Do NOT avoid this hotel because of the construction works for a new marina which are taking place in front of it: the 'works' have almost ground to a halt - it seems that only four men are now employed on the site and they do little to disturb the general tranquility. It's true that the view from the hotel is diminished by the hoardings surrounding the site, but the hotel itself more than makes up for this deficiency.
The Sea Gull is a family-run establishment and it shows in their attention to the guests. A small example: the occupants of the room next door arrived with a dog which barked with joy as its owners took it for walkies at 07:00; it spent much of the day sitting on the terrace barking at the local cats; and it barked in the corridor as the owners returned after midnight. When we could stand it no longer, we complained to the manageress. Within hours the mutt reappeared - fully muzzled! All the staff, whether family or not, are very willing and helpful.
The rooms have been refurbished since our last stay. They are light and ample in size, the beds are comfortable, there is a massive amount of storage space, drawers and a more than adequate supply of hangers. The aircon works discretely and the rooms have balconies. The bathrooms are well lit and properly appointed. Everything is spotlessly clean. There is free WIFI throughout the hotel. Free open-air car parking is provided.
There is no restaurant, but a good (uncooked) breakfast, with lots of fresh fruit, is available until a very civilised 11:30.
The hotel is well located: just outside the bustle of the main town, but close to numerous restaurants, ten minute's walk from the colourful Friday market and about a twenty minute climb through wonderful alleys to the old town.
Go for a front room; avoid those which are close to the tunnel: Italians have a passion for noisy motor bikes and the tunnel amplifies their infuriating racket.
One suggestion if the owners read this: the hotel offers no laundry and does not provide ironing facilities. A laundry service would be much appreciated.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, extended it once (and would have done so again if a room had been available).
Pity about the lost view, but the friendliness and facilities more than compensate. We shall return. We hope the dog doesn't.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the typical Marina San Giuseppe quarter,in front of the Mediterranean sea in a sunny and quiet position,halfways between Sanremo and Montecarlo.Open all year round and managed by the Lorenzi family since more than 40 years. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Hotel Sea Gull reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.