Where to sleep in Liguria

The guide to choosing the perfect location for your holidays in Liguria, with hotels, apartments and B & Bs selected and divided by area

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Liguria has an ancient history of hospitality that began in the late 1800s, with the arrival of noble travelers who moved here from all over Europe for the pleasant climate and enchanting landscapes.

Today Liguria offers many hotels, apartments, bed & breakfasts of all categories and suitable for all budgets.

The real difficulty in choosing an accommodation to sleep in Liguria is precisely in choosing the place to spend the holidays . Or, in the case of a multi-stage itinerary, the places where to stay overnight while discovering this wonderful area.

The beauties in this region are many. There is really plenty of choice.

To help you we have created a simple guide divided into 4 areas .

  • Genoa
  • The Cinque Terre
  • The Riviera di Ponente
  • The east coast

So you can orient yourself in this region full of wonderful places.

For each of these 4 areas we have recommended some locations. We have selected them for their particular beauty , for the services they offer or for their geographical position .

Some locations are extremely strategic to discover many attractions and points of interest that will make your holiday in Liguria unforgettable.

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As we have said, there is no shortage of accommodation facilities of every category in Liguria.
Moving from one place to another is also quite easy. In fact, the highway, the Aurelia state road and the railway run along the region.

Depending on the duration and type of holiday you want to experience, some areas and some locations are better suited than others.

If you want to take a long vacation , one week or more, the west coast is perhaps the most recommended for several reasons: the variety of attractions, the breadth of the beaches and the general offer of services in the cities.

The Riviera di Levante , on the other hand, is ideal for shorter stays . The locations here are smaller and you can visit them entirely over the weekend.

The Riviera di Ponente is recommended for those who love sandy beaches or in any case large beaches with more services. The eastern coast is dotted with many small rocky and pebble beaches.

For those arriving from afar, the most comfortable areas are those around Genoa and those of the extreme west of Liguria. They are both served by two airports. Genoa airport , the only one in Liguria, and Nice airport , which is only 30 minutes by car from Ventimiglia.

For a relaxing holiday the best destinations are Bordighera , Diano Marina and Varigotti in western Liguria. Santa margherita , Sestri Levante and Lerici in the Levante.

For a holiday full of social life and fun you should look for accommodation in Sanremo , Alassio or Chiavari.

The most romantic places are Camogli , Portovenere and the Cinque Terre villages.

Finally, if in addition to the sea you would like to visit a rich hinterland just a few minutes from the Bordighera coast and the extreme west of Liguria, they are perfect. This area is full of wonderful medieval villages, paths between the mountains and the spectacular views of the maritime alps.

Sleeping in Genoa

sleeping in genoa ancient port

Genoa is a city full of history , contrasts and surprising wonders to be discovered.

It is therefore not just a city where you can stay a few hours to visit the aquarium , to set sail with a ferry or to make a stop towards the two rivers.

Here we advise you to stop for a short weekend break or even a longer stay . With the right information, Genoa will amaze you with its wonders.

The old port and the surrounding area have been revolutionized in recent years, becoming a real living room of the city, full of clubs, culture and avant-garde attractions.

Behind the ancient port shines the wealth of this ancient maritime republic among its elegant baroque streets, ancient noble palaces and historic churches.

Genoa is the largest historical center in Europe , a labyrinth of fascinating alleys. Long and narrow alleys on which the traditional Ligurian tower-houses, symbol of the city, stand out.

Among these alleys you can still breathe the atmosphere that inspired the great singer-songwriters of the Genoese school , who gave prestige to the Italian song.

Recommended hotels, B&B and apartments in Genoa

If you are looking for a comfortable accommodation to visit Genoa, you realize that the capital of Liguria is not that big for travelers who want to explore it.

The most important attractions are in fact concentrated within a few kilometers between the historic center and the ancient port.

Thanks to its tourist and commercial vocation, Genoa is full of accommodation facilities of all bands and all prices. You will surely find the ideal accommodation for your stay without particular difficulties.

Depending on the type of vacation you want to do and your needs, there are some precautions to take and areas that are better than others.

The vast majority of travelers want to stay in the old port and downtown areas, but if you have special needs (such as parking a car, for example) this may not always be the case.

Bristol Palace Hotel
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Fabulous

Featuring a majestic elliptical staircase leading to the elegant rooms, Hotel Bristol Palace is set in a historic building in the center of Genoa, 100 meters from Piazza De Ferrari.

