Ratings based on 38 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by Happy traveller from England

Location location location

Posted 14-Sep-2013 on Hotels.com
You'll struggle to find a better location than this one anywhere in Italy, possibly even the world. High up on a mountain overlooking the Italian riviera and at the gates of the protected Portofino national park. The hotel interior is a bit dated -it's as if they have become complacent because of their location - but overall, this is a great place to stay.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by Jo from England

Great location

Posted 14-Sep-2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel is in an ideal location for waking on the Portofino peninsula and probably has the best views of any hotel in the area. Has a lovely terrace and pool outside overlooking Camogli and the bay right round to Genoa. The hotel is almost at the highest point on the peninsula, making it some distance from Camogli. However, the hotel runs a shuttle bus to Camogli a few times a day and in the evening so it is well worth being up here for the views and access to the national park. The hotel itself was clearly once very grand but is in need of an update. Our bedroom was small and quite shabby really and the sea view we has requested (and for which we had paid extra) turned out to be similar to the count of montecristo's sea view. We didn't use the restaurant for anything other than breakfast but that was great, with a good choice and in a fantastic setting overlooking the bay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Bob from Montreal, Canada

Incredible view from the Hotel and our room,

Posted 9-Sep-2013
Pros: The view, the staff, the food, Even the old outdated furniture which give it a special charm
Cons: Internet, the Wi Fi was intermitent.
Location: Far from the beach (5 Kms) but with the shuttle bus it's only a 15 minutes ride, From the towm of Camogli there is trains, boats
The Staff was wonderful, helping us with our questions and querries. The Hotel is situated in a very calm place on top of a Mount, the road leading to the Hotel is in adventure of it's own. 2 kilometers of climbs from the main road. There is a free shuttle bus coming and going from the Hotel, there is a schedule but it is very flexible to please the guesses.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Jamen

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 1-Sep-2013 on Hotels.com
3 out of 5
by Mike

Terribly isolated.

Posted 12-May-2013
Location: There is NOTHING within walking distance.
The hotel was very picturesque. The staff were polite but extremely aloof. Aside from a beautiful view (which it did have), the hotel might as well have been in the middle of nowhere. There was NOTHING within walking distance. They did offer free shuttle to town - but is was a full 20-30 minute ride and you had no way to get back except to wait up to an hour or so for a return shuttle. I would NOT recomment staying there for the reasons stated above. Camogli (the town at the bottom of the mountain ) was quite nice and definitely worth seeing.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Froso

Posted 26-Aug-2012 on Hotels.com
Great view!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Hala from Uk & Dubai

A great Romantic hotel for everyone.

Posted 21-Jul-2012
Pros: The staff and view
Cons: Nothing
Location: On the mountain top over looking the see, super view
The hotel staff are super. They are friendly helpful and the atmosphere is very light. That helped make our stay extra special. They provided a shuttle service that is very important. View, rooms,and breakfast were all great. I recommend this lovely romantic place to all travellers who want to have a good time on the mountain top, overlooking Camogli.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Lynnette

It's all about the view and the food!

Posted 16-Jul-2012 on Hotels.com
Initially a little disappointed on arriving at Kulm, but we were soon won over by the amazing view and wonderful on-site restaurant/bar. The hotel exterior is very grand, and perched up high overlooking all of Camogli. The interior however seems tired and ready for refreshing. Very clean and comfortable rooms, but ours only overlooked the rear bushland. Would definitely recommend seeking an ocean view room. The gardens and indoor pool area are also in need of attention (plus it's a bit strange lazing on a sun lounge right next to the main driveway but we got used to it). The restaurant offered a great selection of meals and snacks, and waiters were superb! Recommend you have your own transport when staying here. Free shuttle bus available but limited to a strict timetable, and too far/steep to stroll into town. Would love to see this hotel restored to her former glory.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 30-May-2012 on Hotels.com
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Washington, DC

Romantic Turn of the Century Hotel with all the amenities

Posted 27-Jun-2011
This is an incredible hotel on top of a mountain overlooking the sea and charming villages on the Italian Riviera. The decor is old world European and the staff is gracious and warm. We were given a choice of rooms since we were there in off season and chose one with a balcony so we could enjoy the view in the evening. The bathrooms are very nice, all marble and luxurious toiletries. It has a beautiful indoor pool, spa and a small work out area for the sportif. THe breakfast is mostly rolls and jams and cold meats and cheese but...they will be happy to make you eggs and rashers of bacon if you ask and fresh cappuccino. The restaurant at night is a bit pricey but excellent continental cuisine. I had a glazed salmon fillet on au gratin potatoes and a starter of perfectly grilled veggies. There is a special shuttle to their sister hotel on the beach in Camogli and a discounted price for use of that hotel's pool overlooking the ocean or beach chairs and towel.