Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Hotel advice please - Riviera and Chianti regions

Hotel advice please - Riviera and Chianti regions

Sep 11th, 2007, 07:18 PM
  #1  
syd
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 370
Hotel advice please - Riviera and Chianti regions

Ciao!

Can anyone provide feedback on a couple of hotels?

1. Hotel Laurin in Santa Margherita

2. Relais Borgo Peitrafitta in Castellina

Thanks!

syd is offline  
Sep 12th, 2007, 04:51 AM
  #2  
syd
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 370
ttt
syd is offline  
Sep 12th, 2007, 12:16 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 9,422
S,

We stayed in Hotel Laurin in May 2000 for 3 nights. Great location right on the marina. We loved our large room with a huge, private terrace. Clean, quiet. Typical breakfast, just fine.

Loved SML and the Ligurian Coast would have liked to spend one more day.

Buon viaggio!
Dayle is online now  
Sep 12th, 2007, 12:41 PM
  #4  
syd
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 370
Grazie Dayle!

Can you tell me, are you able to walk from the train station to the Laurin?
syd is offline  
Sep 12th, 2007, 01:13 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 9,422
Syd,

Upon arrival, not knowing exactly where the hotel was, we took a taxi. It was a short ride! We walked when we left by train, although the route we took did involve a few stairs. We realized later that we could have taken a slightly longer route by following the road and skipping the stairs. We pack light, so it was not a big deal.

If you would like a recommendation for Chianti: Hotel Residence San Sano in the tiny village of San Sano. Heavenly 4* and untouristed tiny village. You can see them on www.chiantinet.it

Buon viaggio!
Dayle is online now  
Sep 12th, 2007, 02:27 PM
  #6  
syd
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 370
Thanks again. We'll be travelling light as well so I think a walk will be fine. I found a nice little map of SML that shows the train station and hotel on
www.santamargheritaturismo.it.

Thanks for the tip on the Chianti place also.
syd is offline  
Sep 12th, 2007, 04:12 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 139
We stayed at Pietrafitta last October and will be going back for a week again next month. We loved it although you must realize it is a tiny remote - nothing is within walking distance...a short car ride will get you into Catellina which has many restaurants. The apartments themselves are beautifufl and first class. At the time we were there one of the fireplaces were working yet as they had not been permitted. Some construction work was still going on. Pool is beautiful although it was too cool for use. Breakfast is not provided so you will need to provide your own provisions from Castellina. Kitchens are small but work well. Dishwasher and clothes washing machine provided. Rooms are beautifully furnished. Owners are very helpful although the wife speaks very little English. The only negative I could comment on is that parking is not permitted near your unit. You must drive your car down to a small parking area a bit away from the houses. Stay here. It is special!
kathyandrick2 is offline  
Sep 13th, 2007, 10:53 AM
  #8  
syd
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 370
Thanks kathyandrick2. Sounds wonderful. Have a great trip!
syd is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
PKC
Europe
7
Feb 10th, 2007 05:53 AM
sharkmom
Europe
10
Apr 21st, 2006 04:13 PM
wsz
Europe
4
Mar 10th, 2006 11:05 AM
CCF
Europe
8
Feb 22nd, 2005 06:09 PM
elainecraig
Europe
21
Nov 1st, 2004 03:39 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:03 PM.