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“Good value for the money” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Cortese
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corso Garibaldi 20, 18038 Sanremo, Italy   |  
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Ranked #13 of 50 Hotels in Sanremo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Espoo, Finland
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good value for the money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

We stayed for a couple of days at Hotel Cortese in August 2010. All in all it was a pleasant stay. Staff was much friendlier than the average Italian and most of the staff spoke English quite well, except for one elderly person. The hotel was clean and we don't really have anything to complain about. Breakfast was great. The only negative thing was that there was something minor wrong the shower. But it was such a small thing we didn't even bother to complain about it. Overall I would recommend this hotel to everyone!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2007

Great location, very nice breakfast. If you are going in the summer make sure you get a room with A/C. We stayed there twice and the second time we didn't. The fan helped but it was warm. Overall very friendly people and a great location.

  • Liked — Location and breakfast
  • Disliked — One room did not have A/C
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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18 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2006

Hotel Cortese is ideally situated for those travelling by train into San Remo being only a 5 minutes walk away. The Hotel was also only 1 minute away from the bus station so was very good for getting around the Italian Riviera if you are using public transport.
The rooms are basic but nice and spacious and very clean. Very much a no frills hotel but the owners were very friendly and the hotel room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast is buffet style and is typically Italian - lots of sweet things but a reasonable variety and plenty available and consisted of croissants, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, cake, bread rolls, ham, and preservatives, fruit juice and any type of hot beverage you wanted.
The only negative point is that it could be noisy through the night (refuse collection etc) but the positives outweigh that.
All in all very good value, basic hotel.

  • Liked — Location and cleanliness
  • Disliked — Noise through the night
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2005

We stayed at this family run hotel 12th and 13th October and were very satisfied with our choice of hotel. It was close to the shops and restaurants and a short taxi ride from the station. Our double room was recently renovated, tastefully decorated and quiet. The bathroom was new and clean. For 75 euros a night, we thought that this was value for money!

The breakfast which was included was a simple buffet with mainly sweet stuff, but this is quite usual in Italy.

The owners and the night porter were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Teaneck,NJ
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103 reviews 103 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2004

A small, depressing place in the center of San Remo where staff is often rude, grossly inconsiderate of clients waking them up to needlessly rattle plates in the morning for breakfast at which no hot food is served, leaving their young children to cry in the afternoon in the company of a babysitter. Small, barely passable rooms with old furniture, renovated bathrooms.

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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2004

Central location, rooms clean & comfortable with excellent shower (always the 1st thing to check!), excellent breakfast, what's not to like? Owners & staff helpful and informative, they even make you coffee when you arrive back late at night after a night on the ice cream. Car parking across the busy little street, not a problem (though confusing finding out how to pay if you don't speak Italian). They were actually building a large new car park directly opposite when we were there but it was not intrusive (though it will be nicer when it's finished!), Noise in general was definitely not an issue here.

San Remo has fantastic shops, bars, restaurants. Much nicer than the places we passed on the French Riviera along the way. A perfect spot for a few days relaxation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2004

Hotel Cortese is a great little family owned hotel perfectly situated in the historic town of San Remo. The Ramos family is extremely helpful and pleasant, as is the rest of the staff. The rooms are small, but clean and nice. The bathrooms seemed like they were renovated recently (clean bathrooms are important!). A delicious, complete and filling breakfast was served every morning. We could not have asked for anything more.

  • Stayed August 2004
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Corso Garibaldi 20, 18038 Sanremo, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Sanremo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Sanremo
#4 Casino Hotel in Sanremo
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Sanremo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cortese 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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