When travelling, I have expectation. I dream. That is not the less important either a less pleasant part of my trip. The hotel could hardly meet a single dream or fulfill a part of my expectations excepting the valley view from the mountain of san-marino and welcoming staff.
You can drive directly to the entrance of the hotel (driving to the top is restricted).
Travelling with small kids, we needed a little more attention and we received that, thank you!
The view from the top of the hill (750 m high, 20 min walk from hotel) was absolutely brilliant.
Old, noisy, uncomfortable, bad breakfast.
Parking is terrible and costs 16 euro/day. Garage appears to be a small underground area with only 4 slots for higher cars. No wonder they were occupied. The rest 10 places are the lift parking for smaller cars only.
You drive in, they lift you up ;) we were concerned if they will check if we fitted there.. the garage is dirty and full of garbadge. We drove out back to the street.
Wouldn't call it a nice place or sufficient garage for the whole group of the hotels.
You can park outside in the street behind the hotel if you are lucky to find a place. Contact the reception to get a 4Euro-full day card to be displayed in the car.
The room is not very large or small, our superior double accommodated 1 queen bed + 1 baby cot (be careful, what they offer is not very safe for kids, ours has injured a finger as the bed was probably broken!)+1 table&chair. Everything is old, that's true. To get a stable wifi connection dance step after step around your room.
we stayed one hot night. Unfortunately. The A/C did not work properly. On check-in, we turned it on and that resulted in very loud noise. Reported. On arrival we found that part of system was removed so we could not manage the air blowing direction anymore..we were also advised not to put the fan on it's highest speed. Whatever we did has not helped to cool down the room. Thank God it started to rain late night and that brought us some relief.
Do not expect a positive experience during your breakfast. Cereals, one sort of cheese&Ham each, bread and water/sugar drink they will call juice. Cold boiled eggs.
Crowds of people walking along the main street will not let you feel lonely. The hotel sits on this main street. If you were lucky to get a scenic view room, you will be facing this main street. That means, whether you want it or not, you'll be listening to the city noise all the night. Cars drive just next to you, drive very loud. The bar is just down there next to you. There was a lady singing all night long...not really singing...whatever. we disliked it. So if you want a balcony with view, you'll be on a loud side. And if you open your windows as your A/C does not cool you..
Not worth it. We should have choosen a top hill hotel and not to be afraid of walking a little from parking if we could find any..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Hotel San Marino enjoys a central position in the centre of San Marino, with a wellness centre, a restaurant where the hotel can also organize banquets and receptions, an American cocktail bar, panoramic terrace with Jacuzzi and sun-beds, a conference centre with 3 meeting rooms and a private parking area. A few steps from the historic centre, the Grand Hotel San Marino is not only a place where to spend an enjoyable holiday, but also the ideal place for business meetings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel San Marino City Of San Marino