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“not bad, not perfect” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Continental
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Arsenale di Terra 1, 16126 Genoa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #4 of 89 Hotels in Genoa
New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“not bad, not perfect”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

the pros: Its a beautiful old hotel with nice spacious rooms. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean. Its near the principe station if your just coming into town for a day. you don't hear your neighbors much between rooms. The wood and metal otis elevator will time transport you into genoa's past. the staff is generally helpful. its in a safe part of genoa.

the cons: its near two major streets and a major outdoor bus terminal and train station is across the street so street noise is loud. the maids start early and make a racket -- I wouldn't choose this hotel if your going to be hitting the nightlife. because transportation is weird in genoa its hard to get back to the hotel via mass transportation after 9:00 so you may have to take a 20 minute walk form the main center to get back there or take a cab.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is a delightful hotel in an excellent location just opposite the main railway station. We had day trips to many lovely coastal resorts. The room was not large but very bright clean and comfortable. There is a quirky old open lift. The breakfast was superb, some of the best scrambled eggs we have ever eaten and almond cake to die for. Overall a lovely stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Doha, Qatar
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

this hotel is very nice comparing price to location.
its near the train station and 15 mns walk to genoa beach
the staff are very nice and friendly. they offered us a bottle of champagne for our honeymoon
the only inconvient was the elevator ..its very old and got stuck in it and late to pick up the train ..
but it was a nice stay

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We selected this hotel due to its proximity to the principle train station. It turned out to be an excellent choice. Good service, nice spacious rooms in an elegant historical building. The attached restaurant was also excellent.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

We had a group stay here in October and everyone just loved it!!
Amazing hotel, superb location and absolutely delicious food! We will be using this hotel again for sure! The staff was so friendly - it is a perfect hotel to explore Genoa!

- The Georgia Hardy Tours Team

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

This is a beautiful hotel just a one or two minute walk from the train station. The check in was fast, efficient, and the desk staff was friendly and professional. Our room was extremely spacious with a wonderful view of the square. It's within walking distance of the harbour and the rest of the tourist "zone". We especially enjoyed walking around the area and seeing the sites. As others have noted, the hotel has it's charm with the old-fashioned lift, slippers, bathrobes, and decor. We would stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bellevue, Washington
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Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We walked to the hotel from the train station in two or three minutes and were warmly greeted by the desk clerk. Check in was speedy and the clerk explained hotel amenities and meal times. She was also quite helpful with directions to the town center and restaurant recommendations. Turns out the hotel dining room was better than where we chose to eat at the waterfront. This is an old building with a retrofitted, small elevator, which we rode to our room. The room was plenty large enough for the three of us and the room and bathroom were very clean.

The breakfast buffet is located just off the front desk and it also has a street entrance. The variety and quality was first class with the usual assortment of breads, fruits, cereals, meats, cheeses and eggs.

All of us were satisfied with our choice of hotels and we would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Arsenale di Terra 1, 16126 Genoa, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Genoa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 89 Hotels in Genoa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Continental 4*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Continental, a superior 4-star establishment completely restructured in 2002, keeps intact the Italian Liberty style it was conceived with, combining antique atmospheres and modern technologies, proving itself to be the ideal structure for a business travel or a relaxing escape. ... more   less 
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