Good location, disappointing rooms
Posted Aug 28, 2016
Rapallo is a small town, so it's hard to have a bad location, but this hotel is a short walk (10 minutes) from the train and right on the beach. Everything in town is close by. Most of the common areas of the hotel are nice, but the rooms themselves aren't up to par. They reminded me of a smaller version of my college dorm room. The bathrooms are tiny (couldn't use the toilet and have the door closed at the same time), and the showers are virtually impossible to use. Slim-fit shirts look big on me, but even I couldn't really turn or move around in the shower. The bathrooms looked like storage containers that had been added to the rooms as an afterthought. Maybe there were originally shared bathrooms? The whole thing felt more like a hostel than a hotel. The bed was quite hard. Things weren't as clean as I would have liked either. The hallways leading to the rooms are also a bit concerning. They are completely dark until you start walking down them, then the lights turn on to reveal a bunch of out-of-place closets lining the halls. I could imagine some feeling unsafe in those halls. The wifi worked fine, and there was a decent breakfast buffet in the morning. Might be an acceptable place if you're only in town for a night.