Henry James famously described it as “the most winding and incoherent of cities” and as soon as you venture into its steep sloped, labyrinthine streets, you’ll understand just what he meant.
With so much to see and do in the beautiful Italian coastal city of Genoa, the perfect accommodation is a must. Our guide for where to stay has it all - from cosy vacation rentals to the finest luxury hotels and something for all budgets in between.
1. Barca Vela Ormeggio Acquario di Genova - a very affordable Airbnb with a difference (from 40 USD)
For a truly different Airbnb experience, how about spending your Genovese vacation on board with a sea view? This moored night boat sits in the beautiful Genoa harbour, offering you a truly different Genovese experience. With the city literally on your doorstep, you can sit back on deck and watch the world go by.
The sailboat is 9.5 square metres (102 square feet) and boasts a double bow cabin with two additional beds in the central booth. With two bathrooms and full facilities, this is a great choice for those tired of traditional hotels. There’s even wifi onboard. The area is extremely secure, with night guardian video surveillance.
Barca Vela Ormeggio Acquario di Genova
Price: from 40 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Located in the middle of historic Genoa, this basic apartment is in close proximity to a Metro stop, plentiful shops, restaurants and the delightful Piazza del Erbe.
Perfect for younger budget travellers, there is a bar downstairs for a few drinks while taking in the atmosphere of the city. The bedroom has a double bed and there is also a sofa bed in the living room. Facilities include a TV, kitchen and essentials, but no washer, dryer or wifi.
House of Alabardieri
Price: from 60 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Behind an unassuming and drab exterior, Hotel Nologo offers a bold and bright travellers’ experience. This affordable and very cheerful new hotel in the heart of Genoa offers guests stylish, musically themed rooms. The bright, colourful rooms are equipped with air-conditioning as well as free wifi. The hotel also has an attractive sun terrace for guests to relax on.
Hotel Nologo is located in the centre of Genova. A 15-minute walk from Palazzo Ducale and Genoa Aquarium, there are numerous excellent amenities just a short walk away, including Genova Brignole Station, shops, bars and restaurants.
Address: Viale Sauli 5, 16121 Genoa, Italy (see map)
Price: from 61 USD
4. La Stanze di Boccadasse - clean, fresh and very affordable in the beautiful Boccadasse district. (from 42 USD)
Le Stanze di Boccadasse is located in Genoa’s beautiful Boccadasse district, a small harbour village on the edge of Genoa city. You are just a 10-minute drive from Genoa city centre, but more importantly, less than a mile (1.6 kilometres) from the charming beach.
Rooms are simple but clean, with private bathroom, TV and wardrobe. Free wifi is available throughout the hotel.
La Stanze di Boccadasse
Address: Via Felice Cavallotti 23 interno 7, 16146 Genoa, Italy (see map)
Price: from 42 USD
This delightful little guesthouse in the heart of the city features beautifully decorated ornate rooms, giving you a sense of fine luxury at a reasonable price. Located in front of the Genova Aquarium and two minutes from Genova Cathedral, this hotel is perfectly situated for touring the city.
Rooms are air conditioned throughout, with free wifi and private bathrooms. Price includes breakfast in the stylish dining room.
San Giorgio Rooms
Address: Piazza della Raibetta 2 Int. 29, Genoa Historical Centre, 16123 Genoa, Italy (see map)
Price: from 90 USD
Located on the 4th floor of a beautiful old building in the heart of Genoa, Hotel Genova Liberty is a modern and stylish 10-room hotel. Facilities include free wifi, air conditioning, a private bathroom with shower and a shared lounge area. Paid parking is available 100m from the hotel, with discounts offered. The centrally located hotel is a 5-minute walk from both the old town and the train station and a 10-minute walk from the aquarium.
Hotel Genova Liberty
Address: via settembre numero 23 interno 8, 16121 Genoa, Italy (see map)
Price: from 108 USD
With a set of two rooms looking more like high-end hotels than a small guest house, Morali Lux is full of quaint details and ornate decorations in the heart of Genoa. Just a short walk to Palazzo Ducale Palace or from Genoa Brignole Train and Metro Station, the guest house is the perfect base from which to explore the city.
Address: Via Assarotti 15/9, 16122 Genoa, Italy (see map)
Price: from 91 USD
Opened in 2013, Le Nuvole Residenza d'Epoca is a charming, classic Genoan hotel with elegant luxury features throughout. Located in an old palazzo five minutes walk from the harbour, the hotel is a very modern and chic thing. Consisting of 15 rooms and suites, this hotel is small but perfectly appointed. Rooms are modern and stylish, with en suite bathrooms, air conditioning and free wifi. The complimentary buffet breakfast is served in the Hotel Palazzo Grillo.
Hotel Le Nuvole Residenza d'Epoca
Address: Piazza delle Vigne 6, Genoa Historical Centre, 16123 Genoa, Italy (see map)
Price: from 163 USD
Hotel Bristol Palace is a large, 133-room hotel with a sense of old fashioned luxury. Throughout the public rooms, well-appointed bedrooms and a variety of suites, the ornate decor exudes style and simple elegance. The hotel is perfectly located, with the aquarium, harbour area and beach all within 15-20 minutes away.
The facilities at Hotel Bristol Palace include a breakfast terrace, full restaurant, private valet parking (cost 27 EUR/32 USD per day), soundproof rooms, air conditioning, free wifi and spa baths in certain rooms.
Hotel Bristol Palace
Address: Via XX Settembre 35, Genoa Historical Centre, 16121 Genoa, Italy
Price: from 209 USD
The Grand Hotel Savoia offers five-star luxury in the heart of Genoa. With a range of luxurious rooms and suites, all beautifully appointed with ornate detailing, Hotel Savoia is a perfect base for your Genovese adventure. Located immediately across from the Piazza Principe Train Station and mere steps from the city’s impressive aquarium, this beautiful hotel provides both convenience and luxury.
Some of the facilities on offer include: free wifi, a fitness area, a terrace spa area, a rooftop terrace bar and restaurant and the La Spiaggia Segreta spa. Private parking on site is available for 25 EUR (29 USD) per day.
Grand Hotel Savoia
Address: Via Arsenale Di Terra 5, 16126 Genoa, Italy
Price: from 162 USD
Visit Genoa, stay in comfort and style!
With this list of best places to stay in Genoa, we hope you see that there are stylish, affordable rooms available for all budgets. Genoa is a beautiful Italian city and you’ll have a wonderful time, whether here for a short or long stay. Enjoy the accommodation!
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