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“Good value and excellent combination for a family with children and biking”
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Hotel San Giuseppe
Ranked #12 of 57 Hotels in Finale Ligure
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Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Good value and excellent combination for a family with children and biking”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Good value for money, a great 3star hotel with lots of small pluses which may make us coming back - food was great, hotelrooms clean and stuff very friendly. If to complain about anything then we wonder why dont Italians ever have tomatoes and mozzarella for breakfast? Pillows could have been softer, too... The water in the pools was surprisingly cold but thats probably how it is in the season that is not summer any more and not winter yet either. To be honest, we are coming back!

Room Tip: Rooms not facing the railway are quieter, although there are no trains at nighttime anyway.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Ispra, Italy
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

We stayed here in October 2012 for 3 nights. We are a family of 5 - 2 adults plus 3 boys of 7, 5 and 2. We had 2 rooms; we could have all stayed in one, but we thought we would all get more sleep if the 2 year old was in a room with one parent.
We stayed half board, so breakfast and dinner were included in the price.
The staff were without exception friendly and helpful, the rooms and bathrooms were clean and extremely well equipped, the food was good, the pool was brilliant (and the absolute highlight for our children). The choice at meal times especially for the children was excellent. There was an outside play room too with ride ons and toys for the kids.
We did a little sight seeing and managed a sunny day on the beach (even swimming in the sea).
There is another small play room just off the dining room which was perfect when the boys couldn't sit still any longer but we hadn't finished our meal.
We would definitely go there again.I would really recommend this hotel; it is excellent value, welcoming and child friendly.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2012

This barracks like hotel is an unusual mix of good and bad, sadly most of the bad is out of their hands. The noise echoes round this vast old building, and the romance of an old monastry is non existant.It sits above the railway line,but as trains are not frequent, this is less of an issue.Finale Ligure is ok a mix of restaurants will keep you entertained for 3 or 4 days,most of the holiday makers are italian which gives it an authentic if slightly down market feel.The beaches as usual are divided up into private areas, which english people will think crazy.The worst thing is the grotty short walk under the railway and the road to the beach.
The hotel is very clean,the staff are excellent and speak english,I had to change rooms because the fuse went in mine but sutch is life.The pool was spotless and the breakfast not bad either.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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SanGiuseppe, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel San Giuseppe, responded to this review, 4 December 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review and for sharing your valuable opinion.
We're very sorry about bad things point out from you, but we hope that you had a pleasant stay anyway.
We will be happy to have you as our Guests again.
Have a nice time
Cristina
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West Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Coming from Canada, finding a hotel that openly welcomes bikers, and can provide local trail advice is very new and exciting!

Hotel San Giuseppe is very convenient to both the sea, the trails and the autoroute. Rooms were perfectly adequate and breakfast had a good selection of hot and cold, sweet and savoury options. A second coffee machine might be welcome as there was often a line up. Otherwise, would definitely stay here again and recommend to other families. We were allowed late checkout on Sunday so we could visit the beach for a few hours, without any debate. One caveat - it is a family hotel as well, with what looks like great options for the little ones. What this means is that there are lots of little kids around and the hallways do not muffle sound well, so if you are looking for a quieter, adult, environment this would not be your first choice. Great value for money though.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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SanGiuseppe, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel San Giuseppe, responded to this review, 5 December 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing us and for sharing your valuable opinion.
We’re happy to learn that you spent a pleasant stay and with pleasure I will forward your compliments to all the staff , who will be happy to hearthat you enjoyed especially our rooms, breakfast and all facilities for bikers.
We are waiting for your next stay in Finale Ligure!
Best Regards
Cristina Bianchi
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Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2012

The hotel is very well positioned, in a quiet environment (we do not hear the train at all) and few minutes walk from the center of Finale Ligure. We stayed in hotel San Giuseppe for 2 weeks for our holidays. We enjoyed our stay, the family hotel, the atmosphere, italian food, courtesy and kindness delivered to all guests, nice animation in the evening for children (and all adults). A lot of fun, joy and happiness. The swimming pool is great! The owners are dedicated to their guests. Definitively an hotel in which we would like to come again, would we have such an opportunity.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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SanGiuseppe, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel San Giuseppe, responded to this review, 1 October 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review and and for your kind words.
It was a pleasure for us to welcome you as our guests.
We hope to welcome back you soon in our hotel!
Best Regards
Cristina Bianchi
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Solroed Strand, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2012

