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Grand Hotel Villa Balbi

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LONDON
Reviewed October 27, 2016

We spent a week in Sestri Levante in this beautiful hotel facing the sea. The rooms were of a high standard, the facilities were very good. A large swimming pool inthe hotel grounds and a private beach. It is a large hotel catering for groups but the staff are excellent and the restaurant maintained a high standard of service even...

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melbourne
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We loved our stay. We got upgraded to an ocean view suite (because our room not made up when we arrived) and this room we got upgraded to was amazing . Lots of room, beautifully decorated with old world style and views of the ocean and main strip. The breakfast had lots of selection, great gardens and pool and welcoming...

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Redhill, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 29, 2016

What a lovely hotel, just like going back in time. The service was superb, staff always had friendly faces and nothing was too much trouble, especially the bar and restaurant staff. We had such a big room with a basement shower room. The shower itself was big enough for 4 people! I feel lot of hotel groups could learn a...

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Sheffield
Reviewed September 21, 2016

We stayed here as part of a group for a week. Very comfortable and clean room. Excellent very friendly staff and service. Food was very good. Loved the private beach and bar. Wonderfully located opposite the beach but also very close to the shopping and eating facilities in the town. The weather was perfect and it was great having all...

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cleveland
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Hotel villa balbi is in a perfect location with its own private beach just across the road and a secluded swimming pool in its lovely grounds,we ate breakfast in the garden every morning of our 11 day stay,breakfast was very good with an array of cereals,cheese,Italian meats,croissants,cake, Italian bread and juices,the tea and coffee was ordered and soon brought to...

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed September 16, 2016

Do NOT reserve rooms towards the street, you will not find sleep until early morning. Cars and motor cycles until 4, drunken walkers until 5. Bar quite good and not expensive. Have not tried the restaurant (noisy music, not interesting menu), better go to one of the local places.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous four day break in this lovely hotel. The hotel has a beautiful swimming pool and is set in beautiful grounds yet just across the road from the beach. All amenities just a short stroll away. We had booked a basic double room however the day before I contacted hotel to check if it...

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Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Grand Hotel Villa Balbi is lovely traditional styled hotel in a perfect location across from the private beach. Only a few minutes walk from the pier where you can take boat trips to the Cinque Terre towns or to Portofino - All well worth visiting. The area is so beautiful and breathtaking. The staff at the hotel are fantastic and...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Stayed here as 2 young adults for a couple of nights as part of our tour around Italy. The grounds and the hotel are absolutely beautiful and hold so much potential. The staff were polite and friendly. The rooms are far more spacious than the cities for the money and were pleasant and clean. We did have a small amount...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed August 11, 2016

We had a beautiful large family room, absolutely spotless. The hotel beach is just across the street. Great service, very friendly and helpful staff. Extensive breakfast buffet in the garden, large swimming pool. Child friendly. Location is great, Sestri is not too crowded. The main street just behind the hotel (walking area) has lots of nice places to eat.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Grand Hotel Villa Balbi is an old aristocratic XVII century villa; it stands on the seafront of Sestri Levante, a few yards only from the beautiful sea of the Gulf of Tigullio, between Portofino and Cinqueterre. Converted in 1947 into an elegant Hotel, Villa Balbi has elegante and rich interiors, made precious by rare and valuable antique furnishings, tapestries, pictures, precious marble, beautiful parquet and finely finished ceilings. The Balbi palace, once the mansion of noble, aristocratic families, site of historical events and abode of famous men and women, still keeps all its charm today. A quiet and very comfortable Hotel, with careful and professional service. With its own pool, private beach, restaurant and parking area is the ideal location to spend a relaxing holiday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Villa Balbi

Address: Viale Rimembranza 1, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Sestri Levante
Price Range: $187 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Villa Balbi 4*
Number of rooms: 105
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Balbi
Grand Hotel Sestri Levante
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Sestri Levante
#7 Luxury Hotel in Sestri Levante
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“Maybe a room to the rear at the height of the season.”
 of 5 bubbles 250DAVIDF, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“The street scene can be noisy at night so you need to decide whether the beach view is worth it. With the windows closed its quiet enough.”
 of 5 bubbles msjharald, Jul 27, 2016 | Read review
“Top Floor Quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Alfa10cent, Jul 19, 2016 | Read review
“Floor six sea view or in the old part of hotel”
 of 5 bubbles A6612WKvaleries, Jun 24, 2016 | Read review
“See if you can get a view overlooking the sea!”
 of 5 bubbles Bowlings, Jun 22, 2016 | Read review
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