Location was not exactly in the city center of Sta Margherita but maybe around 15-30mins slow walk one will reach the center. But it was located at a quiet street with beautiful view of the sea and town!
We booked 3 deluxe triple room with sea view.
Check in was quick and no fuss. Reception to concierge are all courteous and polite.
Oh...please be aware that it is a pet friendly hotel. So far the rooms did not have doggy smell. Rooms are abit to the smallish side but clean. The beds are two single beds sticking together and one has to "climb" up the bed (probably we are small sized?) and it moves abit that my hubby's bed almost fell off. Once in a while we have to push it back together. No complimentary bottled water was provided (I mentioned this because most 5 star hotels we stayed so far provided us with bottled water) but there are complimentary chips and nuts.
Basic toiletries were provided (except for toothbrush). Shower pressure was adequate.
For light sleepers, probably it would be best to get the garden view rooms as with the seaview rooms, you can hear cars passing and sea waves through the night. Though the positive side is rewarded with beautiful sunrise and views in the morning!
One room key (a real key) is provided where one can leave it at the concierge (as the chain is quite heavy) when one goes out. I guess this must be quite normal as this is the 3rd hotel that we stayed that have such arrangement. So far we have nothing stolen out of our rooms.
Breakfast was the usual fare with not much changes (we ate 2 breakfast there).
Overall we had a pleasant stay and would recommend to family and friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel Miramare stands in the heart of the Italian Riviera amidst the hills and the sea. The drive from the Genoa airport to Santa Margherita Ligure will only take 40 minutes while enjoying wonderful views of the area. Overlooking the promenade to the beautiful village of Portofino, this 100-year-old, family-owned hotel is one of the region’s most exclusive venues. Its elegant ambience, impeccable service and culinary delights attract an international clientele who appreciate a comfortable blend of traditional style and modern amenities. For guests’ free time, the property offers a sea water outdoors swimming-pool, a Mediterranean garden, a beach with space reserved for hotel guests and E’SPAce, the hotel’s wellness centre where body treatments and massages can be enjoyed. The “Barbecue Pool Restaurant” opens for buffet lunch during the summer season; “Les Bougainvillées” offers Italian and international cuisine and is open year-round; Bar “Le Colonne” with its Liberty-style interior and outside terrace and the “Barracuda” piano bar for fun filled evenings. The Miramare Convention Centre offers 7 multi-functional meeting rooms in various sizes and layouts, holding a maximum of 380 delegates in theatre style and offering a variety of audio-visual equipment. The setup is also ideal for cocktail parties, private functions, product launches and wedding receptions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Santa Margherita Ligure