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“Nice place, great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Birillo
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Dei Mille 11-13, 19121 La Spezia, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 22 hotels in La Spezia
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“Nice place, great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This was a very nice little stop on our self drive tour of Italy.

The owner had only taken over the hotel about six months prior, and was doing a lot of little fix up jobs about the hotel. That said, she gave us the choice of two rooms, and we ended up selecting the smaller but nicer "Green" room that is used on a lot of the advertising material. It is a compact room, but suited our needs well. The owner was very hospitable, offering plenty of local advise, and nothing seemed to be a problem.

The hotel is within easy walking distance of the fresh produce markets, and also the main shopping and restaurant area in town. When driving be aware that the hotel is on a one way street, which may effect how you approach it, but it is well within the capabilities of a GPS / Satnav. Similarly It is also easy to navigate by car to the Cinque Terre and return from the hotel.

As mentioned, you need to book one of the two car parks at the front of the hotel. We travelled in winter, so getting one of the car parks was not a problem. There is no charge for this, but it is a first come first served allocation.

Wifi is also free, and easily accessible.

The breakfast was very good for a small hotel, and it was very nice that the hotel manager was supporting local food producers. She was able to tell us who or where most of her breakfast offerings where sourced.

Overall we where very happy with this small hotel, and we would have no problem staying there again.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We have stayed in Birillo in April 2013 and even now I have very warm feeling recalling this hotel. Very nice people, very tasty breakfast, very clean. Location is excellent, 10 min to the harbor and 10 -15 min to the train station. Very close to the local market where you can buy local cheese, meet, vegetables. We were thinking to use La Spezia only as our base for CT, but were "lucky" to get Italian railway strike for the whole day. So we were walking in the city the whole day until the strike was over and like La Spezia very much. We are thinking to come back in the next 2 years and I would definitely stay in Birillo. Yes, it is only 2 star hotel, and if you keep this in mind and would not expect 5 star instead, you will enjoy your stay in Birillo!

Room Tip: Ask about renovated room, it is on the first floor, but it is actual second floor.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

An excellent hotel close to the centre of town, with easy access to Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands.

The rooms are spacious and clean. Some of the rooms are a bit dated decor wise but the hotel is being renovated by the new owners, the remodeled rooms look very nice.

The breakfast was excellent with lots of home cooked cakes and desserts, the wifi was available with a strong signal even on the second floor without problem.

An excellent place to stay and we would go again.

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The hotel manager is very attentive and friendly, her advices are very helpful. Hotel convenient location between the train station and the port. There is a small hotel parking for 2 cars - it is recommended to book in advance. Good internet, a great breakfast. The room is clean but the mattress was not very comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

What a wonderful staying ! Nadia, the manager, is perfect. The room is clean, the breakfast is very nice, the internet works great and fast ( to be honest the best I've found during my staying in Italy) Besides giving us( My wife , my daughter and myself) a warm reception Nadia also helped us a lot with tips regarding parking, places to go and the city attractions. I felt that she is always ready to help you in order to have a nice staying and feel yourself at home.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Cosy hotel with accurate rooms, very nice breakfast with home-made specialities, well-working Internet connection, located in 15 minutes walk from the train station. Hotel staff is more than friendly, Nadia at the reception gave us useful recommendations about the city attractions and made her best to make our staying in the hotel very pleasant.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

The room and bathroom were very clean and comfortable. The rooms are close to each other so you can hear people coming and going. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was INCREDIBlE! I am a foodie so I can are the texture and flavor of food. Everything is made fresh and you can taste it. I have been traveling Italy for 3 weeks and the bread and pastries are the best I have so far. I highly recommend this B&B!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Birillo

Address: Via Dei Mille 11-13, 19121 La Spezia, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Province of La Spezia > La Spezia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 22 hotels in La Spezia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Birillo 2*
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