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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 #16 of 23 Hotels in Sestri Levante
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Antwerp, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When you enter Villa Balbi, you know immediately that this isn't an hotel as most. You enter another era. It demands respect and you need some time to see what really is in the entrance hall. I come here almost every year since 2008, each time for the same CREA conference. Art that moment the whole hotel is invaded by... More 

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Elche, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are clean but littel bit to small(compare to foto in website)bathroom very small but enought for people who dont expect to much.amazing garden to enjoy early breakfast.very good service. Hotel is on perfect location.private beach

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Sidcup
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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29 helpful votes 29 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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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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