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Hotel Helios

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a few days here and it was one of the best views we have had, looking over the pool to the harbour. The hotel was great and with friendly staff. Close to local restaurants and the train station, if you want go to the Cinque Terre or for a reasonable walk to Portofino.

1 Thank Jamie R
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We spent three days at the Helios in September- great terrace with incredible views- bed was ok(two singles pushed together) which is not unusual in Italy. Front desk and other service staff were excellent. Breakfast was average at best( Very strange cornflakes) and could be improved with little effort- nice views though ( I was spoilt after the Gran Savoia... More 

Thank Vendere12
burlington, ct
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We loved our stay at Hotel Helios. Stayed 6 nights in room 5, that of the huge terrace that overlooked the sea. As most have mentioned, the room is small (but not tiny tiny) and needs to be refurbished. The drapes, rugs, decor is all very dark and the aircon needs some work! the very worst part of the room... More 

2 Thank doudou5995
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 July 2016

My main reason for giving this 2 stars is the gap between quality and price, ie. if it was advertised and priced as a 2 or 3 star hotel I wouldn't mind the cranky small bathroom or sub-standard linen and amenities etc. but for the price it was just not worth it. Shame, because Santa Marguerita is a really beautiful... More 

Thank albanbress
Robertson, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Rooms are clean, facilities are a little dated, but overall an enjoyable stay. Would recommend if staying in Santa Margarita. Staff are very helpful especially older gentleman who works at the breakfast room and bar. He was always so happy to help us. Pool is amazing and so is view, unfortunately like many hotels in Italy it has passed its... More 

Thank Jacko1960
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We were a group of 9 friends and family staying here for 5 nights, as a base for some relaxing and also visiting Cinque Terra walks. Have to say, lovely, quaint hotel; great staff - so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Great location with ocean pool and huge sundeck; pooside café & bar. Rooms were a bit on... More 

Thank Karen559
Calabasas, California
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Helios on a girls' trip to Italy, using it as a base for a day trip to Portofino and also to Cinque Terre. The hotel rooms were well appointed and beautifully cool - we were on the second floor with a great balcony but the first floor rooms had huge terraces (definitely worth trying to get... More 

Thank joceejo
Southern England
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88 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Our second visit to this great hotel, wonderful location, wonderful staff who can't do enough for you, just make sure you leave an extra five minutes when dropping off the key and all set in a lovely real town, way better than Portafino- looking forward to our third trip next year.

Thank Debs4206
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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344 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is one of the most amazing hotels I have ever stayed in. Right on the seafront with a resort-style pool area and dozens of loungers. Our room was on the corner, second floor, so had views out to sea and towards the beach and town. Also we had our own private roof terrace with sun loungers ,table and chairs... More 

Thank Lois G
Melbourne Australia
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Had a very comfortable room with a large terrace overlooking the pool area and marina.All aspects of the hotel were managed well. Superb breakfast area and view. Short walk into the town ares replete with good restaurants. Also a perfect base for the walk to Portofino or take boats to othe Ligurian ports.

Thank Monique55

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Hotel Helios

Address: Via Antonio Gramsci 6, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Santa Margherita Ligure
Price Range: £132 - £136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Helios 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Helios Hotel Santa Margherita Ligure
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure
#11 Luxury Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure
#12 Family Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure
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“Terrace with ocean views is the only way to go”
 of 5 bubbles Vendere12, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 5- on end and has a huge terrace overlooking the sea and port. also more private. however, the bathtub/shower is crazy uncomfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles doudou5995, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stretch the budget to a room with Ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles Karen559, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the front of the hotel have fantastic sea views.”
 of 5 bubbles LoisG702, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If available, choose a room with a balcony patio.”
 of 5 bubbles kdk10152015, 30 Oct 2015 | Read review
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