We recently stayed at the Hotel Minerva for a couple of days in late June. Overall I'd say our stay there was a positive.
The good: while not right on the water, it was a short walk down to the waterfront area/beach, and it was very quiet because it was a not on the main drag with all the cars/bars/restaurants. It had a beautiful rooftop patio with a small pool, sauna etc that is made spectacular with its view of the harbor (although it is only open to 8:30 at night, which was a bit disappointing because we would have liked to enjoy the view with a glass of wine in the evening). The breakfast served with quite adequate and when the weather is nice you can enjoy it on a pretty little patio.
I have to commend the staff. We had an unfortunate little incident with the car getting scraped, which the gentleman at the front happened to witness, and he volunteered to rub it out, which saved us a hassle with the rental car company). Everyone else we met also were very helpful and pleasant.
The one caveat I would have is that the hotel's decor is somewhat dated; looks like it was perhaps last redecorated in the 80's. So if you expect something super chic, this isn't the place for you. Also, our bathroom was small-ish but fine in size (not much counterspace though), while our friend's bathroom was functional but very small (tough for a 6'3" guy). But the rooms were perfectly functional and they were immaculately clean.
On balance, we had a nice visit to this hotel and would visit it again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Few steps from the marina. GARAGE, Wi-Fi free, breakfast, sauna, steam bath, relaxing tub ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Minerva Hotel Santa Margherita Ligure