We stayed for the 1st week of July and had a super time. As there were 5 of us and didn’t want arguments as to where to eat each night we booked half board for the week. We advised the hotel that we'd be arriving late around 11pm, so we didn't expect anything on the 1st night. However the day before departure Elizabeth the owner called us in the UK, and left a message asking if we would like a cold supper on our arrival to give her a call. After a long journey we enjoyed a feast of cold meats, cheese and tomatoes, and trifle anglaise.
We had 2 double rooms in the front overlooking the sea, both with balconies and stunning views of the beach and sea. My daughter has a very small single in the rear. All rooms were spotless, as was the rest of the hotel, with good furnishing and very well maintained throughout.
Even with it being in the height of the season and the hotel being full it was peaceful and relaxing stay, with little disturbance from late night revellers at night, but just the sound of the waves rolling in on the beach.
The restaurant is excellent with a very good choice; if booking ½ board you may choose to have starters and main course off the lunch menu as well as the dinner menu. Superb service from the waiters and staff, who are all totally professional, but also relaxed and friendly. Everyone was multilingual so not a problem asking for anything; and for local advice Andrew the barman was a fountain of knowledge.
The shops and town centre is a pleasant 15min stroll down the promenade; we borrowed the hotel bikes and it was 5mins away. Alternatively by bike it’s easy to cycle west along the coast to Imperia which takes approx. 20 to 25 mins which is mostly traffic free and almost all perfectly flat.
We are looking forward to returning to the Palace soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Classic, modern Hotel facing sandy beach.Bar, Restaurant.Free Wi-Fi, bicicles, fitness room, sunterrace.All Rooms with balcony,a/c,safe,Sat-TV. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palace Hotel Diano Marina