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L'Approdo
Ranked #9 of 28 Hotels in Rapallo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 28, 2013

What a lovely hotel. The personnel were extremely pleasant and very helpful. Always a smile no matter what time of day or night. Bright and airy rooms, very comfortable with beautiful views from the balcony. We were with 3 adults in one room and there was plenty of space for us all. The hotel is well situated for visits to Portofino, Santa Margherita and Rapallo. Plenty of nice restaurants close by or just a short bus ride away. The bus stops just outside the hotel and costs very little. We would definitely recommend this hotel and will be sure to return one day.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2013

Dear Guest,
thank tou for your wondeful description of the Hotel and the staff; we are all very thankful!
We hope that you will manage to come and visit us again in a near future
Kindest regards
G.Bottinelli

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

We found this hotel through Lonely Planet. It took less than two hours from Milan and was set between Rapallo and Santa Margarita in a quieter elevated spot. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. They made a big fuss of William, our dog and made us all feel very welcome. The room was great - simple and clean with a balcony overlooking the sea and great views. The reception booked us somewhere to eat out every night and told us the secret walk through the network of back street paths that are typical of this part of Liguria. Breakfast on the patio, next to a tree laden with oranges was special. Booking in advance to get a car parking space was important, although parking would have been fine on a local street. The hotel stands back from the road through to Portofino, which has constant traffic during the day. But this wasn't a problem and goes with the territory on this stretch of coast. We walked to Portofino, which was going a tourist trap in season and concluded that the area around Santa Margarita was a better place to hang out. Lots of great restaurants within 15 minutes walk.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2013

Dear Guests, thank you so much for you very kind words of appreciation and for your beautiful description of our Hotel and the area where we stand. The last being so important for us because it helps people make their holiday choice with much more awareness, as they trust others guests' opinions.
Hope to welcome you at l'Approdo very soon
Greta Bottinelli

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

The warmest of welcomes, the rooms were fresh and had great views. The team at reception were brilliant nothing was too much trouble, lots of information on what to see and where to go. Breakfast with a choice of inside or outside tables was very good. The view from our balcony was breathtaking. We found it easy to get around using the bus that stops just outside the hotel that linked with train station and the ferries. Good free wifi. We will return.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2013

Dear Guests thank you so much for you very kind words, our staff is gratefull for your appreciation. Our work is not always easy expecially in high season but thank to Guests like you, we feel that it is always worh doing it!
Hope to welcome you back soon
Kindest regards
G. Bottinelli

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We booked this hotel based on it's location and reviews and we weren't disappointed. From the moment we arrived, when Marta ran down the drive to help us with our cases we knew that we'd made the right choice. All the staff were so helpful and attentive. Rooms and hotel are spotless, very good breakfast, location and setting amongst an array of beautiful trees, together with the view from the balcony - simply stunning. Excellent bus service with stops outside the gates. If we won the lottery, we wouldn't go anywhere else. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2013

Thank you, thank you for your beautiful words! Marta was very happy for your nice memory of her!
We hope to welcome you again soon
Kindest regards
G.Bottinelli

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is very nice hotel, with a perfect location with short walking distance to both Santa Margherita and Rapallo. The staff is very nice and attending, and speaks fluent English as well as French and German. The breakfast is excellent on Italian standards. I was there for cycling, and even for the sporting purpose the breakfast was plenty.

We stayed there on a short notice, so our room didn't have a balcony or a nice view, but it was clean and plenty of space. I was especially fond of the hard mattress.

The only negative thing was unreliable wifi connection. I had some urgent work matters to take care of, and for a while it was a bit frustrating.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2013

Dear Guest,
thak you for your appreciation and for taking the time to review our Hotel. Our guest's opinion is very important for us.
Best Regards
G.Bottinelli

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

I recently stayed at L'Approdo with my fiancee.
It is a lovely hotel, with bright big bedrooms: our room had a balcony overlooking the sea...breathtaking view!
Very good breakfast with plenty of choice.
Staff was very helpful and friendly.

I'd say the only thing I didn't like was the fact that we could hear another couple in the room next door like they were in our room.
Oh, and be careful when you walk to Santa Margherita! It's very close but the first 100 mt are with no pavement...quite dangerous!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank AleTaylor85
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grerico, Proprietario at L'Approdo, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2013

Dear Guest, our staff is really thankfull for your kind appreciation. As far as noise in the room is concerned I am sorry that you could hear people in the room next to you and also surprised because our doors are "acoustic cut" (filled with a special foam against loudness). We will surely take your advise and check this matter with our expert.
For the road with no pavement you're right; even if it is not dangerous it surely is desagreable to walk to Santa Margherita (that's why we always forewarn our guests). During past years we complained hundreds of time against local authorities and apparently they decided now to install a traffic light for pedestrians...keep in touch and we will let you know!
Thank you again for your time and hope to welcome you soon
Best regards
Greta Bottinelli

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

if your looking for a great base between santa margherita and rapallo then this is the little gem to stay at. we stayed here on our driving holiday on the way down to sorrento. we had booked two nights as it was just a stop over. the staff were great, very helpful and a pleasure to talk too. they gave us advice on where to eat and what was around the area. breakfast was very nice, continental but still plenty of choice. if your walking be warned! its on a hill with no paths for about 100m so dodging the scooters can be a bit of a challenge for the elderly. there is a bus stop just outside to take you into santa margherita where you can get another bus to portofino! we liked this hotel so much that on our way back up italy heading to the UK we stopped here again for another two nights. great hotel and maybe going back this year.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2013

Dear Guest thank you so much for taking the time to write such nice words! Our staff are gratefull for your appreciation of their work. We hope to welcome you again this summer.
Warmest regards
Greta Bottinelli

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Additional Information about L'Approdo

Address: Via San Michele di Pagana 160, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Rapallo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Rapallo
Price Range: $124 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — L'Approdo 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'Approdo is a three star Hotel in a unique position overlooking the splendid bay of S.Michael. Hotel recently renovated, modern neat and clean. ... more   less 
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