Ciao sono Paola ho 43 anni 2 figli ormai grandi e un marito adorabili. Gestisco questo B&B con tanto amore e sono felice di accorgliervi come ospiti. Sarete viziati e coccolati come a casa vostra.
This accommodation is very clean, rooms are a good size and its close to train station. The hosts were pleasant enough however this is definitely a business transaction for them. Perhaps because of this fact and the price compared to other places we've stayed in this wasn't the best air bnb experience for us . The place was very stuffy and had strong smell of cooked fish. Our room had air conditioning but we couldn't turn it on as the remote was nowhere to be found. Opening a window helped a little but then we had to deal with noise from train station below. The wifi didn't work very well in our room and keep cutting out but there was a storm so that could have been the issue? The shared bathroom was very clean and spacious but towels were very thin and were more like table cloths. Breakfast was basic but nothing overly spectacular. Ok for one night .
This establishment is more a traditional b&b than airbnb, a small but perceptible difference. Rooms are clean and well equipped. Bathroom is shared should more than one room be occupied. Breakfast is good. Location close to Genova Brignole station is very convenient (though the particularly sensitive may be troubled by train noise at night). However, rather expensive for what you get (especially with booking fee).
This B&B is very nice. The couple were very nice and helpful and gave us tips on what to do in Genoa. The rooms were clean and all had tv and air conditions which you need when it is 38 degrees celsius outside. Hugs from Iceland
Very good B&B, everything as advertised. If you find the price to be good for you, then this is better than a hotel experience. They are experienced and everything runs smoothly and cleanly. A professional place.
If you really need English spoken, it seems that only Paolo or Francesco speak it, so ask if or when they will be there, as they might not be available exactly when you arrive. Breakfast was great. Francesco went above and beyond when I left my glasses and we coordinated a way for him to mail them to me on our trip. That is why I love the personal experience from a place like this.
Advice: if arriving at Genoa Principe, the Metro (outside the station) is a great way to get to here, as the Brignole Metro stop (exit back of train) can get you to the door faster than from the front of the Brignole station. Also, having children, was happy to find out that a taxi from the port to here was only 7 Euro and 5 minutes.
This bnb was perfect! I had good clear directions from the nearby train station. Allesandro welcomed me and provided lots of information and map of genoa, a lovely seaside city with great history.
The breakfast was amazing for Italy! Cereal, bread, scrambled eggs and anything else you'd like. The room was very comfortable and bathroom clean and new.
A lovely place to stay.
Paola was fantastic, as was her partner Francesco! both took time out of their day to point out the best places to see in my short stay. Details were as per the description as well as being very organised from checkin to departure! Would stay here again for sure!! I even was lucky enough to have Paola serve my eggs on toast for breakfast like at home in AUS, which i learned was not the usual Italian way!! Thanks for the memorable stay!
Paola and her husband were very nice hosts. Essiale B&B is a charming place in a good location close to the center.
We had a good stay with Francesco and Paola. They put in a lot of effort for us. Francesco waited up late as our train was delayed by over 2 hours. The next morning we had a very nice breakfast. Paola did fried eggs and the works! Can definitely recommend staying here.
There is no better recommendation than a returning customer... This was the second time we stayed in Essiale B&B, enjoying Paola's and Francesco's hospitality, delicious breakfast and warm welcome. They were so kind to prepare a picnic for us when leaving to the airport early in the morning, and they introduced us to "panettoncino"! I would again give them five stars in the michelin book of airbnb hosts.
Five stars all around! Essiale B&B has a prime location, only fifteen minutes on foot from the old centre of Genua and even closer to Stazione Brignole, very convenient for those visitors arriving by train. Paolo and Francesco provide you with a warm welcome and plenty of advise on sights to see and places to dine. You can follow their restaurant suggestions blindly... especially Gaia. Also, they prepare an amazing breakfast for you as a good start of the day, with real hot chocolat, scrambled eggs and sweet pastries. You feel that Paola and Francesco are experienced travellers themselves and that they enjoy hosting people from all over the world. Essiale B&B is an address to keep in your pocket!
I hosted Paola's son 1 night. He is really well educated and really easy going. He was punctual and clean. Totally trustful