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Hotel Continental Genoa
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Fabulous

Hotel Art Nouveau opposite the Piazza Principe Station, offers a view of the city. It offers elegant rooms with parquet floors, free WiFi and a large breakfast buffet.

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Penco Palace
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Awesome

Boasting sea views and free WiFi, Palazzo Penco is ideally located in the center of Genoa, within a short distance of the University of Genoa, Via Garibaldi and the Galleria del Palazzo Bianco.

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Le Nuvole Historical Residence
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Excellent

Located in Genoa, just a 5-minute walk from the port, Hotel Le Nuvole Residenza d’Epoca offers elegant air-conditioned rooms, free WiFi and a daily continental breakfast.

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Palazzo Grillo Hotel
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Fabulous

Hotel Palazzo Grillo is set in a historic building in Genoa, 300 meters from the Aquarium. It offers free WiFi and a terrace overlooking the city. Reception 24 hours a day.

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Sleeping in the Cinque Terre

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The Cinque Terre are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, unique and extraordinary areas of the entire Mediterranean Sea. This stretch of the Ligurian Riviera of just 10 km between Genoa and La Spezia has this name because here there are five wonderful seaside villages surrounded by unspoiled nature.

The five villages, from West to East, are Monterosso , Vernazza , Corniglia , Manarola and Riomaggiore .

If you are deciding which of the five villages to sleep in, don’t worry too much, they are all enchanting with their little peculiarities.

If you want to arrive comfortably you could opt for Riomaggiore and Monterosso al mare, which are the two at opposite ends.

If you are looking for a town that has a spacious beach you should go for Riomaggiore.

If you want tranquility and a breathtaking view from above, Corniglia could be for you.

Vernazza is perhaps the most popular and Manarola the smallest and most graceful .

Recommended hotels, B & Bs and apartments in the Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre are now among the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. This has given a strong impetus to the availability of accommodation to stay, both within the villages and in the surrounding area.

Don’t expect large hotels with lots of rooms. Indeed, you will find small guest houses, B & Bs and apartments created in the ancient houses of the historic centers.

However, the number of accommodations is not always sufficient to satisfy the large number of visitors who want to stay here. Especially in the summer.

It is advisable to plan your stay in the Cinque Terre in advance to be sure of finding a place and booking the best accommodations.

Terra Prime Suite riomaggiore
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Awesome

Featuring garden views, Terra Prime Suite offers accommodation with a bar and a patio, around 1.6 km from Canneto Beach. Holiday home with private pool, garden and free private parking.

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Alla Marina Guest House
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Excellent

Alla Marina Affittacamere occupies a building dating back to the mid-13th century, renovated in 2011 and located right next to the marina of Riomaggiore, one of the Cinque Terre villages. The rooms are modern and equipped with free Wi-Fi.

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Le Giare bed and breakfast
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Excellent

Featuring free WiFi in public areas, Affittacamere Le Giare is located in the Cinque Terre National Park, 550 meters from Riomaggiore Train Station.

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The Enchanted Garden
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Awesome

The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. The rooms have a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries and free WiFi.

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Vernazza Luxury Apartment
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Awesome

Vernazza Luxury Apartment is located in Vernazza, just 100 meters from the beach. It boasts views of the city and WiFi. 2 bathrooms with shower and bidet, air conditioning, 1 bedroom and living room. Fully equipped kitchen.

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Sleeping in the Riviera di Ponente

Marabutto Bordighera

The Riviera di Ponente represents the area of Liguria with the most incredible variety of landscapes : Mediterranean scrub, olive trees, vines, citrus groves, long beaches and valleys with ancient medieval villages perched.

Since the end of the nineteenth century, refined and welcoming places such as Bordighera and Sanremo have been the destination of nobles from all over Europe. Even today they are popular seaside destinations for travelers from all over the world.

What makes the Ligurian west even more pleasant is the rich hinterland , full of wonderful well-preserved medieval villages , all to be discovered.

Recommended hotels, B&B and apartments in Bordighera

In Bordighera you will find different types of structures based on your needs and the type of holiday you want to do.

The hotel offer satisfies all categories of travelers. You can opt for a large hotel on the sea, a family-run Bed and Breakfast or an apartment for the whole family.

In Bordighera there are hotels of all categories and prices.

It is advisable to plan your stay in Bordighera in advance to be sure of finding a place and booking the best accommodation, especially for the summer season, Easter and other holidays.

