Pros

  • Seaside location on the Gulf of Santa Margherita
  • Outdoor pool with lounges and umbrellas
  • Restaurant serves locally inspired cuisine and fresh seafood, and a bar
  • Elegant Reading Room and Tea Room
  • Fitness center with cardio machines and weights, and a spa with a whirlpool
  • Five meeting rooms
  • Pets allowed for a fee
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
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Cons

  • Property is closed in November and December
  • Fee for parking
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Bottom Line

The 58-room Metropole, which is within a five-minute walk of the town, is small for a resort hotel, but that's what gives it its intimate atmosphere. Rooms are basic and simply decorated, and those in the annex have views of the sea. The hotel has a private seaside area with lounge chairs and a children's play section, a small pool surrounded by beautiful gardens, a fitness center, and a spa. Its two restaurants specialize in seafood cooked in the local Ligurian style. Note that the property closes in November and December. 

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Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool

Oyster Hotel Review

Metropole

Scene

Elegant simplicity and lots of plants and flowers in a hotel popular with leisure travelers

The Metropole's plain exterior belies the opulence of the lobby, which has white marble floors interspersed with black accent tiles, and is filled with plush cream-colored furniture. Just off the lobby is the Garden Terrace, where guests can drink or dine while taking in views of the sea. The grounds are covered with lush plant-life, and gray-slate pathways lead to a pretty pool area and out to the beach. The hotel's clientele is mostly tourists, although it does have business services and facilities, including five meeting rooms. 

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Location

On the Gulf of Santa Margherita, a short walk into town

The Metropole is located on the Gulf of Santa Margherita, near Genoa. From Santa Margherita, a ferry runs to Rapallo, Sestri Levante, Portofino, Chiavari, and Cinque Terre. The center of Santa Margherita Ligure, which has several restaurants and shops, is within a five-minute walk. Genoa is a 30-minute drive away, while getting to Milan takes a little more than two hours, depending on the traffic. 

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Rooms

Plain but spacious soundproof rooms, some of which have sea views

The 58 soundproof rooms at the Metropole range from Singles to Junior Suites. Rooms are basic, with high ceilings, white walls, and minimal decoration. Rooms located in the Villa Porticciolo annex have sea views, lightwood floors, wooden furniture, and blue-and-gold Venetian-style draperies and bedspreads. Rooms in the main building are more modern, with white furniture and gray chairs, headboards, and accent pillows. All rooms come with minibars, flat-screen TVs, electronic safes, and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms are modern, and have walk-in showers or shower/tub combos, and bidets. They also come with toiletries and wall-mounted hairdryers.  

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Features

Self-contained resort-style property with private beach and lovely pool

The resort is set up so that guests can find everything they need on-site. The beach doesn't have much sand, but includes a stone patio covered with lounge chairs. The small sandy area leads out into a play area for children, and paddle boats are available for guests' use. There's also a couple of ping-pong tables. A small courtyard swimming pool has a separate whirlpool area, and plush lounge chairs. 

While the beach and pool are the main draws, the hotel has plenty of areas for relaxing, including a tea room, a reading room, and a grassy outdoor area with lounge chairs. There are two restaurants, one with a garden view, which serve local Ligurian cuisine with a heavy incorporation of fresh local seafood. The hotel's fitness center is spacious and bright and features a variety of weight machines as well as free weights, treadmills, and exercise bikes. Massage treatments are available in the small spa and there's a Turkish bath available for guests' use. Small- and medium-sized dogs are welcome for a fee, but they aren't allowed at the pool, on the beach, or in the restaurant. Parking is available in the hotel garage or in an uncovered lot for a fee. Note that the property closes in November and December.
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Oyster Hotel Review

Metropole

Scene

Elegant simplicity and lots of plants and flowers in a hotel popular with leisure travelers

The Metropole's plain exterior belies the opulence of the lobby, which has white marble floors interspersed with black accent tiles, and is filled with plush cream-colored furniture. Just off the lobby is the Garden Terrace, where guests can drink or dine while taking in views of the sea. The grounds are covered with lush plant-life, and gray-slate pathways lead to a pretty pool area and out to the beach. The hotel's clientele is mostly tourists, although it does have business services and facilities, including five meeting rooms. 

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Location

On the Gulf of Santa Margherita, a short walk into town

The Metropole is located on the Gulf of Santa Margherita, near Genoa. From Santa Margherita, a ferry runs to Rapallo, Sestri Levante, Portofino, Chiavari, and Cinque Terre. The center of Santa Margherita Ligure, which has several restaurants and shops, is within a five-minute walk. Genoa is a 30-minute drive away, while getting to Milan takes a little more than two hours, depending on the traffic. 

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Rooms

Plain but spacious soundproof rooms, some of which have sea views

The 58 soundproof rooms at the Metropole range from Singles to Junior Suites. Rooms are basic, with high ceilings, white walls, and minimal decoration. Rooms located in the Villa Porticciolo annex have sea views, lightwood floors, wooden furniture, and blue-and-gold Venetian-style draperies and bedspreads. Rooms in the main building are more modern, with white furniture and gray chairs, headboards, and accent pillows. All rooms come with minibars, flat-screen TVs, electronic safes, and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms are modern, and have walk-in showers or shower/tub combos, and bidets. They also come with toiletries and wall-mounted hairdryers.  

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Features

Self-contained resort-style property with private beach and lovely pool

The resort is set up so that guests can find everything they need on-site. The beach doesn't have much sand, but includes a stone patio covered with lounge chairs. The small sandy area leads out into a play area for children, and paddle boats are available for guests' use. There's also a couple of ping-pong tables. A small courtyard swimming pool has a separate whirlpool area, and plush lounge chairs. 

While the beach and pool are the main draws, the hotel has plenty of areas for relaxing, including a tea room, a reading room, and a grassy outdoor area with lounge chairs. There are two restaurants, one with a garden view, which serve local Ligurian cuisine with a heavy incorporation of fresh local seafood. The hotel's fitness center is spacious and bright and features a variety of weight machines as well as free weights, treadmills, and exercise bikes. Massage treatments are available in the small spa and there's a Turkish bath available for guests' use. Small- and medium-sized dogs are welcome for a fee, but they aren't allowed at the pool, on the beach, or in the restaurant. Parking is available in the hotel garage or in an uncovered lot for a fee. Note that the property closes in November and December.
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Amenities

  • Beach

  • Business Center

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pets Allowed

  • Pool

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Swim-Up Bar

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