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“Hotel Medusa never disappoints”
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Hotel Medusa
Ranked #1 of 57 Hotels in Finale Ligure
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“Hotel Medusa never disappoints”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We spend a lot of time in Finale Ligure, with its great off-season climate and lovely beaches. We often stay at the Hotel Medusa because it is welcoming, relaxing and professional - and the chef makes great food, especially the puddings! What made this stay a success? The staff are always happy to see us, the rooms are incredibly clean - and we have a favourite room from which you can not only hear the sea but get a great view too. We found they were always very careful to ensure we know what was going on even though sometimes the odd word
escaped them in English.

We spent nearly a week at the hotel, waiting to move into a winter apartment, and everyone was very helpful, and accepted postal deliveries so that we could get lots of stuff for our new flat. We really like their commitment to recycling and cutting back on waste, too.

Room Tip: Always go for the sea view - it's worth it. Book early as the hotel is normally pretty full and...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Hotel is very good and the people is very friendly and always ready to help.
Location is great, direct access to many restaurants, to the nice piazza ant to the beach.
Perfect for MTB lover. They provide a loceked room for MTB, a place to wash and fix them.
My room was quite small but for one person was ok. Nice terrace for breakfast with sea view.

I would reccommend this hotel to friends.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Canton of Valais, Switzerland
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

we did an unplanned stop in finale ligure and not only did we stayed as we enjoyed all the sea side attractions for children and the clean sea and facilities, the friendly staff and locals as well as the wide choice of nice restaurants and cafes, but also because we found a decent room to stay in at hotel medusa. we did a few places along the beach side but this one was the only one who proposed a nice bedroom. ours had a balcony showing on all the roof tops of the neighborhood as well as a view on the bay/sea. compared to other places we visited the room remained quiet once the terrace door was open and we just loved the fresh air to sleep. the entrance is in a typical little side street. the receptionist was friendly patient and helpful. they didnt have a parking spot so we left the car in a safe parking and that cost just 16euros for 22 hours (it cost more in geneva and it isnt garded) and what is a 7 min walk when we went around the town for hours. the hotel has a kids club and a room open for children with loads of games a tent and all to be able to give our babies the same service as at home. we like to come back on a long week-end or a holiday asap. we have a cleaning company and found the bathroom and rooms to be clean and even if the coffee machine wasnt all easy to understand it was friendly to get to know about it with other customers and there was plenty of everything even after breakfast time. the restaurant terrace is nice and invites to stay and nobody chased us out

Room Tip: if you can take a room with the terrace just do it
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Well equipped for cyclists/mtbikers with a storage room and cleaning facilities. Nice location next to the beach and surrounded by restaurants. Quality and variation of the breakfast were below average.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

great stuff. very helpful and nice. good to have a family owned place. They dont relly have there own beach like they advertise...they just get a discount on one of the ones in front. and it was sold out when we arrived so we got no discount. they should ask you in advance if you want to block space at beach in front.

Room Tip: elevator is painully slow so a room on low floors would be nice but the veiw from the top floor is g...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

We've been going to this beautifully situated, friendly hotel for several years and after yet another lovely holiday I thought it was time to share our enjoyment with others. This hotel overlooks the seafront at Finale Ligure with its palm-lined promenade. The entrance to the hotel is in an ancient alleyway on the edge of the historic town centre, closed to cars.

A number of the rooms have a sea view, which is wonderful in the evenings when you return from the beach and the air conditioning is good news in the summer. Rooms on the fourth or fifth floor are the best.
The food is substantial and enjoyable and we discovered lots of Ligurian specialities by eating in the dining room. Breakfast is self service and can be taken on the large terrace overlookng the sea, as can other meals. The hotel also has a deal on behalf of guests with a very centrally placed beach concession.

Over the years, the hotel management has adopted a very eco-friendly stance and combines
this with a commitment to fair trade products, which is very welcome.

Room Tip: Book early! Italian families reserve way ahead.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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England
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Reviewed August 14, 2009

We stayed at this hotel yet again in July - for the 14th consecutive year so we thought it was time to share it with others! We have been coming since it was a two-star without a lift, and watched it blossom into a friendly, family hotel. It is what the Italians would call molto simpatico.

In fact we love the place so much we asked it to host our reception when we married in the town (see picture). In the summer we watch the fun on the beaches from our balcony, and during trips in the winter we put on our coats to sit out there to watch the sea while eating fish and chips bought from the local market (every Thursday, watch out for it!).

In the restaurant you get the chance to try out local Ligurian dishes you would probably never dare to order in the town. The chef has his secret recipes and is happy as long as you're happy. The waiting staff are friendly and will always try to help you work out exactly what kind of fish it is they are serving.

Before we discovered the Medusa we did try other hotels in Finale Ligure but none could compete for friendliness, comfort, views and generally causing a feeling of well-being.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Medusa
Address: Via Bricchieri 7 | Lungomare di Via Concezione, 17024, Finale Ligure, Italy
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Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Finale Ligure
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Finale Ligure
#1 Green Hotel in Finale Ligure
#2 Family Hotel in Finale Ligure
#4 Romantic Hotel in Finale Ligure
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Medusa 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Medusa Hotel, a charming completely renovated XVII building, is located on the Finalmarina promenade, few steps from the beach and the historic centre of the town. You will find a warm welcome all year round in this familiar and peaceful establishment. The Hotel is equipped with a lift, air-conditioning restaurant, a terrace with a lovely sea-view and a meeting room. All bedrooms have been fully renewed and include a bathrooms with shower, satellite-TV, hair-dryer and sound-proofed doors. Some of this have a lovely sea- view.For our little guests we have purposely planned a furnished area. During the summer an assistant follow them daily entertaining them with games and animations, particularly during their parents' lunch time. Mothers devoted kitchen corner.At the restaurant they will find high chairs, table-clothes colorable, colourful dishes and glasses. The sandy beach is equipped with swimming- pool and toys for the baby bathers. Little beds, with anything else required are provided in the bedrooms.Finale Ligure is ideal for sports, mountain biking and hill-walking as it as at the edge of picturesque mountain which are criss-crossed with paths.Cycle tourists are offered facilities for free bike storage and washing, as well as a small workshops and maps and guides. Near the hotel, you can hire mountain bikes and join guided excursions. ... more   less 
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