BEST WESTERN Hotel Metropoli
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- Continental Breakfast
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free High-Speed Internet
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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.
We had a quite big room, the parquet floor, the colour and decorations, the bathroom newly equipped... everything was so fine and spotless and new!!!! The room was facing a square, which is so charming surrounded by ancient buildings and so alive. Once you are out, the city is right there and everything is so close by that we could berely believe it! Museums, buildings, churches, boutiques and all kind of shops...including delis' to take home some special gourmets...!
Breakfast is continental, with a nice touch of local style serving the special bread called "focaccia", croissants, fresh fruits and alot more...
One thing I would improve is maybe the size of the elevator but the welcoming atmosphere and the excellent treatment pays off for this little detail. Overall we had a wonderful stay and will suggest it anytime...hope to be back!!!
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.
Loved the hotel, staff and location
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.
We forgot to check about the parking space and it is important that if you are travelling in Europe with a car that you check with your hotels whether or not they have parking facilities. Otherwise, you have to park a few blocks from your hotel and make a few trips to your car to add the parking meters to avoid getting a ticket.
However, after seeing the room, we all felt a lot better (we booked two rooms). Our rooms were beautiful and spacious with wooden floor and modern drapes. It was immacutely clean. There was a kettle to boil water for our coffee and tea in each room. Our bathroom was a bit small but the other family has a really spacious one.
The front-desk staff was well-trained and very helpful. The lady receptionist gave me detailed and accurate direction to go to Cinque Terre. The evening staff suggested us a nice restaurant to go for dinner (I think it is called Le Cantine Squarciafico at Piazza Invrea). We had wonderful pesto and sea bass.
The location of the hotel is also very centralized. It is within minutes from many of the historical monuments. The old port is also within walking distance.
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... of tourists and a few locals to be seen. After checking out what was on offer, chose a tiny bar/cafe right on the water's edge for a coffee and home made tea cake with apple, delicious. We needed some food to fortify us for the hike to Coniglia, next village north. We start our walk on a sloping pathway, stopping for a few snaps looking back at the main settlement, then we head around the point and come across a padlocked gate blocking ...
... on TV and reading, the sickies began nibbling, a good sign. Colour was returning to every face. Sprite had been finished, run out of crackers and bread, and the place was getting noisier! I'm thinking we have got through the bug (or visa versa). Yippee! By 7pm we have convinced everyone to get dressed and head out for a meal (maybe) or at least a little walk and fresh air. ...
We awoke to find that we were entering port in Genoa right on time at 8am. It was amazing to watch the ship turn within its own length and then reverse in to its berth right on the doorstep of the city. After breakfast we set off to explore and with the help of a tourist map and explanation from the guide were soon wandering through the narrow confines of this beautiful city. The buildings and laneways suggest a lifestyle so different from what ...
... gust of wind to the horror and consternation of some tourists sitting on the steps. Having been so gob-smacked by all we had seen so far we decided to go back to the church of Gesu and the Jesuits near the Palazzo Ducale where we had been last night. It was open and we were able to go in. A mass was in progress – all in Latin and we sat at the back and listened. It too is stunning inside. Words do not do justice to the paintings, ...
After lunch I met the Pathfinders. They sang the Pathfinder song in Italian. They said their Italian creed and pledge. they stood in two rows representing Pathfinders and Genoa. I think it was translated this way:
“ Who are you? We are Genoa.
Who are you? We are the Pathfinders.
What do you do? Genoa, we carry the light of Jesus in the dark places. Where there is sadness and pain, we give you the message of hope.”
That is ...