BEST WESTERN Hotel Metropoli
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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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... We reviewed which tours we want to do, attended the emergency drill, went to the day spa to book our massages and then went to dinner.
At dinner we met 2 of our dinner companions Vivian and Rensia. Vivian turns 70 years in January and Rensia is in her late 60s. They have 2 daughters 39yrs and 41yrs...no grandchildren yet but they hope their youngest will have a child. Vivian said he doesn't believe they will have grandchildren. ...
... don't think we would have found the train station, or at least not have found it in enough time to make the cruise. So once again a shout out to Monica the only English speaking person in Genova who saved the day for us...I am sure I will never see you again, but you are AWESOME!!!
So we made it to Savona and took a taxi to the cruise port. We actually got there with plenty of time and even had to wait to board the ship. We are taking a Costa Pacifica ...
... There was also live music in the lounges around the ship and a disco. No excuse for being bored!. One thing that Emma especially enjoyed was the dance lessons. Everything from the Samba to the Cha cha cha. She was in to it. Olivia liked to relax by the pool and have a more laid back cruise. Our room was on the 11th floor and we had a balcony. It was very handy to the pools and buffet on the 13th floor. We walked from our hotel to the ship and were ...
... Marion! Boccadesse is charming. Marion says it is similar to Cinque Terre with the fishing boats, pebbled beach and charming houses. The houses were painted in ochres, terracotta, mustard, salmon pink. Most had shutters and like our previous experience in Genoa (or Genova) as the Italians say, there were hidden treasures to discover everywhere – a pot of scarlet geraniums, fuschia cyclamens in window boxes hanging from wrought iron balconies, or ...
... J. His oldest is musically talented.
26. Betti - She's so sweet and so friendly from the Genoan SDA Church
27. Pathfinder Club - I met their TLT's, their members, and the staff. Everyone was so sweet and so kind. I was really blessed by our short visit.
28. Gabrielle - He was so kind to translate the whole service in English
29. Pol, Alecia, Vanessa - he was one of the deacon and I also met his family who was so kind
30. Sharon - the Scottish lady ...