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Genoa, Italy
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The place itself could be great - a beautiful location on the blue sea and idyllic garden with olive trees and flowers, and a nice pool overlooking the Mediterranean. Except that this place is managed horribly! I've never seen a less customer-oriented behaviour in a hotel. The owners at reception would not say hi to you, would fight in front...

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Venice, Italy
Reviewed 5 March 2016

The view from the room is wow!!! Definitely not a ****! Bed is inappropriate, bathroom even worse. Breakfast is poor. I personally felt quite cheated once in my room, what you expect from a 4 stars in terms of quality and impact is far different from this small family managed old hotel.

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Novara, Italy
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

The hotel is a bit dated and bit too far from the city center. However the location is lovely and offers a great view on the seaside. We had a large room with a large balcony and space was comfortable, which is not so common in Liguria. Breakfast was truly poor, with glasses and plates so small to discourage large...

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Yorkshire
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We stayed for one night in July and were really pleasantly surprised at how nice the hotel is. Although dated , it is very clean and staffed by very friendly people. The view is great and the pool is excellent. Eat in , the menu is small but beautifully cooked. Plenty of car parking available. We hope to return for...

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Woodford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by the grounds and facilities at the hotel. We visited Varazze for one night in mid-May with our 3 year old daughter, as we have a holiday home in Nice but wanted to experience the Italian Riviera. Apart from hosting a conference the hotel was very quiet. In fact the whole of Varazze was exceptionally quiet...

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Lovely room with balcony overlooking the pool and sea, nice outside dining and lovely room with easy access wifi. Good cleanliness and lovely bathroom, good value for money and nice location as we are visiting Italian friends 2km away, perfect

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Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Although the place is very nice: sea view, nice garden and pool, the service was very unfriendly. We arrived late and wanted to drink something on the terrace. After 10 min we were asked to leave! As we tried to go to our car at 1 am, the door was locked! Prison!

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Among the blue sky and the steep mountains I found this place by chance. And chance smiled at me. I can hardly believe that I could find any better place to be at any time throughout the year. Charming during the summer, romantic and elegant during the winter. No noises, lovely receptionist, great food and smiley stuff. I would definitely...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2013

amazing place. a few minutes from varazze, just a walk away, but enough to be absolutely quiet at night. best sleep i've had in months! very friendly staff, literally family-run. Ask their son Angelo for one of his incredible cocktails, they are terribly indulgent. also has a clean pool on a lovely cliff facing the sea. very romantic and quiet...

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France
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed here for only one night on our way to Lake Garda. The rooms are bright and modern, good lighting and large bed, only let down was pillows, which were rather hard. Our room had a sea view and we were happy we had not chosen a hotel in the town, which was very busy. Dinner was good home...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An oasis of peace in the renowned beach resort of Varazze, the Hotel El Chico is built in a Mediterranean style. It is immersed in a huge park of maritime pines and ancient olive trees that enjoys a splendid view out across the Gulf of Genoa from Portofino to Cape Noli. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Chico

Address: Strada Romana 63, 17019, Varazze, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Varazze
Price Range: ₹ 6,236 - ₹ 7,033 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel El Chico 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Best Western Varazze
Varazze Best Western
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Varazze
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“Pay for a sea view room”
  • Sea View
  • Garden View
 of 5 bubbles MrMrsGrumpy, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Upgrade to a room with a seaview”
 of 5 bubbles Darkside77, 26 May 2015 | Read review
“Just face t.he sea and it is lovely”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisE100, 9 Sep 2014 | Read review
“rooms on the sea side have an incredible unimpeded view of the mediterranean”
 of 5 bubbles J2189DXpaulh, 8 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Face the main road, so you get the view of the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles misterjack3, 2 Nov 2012 | Read review
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