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“Hillside tranquility on the Italian Riviera”
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18 reviews
Surrounding gardens, communal area
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Chiavari, Italian Riviera, Liguria

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Very good - based on 18 reviews
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San Francisco, California
1 review
“Hillside tranquility on the Italian Riviera”
Reviewed November 23, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

The Olive Press Lodge is a fabulous, peaceful hillside vacation estate property. It is nestled among the olive tress in the hills just above the seaside city of Chiavari. My husband and I rented a one bedroom apartment that had a fantastic view of the Mediterranean. Adriana is a wonderful host and made us feel welcomed right from moment we arrived. The center of Chiavari is short, easy 10 minute walk and perfect for those after dinner strolls along the water. We highly recommend this location for tranquility and to experience the beauty of the Italian Riviera.

Debra and Giovanni

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Liked best: The view and atmosphere
Liked least: Wish they offered payment by credit card
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 22, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Liked best: The property and hospitality
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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“Wonderful base for a holiday in Liguria”
Reviewed April 23, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

We stayed a week in the Garden Lodge of the Olive Press Lodge. It was an amazing place to stay--spacious and comfortable, with everything possible included in the apartment. The bed was extremely comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. The windows let in the beautiful view of Chiavari, Lavagna, and the Mediterranean. The apartment is beautifully decorated and the artwork is fascinating. The location is excellent for touring the area--it is quiet, lush and green, with lovely gardens and outdoor spaces and yet you are a quick 10 minute walk into a lively city with all amenities. Be sure to rent a smaller car, as the driveway and the parking has sharp turns and limited but adequate space.
But the best thing about staying was the host famiily--they are wonderful to their guests, a source of details about where to go, drive, hike, eat, shop--all with a wonderful smile and friendly "Ciao!" We can't wait to return.

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Liked best: the location, the views and the hosts
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 23, 2012 for a stay in July 2011

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Liked best: The friendliness of Adriana and her family
Liked least: Local supermarkets
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 28, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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Liked best: The elegant accommodation and attention to detail by the warm, welcoming hosts.
Liked least: Crowds on italian public beaches (seriously consider pre-blockbooking sunbeds!)
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
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Newcastle
Reviewed November 26, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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Ludovic S
Avrillé, France
2 reviews
Reviewed August 21, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Liked best: Le lieu paisible et très intimiste . Chaque locataire à son accès privé à sa location et le jardin est magnifique entretenu avec passion
Liked least: Le fait d' être obligés d'en repartir.... Pour rentrer à la maison...
Traveling group: Avec mes amis
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