Hotel Delle Mimose
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... of the lovely Leesa's family! We are skirting along the edge of the ocean, have to pass through quite a few tunnels and the beaches are all still smalls gibber type rocks. Our next stop will be Genova, then Sestri Levante and finally Manarola, a swim and a bier at Trattoria Billy overlooking the beautiful ocean! Porto Maurizio. The countryside is still rugged, dry and rocky. It appears they don't get ...
... Menton which looked stunning in the sunshine and a place on our must-see list. Another year. The weather deteriorated as we ventured into Liguria and by the time the motorway junction for Finale Ligure was upon us, the heavens opened and did so as we pulled up at Eurocamping Calvisio where the atmosphere was quiet compared to the manic frenzy of our visit last July when full to the brim with families. We were later told by Yvonne and Daniel, our Swiss neighbours, ...
... booked. Only 5 days until we are in Barcelona and we loose Bessie. Bessie the car. In fact it's Nancy I will miss the most. Nancy our GPS. She's brilliant. We love Nancy. My Dad is heading to Thailand tomorrow to end the coup and ensure our safe arrival in Thailand on the 8/6. My tennis team lost the GF on Tuesday. Fingers crossed Al Clarkson is ok. Blog Free day tomorrow. The boys will write the next entry on Thursday. Thanks Italy, it's been fun. ...
... his palate. But who takes any notice of that jumped-up ************* Veg Talk.
Yesterday Paul was challenged to "get out and mingle".
He managed to meet a Danish couple called Otto and Lena in O'Neill's. He was drinking Blackbush whiskey and they were retired language teachers who had "done Italy". Otto was self-medicating his toothache with alcohol.
Paul retired to his room to commence an ill-advised late-night debate on "should I, shouldn't I, get ...
... a cute restaurant where they didn't speak a word of English. Ordering food with a game of charades is a lot of fun - we did okay and enjoyed the meal. We have ended the day across the border (just) in a place called Menton and will head to Monaco in the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Delle Mimose Diano Marina
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.
Ron Gallie, Durham date 5 apl 05
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!!!!!!!!!
This is a very basic hotel run on a shoestring for the sole benefit of the owners.
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!