My wife and I stayed here for the last week of August this past summer. We had visited Alassio 4 years ago and at that time said we would return to this beautiful seaside Italian town once we had children. Well with two young children in tow we were fortunate enough to choose Residence Le Terrazze as our home away from home this trip.
Egidio the owner is one of those "kind souls" you come across every once in awhile while traveling. Egidio could honesty not do enough for my family. Upon check in he made my 3.5 year old son feel very special based on the beach toy and bucket set that apparently every child receives upon check in. Egidio speaks 5 languages fluently and has now decided to enrol in Russian lessons as he says a few Russians have recently discovered Alassio and he wants to ensure he can communicate with them. Egidio was honest and truthful when it came time to recommendations for restaurants in Alassio. Egidio seems to always be around whether at the hotel or out and about riding his bike in town. The baby club offered by their sister Residence is very well appointed, spotlessly clean and provide my wife and I with 2 hours one early evening of alone time to get some shopping in. The baby club teacher loved my son and even know he speaks no Italian and she spoke very little English, they had a splendid time playing together.
The Residence itself is spotlessly clean and exceptionally well appointed for small town Italy. So clean in fact I believe it would be possible to eat the fresh baked crossiants they provide each morning on the hotel hallways. Bathrooms are very large by Italian standards. We booked a two bedroom apartment that looked directly at the sea and the views of the sunrise from the patio were surreal.
Alassio itself truly is the jewel of the entire Italian / French riviera. Countless playgrounds for children, incredible family run restaurants scattered throughout town, a friendly vibe, excelent shopping, a nightly passeggiata that rivals any city in Italy and without a doubt, the best beach in the Riviera due to the soft sand, calm waves and a very gradual incline to the depth of the water. The beach clubs are all meticulously cared for with each one catering to a different demographic.
There is a reason why Italians from Milan and Torino have returned to Alassio for their summer holidays for generations.
I've been to Italy 9 times and Alassio is by far and away my favorite little beach town. I look forward to returning to Alassio in the next few years and without a doubt will stay at Egidio's hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering modern apartments with views of the Ligurian Sea and historic centre, Residence Le Terrazze is right on the beach in Alassio. It provides free bike rental and a free wellness centre.Le Terrazze Residence is a historic building dating back to the 1700s. It is characterised by its many terraces overlooking the sea, ideal for sunbathing, relaxing and socialising. ... more less
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