Hotel Delle Mimose
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Lazy day, started with gigantic brekkie in hotel dining room 6 floors up overlooking the beach and the sea that was as flat as glass. Then John and Andrew went to organise the washing at a laundrette while Sara, Emerson and I went shopping! Looked into two churches, including one almost with its feet in the sea. Emerson became very vocal when in the churches - must mean something?? Washing completed, we had ...
... the 7th floor with fabulous views of the coast. Then out to dinner overlooking the Mediterranean. The others tried a local cocktail with Campari, not a great hit. Makes you feel like a real tourist, joining all the other, mostly Italian, tourists walking along the promenade. Great to stay in a hotel too - Grand Hotel Spiaggia (Grand Beach ...
... for a few hours while Neil took Betty and Lucy for a swim on the beach. As the night drew in we ate dinner at the van and sat out on the breakwater for some drinks.... Did i mention I won the game of up and down the river! Spridgeon-Shazell Champion Tomorrow we move to Lake Garda, away from salt water... Daily Trip - 48 Miles Total Trip - 1407 Miles Camping - €18 / Night / Motorhome Water Temperature - 25 ...
... perfect framed vistas out to the sea below. We could have spent hours here taking pictures in the afternoon light but it was time to check into our apartment for the night just on the outskirts of the town.
We were met by a lovely man called Carlo and his shaggy dog who occupied a big orange house with a pine tree garden and terrace where we were promised we ...
Today was spent strolling Menton old town. It was quite warm around 32 and a great day to take it easy and eat and drink good food and the odd wine.
This place is pumping with life from the early hours to late evening with tourists and locals out at the plethora of great restaurants. Whether you want to eat along the beach boardwalk or in the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Delle Mimose Diano Marina
I thought Faulty Towers was just a sitcom.
First off, Diano Marina is worth the visit, beautiful setting with very nice restaraunts and the locals are very nice. Thank goodness there's high quality places to eat because you certianly wouldnt want to eat every day in this hotel. Fish a chips one night (oh wow! living in Scotland I've never tried that before), and another night the meat was off, the smell made your stomach churn.
Staff? Well the four girls who worked at the bar and restaraunt were very nice, managment on the other hand, well, it was like a nazi regeme. They were very rude and blamed us for things that we had never done. I'm 19 years old and have gone for a good number of years without having to be told to go to bed, well they broke that acheivement, because when your on holiday 12:30 redicuosly late!?! We were told rather bluntly to go to bed followed by all the lights being switched off so we had to go. The manager then sat outside our rooms until we settled down for the night (don't parents do that with their 4 yearold children?)
Oh be careful to, your key - with a bit of twitching around - can open other doors. I have to say though, I was comfortable at night in bed, however they are camp bed and done suit everyone.
You have no choice as to when you can eat (breakfast 8-9am, lunch 12-1pm, and dinner 7-8pm) and don't be late, otherwise you'll miss out on dinner, even though you have paid for it "all inclusive".
Everything was done purly for the benifit of managment.
Do go to Diano Marina, you'll love it, however I advise strongly against choosing the Hotel Delle Mimose as a place to stay.
Very pleasant holiday - ignore the past reviews
Ron Gallie, Durham date 5 apl 05
My partner and I booked up for a 9 day holiday (Mar 05) at this hotel with Shearings travel. When I looked at the reviews I thought oops, dropped one this time.
We travelled by coach from Durham to Coventry by feeder coach and from there to Diano Marina without an overnight hotel stop. It is many years since I had travelled by this method and was a bit apprehensive.
We were very impressed by Shearings efficiency, and the coach we travelled on from Coventry was excellent (plenty of leg room) and our two drivers Tim and Colin were a credit to the company.
Our journey was very pleasant with plenty of comfort stops. Refreshments were available on the coach with no restrictions on eating food. The lads kept the bus immaculate and also kept us well informed about the countryside we travelled through. We went on all three included trips and also went to Monaco/Monte Carlo, Saborga etc. Very enjoyable!
The hotel accommodation has been improved with new bathrooms and Central heating/ Air conditioning also installed. A few rooms still have to be refurbished but the holiday bookings have meant that a few rooms will have to wait until the autumn for completion. Plans to extend the hotel dining room and garden will also be undertaken later this year
The Manager (Gabrielle) and his staff were very friendly and helpful. We thought the food was good and never felt hungry after dinner. Our only complaint was that dinner was a bit rushed. A little more time to eat the meal would have been nice.
It is not far from the hotel into the town centre 10 Mins or so. We found the local people to be very helpful and eager to help, even more so if you tried to speak a little Italian. Good morning/afternoon, thank you etc. Politeness and a smile goes a long way.
The town itself is nice with Orange tree (not the eating variety)lined streets nice shops, plenty of cafes and bars if you so wished.
