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“could be great but rooms let it down”
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Hotel Rosabianca
Ranked #28 of 29 Hotels in Rapallo
Basel, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“could be great but rooms let it down”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Location is fantastic, staff wonderful, breakfast good but the rooms are 1 star level.
It needs a renovation. Try the Eden restaurant for seafood, the neptuna on the sea front is nice too. You can park across the road in the public carpark. Hike or ferry to San Frut

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Great location, excellent staff - however, rooms a little rundown.
Beds were good, so we slept really well!
Despite being on the main road facing the sea, with lots of restaurants and bars around the area, it wasn't noisy.
Need to work on upgrading the rooms though.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Margaret River, Australia
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at Rosa Bianca. Our room was excellent with a sea view. Everything was clean and the service from the front office was very good. We stayed two nights and enjoyed our stay. Hotel was close to railway station, beach, restaurants and all tourist attractions. Breakfast was very good with reasonable choices. All in all a very good value for money property.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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136 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2012

Showing Italy to my niece in April 2010, I chose Rapallo as a destination and this hotel for a relaxing stopover. It was my niece's favorite spot. Our room looked upon the palm trees lining the water's edge -- beautiful. The desk staff were gracious and helpful. I reserved a parking space which turned out to be across from the hotel and very convenient. Breakfast buffet was delicious. Will definitely go back, maybe 2-3 days next time.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2007

Nice hotel, right on the waterfront - central to everything. Rooms are a bit small, but comfortable. Breakfast buffet was one of the best we experienced out of the 6 places we stayed in Italy. The front desk was very helpful. Hotel parking was very limited (maybe 2 spaces), but there's a large public parking lot across the street for about 10 Euros a day.

  • Liked — It's location
  • Disliked — Small size of rooms
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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MKatsi
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Reviewed September 23, 2007

Just returned from 2 weeks in Rapallo staying at the Rosa Bianca. Rapallo itself is fantastic only made better by the hotel. Execllent location on the waterfront. Views from the rooms were breathtaking. Very close to main shops and supermarket. The rooms are small but with a lot of light from the many big windows. Beautiful breeze during the hot days. Furniture needs to be updated but the rooms are very clean

There are four rooms on each of the four floors, which makes it very quiet and intimate. Make sure you bring down the shutters to eliminate the street noise. This is typical of all italian hotels.

Got to know the hotel staff there very well as it is a small hotel. Very friendly, eager to help and I was very sorry to say goodbye.

Breakfast was fine. We got our own breakfast every day and ate on the balcony overlooking the great views.

My only thing would be the air-conditioning needs to be updated as it can be very noisy. But I suppose this is no different to any other hotel which has air-con.

  • Liked — Views, Location, Hotel Staff
  • Disliked — Noise from Air-conditioning
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Bergen, Norway
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28 reviews
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Reviewed June 29, 2007

We stayed 6 nights at the Rosabianca and were greeted with a smile.

The room looked like it had been redecorated in the early eighties, but was still comfortable and very clean. Our room had a balcony with a wonderful view of the Rapallo bay. The bathroom had a bathtub with a shower. We experienced a problem there since the shower was hung about 1 meter up on the wall so we had to hold it by hand to wash our hair and since there was no shower curtain the floor got very wet.

The receptionists were very helpful giving us tips of where to go out to eat and how to find the busstation, ATM's, etc, etc.

Breakfast was ok, but no warm food and a bit sweet compared to normal European standard. A few rounds of bread, some cheese, different jams, fresh juices and lots of cakes. They also served fresh cappuchino.

There is a trafficated road running along the Rappalo Bay, but it did not bother us to much allthough it could get a bit noisy in the mornings. All the hotels down by the bay experience the same problem.

The Rosabianca is a safe bet to stay and Rapallo is a good place to have as a bace to explore the Italian Riviera with St. Margarita, Portofino (direct boatrutes and bus) and the Cinque Terre area (about 45-60 min by train).

  • Liked — To sit out on the balcony watching the italian way..!
  • Disliked — The shower
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Rosabianca
Address: Lungomare Vittorio Veneto 42, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Rapallo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 29 Hotels in Rapallo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rosabianca 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Rosabianca is located in Rapallo in a wonderful position on the beach, with the best view of the Gulf Tigullio.The Hotel in liberty style is located in the historical center of the city and offers all the comforts to ensure a pleasant stay in an elegant setting, with the internationality of a grand hotel, dynamism, efficiency and tranquility that only hospitality exclusive can provide. The secret is the human dimension.The staff will try to satisfy all the needs of guests and provide tourist information about the area.All rooms are bright and comfortable, they all have sea view (some with balconies) and have been recently refurbished to ensure the maximum comfort.Single, double and family rooms with private bathroom with shower and hot tub (only a few), satellite TV, minibar, air conditioning / heating and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.Guests have 24-hour reception, possibility of parking in front of hotel and / or garage 5 minutes by reservation only, TV room, meeting room (small groups), bar, piano, safe, elevator, room service, laundry, personal Multilingual (English, Italian, French, Spanish, Arabic), wake up service, disabled access, room for smokers and non-smokers.The hotel has a small and cozy breakfast room. The breakfast buffet is included in the price.The stocked bar is open 24 hours on 24 and has a peaceful and panoramic terrace overlooking the sea, ideal to spend pleasant moments of relaxation.The hotel is also within walking distance to golf, tennis, swimming pools, gyms, movie theater, horseback riding, diving, boat trip, etc.How to get there?By Car: From the A12 exit at Rapallo and follow the signs to the city center - the beach.By Train: The train station of Rapallo is just 5 minutes walk from the hotel.By plane: Airport of Genoa Cristoforo Colombo 30 km. ... more   less 
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