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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stayed here for three nights. The hotel is up a hill, with the most stunning views and guests have access to a superb rooftop terrace, which we used each day. Breakfast was simple, but adequate. Unfortunately, our room wasn't so good. On the plus side it was clean and basic, but we were given a type of annexe room,... More 

Thank Jackie B
Mantua, Italy
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Cozy environment in a castle on the hills of Santa Margherita with a beautiful view on the bay. Large and clean room with all essentials (WiFi air conditioning large bathroom... ) good location with relaxing days in a beautiful area of Italy (Riviera di Levante)

Thank Mantua57
Brisbane Region, Australia
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52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

A very comfortable, clean and friendly hotel close to town. Great view of the town from your window. Great breakfast and friendly helpful staff. Parking spots fill up quickly and car park is very small. Staff do assist with parking arrangements.

1 Thank Claire H
New York
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48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Great views. The rooms are spacious and the breakfast offers much variety. Parking was included but we walked and took the bus and left the car parked for 3 days. The location is in between Portofino and Cinque Terre and the city centre is walking distance to get to the bus. There are many charming shops and restaurants to choose... More 

Thank Bellerio2000
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Of the 2.5 weeks that the boyf and I traveled Europe, this was unanimously decided as the single best hotel we stayed at. The view was absolutely fantastic and the room ... wow, the room was phenomenal. Spacious, nice, and nice fuzzy blankets to cuddle up in with the windows open at night. This room was SO nice, in fact,... More 

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rifugio, Responsabile reception at La Vela Hotel, responded to this review

thanks for the nice review we are waiting for the next holiday Yours sincerely More 

Natick, Massachusetts
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222 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This is sort of like a castle on a very high hill with a drive that is so steep and windy that the cab driver had to call ahead to make sure there was a spot for him to turn around in. We were stuck and needed a last minute hotel and there was only one room left that they... More 

1 Thank whales44
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
1 review
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I have traveled North Italy for 8 days and this was THE BEST hotel that we stayed in. Excellent hotel, good service, fantastic breakfast. It is a small castle with comfortable rooms and excellent service. It has two big terraces on the roof, one on a open sun and the other more in shadow. The look from there is fabulous,... More 

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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

If driving entrance to hotel very tight especially if driving anything bigger than a fiat. Rustic and charming from the outside Grounds were beautiful in June with everything in bloom lovely smell of Jasmine in the evenings. Very impressive hall and staircase our room was on the top floor a good size with excellent views. It was unusually hot while... More 

2 Thank Valerie W
Sussex, England
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We stayed here for two nights, which was probably enough in Santa Margherita. The hotel is up a hill from the centre; but it was only around 10 minutes walk, maximum. The hotel has high ceilings and a huge central hall that opens up to the height of the hotel. Our rooms were comfortable, but not large, but gratefully air-conditioned!

1 Thank jonph
Brussels, Belgium
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78 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

A very charming castle, located a bit up the hill, 800m (very easy) walking till the beach. The rooms are simple(castle like), clean and big. Some bathroom facilities are available in the room. There is also a fridge, a hairdryer and an airco. On the roof of the hotel you can enjoy sunbathing but without pool or shower. The staff... More 

Thank Kristina B

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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about La Vela Hotel

Address: Corso Nicolo' Cuneo 21, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Santa Margherita Ligure
Price Range: $111 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Vela Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Make sure you ask for a room in the main hotel and not an annexe room.”
 of 5 bubbles 481jackieb, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with a sea view were only”
 of 5 bubbles whales44, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“There is no elevator in the hotel, stairs are ok and hallway are decorated in historic charm!”
 of 5 bubbles mijalis2, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“Top floor best views”
 of 5 bubbles valeriew826, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view to the front of the hotel, perhaps room 28.”
 of 5 bubbles jonph, 13 Aug 2015 | Read review
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