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“Check to make sure construction on the marina is finished before you book this hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Sea Gull
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Ventimiglia
much travelled Canadian
Level Contributor
90 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Check to make sure construction on the marina is finished before you book this hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2011

We stayed for 2 nights in room with an ocean view. In spite of numerous phone calls to discuss room location,etc. we were not told that the hotel is directly across the road from the construction on the new marina and directly beside a traffic tunnel. It would have been lovely to sit out on the balcony if we could hear ouselves think.
The room was very clean, but, dated. The beds were extremely hard and we found it very hard to sleep. A very good Breakfast is included with the price of the room which at 95 Euros in off seasonn is much too expensive given the construction noise. My request for a discount due to this factor was ignored. Our sense was that the staff don't enjoy their jobs at this hotel.
The hotel on the other side of the tunnel called the Hotel Sole Mare is newer but will have the same construction noise.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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westlake village,CA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2009

We stayed one night while on our 25th wedding anniversary trip to Cote d'Azur. We decided to take a one day trip for a good plate of pasta from Nice to Ventimiglia by train. The ride is so smooth and the train station is walkable to the beach and restaurants. Ventimiglia is a small old Italian village with friendly and lively people. We enjoyed our pasta at a beachside restaurant then were headed back to the train station where everyone was waiting outside with their luggage. All the trains were cancelled for the night-soppresso, soppresso. So we headed back to the beach area after trying for an hour to get a bus or a taxi back to Nice to no avail. We came upon this hotel which looked cute with their cacti landscape and large patio area in front. We luckily were able to get a room for 130 euros. Although not large, the room was cool with a very nice clean bathroom and a little balcony. The room was well soundproofed when the doors were closed with the dual pane windows. The bed was comfortable and a beautiful breakfast was served on the terrace with the lovely seaview of calm waters. An enjoyable stay!

Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank loreta63
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2008

We were on motorcycles touring the French Riviera and riding from Menton to Lake Geneva via the "Route du Grande Alps".
This hotel has secure garage parking for motorcycles, which was a bonus for us. Friendly staff, particularly the lady who checked us in, her english was poor,but then so is my italian, so we conversed in French all of the time. The bathroom in our room in the annexe was tiny and cramped. However a big plus was that the bedroom was air conditioned, which was great as the weather outside was very hot. Great restaurants a few metres from the hotel, overlooking the beach. Very friendly barman/night porter who kept us topped up with drinks. Great breakfast which we had in the dining room, with a great view of the sea only 20 metres away. I would happily stay here again as a base to explore the area and to venture to Menton and Monaco where the hotels can be overpriced with only average service.

  • Liked — Friendly staff, good quality of service, breakfast, Secure motorcycle parking
  • Disliked — Tiny bathroom
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Brasov
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2008

For us it was not a pleasant experience ... but this hotel was the only one that we could find at 2 am, after a terrible experience (somenone cut us 2 tires). We were so happy for finding a hotel (the others that we found were full), that we didn't ask to see a room before we check in ....big mistake. We payed and the receptionist lead us to our room. We thought we'll stay in the hotel, and that one looked nice, but no, he took us in the annex.
When we enterred that builduing ....it was so smelly, our room the same. It was a very small room, with a small batroom. The shower was rusted, it was ugly. The sheets were clean, they came to clean the room in the morning, but it was an ugly room. We were sorry for staying there, mostly after seeing the Menton with his beautiful building. The room was ugly, the surroundings were ugly, ugly buildings. And for the price we've payed here at the Seagull, we've stayed a week earlier right in the center of Rijeka (Croatia) at a four stars hotel (indeed a four stars hotel).
We chose Ventimiglia to stay for visiting Monte Carlo and Cannes, but unfortunately we were not very well informed (we've made a little tour and we haven't thought about visiting Monte Carlo and Cannes from the begining). We payed at the Seagull 120-125E/ night, we could stay in Cannes at Etap Hotel (Accor Hotels) with ~56E/ night in better conditions or in the Iris Hotel (also Accor Hotels) for ~90E/ night in great conditions (we didn't stay in these hotels, but my sister did and she is much more exigent than me). I wrote about these hotels for that ones who are thinking to visit Cote d'Azur and to stay in Ventimiglia, don't make the same mistake we did.

  • Disliked — the smell, the rust, the small room and bathroom
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank rdt_andreea
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2008

I have just returned from the most magical and relaxing experience I have had in years. As I have not been able to go back to Europe for more than 25 years, I was pleasantly and absolutely satisfied, especially with my choice of hotel.
The Hotel Seagull was everything I expected and then some. The room and amenities were impeccable (breakfast is served every day and is included in the price of the room). The hotel itself is lovely, tastefully decorated, with a beautiful veranda overlooking the sea. Peaceful and quiet, just a few minutes to downtown. I have found it extremely convenient and would highly recommend it to all my friends. I will not stay anywhere else when I go back next year, along with some of my friends.
I just cannot say enough about the warm welcome, the cordial reception every one receives, the attention to details and mostly the cleanliness. Being extremely fussy, it even surpassed my expectation.

  • Liked — accessibility, service, cleanliness, friendliness....
  • Disliked — nothing - it was perfect!
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank italiacara
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2006

second time we have stayed here rooms very nice and clean. it is situated in the old town area of Ventimiglia. the family who run the hotel are very nice and marina who deals with the bookings speaks very good english. there are some very good restaraunts in the the area. the beach is of the peeble type but very clean. there is a very good and very large market every friday in the town. the area is very italian i.e some buildings in the area run down. the best thing about Ventimiglia though is its location to the french cote da zure i.e monaco is only 20km away and menton the first town in france after the boarder is very very nice. nice and its airport are only 40km and then cannes (the film festival) is approx 50km. so staying in the Ventimiglia area and especially the sea gull hotel is alot less expensive than the french side of the boarder. if travelling to monaco etc i would advice you to go the coast road at least once for the views rather than on the autostrada/ motorway as this can get expensive with all the toll charges but of course its alot quicker.

  • Liked — rooms clean and location
  • Disliked — could not fault
  • Tips/Secrets — have a small hire car as posible
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2005

My husband and I speant a travel day at the Sea Gull and enjoyed ourselves so much that we stayed another night. The hotel is on the ocean and away from the busy town. We fell upon it and were so pleased, as we would never had stayed in this town otherwise. Room are great and worth the 10 Euros extra to have ocean and balcony view. ($100 Euro -July) Breakfast was includend and they even put everything onto a tray to bring up and eat outside. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Drive to Nice is 20 min (or train is very fast) Great spot to visit all the other towns next door including the French Riveria. Ventimiglia is on the boarder of Italy and France and cheaper for everything there instead of Nice.

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Property: Hotel Sea Gull
Address: Passeggiata Marconi 24 | Marina S. Giuseppe, 18039 Ventimiglia, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Ventimiglia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Ventimiglia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sea Gull 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the typical Marina San Giuseppe quarter,in front of the Mediterranean sea in a sunny and quiet position,halfways between Sanremo and Montecarlo.Open all year round and managed by the Lorenzi family since more than 40 years. ... more   less 
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