Genoa's Hotel Bristol Palace is set in a magnificent Art Nouveau building, complete with original frescoes and a show-stopping elliptical staircase that spirals its way to the top floor of the hotel. Alfred Hitchcock was a guest in the 1920s, and looking at the staircase, it's not hard to see why it's rumoured to be the inspiration behind his thriller, "Vertigo".
With its lavish interiors, and features including crystal chandeliers and marble floors, the prestigious 4-star hotel, which is near the Palazzo Ducale and Piazza de Ferrari in central Genoa, has had a reputation for opulence since it opened in 1905.
The hotel offers a 24-hour concierge service which can arrange tickets for sports and musical events. There's also a playroom for younger guests, as well as child-friendly menu options, making the hotel a popular choice with families.
For those choosing to dine at the Hotel Bristol Palace, the elegant second-floor Giotto Restaurant offers a seasonal à la carte menu that uses fresh local ingredients. From April to September, diners can eat al fresco on the hotel's terrace. There are also two bars.
Rooms are soundproofed and have all the features you would expect of a 4-star hotel, including mini bars, air-conditioning and satellite television. There are also luxurious suites, some of which have hydro-massage tubs and views over the Piazza de Ferrari and Palazzo Ducale.
From the press:
"A 2014 renovation has restored original grandeur to the Hotel Bristol Palace." -- The Daily Telegraph
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Airport shuttle fee per child: EUR 60
Valet parking fee: EUR 27 per night
Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 20 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2 per person, per night, up to 8 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The Hotel Bristol Palace is situated on Via XX Settembre, just 250 metres from the Teatro Carlo Felice and 350 metres from the Palazzo Ducale. From the airport a taxi takes approximately 30 minutes and costs around 30€, or there's a public bus which costs 6€ per person. The hotel also offers a secure garage with valet service which costs 25€ for 24 hours (open from 7am until midnight).
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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