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Hotel Villa Bonera - Nervi, Genoa

2 star Hotel Genoa

Via Sarfatti 8 - Genoa

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The Bonera Hotel is located in the district of Nervi, on the East Ligurian coast (Riviera di Levante), a few miles from Genoa city center. Established as the prestigious Villa Bonera, this elegant manor house was built in 1500, restored in 1700, and has served as a hotel since 1850. Even today the stylish interior decorations as well as the ceilings, endowed in several rooms with beautiful frescoes, testify to the building's history and tradition.

Surrounded by green countryside, hills, and sunlight, the Villa rests only a few yards from the seashore, right behind the little port and the Serra Groppallo Park. From there, one may easily reach the Genoa Aquarium, the local art galleries, or sail to the coastal villages of Cinque Terre by ferry boat.

The Villa offers a touch of modernity in the form of complimentary Wi-Fi. Take advantage, also, of the complimentary lobby newspapers and luggage storage. Free parking is available for those guests traveling by car. Don't miss dining at the onsite restaurant, which specializes in regional delicacies prepared with fresh, local herbs; it's open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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Guest Rating 6.9 Fair
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Breakfast at Hotel Villa Bonera

A free buffet breakfast is available between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Hotel Facilities at Villa Bonera

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Garden
  • Secretarial service
  • Meeting Room
  • Free parking
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Internet/Email services

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
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  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1 per person, per night, up to 8 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 15 years of age.
 

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7.4

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6.8

Quiet

7.4

Spacious

6.8

Service

Villa Bonera Hotel reviews

7.2 Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

It a very old Villa (nice indead), the toilette and shower you have go share with the other guests, so it depend who are this other people, right?! One of the shower has burning hot water in the morningtime, it's not possible to regular the temperature of it. So you stay maybe in this little cabine with soap on your skin and then? What are you going to do? You except to burn your skin or you get out with soap on your skin! Nervi is just beautyfull, it's a must!

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Grand place, excellent breakfast, quiet, good value. The only objection is that since the building is really old the bathroom was a bit smelly and be aware that only one code for free wi-fi is issued per room. Otherwise beautiful.

6.7 Fair
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

The hotel is very accessible by public transportation, just a stroll away from the coast (and from basically everything), and easy to go along the coast to other beautiful small towns, so it would be perfect also for those who don't have a car. It's a great idea to transform an old villa into a hotel, but some renovation could be nice. Nevertheless we were happy with the facilities, room was clean with good view. The only thing is that some staff were not so friendly and welcoming, especially one that we encountered one night was simply rude. But after all, we were always out somewhere, it's a good place to base when you go around riviera della Liguria!

7.6 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Pleasant place and room in an very ancient house. Free parking, very convenient for visiting Genova (30 mn Bus).

1.4
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Sono un lavoratore ke risiede a Genova e x l'occasione del nostro anniversario mi è venuta a trovare la mia ragazza da Napoli.Cosi ho deciso di prenotare un hotel nella zona "Bella" di Genova. La stanza è la stanza 20, ha il pavimento in parquet ma rumorossissimo quindi avevo disagio spostarmi nella stanza di notte... Quando entrammo notammo che era presente un tappo di bottiglia di birra sul pavimento nei pressi del letto la cosa finì li. La sera quando volevamo dormire scoprimmo il letto e notammo che le lenzuola, si erano pulite, ma, erano pieni di peli.. allora decisi di dormire con le mie lenzuola che avevo in valigia. Al mattino io mi recai a lavoro e dopo un pò la mia ragazza fece presente alla portineria dell'hotel che le lenzuola erano sporche.. Dopo un pò andò il titolare dell'hotel dalla mia ragazza che faceva colazione e si rivolse in maniera molto sgarabata dicendo che le lenzuole erano pulite perchè erano state cambiate da lui...Poi nell'andar via esclamò " ma da che paese viene questa".. La sera quando ritornai io in hotel mi raccontò l'accaduto e, al mattino dopo,abbastanza furioso, feci la richiesta di avere delle lenzuola pulite..Mi furono date ma si rivolsero sempre in maniera sgarbata e io feci presente che la stanza era sporca e non veniva pulita in quanto il tappo era sempre li presente sul pavimento..Al mattino facevamo colazione ed era abastanza buona, ma c'erano delle mini confezioni di biscotti "molte miniconfezioni" che erano scadute da un mese e più.. Non feci presente la cosa per il semplice fatto che sono una persona tranquilla e non volevo avere altra discussione.. La doccia al 3 piano che era in comune non arrivava l'acqua calda neanche dopo 10 minuti che facevo scorrere l'acqua come mi era stato detto.. ero costretto a scendere al secondo piano per farla..Alla fine del soggiorno mi fecero il conto dove mi fecero pagare 2 euro in piu per il cambio di lenzuola.. Assurdo!!L'unica cosa positiva era il parcheggio il resto non s

