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“Good location, good value for the money, helpful front desk” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Lido Palace Hotel
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Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good location, good value for the money, helpful front desk”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

We visited last week for three nights. We stayed on the third floor in a room with a beautiful view of the sea.
The hotel has a very central location. Some rooms have a small terrace while others do not (ours did not). The front windows open up completely.
The design of the hotel requires you to walk down twelve stairs or so to get to your room. Inside the room, you must walk down a few stairs to the level of the bathroom and back up a few stairs to the level of the bedroom (in the rear with a window facing the street in back).
Breakfast is the standard fare. The front desk is very helpful.
The hotel does not have their own beach. The beach across the street is public. Or, you can reserve chairs, umbrella, and towels at the private concession just next to the public beach. The cost was 35 Euros for the day. Keep that in mind if you are a daily beach lover.
We found free parking for the first two nights for our car. The third day was Friday market day, so we needed to park down the street in their garage for 20 Euros.
I would like to try a hotel with its own pool and/or beach next time, but the price may be higher o they may charge extra for the use of the chairs and beach anyway.

Room Tip: The room design in the hotel is odd because of the stairs in the hallway and the stairs inside the a...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Marc G
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Durham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

The decor in the Lido Palace is a little bit dated but not worn or dirty in any way. We stayed in a suite which was fantastic, big bedroom, separate living room down a couple of stairs and medium sized bathroom with a great range of toiletries. The balcony overlooked the sea and beach, great. Also a fantastic location for the town, being right on the front.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CARound
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

We had a great stay for three nights. Highly recommend this hotel, perfect location, friendly and helpful staff and rooms that were the biggest of our trip and ... with a picture perfect view.
Did day trips to Cinque Terre and to Pisa and Lucca. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank V H
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Had a wonderful 3 night stay for our honeymoon. Staff were extremely helpful and polite. As it was our honeymoon they upgraded our room to sea view and have us a bottle of champagne in the room! Would definitely visit again. Wonderful breakfast too!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Isabella B
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Dana Point, California
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Santa Margherita Ligure was highly recommended by friends. While celebrating our 40th anniversary we enjoyed Lido Palace's perfect location and hotel staff was friendly, professional and devoted to delivering superb customer service. Although my wife has a physical disability, the stair challenges within our room and in the hotel did not detract from the hotel's ambiance and amenities. We look forward to returning in the years ahead. We have visited, lived in and/or worked in 150 countries and Italy remains one of our top three favorites. Santa Margherita Ligure and Lido Palace are at the top of our Italy list!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank happyworldtraveler72
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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

We have stayed at the Lido previously (2011) and enjoyed it so much we went back, and it definately did not disappoint. Great location, right on the beach in the middle of Santa Margherita, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable bed, very comfortable room with separate lounge and balcony. Great place to explore the north coast of Italy - Cinca Terra, Portifino, Rapallo etc. If you are looking to visit the area, would highly recommend the Lido.

Room Tip: Ensure you ask for a room with a balcony. Great views over the Mediterranean.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ColinBarr
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Toronto, Canada
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141 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

The room as others had stated was designed with stairs going down into your apartment/room. Some rooms you enter directly into the bedroom so your room would be facing the ocean. Our room the living room was facing the ocean. We didn't have a balcony. Not really suitable for those with mobility issues. Wifi free and worked well. Breakfast-sweets; some cold cuts; cereal.
Service was very good on all accounts. Noisy at night since the bedroom backed out to an area where lots of people were walking. Beds were not comfortable. They need to invest in a firm mattress or boxspring. Your literally on top of chicken wire.
Portofino is 5km walk; Rapallo is a 3km-jaunt. Sea outside your door-rocky beach; They had special wheel chairs across the street and a portable walkway to bring a person into the water. Good for Italy!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank notaholidayToronto
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Additional Information about Lido Palace Hotel

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 Family Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure
#9 Luxury 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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