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Vis a Vis Hotel

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Via della Chiusa 28, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic hotel. Great position, good food and wonderful pool and rooftop bar/ seating area. Restaurant manager a lovely, helpful man. All staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. Room was a little on the small size but perfectly ok for 5 days. But air conditioning not up to task! Check it out before you commit to room. Some rooms better than... More 

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1 Thank Martin P
hotelvisavis, Responsabile reception at Vis a Vis Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Martin, thank you from all our staff for appreciating their work and professionalism! The work of our human resources is a matter of irreplaceable importance for our company. About air conditioning we are progressively proceeding to the review of the motor of each room (the entire system has been completely changed in the past year) .. we regret... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some different views on this hotel - the good things first… The Hotel is beautifully located, the swimming pool area is excellent and it’s a very short and easy walk with a backdoor elevator directly into downtown. And the sunset from the terrace is amazing. I can see why many couples choose this location for a wedding (we saw two... More 

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nicolo_mori, Owner at Vis a Vis Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Hoffmann, It is not with surprise that we read your comment. We’ve had to deal with a large variety of clients all through these past 50 years. You are one of a kind! Congratulations! Your generous freedom of speech, and your complimentary bad manners, describe the person you are: sad and unhappy. That I also certified by most... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 3 days here. Not worth the price. Balcony door would not look. Shower door broken, water flooded the entire bathroom floor. Told the front desk and nothing was done. The hotel is elevated. There is an elevator from the street level. On the weekends we were there, there were two parties on the fifth floor. The wait to get... More 

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hotelvisavis, Responsabile reception at Vis a Vis Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Luigi, We want first and foremost to inform the readers of Tripadvisor that : 1) the opinions expressed are entirely subjective (unfortunately sometimes defamatory for free ) 2) that anyone, even if it not using the services of a hotel/restaurant can make a review.As the matter of fact, who writes a review is under no obligation to prove... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic location build in to the hillside with a spectacular view over the city and the bay. Nice rooms, but the bathroom was small. Really nice meal in the outside restaurant at the too if the hotel. The hotell is close to the pedestrian zone and the two beaches of Sestri Levante

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hotelvisavis, Responsabile reception at Vis a Vis Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your kind review and for having enjoyed our location and the quality of our restaurant! The size of some rooms are smaller and the bathrooms, although all renovated, can not be increased in volume because this would remove some of the rooms and our hotel has already a fairly small number of rooms. It is... More 

New York
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73 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely love Vis a Vis and Sestri Levante. The hotel is in a perfect location close to all of the restaurants and shops but because it's high up it's peaceful and secluded too. The rooms are on the smaller side but well appointed with a great balcony and views of both bays. The sunsets from our balcony were incredible.... More 

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hotelvisavis, Responsabile reception at Vis a Vis Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review on the occasion of your stay with us. We are delighted to hear that you fully enjoyed the experience of being our guest and that you have appreciated all our services, the food at our Olimpo Restaurant , the time spent at our Bar Terrace Zeus, the accurate service you received from our receptionists... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this hotel. Charming, private, and chill. Close to Cinque Terre without the hustle and bustle. Staff are welcoming and courteous. Rooms are well cared for and nicely appointed. Breakfast is great and dinners at both of their restaurants (the one in the hotel as well as "Portobello" on Bay of Silence) were excellent. Looking forward to returning!

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hotelvisavis, Responsabile reception at Vis a Vis Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thanks for your great review on the occasion of your recent stay at the Vis à Vis ! We are delighted to hear that you really appreciated our property above all the views, our Staff and the service. We are also very pleased to know that you really liked our two Restaurants, the Hotel restaurant Olimpo and our... More 

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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our base for a week on the Italian Rivera, and our tour operator couldn't have made a better choice. Waking up to the views from this hotel get every day off to a good start. The rooms are very nice and the staff is great. We took all of our breakfasts and most of our dinners, here, and... More 

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hotelvisavis, Responsabile reception at Vis a Vis Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Steven, We thank you for sharing your review written on the occasion of your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear that you really appreciated the Hotel and its great views in addition to the breakfast overlooking the sea and dinner at our panoramic Restaurant Olimpo! We hope we’ll have the pleasure of welcoming you back in... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Sestri Levante is a beautiful place, and there is no better place to see it from than the fifth floor bar at Vis-a-vis Hotel. The view is truly amazing, and enjoying the sun setting behind Portofino with a glass og prosecco is a must. The breakfast is in the floor below and has an equally nice view -and the food... More 

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hotelvisavis, Responsabile reception at Vis a Vis Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback and for sharing with the readers of tripadvisor the unique experience of a drink on our terrace in the company of the sunset on the promontory of Portofino . Thank you also and foryour kind words that make us proud to satisfy our guests . We hope to see you... More 

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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We stayed at Vis a Vis for 4 nights in early June. The hotel is beautiful and has been built to resemble a cruise ship. The view is outstanding. If money is no problem, stay in the ocean view suite. If you are on a budget, stay in the least expensive room - you will probably only sleep there. The... More 

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hotelvisavis, Responsabile reception at Vis a Vis Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy that you all had a pleasant holiday at the Vis à Vis ! Your review reflects perfectly the atmosphere of our hotel .Thank you for your kindness and sympathy, Hope to see you soon! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We were on a tour that was based here for 7 nights. View was gorgeous, and hotel accommodated everyone with the tunnel/lift access. Rooms were a nice size for a European hotel and the bathrooms were nicely updated. All rooms had outside individual patios. Dining, roof top bar and pool areas had incredible views. Add to that breakfasts with cappucino... More 

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hotelvisavis, Responsabile reception at Vis a Vis Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Mary Ann, Thank you for commenting your experience at the Vis a Vis with so beautiful words that make us feel so gratified of our work! The property that manages our hotel from 3 generations, is attentive to every nuance that can offer the best comfort and the best quality of service. We're really excited that you have... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoying a stunning, panoramic view and located between Cinque Terre and Portofino, the Vis à Vis is one of the most extraordinary hotels in Liguria , managed from three generations by the family De Nicolai. Built on the top of a hill , in the city centre, to which it's connected through an elevator carved in the rock, the hotel dominates the vista of the Tigullio's Gulf from Portofino to the peninsula of Sestri Levante. It's 45 minutes off Genoa Airport and 1h.15 from Pisa Airport. Completely renovated, the Hotel offers 46 rooms all with private balcony or little garden. Some of them have wonderful sea-view. A private parking, swimming pool, wi-fi throughout the hotel and a steam bath are available free of charge. The heated swimming-pool, is situated among the olive trees in full sunshine and sorrounded by the greenery. The panoramic Restaurant Olimpo offers gastronomic delights from the best italian and regional cuisine. At the Sky Bar Zeus people can enjoy excellents drinks enjoining stunning views over two beautiful bays of Sestri Levante. A steam bath with the well-equipped wellness area Giunone is also available to relax and enjoy pleasant regenerating moments. The Hotel Vis à Vis is at walking distance from the train station and boat terminal for well organized excursions to Portofino and Cinque Terre/Portovenere. A nice co-operating beach (with free shuttle service) is available from May to September. The Vis à Vis is the ideal getaway for those who seek comfort, excellent service, informal elegance and style. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vis a Vis Hotel

Address: Via della Chiusa 28, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Sestri Levante
Price Range: $193 - $445 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vis a Vis Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 46
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Sestri Levante
#7 Romantic Hotel in Sestri Levante
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