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Nice old villa in a quiet park! Rooms with seaview. Good Train and bus connections to Genova. Nice little harbour in Nervi with good bar for apéro (il Dodo near pool) an good pizzeria (Holloween)

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

Avery good lacation for families with children and dogs.

1.6
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

a shambles of a place expensive shabby unwelcoming and run-down with staff with no interest in their guests whatsoever

5.2 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

Beautifull old villa, nostalgic and charming - but please - do some renovaiting works - especcialy with bathrooms (some are good some are ......)It was an adventure to stay there - but do not forget - we were in Italy!!! Very good bus connection to Genova - bus no.17.

3.1
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

Very rude on arrival first room dirty but would not change did later very unhelpful breakfast just thought we would enjoy but not really up to standard bathroom tiny

6.6 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

Very characteristic historic building, need some refurbishment, though. Staff could definitly show more service oriented interest and friendliness towards non-italian speaking customers, like ourselves. Nicely located close to the littoral.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

El hotel en sí, el edificio, es una maravilla. Las habitaciones son más del estilo de una pensión, pero se corresponden con el precio, claro. El cuarto de baño que se parece a los servicios del avión es un poco cómico pero simpático, y con muy buenas vistas. Yo tenía una habitación individual con una terraza enorme (unas 9 veces lo que es la habitación...) con vistas de palmeras, de árboles, del pueblo de Nervi y detrás de todo el mar. Villa Bonera tiene muchísimo carácter y me encantó. Los desayunos en el jardín también. Nervi en sí es una preciosidad y el hotel está muy cerca del mar (aunque no hay playas propiamente dicho). Un pequeño problema puede ser que es muy dificil encontrar una conexión a internet, en el hotel no hay y en el pueblo parece que tampoco. Bueno, resumiendo: muy especial, mucho carácter, no tiene ningún lujo pero el sitio y el edificio en si son maravillosos.

7.9 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel is very close to a beautiful walk along the water edge. Also, it is kind of cool to stay in an old mansion; however, the fan is worthless and it gets a little warm in the room. When the window is open, you can definitely hear the loud music of a local bar/dance club until 1-2am.

3.3
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

very noisy, very unwelcoming reception/owner. The owner was sleeping in the lobby most of the time, and when asked questions he would pretend he does not understand english. The room was mouldy and smelly. The breakfast was very basic and they would ignore you if you asked for a 2nd coffee. The bathrooms had old hair all over the walls and they were not cleaned properly for the whole week. The price was too high for the actual service and facilities offered. Location was good.

7.6 Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Hungary

it was a very old fashion hotel. Not too modern for us, but we enjoyed our staying. The breakfast could have been variatable.

5.6 Ordinary
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

The Villa Bonera is a place to see. A surprising holtel, and a good compromise. Nervi is a riviera in the city of Genova. We stayel there 5 nights with our baby (1 year old), and i wouldn't recommend this place (Hotel & Surroundings) for families with young kids.

