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“Pretty good.”
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Hotel Brignole
Ranked #26 of 91 Hotels in Genoa
Groningen, The Netherlands
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85 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Pretty good.”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

This hotel is difficult to find, and when you're there changes are small that you can find a parking lot. But, just like all italians, park your care somewhere, anywhere as long as you don't block the street completely. Police is relatively politie.

Behind the front door climb to the first floor, to find a very gentle somewhat older man in a very small office. He spoke english very well, happily. I had room 5. Everything clean, a safe, cooler, tv and good bathroom.

Strange thing is, at first sight, that the hotel has no facilities whatsoever, except for a breakfastroom. No vending-machine, no bar, nothing. I was there with christmas, everything closed. On other days all sorts of shops, including bars, are abundant and around the corner.

Breakfast is good. Staff comes by and asks if you want espresso, latte or cappucino. There's a big can of americano as well, but if you care about your image, don't consume this.

When I left, early, the same man was concerned if I did have my breakfast. Nice guy.

You can park your car safely in the parking-garage of hotel Moderno-Verdi. Entrance to this garage is next to the Brignole-hotel. You have to leave your car-key at the Moderno, don't worry about this, they care. Price is only 15E per day. Great service.

Room Tip: Rooms on east side are probably a bit more quiet, however you miss a bit of the things that happen o...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2013

Rooms were clean, bathroom great, location excellent but no lift and being on the third floor was hard going..although hosts very happy to help but when arriving later in evening when tired it was 'the last straw'. Breakfast fine and air-conditioning good at this time of the year. WiFi VERY limited and NOT in rooms. TV screen was on an angle where you could not really see the image. Parking appalling. One of the keywords we put in was parking availability. It was poor, frustrating and a loose interpretation of the truth. The reality of the service should be stated in the hotel description, although driving around Europe does have its own set of difficulties with finding parking, as I have since learnt after this first experience, a better description would mean you are mentally forewarned which is a better mind set. Things like no lift, limited WiFi, what actual parking entails should be given so informed decisions can be made.

Room Tip: Ask for one on the first floor if you do not want to lug suitcases up three flights of stairs.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Kent
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76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2013

This hotel is ideally situated near to the centre of Genoa however it is in a undesirable looking area. The hotel itself however is clean and presentable with helpful desk staff.

The room was spacious with good air conditioning and a lovely bathroom with a top rate shower!

WiFi was only available in the communal breakfast room and not in the individual hotel rooms but each room did have a television.

We were able to park our motorbike in the shared car park for EUR9.00 which was average for most of the places we stayed. Some of the parking spaces you need to make sure you can get out of if someone else parks next to you!

Breakfast was limited and if you went at a later time you were met but uncleared tables and struggle to find somewhere to sit.

Overall the hotel for the price was surprisingly nice it was a shame that the breakfast let it down.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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berschweiler germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stopped here on our way from Pisa to Savona to catch a cruise. It is VERY close to the train station, but it took us from wandering to find it. Rooms were beautiful, breakfast was excellent. Only complaint...no elevator. Up up and up with luggage. But well worth it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Genova is a beautiful city so I highly recommend visiting. If you don't care about anything other than somewhere to stay, I think Hotel Brignole is fine. It's very close to the train station and you can walk to quite a bit.
The room itself was clean, but the walls are paper thin. This is coming from someone who is a heavy sleeper. I could hear my neighbors phone dinging for text notifications:/ Breakfast is not bad, and the lady who works in the mornings is very sweet and accommodating. Actually the staff overall was very nice.
I did have a problem with the advertised free wifi. It seemed to be in and out my whole four days, so I assumed the connection was weak. Then I received an email about my roaming bill. Apparently the Hotel Brignole wifi never even reached my room, so I was charged extra for the roaming while I was there. Unfortunately, when I mentioned this to the front desk at the end of my stay, the response was "Oh, I guess it just didn't reach all the way to your room". I'd like to think that this is just a laid back European response, but that alone made this review lower than I wanted to give.
If you do visit Genova, maybe try a place located off the Genova Central train stop, as there are many stops in the city.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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349 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2013

There was so much that disappointed with this hotel its difficult to know where to start. Above all it failed to get the basics right - and yet I paid more here than far better places to stay during a trip across Italy.
Comfort - poor. The Double bed consisted of two single mattresses with a subsequent lump. You could not regulate the air-conditioning yourself, so first I had to go to reception to get them to turn it on, then return to get it turned off when the room simulated an ice-box.
Facilities - poor. Some of the hardest towels I've known, and my room couldn't get Wi-Fi. Luckily I had my laptop so could use the alternative wired connection.
Breakfast - poor. Although it was included in the room rate, it was disappointing. The juice was disgusting, and you had to use a nasty plastic beaker to drink it from.
Location - poor. Although convenient for Brignole station, and well sign-posted if you had a rough idea where to go, it had an entrance on a side-street surrounded by shuttered properties. One of the hotel signs flashed on and off all night, visible from the room. See my photos that are attached.
I could continue with other disappointing things about this hotel - but as Genoa itself disappointed (unless you like vistas spoilt by elevated roads) I doubt I'll be visiting again.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms facing the front as the flashing hotel sign is a nuisance, and your view is awful.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Not the best choice if you travel by car and with a bulky luggage. No parking, no elevator. Very poor breakfast (bread and fruits).
On booking.com they say you don't need any reservation for a public parking, but when we arrived to the hotel late at night the only possibility to park was in 10min walking distance.
The walls of the rooms will transmit any sound from your neighbours and the corridor. It's really awful.
The only two good things are the location and room cleaning.
I really have no idea how this hotel could get a very good rating with booking.com - probably they flood internet with fake comments.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Brignole
Address: Vico del Corallo 13r, 16122, Genoa, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Genoa
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Ranked #26 of 91 Hotels in Genoa
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Brignole 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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