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)
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