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Hotel San Desiderio
Ranked #4 of 29 Hotels in Rapallo
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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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“Warm and Homely”
Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

We spent three wonderful nights at this charming friendly little oasis. It is a little hard to find ( a well kept secret I guess) but once you find this haven down a little street you have found a home away from home. The hosts Marco and Phillipe welcome you like long lost family and do their utmost to make sure you enjoy your stAy. The rooms are cosy, clean and comfortable,and despite a double bed being 2 king singles pushed together, it isn't really a problem. Breakfast is continental and is more than adequate , fresh fruit included, with well made coffee. The hotel is a 5 minute walk to the harbour, 5 minute to the train station, and 5-10 to restaurants/ trattorias, which makes it ideally located. Phillipe can recommend various restaurants plus give directions.He is all fluent in at least four languages that we heard ! (Italian, French, English and German). We would gladly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a well priced well serviced hotel in Rapallo. We would definitely return !

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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104 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Good choice for a short break in Rapallo. It was our base for visiting Cinque Terre. Seashore and railway station (train to Cinque Terre) are nearby. Rooms are small, but clean and come with bathroom, refrigerator, airco and small safe. The owners are very friendly (men spreekt Nederlands!) and helpful. Breakfast was very good for Italian standards, but the cappuccino was not.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moraga, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2013

My wife and I, we stayed at the hotel for 3 nights in September 2013 and had a great time. Filippo and Marco are super hosts. They went out of their ways to help us to explore this beautiful area by train, bus and boat. They also recommended 2 nice restaurants to us. We ate at Marco restaurant and the food and price was good. We went to Elite restaurant and it was closed for a few days.

Room is nicely decorated, clean and big. We have a lot of luggages and still have plenty of room to move around. Bottles water, coffee and tea are provided in our room each day. Bathroom is also big.

Breakfast is good. There are croissant, foccacia, bread, cheese, cold cuts, fruits, fruit juice, coffee, cereal, yogurt, pie, and more.

It is located in the residential area and quiet. It is near the train station, super market, bakery and restaurants.

If we are in the part of Italy again, we definitely stay at this hotel again!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Somerset West, South Africa
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Welcomed by the friendly and very helpful Marco. He assisted us with Train & Flight bookings.
Hotel within walking distance to Waterfront, Station and Ferry Port.
Room equiped with all you need. Very clean and the Breakfast in the garden something to remember. Definate value for money. Ideal base to explore areas like Santa Margherita and Portefino.
Will definately promote this hotel to our family & friends and wish to come back one day !

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

Quite frankly I wonder howcome a stay at Hotel San Desiderio doesn't cost more than it does. We were very happy with the location, room, air conditioning, breakfast, staff... Well, everything. We're sure to go there again, next time with offspring.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2013

Quiet little hotel located 5 minutes to beach and 10 minutes to train station. Room was clean with good size bathroom, wifi and lots of space. Marco & Phillipe went out of their way to make our stay special. They even met us at the train station when we couldn't find their place. Lots of little extras made the stay most enjoyable. Highly recommend. Don't let the lane entrance put you off

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel San Desiderio
Address: Via S. Desiderio 4, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
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Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Rapallo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #4 of 29 Hotels in Rapallo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel San Desiderio 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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