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“Good value, good service, but flawed” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Birillo
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in La Spezia
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne,Australia
Level Contributor
66 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Good value, good service, but flawed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

This functional hotel was in a very handy spot to the La Spezia station for our day trip to the Cinque Terre, and excellent value for money. The staff (particularly Sara) were very helpful and efficient, the breakfast was one of the best we've had in an Italian hotel during our extended travels, with home-made cakes and breads and the room was newly decorated. However I wouldn't want to stay here for any more than overnight, and would not recommend it for anyone who is larger than average in height or weight or has mobility issues: The entire bathroom is the size of a small toilet, there is no lift, and our double was actually two singles pushed together, which moved apart with too much movement. This wasn't a problem for us relatively fit middle-aged couple, but could be for others. The rooms were also very close together and not completely sound-proof so this should also be kept in mind for those who are light sleepers. The management and staff are trying very hard, but the hotel is an old one that no amount of redecoration can make bigger or more modern.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Barbara R
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HotelBirillo, Direttore at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Hello!
Thank you for your review, we're happy that you liked the positive things that you mentioned
There are some things that unfortunately we cannot improove, caused by the fact that we're not the owners of the hotel.
Things like the lift, sizes of the bathrooms or insonorisation, are at the moment impossible for us to solve.
But what we're doing is to fix this small problems with the renovations of the bathrooms ( more functional right now), for the fact that we don't have a lift we always ask to carry the bags for you.
Of course, step by step, we'll improove everything
Thank you
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

The hotel has new owner and they are improving, Sara at the reception was really nice and helpful, the prices was great and the hotel is clean and comfortable... only the bathrooms are really small, but it's worth it.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JuanGodoy
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HotelBirillo, Direttore at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Thank you
we're really happy taht you liked your stay here
We are "famous" for our small bathrooms, but you should see how nice they are right now, people love them, because they're so cure =)
Come back, so you can see :)
We wait for you
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Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

Very good location in the city centre. Near from railway station. Friendly and helpfull staff. Tasty breakfast prepared from fresh local food. Good value for money. Perfect base for trip to Cinque Terre. Highly reccommended!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Bohumila Z
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HotelBirillo, Direttore at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Thank you
how are you ?
We're really happy that you liked the place, the location , the breakfast, and thank you for sharing your experience with other travellers
See you soon maybe :)
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New Delhi, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

I really liked the hotel, the service was fabulous and during my stay of one month, I felt like I was at home. The staff is super friendly and the lady (sara) was very kind and helpful. Its a very suggestive hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Yogesh N
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HotelBirillo, Direttore at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Thank you
are you still in Italy?
I really miss you, you became for me like little brothers
And thank you for teaching me how to make rice with the microwave =)
But, shame on you, I still wait for you here for a coffee break ;)
Please come and visit us
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Algiers, Algeria
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Little charming newly renovated hotel, staff very kind, and the breakfast is fully homemade, fata di casa....
So cosy and calm, very convenient to visit La Spezia and Cinque Terre.
The staff very helpful and she speaks English very well, I do recommend ...

Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
Helpful?
2 Thank Toumache
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HotelBirillo, Responsabile reception at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Thank you very much for your kindly word,

It's always a pleasure to meet people like you.
We are happy that you were satisfied with our work and we really hope to see you again in our hotel so that you can eat more of our breakfast " fatta in casa " .

Again, thank you and best regards.
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Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

Arrived at dark having forgot our directions but we found our way through town to hotel. Sweet young woman hotelier, trying her best to please us. Recommended wonderful local restaurant, La Nuova Specia. We were early eaters so restaurant owner gave us great service, shared picture of his mom and dad on wall, they started the restaurant. Carts and carts of food, Limoncello, wonderful dinner. Back at hotel, hostess worked on setting out great breakfast for us at 7am on a Sunday morning. It was wonderful and they kept our luggage while we hiked. A is a bit of walk ffrom train station but great value.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Susan B
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HotelBirillo, Direttore at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Hi
Thank you
We always try our best to please you and make you feel like home
Good that you loved the restaurant as well, they're great
See you next time for the next hiking
=)
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

Very nice surprise for a 2 stars hotel in Italy! Very friendly welcome with phantastic tip for gorgeous Italian dinner. The rooms are just new, everything looks and is new, clean and chosen with care. The hotel is just adjacent to the centre. I very much recommend !

Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
Helpful?
Thank Saima F
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HotelBirillo, Direttore at Hotel Birillo, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Thank you,
It was a pleasure to meet you, you were a very nice and smart couple
Very honoured that you liked our hotel
Can't wait to see you next time!
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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
Hotel Style:
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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