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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This year I had the pleasure to discover the Villa Bonera Hotel, a 16th Century Villa transformed in Hotel already in the late 19th Cent and which haven't lost its allure. Staying there is like going back in time, an old fashioned family run hotel, unpretentious, comfortable, where food ( all home made by the " mamma" and staff courtesy...

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Marco M, Responsabile reception at Villa Bonera, responded to this review

... And you didn't see the DeLorean parked on the back! We're doing our best, saying goodbye to a smiling guest and reading this kind of reviews makes us really happy to do our job. Thank you.

Lodeve, France
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Finding an affordable hotel during winter school holidays was difficult, but we got lucky with Villa Bonera! The staff (it is family run - parents, son and daughter) are extremely friendly and helpful. We'd informed them that we had 2 vegans with us, so they made some very delicious vegan cakes and always made sure that there was always a...

Thank Rachel34700
Marco M, Responsabile reception at Villa Bonera, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, it's been such a pleasure to have you and your wonderful family here, you're all very nice and your work with less fortunate people is admirable! We all hope to see you again, and thanks a lot for your kind words!

Reviewed 13 August 2016

I rate this hotel (Villa Bonera in GEnova Nervi) with 5 stars out of 5. Personel very sympathic and helpfull; they enjoy their job and there is an positive feeling/atmosphere in this beuatiful building (former palace of a noble familiy). Service perfect, clean rooms, good breakfast (italian/european style) with some homemade products (sweet pastries). Breakfast is served in the garden/...

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Marco M, Responsabile reception at Villa Bonera, responded to this review

Dear Sylvester, at the check-out you told me you were going to give us 5 stars, but I couldn't expect a spectacular review like this! It's much easier to enjoy your work when you meet nice and smiling people that you could have a chat with, and that's just your case. Thank you so much, we all hope to see...

Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this gem of a hotel it is a 16 th century villa which was the home of a prominent genovese family and is now a hotel . If you want perfect this is not it but if you want interesting this is definitely the place for you . I loved it and really enjoyed my stay , the...

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Marco M, Responsabile reception at Villa Bonera, responded to this review

Thank you Leanne, I have to say I love your review, especially for its title! We're glad we have positively surprised you, it's always our goal. Villa Bonera, always proud to be unperfectly wonderful!

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I would not stay here again. There was an electrical short in our main light. Blew two light bulbs. We did not feel safe in the room. Staff would not move us. The hotel was very old and the actual hotel does not live up to the pictures shown.

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Marco M, Responsabile reception at Villa Bonera, responded to this review

The building has seen better days for sure, as it could be said for a lot of people; but no one is more than 500 years old and we think it looks younger than it is. We're sorry about the electrical short, usually when something like this happens we just change the bulb, not the entire room. Some of our...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Booked online and I couldn't bear staying so checked out at the cost of a night's accommodation. The management offered an alternative but the fact that they were prepared to offer this room at all didn't give me confidence. Room 1, a single room was one of several constructed along the edges of the balcony running around the building, I...

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Marco M, Responsabile reception at Villa Bonera, responded to this review

Dear Tim, usually when our guests are not satisfied with their room, we do our best to offer them another accomodation, so they can enjoy their stay here. Unfortunately, there was no chance with you. You had booked a room for two nights, and since you wanted to leave immediately we had to make you pay for the first night,...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We stayed here in August 2012. First impressions are quite good. It's a rambling, rather rundown old palazzo set in its own grounds just off the main street of the elegant suburb of Nervi. (Good public transport links to central Genova.) The central foyer is spectacular - from the ground floor you can look right up to the decorated ceiling....

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Marco M, Responsabile reception at Villa Bonera, responded to this review

I'm afraid to say that I've read some inaccuracies, probably due to the time that has past since your stay here... I can't say who's hiding behind this review, but I'm pretty sure that in August 2012 you wouldn't have found a double room at less than 73 euro per night (our price) in every 2 star hotel in Genova....

herts, UK
Reviewed 13 September 2013

The building is superb, a 16th century villa that is probably essentially the same as when it was built. It is near to bus stops, the 17 for going to Brignole rail station or the 15 for the run along the coast to Genoa. The harbour and the start of the Passiagata Anita Garibaldi are a short stroll, around 200...

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Marco M, Responsabile reception at Villa Bonera, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Mr. Prior, it's been a pleasure to have you as our guests as well!!

Reviewed 5 June 2013

The hotel is located in a quiet and beautiful suburb (Nervi), very close to the rocky sea-shore and the imposing Annita Garibaldi promenade. Easy access to the city-centre by bus or by train. The building itself is a little faded but has a genuine renaissance atmosphere. The rooms were clean and the breakfast good enough. If travelling by car, It...

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Marco M, Responsabile reception at Villa Bonera, responded to this review

Thank you, it's always nice to read reviews like yours. Once you found us you'ge got to come back, you would have no excuse eh eh!

Lexington KY
Reviewed 23 March 2013

The location is ideal.. A block from the rail station and the promenade at the beach. The rooms are excellent and the grounds well cared for. This is a great place to relax or use as a base. The area surrounding the hotel is a very nice residential neighborhood and being a block from the promenade, makes evening walks a...

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Marco M, Responsabile reception at Villa Bonera, responded to this review

Thanks Mike, I'm glad you liked the hotel and the location! I have to say we've got a good restaurant in our hotel even without the sea view, so I hope you'll come back to try it!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
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Additional Information about Villa Bonera

Address: Via Sarfatti, 8, 16100, Genoa, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Genoa > Nervi
Price Range: ₹ 3,754 - ₹ 7,642 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Villa Bonera 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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“Second floor for frescos”
  • View of Hotel Bonera on the other side of the 'Roman' Bridge
  • View from stairwell
 of 5 bubbles Rachel34700, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ask for room with seaview!”
 of 5 bubbles 474sylvesterp, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Avoid if possible, not sure if there were better rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles SGauger, 24 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The bus and rail services are within a 5 minutes walk. The great promenade along the beach is a block away. The location is a very nice residential neighborhood. Easy reach by email to Genova and Cinque Terra.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeCQ, 23 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Rooms south-east on the third floor will give you beautiful sunrise.”
  • Very small bathroom, very old house from XIV
  • Room with 1 double bed
  • Sunrise form the third floor
  • View from the third floor, on the Mezzanine
 of 5 bubbles PopiNet, 9 Dec 2012 | Read review
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