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“Good location to city centre, OK staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Crismar Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Vicolo Dello Stagno 7, 19100 La Spezia, Italy   |  
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“Good location to city centre, OK staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Excellent location in heart of La Spezia but 15min walk over cobblestones to main train station and located down a side alley, so get a landmark in the main street to identify the laneway otherwise it's easily missed.
Staff are adequate.
Booked with a group but stayed in separate apartment from main building due to too many guests.
I can't comment on main building rooms.
2night stay.
Breakfast is basic but not really adequate. Some nice sweet biscuits not common to other hotels' breakfasts.
Comfortable, clean.
If you want to walk from train station, you may get somewhere closer, but would probably recommend Crismar.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Four of us stayed in the Crismar Hotel from 24th April - 1st May 2012. We were impressed by the very central location - 10 minutes walk from the station at the end of a small alleyway (off a pedestrian shopping street) that opened out to a small square. The hotel looks charming from the outside and there was a warm welcome when we booked in. Our rooms were fine - clean and with an en suite bathroom. There was aircon and satellite TV. The addition of a small chest of drawers would have been useful. Breakfast was fairly basic, but there was coffee and juice, cereal and fresh milk and various pastries (including croissants with jam)..........we didn't set off for our visits to the Cinque Terre feeling hungry! All in all, a good place to stay - very well-situated for the town of La Spezia - a proper Italian town with a number of attractive features - a good market, a promenade where ferry boats depart, a castle and several museums as well as a range of restaurants and lots of shops. We would recommend it.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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HotelCrismar, Proprietario at Crismar Hotel, responded to this review, May 11, 2012
Good morning,
it's always a pleasure to read a nice review from our guests, we are very happy that you enjoyed the holidays in La Spezia and Cinque Terre. We hope to see you again in the future and suggest you other nice places to visit around us.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Don´t bank on your GPS to take you to the door as the hotel is tucked away down a little side street off a main pedestrian shopping area so you will need to park on the road behind (Via Roma, I think) if you can find space. It´s blue zone parking so need to pay if parking before 8pm or after 8am. The young lady who welcomed us made us feel like friends, rather than paying guests and couldn´t have made us feel more welcome. She pre-warned us of a group who were staying who had been quite noisy the previous night and told us to let us know if we were bothered by them but we heard no noise at all and had a perfect night´s sleep.

The hotel is very small, only 9 rooms, and all the rooms are named after local villages around the Cinque Terre area. The room was quite small and basic, but extremely comfortable, clean and very quiet as there is no traffic outside of the hotel. The hotel looks like a recently renovated old property and has been tastefully decorated inside in a modern way, but showing lots of the old, original stone walls and with the original wooden floorboards.

Breakfast is in a cosy room at the back of the hotel and is a small but sufficient buffet (fresh fruit, yoghurts, bread, cakes, juice, tea/coffee etc). There is plenty of local information in the reception to help you plan your visit if you need it and free WiFi connection which worked perfectly.

There are loads of places to eat off the main pedestrian road and you should´t have to use your car to get around the town which is quite small.

I would definitely stay again if returning to La Spezia or recommnend it to friends and family.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

This place was one of the worst we stay in 2 months biking around Europe. The husband(I presume its a husband and wife) was a jerk. Unhelpful, rude and clearly hates his job. Breakfast is nothing - poor quality, poor variety. Went downstairs at 7.30am to get some help to log on to the internet - no one there (sign says Reception open at 7am). When he arrived at 7.50am he pointed to the breakfast sign that said 8am and snarled at me. I ponted to the Reception open at 7am and smiled back. Just find somewhere else.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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HotelCrismar, Proprietario at Crismar Hotel, responded to this review, January 12, 2012
Dear guest,
we are really sorry about your experience in our hotel.
We changed the management since 1st January 2012 so we hope to see you soon in our structure and try our new staff.

Isabella Giorgi
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Address: Vicolo Dello Stagno 7, 19100 La Spezia, Italy
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Location: Italy > Liguria > Province of La Spezia > La Spezia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 22 hotels in La Spezia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Crismar Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
his new facility is located in the silent pedestrian area of La Spezia, in the city centre, just in front of the Lia Museum and a 5 minutes walk from the railway station and the ferry boats to Cinque Terre, Portovenere and Lerici. The hotel has nine ensuite rooms, featuring a modern furniture, a fridge, air conditioning, LCD TV and WIFI connection. Nearby free and pay parking areas. Free bicycles available for customers. The hotel staff will be pleased to inform you about events and itineraries and to offer you advice on how to best enjoy your stay. ... more   less 
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