We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hotel Elena

View Deal
#1 of 3 Hotels in Recco
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Professional photos
Hotel Elena
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

540 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Hotel Elena
See the most recent reviews
Showing 104: English reviews
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Spent only one night there, customer service was exceptionally excellent, location is central, sea view rooms, breakfast on terrace overlooking the bay, perfect setting and comfortable room. thank you Hotel Elena

Thank edos1978
balbiano1, Direttore vendite at Hotel Elena, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am so pleased to read your review and wish to thank you for the nice words commenting our Staff and service. Again, I am very happy you had a fabulous stay and hope to have the honor of welcoming you back to the Elena some day. All the best, Domenico Balbiano Revenue Manager

Reviewed 30 August 2015

Friendly Staff, Well Located, Comfortable for the price, Discounts with local restaurants. Overall Perfect stay. We made use of the local restaurants, gyms and beach. Extremely well located to visit Camogli, Portofino and Santa Margherita. The walk between Recco + Portofino is fabulous - we did it almost daily during out stay.

1Thank BJDurney
balbiano1, Direttore vendite at Hotel Elena, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review! I am very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I'm pleased that you have been satisfied with the service provided by our staff. We are already looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely Yours Domenico Balbiano Revenue Manager

New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Our stay in Recco was excellent. The hotel is situated on the west side of town, across from the beach and within walking distance to everything. Our room was a bit small and sparse and the decor is dated, but it was clean and had a balcony with a gorgeous view of the town, hills and sea. Wonderful breakfasts on...

1Thank SaraHKNYC
Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Very nice hotel clean and friendly the property is on the waterfront. It is in town close to the train station shopping and restaurants. If you are going to Europe for a while and need a rest part way through this is the place.

Thank Trooper1968
balbiano1, Direttore vendite at Hotel Elena, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your positive review written on the occasion of your recent stay at the Elena Hotel . We are so pleased to read that you and your family fully enjoyed your holiday, particularly appreciating the Hotel location for its view and for the strategic position as very closed to Santa Margherita and Portofino easy reachable...

Reviewed 13 August 2015

Air Conditioning was poor, condition of the bathroom was poor with water leaking out of the shower and onto the floor. This was resolved by staff putting towels onto the floor to soak up the puddles..

Thank cldpisciotta
balbiano1, Direttore vendite at Hotel Elena, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We read your review and we do not agree with your comments. About air conditioning I came to check personally the room and you confirmed that worked. In the bathroom there is no air conditioning but in order to reach a reasonable temperature of 15/20 degrees is sufficient to keep the door of the room open. Probably you...

Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

The toilets are high! Nerrow! And very uncomfortable. The room is tiny. The pool cost money and 5 min' from the hotel. Breakfast is o.k. Almost no parking. Good location. The view is nice. The staff is very nice.

Thank Eldan F
balbiano1, Direttore vendite at Hotel Elena, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We read your review published on the occasion of your stay last Agoust We are pleased to hear that you appreciated our staff and the Breakfast food as well the service offered. On the other side, with reference to your comments about the hotel style, we wish to specify that the Elena Hotel is 3 star! Furthermore, regarding...

Reviewed 28 July 2015

Good located in Recco with privet parking & nice view from the room. Easy access to the beach and restaurants. Wi Fi was very poor in the room & the shower was weak also. Like most Italian hotels the curtains were a joke. Expect sun on your face at 5 am. Nice stuff, they are trying…but

Thank Rami F
balbiano1, Direttore vendite at Hotel Elena, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Further to your review written on the occasion of your stay at the Hotel , please find here below our comments. Please be so kind to note that we have a WI FI certificate with high signal . Maybe some time could be append some problem but with your communication at the front-desk we are liable to reset...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Hotel is situated on the coast with lovely views. In small italian town with only a few foreign tourists. Near the tourist magnet of Camogli but with more real italian feel. Highly recommended for at stay.

