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Hotel Approdo - Rapallo

3 star Hotel Rapallo

Via San Michele di Pagana 160 - Rapallo

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About the hotel

Hotel Approdo is a 3-star hotel nestled in the enchanting Gulf of Tigullio, between Rapallo and Santa Margherita Ligure, close to Cinque Terre and only a few miles from Portofino. The hotel's sunny location provides a wonderful seascape that stretches out as far as the eye can see.

Environmental Conservation

Hotel Approdo strives to create minimal impact on the environment. During recent renovations, the hotel was upgraded with functional furnishings manufactured using non-toxic materials and low gas emissions, solar energy, reduced consumption of water and electricity, and a new air conditioning system that doesn't emit CFCs.

Hotel Approdo has a conference room and audio-visual equipment for your business needs. If you want to head out to discover some of the nearby bars or restaurants, babysitting is available for a surcharge. Pets and service animals are allowed on site.

Hotel Approdo provides an accessible path of travel for wheelchair users.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.8 Excellent
Based on 74 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Facilities at Hotel Approdo

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Pets accepted
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Tennis court
  • Meeting Room

Know before you go

  • 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.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

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.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

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

  • Refrigerator fee: EUR 9.00 per day

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

Hotel Approdo is also known as

Hotel Approdo
L'Approdo
l`Approdo Hotel Rapallo
l`Approdo Hotel
l Approdo Rapallo
l Approdo Hotel Rapallo

10

Clean

9.1

Location

8.4

Quiet

8.5

Spacious

9.0

Service

Hotel Approdo reviews

7.6 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Belgium

Everything was OK, but the only problem is the road just in front of Hotel, a little bit to noisy, and also the problem of parking, in a street next, but to go there we have to walk on the road dangerous.

7.4 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The reception staff are all lovely and very warm and welcoming, especially Francesca. Breakfast is reasonably simple and served downstairs in the dining room by not so warm and welcoming breakfast staff. The hotel is located on a busy and narrow road leading to Portofino. All rooms face the road so traffic noise can be annoying but all enjoy a lovely view over the water. There is no footpath within the vicinity of the hotel, so walking to nearby Santa Margherita Ligure is hazardous. The hotel's website is very well designed, but slightly misleading. It suggests a chic, contemporary decor and building, set in a pretty garden (in reality, the garden next door - the front shot of hotel was taken on an angle from next door's garden), whereas the reality is slightly less than that. The hotel opens onto a steeply sloping garden area with two terraced seating areas on either side of a central driveway. There are asphalted carparks for seven cars (a carpark costs an extra 12 euros a day) situated between some haphazard and tortured landscaping. The rooms are spartan with minimal decor. The only chairs are the plastic chairs on the balcony and one little upright chair at a narrow cantilevered ledge on which sits a small TV. There is no minibar or safe in any of the rooms, but plenty of hanging space. With a minimal amount of effort the hotel could be pulled from 3 to 4 star.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We were thrilled with our experience at Hotel L'Approdo. When I read that we would have a "sea view," I thought it would be a sliver. Rather it was over 100 degrees with a beautiful old Church enhancing it. Everyone was great to us at the front desk, especially Antonella and Natalia and Walter. We wil return!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

We were extremely happy with our choice of hotel and would definitely stay there again. The staff were very nice and very helpful. Breakfast was also good, you could eat inside or outdoors. We had a beautiful sea view from the balcony. There was a beach just a few minutes walk from the hotel. Very easy to get around as the bus stops right outside the hotel going to both Rapallo and Santa Margherita Ligure. We choose to walk most of the time, the road was very busy walking to Santa Margherita and there wasn't any footpath for the first 2 or 3 minutes but we were already aware of that and they told us at the hotel also. However, there is a footpath the rest of the way so it wasn't a problem. The walk to Rapallo took about 20 minutes along the coast which was really nice.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel was wonderful. The staff was very frinedly and very helpful. The location is excellent as it is very convenient to all of the surrounding areas of interest. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the Rapallo / Portofino area.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

