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“Great hotel before Costa Cruise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel & Residence Coccodrillo

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Hotel & Residence Coccodrillo
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   16 Via Sardi, 17019 Varazze, Italy   |  
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Ranked #16 of 48 Hotels in Varazze
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“Great hotel before Costa Cruise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2005

We just returned from a Costa cruise which left from the port of Savona, Italy.

After reading previous reviews we decided to stay the night before the cruise at the Hotel Crocodillo in Varazze, which worked out very well. The hotel was reasonably priced, with a lovely buffet breakfast included. They also arranged for transportation from Genoa airport to the hotel for 40 euro; also a taxi the next morning to the port (20 euro). We liked this arrangement so much that we used the same company to pick us up after the cruise and take us to Genoa airport.

One thing to note: it was only possible to book with the hotel direct on their own website.

Thank you for the great reviews we read on TripAdvisor.

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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2005

The Hotel Coccodrillo is a great place to stay the night before your Costa cruise departs from Savona. The hotel set up a car and driver for us from the Genoa airport (40 euros) and from the hotel to Savona (20 euros). Upon arrival, we thought our room was too small, so we were upgraded to a large room with a terrace for a small supplement. The continental breakfast was good, and the staff was very gracious and offered good suggestions for dinner in town (maybe the best pizza we've ever had!). The hotel is one block from the Varazze train station if you prefer to travel by train and easy walking distance into the heart of town. Varazze is a very charming town -- we would definitely go back!

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2005

We stayed at the Hotel Coccodrillo (Crocodile) one night prior to our Costa Fortuna Cruise sailing out of the nearby Savona port. The hotel is quiet, very clean and has a complimentary internet computer for your use. They have a small lift to carry your luggage up to your room, which in our case was a wonderful room with a large stone balcony. As you enter the hotel there's a spacious in-ground swimming pool and flower-filled courtyard. There are steps leading up to the front door and a terrace patio with round tablecloth covered tables with live flower decorations. If you have mobility issues this wouldn't be the hotel to choose as the town is on a hill; to get anywhere steps would be involved to a degree. In the lobby there is a bar area where you can purchase water, and or drinks, with the choice of tables to sit or large inviting sofas and chairs. The owners and staff are extremely accomodating and a pleasure to know. They have a large Landseer dog on the property, Max, and he is a gentle giant. We noticed the town is very dog friendly which we liked.

The town is charming! and you can walk anywhere. We walked the narrow, alleyways filled with old-world intrique and beauty, purchasing just made pastries and still warm pizza for our breakfast; strolling on the beach with the sunrise. Our cruise was in February and the town this time of the year is mainly locals, yet we didn't feel out of place and were made welcome. You can tell this town is bursting at the seams during 'on' season.

We would stay at the Coccodrillo again without hesitation!

Jill Miller

  • Stayed February 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel & Residence Coccodrillo

Address: 16 Via Sardi, 17019 Varazze, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Varazze
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #16 of 48 Hotels in Varazze
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel & Residence Coccodrillo 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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