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La Riserva di Castel d'Appio

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Cervia Milano Marittima, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Is the first time for me and my husband to visit this hotel!! I had heard from friends that's a good one, but we were very disappointed! The only good thing was the view, but the rest was a disaster! Once upon a time maybe it was a good one, now is just a ghost of the good times! The... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

I used Ventimiglia as a base to explore Monaco which is just a 30 minute train ride away. The hotel is a little out the way, you need a car or a taxi to get to and from the train station. They do offer a shuttle on certain days. The rooms are very nice, comfortable and clean with a nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

We were a family of 5 that had a plesant stay at the hotel. The staff is very helpful and the hotel has a magnifisent view over the sea/border of France. The hotel has a superb swimmingpool and it is located close to the French border. We did have daytrips to Monaco, Nice, Cannes. You should use a navigation-computer to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

It's far above the town of Ventimiglia, but worth the hairpin drive. The views from the terrace and balconied rooms are fantastic. Restaurant serves great food, which is good because it's a long way back to town. Staff all pleasant. Rooms basic by modern standards, but typical of family style run hotels, and nothing was missing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Let me start from saying that the online pictures is what sold me on this property so congrats to the photographer for a great job done. In reality the hotel wasn't as impressive. Very basic room with pretty hard mattresses, thou I must admit the rooms were clean so no complains there. The property itself wasn't very manicured and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We have found this hotel by coincidence as we wanted to return to the area where my husband spent all his childhood holidays. Unfortunately as soon as we arrived we got bad news on his dad's health and have to go home next day. However owner has been very understanding and did not ask us to pay the other nights... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Although the staff, who seemed to be the family who owned the hotel, were friendly and hospitable, too many things went wrong, and ultimately too few were redressed. The trip from the coast road to the hotel is circuitous and testing but the hotel has such a spectacular position that it was worth the effort. We were given a splendid... More 

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lariserva, Direttore at La Riserva di Castel d'Appio, responded to this review

Dear Sir, we are very sorry that there have been problems with the hot water, the comfort of our guests comes first. we informed you that the problem was not of immediate resolution even though we tried to solve but needed a specialist, we have offered from the first minute an upgrade to a panoramic suite with two balconies and... More 

Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This was a unique find. We stayed in order to take the train into the Monaco Grand Prix. We could see Monaco from our balcony. But this peaceful hotel was an absolute gem amazing views. Outstanding service catering for my gluten free diet. The staff could not do enough for us. Yes the decor is a bit dated but that... More 

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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

The road up to the hotel is daunting but quite impressive when you get there. We got upgraded to a sea-fronting room when checking in and the view was breathtaking! Staff and waiters were also very friendly. However, that is where it stops. Outdated decor. Terrible food for dinner that was completely overpriced. The following morning's breakfast was almost as... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

As numerous TA-reviewers have pointed out: this is not for the faint-hearted. The road up to the hotel is a challenge for those (most of us) who are used to travel on ordinary roads. Don't be put off though - once you get up there you will find the effort worth while. Be sure to have a small car... Beautiful... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The antique building located on a peak about 300m above the sea and underneath the ruin of the "Castle d'Appio" is a 13th century garrison and enjoys a marvellous view of the Italian "Flower Riviera" and the French "Côte d'AzurUnder the old castle built by Roman Consul Appio Claudio in 185 B.C., in 1967 the hotel and restaurant "La Riserva di Castel d'Appio" was erected on the ruins of the old building which belonged to the same family who today is still the owner and manager of the hotel facility.A refined lounge for the winter restaurant, a flowered terrace along the swimming-pool for dinners in the candlelight, highly recommended is our fish specialities from the best traditional and international dishes. The Genoese, in the Xlll century, rediscovered the position of the castle, rising steeply 300m out of the sea, and almost totally rebuilt it. From the restaurant and the rooms you can enjoy the same magnificent view.The hotel is located between the "Riviera dei Fiori" and the "Côte d'Azur", 18 Km away from both Sanremo and Monte Carlo. To reach it you have to leave the A10 highway at Ventimiglia exit and run 1/2 mile toward the town. Then, after you cross a bridge on the Roya river, you have to turn right toward France. After 400 mt, at the traffic light, turn right and go on for 4 Km. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Riserva di Castel d'Appio

Address: Localita Peidaigo 71, 18039 Ventimiglia, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Ventimiglia
Price Range: $93 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Riserva di Castel d'Appio 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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