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“Good enough” 4 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza IV Novembre 3, 16035, Rapallo, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Rapallo
Certificate of Excellence
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Good enough”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We went for a 3 day break here on the Italian Riviera. We flew into Genoa and caught the train down the coast. Brilliant place for a break. I'll talk about the hotel in a while but also the place in general. I'm not sure how this got to be the number 1 hotel in Rapallo though. I'll come back to that. First if you are flying in to Genoa. Catch the train from the 'Sestri' Train station. Get a shuttle bus or a taxi though as it's too far to walk realistically. The train will go all the way to Rapallo.

The hotel is about a 5 minute walk from the station. Less than 500 yards. If you take a taxi he will charge you about 15 Euros!! which is ridiculous. Highway robbery.

There are a great selection of bars and restaurants in the town. Loads of places to eat and drink and the shopping isn't bad either. The Hotel has no bar to speak of. Just a couple of stools at a bench. There is also no restaurant.

We booked a superior room with a Balcony. It was very nice, a good size but no drawers in the room to put anything in. Just a wardrobe. The Bathroom was fine but the bath very small and the hot water was a bit intermittent. The usual stuff in a hotel bathroom was available. There was also a Bidet.

The Hotel is conveniently located on the waterfront at one end of the shopping and bars district of the town. The town is only very small so it's in a good position. We ate at the Hostaria Vecchia which is just around the corner and excellent value and quality. We also at at the Sole Bar at the far end of the town beyond the Fort which we felt offered very poor value for what we had.

A great day trip from here is Portofino. There is a bus from near the station to the next town along the coast called Santa Margherita Ligure. You change here for the Portofino Beach bus. However you might like to walk one or both ways if you are reasonably fit. The Walk from Rapallo to Portofino is about 10km's of stunning coastline. We caught the bus and walked back to Rapallo from Santa Margherita Ligure which was brilliant. We had lunch at Ristorante Darsena which was fantastic

So in summary. The Hotel is fine. I'm not sure it warrants number one spot in Rapallo but you'll most likely be happy enough with it.

Room Tip: Get a superior room with a balcony
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotel_TigullioRoyal, Direttore at BEST WESTERN Tigullio Royal, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear Guest ,
we are delighted to read your comments about your stay at Best Western Tigullio Royal .
We are pleased that you ejoyed your holidays appreciating the property with its position and view . Your so detailed description of Rapallo and surrondings will be really useful for any Guest
visiting our area .
Looking forward to welcoming you again soon , our best regards.

The Management
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Zurich, Switzerland
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The location of this hotel is awesome, close to main train station and coastal ferries to Portofino. We stayed in a room with a sea view. The room was large and comfortable. Breakfast was good. Especially the staff at the breakfast were very friendly.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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139 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We stayed here for one night and would return again! Elisabeth at the front desk was absolutely amazing. This was a really nice hotel with absolutely excellent service! The hotel is right on the beach and there were some really nice restaurants that Elisabeth recommended to us. The Ligurian coast was simply amazing!

Room Tip: You can ask to see the rooms and they are more than accomodating. Very nice, big rooms!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel_TigullioRoyal, Direttore at BEST WESTERN Tigullio Royal, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear Guest ,
we have really appreciated your beautiful words written about our house .
We are so happy that you could enjoy your stay in our hotel and in our beautiful land .
A special thank from Elisabeth and greetings from all the staff .

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Canberra, Australia
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

The hotel is easy to find and virtually on the waterfront with great views from many rooms. Parking is above ground in a public carpark across the road.
Service, room and breakfast were all very good and we were given good advice about where to dine.
Make sure you use the coastal ferries, eg to visit Portofino. Tickets are available from the hotel.

Room Tip: Try for a room with harbour views.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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133 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We stayed at this hotel and used Rapallo as a base to visit Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure and surroundings.
It was walkable, dragging trolley cases, from the train station, but we were pleasantly surprised by the seafront (across the road) location! We could have had a sea view room but had already booked a cheaper room, unfortunately, right beside the lift. You do hear this at night.
Reception is very upmarket with professional staff and lovely decor.
We had a large room and good sized bathroom with 2-person shower & bidet. Great range of toiletries. An interesting view over old buildings from the 7th floor.
We chose not to eat at the hotel but to wander along the waterfront and breakfast al fresco. There are plenty of eateries surrounding this hotel and we really enjoyed walks along the wide seafront pathway each evening and watching the boats at the marina up the road.
There is great history here to learn about, walk to the old castle only 10 mins from hotel.

Room Tip: Upgrade from the cheapest room, which is beside the lift.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Seattle
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79 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Many have already mentioned the fact that this hotel in in an excellent location and has nice views from the front rooms, but I did not see anyone point out how charming Rapallo is and the nearness to the nightly Italian custom of the passeggiata. It actually is directly behind this well managed property. The rooms are large and the staff is quite helpful. We stayed in Santa Margherita Ligure the last time we were in this area and were quite disappointed with the inferior hotels there. The Tigullio is a pleasant surprise. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel_TigullioRoyal, Direttore at BEST WESTERN Tigullio Royal, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Dear Guest ,
we read with great attention to your comments and we are so happy that you has fully enjoyed your stay in our hotel and discover the charm of our beautiful town. Thank you for choosing our hotel and recommended it , especially considering your so large experience of traveler. Thanks for your time . Best regards.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 5 days in November. We chose to stay in the seaview room. We were plesantly suprised when we arrived. The photos on the website do not do the hotel justice. It is clean, fairly spacious and in an exellent location with magnificent views. The staff were very helpfull and friendly and the included buffet breakfast was very good. This hotel is exellent value!!

Room Tip: The seaview rooms are worth it!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel_TigullioRoyal, Direttore at BEST WESTERN Tigullio Royal, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Dear Shelly, thank you so much for the great review . Often photos cannot show the details, the atmosphere, the real space that then the customer finds in the hotel . Just in this last period we are working to improve the images to be presented on the various sites , in order to permit our guests to realize better the quality of our accomodations and services .
Looking forward to to welcome you soon again , please accept our best regards.

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Address: Piazza IV Novembre 3, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
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Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Rapallo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Rapallo
#1 Spa Hotel in Rapallo
#1 Luxury Hotel in Rapallo
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rapallo
#1 Family Hotel in Rapallo
#3 Business Hotel in Rapallo
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Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Tigullio Royal 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rapallo is rightly considered the pearl of the Gulf of Tigullio, the Best Western Hotel Tigullio Royal is its shining star in the hotel sector.A refined and elegant 4-star hotel, it stands on Rapallo's seafront, at the heart of the magnificent Italian Riviera. Santa Margherita, Portofino, Camogli and Sestri Levante can easily be reached by train or boat. The Tigullio Royal Hotel stands in Piazza IV Novembre, in the centre of Rapallo, very close to places of historic and cultural interest in the city. For business guests there is a Conventioned Meeting Centre, up to 50, next to Best Western Hotel Tigullio Royal; Coffee Break and Lunch services available on reques ... more   less 
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