No parking!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

A lovely contemporary, clean and friendly hotel. Situated in between Rapallo (15-20 mins) and Santa Margherita (10-15 minutes) walk. Clean modern decor, very friendly helpful staff and gorgeous sea views. Highly recommended.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The property was great and the staff was amazing. Our two complaints were that the walk to Santa Margherita was rather dangerous (which is not he hotels fault, but should be told to the clients before they walk. And the bed was SUPER HARD. We sleep on a hard mattress at home, and this felt like we were sleeping on a wood plank. Otherwise everything was amazing!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Israel

maybe it's the smile from the workers, maybe it's the pearsonall and care service, maybe it's because i was influence by the previous comments before i arrived - on the buttom line- this was the best hotel during my vacation. great point for seeing Portofine and Chinqua Terra. close to the train station - and i got free parking. the rooms where "stink" from cleanless.... very recomanded - don't esitated.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Clean modern {minimalist) interior. Very friendly multilingual staff. Balcony with room was large and with fantastic view of the sea and towards Qunche Terra. Small well kept garden. Parking fairly tight but proprietor will park for you if wanted. Bus service outside front door. Sea short walk from hotel down past church opposite. Hotel looks from outside modern don't be put off. Lovely terrace with seating and tables for breakfast or bar. Braekfast lovely. (Boiled eggs and cappucino available but extra). Hotel between Rappallo and St Marguarita. First visit but would go back 'in a minute'. Well priced compared with other hotels in area. Not too big. Air conditioning. Hotel reccomended restaurant in St Marguarita 'La Beppe' - fammily run, great food. Try the pesto or fish sauce lasagne. On a busy road without pavement so take care with children.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel was everything I expected -- all reviews were very accurate. The hotel is in a great location and is a real value. Would definitely stay there again and recommend to friends.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

detail for some remote workers: wifi not accessible from every room

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Great place to stay with a beautiful view of the the sea. Very clean and very nice hotel owner and staff. Next time we will stay at this hotel and in this area a few extra days.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

This was one of the top hotels during our recent family trip to Italy. The cleanliness, location with beautiful sea view, along with the friendliness and helpfullness of the staff, make this definitely a must to return to. I would highly recommend this hotel to all friends and family.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Very clean hotel - very welcoming management. Handy for touring surrounding areas. Car parking available but could use local buses which stopped just outside. Would return.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

Great hotel. A bit more expensive than others of similar quality on our trip. We had a hard time finding the hotel as it is just around a corner but that was our fault. Great breakfast. Would definitely stay there again but a car is almost essential.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We loved L'Approdo...the rooms, the balcony, the view, the staff...we had a lovely 2 night visit and could have stayed longer. Iris Bing

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Beautiful hotel; very clean; welcoming staff. The only disadvantage is the distances to Santa Margherita (500 m away on a narrow twisting road) and Rapallo (about 2 km away)from the hotl. However, if the weather is nice the walk is nice into either town. Beautiful view so it is worth paying extra for a seaside view.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Hotel LApprodo was a wonderful experience. We have stayed at many 5star hotels in the U.S. Hotel LApprodo will go on record as one of our favorite Hotels . The Management and staff was so very nice and made sure we had things to do each day. They went out of their way to make our stay special. The Room was very clean and comfortable, large and had terrific view of the mediteranian and the food was awesome. Thank you.

7.6 Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

One of the more expensive rooms we stayed in during 2 weeks in Italy. Outstanding views and high quality room (no doubt paying a premium for both). Friendly and helpful staff. Pity you have to pay to park the car as there's really no alternative off the property to park securely.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Excellent reception staff with personalised attention.Restaurant poor to average standards of cuisine.Quiet location nearer S.Marguerita Ligure than Rappallo

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

I stayed in three cities and therefore three hotels on my trip to Italy. This was by far, above and beyond the best hotel we stayed in for the price. The service was excellent, great suggestions to restaurants and places to go. Very Friendly!!!

7.5 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent Hotel but not cheap, however reasonable for area. Restaurant quite good but not too much choice. Hotel near busy road but not a problem. Local village and beach quiet but without a really good bar.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Perfect stay with superb views in a very scenic location. Hope that they will offer instant confirmation on the future.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Nice view from the balcony. Good value. Nothing to particularly rave about, but enjoyable. Easy walking distance from downtown. Would recommend giving specific directions when reservation is made. Had some trouble locating it.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

L'Approdo is an excellent hotel with a wonderful view. The room style is excellent, clean and welcoming. The view is wonderful and the price is really competitive.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A warm, friendly hotel with delightful staff, good quality accommodation and stunning views. Highly recommended!

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Best vaction I have ever taken.. Employees were so helpful and wonderful!! I hope to return to hotel L'Approdo in the fall. Everything I want in a vacation is there.

