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Grand Hotel Villa Balbi

V.le Rimembranza, 1, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
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Grand Hotel Villa Balbi
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Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Sestri Levante
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014
Graham T Oakham, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Stayed for the best part of a week as part of a Gt Rail group. The hotel is excellent in many ways with it's location and period features.The public rooms are beautiful particularly the main reception. Our bedroom was very large but with limited views-the only other room available was considerably smaller on the 6th floor but had sea views.We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Stylish hotel,centrally located and with free parking, but service! Tried getting a drink at the bar and couldn't find anyone. It does have waste spaces left over from the last century! Rooms good, and sea side have great views. The town is enchanting, characterful and petite, well worth the diversion from the coast Autostrada.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

We stayed as a family of 4 for the weekend and loved the Villa Balbi. The location could not be better and our room was enormous with a huge balcony and great views. We loved the swimming pool and all the staff were extremely polite and helpful at all times. A must visit!!!

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London
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9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We stayed 7 nights as part of a great rail journey group, and had a lovely time. Sestri lavante is a nice small town ideally located for seeing the cinque terre, and villa balbi is perfectly located in the town. It's on the beach front road so an easy walk anywhere in town and some lovely sunsets. Room: we had... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Villa Baldi is a wonderful classic villa which is kept in virtually its original state. Set in mature quiet garden with sunny swimming pool it is the ideal place to enjoy the italian riviera as the Baldi lido is just across the palm set avenue. The rooms in the old building are possibly a little eccentric but all very different... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Just had the chance to stay many times here during the past years – alone for business, and even with my family. Friendly and helpful staff (despite the fact we are in Liguria, where most hoteliers and restaurant owners seem to hate clients) but not the fastest, great location close to the sea and good breakfast (and even better food... More 

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Milan, Italy
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19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I spent 1 night booking with booking website. Nice room... nit really top view but clean, not noising, everyrhing was ok. Breakfast was top level as well as staff and design of the hotel. The hotel is facing the beach and.in downtiwn. Strongly reccomended!!!

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We have just returned from a quite superb holiday at the Balbi. The rooms in the old villa are excellent and the staff service is faultless and friendly, with nothing too much trouble. The swimming pool in the beautifully landscaped gardens and the wonderful central location combine to make the holiday memorable and affordable. We recommend the half board option... More 

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Greenwich, UK
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I was looking for old fashioned charm and rooms, if you like the same ask for a room in the Villa, rather than the modern wing. The villa has much of its antique decor intact. We also needed secure parking for a trailer. The staff realised immediately who we were from my booking enquiry and were more than helpful. Our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

For whatever reasons, this hotel appears to have been most unfairly judged by the majority of reviewers so time to set the record straight! I would completely concur with the comments made by PaullesNWKent, having been on a similar 7 day trip with Great Rail Journeys. Having worked within the hospitality industry for some 30 years I feel qualified to... More 

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