with magnificent pieces of furniture and pictures all spotlessly clean. The bedroom was large and well appointed with great attention... More 

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Zurich
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The location if phantastic. Views from the restaurant -- very delicious meals -- the garden and our room were just awesome. The walk around the private peninsula of the hotel was just great. While accommodation, service and meals were just great, we missed any activity for children. No playground or anything to play with we discovered. Important to note: the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was easily the most beautiful place we stayed on our visit to the Italian Riviera - the restaurant , the staff, and the views were fantastic. The hotel has its own private beach and an elevator through the hill to the town below. The problems: our room had spartan accommodations (a bed on a steel frame with no box... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The location of this place is really unique, and from the outside the building is really impressive, as is the whole castle area with the gardens and pathways around the castle area. The room also looks beautiful and keeps to the same style of the castle. But the bed was one of the worst I've slept in - a creaky... More 

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Gryon, Switzerland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

From the time we arrived early to the time of departure, the service was excellent. We stayed here last year and were wowed. This time was even better. Our room was faultless. The location is first class.

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