Clearly the number one reason to choose this hotel is its location. It is beautifully situated overlooking Baia Silenzio. We had a nice spacious and light room which could easily accomodate two adults and a child. The terrace is a great place to spend time and enjoy the scenery. Hard to beat in Sestri Levante.
Parking of your vehicle is difficult in Sestri Levante but the hotel has a few lots though they are not within walking distance. No issue as you are unlikely to need your car.
However, as Hotel Helvetia targets to be a top hotel, as also reflected in their pricing, we were disappointed about the level of service. It is very laid back, clearly conveying that in the summer time it will always be fully booked, no matter of the service. Bicycles offered at the courtesy of the hotel are mostly disfunctional, flat tire, broken chains etc. and little desire to fix it. Wifi, likewise offered free of charge is frequently not working or very slow as apparently too many guests try to use it at the same time.
Breakfast is ok, though we would have expected more variety.
Clearly, those are all minor issues but for a hotel at this price we would have expected a bit more effort to offer a service matching the aspirations of Hotel Helvetia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique hotel, direct to the beach, private pool overlooking the sea, tranquil and romantic hotel, perfect for couples Wi-Fi and bicycle free of charge ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Helvetia Hotel Sestri Levante