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La Vela Hotel
Ranked #23 of 29 Hotels in Rapallo
Reviewed 20 September 2013

This traditional old style Italian hotel is in my opinion ideally located. It is literally 100 metres approximately from the promenade. Within less than 5 minutes from the hotel by foot, I was able to avail of a ferry/or bus to Portofino, and trains to Cinque Terre, and indeed all of the Riveria coast.
The host family are genuinely very warm, welcoming, and hospitable. The breakfast is a traditional Italian/continental one of juice, coffee and fresh croissants (the coffee is made fresh and not from a machine). The hotel is based on one of the top floors of this art deco/nuovo period building, there is a plentiful supply of hot water for bathing/showering. If I had to add one negative comment I would have to say that the decor is dated, however, I assure you for the price, location and outstanding warmth you will experience, in my opinion by Italian standards it represents good value for money.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

I found the owner and son amazingly nice ; I didn't encounter that type or care and kindness everywhere in Italy so it was refreshing.

Place is very well located to go to Portofino which is the nicest place around, you got to jump on a bus and it drops you there.
La Vela is in front of Europa 4 stars hotel so you are in a good area ; go for it -

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

This looked so promising - a family-run restaurant (which looked good) plus hotel - so we booked into the hotel for one night. The room smelt a bit smokey, but looked okay, so we took it. The bathroom made it a bit cramped, as did the spare broken chair. The matresses needed replacing - but the linen was clean. The place as a whole was clearly granny's attic once (~1930) It could have looked period - it just looked old and uncared-for. There was an old bathroom with a proper bath - but it smelt stale. The oddest thing was an area with a row of about 11 chairs, that looked like they had come out of an old cinema - arranged in rows facing an empty display cupboard with a tiny TV on top of it - very odd. This a classic case of hotel neglect by "Mamma". It's not the first time we have seen this - the matriach of the family owns the hotel, spend nothing on it and expects the children (who are normally embarrassed) to run it until they finally inherit a mess. What a shame.

Un messaggio per la Mamma:
L’hotel ha bisogno di modernizzazione subito! Non sarebbe un buon eredita per I vostri figli...

Room Tip: We were at the front which is noisy - you can hear everything from the street below - and will be wo...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 February 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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Address: Via Milite Ignoto 19, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Rapallo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #23 of 29 Hotels in Rapallo
Price Range: £43 - £49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — La Vela Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 13
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