We found this hotel by chance and availability. We were surprised by the standard of this 3 star hotel - what does it take to be 4 star in Italy? As a family we were appointed a 2 room apartment at the end of the carpark -must have been a caretakers apartment, some may argue the romance of the room location is a bit off - for this family it was just perfect to find clean, spacious rooms and a kitchen with a fridge, even if there were no pots and pans. The pool at the other side of the carpark was neat, all were to wear headcaps to swim, young lifeguards were attentive and even sometimes playing with the boys, leaving us parents to focus on getting a suntan. ;) Breakfast was a continental buffet and it was possible to enjoy it in a small courtyard. Staff were all very friendly and spoke English at the reception, even though the majority of the guests were Italian.

The city is a short walk away - ask for directions at reception. It is a gem of ambience with ITALY written all over it. Good food, almost no tourist hussling and at evening the city square come alive with music and entertainment, kids playing and ice screams being consumed. The beach was cut into private business that serviced the guests. There is a public beach were sand is available, however you have to step carefully on the stones under water.

We shall return!

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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SanGiuseppe, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel San Giuseppe, responded to this review, 1 October 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to to tell your experience at our hotel.
We are very happy to read your review and get to know that you had a pleasant holiday.
With pleasure I will forward your compliments to all the staff, who will be happy to hear
that you enjoyed especially our nice city, the room, our pool, breakfast and kindness to all.
We are waiting for your next stay in Finale Ligure!
Best Regards
Cristina Bianchi
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Linz, Austria
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Our "room" was almost an apartment, with a second, smaller room with desk and sofa-bed between the bedroom and bath. The only negative aspect was the dusty floor, but otherwise everything was clean. Typical family hotel (with pool) so the breakfast room was very lively. Nevertheless, the staff was able to keep the good buffet stocked with food. The booking service had mistakenly forwarded our reservation specifying twin beds (we ordered queen bed), but the hotel staff remade the beds within a few minutes.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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SanGiuseppe, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel San Giuseppe, responded to this review, 1 October 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing us and for sharing your valuable opinion.
We’re happy to learn that you spent a pleasant stay and we’re very sorry about the dusty floor: if you wants to contact me directly, I'd go to the bottom of it.
We'll be happy to have you as our Guests again.
Best Regards
Cristina
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Property: Hotel San Giuseppe
Address: Via Gio Andrea Silla 8, 17024, Finale Ligure, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Finale Ligure
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 57 Hotels in Finale Ligure
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Giuseppe 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel San Giuseppe is located in a quiet area, just 300 mt from the sea, with its own car park and Free Wi-Fi. The Hotel is fully air conditioned, with large communal areas: restaurant, TV and reading room, internet point, a small gym available 24hsu 24 and swimming pool open all year round complete with Jacuzzi area. Rooms, with air conditioned, private facilities, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, hairdryer and safety deposit box, count, in addition to double standard and single rooms, 18 family rooms. Regional and international cuisine with a buffet of vegetables and a choice of starters and main courses, full breakfast buffet.For children: indoor games room with TV and DVD player, large outdoor playground. In room, side bed rails, bottle warmers, potties, changing mats, bath tubs and on request, camp beds. At the restaurant, highchairs, back splashes for chairs, cutlery and adequate menus tailored for younger guests. Mini Club, entertainment and snack every afternoon in the pool (summer months). For sports lovers, restaurant offers an energizing buffet breakfast, regional and international cuisine, a packed lunch on request and afternoon snacks. In the Hotel, you can find information about cycling routes, maps of the area and organized tours with guides and shuttle vans. Bikes are kept in a guarded deposit, where you can also find a workshop for carrying out small repairs. We also offer a laundry service for biking clothes and outdoor space equipped for bike washing. ... more   less 
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