All in a very pleasant holiday and coach journey -- we will do it again
Bad Faulty Towers
Diano Marina is a fantastic place to go on holiday, so much to do and see. The hotel Delle Mimosa is not the place to stay if you want a relaxing holiday. The management are very rude to the customers, the food is terrible but thankfully there are wonderful restaurants all around. If you aren't in bed by 12:00, the lights are switched off and you are sent to bed! Don't take children because if they do anything they will be shouted at abusively. Yes it is in a perfect location but spoiled by the strict regime of meal times and bed times. I would definately go back to Diano Marina but never to the above hotel or the Bel Soggiorno which is owned by the same people and their priority is not the enjoyment of the customers but purely to make money and cut corners. There have been some improvements like new bathrooms but all previous reviews stand and there were many unhappy customers in the hotel when we were there. We did complain to the owner and he did speak to the management but the manager put all the blame on the waitresses. The 4 Romanian waitresses were the only good thing about the hotel as they worked very hard under difficult management.
We visited in September 2003 & found the hotel basic but clean.
the staff very polite & helpful.
the lounge was decorated very strange to say the least ( pink was someone,s from the sixtys )
Food was ok but repetative.
the best thing about this hotel is the location!! So near the promenade
& wonderfull beaches just a 10 minute walk.
We would certainly go again, the area is so nice you spend very little time in the hotel.
The evening entertainment was a joke! ( some man blowing a whistle ).
But there are so many good eating places & entertainment close by.
A sercurity box is a must as most keys fit the same doors!
All this said we will certainly go back I hope! one day.
I stayed for a week in November last year and had a brilliant time, food was OK, hotel clean, staff polite. The holiday was with Shearings coach tours and was very well organised and we were of mixed ages (not all english senior citizens!). I have heard that under new management, it will be refurbished in time for Christmas. I would go there again as it was an excellent value package. My bed was fine, shower room very clean.
Well what can you say!!!!
1. Dont take small children.
2. If you like camp beds this is the one for you.
3. Do you like old crusty rolls here they are!
4. Sample the italian food, by going into town.
5. Quiet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not on your life.
6. Dinner bell dont miss it you wont get feed.
7. Complain, no one will care.
8. Bed time 12.00 or you get sent to bed.
9. All inclusive, small meals, small drinks, last day not included as inclusive.
10. Its a four hour coach trip and you only get a 10 minute stop ( DONT EAT ON THE COACH)
11. Have ice cream for pudding only edable food.
Have a good holiday!!!!!!!!!
You need a sense of homour
This is a very basic hotel run on a shoestring for the sole benefit of the owners.
Meals are particularly poor, organised on a school dinner approach with small portions, packet ingredients, inedible vegetables,poor service and cleaning. No fresh ingredients. If you like bacon (3x a week) get down for breakfast fast as it runs out quick.
Decor is hopeless and the rooms suffer from lack of working showers & poor shutters (or none).
It is pointless complaining as this gets nowhere.
On balance the pool, beer, some pasta courses and fish/meat, and a couple of the staff (the Albanians!) are O.K.
I fully intend to ensure that the hotel delle mimose will have the same success rate as the hotel bel soggiorno (I have been running it successfully for the past 25 years with over 25% of our clients that are regulars and come year after year.)
Our regular clients at the hotel delle mimose have already seen a big difference during the latter part of the year - please come and see the improvements for yourself.
Rest assure that I will do my upmost to ensure you have an enjoyable holiday with us.
Looking foreward to seeing you in the not too distant future
UK in Italy
before all: The Persons working in the Management and Service are very, very nice People. They were all very friendly and helpful.
Despite that, we were not very happy with this hotel because it was under control of English People. Since they were most of them pretty old, the hotel seemed to be "a litte british colony" in Italy. The Food was, of course english and therefore almost not eatable for us. We expected Italian Style Food, there was hardly some ! The rooms are very old and not done anyhow in the past few years, the furnishment is very old as well.
Though, this hotel cannot be recommended at all to "continental europeen" visitors. We went (despite "all inclusive") quit often out for lunch/dinner. On top goes that the street along this hotel must be a famous"secret way" for almost all italians going to work in the morning by car and other vehicles avoiding to go through the town......terribly noisy. The garbage Collector appears at 6:35 in the morning every day and reminds You to get up slowly but surely in order to not forget the british breakfast :-))) The nice thing is the own swiming-pool und the drinks (all inclusive). Even Diano Marina is a very nice place, we would not go there again.
Hotel delle Mimose, Diano Marina
If your taste runs to school meals, prison-style regime (only one roll per person for breakfast, and penalties for missing the warning bell announcing "meals"), absence of any furnishings in your bedroom apart from the bed and a small hanging cupboard, nylon loose covers circa 1953 on sofas in public areas, and an un-openable window with a shutter permanently bolted shut in your room where (surprise!) the centre light doesn't work.... well, this is certainly the hotel for you.....If not, be advised - steer clear!