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Grand Hotel Villa Balbi

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   V.le Rimembranza, 1, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We spent seven nights as part of a Great Railway Journeys tour. Although previous reviews were disconcerting we found them to be unfounded in our case. It seems that the hotel might be arranged in three parts, where the original villa has (perhaps) the most expensive rooms on the upper floors, with low-rise extensions accommodating the bulk of the rooms... More

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Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stayed in this hotel recently for 7 nights and I have no complaints at all. It is a beautiful hotel in what I would say is the best location in Sestri Levante. I cannot understand previous negative comments. Outstanding for me was the food in the dining room and particularly the staff who were always friendly and helpful.

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

It' very, very, very... good hotel ! It is perfect, it is in front of the mer ! You can to sleep in a bedroom with an old bathroom... Swimming pool is excellent. Your breakfast wait you outside - in front of the swimming pool -... I just know, one thing.. it is good for your holidays !

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Do not stay at this hotel. We stayed for one night in August. The room was very small and had the bare minimums. The bed was lumpy with very thread bare sheets. The air conditioning did not work and the wooden shutters would not open so we could not open the window. The bidet was right next to the toilet... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

You don't stay in that villa, you stay in a ugly house behind the villa...!!!!! The reception is the worst i've ever seen. The rooms are ugly and smells like death. The breakfast was not fresh or even good. It's to expensive an I recommend you the Hotel Helvetia!

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Address: V.le Rimembranza, 1, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
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Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Sestri Levante
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Villa Balbi 4*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Sestri Levante #8 Luxury Hotel in Sestri Levante
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