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“Paradise”
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Hotel Continental
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Vienna, Austria
1 review
“Paradise”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

If there is a Place on Earth, Where you can fully relax and just live for the Moment it's defenitely the amazing Hotel Continental in Santa Margherita !!!! Excellent Food and Fantastic Service!!!!
My Family and I are coming to the Continental every Single Year For Many years now!!! It's always a whole New Adventure Full of Joy! It's located directly at the Beach and is sorounded by a gorgeous Garden which is always in best condition. After a delightful swim in the beautiful Sea, you can enjoy a delicious meal at the Beach Restaurant just a few seconds away from the Beach!
For an exciting evening in the City you just have to Walk a couple of Minutes ...
It's just Perfect! :-)

Das Hotel Continental ist das einzige Hotel das direkten meerzugang hat! Sie flanieren durch einen fantastisch gepflegten Garten zu einer herrlichen Bucht .. Sauberes klares Wasser, Super Service am Strand . Ein grandioser Lunch im Beach Restaurant.. Das Hotel ist sehr gut gepflegt, sehr saubere Zimmer, die meisten neu renoviert. Auf einer herrlichen terasse ( in die wunderbare Bucht von Santa margherita ausgerichtet), können Sie bis 10.30 Uhr frühstücken. Am Abend wird dort das Dinner serviert- der Koch ist Spitzenklasse!! Die Crew an der Rezeption, Strand und im restaurant ist hochprofesionell und sehr sehr freundlich!!
Sehr empfehlenswert !!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Ciana C, Proprietario at Hotel Continental, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
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Sehr geehrte Fraulein Laura B,
Für Ihren ausführlichen und lobenden Kommentar auf Tripadvisor danke ich Ihnen herzlich!!
Ihre netten Worte bestätigen das ständige Bemühen aller Mitarbeiter, es unseren Gästen so gut wie möglich gehen zu lassen. Ein solches Lob ist die schönste Belohnung für uns!
Solche netten Einträge wie Ihre bereiten uns große Freude. Ein schöneres Kompliment kann uns ein Gast gar nicht machen!
Herzliche Grüße aus Santa Margherita Ligure!
Gerne begrüßen wir Sie bald wieder und hoffen, auch dann Ihre Erwartungen zu erfüllen.
CIANA, C. Owner
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

There might not be a paradise on earth, but hotel Continental most certainly approaches it. I even doubted to write a review about this hotel since I am giving away a secret! Along the rocks of the Liguria coast is hotel is most wonderfully situated. Guest can hang put at the rocks. Lifeguards allocate a sun bading bed to you. between the rocks and the hotel there is this park-alike environment. Really beautiful.
A few recommendations for improvement. Include the price of the sunbeds in the price of the hotelroom. Try to isolate the smokers from your other guests. Smoking areas prevent other guests from having breakfast and sunbadind in someone else's smoke.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Ciana C, Proprietario at Hotel Continental, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Ms Petra,
Thank you for your great review of the Hotel Continental!
It is rewarding to hear that you felt that location and beach were fantastic and it is also nice to hear that you have decided to share your ‘secret’ with all the travellers all over the world, on Tripadvisor!
We are grateful that you have let other people know of your “Paradise on earth”.
We do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back on a future visit and please do not hesitate to contact us if we can assist with a booking.
Warmest Regards
Ciana, C. Owner
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Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Have stayed several times and never fails to impress. It's unpretentious, extremely friendly service, the best location for the beach, much better than 'Imperiale', the rooms are generous in size, prices in August the best and the owners really look after you. Hard to fault!!!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ciana C, Proprietario at Hotel Continental, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your review about your recent stay with us!

As regular and much-valued guests, your feedback is extremely important to us as it helps us to improve the services and facilities that we provide and I am therefore delighted that we have once again met your expectations!

I am delighted that you were happy with your room and found everything to be just right.

We are very proud of our staff and your kind comments that they are friendly and always warm and welcoming provides a great motivation for them. I will be sure to pass these kind words on.

We hope to welcome you back to the Continental soon.

