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On the beach
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, free cribs/infant beds

Guest reviews

4.5 out of 5 Wonderful
199 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided


Explore the area

Popular LocationBaia delle Favole1 min walk
Popular LocationBay of Silence4 min walk
Popular LocationChiavari Beach24 min drive
AirportGenoa (GOA-Cristoforo Colombo)64 min drive

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  • Single Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 86 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsSingle Room
  • Double Room

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 151 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room
  • Triple Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 236 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsTriple Room
  • Junior Suite for 4 people

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Twin Beds
    More detailsJunior Suite for 4 people
  • Comfort Double Room

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 237 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsComfort Double Room
  • Junior Suite for 2 people

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsJunior Suite for 2 people

About this area

Sestri Levante

Located in Sestri Levante, Grand Hotel Villa Balbi is in the city center and on the beach. Basilica of Sts. Gervasius and Protasius and Porta delle Saline are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Parco Avventura Val di Vara and Circolo Golf e Tennis Rapallo. Our guests love the hotel's central and quiet location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Baia delle Favole - 1 min walk
  • Bay of Silence - 4 min walk
  • Chiavari Beach - 24 min drive
  • Moneglia Beach - 25 min drive
  • Deiva Marina Beach - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Sestri Levante Station - 8 min walk
  • AirportCristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA) - 64 min drive


  • Cantina del Polpo — 3 min walk
  • I Due Forni — 4 min walk
  • Previna — 5 min walk
  • Portobello — 6 min walk
  • Osteria Gioitta — 18 min walk

About this property

Grand Hotel Villa Balbi

4-star beach hotel with a conference center
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a conference center, self parking, and a meeting room are onsite. All 105 rooms provide free WiFi, minibars, and TVs. Guests will also find room service, free newspapers, and hair dryers. Limited housekeeping is available.
Grand Hotel Villa Balbi offers 105 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional sanitization guidelines of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking: EUR 10 per night

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Conference center


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Minibar


  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Safe



Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Express check-in


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 60.0 per day
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 November - 29 February, EUR 0.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 March - 31 October, EUR 2.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 60.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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Grand Hotel Villa Balbi
Grand Hotel Villa Balbi Sestri Levante
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Grand Hotel Villa Balbi and receive a full refund?
Yes, Grand Hotel Villa Balbi offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Grand Hotel Villa Balbi cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Grand Hotel Villa Balbi have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Grand Hotel Villa Balbi pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Grand Hotel Villa Balbi?
Self parking is available for EUR 10 per night.
What time is check-in at Grand Hotel Villa Balbi?
Check-in is from 2 PM–midnight.
What time is check-out at Grand Hotel Villa Balbi?
Check-out is at noon.
Where is Grand Hotel Villa Balbi located?
Located in Sestri Levante, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Libera Beach and Bay of Silence. Spiaggia di Portobello and Baia delle Favole are also within 5 minutes. Sestri Levante Station is 8 minutes by foot.
199 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
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Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed for 3 nights of which 2 days the hotel did not have WiFi service for some technical reasons. This caused multiple problems with some work I had to do. Air conditioner did not work well in our room. First 2 nights did not operate. Very sticky sleep. Last night, suddenly it began working. Considering we were in a suite and the historical prestige of the property, overall, this was a major disappointment. This was our second stay in this hotel and certainly the last!
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
More a 3 star than 4...
Very good location but old structure with poor maintenance. The room was old and smell old. Took 15 minute to get the hot water in the shower. Air condition without possibility to adjust. Personnel was kind and collaborative. More a 3 star than 4...
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fantastic as always!
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

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