The Hotel Nella is a reasonable hotel. We had two rooms - one was a regular rooms that we would rate as middle-of-the-road (nice way of saying average) and the other one well...I couldn't call it anything less than a tarted-up broom closet.
Looking at the good aspects of the hotel, we found the staff very friendly and helpful with all requests. This includes the breakfast staff who provide a pretty good breakfast and make proper Italian coffee for you. That was a bonus given our late arrival the night before.
Furthermore, the Wi-Fi Internet was quite fast so for any heavy work (video conferencing, etc) this was excellent. There is also quite a large secure car park across the road. The security is simply a boom gate that manages ingress and egress however at least you're car will be there in the morning.
The regular room was reasonably sized and the beds were okay to sleep on. Many rooms have a balcony and some have a better perspective and balcony equipment than others.
Unfortunately, onto the no-so-good aspects of the hotel. There were a couple of rooms that (as I said) looked like tarted-up broom closets. They had two single beds with a small bathroom and small window. The average rooms we found to be a little dated and the bathrooms was small there as well.
If we visited La Spezia again, I would stay at Hotel Nella if there was nothing else available or if I was just passing through (as we did this time) but I certainly wouldn't stay for any length of time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Founded in 1921 and run by the same family ever since, Hotel Nella is nestled in the green hills overlooking the Gulf of La Spezia, just a few kilometers from the city center, in a quiet, peaceful environment. Its strategic location makes it easy to reach downtown La Spezia and all of the area's major tourist sites, while also offering a favored position for visiting the picturesque villages of Liguria's hinterland. Featuring a dedicated and personalized service, it is the ideal destination for planning your stay to discover the "Cinque Terre National Park", a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Portovenere and its islands, or to spend a quiet day at the sea on the sandy beaches of Lerici and San Terenzo.- All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, Sky TV, and free Wi-Fi- Large, free, private parking available, also for tour buses- 5 km from the ferry boat boarding pier with services to the Cinque Terre and Portofino- 4 km from the La Spezia train station, with trains to the Cinque Terre, Genoa, Pisa, and Florence ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nella Hotel La Spezia