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“Very italian hotel” 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 #2 of 22 Hotels in La Spezia
Melbourne, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Very italian hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Stayed in La Spezia to travel to Cinque Terre. Was a great hotel, it was under renovation but you couldn't tell and it didn't affect us or our stay. The rooms were nice and clean, and were very traditionally italian, with sheets and beds that reminded me of my nonna's house (grandma). We didn't get a chance to have breakfast as we took off early to walk cinque terre. The hotel was fantastic and is clearly on the up.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Hello!
Thank you, it's nice that you felt like at nonna's =D
Thank you we are putting all of our efforts still to do the best we can to give you happyness and satisfation
Come back whenever you want!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Slightly off the immediate radar of most tourists looking for a spot near the La Spezia stazione, Albergo Birillo is exceptionally cozy, clean, modestly priced, and yes, served me one of the better breakfasts I've had in my life! It's not a luxury hotel (nor is it priced like one), but if you're spending some time in Cinque Terre and would rather not pay oceanside premiums for comfy and clean accomodations, Birillo is your spot. More importantly, the hotel clerk was extremely kind and helpful upon my arrival and at breakfast the next morning -- gentilissima -- which always goes a long way with me.

Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Wow, best breakfast in your life, that is really wonderful!!!
Thank you so much
We're improoving services and rooms step by step, so if you wanna come back and have a look, it will be a real pleasure for us
Thanks a lot
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Anchorage, Alaska
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We spent 4 nights here for our visit to Cinque Terre and were just blown away by the breakfasts. We'd read all the reviews, but still, there was this citrus coconut cake (you don't eat cake for breakfast? you will after staying here) that tasted like it was made by angels. So - stay here for the breakfasts if nothing else. The room was fine - it and the bathroom were definitely small, but we were prepared for this. It was certainly clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the variety of places to eat and were able to explore not just Cinque Terre but other close towns as well. The staff here is the most friendly and helpful that we met in our month traveling Europe.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much, it was so sweet to read your words.
We made that room in red, just that day before you came, and your smiles and satisfation helped us a lot...well we still have this ANGEL who prepares all theese cakes and works so hard behind the scenes.
THank you for everything, I think this winter, we'll renovate that room as well.
If you want to come back, you know where to find us ;)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We spent two nights this past week at the Hotel Birillo and have nothing but praise for this little gem. The two reception people we dealt with were very friendly and helpful. The food spread at breakfast had a lot of home made baked goods and all tasted great. La Spezia is a fairly small area, but this hotel is well situated - close to lots of shopping, restaurants, and about 5 minutes from the train station (the one you might arrive on / leave from to head to Cinque Terre). The room was smallish, but very clean and had everything we needed.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thank you very very much
It's so nice to know that you enjoyed your stay here
it made us feel very satisfied of our job!!
La Spezia is a nice area to explore, before going to explore cinque terre
we'd be happy to have you here again :)
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Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The hotel is located very close to la Spezia open air market,where we can buy very fresh and cheap fruits, veggi and seafood, and is only 5-10 min walk to the railway station for cinque terre visit.

The hotel is in a old building, it just changed management and was renewing/refreshing all rooms. The rooms are very simple but very clean (extremely important for me). The staff was very nice and helpful. There is a big variety of choices on breakfast with good coffee, most of the pastry are homemade and delicious.

2 negative point: noise isolation and tiny bathroom. But it is still a place i would recommend as it is a great value for money place in la Spezia.

Room Tip: Try to book a room on the court side but not the main street side if possible.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Google Translation
Merci,
c'était très jolie de vous avoir ici, vous avez été très sympa et si vous rétournez , on fera notre mieux pour rendre votre séjour parfait.
A bien tot :)
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La Spezia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The hotel provided us with a convenient stop before our trip to the Cinque Terre. The room was simple but modern and efficient. The receptionist was very friendly and helpful with any queries we had. The breakfast was varied and of good quality.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thank you!!!
Happy that you liked your stay here
and that you found practical to get around here
Wait for you here again =)
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Address: Via Dei Mille 11-13, 19121 La Spezia, Italy
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Location: Italy > Liguria > Province of La Spezia > La Spezia
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in La Spezia
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Birillo 2*
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