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Hotel Venere Azzurra
Ranked #17 of 18 Hotels in Lerici
Reviewed 17 October 2009

Stayed here in July 2008 for 4 nights. A/C was broken and they did not believe us until others complained. We had some discount because of it but it did not help us sleep at night... The room was simple and small but the balcony was as big as the room and had a fab view. We loved the sound of the ocean in the mornings and evenings. Breakfast is poor for scandinavians. Fresh croissants with marmelade is not just enough. Coffee was good though.

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1  Thank Tiiti
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Reviewed 9 October 2008

The location is good, not in the middle of town but ten minutes pleasant walk along the sea, but in better weather would have been perfect for the little sandy cove directly in front of of the hotel. It was fun watching the surfers, several of whom seemed to be staying here and sitting on the internet! The staff were fine, but like everything else about this hotel it was all a bit nondescript, no chic, no comfort, everything worked but it wasnt a pleasure to stay here. The bedroom was bare and functional, although the bed enormous and comfortable.
Lerici is lovely, though, and the Shelley Palme looked nice, as did the Florida.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 July 2008

A rotten tiny bathroom with a 2x2' non-draining shower with disgusting curtain. Rave/techno disco until 2am on the beach on weekends - sleep deprivation guaranteed. No car parking, boring, simple breakfast, tiny room. All that for Eur 150/night.
Positives: proximity to (small) beach, nice staff, good coffee, nice balcony.

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2  Thank Reyno0
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Reviewed 14 September 2007

"The hotel picture on their website does not do this place justice. It is a well-kept beautiful little hotel right on the beach. Only the road separates you from the lovely beach. Great fun location. This is the starting point if you decide to see the Cinque Terra by boat. The best way to see it. Lerici was a real surprise. We loved it and wished we could have stayed longer. You need a car, however, to get to the hotel. Hotel free parking was very nearby and when we departed, we were able to bring the car right up to the front of the hotel. The staff are not super friendly (except for one blond-haired lady) but we found that most Italians seem to mind their own business. Our room was bigger than we expected. Lerici and this hotel are just great. Internet is in their lobby."

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled with family
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2  Thank MoZOn_7
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Reviewed 29 November 2006

I walked up to the hotel without a reservation and was given a tour of the room before I agreed to take it. The hotel is old and the rooms could stand some improvements. Nevertheless, the price was good, 95 euro per night which included the ok breakfast. We stayed here for two nights at the end of October.

The location of this hotel is excellent as you can walk to the town of Lerici and the boat docks. My girlfriend and I made the walk several times and found it quite enjoyable. The staff were very pleasant and helpful in answering your questions about the area. Parking was not a problem as the hotel gave us a pass and we parked right outside the front entrance.

The bathroom is very small but the great water pressure in the shower more than made up for this shortcoming.The view from the balcony is amazing and you can sit and watch the boats in the bay and also watch the sun set.

The hotel has a computer for internet use in the lobby for a nominal fee. There is no restaurant on the premisis and they were not able to offer me a glass of wine for purchase. I had arrived here from the Chianti area and loved my wine, so was shocked to find an Italian hotel without wine for purchase!!!

  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank grbobby
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Reviewed 26 September 2006

I am amazed by what people expect for 110 euros a night. This hotel has the best position of any in Lerici. It has the beach 15 yards away and a gentle flat 10 minute stroll into the town. The view from the rooms is the best I have ever seen in that you look out over the town and the bay. The hotel certainly was clean, smelt fresh and was not in need of upgrading. Parking was easy with a pass for the car park 30 yards away. The rooms are smallish but again clean, with a large verandah. The shower was hot with plentiful water. The only downside was a lack of pool but the beach is sandy and so close. The staff were very helpful and friendly and food was varied at breakfast. All in all a great place to stay in a lovely area.

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4  Thank dixiedean
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Reviewed 15 July 2006

We arrived at the Hotel Venere Azzurra the day before the World Cup. The room was not as large as depicted in the photographs, however the balcony was wonderful although not private. It overlooked the Bay of Poets and a great beach. Our room had air conditioning which was adequate, in fact too cold at times so I can't understand what the previous reviewer was talking about (maybe his was broken!). The breakfast was not good, just some overbaked croissants and some prepacked crackers and biscuits. The only silver lining was that they offered cappuccino made on the spot. We had a very nice lady help us on a couple of occasions, she advised us on good places to eat in Lerici. The parking was about 50 meters away, they gave a special permit which was helpful since it was a limited parking zone so it wasn't too inconvenient. Lerici itself was a great place to visit and about a 15 minute walk away, although the city bus came frequently and was easy to ride. The hair dryer in my room didn't work so I had bad hair after I washed it!

I would definitely recommend Lerici, it is super convenient to the Cinque Terre but a destination for Italians which made it really great to see Italy win the World Cup! We only had one other group speaking English in two days in Lerici which is exactly how we like to travel. The towns of the Cinque Terre were completely covered in Americans so I'm very glad we didn't stay there. A ferry ride to the Cinque Terre at it's most distant point was about 20 Euro round trip, expensive but worth it as driving is very difficult.

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5  Thank annagrace
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Address: Lungomare S. Biaggini 29, 19032, Lerici, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Lerici
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #17 of 18 Hotels in Lerici
Price Range: £74 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Venere Azzurra 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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