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The apartment was fantastic for a budget stay, a train ride away from Genoa centre. We are three friends who like to have separate rooms. They were all spacious and the beds were comfortable - we all slept relatively well despite the heat (it was in the mid to high thirties when we stayed). Fans were provided. Having two bathrooms was a bonus. The main bathroom was massive. The owners had left the best welcome pack I have ever had (and I have stayed in many places) and we could have got away without taking toiletries like shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. There were different coffees, milk, butter, yoghurts and pasta in the fridge and lots of different breads.The apartment is on the 5th floor, but there is a lift. There is traffic noise, but I live in the country and it didn't bother me past the first night (thought there seems to be a lot of sirens). The train station is under 5 minutes walk and we could get a 24 hour pass for 4 people, for 9 euros. This took us all around Genoa, to the nearby beaches of Nervi, Quinto, Quarto, Bocadasse and Voltri, on buses and trains. It also included the funicular. We had days out in Cinque Terre, San Margherita and Portofino, which were all wonderful. All trips were easy by train and very cheap compared to British prices. It is an easy train ride into Genoa from the apartment. It takes 10-15 minutes, but that's because the train is not quick. Buses come back until around midnight, though they can be busy.
We appreciated the wifi at the apartment. I think this is a great budget place to stay and was a far cheaper option than hotels, with the added flexibility of preparing our own meals and having the room to chill out etc. If I return to Genoa, I will stay here again.
Beatrice was very friendly and helpful from the moment we started to consider the apartment. The apartment is very clean, comfortable, spacious and attractively decorated with everything you need and more. Climbing the stairs to the apartment kept us fit, and we loved being at the centre of everything. There is a breadshop next door with fresh focaccia, a lovely 'rosticceria' just round the corner where we bought freshly made local meals to warm up and became instant friends with the shopkeepers. The tourist office is just round the corner and the port and palaces just a five minute walk away. Genoa is hot and humid in July, and very lively at night, so we found it quite noisy trying to sleep with the windows open. Thankfully, Beatrice provided two big fans so we could be cool and comfortable. We had a great holiday: thanks, Beatrice!