We booked this hotel at the last minute and got a very strange room (some good and some odd features).
We were on the first floor, so our large and plentiful windows were below the top of the esplanade over the sidewalk, in a room that was obviously also booked for meetings (there was a screen in the corner of the ceiling that could be lowered for doing presentations). This meant the room was quite dark. It also meant we had a huge "living room" along with the large king bedroom and very decent bathroom. The fact that the huge living room separated the bedroom and bathroom meant we had to be sure to close all the curtains in the living room because there was scaffolding right outside our window for workers to lie on their backs and fix up the paintings on the ceiling of the esplanade just outside our room - oh hello Michelangelo.
The hotel itself is beautiful and the staff are helpful and professional.
They serve a much much better than usual breakfast in a gorgeous suite of rooms. Tip: ask for espresso or cappuccino - it's not there in the breakfast room, but they will make it for you.
The location is good. For tourists like us, it is very close to Ferrari Square where the airport bus stops and to the museum and opera, as well as to shops. The hop on hop off bus (which is very lame for historical information, but not bad as a transportation device) stops just down the street or at the square.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An elegant turn-of-the-century palace in the centre of Genoa on Via XX Settembre. The Bristol Palace is just a few steps from the most important offices and exhibition sites, from Palazzo Ducale to the Carlo Felice theatre, as well as the most prestigious shops, museums and not least from the largest aquarium in Europe.During its recent renovation its elegance and exclusiveness were blended with a modern and functional conception of the services.The dramatic elliptical staircase in white and Liberty wrought-iron banister soars up to the top floor in a spectacular spiral that seems to suspended in space. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bristol Palace Hotel
- Bristol Palace Genoa