Grand Hotel Miramare
Travel Blogs from Santa Margherita Ligure
We stopped in Lucca where we saw many street beggars, but had a nice walk around the town. Next, we stopped in Pietra Santa where beautiful marble statues are made. Then, we relocated to the fabulous Grand Hotel Miramare in Santa Margarita, Italy. Robes, slippers, and CNBC - what a change!
Finally..! Dawn and I wake up on our last day in Milano, to a "bright", crisp and sunny morning. Our first order of business is a trip to the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Here on a refectory wall in a Dominican convent next to the Church is Leonardo da Vinci's infamous masterpiece, "The Last Supper". Another amazing event Dawn booked months …
We've made it to the coast! The stretch of coastline southeast of Genoa (home of Christopher Columbus) is called the Riviera di Levante, also the "Italian Riviera", they're picturesque villages along the water and we found Santa Margherita Ligure to be our favorite. S. Margherita L. is just north of Portofino.
Unlike Portofino, a more …
... so I just had to enjoy the beauty of the morning. Later in the morning Wok and I both had a stroll, watching lots of people walking their dogs, and some early bathers and sun bathers at the beach. I think you could safely say that no Italian woman wears a one piece swimsuit. Regardless of shape, size, or age, they are in their bikinis. That's how they manage to always present tanned skin, no matter how much of it is showing. And the men are the same, in that they wear ...
... we used it. Consequently we asked the man at the front desk for a tea towel, and unless we get really lazy, we'll be washing up in the sink. We found a supermarket and stocked our pantry. If you buy loose fruit there's a number for it on the box and you have to put your fruit or veg. on the scales, punch in the number, and you are automatically supplied with a price sticker. I thought I had it all under control, but I'd got a pineapple, and because it didn't ...
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I loved this place! Robes, Slippers and CNBC on TV! My kind of place!
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My wife and I have just returned from a one week stay at the Miramare and we recommend it highly to all. We are frequent visitors to Italy (once or twice a year for at least the past ten years) and have travelled all over that beautiful country, and it would be fair to say that we are fairly "fussy" about our accomdations. While this property is not inexpensive (we paid about 290 euros per night) in terms of value it is definitely worth the expense.
One of the best.
We just returned fron 10 days in Italy. Have travelled throughout Italy many times but never to Santa Margherita L.. The Miramare was a beautifal property, the staff was very nice and helpful(also spoke English). We had a jr. suite that was large with a huge bathroom. The hotel was immaculate. Nicer than many 5 star hotels I've stayed in. Great breakfast. Highly recommended.
Fantastic!!!! Absolutly gorgeous, the best hotel we stayed at in Italy. If you get a chance to stay here, take it!
Best hotel we stayed in, in Italy
This was the perfect ending to our honeymoon. We stayed in some great hotels, but none with a COMFORTABLE king size bed, large bathroom, and 2 sinks! We had a great view of the sea and the pool was very nice. We loved staying in Santa Margherita which we thought was the best spot on the Italian Riviera.
I love this hotel. It's in a fantastic location, opposite the water, with beautiful gardens and a wonderful view across the Italian Riviera. The pool is lovely, but the restaurant is the most memorable. The food was superb and each evening was served with style by restaurant staff. Unfortunately, this hotel is not cheap but its worth it just to experience the food, and to spend some relaxing evenings on the hotel's terrace overlooking the sea. The staff were also very helpful, professional and polite. Its only a short walk into the centre of town, where there are also plenty of nice restaurants. A lovely hotel in a beautiful location. I look forward to staying there again.
Wonderful hotel. The staff here was very friendly and helpful. Make sure to ask for a room with a balcony, our friends got one and we did not. IF the sound of vespas both you ask for a garden room. It was a beautiful spot. We really enjoyed the pool. Prices are expensive here, but better than Portofino!! The bathroom was to die for, I really enjoyed my bath!
High Class, High Price
My wife and I stayed at Grand Hotel Miramare in March 2004. Our room with an ocean view was great and the breakfast buffet was very well done. The location is on the eastern edge of Santa Margherita so you need to do some walking to get around town. It is a one mile walk to catch a local train to the Cinque Terre. There are a couple of small family owned restaurants nearby with terrific Ligurian food. One word of caution: this is a fancy hotel. The staff is helpful but very formal and some of the guests certainly play the role of being on the Italian Riviera.
We have been staying at the Grand Hotel Miramare on and off over the last 25 years, and will do so until we reach old age!Not only is this a beautiful hotel and grounds, the same staff have been there for years and greet you like old friends. The rooms and their views are superb.
People staying here should take advantage of the gourmet food in the splendid restaurant, and the mouthwatering lunchtime buffet by the pool.
Perfect ending to our trip
We visited all the hotels in Santa Margerita, and picked the Miramare.
Everyone was extremely helpful. The saltwater pool was perfect, the location is the best. If you want to relax this is the place to stay.
Beautiful in white
It was such a wonderful surprise to arrive at the Grand Hotel Miramare and to be greeted so warmly. Our room was so gorgeous in white that I had to take pictures of it before we unpacked. You could bounce a dime on the bedspread! And we had a balcony view with trompe l'oile painted all around the exterior windows, loved it. They also have the kindest and most informative of concierges ever in all our extensive travel. It is a perfect location for hiking to the cinque terra close by. perfect perfect perfect.