We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

“Exellent base to visitores to Chinque Terre” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Firenze e Continentale La Spezia

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Hotel Firenze e Continentale La Spezia
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in La Spezia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Exellent base to visitores to Chinque Terre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed at this Hotel for one night as a base to visit Chingue Terre. The hotel is nice and clean the food was good and the hotel is located 50 meeters from the train to Chinque Terree. Good value for money.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Yacroz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

635 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    178
    291
    126
    30
    10
See reviews for
102
329
25
41
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (76)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
186 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

The headline says it all. If you are going to Cinque Terre then, thats the hotel you have to stay in. Is literally 10 steps away from the train station, so the location couldnt be better. You should get up early if you want to have breakfast because there is hordes of people that finish it. Rooms? Awfull, but you are only there to sleep and go, remember?

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Luisitorey
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Burlington, Canada
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Overview - My husband and I stayed in La Spezia for 1 night while travelling from Parma to Cinque Terre, due to train connections, and while I wouldn’t necessarily stay in La Spezia again, the hotel was a solid choice. It is a pretty standard hotel and I would rate it a 3 ½ if I could.

Room - The room was fine, nothing special or terrible. The bathroom was very small, especially the shower, water backed up in the shower, tough not to get water on the bathroom floor, not many towels in the bathroom.

Service - Check in was a little slow and a little brusque; we were in Italy for five weeks and found the service at all our other accommodations much warmer and friendlier at the front desk. That being said, the service at the bar was terrific! I believe the bartender’s name was Jenn and she was terrific; very friendly, helpful with suggestions for the remainder of our trip and she made fabulous martinis. We had a great night chatting at the bar with her.

Amenities –nice to have a lift; bar was great; good continental breakfast in a cheery, bright room with a good view.

Location – fabulous if you are travelling by train, only steps from the train station.

Other – good value overall, even though wifi only available in public areas, asked for a smoking room when booking, told they didn’t have any available when we checked in; great restaurant across the road “Ristorante Roma da Marcellini” (fabulous homemade pasta, fresh mushrooms).

Good stay overall.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank sunnydaze70
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Antonio, Tx
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

We chose this for the proximity to the train station which we were grateful for after a long day. Check in was very easy, and our mid-sized SUV fit snugly in the underground reserved parking.
The 4th floor superior double room was clean, the bed very comfortable, and had a mountain view. The medium sized room also had a safe, desk, two sitting chairs, and refrigerator. The 8 euro wi-fi charge is for 24 hrs of actual use (log on/log off and it lasted us three days). Bathroom is the euro style with small shower stall but plenty of pressure and very hot water if desired.
The breakfast was a nice surprise! Nice table settings, mountain view, ample pastry, cheese, meat selections, cappuccino, espresso, or American coffee. The attendant was friendly, smiled a lot, spoke English and attentive.
The desk clerk was helpful in assisting with train and bus schedules, (5 euros roundtrip bus fare to Porto Venere or Lerici). His restaurant recommendation, Osteria della Corte, was great!
We paid 218 euros for two nights and thought it was well worth it for the amenities, cleanliness, and location. We are returning in April and will stay here again.

Room Tip: Superior double room have more space and amenities.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank rtre1979
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Firenze Continentale, La Spezia on the 7th July 2012 as a stopover to the Cinque Terre. We booked on Booking.com and the hotel was only a short walk from the railway station. We didn't really know what to expect as this was just an incidental necessity to get to our Monterosso destination, but it definitely did not disappoint! It was a big hotel that with a beautiful, ornate reception area. There was no wi-fi in the rooms, but that was ok, because you could use the bar area which was comfortable and inviting to make your up-date your family and friends.

Our room was spacious and had a window that overlooked the mountains and allowed for impressive views of the sun settling over the mountains as we listened to church bells echoing through the town. The breakfast was also quite impressive! Pastries, breads, cakes, juices and coffees in a quaint little room....i would have been happy to stay another night not just for the hotel but also for the quaintness of this cobblestone town itself, which despite its sleepy atmosphere in the day-time, turned into a busy hive of activity in the evening as it came alive with masses of people promenading in the streets. There was plenty of opportunity to shop in the variety of shops that ranged from well known boutiques to more independent ones. And of course there were eateries to fill the tummy!

At 109 euro for the night, we felt is was worth it and would probably stay here again. Oh! and it was in this town that i had the BEST pesto spaghetti ever...unfortunately i don't remember the name of the restaurant!

Room Tip: A room overlooking the mountains, allow for impressive vistas as the sun sets!
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Helen193
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
85 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Five friends stayed for two nights in two double rooms and one single room in July 2011. We really enjoyed our stay in the hotel!! The hotel is an excellent base to visit the Cinque Terre with the train station and Cinque Terre information centre near the hotel. Continental breakfast was included in the room rate. Will definitely return, thank you for a lovely stay!

Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
Helpful?
Thank Gomyownway
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
White Plains, New York
Level Contributor
64 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Firenze e Continentale, La Spezia, on July 25, 2012. We wanted to go to CinqueTerre by train and this hotel is conveniently located within walking distance from the train station. The hotel is elegant, high ceiling rooms, excellent decorum. The breakfast on the terrace was also very good. The shower is very tiny - you get your hair wet from the shower - no space to move a bit. Parking was nearby. All together it was a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Maria N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these La Spezia hotels
0.7 mi away
NH La Spezia
NH La Spezia
#5 of 22 in La Spezia
3.5 of 5 bubbles 891 reviews
0.4 mi away
Hotel Birillo
Hotel Birillo
#3 of 22 in La Spezia
4.0 of 5 bubbles 533 reviews
0.3 mi away
Crismar Hotel
Crismar Hotel
#1 of 22 in La Spezia
4.5 of 5 bubbles 274 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
CDH Hotel La Spezia
CDH Hotel La Spezia
#4 of 22 in La Spezia
3.5 of 5 bubbles 629 reviews
0.6 mi away
Albergo delle Spezie
Albergo delle Spezie
#7 of 22 in La Spezia
4.0 of 5 bubbles 204 reviews
0.1 mi away
Hotel Mary
Hotel Mary
#11 of 22 in La Spezia
3.5 of 5 bubbles 268 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Firenze e Continentale La Spezia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Firenze e Continentale La Spezia

Property: Hotel Firenze e Continentale La Spezia
Address: Via Pietro Paleocapa 7, 19122 La Spezia, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Province of La Spezia > La Spezia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in La Spezia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Firenze e Continentale La Spezia 3*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 3 star Hotel Firenze and Continentale in La Spezia dates back to the beginning of the last century and is today one of the premier luxury accommodations in this historical city that sits just at the foot of the Cinque Terre National Park.The elegant building's aristocratic feel is accentuated with quality decor, furnishings and other thoughtful complements including Carrara marble floors, Trompe l'Oeil murals, Mogano boiseries and hand beaten iron and brass lamps.A top quality 3 star hotel located in the historical city centre of La Spezia, the Hotel Firenze and Continentale is just a few short steps from the newly pedestrianized heart of the town and close to La Spezia Centrale train station, making for quick and easy connections to the Cinque Terre in a couple of minutes.Having undergone regular renovation since the first part of the 20th century, the Firenze and Continentale La Spezia is now regarded as one of the finest accommodations in the city while still maintaining the building's original architectural identity - typified by that liberty style grandeur of the pre-WWI era. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Odigeo, Priceline and Travelocity so you can book your Hotel Firenze e Continentale La Spezia reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Firenze e Continentale Hotel
Firenze e Continentale La Spezia

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing