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Via San Michele di Pagana 160, 16035, Rapallo Italy
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Updated 05/16/20


#7 of 27 hotels in Rapallo
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L'Approdo is a three star Hotel in a unique position overlooking the splendid bay of S.Michael. Hotel recently renovated, modern neat and clean.
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Full view
Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Pardoe51 wrote a review Oct 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
This is the second time we've stayed at L'Approdo and both times we've been very happy, The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms clean and fresh and that view - fantastic, so make sure you get a sea view if you can. Nice breakfast and only a short walk to a secluded beach, a great beach bar and the restaurants and shops in Sant Margherita Ligure
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: Pick a sea view!
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Response from G_Bottinelli, Direttore at L'Approdo
Responded Oct 3, 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review !! We hope that you'll come again next summer Kindest regards
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Rupert C wrote a review Aug 2019
Cheltenham, United Kingdom12 contributions7 helpful votes
Our 5th visit to Santa Margherita - a lovely place which never fails to delight us. On this occasion we stayed in L’ Approdo - a lovely small hotel in St Michele - a short 15 min walk or 3 min bus ride ( bus stop at the end of the hotel drive )to the centre of this delightful fishing village. I couldn’t speak more highly about the hotel- perfect for a family - we had beautiful rooms with a terrace and sea view ( the real thing - not out of the corner of your eye). The staff were delightful and welcoming and could not have been more helpful to us - especially as I had made a small error with our booking which they were able to help with last minute! A really good breakfast ( buffet ) was included. Really good value , I really couldn’t recommend it more highly . Thank you for a lovely holiday . See you next year!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from G_Bottinelli, Direttore at L'Approdo
Responded Aug 29, 2019
Dear Guest, we are thankful for your lovely review and so pleased that you brought home a nice memory of our beautiful area and of our Hotel. It was a joy to have you and your beautiful family as Guests and we all hope to welcome you again next summer Kindest regards Hotel Manager
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Lolosj wrote a review Aug 2019
Paris, France82 contributions18 helpful votes
Second time there and it’s still great : The rooms are big, very clean, paint looks fresh : they are not « looking » chic or else but they are very confortable We noticed an effort in the amenities in the bathroom : much more things ! The balcony over the amazing view is definitely a ++++++ The staff is amazing thank you ladies for making us feeling so welcome ! Breakfast is nice, would miss green tea and fresh juices Maybe a better insonorisation when you have lousy neighbors with an alarm clock at 6 in the morning that they keep letting ring...! On top of that you have in front of the hotel a great little bay over rocks where you can lie (don’t expect to find many public sand beaches in Liguria) and enjoy the crystal clear water ! The best place to swim for us ! Would go there again definitely
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from G_Bottinelli, Direttore at L'Approdo
Responded Aug 24, 2019
Dear Guest, thank you so much for your nice review, we're super happy that you had a nice time and are looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Kindest regards The Hotel Manager
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vritchie wrote a review Aug 2019
Vienna58 contributions25 helpful votes
we stayed 2 nights to explore the Portofino area and can recommend the hotel. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms are very clean and well equipped. They also offer a good and rich breakfast. On site car parking is available for 15€/night (must be reserved). The hotel is well situated at the road from Rapallo to Santa Margeritha Ligure/Portofino with a bus stop right at the hotel, bus tickets are available at reception. We had a nice room with sea view but there was quite some noise from the busy street even during night. But with windows closed this was no problem. However it seems soundproofing between rooms is poor. A guest in the room next to ours had a long phone call at 3am in the morning and we could understand almost every word....
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Date of stay: May 2019
Response from G_Bottinelli, Direttore at L'Approdo
Responded Aug 9, 2019
Dear Guest, thank you for your review. We value your opinion and are grateful for every suggestion that shows us the direction to improve our service. Thank you for your time and we hope to welcome you again soon
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Andre M wrote a review Jul 2019
Sao Paulo, SP17 contributions1 helpful vote
Great place to stay in Rapallo/Liguria. The view is amazing, the rooms are very good and the breakfast is delicious. The location is also very convenient, close to public transportation and, if you prefer, walking distance from both Rapallo and Santa Marguerita Ligure.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from G_Bottinelli, Direttore at L'Approdo
Responded Jul 29, 2019
Dear Guest, thank you for your appreciation The Staff is grateful and pleased to hear that you spent a nice time with us. We hope that you'll come back to visit us soon Kindest regards Hotel Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about L'Approdo
Which popular attractions are close to L'Approdo?
Nearby attractions include San Michele di Pagana (0.2 miles), Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo (0.1 miles), and Bagni La Marina (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at L'Approdo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at L'Approdo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at L'Approdo?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to L'Approdo?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Darsena SML, La Cava al Mare, and Wine Art.
Is L'Approdo located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Rapallo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at L'Approdo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to L'Approdo?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montallegro (2.7 miles), Abbazia di San Fruttuoso (2.8 miles), and Porta delle Saline (0.8 miles).
Does L'Approdo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.