Hotel Vittoria Orlandini
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Came into this old town and found our hotel tucked behind other old buildings, In fact all the buildings are HUGE and old with narrow alleys and windy streets.All looked a bit gloomy until we walked around and got into a bit of its character. Interesting access to our 5th floor room overlooking the shipping port and marina. Hotel is 80 years in a …
Our tale begins not, as you would expect, from now but it begins in a small room deep in the bowls of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) 3 months ago, in November 2011 at about 3:52 in the afternoon.
A letter was received from Meester and Meesus Oggson, as we were known on our last MSC cruise to the Arabian Gulf. We felt the service …
We managed to negotiate the Gare de Monaco with only the slightest of huffing and puffing and Roisin and I struggled with the luggage down 2 escalators and one glass lift. For the latter part of that journey, Chris accompanied the 2 suitcases down in the glass lift while Roisin played it safe with a few flights of stairs!!!
We decided to …
... the terminal to the exit out to the city.
We might add that on this day, some passengers are finishing their cruise, having either sailed from Genoa to Venice and return or only from Venice to Genoa, while others like us would remain with the ship for our return to Venice. Yeah for us!! There was another group, those who would be commencing their cruise from Genoa. So the ship and port are very busy with cabins being cleaned, bags ...
... 100 others it's perfect. The language barrier has been quite isolating as most of these tourists are either Italian, French or German and the cruise is catering to a certain age group i.e. either old or young families. Yes I know we fall into the first category but not that old where you get out the pearls and shine your shoes to go to dinner . Feel as if we've gone back to my parents ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Vittoria Orlandini Genoa
We have stayed at this hotel twice in the last 6 months, on both occasions at the start of a cruise. Special discount packages for cruise customers are available via the hotel's website - excellent value.
The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the Station Principe where the bus from the airport stops also. From there the hotel is sign-posted but it is set back from the main road with the entrance tucked away in the left corner next to the funicular entrance so easy to miss.
The staff have always been very pleasant and helpful and all speak good English.
The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable with high ceilings and large bathrooms.
The continental breakfast has good variety and the breakfast room is spacious and airy, the staff all helpful and friendly.
The first time we visited, the hotel booked a taxi to take us to the cruise terminal - the driver charged 15euro for a 5 minute journey. (I think we were ripped off but no fault of the hotel)
Last time we visited we walked, with suitcases, to the cruise terminal which took less than 15 minutes - downhill all the way!
There are a great variety of shops and restaurants around the hotel and it is easy to walk to other parts of the city and around the harbour to the Aquarium and pizzas.
If ever we return to Genoa this would be my first choice hotel and I would not hesitate to recommend it to other travellers.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.