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“very friendly quiet hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Relais Il Casale
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Via Briffi, 22 | Bardinio Vecchio, 17020 Tovo San Giacomo, Italy   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
2 reviews
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“very friendly quiet hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2008

My family (3 children aged 3,11 and 12) stayed here for a week in August in one of the self-catering apartments. We were on the second floor and had 2 balconies and 2 lovely arched windows in the main bedroom. The views from the rooms were lovely and we could leave the balcony doors and windows open all the time so that a breeze blew through. (no need to purchase the optional air conditioning) The hotel has a great small pool and a bubble pool too which our children spent hours in. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food in the restaurant was superb, the menu changes daily for the evening meal and the hotel is set in gardens where they grow all their fruit and veg for use in the restaurant. There was a great play area for the children including a trampoline and good gym equipment and a mini golf too. We did not use any of the spa facilites but there was always a lovely smell in the air from all the massage oils!

The only downside to our holiday was the actual area, the coast in August was a nightmare, 3 times we set out to explore the coastal towns and had to come back after an hour of driving round as there is nowhere to park. I would never go to the Italian Riviera again in high season. Consequently we ended up spending a lot of time at the hotel so it was fortunate that it was such a pleasant relaxing place to be!

  • Liked — the views and room layout
  • Disliked — its location
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2008

Myself and my partner stayed here for two nights last week.
We found this hotel on the Relais chateux catalogue and were impressed with the fact that it was out of city and quite secluded.
Its actually completely in the hills overlooking Savona.

I arrived earlier on thursday afternoon and decided to vist the spa.
I was shown around by the receptionist, a really nice helpful girl.
The spa is really small but quite functional and has everything you need to pass a few hours.
I only used the Jacuzzi and the turkish bath so I can't say I had any treatments.
Having said this the entry fee is €35 per person per day and it even if you only use the Jacuzzi. Expensive!!

The rooms. Definitely not up to standard this is mainly what I would complain about. Totally over crowded to much furniture you can't even move around.
Bathroom absolutely horrible...

To be honest we were really unlucky with the weather as it rained continously.
Having said all this would definitely not stay again.

Stayed May 2008
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Address: Via Briffi, 22 | Bardinio Vecchio, 17020 Tovo San Giacomo, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Province of Savona > Tovo San Giacomo
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Tovo San Giacomo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais Il Casale 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Relais Il Casale Italy/Tovo San Giacomo

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