7.7 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Czech Republic

It was excelent but it had one disadvantage - train. There was a nice view to seaside. Hotel's stuff wasn't very comunicative.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Austria

Wundervolle, stilvolle Villa mit dem Charme der leichten Herabgekommenheit. Ein Ort zum Ausspannen mit Flair, nahe der Unstadt Genua. Gute Parkmöglichkeit, Bahnhofsnähe.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Hotel Bonera is a very old house, somewhat a little "decadent". This may not please people who likes brand new hotel with a modern feeling. For us it was perfect as we loved the old feeling of the hotel. The surroundings are perfect, very close from Nervi Porticciolo (small ports). If you're looking for a quiet and beautiful area in between Genova center and the ligurian coast, this is perfect. I will definitely come back and recommend it to my friends who like the "real" stuff.

6.9 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

le camere sono spartane soprattutto le singole e tutta la struttura avrebbe bisogno di più cura. I bagni sono troppo piccoli e la mancanza di cura li fa apparire non troppo puliti. Il rapporto prezzo qualità è ottimale tenuto conto della località e dell'albergo stesso. Molto fanè.

4.5 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

The crew in the Hotel do not speak English. It's hard the communication.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Excellent place to stay. We love places with charming patina. Especially the elevator is really historic but phantastic.

2.4
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

the room was rather tiny. and i think the price is way to high fur such a tiny chamber as we had. don't take room number eight, it's really small and way to expensive.

1.4
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

Horroroso hotel, cualquier parecido con las fotos es pura coincidencia, muy antiguo, con habitaciones en un estado lamentable, no es recomendable para nadie, el aseo fuera de las habitaciones, con un penoso aspecto.

4.4 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

They need a booking for the evening diner bathroom in bad condition excelent capuccino good for free parking

4.9 Ordinary
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

une cabine comprenant wc et douche située directement dans la chambre n'est pas acceptable pour cette catégorie d'hôtel

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • France

amazing property in a great location....good value for money...bit difficult to find but definitely worth it

5.9 Ordinary
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

First, and only, stay at this hotel. Best description can only be 'faded grandeur'I actually had quite a lot of difficulty persuading my wife to stay there! The photographs on the website are, to say the least, extremely flattering and do little to show the 'tiredness' of the building and grounds. The manager/owner spoke very little English and can only be described as less than welcoming. We thought that he had told us that dinner was from 7.30p.m. to discover when we turned up at 7.50p.m. that we were too late-- fortunately there is a very pleasant little bar further into the town.Breakfasts were fine; the rooms a decent size, if a bit dilapidated.Villa Bonera is best used as a place to sleep.

6.7 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

La persona que nos recibió por la noche no nos causó muy buena impresión, por suerte a la mañana siguiente el personal fué muchissimo más amable. El edificio es antiguo pero tiene su ecanto, sobretodo por la vista desde la habitación del mar... Bastante recomendable para una parada de una noche. Eso si, si vais con un coche un poco amplio, igual no pasas por la puerta de entrada al recinto.

7.9 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel was suitable for our needs. We only stayed one night before moving on to our Cruise.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Bulgaria

We were attracted to Vila Bonera by the unforgettable romantic athmosphere (a XVI century bulding), sea view, local Italian flavour, family-like service A cheap albeit important improvement would be a local Internet connection which is now missing!

5.8 Ordinary
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This was a stop over for us and was an interesting place to stay! The villa would have been beautiful in its day but was shabby and needed a lot of improvement. However, it was clean and cheap, in a lovely area near the promanade which meant you could stroll into the town easily. The hotel should have given directions for guests to get to the port. We enede up on a busy road - lost, and only found the private road by chance. Overall this place was fine for a one night stop over.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

This place is really recommendable when you're visiting this region. A villa is of course a unique place to stay and the rooms are very decent. Also the breakfast is allright. We had booked a room with shared bathroom, but for a small amount extra could upgrade and we had our own bathroom, which was much better.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Germany

