My daughter and I - plus another couple - were travelling with a group of friends touring Cinque Terre. The others who were more organized had booked a hotel in Monterroso al Mare, but there was no availability - and it was also very expensive. La Spezia didn't seem too desirable as a place to stay, so I found Lerici as an alternative. There is very little info on this town as far as Americans are concerned - and, through Tripadvisor, I feel I stumbled upon a gem - and the Hotel Florida merely enhanced our two day here. I wish we had had a day just to spend in Lerici! (I hope Rick Steves doesn't discover Lerici!)
Hotel Florida is beautifully situated on the beach, and our small, but clean room had a balcony overlooking the waterfront and castle - pretty spectacular! The free wi-fi was glitch-free and an added plus.
Unlike others, I felt the breakfast was great - the pastries were delicious, as was the cappucino.
Since we were meeting friends in Montoresso early, it was a 20+ euro ride to the train station in LaSpezia which added to our expenses. We had the hotel keep calling the same cab driver, who gave us a bit of a break.
I recommend the Hotel Florida, and I highly recommend allowing time to explore Lerici!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Castellanotti family welcomes you to the Hotel Florida in Lerici, a three star hotel equipped with all the necessary comforts to make your stay unforgettable in “Il Golfo dei Poeti”, the bay wher Byron, D. H. Lawrence, Shelley and Virginia Woolf were once inspired by the surrounding beauty.Each bedroom is well furnished and equipped with a balcony, air conditioning, tv and sky, a safe, a minibar, extra services and the possibility for internet connection. There is also a free internet point down in the reception area.Every morning in the breakfast room, complete with sea view there is a buffet, which offers a variety of both sweet and savoury delights to begin the day with.On the 5th floor one may sit back, relax and enjoy the view from the open roofed terrace, which gives onto the beautiful bay where Portovenere is visible and on an exceptionally clear day more distant islands appear on the horizon.For those who are particularly eager for exercise and enjoy sport there are four tennis courts, a golf course and two swimming pools close by the hotel.If you are travelling with a car, the hotel will provide a parking permit, which is necessary in order to park in the area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Florida Hotel Lerici