Good value ans comfortable hotel in Genoa
Posted Nov 23, 2016
I had booked party of 12 from our Italian class for a trip Genoa. I tried to book all 12 into the 5 star Grand Hotel Savoia next door, but Expedia could only book 8 there so I booked the remaining 4 into the 4 star Continental next door. I stayed in the Continental, so cannot comment on the Grand Hotel savoia. The two are owned by the same company, are next door to one another and connected by an internal corridor. It is possible to use the facilities in both. We met up in the public areas of the Grand Hotel Savoia, and we took breakfast there on one day. The Continental is definitely the poor relation, and the public areas, breakfast room, and indeed breakfast were not as good as next door, but nevertheless very good, but on the other hand it was cheaper. The breakfast room becomes a trattoria in the evening whilst the breakfast room in the GHS becomes a more upmarket, and again, more expensive, restaurant. We had a meal in the tratorria one evening, and it was good and not expensive. Where the hotel excels is in the rooms which are spacious and equipped to a high specification. All the staff were friendly and helpful. It is well located for the station opposite and I guess for the cruise ships, but less accessible for the sights of Genoa, although all are walkable.