Don´t bank on your GPS to take you to the door as the hotel is tucked away down a little side street off a main pedestrian shopping area so you will need to park on the road behind (Via Roma, I think) if you can find space. It´s blue zone parking so need to pay if parking before 8pm or after 8am. The young lady who welcomed us made us feel like friends, rather than paying guests and couldn´t have made us feel more welcome. She pre-warned us of a group who were staying who had been quite noisy the previous night and told us to let us know if we were bothered by them but we heard no noise at all and had a perfect night´s sleep.
The hotel is very small, only 9 rooms, and all the rooms are named after local villages around the Cinque Terre area. The room was quite small and basic, but extremely comfortable, clean and very quiet as there is no traffic outside of the hotel. The hotel looks like a recently renovated old property and has been tastefully decorated inside in a modern way, but showing lots of the old, original stone walls and with the original wooden floorboards.
Breakfast is in a cosy room at the back of the hotel and is a small but sufficient buffet (fresh fruit, yoghurts, bread, cakes, juice, tea/coffee etc). There is plenty of local information in the reception to help you plan your visit if you need it and free WiFi connection which worked perfectly.
There are loads of places to eat off the main pedestrian road and you should´t have to use your car to get around the town which is quite small.
I would definitely stay again if returning to La Spezia or recommnend it to friends and family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- his new facility is located in the silent pedestrian area of La Spezia, in the city centre, just in front of the Lia Museum and a 5 minutes walk from the railway station and the ferry boats to Cinque Terre, Portovenere and Lerici. The hotel has nine ensuite rooms, featuring a modern furniture, a fridge, air conditioning, LCD TV and WIFI connection. Nearby free and pay parking areas. Free bicycles available for customers. The hotel staff will be pleased to inform you about events and itineraries and to offer you advice on how to best enjoy your stay. ... more less
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