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“Diectly at the sea, calm and relaxing”
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Hotel Arc en Ciel
Ranked #17 of 44 Hotels in Diano Marina
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 12, 2012

We stayed here for the second time already as we liked the small village of Diano Marina and the fact that the Arc en Ciel is a little hidden away on a cliff with own beach access. Rooms are spacious and nice, the terrace for breakfasts/snacks/drinks is fantastic, and the multilingual staff is very friendly and funny. One has the optio to book full or half board, but we went for room and breakfast instead as we did not feel like eating several (although certainly delicious) courses. Instead, we opted for smaller dishes such as nice "deconstructed" salade nicoise instead, which was always lovely.
The hotel has a very homely feel to it and is extremely relaxing.

Room Tip: Go for seaview, you will lke it.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is a wonderful place on earth. Having a nice dinner with splendid view on the sea, spending the day at the private hotel beach was unforgettable for our family. Our kids enjoyed most the free hotel kayaks for sea adventures. Only the furniture in the rooms is simple, but still o.k.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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1  Thank 1966thealex
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

We spent 3 nights here and were pleased with the service and location of the hotel. We had booked a side view room but were upgraded to one of the seaview rooms on the ground floor (numbers 600...) I am not sure I would be happy to pay full price for these rooms. Although they are a good size the balcony directly overlooks the beach area and the rooms are under the restaurant. On the plus side there is a great view over the sea especially in the evening.
Breakfast is good. The evening meal is not very exciting but fair value at 25 euros for 3 courses plus a buffet starter. They are trying to cater for international taste which rules out anything interesting.
No more than 15 minutes walk into the town centre,bikes available and canoes from their beach. Much more peaceful than the hotels in the town.

Room Tip: sea view in the main building rooms without seaview could have noise from trainline
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

We enjoyed our stay in this hotel a lot! Everything was very good - helpful and polite staff, room was clean, furniture not brand new, but not shabby, either, bathroom ok, huge balcony with private sunbeds and umbrella. Enough sunbeds on the hotel beach for all guests (at least it seemed so). Towels were changed more often than needed (maybe thanks to tips?;-)) The location was fine - up the hill between the two green villas, a bit aside from the main promenade, yet very close to all restaurants, shops etc. We would definitely recommend this hotel to other visitors of Diano Marina.

The only thing - breakfast was quite unimpressive (like everywhere in Italy). We would like some more vegetables, green lettuces, and a better choice of cheese. They should also think of a toaster. Capuccino was very good, though.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

Good hotel, with a fine parity the price and qualities. We had a rest in this hotel in 2007 and 2011, and both times remained are happy. A good arrangement - far from crowds of tourists, a private beach, good kitchen and the benevolent personnel. Thanks signor Marko and Linda, they have helped us at booking of hotel and were always very kind. Lacks were insignificant, but I would like to notice that on a beach it is authorized to smoke, there the rescuer of hotel (he works as the waiter during a supper) much smokes. It is very unpleasant, as I am ill an asthma. Fresh air in windless weather there simply isn't present. On Sundays very-very loudly and long music (to 2 o'clock in the morning) in nearby a camping played.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

The staff was very friendly, the rooms were clean and the breakfast was delicious.
I loved the fact we could take bikes and canoes. The room had a big balcony overlooking the sea and even dough we had a bit of a problem parking our car this hotel deserves a 4/5

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Steve D
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Reviewed July 21, 2011

It was hard to find a hotel that was available, price-worth, had own beach and was not in the centre => Arc en Ciel fulfilled all these options. Perfectly placed on a cliff, on walking distances (or on a free of charge borrowed bike from the hotel!) from Diano Marina centre, and with a great setup in terms of reception, rooms, restaurant, bar and cliffy beach. Staff of the hotel was very friendly and service-minded, with a touch of family feeling. On three levels, there were enough of sunbeds available with parasols. Note that morning/lunchtime is best for sunbathing, since the sun disappears behind trees and mountains in the afternoon. If you arrive by car, and do not want to have you car parked in the street (which is acutally no hazzle), you have to book one of the very few places that are available in the hotel area. The hotel all in all - REALLY GOOD!

Room Tip: Try to get a room with seaview, either in the front or at the side of the hotel.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Arc en Ciel

Address: Viale Torino 39, 18013 Diano Marina, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Province of Imperia > Diano Marina
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Diano Marina
#9 Family Hotel in Diano Marina
#12 Romantic Hotel in Diano Marina
Price Range: $120 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arc en Ciel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled between the sea and shady trees the Hotel Arc en Ciel's idyllic setting will be your paradise cove ! Dip your feet in the aquamarine waters and relax (let us take care of you).Another exclusive feature of the Hotel Arc en Ciel is that you will feel “away from it all” but at the same time, whenever you wish there is a wide range of activities and leisure within easy access.To one side you have Diano Marina's promenade, to the other a spectacular cycling path that connects Diana's bay to Imperia and it's characteristic quay and old port. ... more   less 
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