I have just got back today after a weeks stay from 7th Sept, I booked through Citalia, Our room was 118 not huge but everything you want with a fantastic view, nice size private balcony, I have stayed in 17 different Italian hotels ( yes I love Italy and the Italians ) :-) this was the best in that the hotel for 5 stars which it was worthy off, the breakfast was the best I have ever had in Italy, I really looked forward to breakfast lots of English cereals, an abundance of fresh fruit, along with fresh fruit salad, simply the best yogurts, I did not eat bacon, sausage, egg, plenty did, lots of cappuccino and toast nice marmalade all lovely, the staff from reception, cleaners, bell boys,waiters were happy, polite, really helpful and were so obliging, every night a complimentary bottle of water left after they turn your bed down, along with a weather report for the next day, I thought that was really nice, also at the Hotel they had bicycles to use I am not sure what the rate was also about 6 scooters, I think a lot of thought has gone into making your stay as nice as possible, now the pool is over the other side of the road, but this is not a problem as they have an enclosed bridge to take you there, and it is a very nice area, the indoor pool was 28 degrees so just nice that's the pool I used, I saw three life guards so its very safe for children too, and you get clean pool towels daily, also in your room all our bedding and towels were changed daily, I love getting into clean sheets but everyday Mmm nice, There is a steepish drive up to the hotel, so if you don't want to walk you can get a Taxi from the town for 13 Euros, but once you have done it twice it is easy believe me, We got the first Taxi from airport which was 100 euros, but on the way back we booked Gino for 90 euros he drove a VW Sharan white he was great could not speak much English but he made us laugh on way to airport talking to us in Italian all the way. I think I have covered most things, I did not eat in the evening so can't help you there, but what I will say to anyone who says its expensive, you are staying at a 5 star Hotel it will not be cheap.We went to Portofino 3 times those super yachts are fantastic anyway a return trip on the ferry tickets bought together 22 euros or 30 if you buy either way, to go by bus if you buy tickets in advance its 3 euros you get a blue bus from Rapallo change at Santa Margarita then the orange bus takes you to Portofino either trip takes about 35 mins, I hope you have found this information helpful.
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