This hotel was recommended to us by our friends, who found it good enough for a family with a small child. We gave it a try. Our baby is 2,5 years old, so she is quite naughty. At first, we received a wonderful welcome. My daughter enjoyed the swimming pool (although, being advertised as heated, its temperature doesn't exceed 23 C, which made us feel uncomfortable, after the 35 degrees we got used to in our little outdoor whirlpool at home). The room was nice and cosy, though you could hear the rumours from up above, and from the adjacent rooms till midnight. Our problems began during the dinner time, when our daughter couldn't sit at the table for an hour, and my husband and I took the turns to take her out for a walk in the garden, that is equipped with the basic facilities (half-broken) for the kids. We tried not to give nuisance to the other guests, but didn't have any success. A couple from London on the right has commented on us, thinking that we don't speak English (we come from Ticino, Switzerland), in a most impolite way. We didn't react. The next day out seats were removed to the table next door to the entrance without any explanation.
We have survived 7 days at this hotel, but the final straw that broke the camel's back was the morning of our departure. We had breakfast very early - at 8:30, hoping to leave soon and avoid traffic jams. At such an early hour small children don't eat much. Attention: we have paid half-board for three persons during the stay. So I took a plastic bag and put the things that our daughter didn't eat in it. Then my husband went to the owner of the hotel at the reception to pay for the stay. Meanwhile, my daughter and I were playing in the garden, and the proprietor could see my plastic bag very well. On our return to the hotel, I heard a very interesting discussion on the phone - the lady-proprietor was ripudiating her staff because some guests make "un'ampia scorta" during the breakfast. After hearing that, I told my husband that we are not returning to this hotel any more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed and managed directly by the owners, located right on the sea, in the centre of Gulf of Diano Marina, surrounded by the green of a vast garden.From the hotel there is a direct access to the private beach of fine sand and equipped with every comfort: sun-decks, umbrellas and sun loungers reserved for each room, paddle boats and canoes at no charge, indoor games area (children's games, bowls, beach-volleyball, soccer). Between the hotel and the beach, surrounded by a large solarium, has been recently built a large fresh water pool, heated and with whirlpool.The breakfast buffet is served in a charming patio by the pool, in a relaxed atmosphere enhanced by the sight of the sea. In the garden of the Hotel there is a large private parking, with reserved space for each room and completely free.A well equipped bar, reading rooms, games room, TV room, Internet Point, free WiFi throughout the hotel and a spacious dining room provide the most demanding customers. In addition, a small kitchen is available to mothers who wish to prepare the meals for their children by themselves . All rooms, accessible by lift, are equipped with bathroom, balcony, air conditioning, mini bar, telephone, electronic safe, free WiFi, TV with satellite channels,Sky channels and Info-channel. On the third floor there is a large rooftop terrace with solarium.The cuisine is exquisite, with international menu, specialties of Gulf of Diano Marina and local courses accompanied by a choice of high quality wines.Hotel Gabriella is situated in a very quiet area, just 500 meters from the city center. The bikes, available for free, allow guests to go to the center without using the car and appreciate the characteristic hinterland of Diano Marina. Moreover is possible to rent a small personalized Smart car. Kindness and courtesy of the owners and staff complete the pleasure of a stay at Hotel Gabriella. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gabriella Diano Marina