Grand Hotel Bristol

4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 Stars

Via Aurelia Orientale, 369, Rapallo, Italian Riviera, 16035, Italy
Grand Hotel Bristol Resort & Spa
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 88% more than similarly rated 4.5 star hotels

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Airport to docks

by stanleyayres

I am 77 and my wife is 70, we are UK Citizens and will be joining a cruise at Savona on 20 November. We prefer to fly from Manchester or Liverpool. Assuming we get to nearest airport, can you provide information re our getting to the port by shuttle bus or train or whatever. What is the distance and travelling time. Also how do we book? Thank you- Stan Ayresd

Re: Airport to docks

by leics

From Genoa airport take the shuttle bus to Genoa Brignole station (30 minutes):

Then get the train to Savona, frequent service, around an hour's journey time.

Train times, details and fares in English here;

One-way fare is 3.30 euro.

Don't look for the date you will b e travelling. Trenitalia does not hold data too far in advance. Just check for the same day of the week next week. Train times and fares will not change much, if at all.

You do not need to book either bus or train in advance. Most large Italian stations have easy to use ticket machines with English options...otherwise, go to the ticket office.

You will probably need a taxi from Savona station to your cruise dock, but they will be available outside the station.

You could, of course, pay for a private shuttle from airport to port. There are plenty of companies who offer this sort of service e.g.

Google 'genoa airport savona transfer' and you will find them and get quotes.

Travel Tips for Genoa

The origin of the name blue jeans

by csordila

It is an interesting thing, the English word "blue jeans" has an origin from the French word "Bleu de GĂȘnes", meaning "blue material from Genoa".
In times past, the very strong denim cloth was used to make the trousers worn by the port workers over 500 years ago.
France also has played a role in the history of jeans, as the material was originally known as cloth ''de Nimes'', or denim. Worlds Oldest Levi's jeans was sold via Ebay in June of 2005. The sale price of 60,000 USD has been officially entered in the Guiness World Records as the "World's Most Valuable Jeans".

Porta Soprana and its towers

by Sarita76

An imposing arched gateway with twin towers built in the 12th century. It was the main gateway for people and goods arriving from the interior. On the right you can see the house of Christopher Columbus and the Romanesque cloister of Sant'Andrea.

The Aquarium & the port of Genua

by globetrott

Genua is an important port for plenty of centuries

--------------------------------------------------------------------- inside the sea-port of Genua you will find the newly built Aquarium - it is a must, if you have time enough...

Be aware of long waiting-queues waiting at the entrance

I have not seen it inside so far, but whenever I return, I hope to visit...

Watch the Sun Set in Bocadasse

by NeeNaVal

Bocadasse at sunset is an interesting and romantic area just minutes from the center of Genoa. It's a great place to begin shaking off the jet lag, exploring the boardwalk and neighborhoods, absorbing the culture of the residents, and falling in love with Italy!

La Goletta

by utttz about La Goletta

nothing special, but if you miss your guinness you can have it here (one of the cheapest in genoa) sitting on the dock of the... harbour. Here you can meet the sailors of the 'all around the world' yacht moored in the marina as usual.... I suggest to be dressed at least


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 Grand Hotel Bristol

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Address: Via Aurelia Orientale, 369, Rapallo, Italian Riviera, 16035, Italy