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“Worst Hotel in Years”
Review of NH La Spezia

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NH La Spezia
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in La Spezia
Reviewed 13 September 2011

Hotel is in terrible location if you are traveling by train or not. Went to La Spezia because rooms in Monterosso were full. I was thinking something close to harbor to catch boat to Monterosso where I wanted to start hike. Boat is 7Euro and train 2.+ and the train is 15 min verses hour by boat, also boat wasn't running because seas were rough.

The hotel is in process of being updated, we stayed in rooms 522 and 526 when stepping off elevator on 5th floor was in shock at how filthy the carpet was, big black spot on faded carpet. Went to get a glass and almost got sick when the glass with plastic on was crusted in toothpaste waste where someone had kept there toothbrush (have pics). Shower curtain black on bottom with the shower being either hot or cold. Sink in 536 would not drain. After complaining that this was the filthiest hotel they moved me to room 622, found out later that 6th and upper floors remodeled. Carpet was clean, new bedding, and nice amenities only one problem when remodeling they did not paint? Breakfast in morning was good until I saw wait staff take used individual jam jar that was used on the table next to me and replace the lid tightly and put in back with the new jars.

Room Tip: 6th floor and above
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

In the city center and less than one block from the water. Lots of bars, restaurant, and entertainment nearby. The shower was huge for a European hotel and there were lots of amenities. Free internet, nice toiletries, robe, slippers, etc. The breakfast buffet was very good. There were crepes, cakes, and just some of everything a very large selections, eggs, bacon the works. I stayed here on a Contiki tour.

Room Tip: Spacious, clean, and modern.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

The restaurant was excellent but expensive. The room was very clean but the decoration was very old.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

hotel rooms we stayed in were not at all in line with promotional pics showing on hotel website; hotel is clearly outdated and rooms are in serious need of refurbishment, which goes for everything from carpets/walls/bathrooms to elevators etc.; bathroom had very nasty smell and at some point we even had yellow/brownish water coming out of the tabs..?!! this eventually brought us to another room on a different floor, which unfortunately wasn't much better than the first room we stayed in, except for the lack of nasty smells, which was however compensated by a lot of noise coming from neighbouring rooms and the nearby elevator area... conclusion: not worth E150/night!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2011

We just stayed here for one night en route to a hotel actually in the Cinque Terre, and I'm glad we weren't here for the whole time, though you could easily make it a base and take train or boat (boat very near the hotel) to the CT every day.

Although we had printed out directions we got slightly lost due to approaching La Spezia from an unexpected direction, and were further confused by the fact that the hotel was marked "Jolly Hotel" with just a little NH flag that we spotted on the third trip round the block. "NH" on the roof would greatly help. Has this been recently taken over by NH? Our room, and especially the bathroom, was a strange mix of the usual NH clean + chic, and older details which were not to NH standards - cracked toilet seat (not impressed), very old shower, etc.

Free wifi internet in the lobby (you need to get a code from the reception for 30 minutes' access), and possibility to pay for it in rooms.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 August 2011

Not a bad hotel, staff are very nice and location is excellent. On the down side it could do with a refurbishment and the breakfast could be improved. Pretty much as expected and would probably stay again if in town.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Hotel is old, average, people from reception desk are verry,verry kind. Breakfast could be till 10:30. People are on vacation...

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about NH La Spezia

Address: Via Venti Settembre 2, 19124, La Spezia, Italy
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Region: Italy > Liguria > Province of La Spezia > La Spezia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in La Spezia
Price Range: £63 - £151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — NH La Spezia 4*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Facing the sea and located only a five-minute walk from the main pier, NH La Spezia is the ideal base for discovering the enchanting Cinque Terre, one of the main attractions of the Italian Riviera and La Spezia in Liguria. ... more   less 
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