Nice old Hotel near Ocean and old City good bars and restaurants in the near

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

If you have a car and want to visit genoa and its surroundings, this is a good place to stay. The hotel is difficult to find but as it has its own car park it does mean you have the freedom to take the car out or leave it as you wish. We had 1 double room and one single room. The double room was excellent but there was not much sound proofing between the rooms and the rest of the building so you could hear people going up and down the stairs all the time (however my boyfriend slept through it fine.) The single was tiny but came with its own terrace which easily doubled the space and was great for drinks in the evening! The breakfast buffet was excellent and the staff were very friendly. The only draw back with location is that the last train back from Genoa left at 12.04am which meant that you couldnt stay out late or you paid a whopping cab fare. All in all though, we really enjoyed our stay.

6.9 Fair
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Brazil

Our room was very spacious. The whole hotel needs to be restored. The walls and ceiling were peeling and dirty. The bathroom´s walls were about to fall!!! Staff was helpful and nice. Breakfast was really good, comparing to the other hotels we stayed. Easy to get there, and a big parking free of charges!!! The additional third bed sucked (those spring and unconfortable beds). Next day: pain on the back...

5.2 Ordinary
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Une belle ancienne demeure, qui a besoin de qq travaux. Le style est ancien et le confort plutot sommaire, mais on apprécie qd même l'endroit. L'environnement est agréable (ballade aux bords de mer) et assez calme malgré les passages des trains.

0.1
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

cet hotel est à retirer de votre catalogue : insalubre, sale, sans aucun service, nous n'avons dormi que 3 heures dans cette chambre infestée de fourmis car nous étions trop fatigués après 6 heures de route. si vous voulez conserver une certaine crédibilité auprès de votre clientèle je vous invite à aller y faire un tour pour juger par vous même. vos autres hotel n'ayant rien à voir avec cet immonde bouiboui !

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

Cet hotel de charme mérite nettement plus que ses 2 étoiles. Les chambres sont très spacieuses et confortables, avec une salle de bain moderne et fonctionnelle. L'hotel en lui même est un ancien palace avec un ascenseur type années 30 et des escaliers de chateau. La terrasse permet de prendre le petit déjeuner dehors. Le patron et son équipe sont d'une gentillesse à toute épreuve. C'est vraiment l'hotel que nous avons préféré durant notre séjour de trois semaines en Italie. Il n'y a que la ville en elle même qui nous aura deçu.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

A hotel with great charm

3.8
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

This hotel does not look so nice as it is on the picture, its very old and not well painted. There is a railway very close so you can here the trains. The beds are terrible, they are very old and a pain for your back. There is no airco and in the summer it's too hot. Maybe this was a nice hotel about 20 years ago, buth now it's too expensive for what you get!

4.5 Ordinary
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The Hotel has a lot of potential. It needs some TLC and paint. I don't know when the pictures on the website were taken? The Staff are friendly and location is OK. It was OK for 1 night. Invest some Money and install Air Conditioning. We selected this Hotel as it was on our way from Rome to Nice and they had rooms for 4 adults at an ok price The rooms were clean and comfortable and as we did not have air conditioning in a hot evening during Mid Summer , we had to have the windows open just after Italy won a world cup match so youo can imagine the noise..

7.7 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

A perfect location, right in the centre of town and minutes from the beach! The rooms were basic but clean and the staff were exceptionally friendly. Excellent for a 'no frills' stay!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Russia

Close to the beach and promenade Old charming building with unique fresco

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Finland

Me and my daughter really enjoyed our 4 nights stay in Villa Bonera. Mostly we liked the relaxed and pittoresc athmosphere and the friendly stuff. The villa itself is a littlebit worn, but because of that we just loved it. We found Villa Bonera very confortable, clean, spacy and beautiful hotell. Especially the paintings at the ceiling and the beautifull scenery ( to the sea) were great.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

great hotel to stay in, while spending little money! I'll return next summer!

