After visiting the charming town of Chiavari for the day, a year ago; my wife and I had always planned to return. We booked the Ferrari on the strength of the Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The hotel is easy to find but has no dedicated parking. The upside of this is, that after dropping off our luggage, I was directed to some free parking and free is always good in my book.
All the rooms seem to be located on the first floor and there is no elevator, so that’s something to be mindful of. Our room was very spacious and very well appointed for a 3* hotel. The décor, fixtures and fittings were very modern and stylish. The beds looked the part but in truth, were not the most comfortable I have ever slept on, being far too soft for my taste. There was a TV, (which we didn’t turn on), and there was free wi-fi. On our Italian Riviera trip last year, the hotel in Santa Margherita was asking €10…an hour!
We didn’t eat at the hotel, (we were always rushing out), so cannot comment on the quality.
The staff were wonderfully friendly and informative, so much so that I feel a pang of guilt pointing out the following. Whilst the hotel does everything in its power to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as it can, there is one thing it cannot do anything about, noise from its environs. The hotel is easy to find by nature of its location on one of Chiavari’s busier streets thus, quite a lot of traffic noise. If you are travelling to Chiavari by rail, the hotel is only a short walk from the rail station. By the same token, the railway line is also very close and the low rumble of the passing trains is only too evident. Please don’t get me wrong, you are never woken with a start or kept awake by the constant roar of traffic and trains but they are audible and I would be less than honest were I not to mention it. On the other hand its location, (close to the historic centre and seafront), plus all the shops and amenities within easy reach, allied to the natural easy-going charm and friendliness of the staff, makes this hotel one to recommend, if you're not too bothered by a bit of noise.
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