4.3 Ordinary
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The hotel facility is clean and modern, but that is the only element worthy of a 3 star rating. The hotel is 2km from the town of Rapalo, requiring a long walk on some treacherous roads to get to town or a 15 euro taxi. Above all the greeting staff was far too snooty for the class of hotel, we did not get the feeling that our stay was welcomed.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

VERY modern hotel - particularly amongst all the older style hotels in the area. Easy walking distance (15 mins) to Santa Margarita but walking along the road is a little scary cos there are no footpaths for most of the way. Very important to let the hotel know if you have a car so that they can arrange parking. Portofino is just a short bus ride away and well worth the trip.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Right from the start with a warm and friendly welcome our short stay at L'Approdo could not have been better. The staff were superb. Throughout the decor was discerning, fresh and uncomplicated. Also how good it was to get to your room and find the view matched the photograph. Nearby Rapallo and St. Margherita Ligure were either 15 minutes walk or a short, inexpensive ride by bus. (Don't expect to park your car easily in this area of Italy!) The extra 8 Euro to park in the hotel grounds was well worth it) All in all an excellent stay. Really good value for money.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Netherlands

Very friendly, helpfull (english spoken) and professional staff. Well maintained property on a beautifull - tree-lined - location offering a nice seaview from the room balcony. Beaches and towns at short walking distance. I found l'Approdo a perfect base for my stay. If travelling by car, do make sure to reserve a parking space if available.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

This is a very nice, new hotel. The rooms are a pleasant change from other european hotels and the room makes the price worthwhile. The great view from the hotel is marred by the constant stream of traffic on the road in front of the hotel which is hard to block out of the rooms. The location is not convenient as it is not really in Rapallo, but on the far edge of St. Michele. It is really in between Rapallo and Santa Marguarita which is not too bad once you figure out the busses. The beach is small, crowed, pebbles and not clean, but this is like all of the free beaches in this area. The breakfast included no meat or eggs which was a disappointment in this price range and was marred by the doors opening on the parking lot leading to breathing exhaust fumes while eating. This is not uncommon in Italy, but could be avoided here. The evening meal was very overpriced and I only ate there once as I was too tired to go to town. There are nice restaurants like Tres Amigos close by, the best I found in Italy. Overall a pleasant stay, but I doubt I would return to this area.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We had a small but beautiful room, which had a large terrace that overlooked the sea. The view was breathtaking. If we ever go back to Rappollo, we'd stay at this hotel again.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Enjoyable stay - would definitely go back

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Brilliant hotel - located centrally and conveniently and not in the madness of the main tourist area, but not a far walk. Should be 4star.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Very enjoyable experience. Initial problem when booking on the web whereby my booking was cancelled due to unavailability to accommodate. rectified with second attempt.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

L'Approdo is delightful in every respect.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

This hotel has been recently refurbished in a modern style. It is well located between Rapallo and Santa Margerete on th road to Portofino. Service was excellent as was the restaurant. The staff were also helpful with touring advice. Car parking is limited so your keys must be left with reception for them to move the car if necessary. The beaches are close by, are beautiful but stony, the sea is not polluted.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

This is a fairly new facility with beautiful views on the road to Portofino but within walking distance of the main area of Rapallo. the welcome was very warm, so much so that I had the impression that we were greeted by the owners, although I do not know this for sure. I recommend this hotel.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Israel

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

7.8 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

7.5 Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Netherlands

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

7.2 Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Belgium

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

7.2 Good
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

6.7 Fair
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

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7.3 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Argentina

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Chile

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

7.1 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Switzerland

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Switzerland

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Approdo, offering 32 guest rooms with furnished balconies and climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 26-inch flat-screen televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and direct-dial phones during their Rapallo visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, bidets, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms also include soundproofing and air conditioning.

Refrigerators can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Direct dial phone
  • Mini fridge
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Terrace/Balcony

How to reach Hotel Approdo

HOW TO REACH US :
By car: A12 GENOVA - LIVORNO exit RAPALLO follow S. Margherita Ligure -Portofino (the Hotel is about 5/10 minute from the toll-booth)

By train: Station of Rapallo or S. Margherita Ligure

By plane: Airport "Cristoforo Colombo" Genoa.

Distances from Hotel Approdo

Castello di Punta Pagana - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Santa Margherita Ligure Castle - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Marina di Rapallo - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Villa Durazzo - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Marina di Santa Margherita - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Basilica of Sts. Gervasius and Protasius - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Porta delle Saline - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Castle-on-the-Sea - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Circolo Golf e Tennis Rapallo - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Abbey of Cervara - 2.8 km / 1.8 mi
Paraggi Beach - 3.2 km / 2 mi
Church of St. Martin - 4 km / 2.5 mi
Portofino Beach - 4 km / 2.5 mi
Castello Brown - 4.1 km / 2.6 mi
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montallegro - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Approdo is Genoa (GOA-Cristoforo Colombo) - 30.8 km / 19.1 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.