The hotel was built in 1897 by the Fioroni family and renovated in 2008; it became the first hotel in Europe to have a centralised air conditioning system. It offers 116 rooms, including 6 junior suites, 2 gym suites, 1 suite and a presidential suite. The renovation work has ensured the hotel maintains the prominent role it has always played in the history of Italian hospitality. It offers the highest possible level of care to its guests in a warm and elegant environment with the stylish comfort expected of such a luxury hotel. Its shared facilities include a lobby area with 24-hour reception and check-out service, a newspaper stand, a hotel safe and lift access. Guests can relax in the cafÚ or TV lounge, dine in the restaurant and take advantage of the conference facilities and public Internet access. Room and laundry services are provided and guests arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the undercover parking facility.
The hotel is situated in the historic centre of Genoa in a convenient location, just a few steps from the Porta Principe railway station and only 500 m from the boat station, making it very easy to get to from any part of the city. It is very close to the city's shopping area and the main tourist attractions such as Aquario di Genova, Palazzo Reale and Galata Museo del Mare. Cristoforo Colombo Airport is only 7 km from the hotel and can be reached via the Genova Ovest motorway.
Typical elements of Liguria's architecture define the wardrobes, while the images on the inside walls remind guests of the city and its history. Old trunks and relics from far away countries are reminiscent of the golden age of great transatlantic trips. The rich colours are inspired by nature; the sea, sky, slate (Genoa traditional stone), sand and sun are tightly connected with Liguria. There is a clear correlation between the hotel's interior and the territory surrounding it. Each room is different and each one tells a different story. Each room has a double bed and a private bathroom with bathtub and hairdryer. In-room amenities include a direct dial telephone, satellite TV, Internet access, minibar, safe and individually regulated air conditioning. The rooms also feature a private balcony or terrace as standard.
There is a sun deck on which guests can relax.
The hotel serves a breakfast buffet and continental breakfast, and offers Ó la carte lunch and dinner menus.
The hotel accepts payment with the following credit cards: American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard and VISA.
By car: leave the motorway at the Genova Ovest (Genoa West) exit and head for the city centre (centro cittÓ). Follow signs for Stazione Principe (around 2 km) and the hotel is opposite the station. By train: the hotel is directly in front of Principe Station.
There is a city tax payable by guests directly to hotel.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV