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Hotel Continental
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Nice hotel, but we did not get the rooms we reserved 6 month ahead. We will never return to this hotel. There is a lot of other nice hotels in Santa Margherita. A lot of stress and two days to get some of the rooms we were supposed to have when we arrived. They charge you 20 euro for a sunbed even if you turn up 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Ciana C, Proprietario at Hotel Continental, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for your comments.
We do apologize you did not find our property to meet the standards you expected. I hope to have the chance to speak with you further about your experience.
Regarding your booking we have considered the fact of having all your rooms close to each other, on one floor reserved just for You and Your Family. Even if the rooms were not located upstairs in the old building they had all balconies facing the sea and the gardens.
At the beach our regulation requires the rent of the sun-chairs for the whole day only.
We hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a more welcoming and pleasant visit in the future.
Best Regards.
Ciana, C. Owner
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

This is the 3rd. time we stayed at this hotel during the last years and we enjoy it tremendously every time again. The laying could hardly be better of this elegant hotel with fantastic views over Santa Margherita and the sea. The staff is most friendly and efficient and makes you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. This applies to the reception staff but also to the restaurants. It is a delight to lunch at the beach restaurant while enjoying the vieuw. The garden is stunning and all is in harmony. The rooms are clean and comfortable and fully equiped. The area has lots to offer. We are looking forward to our next years visit.

Room Tip: The rooms on the first floor have larger balconies and are more quiete. A room at the sea side is a must.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ciana C, Proprietario at Hotel Continental, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2013

Dear Mr Carl,
Thank you for the excellent five stars review of your recent visit to the Hotel Continental! Greetings to the Netherlands!
I am delighted to read your appraisal of our team and services. Our staff makes every effort to deliver upon the high standards we have set for ourselves; I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, the facilities, friendly staff, clean guestrooms fully equipped and lunch at the beach restaurant!
We look forward to serving you and your Wife again on your next visit to Santa Margherita Ligure.
Sincerely,
Ciana, C. Owner
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Beautiful place with splendid, carefully designed garden leading to the sea.
Wonderful, unspoiled view from the garden, terraces and balconies. Well preserved original, "colonial" style of the building with newly and comfortable arranged rooms.
Hotel is run in elegant, traditional manner. Tasty, classical music accompanying evenings in lobby. We will return there.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ciana C, Proprietario at Hotel Continental, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2013

Dear Guest,
we are so happy that you took the time to write such a great review following your recent stay with us at the Hotel Continental!
Thank you for mentioning the wonderful position, it’s our greatest attribute! We particularly appreciate that you felt safe and looked after implying that the Hotel Continental, with over one hundred years of history, opens its doors to a special service and location.
We are happy to read that you have also appreciated the classical music in the lobby. It's always our pleasure to do whatever we can to make the time more enjoyable.
If you are planning any future visits to the area and need any help with reservations or have any special requests please feel free to contact our Reception Team and we will be more than happy to help.
Kindest regards.
Ciana, C. Owner
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We stumbled upon the Hotel Continental totally by accident about 10 years ago. We had never been to the region before. We were warmly welcomed by Daniela and have been returning every summer since then. Year round we dream of dinner on the outdoor veranda overlooking the the town of Santa Margherita, which is 'story book' perfection. (My husband keeps this photo as his screen saver!)

All the positive accolades are 100% true! Aside from the stunning gardens, romantic sea vistas, and welcoming staff, no one has mentioned the delicious aromas that waft through the rooms when baking is in progress! It completes a rather perfect visit! We anticipate our stay every summer and we continue to find new adventures in the area!
Meralee S.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Meralee S
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Ciana C, Proprietario at Hotel Continental, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2013

Dear Mrs Meralee,
Thank you for your review and greetings to El Paso!!
We are really excited to read your positive comments about all your stays with us. I’m glad to read that you enjoyed the dinner on the outdoor veranda as well as the stanning view and the gardens.
Please rest assured that I will also share your lovely feedback about our staff with the entire team, which serves as a great motivator to them.
We are looking forward to welcoming you for your next stay with us soon. Please let us know when you are planning to return to the Hotel Continental and I will be happy to personally look after your booking.
Sincerely,
Ciana, C. Owner
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We have stayed many times at this hotel as a family and have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. the views are breathtaking and the position tops all other hotels in SML. best of all is the personalised friendly service we receive from all the staff. With a baby in tow on each visit the staff couldn't be kinder or more flexible for our needs. The gardens are perfectly kept and the beach, whilst difficult to access if you're not familiar with liguarian coastlines, is a perfect inlet for swimming, sunbaking or snorkelling. A word of note, as per most hotels in the area the rooms are not very large - this is not a stay indoors type of holiday. If you are travelling with small children then it is best to go when the weather offers the chance to stay outdoors as the rooms are tight with a cot. Only one point I would mention as a negative and that is the amenities in the rooms are sometimes lacking -eg not enough hooks for hanging your towel or not enough bench space in the bathroom. There are a number of room types so feel free to inquire which ones might suit your needs best.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Ciana C, Proprietario at Hotel Continental, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the fabulous five star rating!
We greatly appreciate your support and loyalty as a Continental Guest! It is truly very special for us to read about our guests who continuously visit us and experience such a welcoming, friendly, and professional atmosphere. It brings smiles to our faces, to have the little ones visit us- what better way to welcome your family, then a flexible and kind staff ?! We are so happy to make you all feel special.
We apologize for the discomfort you experienced with our amenities in the room such as hooks for hanging the towels. We would be happy to provide these options on the occasion of your next visit.
It is feedback like this that lets us know we are continuously doing the right thing! We can't wait to see you soon! Kindest regards.
Ciana, C. Owner
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