This is the second time I've stayed in this hotel after its renovation and it's been great both times. And I have to say the staff is very kind and welcoming.
Tthe room we had was spacious with lots of space to walk between our bed and our son's travelbed (provided by the hotel), there's a closet to put away your luggage, a small balcony with a view overlooking the port and the bay of Tigullio and in the evening you can sit and enjoy the sunset over Portofino! The bathroom was clean with a spacious shower and soft towels.
The breakfast was lovely with various types of "homemade" cakes, hot croissants, hams and cheese, toasts, yogurts, juices, cereals etc. The homemade cakes was the highlights though! We didn't have dinner here but if I can judge by the menu I'd be having dinner there the next time. They also provided a highchair for our son - which is not standard in any hotel or restaurant in the south of France or in Italy!
The staff is very friendly and we had the impression that all they wanted was to please their guests. We arrived very late for check-in and they offered us to park just outside the entrance of the hotel until morning. There was never a problem to heat up babyfood or bottles, they asked us if there was any particular newspaper we preferred and if they could get it for us and, we forgot a blanket in the room after checkout, and immediately had a phonecall where they offered to send it to our home address.
I can highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Lavagna, Chiavari or Sestri Levante which are the neighbouring villages. It's good value for money and public transport is just at the doorstep. If you have a car there are plenty of carparks around the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ancora Riviera Hotel is located in a truly splendid setting, in the magical Tigullio Gulf. Situated at the tourist port of Lavagna, it looks out onto the sea and is only a stone's throw from the long and expansive beaches of the Italian Riviera. The hotel has recently been renovated and offers a refined and welcoming environment, which is relaxing and informal. It is ideal for those who would like comfortable accommodation having docked at the well-equipped Lavagna's marina. To make guests' stay most pleasant, the hotel offers the famous American Bar, a Swimming Pool, a Solarium and the Technogym Fitness Club. Private car parking, around 50 metres from the hotel. Lavagna was recently awarded the 2014 Blue Flag, which is a prestigious label given out by the Foundation for Environmental Education to localities which are distinguished for the quality of their beaches and waters. The hotel is 30 km from Genoa, 50 km from the Cinque Terre and just 15 km from Portofino, one of the most famous and exclusive tourist spots in the world. Thanks to convenient rail and sea links, the hotel is in an ideal location for those who want to visit the beautiful sites of the Tigullio Gulf and the Cinque Terre, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ... more less
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