Yours sincerely,

CIANA, C. Owner

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Continental for 4 days earlier in August. The accommodations, staff and amenities were excellent. My only,issue is that a taxi from town to the hotel, which I might add is in view, costs 15€. Pretty crazy for such a short cab ride. However, the hike from town to the hotel is exhausting, especially in the 38 to 40 (c) temps we experienced.

I don't know if I would stay there again without an easier way to get to the hotel.

Room Tip: The swimming pool was the Med.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Ciana C, Proprietario at Hotel Continental, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review about your recent stay with us!
We understand your disappointment with regards to the hike from town to the hotel that you find exhausting! In fact we are located atop a hill and this is the reason why we have the best position in Santa Margherita Ligure. For the next time we suggest you to take the regular buses from the centre of the town to the hotel.
I was sorry to read that you had an issue with the cost of the cab ride.
I am pleased to know that the issues you had did not affect the quality of your stay and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

To Whom It May Concern:

Every year for five teen years I spent my summer vacation in the Hotel Continental. If I would not love this property I would have not spent all this time there.

To say it in simple words, I love this hotel, the staff and definitely the location of the property (just a dream) and the restaurant recommendation by the concierge (John and Stefano) always recommended to me.

The full package is just perfect.

I can’t wait to be back.

Room Tip: Full sea view with a balcony or suit 32
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Ciana C, Proprietario at Hotel Continental, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Mr Tim,
Thank you very much for the great review!
We loved having you and your Family as our Guest and all of us had a great time making sure your experience was the very best as every year.
Our team members are one of our biggest assets; they are all professional, friendly, and eager to ensure that our guests enjoy their stay. It is such a pleasure when we can share positive comments such as yours with the team. Thank you!
Thank you again for staying with us and allowing us to take care of you! We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon on your next travels to Santa Margherita Ligure!
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

I have had the privilege and great pleasure of traveling to Santa Margherita Ligure (aka SML)and Portofino for many many years. I love the people, I love the Air, I love the attiudes of the people who live and work here. The food, the shopping, it is all here.

Throughout that time I have had the great privilege to find and return annually to "IL Continental Hotel".

I can say nothing but good things and offer complete accolades to a beautiful Hotel, and beautiful people who work daily there, both Staff, Administration and Owners. It is a private family owned business, who are on site daily, who treats their guests with incredible consciencousness, and has always given their best to their historical family of guests, both new and historical.

The Mediterranean views are stunning, the aromas of food and flowers real and immediate from your veranda and the many verandas facing the Mediterranean. The Sea is a mere step from your very doorstep, safe secure and supported daily with food, conveneince and drink.

They have always extended every effort to make ones stay comfortable and positively memorable.

Their private beach fully available, and convenient, with the gentle lapping of the Summer and early Fall Sea bathing your feet.

When coming to Santa Margherita Ligure and Porftofino come to IL Continental.




When coming to Portofino, and SML

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ciana C, Proprietario at Hotel Continental, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear Mr Regan,
What a great review! Thank you!

I would like to personally thank you on my behalf and also on behalf of my family for your pointing out many of our assets here at the Hotel Continental. The gorgeous location is one of them but the one we are the most proud of is our high standard of services.

Our daily main concern is to look after our Guests offering them our undivided attention.
I was truly glad to hear about your great experience.

It was nice to hear that both Staff, Administration and Owners exceeded your expectations. We work exceptionally hard to make sure that every guest feels special.

We pay special attention into details which are not as a matter of fact. Everything is important when you are away from home.

We then look forward to your next visit!

Sincerely,

Ciana, C. Owner

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Always good to come 'home'. Have been coming here every year for the last 12 years or so. It's so comforting to know it is family owned and hands on operated. Staff is incredible, rooms are clean, can't beat the view! Love it love it love it ;)

  • Stayed August 2013
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Ciana C, Proprietario at Hotel Continental, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

How can I answer to this incredible feedback??

Many thanks for the time you have dedicated to post this review.

It's really difficult to find the right words to express my happiness and gratitude for such description of your experience.

I will share your review with my Team!

I wish you the best, see you soon!
Sincerely,
Ciana, C. Owner

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Property: Hotel Continental
Address: Via Pagana 8, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Santa Margherita Ligure
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure
#4 Luxury Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure
#7 Romantic Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Continental 4*
Number of rooms: 69
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