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An Experience for Life in the Outstanding Meliá Genova HotelMonday 16 April 2018
An Experience for Life in the Outstanding Meliá Genova Hotel ⇒ Meliá Genova is a beautiful boutique hotel in Genoa who adequately holds five shining stars, all well-deserved in every way. Everyone knows the reputation of the Meliá’s hotels all around the world. And it was due to this reason that we have started our experience at Meliá Genova with the highest expectations. Even so, the hotel was able to surprise us on every level and our experience turned out to be one-of-a-kind. Follow CovetED and discover why.
Starting with something quite important – its location –, the Meliá Genova hotel is very close to the historic centre of this outstanding city, being only a short distance away from plenty of must-visit landmarks. The building itself, designed by the famous architect Giuseppe Crosa Vergagni in 1929 – an architect whose legacy can be found all around Genoa –, is simply gorgeous. The artistic prowess of Vergagni cosily and elegantly welcomes you to a fantastic stay even before you step over the threshold. Much like his most renowned work, the famous Piazza de Ferrari in the centre of Genoa, the building of Meliá Genova is a scenic treat to the visitors’ eyes.
Once in through the main door, the contrasting contemporary style creates a glorious, charming effect with a modern and classy design. The perfectly balanced blend of the modern with the cosy, the warm, the elegant and the historic makes Meliá Genova‘s welcoming and royal atmosphere a perfect match for events rather than visits of just a few nights. The refined taste overall contributes greatly to making the hotel a perfect destination for professional events, cocktails or celebrations as well.
Once you pass the lobby and head up to the rooms, the hotel continues to deliver an experience of the same high quality. As a boutique hotel, Meliá Genova does not offer as many rooms as a mainstream destination but each room is handcrafted to a beautiful design with varying changes. All rooms are bright and spacious, with free wi-fi, wooden floors and marble bathrooms. Some suites, however, even have a terrace and a Jacuzzi in the balcony.
The bed and the entire room are of such an indescribable comfort that the only reason you will want to leave will be due to the thought of the amazing continental breakfast that waits for you downstairs or the wonderful spa where you will be able to continue the relaxing time.
We also have to highlight the incredible element of surprise in the bathrooms, where you can find, once again, the contrast between classic and contemporary design. At a first look, you will discover a fantastic classical bathroom, decorated with marble, but soon enough you will uncover a small remote which will turn on a smart television screen right in the mirror in front of your shower. Not only will this dazzle you into this brilliant combination of styles and design, it will also be of a great help and efficiency when you are getting ready for the day while also catching up on the news around the globe.
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After you’ve enjoyed your room, there are plenty of options as well. The wellness centre, for instance, is a relaxing and peaceful spot to dispel any intensity you have of your travel. Presented with an indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a Turkish bath and a fitness area, the guests have plenty of options for choosing how to relax, breath and be well. The type of chosen lightning, materials and colours create a perfect ambience that will help you relax and let the time flow.
Finally, this emotional and physical fitness experience can further be improved in Meliá Genova hotel’s delicious cuisine filled with phenomenal Ligurian and Mediterranean flavours. The hotel’s “Blue Lounge & Restaurant” serves a menu with various amazing meals. A successful entity on its own, this almost independent achievement welcomes not only the guests of the hotel but all those with an appetite for good food.
The food itself deserves the highest praise as well and, therefore, overlooking it would be a mistake. Having dinner at Meliá Genova is definitely one of the highest points of the entire stay and we have considered it the most special moment of the whole experience. After dinner, you can still be amazed by the fantastic cocktails prepared with a twist that await you at the bar section, which is connected with the dining area. The bartender will ask you if you prefer the conventional cocktail or the unique and exceptional version. Our advice is to not hesitate for a second and ask for the cocktail with the twist. Once again, you will be surprised by the brilliant combination of flavours Meliá has prepared for you.
As an example, at the bar, we chose a “Santiago Mule” rather than the traditional “Moscow Mule”. Instead of vodka, lime juice ginger beer and fresh ginger, our “Santiago Mule” had pisco, lime juice, basil syrup, ginger beer, fresh ginger and fresh basil. Needless to say, it was a sophisticated adaptation, a brilliant surprise we have loved and now want to repeat. Thus, our biggest advice regarding the Blue Lounge & Restaurant is, as we’ve mentioned, that even those who are not staying at the Meliá hotel for the night, should experience the marvellous food and should definitely have the full experience: from the antipasti to the twisted cocktails.
Definitely, Meliá Genova achieves to be the hotel that a city as wonderful as Genoa deserves. A great accomplishment in itself when considering the level of expectations from such a challenge. From the moment you let your eyes feast upon Vergagni’s masterful artistic style to the moment you let yourself feast upon the menu offered in “Blue Lounge & Restuarant”, everything about Meliá Genova is considered to the smallest detail, aiming to make each visitor leave with a smile of happiness, comfort, peace and warmth when the time to check out comes.
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