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“The Best Position in Santa Margherita”
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Lido Palace Hotel
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Sydney, Australia
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“The Best Position in Santa Margherita”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

This has to be the best position in Santa Margherita
Rooms are very spacious
Staff were very helpful to all our needs
Breakfast was very good and more than enough to choose from
I would definitely recommend this hotel

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

We greatly enjoyed our 3-day stay in April 2013 in a sea-view mini-suite. The hotel is clean, comfortable and the staff helpful. The included breakfast buffet was excellent.

We loved being right across the street from the bay and watching the sailboats and people passing from our balcony. Our bedroom also had a nice view of the walkway behind the hotel where there were several shops and restaurants. Best of all, we could open the front/balcony door and the bedroom window and let the ocean breeze blow through! It was wonderful!

Across the roundabout from the hotel is a whole string of (8 or 10) very good restaurants offering a variety of foods. And within two blocks was a lovely shopping street with rows of unique shops, pasticcerias, restaurants and even small grocers with local vegetables and fruits.

For great comfort, convenience, service and value, we highly recommend Lido Palace Hotel!

Room Tip: Get a sea-view room with a balcony if possible, and we also very much liked the "mini-suite&quo...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Thrillled that we had sea views, tastefully decorated large bed rooms, seperate lounge but not much space otherwise, little balcony but brillant view of the Mediterranean, even the cruise ships sail past. Walk to everything, restaurants, foccacia bars etc within 3 mins, 5 mins walk to station - just up the hill behind. Great little cafe behind the hotel for daily panini etc. 10 min boat trip around he coast to Portofino.

Room Tip: The car park is 200 metres away , after you unload at the door- costs extra
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We have stayed here multiple times, and love it! They have nice large rooms with small terraces which open up onto the gorgeous ocean front. The rooms are split level with a living area and kinf sized bedroom. The daily breakfast is delicious and always fresh, and don't miss the cappuccinos! My favorite thing? The wall safe behind a large picture in every room - so cool!

Room Tip: Spring for one of the suites, you won't regret it!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Gentile Cliente,
La ringraziamo per aver soggiornato presso la nostra struttura e per aver lasciata la recensione su Tripadvisor. Per noi i giudizi dei ns. Clienti, sono estremamente importanti. Conoscere la vostra opinione ed i Vostri suggerimenti ci consente di poter andare incontro alle Vostre esigenze e ci aiuta a migliorarci. E' con piacere che Le comunico che staà continuando il processo di ammodernamento della struttura e che già dalla prossima riapertura al pubblico, prevista per il giorno 28 Marzo 2013, ci saranno novità sia concernenti le camere che gli spazi comuni.
Restiamo a Sua gentile disposizione ed in attesa di poterla nuovamente accogliere quale gradito Cliente al Lido Palace Hotel porgiamo,
Cordiali saluti
Giovanni Barattini
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Albi, France
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

From the exterior, this looks like one of the Grand Old Dame hotels of another era with a great central location just on the beach at Santa Margherita. The inside has been redone in what I'd call Scandinavian businessman: modern, rectilinear, hard surfaces. However the staff are friendly. For a start, they have a bell hop to help with luggage--which I haven’t seen in years!

We were in Room 208, a junior suite, split level, which looks out over the palm trees, beach and the lovely harbor. It has a small “Juliet” balcony, but some rooms have bigger balconies where you could sit out and enjoy the view.
Furnishing are sober and functional—no nod to romantic Italian Riviera holidays.

Double glazed windows ensure that the street noise isn’t disturbing. There is a small refrigerator and the free wifi worked well. Like other reviewers have noted, the heating system seemed fiddly, our bedroom was a bit stuffy and the bathroom is cramped. The hotel has a strange interior layout with terrazzo steps leading up or down into every room—so perhaps unsuitable for anyone with mobility problems.

They have a deal where you leave your car at a locked garage nearby which--in our case, off season--was included in the room rate. As the marathon had just been canceled due to poor weather, we were lucky to get a room for about 94 euros including breakfast. The room rate can go up to 420 euros!

Breakfast was a big buffet—including good fresh fruit and excellent cappuccino.

Didn’t enjoy the décor, but the location, the price and the friendly staff made for a good stay. Recommended.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony you can sit out on.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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gbaratt, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Lido Palace Hotel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
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Gentile Cliente,
La ringraziamo per aver soggiornato presso la nostra struttura e per aver lasciata la recensione su Tripadvisor. Per noi i giudizi dei ns. Clienti, sono estremamente importanti. Conoscere la vostra opinione ed i Vostri suggerimenti ci consente di poter andare incontro alle Vostre esigenze e ci aiuta a migliorarci. E' con piacere che Le comunico che staà continuando il processo di ammodernamento della struttura e che già dalla prossima riapertura al pubblico, prevista per il giorno 28 Marzo 2013, ci saranno novità sia concernenti le camere che gli spazi comuni.
Restiamo a Sua gentile disposizione ed in attesa di poterla nuovamente accogliere quale gradito Cliente al Lido Palace Hotel porgiamo,
Cordiali saluti
Giovanni Barattini
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Stayed for 3 nights in August 2012. Couple with 18 month old baby.
Probably the best placed hotel in the stunning town of Santa Margherita, right opposite the beach.
We had a Junior Suite on the 1st floor with a balcony and sea view. Superb views, great place to sit and watch the bustling Italian evening entertainment ! The room was clean and comfortable with a great seating area and large bed. Bathroom rather small and I have to say it was a little tired and old fashioned. However, given the place it gave it a nice shabby chic feel. the mini bar could have been better stocked.
The hotel itself is a gem. you can just imagine the early 20th century stars staying there, really has a charm about it. The staff were so friendly and helpful, from teh Manager to the cleaners, everyone had a smile and welcome to give. The chap who makes the coffee in the breakfast room was a real diamond !
Yes, it is a little over priced and perhaps could do with the rooms being refreshed, but given where it is, the view and the staff I did feel it was worth it.
Portofino a short ferry ride away where we were suprised to find Andrea Bochelli performing that night ! A-listers everywhere and yachts that were worth more than a Euromillions rollover jackpot !! However, we were kicked out of the town before he sang as we were . . . erm . . not invited ! Ha ! Watched from a Church yard on the hill instead. Superb.
One point to remember, the hotel is located right in the centre of a busy Italian town. It is noisy but the windows did a decent job af hushing it up a bit.

