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Grand Hotel Villa Balbi

4.0 of 5
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V.le Rimembranza, 1, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
1 room 1 adult
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Washington, England
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

A very interesting hotel with a past! Situated on the seafront & quite close to the railway station. It has & lovely grounds with an outdoor pool (although a tad chilly in September). The hotel has it's own beach on the other side of the road. Rooms were very comfortable & clean and reception staff are excellent. Food is OK,... More 

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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I very much liked the building of the hotel that is just opposite of the beach. The beach that belongs to the hotel is therefore very close. Next to the hotel is are further restaurants, just in case you are in favor for something outside the hotel. There is also a pool available, situated in the back yard of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

we were needing a night stopover en route from france to tuscany & our friends recommended the villa balbi. for a couple maybe a great place. for a family great on the surface: lovely building, gardens with fab pool, parking, right on the beach etc but we had a few disappointments: our family room was hidden in a totally unremarkable... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Service could not be bettered. Staff very friendly and competent. Breakfast could be improved with addition of some cooked options. Dont think it would have been too difficult to arrange a few tables outdoors even though their official season had ended. We found the dining room stifling and uncomfortable.

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South Hants
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Staff very helpful very friendly. Hotel with lots of old fashioned charm and spotless. A great location for further sight seeing the train station a good walk, but not too far. The beach a very short stroll across the street. The beach was very clean with all the Italian amenities, toilets, showers parasols, beds, seating......plus small bar with seats in... More 

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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264 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The building inside is magnificent, lots of paintings etc in all the public rooms. My bedroom was big and comfortsble, but the aircon was very noisy and not really effective. The blinds broke on day three and were not fixed by day seven. Staff very friendly. Food was good, breakfast excellent, but dinner service was painfully slow.

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Stayed as part of Great Rail Journeys holiday Positives: Beautiful decor Nice food Great location Very friendly staff Great rain shower head in shower Rooms cleaned and towels changed every day Staff speak good English Good air conditioning in bedroom Excellent wifi and unlimited download Negatives: Don't accept room 325 it backs on to a restaurant and there is a... More 

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Malmö
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stayed here for a week and had a fantastic stay. The rooms (standard) are maybe a bit small, but very nice and clean. The location are perfect just across the street to the beach, and all nice restaurants around the corner. The staff are among the most helpful I´ve met. We had breakfast included, and it was the best... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We have just returned from another lovely holiday at the Balbi. We stayed in the old villa and were impressed with the quality and service as always. The half-board option is excellent, with very good food and friendly and knowledgeable service. The swimming pool in the superb gardens is a real treat. The reception staff are welcoming and efficient. All... More 

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Overall Villa Balbi lived up to expectations , had asked for Sea View room told none available , on reflection they were at front of building so could be quite noisy, offered upgrade to "excellence" room at a premium which we took, well worth it , on top floor , yes we had lovely views of the rear of neighbouring... More 

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