Hotel Vittoria Orlandini
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... ourselves directed back up the hill at the end to discover the camp was yes 1km from beach but straight up on a cliff..... Who in right minds puts a camping ground on a cliff. View is spectacular though see first photo. We finally made it stressed to the max and not looking forward to getting out of here. Off down to beach we go.... Man at reception told us only 10min walk mmmm not possible given we a million miles up. Down a million ...
... or palaces. They are all built to a similar plan, big entrance, into an open court yard and then buildings on four sides around it. It can't have been very convenient, it must have been a very long way round indoors. Most are now occupied by banks but some allow you to look in. Cassandra and I also enjoyed dancing in front of the main fountain.
The old dock area is now 400 metres away from the coast as it was artificially ...
... city is very compact and squeezed by the mountains which come right down to the sea. We went for a quick drive into the hills but it was a stormy night and the visibility poor.
We are here for four nights and we'll update the blog when we leave ...
... were heading the wrong way and our map was not making too much sense! After a bit more wandering we decided to give in and get a taxi back to port! It was after 3pm and getting cold. Our taxi driver got a bit lost in the maze of traffic at the port , he went down a one way street that was a dead end so he just popped his hazard lights on and headed back up the road dodging the oncoming traffic! Only in Italy !! Back on ship, ...
... I queued up at the deli section. He came along really happy that he'd found an interesting bottle of red. However, when I looked at the label which read, as I recall, Vino di Aceto, I realised it was vinegar. We both fell about laughing, and I can't believe I forgot to tell you all yesterday. No new photos taken by us today. Tomorrow our first port of call is Ville-Franche, on the Cote d'Azure. It's now midnight so I'd better go to sleep. Heaps of love, Lyn and ...
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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.