My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights.
It is a beautiful, peaceful hotel on the outskirts of Santa Margherita Ligure.
The hotel staff were beyond helpful and kind - the receptionist staff all spoke English. On arrival the receptionist gave us detailed maps of the area, advice on the best places to go, train and boat times and local tips. They were always more than happy to help with anything you asked for.
Our room was on the first floor and had a terrace with sunbeds and a great view out into Rapallo. The room was above average in size and extremely clean.
The only negative was that the room only had voile curtains on the inside and to shut out the light you had to close the mechanical metal shutters which were on the outside of the room controlled by a switch inside the room. These are really loud and when some guests came back late at night or were up early in the morning, the sound of these going up or down would wake you up.
Also, there is a beautiful church opposite the hotel but its bells chime at 7am every morning for at least 10 minutes. If you are not an early riser, this hotel is not for you!
The hotel is close to a number of areas including Santa Margherita, Portofino, Rappallo and Cinque Terre.
Santa Margherita is only a 15 minute walk away but involves 5 minutes of walking up hill on a road without a pavement. It's not too bad and you get used to it but you do need to be careful.
There is free parking at the hotel if you book in advance or they direct you to a nearby road to also park free of charge. We left our car here all week without moving it and had no problems at all.
Once you are in Santa Margherita Ligure you can get a 15 minute bus ride to Portofino or a 20 minute boat ride. The train station is also only a 15 minute walk away from the hotel.
Breakfast was fine. Breads, cakes, fruit, ham, cheese and eggs.
I highly reccomend this hotel to anyone looking to visit Portofino on a budget!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- l`Approdo Hotel Rapallo
- l Approdo Rapallo