As everyone has said, this hotel is the only one with a private beach in Santa Margherita Ligure, and has a lovely sea-water swimming pool as well. We didn't use these as the weather was too cool. But the view from this hotel is amazing, of the whole harbour of SML curving around. We had an excellent room with sea view, balcony, fridge for storing food rather than for mini-bar which is excellent, and there was a parking spot in the garage under the hotel (limited number, must be reserved in advance). Breakfast was very good, cappuccino or other hot drinks made to order and an excellent selection of food. On the last day it was warm enough to sit on the terrace for breakfast and that was wonderful. Monica in reception was so kind and friendly and helpful in every way--drawing maps, and explaining everything about how to get to Portofino, San Fruttuoso etc. The only flaw was that the hot water in our room was not quite hot enough and the pressure was poor. However, we liked the hotel so much otherwise, we didn't say anything until check-out when we mentioned it just to let them know. I think if we'd said something earlier an effort would have been made to fix this. Anyway, this is a lovely place to stay, and as has been said, has that personal touch that you don't find in most of the chains.
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