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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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Ranked #18 of 24 hotels in Sestri Levante
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013
rachel1372 London, 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Agreeing with most recent reviewers, this hotel has probably seen it's day. No doubt there are beautiful features hidden behind the cracks.... ornate wood, amazing chandeliers..... it could have all been so nice. The location is good. The grounds are decent. However similar to other experiences it seems that there was only ever one person working at any given time.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The hotel appears to be popular, it is nicely located, close to the beach and close to the old city center. Our room, however, in the newer part of the hotel, was small, the bathroom was very small, the TV was tiny, the price too high. The view (6th floor) was charmingly nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Online this hotel looked wonderful and we were expecting some luxury. We were not disappointed by the warm welcome. The receptionist knew who we were before we uttered a word. The location is perfect, overlooking the sea with only two minutes walk to the private beach area. The swimming pool was good, too, though I was a little disappointed by... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Having stayed here a couple of years ago, we were really looking forward to a repeat performance. We were disappointed to find that many of our earlier experiences were not to be repeated. One of our fondest memories was of the fabulous Bellini cocktails which were served at the bar. No longer the correct white peach, yellow will have to... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I traveled with my friends on holiday our last holidays...It was really a great experience with Grand Hotel Villa Balbi. We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The hotel is spacious and well appointed. There is sense of elegance and history about the building and its decor. It is very well situated to the seaside, station and narrow streets with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Bedroom was immaculate but dull - view however was stunning. Breakfast very disappointing both in quality of food and lack of interest from the waiters. Hotel is well positioned for exploring the town and has many restaurants nearby. Could hear the baby in the suite next door all night. Wouldn't return but if they did a bit of work it... More

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

(rate may vary from 100 to 400 depending from where you find that, like websites and so on). If you pay 400 or 300 euro, you don't get a good value) Goods: - gardens and location - the nice villa at the entrance (hotel rooms are in another building) Bads: - room was small - no sound isolation, you hear... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

Rooms were pretty small and bathroom a bit old fashioned. Breakfast was included but no choice and very bad quality. Swimming pool is nice and relaxing and service at the pool was excellent. All together an average hotel for a sky rocket price

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