2Thank Hanne E
balbiano1, Direttore vendite at Hotel Elena, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review on Hotel Elena. It is with great pleasure that I read your words and I am happy that you also enjoyed our coast and the characteristics nearby towns . I sincerely hope to have you again soon as our Guest and I wish you a wonderful summer. Warmest regards, Domenico Balbiano Revenue...

Austin, TX
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We booked this hotel thinking it was in a different village. A lovely picturesque village. It isn't - it is in Recco. But we ended up loving Recco! The rooms are hot - but the beds are comfortable, it is clean and quite large. Old and in need of attention but nice just the same. Good breakfast.

1Thank Chach63
balbiano1, Direttore vendite at Hotel Elena, responded to this review

Dear Guest First of all let us thank you for publishing your review on the occasion of your recent stay with us. We are delighted to learn that you particularly appreciated the room for its cleanliness, even if not provided with new furniture .Furthermore, we thank you for your comments about the rich buffet breakfast at our Terrace overlooking the...

Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

I visited Ligure with my husband and his relatives. The hotel is very well located, is clean and the staff is friendly. Rooms are pretty normal. It is a great place to stay if you want to visit Portofino without paying Portofino prices. It is just 20 min driving from the beautiful Portofino, also close to Rapallo and Santa Marguerita....

Thank Daniela V
balbiano1, Direttore vendite at Hotel Elena, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your time dedicated to review also our property. We are glad to read that you appreciated our terrace and our “Cappuccino” as well as the view and the seats closest to Recco. I feel sorry for the noise coming from the terrace of the breakfast room. This depends not only on little soundproofing but...

315 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (270)
View from Room (41)
Room/Suite (22)
Hotel & Grounds (33)
Dining (25)
Bathroom (9)
Pool/Beach Area (12)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (11)
Other (117)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (45)
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Room/Suite (16)
Dining (14)
Bathroom (4)
View from Room (2)
Other (3)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Recco
2.0 km away
Hotel Cenobio Dei Dogi
1.8 km away
Hotel Casmona
Hotel Casmona
#3 of 6 in Camogli
209 reviews
1.2 km away
Hotel Manuelina La Villa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 km away
Hotel Da O' Vittorio
7.3 km away
Best Western Hotel Tigullio Royal
1.9 km away
Hotel La Camogliese
Hotel La Camogliese
#2 of 6 in Camogli
409 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perfect location in the center of the beautiful Recco, the Hotel Elena enjoys an ideal setting nearby Portofino, Genoa and Cinque Terre. The Hotel Elena presents itself with an elegant Villa from which you can admire directly the sea. The hotel has been completely renewed in order to satisfy the most demanding guest without loosing the friendly atmosphere. Nearby the Elena guests can easily have access to Golf Course, Tennis Club, Imbarcadero for boats and ferries, Tourist Port with charter, Diving Centre and several bathing establishments. The hotel offers access to the private beach (from June 5 till to September 30) equipped with umbrellas and chairs and for which is required a supplement of 15 euros per day for two person. BREAKFAST: The Buffet breakfast is served from 7,30 am to 10,00 am. In summer you can have breakfast on the terrace where a Buffet is made of tasteful things - especially the typical "focaccia alla Genovese", cakes, pastries and freshly baked croissants prepared daily by the famous pastry Chef Pâtissiers Moltedo . Possibility to request a room service even for breakfast with a supplement of 5.00 euros. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Elena

Address: Corso Garibaldi 5, 16036 Recco, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Recco
Price Range: $108 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Elena 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Orbitz, Hotwire, Expedia, Cancelon, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly and Hotel.de so you can book your Hotel Elena reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Elena Hotel Recco
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel Elena staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Hotel Elena staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Great balcony”
steenpaghp2016, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room on high floor with balcony if possible ”
Marea56, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“with a view to the sea”
jakov13, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“501, 305 were nice”
694debraw, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“sea view and balcony”
mikebQ2564MA, 2 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
US$115* /night
View Deal
View all 10 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates