My partner and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in July 2013 and wish we had stayed longer. The location is excellent - about 1 minute from the central train station (convenient when carrying luggage and organising day trips from Genova as we did). Located close by are a number of restaurants and gelato shops, reasonable prices and nice quality. The hotel is within easy walking distance to the main tourist attractions. My only word of warning is to ensure you exit the main train station through the main/front entrance as this is the direct route to the hotel (you can see the hotel on the left as soon as you exit the station through the main doors). My partner and I made the mistake of using another station exit when we arrived looking for the hotel and ended up walking to a dodgy part of town, try to avoid our error particularly at night as we didn't feel at ease. The other side of the station where the hotel is located is safe, just use the correct exit and you will be fine!
Our room had a great view facing the main street and train station, it also had a view up the hill which was lovely at sunset. The room was spacious, clean and had a nice bathroom (be it a bit dark and with a cracked tile but overall perfectly fine).
The staff on reception were always very friendly and helpful to us and other guests (from what we saw).
The buffet breakfast was great, it had a huge selection of sweets (cakes, pastries, spreads etc), cereals, savouries (breads, cheeses, meats), yoghurts, fruits and juices. The breakfast room attendant also will make you a coffee if desired (a real coffee not instant).
Overall we felt this hotel provided excellent value for money (we booked online through Agoda and received a reduced rate so it pays to do some research before booking). I highly recommend this hotel to people visiting Genova.
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- 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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