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“Great little hotel for an overnight stay”
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Hotel Birillo
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in La Spezia
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6 reviews
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“Great little hotel for an overnight stay”
Reviewed 20 April 2013 via mobile

Booked this hotel because of its location not expecting much because it was only 2 stars. We were greeted by the friendly lady on the reception desk who informed us of some ongoing improvements to the rooms (including a new wardrobe in the room). The room was spacious, with a comfortable double bed (two singles pushed together), with a balcony which overlooked the relatively quiet street. The bathroom was tiny but functional. There was good pressure and warm water in the shower and it had a good shower screen. The lighting in the bathroom was not good enough to put make up on in the morning, but the natural light in the bedroom was enough to do so. Nice touch with the toiletries provided (shampoo, body wash and soap) which was housed in a cute wicker basket with the towels.
There was an air conditioning unit with remote in the room (we didn't need to use it - the fresh air from leaving the balcony door open at night was enough).
The breakfast was great. The usual at most hotels however with the added bonus of home made pastries and cakes (including ricotta cheesecake with chocolate and warm apple cake).
The receptionist was warm and friendly, and was able to give us helpful information about the local area, including the Cinque Terre. Upon checking out we were given a complimentary bottle of water as she knew we were heading to the Cinque Terre to do some walking.
Great hotel, great rates, would stay again if we come back to La Spezia. 
Thank you for your hospitality.
Laura and Karim (Australia)

  • Stayed April 2013
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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Thank you very much Australian friends
The situation changed a lot and now we have so many renovated rooms and lots of new delicious things for breakfast
Come back ans see :)
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

Lovely service from a hostess that really cares about her guests having a lovely holiday. Easily the best breakfast i've ever had in any small hotel. Rooms were perfectly spacious. Gave honest local tips and restaurant recommendations. Would definately go again.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
So, if you want to come here again, please come!
There a lot of things you should see now, we're very happy of what we have done =)
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Milan
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

I went and visited la Spezia with some very good friends and this hotel was amazing. The breakfast was soooo amazing and fresh. All the baked things were made by the hostess.The rooms were spotless ours didn't feel like every other hotel room, fancy yet impersonal.It had character and it felt like home.Amazing experience, I'll go back just for the breakfast!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Thank you!
I felt the same with you
And I 'm very happy that you came back this year with a new person
Of course you have to come back next year ;)
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Wayne, New Jersey
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

My daughter and I like to hike Cinque Terre. Looking for an inviting hotel away from the tourist areas, my daughter found Hotel Brillo in La Spezia, a short train ride away. This is a wonderful, simple, warm, and friendly place to stay. The rooms are simple, neat, and spotlessly clean. The bathrooms are more cozy than small. The hotel staff are super warm and friendly. I looked forward to breakfast because most everything was home-made. Yogurt, bread, and pastries were outstanding.
As my daughter and I departed, we felt as though we had just left family.
Wonderful hospitality and memories. Thanks.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Thank you so much
It was a real pleasure to have you here
You were very nice to me
I will have a nice memory of you ^_^
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

I have stayed at Hotel Birillo for several weeks every year now for the past 4 years and am planning on coming back in June. It is my home away from home. Sara is wonderful. The breakfasts superb. The facilities including free wifi, airconditioning excellent. The location so convenient to some of the most spectacular places to visit--all within a day's train ride once you have explored Cinque terra, Portovenere, and Lerici on the beautiful Gulf of Poets. The villages in the coastal mountains are unique and well serviced by buses from La Spezia. Pisa, the walled city of Lucca, Portofino, Parma all can be explored while basing yourself in La Spezia and you won't find better value than Hotel Birillo--or a warmer welcome.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Funny, how I replied to your new comment first, now I'm doing my homeworks ^_^
I don't ask you how you are, because I know =), writing emails every month, I don't have words to say what you are for me Leslie, something special for sure =)
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

I went for a one week trekking and decided to stay in La Spezia with my dad and boyfriend. We had a wonderful stay at Hotel Birillo. The hostess is absolutely amazing. She speaks at least three languages, makes almost all of the delicious breakfast treats herself and works around the clock to make sure the guests are comfortable. We all felt like this place was home for a week because of the excellent hospitality. Thank you so much Hotel Birillo! We hope to return soon!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Thank you Anna!
It was so nice.
For me it was the same, I felt like I was with friends, and this year was the same thing
I hope that I could see you again next year, with love
Sara
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Stayed here for one night when visiting Cinque terre. The location was nice, and rooms nothing more than OK. I know it's only two stars, but still the bathroom was terrible! Not enough room to even turn around in the shower. Water FREEZING cold. Also felt dirty. Very glad we stayed for just one night. The price was to high compared to the standard. If staying for onlye one night and not planning to use the shower, I guess you'll be OK. The city La spezia was really nice though!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Hi
thank you for your review
In case you could come back, you will find a totally different situation
It doesn't look like the same place =)
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Property: Hotel Birillo
Address: Via Dei Mille 11-13, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Province of La Spezia > La Spezia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
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Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in La Spezia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Birillo 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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