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BEST WESTERN Hotel Nazionale
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corso Giacomo Matteotti, 3, 18038 Sanremo, Italy   |  
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Great Hotel...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

Booked one of the Royal Suites for a celebratory break. Made the booking through Booking.com via Tripadvisor, of course. Think it would be fair to say the room was quite expensive but then, once in SanRemo, it appears *everything* is expensive!

Had some great help and communication with Romana who made sure we had a great room with a great view. And it was great. The 'balcony' was little more than a Juliette style balcony, you can stand on it but that's about it, but still it was great. From the balcony you can see the sea although obscured by the building opposite but still... you can see it :)

From the bedroom window were views of the SanRemo casino and again the sea and the main thoroughfare. The room was really lovely. Twin double beds, lots of wardrobe space. Excellent shower/jacuzzi bath room separate from the toilet, bidet, basins room. The living room has a separate tv and a sofa that makes up into a bed. There is a minibar and safe and tea making facilities.

The staff are great at the hotel. All of them smile and say hello and it always strikes me this is a sign of a great hotel. If the staff are happy, the guests are generally happy as well.

Breakfast on the seventh floor is sensational. Loads of choice and the option of sitting inside or outside (except of course the outside is a smoking zone...). Be advised, whilst breakfast goes on until 11am you would be advised to get there no later than 10am if you want a reasonable choice of all the options. One small nagging issuette, not to keen on seeing staff taking a 'fag break' *in* the kitchen... oh well... it is Italy!

The terrace areas are lovely on the seventh floor. There are a pair of gazebos in which to hide from the sun although you might have to share or wait your turn. There are plenty of sunbeds including on the upper seventh floor and an outdoor shower under which you can cool down and some fans to try to keep you cool as well.

There is a small jacuzzi also on the seventh floor although something we did not try.

It struck me the one thing that was missing from the seventh floor was a bar. I am sure, in the evening especially, it would make a fortune. And if not a bar then an easy way of ordering drinks from the ground floor bar would be excellent.

The restaurant and bar on the ground floor are separate and both excellent. We did note, with amusement, that the menu for the bar contains possibly the worst menu photographs you have ever seen, but don't let this put you off the offerings. We tried several things. The ice creams are great... as are the cocktails. The staff are also wonderful and very helpful.

The restaurant as well was great. The meals we had there were excellent and I recommend the restaurant even if you are not staying at the hotel.

Both the bar and restaurant have outside seating where you can enjoy watching the rich and famous promenading up the main street... the only downside is the smoking. Smoking is permitted, and greatly enjoyed, in open spaces in Italy and if you sit outside for a meal or a drink, somebody *will* light up at the next table. Live with it, or sit inside!

Think the only minor complaint I would have is that one of the sockets by the bedside was poorly fitted and fell out several times. The aircon seems a little ineffective but think there might have been some general problems whilst we were there. The windows open and you get a great sea breeze although the downside is it can be a little noisy until the early hours, not that it stopped me sleeping. Apart from that I think the room, the hotel, the staff, the facilities were all great!

Seems to be a mecca for Russians as well. That seems to be a positive thing. The nouveau riche of the Russian Federation have a new found desire for all things good and for good quality... so it is almost certainly a good sign to find yourself surrounded by them :)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelnazionale, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at BEST WESTERN Hotel Nazionale, responded to this review, August 17, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the time you spent completing this magnific survey about your recent stay at our property.

Your feedback is very much appreciated and we can assure you that we will use all the information you pointed out to do our best.
Thanks once again,

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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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English first
Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

the hotel was well located across the street from the sea next door to the Casino. all of the staff from the general manager Cristian to the front desk staff were genuinely interested in our comfort and pleasure. the on site restaurant, operated by Marcello and staff was fantastic, the food was so tasty and nicely presented, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. the rooms were comfortable, clean and nicely appointed. the roof top terrace where breakfast was served and later used as a lounge had a magnifiscent view of the sea and the surrouinding coast line/town. the only negative comments would be to say that the property lacks sufficient parking arrangements and a pool, but then again who needs a pool when you have the sea at your door step. next time i won't drive, i'll take a shuttle!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelnazionale, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at BEST WESTERN Hotel Nazionale, responded to this review, July 13, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your stay at our Hotel.

