Upon arrival, we were greeted with smiles and Maria who spoke different languages. For a small hotel that was owned and operated by mother Carmen and her two daughters, Sabrena and Pierangela, it has been thoughtfully put together, and the rooms were clean and modern. The breakfast was always full, with a lot of variations (fruit, pastries, cooked food) and Carmen always had time to make one of our boys hot chocolate every morning. We felt like part of their family. They recommended great restaurants in Chivari and Blackboard. My friends son asked asked if they could bring his mother breakfast in bed for her birthday mothers and they accommodated.
We were specifically looking for a hotel that was close to the beach and had a pool and we were initially concerned that there are no images of what the spa looked. We were very surprised. The Spa was in the middle of the Marina, very modern with gym, sauna, bar area and plenty of sun lounging space around the pool. Aqua aerobics also enticed our 14 years. Alexandro and his staff looked after all the needs and also helped organize a drink surprise for my friends birthday on the last evening, nothing seemed too much trouble. The beach is a 5 minute walk through the Marina and so is town centre of Lavagna which is very pretty.
Almost want to keep it a secret! Would definitely go back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ancora Riviera Hotel is located in a truly splendid setting, in the magical Tigullio Gulf. Situated at the tourist port of Lavagna, it looks out onto the sea and is only a stone's throw from the long and expansive beaches of the Italian Riviera. The hotel has recently been renovated and offers a refined and welcoming environment, which is relaxing and informal. It is ideal for those who would like comfortable accommodation having docked at the well-equipped Lavagna's marina. To make guests' stay most pleasant, the hotel offers the famous American Bar, a Swimming Pool, a Solarium and the Technogym Fitness Club. Private car parking, around 50 metres from the hotel. Lavagna was recently awarded the 2014 Blue Flag, which is a prestigious label given out by the Foundation for Environmental Education to localities which are distinguished for the quality of their beaches and waters. The hotel is 30 km from Genoa, 50 km from the Cinque Terre and just 15 km from Portofino, one of the most famous and exclusive tourist spots in the world. Thanks to convenient rail and sea links, the hotel is in an ideal location for those who want to visit the beautiful sites of the Tigullio Gulf and the Cinque Terre, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ... more less
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