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“A teal jewel”

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Affittacamere San Lorenzo
Ranked #11 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Genoa
Loughborough, UK
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202 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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“A teal jewel”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

It is a real privilege to have a room in this unique ancient building, a real historical site perfectly refurbished a d with all the comforts of a first class hotel in the heart of Genova.
The owner is also extremely friendly, kind and knowledgeable and will give you precious tips for your stay.
Really highly recommend.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Polcenigo, Italy
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Reviewed 24 December 2013 via mobile

Once you get inside, this is a nice place. However, unless you are very familiar with the ancient part of Genoa, you will not be able to find it without help! The place is not actually ON the main part of the street listed, but kind of around the corner. It is in the pedestrian only section of the city, so you must park your car about a mile away. Once you do that, you cannot get it out by yourself. The host has to go with you. Most of the attractions are within walking distance, but some are farther away.

This is a lovely place inside, newly remodeled and spotless. The host is an extremely kind gentleman and very helpful about what to see and do in Genoa. Be aware, however, that "affitacamere" means "rooms to rent," not B and B, so unless your booking specifically says breakfast, you may not get any!

There was a kitchen in the common area, but apparently it is not OK to use a glass, etc. from there. They should tell guests that up front.

Myself, I will not go back to this place. However, the location is great for sightseeing, and the facilities nice. I suppose I kind of recommend it? If you are OK with not having access to your car, it is fine. Just find a place to wait and call the host to come and find you!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 23 September 2012

This is a really lovely, quirky B and B. Parts of the building date back to the 12th century, so if you want to stay somewhere that's a bit more interesting than a chain hotel, this is a great option. The room was spotlessly clean and the breakfast was really excellent. Highly recommended!

Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2011

San Lorenzo is just a few steps beside the San Lorenzo Church. It is walking distance to the Piazza de Ferrari, the Aquario, the shopping area in Via XX Settembre, etc. In short, it is centrally located. The owner is very kind and welcoming. It has clean, spacious bedroom, bed, and bathroom. The breakfast was too good to skip.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Virginia, USA
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Reviewed 19 July 2009

Giacomo was a fantastic host and made us feel welcome to Genoa, Italy! The Bed & Breakfast is on a tiny street and is a beautifully renovated old residence. He let us wash our small load of clothes and gave us restuarant and travel ideas. He and his family even brought our bags from and to the parking garage for us.

Truly a high point of our first trip to Italy!

Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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UK
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Reviewed 8 September 2008

The owners of San Lorenzo were very helpful in explaining how to find their little B&B tucked away in a great location right next to the cathedral. It is a small B&B run run by a friendly and helpful family. The rooms are in a 2 bedroom flat, each bedroom with ensuite bathroom shares a communal kitchenette/ sitting room. A copious breakfast was laid out in the morning in the sitting room. Everything was spotlessly clean and there were nice touches like bottles of water in the room and good quality toiletries. The rooms were comfortable and had ample storage space. The owners suggested places to eat out and provided tourist information as well as ringing to book me a taxi when I left and then carrying my luggage to the taxi.
The only disadvantage is that the old building has steep stairs so would not be suitable for people with impaired mobility. Also the layout of the building meant that the bedroom did not have much natural light. However there's plenty to do in the city so you'd be out anyway, so this wasn't a problem. Overall San Lorenzo is recommended as providing a comfortable stay that was good value for money .

  • Liked — great location next to the cathedral
  • Disliked — steep stairs to get up to the rooms
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Affittacamere San Lorenzo

Property: Affittacamere San Lorenzo
Address: Via di Scurreria 1/1, 16123, Genoa, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Genoa > Piazza De Ferrari
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Genoa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Right in the heart of the city, at few minutes walk from the Cathedral and the Aquarium, in a quiet and safe area of the historical centre, the San Lorenzo is the ideal accommodation for the tourists who want to discover the city and its cultural heritage or for a business stay. The two bedrooms, a double and a single (with the possibility of an extra bed ), have both private bathrooms, a safe and a telephone and wi-fi ... more   less 
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