Overview of Grand Hotel Villa Balbi

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On the beach
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, free cots/infant beds

Grand Hotel Villa Balbi

4 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLibera Beach1 min walk
    Popular LocationBay of Silence4 min walk
    Popular LocationSpiaggia di Portobello4 min walk
    AirportGenoa (GOA-Cristoforo Colombo)53 min drive

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  • Junior Suite for 2 people

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsJunior Suite for 2 people
  • Single Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 86 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsSingle Room
  • Triple Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 236 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTriple Room
  • Double Room

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 151 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room
  • Junior Suite for 4 people

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Single Beds
    More detailsJunior Suite for 4 people
  • Comfort Double Room

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 237 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsComfort Double Room

About this area

Sestri Levante

Located in Sestri Levante, Grand Hotel Villa Balbi is in the city centre and on the beach. Basilica of Sts. Gervasius and Protasius and Porta delle Saline are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Parco Avventura Val di Vara and Circolo Golf e Tennis Rapallo. Guests love the hotel's central and quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Libera Beach - 1 min walk
  • Baia delle Favole - 1 min walk
  • Bay of Silence - 4 min walk
  • Spiaggia di Portobello - 4 min walk
  • Church of San Niccolo - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Sestri Levante Station - 8 min walk
  • AirportGenoa (GOA-Cristoforo Colombo) - 53 min drive


  • La Sciamadda dei Vinaccieri Ballerini - 3 min walk
  • Cantina del Polpo - 3 min walk
  • Baia del Silenzio - 4 min walk
  • I Due Forni - 4 min walk
  • Citto Beach - 4 min walk
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About this property

Grand Hotel Villa Balbi

4-star beach hotel with a conference centre
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a conference centre, self parking and a meeting room are on-site. All 105 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, minibars and TVs. Guests will also find room service (during limited hours), free newspapers and hairdryers. Limited housekeeping is available.
Grand Hotel Villa Balbi offers 105 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows regional sanitisation guidelines of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (EUR 10 per night)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Conference centre


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Minibar


  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Express check-in


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 60.0 per day.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply all year round. Other exemptions or reductions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 November - 29 February, EUR 0.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 March - 31 October, EUR 2.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: EUR 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 60.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Grand Hotel Balbi
Grand Hotel Villa Balbi
Grand Hotel Villa Balbi Sestri Levante
Grand Villa Balbi
Grand Villa Balbi Sestri Levante
Hotel Balbi
Hotel Villa Balbi
Villa Balbi
Villa Balbi Hotel
Grand Hotel Sestri Levante
Grand Hotel Villa Balbi Hotel
Grand Hotel Villa Balbi Sestri Levante
Grand Hotel Villa Balbi Hotel Sestri Levante

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Grand Hotel Villa Balbi and receive a full refund?
Yes, Grand Hotel Villa Balbi offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Grand Hotel Villa Balbi cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Grand Hotel Villa Balbi have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Grand Hotel Villa Balbi pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Grand Hotel Villa Balbi?
Self-parking is available for EUR 10 per night.
What time is check-in at Grand Hotel Villa Balbi?
Check-in is from 2 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at Grand Hotel Villa Balbi?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is Grand Hotel Villa Balbi located?
Located in Sestri Levante, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Libera Beach and Bay of Silence. Spiaggia di Portobello and Baia delle Favole are also within 5 minutes. Sestri Levante Station is 8 minutes by foot.
Rating 5 - Excellent. 127 out of 208 reviews
5 - Excellent 61%
Rating 4 - Good. 67 out of 208 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 12 out of 208 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 208 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 208 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
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Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed for 3 nights of which 2 days the hotel did not have WiFi service for some technical reasons. This caused multiple problems with some work I had to do. Air conditioner did not work well in our room. First 2 nights did not operate. Very sticky sleep. Last night, suddenly it began working. Considering we were in a suite and the historical prestige of the property, overall, this was a major disappointment. This was our second stay in this hotel and certainly the last!
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

3/5 Okay

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Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
More a 3 star than 4...
Very good location but old structure with poor maintenance. The room was old and smell old. Took 15 minute to get the hot water in the shower. Air condition without possibility to adjust. Personnel was kind and collaborative. More a 3 star than 4...
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fantastic as always!
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful hotel in great location
Beautiful hotel, perfect location, lovely room, friendly staff, excellent breakfast. Would definitely book again!
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel is one of the classic hotels in all of Italy. It combines old-world beauty and history with charm and a true art of service. Sestri is one of the great secrets of Italy and the Villa Balbi is the best hotel in Sestri. Aside from the great location and amenities, the service at the desk is world-class. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2019

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