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“Superb”
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L'Approdo
Ranked #9 of 29 Hotels in Rapallo
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
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47 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Enjoyed 2 nights in July visiting Portofino by bus and Cinque Terre by train.
It is well located - easy to catch the bus into town. You can in fact walk in safety to Rapallo via the beach below the church. The staff are very freindly and helpfull and the accommodation is very good - modern and clean. Parking in the nearby alleyway is easy to find.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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grerico, Proprietario at L'Approdo, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Dear Guest,
thank you so much for you appreciation and also for giving some useful information about the area which is so important for other travellers when making their destination choice. The Staff is very grateful for your kind words.
Kindest regards
G.Bottinelli
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Very friendly and helpful staff, (with excellent English).
The room was good sized, clean and had a magnificent view from our private terrace. The air conditioning worked well and the blind was perfect for those who like it dark in the morning.
The breakfast was one of the best I've had in Italy.
There is a lovely (pebble) beach very close to the hotel.
The hotel is technically in Rapallo, but is much closer to Santa Margherita (which personally I much preferred). You can easily walk to Rapallo or Santa Margherita or get the local bus (€1.50 for up to 100 minute journey). The hotel kindly provides a timetable for the buses.
If I was being hypercritical I would mention that the walk into Santa Margherita begins with a 200 / 300 metre trek uphill on a busy road with no footpath. This can be a bit scary, but once you get to the top of the hill there is a footpath from there onwards.
Also, the wifi, (which is free), was on the slow side, and there was a small bit of noise from other rooms on occasion. We didn't drive, but there are a limited number of parking spaces, and once they are full you have to use the local public car park.
However, they are very minor quibbles. It is a great place to stay and I would highly recommend it. We even stayed an extra night because we liked it so much!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this review, 27 July 2013
Dear Guest, thank you so much for being so kind with us and also so accurate in describing our Hotel. This second being very important to us beacause it helps other guests in their choice of which is the "fittest" place where to spend their holidays.
Hope to welcome you again soon
Best regards
Greta Bottinelli
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Sevenum, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 28 June 2013

What a lovely hotel. The personnel were extremely pleasant and very helpful. Always a smile no matter what time of day or night. Bright and airy rooms, very comfortable with beautiful views from the balcony. We were with 3 adults in one room and there was plenty of space for us all. The hotel is well situated for visits to Portofino, Santa Margherita and Rapallo. Plenty of nice restaurants close by or just a short bus ride away. The bus stops just outside the hotel and costs very little. We would definitely recommend this hotel and will be sure to return one day.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this review, 30 June 2013
Dear Guest,
thank tou for your wondeful description of the Hotel and the staff; we are all very thankful!
We hope that you will manage to come and visit us again in a near future
Kindest regards
G.Bottinelli
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Corsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

We found this hotel through Lonely Planet. It took less than two hours from Milan and was set between Rapallo and Santa Margarita in a quieter elevated spot. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. They made a big fuss of William, our dog and made us all feel very welcome. The room was great - simple and clean with a balcony overlooking the sea and great views. The reception booked us somewhere to eat out every night and told us the secret walk through the network of back street paths that are typical of this part of Liguria. Breakfast on the patio, next to a tree laden with oranges was special. Booking in advance to get a car parking space was important, although parking would have been fine on a local street. The hotel stands back from the road through to Portofino, which has constant traffic during the day. But this wasn't a problem and goes with the territory on this stretch of coast. We walked to Portofino, which was going a tourist trap in season and concluded that the area around Santa Margarita was a better place to hang out. Lots of great restaurants within 15 minutes walk.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this review, 11 June 2013
Dear Guests, thank you so much for you very kind words of appreciation and for your beautiful description of our Hotel and the area where we stand. The last being so important for us because it helps people make their holiday choice with much more awareness, as they trust others guests' opinions.
Hope to welcome you at l'Approdo very soon
Greta Bottinelli
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Cumbria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2013

The warmest of welcomes, the rooms were fresh and had great views. The team at reception were brilliant nothing was too much trouble, lots of information on what to see and where to go. Breakfast with a choice of inside or outside tables was very good. The view from our balcony was breathtaking. We found it easy to get around using the bus that stops just outside the hotel that linked with train station and the ferries. Good free wifi. We will return.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this review, 30 June 2013
Dear Guests thank you so much for you very kind words, our staff is gratefull for your appreciation. Our work is not always easy expecially in high season but thank to Guests like you, we feel that it is always worh doing it!
Hope to welcome you back soon
Kindest regards
G. Bottinelli
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 May 2013

We booked this hotel based on it's location and reviews and we weren't disappointed. From the moment we arrived, when Marta ran down the drive to help us with our cases we knew that we'd made the right choice. All the staff were so helpful and attentive. Rooms and hotel are spotless, very good breakfast, location and setting amongst an array of beautiful trees, together with the view from the balcony - simply stunning. Excellent bus service with stops outside the gates. If we won the lottery, we wouldn't go anywhere else. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this review, 30 June 2013
Thank you, thank you for your beautiful words! Marta was very happy for your nice memory of her!
We hope to welcome you again soon
Kindest regards
G.Bottinelli
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2013

This is very nice hotel, with a perfect location with short walking distance to both Santa Margherita and Rapallo. The staff is very nice and attending, and speaks fluent English as well as French and German. The breakfast is excellent on Italian standards. I was there for cycling, and even for the sporting purpose the breakfast was plenty.

We stayed there on a short notice, so our room didn't have a balcony or a nice view, but it was clean and plenty of space. I was especially fond of the hard mattress.

The only negative thing was unreliable wifi connection. I had some urgent work matters to take care of, and for a while it was a bit frustrating.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this review, 16 May 2013
Dear Guest,
thak you for your appreciation and for taking the time to review our Hotel. Our guest's opinion is very important for us.
Best Regards
G.Bottinelli
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Property: L'Approdo
Address: Via San Michele di Pagana 160, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Rapallo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Rapallo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — L'Approdo 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'Approdo is a three star Hotel in a unique position overlooking the splendid bay of S.Michael. Hotel recently renovated, modern neat and clean. ... more   less 
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