Parrots & Palms
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Awesome

Located in Bordighera, Parrots & Palms features a balcony and garden views. The accommodation is air conditioned, free WiFi and private parking is possible on site. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Flat screen TV with cable channels, equipped kitchen.

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The Green Corner
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Fabulous

Located in Bordighera, Green Corner features garden views. Balcony, free private parking and free WiFi. The air-conditioned apartment features 1 bedroom, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen.

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Bordighera Design Penthouse
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Excellent

Located in Bordighera, Bordighera Design Penthouse features a balcony and garden views. The accommodation is air conditioned, free WiFi and private parking is possible on site. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Flat screen TV with cable channels, equipped kitchen.

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Le Grand Bleu
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Excellent

Located in Bordighera, Bordighera Design Penthouse features a balcony and garden views. The accommodation is air conditioned, free WiFi and private parking is possible on site. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom Flat screen TV with cable channels, equipped kitchen.

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The maison du monde
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Awesome

Located in Bordighera, Bordighera Design Penthouse features a balcony and garden views. The accommodation is air conditioned, free WiFi and private parking is possible on site. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Flat screen TV with cable channels, equipped kitchen.

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Recommended hotels, B&B and apartments in Sanremo

Sanremo is the most popular tourist destination on the Riviera di Ponente and one of the most renowned in all of Liguria.

As in Bordighera, even here at the end of the 19th century English and Russian tourism chose this wonderful land as their favorite tourist destination.

Sanremo has been transformed over the years and today, in addition to being a perfect city for summer and seaside tourism, it is a popular destination all year round.

In addition to the extraordinary climate that unites it to the whole Riviera dei Fiori and the many things to see, Sanremo is the scene of important events at an international level.

In sanremo there are tourist facilities of all categories. The most popular period, and therefore the most expensive, is that of July-August, and that of major events such as the Sanremo Festival , the Milan-Sanremo , the Tenco Award and the Rally .

Residence Dei Due Porti
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Excellent

Located in the center of Sanremo, Residence Dei Due Porti offers a sun terrace overlooking the sea. Due Porti Residence studios and apartments feature free WiFi, air conditioning and satellite TV.

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Hotel De Paris Sanremo
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Fabulous

Hotel De Paris is located near the Russian Church and a few minutes from the city center. Spacious and elegant, rooms at Hotel De Paris come with wooden floors, white linens, WiFi and an LCD TV with Sky channels.

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Sanremo Luxury Suites
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Fabulous

Located in a splendid position, facing the beach, the Sanremo Luxury Suites offers comfortable accommodation at affordable prices in a peaceful and quiet environment. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

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Best Western Hotel Nazionale
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Optimal

Located near the Sanremo Casino, on the most famous shopping street of the city, the Best Western Hotel Nazionale features a rooftop terrace with a mini swimming pool with hydromassage and a panoramic view of the Ligurian Sea.

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Lolli Palace Hotel
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Optimal

Surrounded by the huge palm trees of Sanremo’s famous Lungomare Imperatrice, Lolli Palace Hotel offers free WiFi. At your disposal you will appreciate the well-equipped gym, and a lounge bar overlooking the sea.

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Sleeping in the Riviera di Levante

Sestri Levante

The Ligurian Riviera di Levante is dotted with wonderful landscapes : the coast is full of splendid gulfs, renowned beaches and beautiful towns.

This territory rich in gulfs, beaches and seaside resorts can be divided into 5 main coastal stretches: the Gulf of Paradise , the Gulf of Tigullio , the bays of the Levant , the Cinque Terre and the Gulf of Poets .

Many of the photographs of Liguria that are famous throughout the world were taken between the inlets of this coast and many poets and writers have sung its beauty.

Recommended hotels, B&B and apartments in Santa Margherita

Santa Margherita Ligure is a very well-known and renowned town in Liguria.

This elegant seaside town considered the Pearl of Tigullio is set in a protected bay on a truly suggestive stretch of coast.

As for other places in Liguria, its tourist vocation originated with the English. Today “Santa” is a lively town, especially during the summer. It is full of bathing establishments, bars and restaurants and maintains its elegance.

There is a good choice of elegant hotels and comfortable apartments in Santa Margherita, but it’s not exactly cheap.

If you are looking around for the lowest prices you can also evaluate the nearby Rapallo .

Minerva hotel
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Fabulous

Located 200 meters from the coast, Albergo Minerva surrounded by a garden offers free Wi-Fi, a panoramic terrace and a sauna. Modernly furnished, the spacious rooms have private bathrooms, air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.

