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L'Approdo
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All reviewsrapallo and santa margheritabus stopcinque terretop floorbusy coast roadworth the upgradeparking is limitedminutes walk awaynice balconymain roadbeautiful sea viewchurch bellsvisit portofinorooms are spaciousfirst floorbreakfast is servedthe location is perfect
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We visited the hotel last month celebrating someone's birthday and I have to admit it is indeed a wonderful place to stay. Excellent location, beautiful view, clean rooms and the staff is fantastic! A big thanks to the three ladies at the reception who made our stay a great stay!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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grerico, Proprietario at L'Approdo, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Dear Guest,
The three Ladies at the Reception are very proud of your mentioning them as well as the whole staff !
Thank you for your appreciation and very nice words
Best Regards
G. Bottinelli

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Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

We had just left 5 star luxury in Genoa to come here to a 3 star so we weren't expecting to like the Approdo half as much as we did. The best thing about the hotel is the wonderfully pleasant and friendly staff, who were so helpful all the time, even helping me to practice my (very poor!) Italian and improve it, recommending different drinks at the bar, giving us very useful advice on the best days to visit the Cinque Terre, Portofino etc. As well as the fantastic staff, the hotel itself is spotlessly clean with lovely rooms and a great view over the bay from San Michele di Pagana to Rapallo and beyond. It is located about 2-3 mins walk from San Michele, 10-12 mins walk from Santa Margherita Ligure and about 25-30 mins walk from Rapallo. There is a path most of the way apart from a very narrow stretch up the hill towards Santa Margherita. But there is a bus service and the last one leaves Santa Margherita at 11:30pm. So it is still pretty convenient to get to any of the 3 towns nearby. We would love to stay here again and were very sad to leave it!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2014

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your fantastic review ! We're all very proud of your appreciation that motivates us to do always better.
We hope to welcome you again in San Michele
Kindest regards
G.Bottinelli

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Lovely hotel with really helpful and attentive staff. Amazing views from balconies, and rooms modern and airy and very well serviced.
Great location for Santa Margarieta and Rapallo-easy to walk, road section can be avoided via very steep walk up the side of the hotel.
Definitely recommend and hope to visit again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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grerico, Direttore at L'Approdo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Dear Guest,
The Hotel Staff would like to thank you for your kindness and appreciation which mean a lot for all of us.
We hope to welcome you again in a near future
Kindest regards
G.Bottinelli

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stumbled upon L'approdo nearly four years ago and planned to stay here again if we returned to the area. The rooms are modern and very nice, and although the hotel looks plain from the outside, the interior is modern and nicely appointed. The sea view from the balcony is absolutely fantastic, a great place to share a bottle of wine and stare at the fantastic view of cinqua terra to the south and the Italian Riviera. Very romantic and inspiring. The staff is helpful, friendly, kind and very accommodating. The breakfasts are wonderful and included. I wouldn't even look for another place if we returned to the area.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a sea view balcony
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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grerico, Proprietario at L'Approdo, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2014

Dear Guest, thank you so much for your appreciation that means very much for us. We all are very proud to be the place you choose for your holyday!
Hope to welcome you again soon
G.Bittinelli

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

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very-very convenient location (bus stops just near gates, 2-5 minutes walking distance to several places to swim and to food points);
amazing... no, I would say AMAZING view from the balcony;
very-very friendly and helpfull staff;

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yes, the road is close and sleeping quality not so good, only in the deep night it is quiet. BUT, if you close blind and windows it would be ok;
you should pay for parking in the yard of the hotel. BUT this is the problem of the most hotels in Italy;

Only one thing I can add - ooohh, I want so much to be there right now :))

P.S. warmest hello from Ukraine!

Room Tip: the 1st floor rooms have big balcony/terrace so you can have sun bath at you room as well as have some food and drinks there. but, of course, the view is the best from the top floor.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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grerico, Proprietario at L'Approdo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Dear Guest, thank you so much for your very kind review. We hope to welcome you again next summer: the AMAZING view is here waiting for you!
Best regards
Greta Bottinelli M.

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