How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Minbar in room
- TV Channel One Russia
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Smoking rooms available
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Laurin Santa Margherita Ligure
We Loved This Hotel !!!!!!!
October 20, 2004
Just returned from a 2 week trip to Italy. (2nd trip) The Hotel Laurin is the gem of the Santa Margherita Coast. The staff, food, room, view, everything was just so great. Venice was ok and so was Florence. The Hotel Laurin made this trip. Special thanks to the very, very, excellent staff. Stay here and you'll see for yourself. Would not stay at any other hotel in Santa Margherita.
Our most sincere thanks to the staff!!!!
The triple room was small by other 4* hotel standards dominated by huge dark wardrobes which had hangers 10 feet off the ground which needed a pole to retrieve clothes from. All rooms are harbour facing, but all that separates you from the sea is the main road. Even with windows and shutters closed you still hear the noise of cars and mopeds roaring and horns beeping till 4am. Not a hotel for peaceful relaxation. Checked out after 1 night. Santa Margherita is lovely so do go there, but this hotel is well overpriced.
Wonderful hotel, stay here!!!
I stayed here for 3 nights in late June 2004. It is a wonderful place! Make sure to request a room with a terrace, being that all rooms are the same price. I did not know this for the first 2 nights, but found out and moved on the last night. The terraces are huge with large sun chairs and a table and chairs. The bathrooms and rooms are huge as well. All rooms overlook the harbor, beautiful view! I am going back there in 2 weeks and can't wait! Also, only a 5 minute drive to cute and charming portofino. The cute posters that the hotel has displayed are sold at the counter for only 3 euro! Nice for a keepsake!
Extra Special Service
The Hotel Laurin deserves special mention because of the courtesy of its staff. We checked in here after a miserable experience at Villa Gnocchi (see review) and found quite a contrast in accommodation, service and friendliness. Room was spacious with a great veranda overlooking the harbor. We parked our car a few blocks away in a public lot, and when we found our tires slashed, the front desk personnel did all they could to help, including summoning the towing service and then preparing a written summary (in Italian, of course) that I could present to the police when I filed a report. Their attitude helped make an unfortunate experience not so bad - we laughed about it then and still do today - and insured that we'd have wonderful, positive memories of Santa Margherita.
Top Location, Great Hotel
Top Location, Great Hotel
Beautiful position and large rooms
We stayed in Hotel Laurin in April 2004 and we very pleasantly surprised at how large our room was. WE had a beautiful view over the marina and would have very happily spent our whole holiday sitting on the huge balcony watching the boats. The staff are fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. Their english was great and very knowledgible about the area. Would definitely stay there again and am thinking of having my next big birthday there with 10 friends. The breakfasts are simple but good. WE loved the Laurin.
My girlfriends and I LOVE this hotel...
My girlfriends and I LOVE this hotel...our travel agent said we had to see Santa Margherita and so he set us up at Hotel Laurin. I still dream of the yellow and white awnings and fabulous pool deck...I am going again this summer with my boyfriend--can't wait!
Great Seaside Hotel!
The hotel's location just in front of the yacht harbor was perfect. It was far enough from the noise and the crowds yet near enough to be able to walk to the center of town, the train station and the ferry boarding point. Our room, like most of the rooms, had a balcony with chairs and a table where you can just sit, open a bottle of wine, relax and enjoy the view. The room was clean and well-maintained. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful.
Hotel Laurin - the best of Italy!
After 3 days in Rome, arriving in Santa Margherita was a wonderful relief from the touristy crowds. We were there the week before Easter and, except for a British cruise ship on our last day, most of the tourists were Italians or other Europeans. The town was beautiful and sedate, the food was fabulous.At the Laurin, they gave us a spacious room with a giant balcony overlooking the harbor and made sure that the adjacent rooms were unoccupied, so it was quiet too.The staff, especially Titsiana, were so helpful and friendly! They bent over backward to make us feel at home - and we did! We would go back in an instant!
Great views at a nice hotel
On our first trip to Italy, we stayed one night at the Hotel Laurin, on November 30th, 2002. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful. The room was well furnished and clean, with a beautiful view of the harbor. This was enhanced by our waterfront patio, which gave us an expansive view of the bay and surrounding coastline. I expect this to be much noisier during peak tourist season, as the hotel is located right on the main street through town and on to Portofino. One big luxury to me: A real shower, not a scrunch-down-in-the-tub hose with spray head. I guess that shows how spoiled we are in the U.S. The Ristorante San Giacomo, attached to the hotel, was the essence of bland. I am sure there must be better dining possibilities which we would have found if we had stayed longer.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Laurin Santa Margherita Ligure
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... many small, crowded beach areas, flat rock outcrops full of people, huge villas and hotels and houses gripping the cliffs. There was a lot of stairs carved out of the rocks from homes hundreds of meters above water level which would give them access to the sea. Quite a few had inclinators which would be an absolute necessity. There were small towns nestled in these valleys between the cliffs that were a hive of activity. There were people out canoeing and diving ...
... was bad. What can I do? Nothing! And then, of course, with that blow to my self esteem, in came all those negative thoughts that I try and keep under control. "What a looser, what a failure and now, to make matters worse OLD!!
There was nothing left to do but have a piece of foccacia with Italian sausage, a glass of wine and a lie down.
Tomorrow is another ...
The markets for our daily supply of fruit and veg again. I am going to the same family every morning now and they are helping me with my Italian. Sadly, my brain really struggles to remember the word structure but I hope I'm getting better. So much of my day is spent trying to convert what I want to say into Italian. By the time I’ve worked out how to say it, the moment has completely passed.
Va Bene Ok…. Choosing an ...
I woke early this morning. It is light until about 9.30 at night and then the sun is up again at around 6am. The whole place is buzzing at night until way after I have been going to bed. Kids, families, people every where. Eating, walking and playing in the park opposite us. There was music and laughter and loud Italian voices, lights, cars, scooters, horns. The buildings are ...
... had a lovely relaxed afternoon in the sun reading, before retiring to a cliff top bar for a few drinks and dinner overlooking the sea.
The next day we decided to attempt some of the walks in the area, however the easy half mile stroll to the next village was closed due to a landslide, so we instead decided to attempt one of the inland walks that the guide book said was two and a ...