We spent two nights at the Doria Park Hotel early in June. Do not be put off by the rather uninspired exterior, once you get to your room and its balcony you will be transported. Amazing view of the Gulf of Poets over the rooftops of Lerici. Our room was modest in size but very clean with a large and well appointed bathroom. Booking a room with a view and balcony is a must. Ask for a higher floor. And, then there was the staff - very friendly and service oriented. They offered great advice on restaurants. If you want a beach day - book a spot at the nearby Eco Del Mar beach (the hotel can help you). Unlike the crowded European beach scene, it is set in a private gorgeous cove, with a serene almost spa like feel. Fun swimming, gorgeous setting and amazing lunch. Would stay at the Doria Park again and recommend.