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

The room and the batroom need some rebuilding. The dining room for the breakfast, and generally the public areas are really nice.

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This hotel is actually an old mansion located about 20 minutes by train from downtown Genoa, in a resort town called Nervi. It is directly on the coastline and about a 10 minute walk from the train station. It is set up as a house where the rooms have been seperated. Dinner and breakfast services are available and are very good. The staff is personable and we would recommend it-- for the frescoed rooms and beautiful surroundings. Nervi is great but keep in mind it is not Genoa and we would actually say it is better to only take a day trip in since it is so close.

6.4 Fair
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

We were looking for a non expensive hotel in Genova, near the city center, the sea and the port as we were taking the ferry to Corsica. This one was the type of hotel we were looking for, of course, it is very old and not very clean (speaking about the common shower) but it was what we were looking for. We knew from the net that it was old - this is true - but full of charm! We did not regrett our choice! For a night this hotel was efficient.

7.4 Good
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

l'entretien de l'immeuble laisse à désirer (peintures défraichies...) ; l'aménagement des salles de bains est ancien, et celui du séjour est vieillot

6.9 Fair
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

This Villa Bonera needs rebuilding !

7.4 Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Switzerland

It is a quite nice hotel within a very nice part of genova (nice stone beach, palm-parks, sea, restaurants,...). The room and the bathroom were not very nice but clean and ok for the price. The people in the hotel speak in general Italian, but a few also English and French. Overall, the hotel is ok to stay for a weekend or one week with an excellent quality/price relation and a good location for trips to genova and surroundings. My tips for you: -Never take a hotel at the inner city of genova, always one on the edge on the city (like this hotel) because the inner city is not nice and very noisy. -Take a hotel with its own car-parking place. (This hotel has one.) -Visit at genova the see aquarium, it is a must! -Inform you in advance very good about how to drive to your hotel, because it is mostly very difficult to find a hotel (also this one). -Driving is in general very difficult in genova and on the highways surround it, even for experienced drivers. (Small streets in the city and in general a lot of pushing and chaos on the streets)

2.5
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Austria

A very run-down "villa" if you could call it that. The only good thing was breakfast. We had a very noisy room, allthough we could see the ocean somewhat, it was very close to train tracks with trains passing every 20 to 30 minutes all night long. The bed was horrible and very hard to sleep on, not that we slept much because of the train noise anyway. We arrived late in the evening and had to shout, bang on doors and run around the building to get someone to let us in even though they said they had no curfew and someone at the front desk. Would never stay here again and would not recogmend it to any one.

6.8 Fair
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

We were aware that the hotel had charm and no AC, but we didn't know that when opening our window at night (with a sea view) , we would benefit from the noise of trains (the line is 60 meters away...)!! The employees are definitely helpful and friendly.

3.5
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Netherlands

The hotel is situated in a very old villa. The architecture is beatiful, but the building needs to be restored. Thereby is it dislocated. It takes half an hour by car to get into the citycenter of Genova.

7.2 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We liked the property and the fact it was set back from the street. Nice and quiet. The rooms could have been dusted more (for sure) the beds were springy and the help at the desk was so-so. We asked a passing waitress for a cheap but good restaurant and she suggested a place. Our first night in Italy, we were all exhausted so when the owner told us the menu we sleepily agreed. Good food but for four of us it came to $174 Euros! The most expensive meal of our trip and we didn't order that much. OTher than that, breakfast was yummy and the staff was friendly.

6.6 Fair
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Germany

Hotel is charming, but interior is really old, to the point of offseting the charm. (I would not rate myself as a hygenics or newness freak). Breakfast and breakfast room good, garden nice. Service was fine. Nervi is good starting point for trips into surroundings and Genova. Overall fair value. Agreed, investment and renovation would raise the price. Still, would not come again, but look for a more modern location.

2.7
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Portugal

The biggest ripoff ever! This place looks like a haunted house. The price paid is unaccecptable (100 euros) for the type of property. I have never stayed in such a shabby place. I didn't find the garden. The picture displayed on the net is retouched, when you see it, the paint has all come off the walls!

