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L'Approdo
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All reviewsrapallo and santa margheritabus stopcinque terretop floorbusy coast roadworth the upgradeparking is limitedminutes walk awayparking spotnice balconymain roadbeautiful sea viewchurch bellsst margheritavisit portofinorooms are spaciousbreakfast is served
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

We've stayed here before and it was as good as the last time. So repeat business is a great endorsement.

The hotel is in a great position, with lovely views from the rooms. The staff are supremely helpful and friendly. Breakfast is fine and the kitchen staff are very accommodating. Riccardo and his staff made every effort to ensure that our rooms were ready when we arrived directly from Australia - several hours ahead of their check-in time.

Santa Margherita is less than a kilometre, and Portofino is about 6kms. Plenty of choice for restaurants and very good shopping nearby.

Bedrooms and bathrooms are smallish by Australian standards, but very comfortable and functional. Rooms are enhanced by the generous balconies, and beautiful views.

Great value, great location and very welcoming hosts. We wouldn't hesitate to stay a third time.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Peter F
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Management response:Responded 6 July 2012

So, do not hesitate and come back to visit us and our beautiful region if you'll come back to Italy in the future! Thank you so much for your very kind words of appreciation of our Hotel, the staff is very grateful to you for the time you dedicated to us!
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G. Bottinelli -

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Reviewed 4 July 2012

When we checked in, the receptionist, Marta was very friendly to us. She recommended us the restaurants in S.M.L. and the boat trip to Camogli where we had a nice seafood spaghetti. The room was big, modern, clean and with a balcony with a beautiful sea view. Unfortunately, it was by the main road which was a bit noisy. But they had shutter. Besides I had ear stud.So it did not bother me !
It is a short walk to S.M.L. but there is around 100 metre without footpath. To us it is okay. But if you don't feel comfortable, it can catch bus. The bus stop is next to the hotel. You can have the time table from the hotel. Anyway, it is a nice hotel with a very good service .We must say thank you to Marta and Antonella ( not sure about the spelling ).

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank GipsyHongKong
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Management response:Responded 6 July 2012

Dear Guests,
Marta, Antonella and all the staffof l?approdo wish to say thank you for your very kind words. We hope to welcome you again in a near future.
Best regards
G. Bottinelli

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Reviewed 22 June 2012

We just got back from 4 nights at this lovely little hotel...here is my summary:

- Excellent value for money
- Location is good - it is a short (albeit slightly dangerous walk due to lack of pavement/walk way) to Santa Margherita (which has lots to offer) but there is regular bus service which stops directly outside the hotel
- Once in Santa Margherita there are easy links to the stunning Portofino - we took the ferry which took 15 minutes, I believe there is also a bus service
- The staff at L'Approdo were FANTASTIC. We can't praise them enough. They were always willing to help with ANYTHING. They have comprehensive maps and train times and bus times, restaurant recommendations...the list goes on. They couldn't do enough to help
- Breakfast was simple and filling
- Everywhere is spotlessly clean
- The only small thing I would say is that the church bell did wake me up some mornings, but I guess it's quite a nice sound to be woken up to. And also, the lift was a little noisy during the night but other than that, I can't say anything negative about this lovely little hotel.

Room Tip: Pay that little extra and get a superior room on the 4th floor - the views are stunning
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 24 June 2012

Thank you so much for this SUPERB review!! The staff works hard always trying to offer the best service and thanks to people you that appreciate their effort they're willing to go further. Thank you.
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G.Bottinelli

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Reviewed 18 June 2012

We recently spent 4 nights at L'Approdo and used it as a base to visit the Cinque Terre. It is about 600m from Santa Maragherita, which was a plus for us as it was very quiet but with a great View. The walk is along a main road without a footpath for part of the way, but walking in single file this proved to be no problem. The rooms are small but very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Staff on the front desk were friendly and happy to help with maps and information. My only complaint would be the quality of the breakfast which we found to be disappointing. All in all good value for the price.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank chopin63
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grerico, Proprietario at L'Approdo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2012

Dear Guest, the staff wishes to thank you for your kind words and appreciation of our work. Also, thank you for your advice regarding breakfast which we will try to improve in order to meet our guests needs! Hope to welcome you again soon.
Best regards
Greta Bottinelli

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Reviewed 17 June 2012

We stayed in a nice modern well kept room. Nice view from the balcony over the church opposite and out to sea. The hotel is right on the edge of Rapallo and it is a little closer to actually walk in to Santa Margherita. The walk as mentioned in previous reviews is along the side of the road so care must be taken especially after dark. The longer walk in to Rapallo is along a footpath so no problem. The staff at this hotel are exceptional, very friendly and helpful and a credit to the hotel. The breakfast room is very nice and bright and also has an outside area as well. There's a small bar where you can get a drink anytime, we did each evening when returning from dinner. There's also a computer for free internet access next to the bar. All in all a great stay.

Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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grerico, Proprietario at L'Approdo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2012

Dear Guest, thank you so much for taking the time to write such nice words of our staff and our Hotel. Thank's to the many positive rewievs we received a certificate of excellence by Trip Advisor! Thank you!
Kindest Regards
Greta Bottinelli

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