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Hotel Minerva
Lidingo, Sweden
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5 reviews
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“Perfect in every way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Central location, personal, professional and very friendly service. Great breakfast with fresh fruit, good bread and versatile offering of juices, cold cuts etc. Roof terrace with pool & spectacular view. Rooms comfortable and clean. Can truly recommend.
Nils, Lidingö, Sweden

Room Tip: Top floor close to the rooftop terrace
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely smaller hotel that is just a few streets from the lovely Santa Margherita harbour. The staff are extremely helpful and flexible to any requests. The breakfast included a wide variety of delicious breakfast items (during the weekend they have pancakes). We stayed in the superior room which had plenty of space and included a mezzanine level. It also had a very effective air con unit. The room was extremely clean and pristine. Upstairs on the roof there is a spa section. It includes a sauna and steam room, a small gym with exercise bikes and a small pool/hot tub. The view from the roof is spectacular. It is tastefully decked and includes 6 deck chairs. The sauna and gym bikes have to be reserved (separately) and the pool can be reserved by up to 6 people so best to book in the morning or the night before depending how busy it is. Within minutes there are many restaurants around the area however Saturday night's are very busy in the summer months so book ahead! Overall a very nice and welcoming hotel that I would reccomend especially if you want to relax after the hustle and bustle of Santa Margherita Ligure.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

We were here for three nights in July and couldn't fault it. From the moment we arrived the service was fantastic, until our departure when we were given a delicious gift of biscuits for our train journey. The rooms were clean, and great value for the price paid, our room had a balcony. The rooftop terrace was a nice surprise- a small pool/spa, steam room and sauna with some deck chairs with views of the ocean. Breakfast was really nice and a lovely setting in the garden. The location is good, on the port side of town, and a 10 minute walk to the train station. There is a bus stop nearby for the bus to Portofino, and the train station.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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New Canaan, Ct
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41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

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.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Zurich
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

The Hotel is neat and clean, very close to the harbor and gained an overall good review. The staff is friendly, available and succeeds in making the staying a smooth one.
The very pleasant surprise was the breakfast. the buffet covered all angles and with freshly made cakes, fruit and single-dose cereal.
I would recommend it on a general basis, specially if you want to be close to the sea and yet without all the hassle of traffic.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Fantastic service from the moment we arrived. The room was excellent and the staff are fantastically helpful (maps, suggestions for food, extra pillows, helping with luggage from the moment the taxi arrived, calling a taxi when we left and helping with luggage). The food is excellent. The bed and bedding were high quality. This is an excellent location for seeing places like Portofino and Cinque Terre. There is an elevator and the room was very comfortable. Easy walks to a terrific grocery store and small local restaurants.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

Hotel Minerva is one of those rare finds. A fabulous family owned and run hotel in one of the most beautiful seaside towns on the planet! You could not ask for better hotel from a the aspect of welcoming, family oriented and quiet relaxation. Each and every staff member we met were attentive and helpful. A place to return to again and again.

Room Tip: Choose a seaside view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Minerva

Property: Hotel Minerva
Address: Via Antonio Maria Maragliano 34/d, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Santa Margherita Ligure
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure
#8 Romantic Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Minerva 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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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