We are very glad to know that everything was well with you!
Your feedback is very much appreciated and our staff can use this information to do our best.
We hope to see you again sooon.

Again, thanks for taking the time!

Best Regards.
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Trondheim, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

We had a lovley stay in San Remo, everything was perfect , but not the weather.
As soon as we walked in the door to Hotel Nazionale we was greated by very friendly staff, who cared to our every need the whole stay.
beautiful roof terrace and breakfast room.
We stayed in a family room,as we travelled with 2 children, and it was a really big room with lots of space for the whole family. Nice thick towels in the bathroom.
The beds was made up twice a day, and also change of towels.
We stayed for Easter, and on Easter sunday the staff brought easter bunny chocolates for our children, a very nice and unexpected gesture.
The Hotel manager checked up on us everyday that we had everything we needed.
A very nice restaurant was adjoing the hotel, very convenient as our children had easy access to our room, when the dinner felt too ong for them .-)
All in all, a very nice stay!! We would recommend this hotel to friends.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelnazionale, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at BEST WESTERN Hotel Nazionale, responded to this review, June 10, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for completing the Tripadvisor Survey regarding your stay at our property.

We are very glad to know that everything was well with you!
Your feedback is very much appreciated and our staff can use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests.
We hope to see you again.

Again, thanks for taking the time!

Best Regards.
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tondheim
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

We liked this hotel as soon as we walked though the doors.The managment greated us at the door and was very friendly and helpful.
Excellent location,right in the town centre and short walking distance to the beach,,
Large family room. (we travelled with 2 children)
Roof Terrace was fantastic,
The rooms was made up twice a day, and had lots of thick nice towels .
On Easter Sunday the children all got chocolate gifts fom the staff.
A very nice restaurant adjoining the hotel. Excellent Italian food.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelnazionale, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at BEST WESTERN Hotel Nazionale, responded to this review, May 10, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for completing this survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

We are very glad to read you enjoyed your stay, furthermore, your feedback is very much appreciated and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again.

Again, thanks for taking the time and have a great day!

Best Regards.
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Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

We got at the hotel at 11.40 and they changed our room so we could check in straight away which was good.

We checked in and were taken to our room which was nice little touch.

The room was very clean and nice. Plenty of information and info about the hotel in our room.

All the staff were great, willing to help us all the time.

Breakfast was great plenty of choice.

There is a turn down service which we didnt expect and was a nice little touch, the towels were changed, toilet roll replaced and the bed sheets pulled back.

The restaurant was amazing, great food and staff. Hotel guests get 10% discount.

We will be returning to this hotel hopefully.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelnazionale, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at BEST WESTERN Hotel Nazionale, responded to this review, April 26, 2011
Dear Guest,

We want to start by thanking you for completing this survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your feedback is very much appreciated and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again.

Again, thanks for taking the time and have a great day!

Sincerely.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2010

Friendly staff, nice rooms wtih mini bar. Free wifi in room.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hotelnazionale, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at BEST WESTERN Hotel Nazionale, responded to this review, March 23, 2011
Dear Guest:

Let me start by thanking you for completing the Tripadvisor Survey regarding your stay at our property.

Your feedback is very much appreciated and our staff can use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests.
We hope to see you again.

Again, thanks for taking the time!

Best Regards.
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

I stayed in San Remo to experience the cycling trail that has been built so I was looking forward to my time here.

Upon arriving at the Hotel, I was greeted by a surly reception desk staff member who made zero effort to extend any welcome. I felt more like a person who was not in line with his expectations of the hotel clientèle.

The rooms themselves were fine, no quibbles at all, and the location too is not an issue.

On check out, I again had to deal with another surly staff member who really made no effort to be in any way polite and carried on from where I had left on check in.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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hotelnazionale, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at BEST WESTERN Hotel Nazionale, responded to this review, March 23, 2011
Dear Guest:

Thank you for completing the Tripadvisor Survey regarding your stay at our Hotel.
Your feedback is very much appreciated and our Staff can use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again.

Best Regards.
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Address: Corso Giacomo Matteotti, 3, 18038 Sanremo, Italy
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Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Sanremo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Sanremo
#4 Family Hotel in Sanremo
#4 Luxury Hotel in Sanremo
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sanremo
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Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Hotel Nazionale 4*
Number of rooms: 84
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