6.7 Fair
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Villa Bonera is a bit run-down with frescoes that slowly peeling off and pretty old furniture. The beds were very soft and the water could have had more pressure. When getting a room try to avoid rooms which face south since it is very near a railway track and therefore quite loud. On the plus side, the service was very good and thanks to the tips of the employees we enjoyed our stay in Nervi.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Villa Bonera was in a very good location, very near the seaside. Not much to do in Nervi, but it was a good place for us to spend the night on our drive exploring the Ligurian coast. The rooms were very interesting, the ceilings tall and painted. The rooms were clean but you could tell that the hotel was quite old. The breakfast was very good. There was a seaside walkway that stretched for a couple of miles. There were restaurants and cafes along the walk, very nice. Parking was plenty and free.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The hotel was as it was presented on the web site. The hotel is located in a small, quiet town just east of the city of Genova easily accessible by bus/train. The staff were friendly and helpful. Even though the English was minimal we managed with French and a bit of Spanish. The hotel's old world charm is worthy of some fresh paint on the exterior BUT once inside you forget all about it. It was what we'd hoped for and more. Large rooms, great public areas, and a very nice breakfast. We would book at this hotel again and will recommend it to friends.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

A delightful, comfortable hotel in a fascinating old villa a short walk from the sea.

2.8
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The cabin style bathroom smelt absolutely rancid. We had travelled a long way that day and could not even take a shower in it it was so awful. There was no food on offer despite the website's claims and we left asap at dawn to get away from a v. unpleasant experience.

7.5 Good
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

With regards to the noise (and its poor marking). The room overlooks a railyway tarck. Train Services run all night long which caused us a uncontinuous sleep. God willing,we will go back again,one day as we liked Genoa alot. We would encourage Bonera Mangament to 'sell' their Guests hotel better by displaying what it for lunch,dinner,activities etc. Over all, staff where polite but seems 'Service' ends once the breakfast was given, is it becasue of culture,lack of speaking a foreign langauge? I do not know. These are MERELY observations, no more and no less. We wish the Hotel nothing but the BEST.

7.6 Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

A beautiful old villa! Very reasonably priced, considering the inclusion of breakfast. Kind, helpful hosts. The area is a little rundown but we still enjoyed our stay.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Lovely large airy dual aspect room, with a long thin bathroom. Excellent location, although the shortness of the road, means that the bus drivers didn't recognise the address. For northern Italy, a very edible and generous buffet breakfast. Friendly staff, although their English is limited, managed to converse in French when my Italian let me down, even got a little gift when we left. Would definitely return.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was gorgeous, old fashioned, almost crumbling grandure. Staff were very friendly and the wlk down to the harbour pleasant. Great views and easy access to the cliffs for passagiata. We loved it.

6.6 Fair
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This property has two things to say for it easy parking and low price. But we found the place a bit frayed around the edges. Common areas were storage spots for broken pianos and cribs. The elevator broke down while we were using it. The room was spacious, but the bathroom was tiny and very cramped. We could not take a shower without getting water on the floor. There was mildew in the shower. The bed was lumpy and the pillows were hard and flat. Our biggest problem was that breakfast at 8am was too late for us - we were attending a conference which required us to leave before we could have breakfast. Unfortunately, there was no way to get an early breakfast.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Wonderful hotel, it made me giggle because I would compare it to an Italian "Faulty Towers" (in a good, affectionate way)! We had a lovely, spacious room with a small (sitting) bathtub, and a wonderful view of the ocean & the hotel gardens. It is next to the seaside walkway. There is an elevator. The desk clerk (owner?) was a bit gruff at our arrival, but he warmed up! Only one woman (other owner?) spoke a tiny bit of English, so brush up on your Italian. The restaurant for dinner was not the best, but it was good, and the breakfast buffet was generous. A 10 minute walk to the train station, and a 20 minute train or bus ride into Genoa. Parking was ample, and luckily there is a large sign from the main road directing you to the alley/driveway into the grounds. Out of the 9 hotels we visited on this trip, it was a very nice stay & we would return if in this area again.

