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Hotel Ancora Riviera
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Lavagna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Hotel Ancora is located in the town of Lavagna that is situated between the Cinque Terre and Portofino. The hotel is located on a street by the port of Lavagna so within walking distance to town, the train station, the bus stop and the ferry boats. The hotel has refurbished rooms with air conditioning, an elevator, a lovely breakfast in the morning and in the evening for 6 euros a fabulous apertivo (a wonderful buffet and any cocktails you desire are included in the price) and served in a lovely setting. The hotel pool is part of Marina Sporting Club and the pool is large, well maintained and has sunbeds reserved for the hotel guests. Beaches are within a 5 minute or less walk. Highly recommend this hotel, the staff went above and beyond!

Room Tip: We had a room facing the street and it was fine we did not find the street noisy.
  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 August 2015

The staff was amazing, hotel rooms and lobby area very nicely decorated. Marina view and ability to walk to the beach very nice. The pool and exercise are across from the back of the hotel and looked nice but we prefer the beach. The beach area has many sections that have chairs and umbrellas for rent along with food and drinks available, each owned independently, we used the first section with orange and white umbrellas, two ladies that run it were very accommodating and restrooms close.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights and wow, were we well taken care of by one of the most friendly, smiling and helpful staff in Italy!

Three Best things:

1. The food. The hotel serves a delicious traditional italian breakfast. In addition, they have "aperitivo" 6-9 pm everyday at the hotel. In italy this means that you Order at least one drink and you have access to a buffet (this one is one of the best ones and perfect if you want to taste some italian appetizers)

2. The staff: so friendly and hwlpful no matter what you ask them for they are so patient, and honest. One example, i forgot something extremely valuable in my room
After checking out- the staff ran after me to Ensure I didnt forget it! You feel safe in Lavagna and at hotel ancora- you are in good hands!

3. the rooms: clean, airconditioned and modern for italian standard (ive been travelling quite a lot around italy). Cleaning staff is extremely professional, great at cleaning and friendly

Things to consider:
- Wifi wasnt always on top when all guest were using it- but worked well when people were asleep.
Our comment: hey, what can you expect-the hotel does have wifi but not perhaps in the speed that you are used to but we could send and receive images and chat via apps.
And remember- you are on vacation in Italy! We didnt mind and it did NOT impact our trip negatively.

Stayed: July 2015, travelled with friends
Thank Josefin J
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights in June after attending a wedding in Florence, we arrived by train which was really easy, and walked to the hotel.
The hotel is in a great position with lovely views (we had a seaview room!) the communal areas were always clean and staff were really friendly and helpful throughout our stay.

We had come to Lavagna to relax, with a little sight seeing. The use of the pool at the sports club was a real bonus and most of the day it was really quiet - afternoons were busier with school children. We often had the area for the hotel guests to ourselves, it would be good if snacks were available but we easily walked into the town when we got hungry.

The room was comfy and quiet, can't fault the facilities. Breakfast was varied and as well as the coffee machine you could ask for a latte or espresso. We really enjoyed the Aperitivo where cocktails and snacks were served from 6pm, we found we didn't need to go out for dinner after having a late lunch one day!

it's a good base to explore the area too, trains are cheap and regular to get to the beautiful villages along the coast.

Room Tip: Superior sea view rooms have the best view, but the price tag!
  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 September 2014

We had an air conditioned quiet room, with free parking. The staff is extremely helpful. Coffee is great, and the pool is amazing ! Perfect relaxing break. The town centre close by has the most amazing pizza which is 5 mins walk !!!!

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank travellerish
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Address: Via Dei Devoto 81, 16033, Lavagna, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Lavagna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Lavagna
Price Range: $117 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ancora Riviera 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ancora Riviera Hotel is located in a truly splendid setting, in the magical Tigullio Gulf. Situated at the tourist port of Lavagna, it looks out onto the sea and is only a stone's throw from the long and expansive beaches of the Italian Riviera. The hotel has recently been renovated and offers a refined and welcoming environment, which is relaxing and informal. It is ideal for those who would like comfortable accommodation having docked at the well-equipped Lavagna's marina. To make guests' stay most pleasant, the hotel offers the famous American Bar, a Swimming Pool, a Solarium and the Technogym Fitness Club. Private car parking, around 50 metres from the hotel. Lavagna was recently awarded the 2014 Blue Flag, which is a prestigious label given out by the Foundation for Environmental Education to localities which are distinguished for the quality of their beaches and waters. The hotel is 30 km from Genoa, 50 km from the Cinque Terre and just 15 km from Portofino, one of the most famous and exclusive tourist spots in the world. Thanks to convenient rail and sea links, the hotel is in an ideal location for those who want to visit the beautiful sites of the Tigullio Gulf and the Cinque Terre, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ... more   less 
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