BEST WESTERN Hotel Metropoli
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So, I got up at 6:00 am., took advantage of the hotel breakfast, and made my way to the airport. I basically took a cab from my hotel to the train station because it was just too early to forge through the mess of snow and cold and for the 13e, it was just better.
I took the shuttle from the central station to the Malpensea airport. There …
Arrived in Genoa last Monday 8th Feb as the ship (Zim Ontario) was originally due in today (10th Feb) and it is expected you are in the port ready to roll so to speak just in case the ship is early. This is a containership that carries passengers, so the priority is containers, not pax! Still, flight booked and hotel sorted to find that the ship …
... be and ended up being the best veal and olive oil drenched potatoes I have ever tasted. We are now back in camp after walking back up the million steps chilling out writing this sitting on step beside reception as it is only place to get wifi but at least here it is free (we have paid almost everywhere in Italy for wifi) Tomorrow we head for a better place on French Riviera between Monaco and Nice if it is any good we will stop for 2-3 ...
We arrived on Friday evening to a warm welcome from our friends Cassandra and Ian and while we sipped wine on their terrace the washing machine was very very busy. They live in a south eastern suburb of Genoa and I was impressed with the area, it had everything, supermarkets, clothes and shoe shops, fishmongers and green grocers and a very nice Italian post office run almost entirely by cheerful women. It's great being away on this trip ...
... the Palazzo Rosso, which obviously is red on the outside. Built by the Sales in the 1670's. The first two floors were intended for the art collections of the two brothers Giofrancesco and Rudolfo. The owner gave the Palazzo to the city in the 1800's. She also bought the palazzo across the street, had it renovated, for her grandson. It was named the Palazzo Bianci for its white plaster exterior. Both ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Hotel Metropoli Genoa
When we arrived in Genova, after the long trip, we were exhausted, but the hotel staff was there to welcome us and give all the help we needed. We sat and rest in one of the lounges located by the ground floor and enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere drinking a nice cappuccino.
What a beautiful experience!
We are a couple and we stayed at this hotel for a few days. The check-in was very fast and the staff very helpful. They gave us maps and infos about the city without even asking! We felt like we were home and even in the room everything was so clean and tidy!
The position of the hotel is absolutely central and we did not have any problem to get around and visit all the monuments and museums.
I was delighted with our hotel in Genoa. Hotel Metropoli has been recently renovated, and you can tell by the beautifully decorated and comfortable rooms. The lobby is very nice too. You cannot beat the location, in the center of the historic area, and walking distance to many places. The staff was very friendly and even allowed us a very late checkout. They also held our luggage for the day while we explored the town, prior to our departure from Genoa. Do yourself a favor and just take a leisurely walk along the many streets. They are so charming and interesting.
We stayed for one night at this hotel in June 2004. When we arrived, the receptionist told us that the hotel did not have a parking space but there was paid parking nearby. Since we arrived on Sunday afternoon, she suggested us to park on a street a few blocks away which was free on Sunday until 8 am Monday morning.