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“Basic Hotel, Service poor, attractive location” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Il Nido
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Tellaro
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Munich, Germany
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107 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Basic Hotel, Service poor, attractive location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2010

Hotel Nido is on top of coastline in an attractive surrounding. Hotel itself is basic, but clean. Any kind of service mentality has not been experienced. Room equipment is almost non-existing, little storage facilities if any. Rooms on top floor are small, but offer a wonderful view over the coast from the balcony.
Steep steps lead towards a little sandy beach that is picturesque, but very small and crowded- hard to stay for more than 2 hours. Direct acces to the sea, not for children becuase right after 3 steps into the water gets very deep. Unfortunately due to many yachts (especially on weekends) and the oil harbour of La Spezia Bay water is frequently not clean and not pleasant.
The adjacent town of Lerici is nicely located, typical Italian and not at all spoiuled by foreign tourists, only italian.
Suited for young people mainly if they can afford the price that is steep to what it offers.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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23 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2010

We have just been at Il Nido 2 nights in July with our 6 years old daughter. We wanted sand beach access and got it! Wonderful little private beach down all the 200 stairs from the hotel. The view is also beautiful. The bus to Lerici just in front of the hotel, pratical.

What OK; the room, triple, was charmless but clean and nice size, the terrasse was great. Nice to have a parking at the hotel, this part of Italy is just impossible. The reception service was OK if not so interested.

What could be better: Definitely breakfast. Never had so bad orange juice in my life! -, OK choice but poor quality for the breakfast in general and really not interested, nearly rude people working there.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2010

We spend 5 days in this small and nice Hotel. The main hotel building (NIDO1) rests about 50-100m above the beach , where we had a room with sea view and balcony. As we noticed, there are only 4 or 5 rooms with balcony facing the sea, the others are at the side or at the back of the building.
The room (No 6) we had was small (as all double rooms are in this hotel), but clean, and we had a lovely view on the bay. The hotel has no restaurant for lunch or dinner, but they have a small beach bar, where you can have snacks, salads, burgers, sandwiches etc. from 9am to 7pm. And there are plenty of small restaurants nearby (we liked Osteria La Caletta and Restaurante Dolfino). Breakfast was OK, this is one are which I think they could do better.

There is a bus stop just near the hotel for the bus to lerici (runs every 30-40min), where you can catch boats to Cinqueterre, or another bus to La Spezia, where you can take trains to Cinqueterre.
If you want to explore the nearby attractions or spend your time swimming or on the beach (and not in your hotel room) then this is a perfect place to be. Unfortunatly there is another hotel in the bay, which occasionally has open air disco (only on saturdays), so you will either have to join that party or accept some noise impact once per week (only valid for the rooms facing sea).
We enjoyed our stay, especially because of the private beach, the beach bar etc. and the nice, quiet Tellaro, which has fortunatly NO pass-through traffic (dead end street).

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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East Sussex
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2008

Wonderful friendly staff.
Private, clean and lovely beach but, 139 steps down so not suitable for all.
Very clean rooms
Excellent inclusive breakfast.
Plenty of eating places nearby

  • Liked — Setting, views, rooms and cleanliness
  • Disliked — 139 steps to the beach but no trouble for most and worth it.
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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North Yorkshire, England
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377 reviews
158 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 494 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2007

We stayed at Il Nido just outside Tellaro for only one night as they only had a small room available. It was a lovely experience. The reception and restaurant and leisure areas of the hotel (restaurant -breakfast only) are lovely and more like a 4 star hotel than a 3. However, there was only a very small room available with the balcony that we wanted or else we would have stayed longer. There were bigger rooms at the side of the hotel but a side view of the ocean just isn't the same. They have some nice rooms in an annex over the road too but again the view is over the road rather than just above the rocks and the waves so in my opinion not as good.
So our room was bijou - but cleverly designed to contain everything you needed - in a kind of balancing act. The tv on top of the fridge etc.

The balcony was big enough for 2 chairs, a small table and a deck chair but there were loads of free sun loungers all the way down the cliff side to the hotel beach - which has a beach bar that is open from 10 til 7. It really is lovely if you are a sun seeker.

However, at 140 euros per night we thought it a good price for the area and would definitely go back. The service was excellent and they recommended a fantastic restaurant just over the road called Il Gambero Nero - which was a set meal for 55 euros per couple (without wineetc) and they just seemed to keep the food coming and coming. There was so much I had to miss out the main course and my husband had to miss out his sweet - which was creme brulee!! He has never done that before.

This is a lovely area right on the southern border of the Italian Riviera and reminded us of the cote d'azur in France. Very peaceful. Highly recommended - if you book in advance and secure a larger room.



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Property: Hotel Il Nido
Address: Via Fiascherino 75/122 | Tellaro di Lerici, 19032 Tellaro, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Province of La Spezia > Tellaro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Tellaro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Il Nido 3*
Number of rooms: 275
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