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Hotel Villa Anita
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Fabulous

Located in a quiet area of Santa Margherita Ligure, Hotel Villa Anita offers a free heated outdoor pool, a furnished private garden, classic-style rooms with air conditioning, and free WiFi throughout.

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Grand Hotel Miramare
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Excellent

Located in Santa Margherita Ligure, Grand Hotel Miramare offers a sun terrace, a saltwater swimming pool immersed in the tropical garden, and views of the Tigullio Gulf.

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Helios Hotel
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Fabulous

Located directly on the seafront in Santa Margherita Ligure, Hotel Helios offers a private beach, restaurant and professional service. The rooms are equipped with LCD TV and free Wi-Fi. Most have views of the Ligurian Sea.

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Continental Hotel
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Fabulous

Overlooking the Bay of Santa Margherita Ligure and the Portofino Promontory, and surrounded by a garden leading to the beach, Hotel Continental features a fitness and wellness center, and 2 restaurants.

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Recommended hotels, B&B and apartments in Sestri Levante

Sestri Levante is “the city of the two Seas” , it is located right next to a promontory, called “I’isola”, which extends towards the sea.

This thin strip of land divides the Baia delle Favole from the smaller but even more suggestive Baia del Silenzio .

Sestri Levante combines a wonderful landscape and territory with the characteristic elegant buildings with pastel-colored facades that are reflected in the sea.

Travelers choose this beautiful location for its wide beaches of fine sand, a lively cultural life and wonderful paths along the sea.

You will find many restaurants offering excellent cuisine, hotels, B & Bs and apartments of a good standard, as well as a strategic position to discover the entire Riviera di Levante.

Suite Hotel Nettuno
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Fabulous

Located in Sestri Levante, next to its private beach, Suite Hotel Nettuno is an Art Nouveau villa offering a swimming pool, restaurant, elegant rooms and suites, and a lounge bar, perfect for sipping a drink.

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Grand Hotel Dei Castelli
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Fabulous

Located on the peninsula of Sestri Levante and overlooking a beautiful park, the Grand Hotel Dei Castelli offers panoramic views and a quiet and privileged position.

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Hotel Miramare & Spa
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Fabulous

Located right on the Bay of Silence in Sestri Levante, Hotel Miramare & Spa offers a private beach and air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi and satellite TV.

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Villa Agnese
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Excellent

Set in a quiet location surrounded by vineyards, 3 km from Sestri Levante center and the beach, Villa Agnese offers a sun terrace with sun loungers and free parking with CCTV cameras.

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Grand Hotel Villa Balbi
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Optimal

Surrounded by a lush garden with Mediterranean vegetation, this historic villa with outdoor pool is located on the Sestri Levante seafront and overlooks the Gulf of Tigullio.

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Recommended hotels, B&B and apartments in Lerici

Lerici is the perfect destination to enjoy a holiday on the eastern coast in the name of the sea and tanning : it is loved and renowned for its beaches and wonderful views.

From here you can easily go to the discovery of the other wonders of the surroundings : Portovenere, the Cinque Terre or a trip to the fashionable resorts of Versilia.

Lerici is full of accommodation for sleeping. By planning your trip a little in advance, you can easily find hotels and apartments of all categories and all prices.

Most of the accommodations, hotels, B & Bs are located near the beach, in the historic center or just a few minutes away.

Hotel Florida Lerici
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Fabulous

Hotel Florida boasts a seafront location about 10 minutes’ walk from Lerici and San Terenzo. You will find a rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi. There are well-equipped beaches right in front of the Hotel Florida Lerici, across the street.

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San Terenzo hotels
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Fabulous

Overlooking the Bay of Lerici and the town of San Terenzo, with its 15th-century castle, Hotel San Terenzo is 700 meters from free private parking, and offers a panoramic terrace and air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi.

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Byron hotels
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Optimal

Just outside the center of Lerici, Hotel Byron boasts an excellent location on the main seafront, close to public and private beaches. Hotel Byron offers spacious accommodation, comfortable furnishings and a welcoming atmosphere.

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Sea & Culture Lerici
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Awesome

Sea and Culture is located in Lerici. Includes free WiFi. The studio apartment consists of a sleeping area, a bathroom and a living area. The property is 35 km from Viareggio and 8 km from La Spezia.

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La Camelia Bianca B&B
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Excellent

Offering garden views, La Camelia Bianca B&B in Lerici has accommodations, a shared lounge, a garden and a terrace. Wi-Fi and private parking are available free of charge at the bed and breakfast.

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