This was our last stop during the trip to French and Italian riviera. 2 night's stay in superior rooms with balcony facing the marina. There's nothing we can criticize about the hotel, room or services. Perfect, or near that. We were welcomed by smiling faces, quickly checked in, though we arrived quite late. The room was spacious, spotless clean, everything new, with a glorious view of the marina. We were there for Fri&Sat, so we could witness two parties of high society of Genova for free. In fact, the one on friday belonged to the "Lady of Italy". They made some noise, but it was amusing, and it lasted only till 01:00 am or so. We watched them from our balcony for at least 2 hours while having our drinks and snacks as uninvited guests of the party. Check-out was as seamless, too. The hotel is right beside the airport, maybe less than a 100m, but there's no access path. You can watch the planes in and out from the hotel's terrace, but you have to take a ride of about 1.5km to reach the airport. If you have a rental car, it is baby ride. If not, take a taxi, or just wait for the bus I24 (or SI24) at the stop 100m away, that will take you to the departure level in 2min, but its not very frequent though, so check the timetables. Well, Genova itself was not that charming, I must admit. 3 levels of roads, one above, one below, and one at ground level along the coast, and a promenade where you can not actually see the sea, makes the city look really ugly and unappealing. And there are parking pirates almost everywhere. Do not get confused, the parking lots are in fact just like anywhere in Europe: there is no attendant. Anyone who pretends to be one, is trying to fool you, be sure. What does the police do then? Well, they even escape from the frame if you try to picture. All in all, the city is not worth visiting, but the hotel is wonderful if you happen to be there. That's why I think we did the right thing while choosing this hotel, because it did not differ from any city hotel from the aspect of travelling to Porto Fino, St.Margherita Ligure, etc. Wonderful places for an excursion. But be aware that they have very few rooms, so act well in advance for booking!
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