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“Free parking and shuttle”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Ghironi

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Hotel Ghironi
Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in La Spezia
Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Free parking and shuttle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

A very spacious room and bathroom. A little way out of town but they were happy to drop us in there (we walked back couldn't get a taxi about 3 k's). Very helpful receptionist who explained Cinque Terre well. Took us to the wharf the next morning and arranged a pick up time from the train station. Breakfast good. An enjoyable stay for two nights.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

When you first enter this '4 star' hotel you check the address to make sure that you haven't made a mistake. It's located a block from the La Spezia port with all that a port entails. The lobby is dated however when you meet the personal you are in for a pleasant surprise.
The rooms are basic and functional. No frills here,
However the facilities are clean and the staff most courteous and obliging.
A shuttle bus is available to take you to the historical area or to the train station for your trip to Cinque terre.
I would say our experience was 8 on a scale of 10. But don't expect 5 star luxury.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Gold Coast
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

This hotel is further from town than I would prefer. The hotel does provide a free shuttle, however if you arrive in the afternoon, you have to get a taxi, which is odd, as check-in is in the afternoon.
Front desk staff, Kathy spoke perfect English and was very helpful. The first room I was given was dark and dingy and the bed was as hard as a rock. I was not impressed, and after speaking with Kathy, I was given another room....still very hard bed and flat pillows, as seems to be the norm in Italy. There is no restaurant on the premises, but the free shuttle will take you into town beginning at 6pm and will bring you back as late as 9.30pm. Breakfast was OK, and the waitress will make you cappucino if you don't like the very strong American coffee. The area is not very good, so don't suggest walking solo at nightime. There is a seafood only restaurant around the corner which was OK. Kathy arranged for anyone who was going to Cinque Terre to go by boat, so the shuttle took us to the port where we had a fabulous 2 hour trip. Only 2 English speaking TV channels.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Hudson, Canada
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for one night to do Cinque Terre during our two week trip in Italy.The hotel is well located in La Spezia and has free parking. We arrived around 11am and they quickly got us on a free shuttle bus and off to the train station for our hike. The Cinque Terre is outstanding but that's a whole other review!
Back to the hotel after a long day we were glad to get to our room which was clean and ample sized. Although the room was basic the bathroom was extremely modern and looked brand new. There is a bar but my husband just grabbed a couple of drinks and brought them back to the room as we were tired.
Breakfast was very good. Delicious cappucinos!

Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Devon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

This is a brilliant hotel and a very sensible stop off as it is so close to the junctions of the motorway. But it is a 10 minute bus ride into the town centre. The bus stop is easy to find and the buses are regular.
The hotel provided a great air conditioned room and a good Italian breakfast. Lovely helpful staff too. We stayed two nights and could have easily stayed another two. A brilliant, authentic (no english spoken) pizza restaurant is just near the bus stop too, seek it out for a fab pizza!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Isle of Wight, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

Receptionist surprised we were not here to visit Cinque Terre. Does everyone? We picked it purely as stop over from Florence to Nice and it served very well.
Free parking - follow signs for parking to actually find hotel. Very nice reception area and helpful staff. No restaurant, We ate in little place 5 minute walk that specialises in mussels if you like them, but nice pasta too and saved us getting back in car to town.
Large room and shower area well appointed.
Breakfast very nice buffet.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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La Spezia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

the hotel and the room are old. broken furniture.
good for one day sleep to see the cinque terre because they have a shuttel but you should come early to invite place on good hour in the shuttle/

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Ghironi
Address: Via del Tino 62, 19126, La Spezia, Italy
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Region: Italy > Liguria > Province of La Spezia > La Spezia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in La Spezia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ghironi 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel staff are available 24 hours a day to assist you and can provide you with tourist information. There is also a free shuttle service that can bring you to the train station or the La Spezia harbour where you can take a boat to Cinque Terre, one of Italy’s most famous coastlines. ... more   less 
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