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 …
... d be unlikely to remember to talk about when we get home, and there's never enough time, anyway. And we're always conscious of not boring people. So this way, you can choose whether or not to access what we send. And when you send back comments, the feeling of having a chat is reinforced. So thank you for reading, and thank you for commenting. Today has been a rather quiet one. I had a walk around the waterfront before breakfast, in the lovely early light. Of course I forgot to take ...
... but nevertheless there were a few hardy souls there this arvo. There is a more attractive public beach a couple of minutes' walk away, so if we swim, I think that is where we'll be going. Our appartment is quite comfortable. It has a full kitchen which is concealed behind concertina doors, with a fridge , microwave, gas cooktop and dishwasher. It seems a bit strange to have a full-sized dishwasher and only 2 or 3 of any dishes. So it would be a very small ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.