Booked for 1 night - stayed for 4
21/08/2018 chantelleko, Calgary, Canada
I checked into this hotel last minute thinking I would only stay one night but the location, price and staff convinced me to stay for 4 nights. I was able to walk 4 km to Portofino one day, the next... more
I checked into this hotel last minute thinking I would only stay one night but the location, price and staff convinced me to stay for 4 nights. I was able to walk 4 km to Portofino one day, the next I walked 5 mins to the ferry and went to Cinque Terre for the day, the next day I walked 12 mins to the train station and took a 4 minute train ride to Camogli. Hard to beat the location. Within walking distance there are also many great restaurants, beaches, a grocery store and lots of shopping. Right across the street is a bus stop as well; the front desk staff are able to give you the bus schedule as well as sell you a bus ticket. I booked my own ferry to visit Cinque Terre leaving from Genoa, once I asked Silvia at the front desk for the best way to get there she immediately told me of a similar (and cheaper) tour that left from Santa Margherita and then offered to book it for me, very helpful.
I stayed in a single room which was quite small but had everything I needed. The electric shutters were a nice touch to block out any light for an excellent sleep. Although my room faced the back of the hotel I still had a sea view from my balcony. My one rest day I headed up to the rooftop pool which is small but it was not crowded and offered amazing views of the sea and town.
My rate for the time of year was surprisingly reasonable and included daily breakfast. My expectations were low due to the price I paid but there was a nice selection, bacon, scrambled eggs, hard boiled eggs, meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and lattes/cappuccino,espresso.
I would rate the hotel as average itself but the location, price and staff made it a perfect choice for me. less
pciana, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Best Western Regina Elena, responded to this review
Thank you very much dear Chantelleko, for sharing your opinions concerning your recent stay at our property.
We are delighted to come to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your holiday with us and we congratulate with you for having done so much in just a few days; thanks to our excellent location, you managed to visit the most picturesque places in our “Riviera”! Probably....the wonderful breakfast you had every day gave you enough strength to do it too!
We were so pleased when you told us you had decided to stay three more nights, having this way the opportunity to get to know all our facilities as well!
It is always a pleasure to give our guests some advice; Silvia was happy to help you and she thanks you a lot for your lovely words.
Looking forward to welcoming you back to Regina Elena, kind regards.