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“Great Little Hotel”
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Hotel Genova
Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Sestri Levante
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, GA
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54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Great Little Hotel”
Reviewed 29 June 2012

After researching for a convenient hotel to tour the Cinque Terre and Portofino, I found this little gem in Sestre Levante. Of all the hotels in this wonderful little town, we chose the Genova for it's room value, proximity to the rail station (1 block), appearance of cleanliness and the friendly email arrangements that I was able to make with the owner's son, who spoke very good English. We were not disappointed on any account! The included free breakfast was good, the location was convenient (1 block to ocean, 1 block to rail station) with plenty of eating places nearby within a short walking distance. We could see the ocean from our 2nd story room and we also enjoyed the rooftop terrace that also added a perfect view of the bay and the nearby surrounding mountains. Located approx. halfway between Portofino & The Cinque Terre makes this the perfect and affordable midway location to stay, avoiding the high room rates of Portofino and Cinque Terre. Also, don't miss the Bay of Silence that is also within a short walk.
We wish we could have stayed there a few more days to enjoy more of the Ligurian Coast.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

Excellent location (near both the railway station and beach), friendly staff, good breakfast, lovely view (sea) from big windows... BUT a bit noicy at nights because of the traffic. Good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

We stayed three nights at Hotel Genova in early June with my husband’s parents. It was nice, simply decorated, comfortable, and spacious. We paid an extra 15 Euro/night since we had a baby with us, but that got us his breakfast plus a larger room that included an extra single bed and a pack-n-play, with plenty of room to do a kickboxing workout (yes, I’m serious). The parents had their own separate room next door without any extra beds, but it was still a decent size. The bathroom was a good size, with standup shower. Room also had a mini-fridge and balcony. There was an open space with couches at the end of the hall, and stairs leading up to the roof terrace. The hotel had free wireless internet and cheap parking.

The location was great! We only chose this town because it was in between the areas we wanted to see (Cinque Terre and Santa Margherita), but we ended up really liking this town also. The hotel is half a block from the beach/promenade. There are plenty of restaurants nearby, but the main part of town is a 5 minute walk up the beach to the left. There are plenty of beaches, some free, some pay. The train station was 2-3 blocks behind the hotel. We had two full days, so one day we took the train south to the Cinque Terre, and the other day we took it north to Santa Margherita (and a bus to Portofino for a couple hours). We would definitely recommend Hotel Genova!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

Sestri Levante is a great base to explore the region. Hotel Genova is an excellent option for such exploration. Friendly and efficient service. Clean rooms with a reasonable size for European standards. Renovated and very well maintained building. Excellent location close to both the promenade and the trains station while just far enough away from the train station to be removed from the usual scene around train stations in Europe. Ok breakfast spread and finally, very reasonable prices. You will not go wrong with this one!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

We stayed at hotel Genova for 4 nights. We found the design and location of the hotel to be excellent. Even thugh it was 3 star, it was nicer than the 4 star hotels we stayed in. We liked the terrace on 4th floor and the possibility to rent bicycle. 

  • Stayed May 2012
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Bogotà
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Me and my wife stayed in this hotel for 4 nights. We slept in a new bedroom: the bedroom was great! There was a big mirrow on the wall. The furniture was perfect. The room wasn't too big ma very comfortable and very clean! The staff was great in particular the joung man at the reception.
We would definitely come back and we would thoroughly recommend Hotel Genova to friends!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

Everything was fine. Very agreeable family run hotel, nice room with balcony, very nice bathroom, lovely big shower. Very clean hotel, recently renovated, friendly staff. Even though it was 3 star, it was nicer than the 4 star hotels we stayed in. We liked the terrace on 4 floor and possibility to rent bicycle.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Genova
Address: Viale Giuseppe Mazzini 126 - 130, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Sestri Levante
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Sestri Levante
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Genova 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel, managed by the owners, is situated a few metres from the sea. Completely refurbished offers bedrooms with all comforts. The airy hall and welcoming lounge, looking out over the sea, provide a comfortable and friendly atmosphere all year round. Moreover, in the structure there is a lift to the floors, a living room and a wonderful sun terrace, from where you can enjoy a delightful sea view. All the hotel's rooms are equipped with bathroom (with shower), Led Flat-screen TV, air conditioning (from 15 May until 30 September), heating, satellite TV, Wi-Fi Internet (free), telephone, digital safe, hairdryer and minibar. All bedrooms are non smoking. The superior rooms are more comfortable and some have a balcony (garden view). ... more   less 
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