6.2 Fair
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

The employees are not so warm at arrival, during our stay, and when we left. However, the hotel is quite good. Very old and special house build in ... 1500. Need to be cleaned outside. Very easy to find.

6.8 Fair
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Elderly villa hotel with rather dated decor. Ensuite bathroom is a rather odd white plastic box in the corner of a big, high ceiling room. Rest of room is decorated in rather odd 70's style. Seemed to be aimed at long stay guests rather than holiday visitors. Dinner had to be ordered in advance and was from a choice of two pasta dishes - not the wide range of meals suggested on the website. Location is pleasant but I would describe it as in gardens rather than in a park. Glad we only booked for one night.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Italy

We had a very good time at this hotel, and the sorroundings are marvellous. We also had dinner at the hotel and the restaurant was pretty good too. I would really reccomend it.

6.3 Fair
  • December 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

This was a nice hotel to stay at, but I almost got lost trying to find it. Better directions would really help. The rooms were nice, and the bed one of the most comfortable I have ever been in. Desk Clerk was a little icy.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

We have stayed in this property 4 times now & will always use it when in Nervi. The family who run it are very friendly and efficient and the property itself is great, with a lot of character.

6.3 Fair
  • September 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

it was the older hotel we were in Italy. we were a little bit disapointed

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Very pleased with the hotel, many thanks

6.0 Fair
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

An interesting hotel, with very dated furniture and facilities and very spacious rooms. Has not been modernised at all. Probably overpriced- compared with other hotels we stayed in. Great breakfast though. If you do stay here you can get the best Pizza in Halloween Pizzaria on the harbour.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

A fantastic hotel with a classic Italian feel to it. Friendly staff, basic but excellent facilities and wonderful location.

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7.0 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

3.1
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

0.5
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

4.3 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

1.6
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

6.5 Fair
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Villa Bonera, offering 26 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from desks during their Nervi visit.

Bathrooms are outfitted with showers, bidets and complimentary toiletries. Additional comforts include ceiling fans.

Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Fan
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Satellite TV

How to reach Villa Bonera Hotel

How to reach us:
Car Highway A12, exit sign Genoa-Nervi.
Train-Bus Railroad Station Genoa-Nervi.
Railroad StationGenoa-Brignole, then Bus #17.
Railroad Station Genoa-Principe, then Bus #18, then Bus #17.
Plane From airport "Cristoforo Colombo" to hotel:
By taxi (about 20 minute) Terminal Bus to De Ferrari square (Center), then Bus #17.
Terminal Bus to Railroad Station Genoa-Principe, then Metropolitan train to Genova Nervi.

Distances from Hotel Villa Bonera

Museum of Modern Art - Wolfson - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Raccolte Frugone - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Luxoro Museum - 1.7 km / 1 mi
Gaslini Hospital - 3.8 km / 2.3 mi
Fiera di Genova - 7.4 km / 4.6 mi
Genoa Stadium - 7.4 km / 4.6 mi
Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova - 7.5 km / 4.7 mi
Piazza Colombo - 7.7 km / 4.8 mi
Museum of Modern Art - Villa Croce - 7.9 km / 4.9 mi
Parco dell'Acquasola - 8 km / 5 mi
Palazzo della Prefettura - 8.2 km / 5.1 mi
Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art - 8.3 km / 5.1 mi
Parco della Villetta Di Negro - 8.3 km / 5.1 mi
Medieval Gates - 8.3 km / 5.1 mi
Piazza de Ferrari - 8.3 km / 5.2 mi
The preferred airport for Villa Bonera is Genoa (GOA-Cristoforo Colombo) - 15 km / 9.3 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Villa Bonera

  • Free parking