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Olympia Hotel Genova
Ranked #3 of 91 Hotels in Genoa
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“Quirky but clean”
Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

It's a little quirky, the lobby is on the 4th floor of a building and not always has someone waiting for you but... Very clean and in the center of where you want to be.

Eventhough the owner spoke little English he was extremely friendly and went out of his way to try to make sure we were comfortable.

The room was spacious and clean, they even brought in another table when they saw we had a lot of luggage to spread out.

The walls were a little thin but there was surprisingly little noise to disturb your sleep. And there is little counter space but overall a spacious bathroom (if you have a private one).

I would recommend the hotel to other travelers, keep in mind that it is not luxury but given the rating comparing it to its competitors and because I really wouldn't think you could find a better choice at this price point (taking into consideration location, comfort and cleanliness).

The biggest criticism was that the keys to the rooms did not seem secure... A flimsy lock with a skeleton key that hangs in the lobby when you are not there, I couldn't help wondering if locking the door was pointless. That being said I didn't feel unsafe in the room.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

We were two couples who stayed for 4 nights at the Olympia hotel. The location is perfect, close to Piazza Ferrari and the train station and only a 15 min. walk to the old harbour. Our rooms were beautiful, large and clean. The owner and staff were friendly and very helpful. I highly recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

We spent here the first and the last night of our big road trip.
Perfect location, very friendly owner, nice rooms and very funny italian dog Tommy!
We had no problems with parking.

We would totally recommend this hotel and we will stay here our next time in Genova!

Two Russian girls from room 12.

Room Tip: Room 12 is perfect!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Great location. Very central and near train station if you want to explore the Ligurian coastline. Staff very friendly and helpful. Clean and tidy. Enjoyed chatting with owner and staff. Made to feel very welcome. Would return. Good value for money.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Tubingen, Germany
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

We spent the night in Genoa as we had a train connection in the morning so we wanted to be close to Genova Brignole station. Olympia Hotel was a short (10 minute) walk from the station which suited us. Agostino was very friendly but doesn't speak much English (he does speak Italian and French). We don't speak Italian but we managed to make ourselves understood so this wasn't a problem. We were kindly upgraded to a room with a private bathroom. The room was clean and attractively furnished, with comfortable linen and good lighting for reading. The bathroom was clean, with massive bath towels which were a novelty. Breakfast at a local cafe was included in the room price but we didn't try it out as we had to make an early train.

If you need to be near a train station we would recommend this place. We did walk through the area around Genova Piazza Principe railway station and we found this area to have a somewhat 'seedier' feel in comparison with the Genova Brignole neighbourhood where Olympia Hotel is situated.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Agostino A, Proprietario at Olympia Hotel Genova, responded to this review, April 13, 2013
Dear Guest
I remember very well of you and of your stay.
Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again guests.
I decided to go to English school, because (as we say, in Genoa and Italy) it's never too late.
I'm glad I helped you leave a beautiful memory of Genoa.
I hope to see you soon.
Best wishes
Agostino
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Great location, Warm Hospitality, Clean and Comfortable – the Olympia Hotel provided a wonderful stay in Italy’s interesting port city, Genova. I had the pleasure of staying at the Olympia Hotel for several days in March and I can happily recommend the albergo to others looking for nice, simple lodging in Genova. The hotel has an optimal location on Via XX Settembre that provides great access to several city highlights (direct routes to the historic city center, the port, the aquarium, the Oriental Market - great pesto dishes available at the Market!). Affordable, bright, clean, and comfortable rooms are on the fourth floor of an interesting old building (check out some of the details in lobby ceiling and the ornate metal work on the antique elevator =). Above all, the EXCEPTIONAL hospitality of the owner, Agostino, and gregarious Edda created a warm and welcoming environment. Agostino’s absolute priority was to assist his guests in any way possible (directions, cafés, comfort, dining, etc.) in a professional, non-intrusive manner. He’s an incredible multi-tasker and manages the hotel with a gentle strength. Edda – multi-lingual with a caring ear (and a wealth of interesting stories =). The Olympia provides simple accommodations with excellent service. Highly recommended for budget travelers.

Room Tip: The rooms directly off of the small lobby - check-in desk might be noisier; the busy Via XX Settembr...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

When my car arrived in Genoa a few days early, I had 24 hours to get a flight and a hotel to go and pick it up, and the hotel I chose was Olympia.

You're not going to find the Beverly Hilton here, but for what it is - a no-frills, budget hotel, it's exactly what you need. The owner (at least I assume that's who I met) is a really nice guy - weak on English, but then again, that's what my pidgin Italian is for - and will make you feel comfortable. As for the rooms - I stayed in number 9 - they're clean and comfortable enough for what you're paying! The only thing that ticked me off is that after 30 minutes of walking, I couldn't find a normal restaurant to have dinner in (read: any restaurant), and ended up at McDonalds, but that's hardly the hotels fault.

Note two issues (if you're a light sleeper): There's a church next door - and the padre enjoys his bells - and the door chime at the entrance can be heard in (I would assume) most rooms.

In short, a nice, clean budget place - recommended!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Olympia Hotel Genova
Address: Via XX Settembre 21 Black - 4th Floor, 16121, Genoa, Italy
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Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Genoa
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 91 Hotels in Genoa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Olympia Hotel Genova 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel in the center cittadino.Di recent renovation, with the blue and white colors that characterize it. 5 Minutes from the central station, 20 minutes from the aquarium, 200 meters from the historic center of Europe's largest, 30 meters from the bus stop and then easily accessible from all over the city, 10 minutes from the hospital Galliera. It is located on the fourth floor of a historic building, liberty style. It has a charming elevator also in style and fully functional. At 40 meters from the "Eastern Market" structure still fully functional and reported by all the tourist information. Possibility of strong discounts for private pay parking, just 30 meters from the Hotel ... more   less 
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