The Melia is located in a quiet neighborhood within a 15 minute walking distance to plaza Ferrara. There is a bus stop diagonal from the hotel on the bus route for the Principe train station. The rooms were spacious, modern and clean.The hotel front desk staff were incredible! A pending train strike forced us to check out a day early and they really went out of their way to minimize all cost related to the cancelled day. I would definitely return to this hotel onmy next visit to Genoa
This hotel provided a nice room good breakfast and was well located for easy access to the city centre. Would go back. The lift to the higher floors was amazing and should be listed as a hotel feature.
Time warp Hotel in a great location. Nice to find a lovely old hotel that has not had it's charm ripped out by 'modernisation'. Loved the nice old reception, lounge, bar and dining area. fantastic old 1930's iron lift going up the central stairway. The Big Ben grandfather clock added a touch of a Rocky Horror film set feel to the experience. The higher you go the cheaper the rooms. Our third floor rooms looked a bit tired but clean with nice crisp linen and towels. Double glazing helped keep the noise of the traffic down but still pretty loud. Very convenient for Brigniole train station close to good shops and restaurants. Would definately go back excellent value B&B prices.
N.B. Not the sort of place I would recommend it you like bland, soporific Best Western or Marriot type hotels.
The man who checked us in was very polite, he even remembered that my mum rang the hotel to ask about the twin beds 4 months prior! he offered to take our luggage which was nice. We were given a map and the man politely explained everything and wrote things down on the map to indicate bus routs for us.
As soon as you walk in you get the ahh this is so clean feeling! is was so fresh that the bathroom floor was slightly wet as it had just been mopped.There was a day that we had been out all day, and when we came back the room had been cleaned, curtains had been drawn and the shutters had been closed to keep the room cool for when we got back. I thought that was nice, the lady could have just cleaned up and left the windows for us to come back to a hot room, so it was a nice touch.
The TV had a lot more channels (over 300 I think) then other 3 star hotels I'd been to which was nice. a couple of programs are even shown in English.
They make good coffee in the morning for breakfast.
There are 2 supermarkets 30 sec - 1 min away and you get a fridge in your room! this is handy as you can get bits and bobs.
The sea front is about a 4 min walk,transport links to the port, the center and the station is 9-20 min away by bus,depending on were you want to go. bus is only 1 euro and 50 cents single.
cab only cost 20 euros to the airport (10 each)
I would definitely recommend this hotel and If I go to Genova again I will definitely stay at this hotel
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