Room Tip: Pick a suite as they run the width of the hotel and you get a balcony,
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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gbaratt, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Lido Palace Hotel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
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Gentile Cliente,
La ringraziamo per aver soggiornato presso la nostra struttura e per aver lasciata la recensione su Tripadvisor. Per noi i giudizi dei ns. Clienti, sono estremamente importanti. Conoscere la vostra opinione ed i Vostri suggerimenti ci consente di poter andare incontro alle Vostre esigenze e ci aiuta a migliorarci. E' con piacere che Le comunico che staà continuando il processo di ammodernamento della struttura e che già dalla prossima riapertura al pubblico, prevista per il giorno 28 Marzo 2013, ci saranno novità sia concernenti le camere che gli spazi comuni.
Restiamo a Sua gentile disposizione ed in attesa di poterla nuovamente accogliere quale gradito Cliente al Lido Palace Hotel porgiamo,
Cordiali saluti
Giovanni Barattini
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Palm Beach, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2012

This is the second time we have stayed at the Lido Palace and it is in a perfect location. We treated ourselves this time and had booked a junior suite, so the bedroom was at the back of the unit. The views from our window across the Ligurian Sea were stunning and it is such a central position, so you can walk everywhere. The staff were extremely friendly and we really enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: If you are concerned about the traffic noise, book a Junior Suite for a little bit extra as the bedr...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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gbaratt, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Lido Palace Hotel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
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Gentile Cliente,
La ringraziamo per aver soggiornato presso la nostra struttura e per aver lasciata la recensione su Tripadvisor. Per noi i giudizi dei ns. Clienti, sono estremamente importanti. Conoscere la vostra opinione ed i Vostri suggerimenti ci consente di poter andare incontro alle Vostre esigenze e ci aiuta a migliorarci. E' con piacere che Le comunico che staà continuando il processo di ammodernamento della struttura e che già dalla prossima riapertura al pubblico, prevista per il giorno 28 Marzo 2013, ci saranno novità sia concernenti le camere che gli spazi comuni.
Restiamo a Sua gentile disposizione ed in attesa di poterla nuovamente accogliere quale gradito Cliente al Lido Palace Hotel porgiamo,
Cordiali saluti
Giovanni Barattini
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Property: Lido Palace Hotel
Address: Viale Andrea Doria 3, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Santa Margherita Ligure
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure
#9 Luxury Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure
#9 Family Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lido Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a historic Liberty building on the seacoast of Santa Margherita Ligure, capital of Tigullio, the Lido Palace Hotel welcome guests in an elegant environment with all the conveniences and the best services for either a pleasant vacation or an agreeable business visit. Restaurant and American-style bar with a view of the sea, wellness corner, three conference rooms and a total of 54 rooms and suites, makes it one of the best 4-star hotels of the Italian Riviera, ideal for organizing team building events, incentives and minor corporate engagements.In the heart of the Italian Riviera, capital of the gulf, Golfo del Tigullio, Santa Margherita Ligure is the delightful little sea-side city of Liguria which hosts the Lido Palace Hotel. Along the shore connecting Rapallo to Portofino, in front of the pier where boats depart for Portofino, San Fruttuoso, Rapallo and Cinque Terre, the Lido Palace enjoys a location of absolute prestige among the hotels in Santa Margherita Ligure. Extremely central, facing the sea, within walking distance from the beach, from the elegant streets of the shopping district and sophisticated tourist port, the Lido Palace Hotel is the ideal location to spend a pleasant vacation in the hotel on the Italian Riviera, to experience Santa Margherita and discover the beautiful surroundings from Portofino to Paraggi, from Genova to Sestri Levante.The 54 rooms available in classic, superior, deluxe, junior suite and privilege suite versions meeting any desire for elegance, space and convenience for those choosing Lido Palace Hotel among the 4-star hotels in Santa Margherita Ligure, for a vacation or a business stay. With a sea view, all the rooms are perfectly soundproof, with classic and elegant furnishings. Each has the best conveniences a 4-star hotel can offer. Internet, Sat. TV, telephone, refrigerated bar, safe, air conditioning and private bathrooms with shower or tub and a courtesy beauty kit, complete the convenience of the rooms of Lido Palace Hotel. The restaurant "La Ghiaia" can be booked for groups, lunch breaks, events and incentives, Ligurian specialty cooking classes and cocktail classes.Situated on the Gulf of Tigullio, just a few minutes from Portofino, a spectacular setting surrounds the Lido Palace Hotel in Santa Margherita, an elegant 4 star hotel with meeting rooms, ideal for organizing team building events, incentives and minor corporate engagements. As part of its team building activities, the Lido Palace Hotel organizes cooking classes and kayaking excursions at the Portofino Marine Reserve, for leisure and sharing activities that successfully promote familiarization between colleagues and workgroups ... more   less 
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