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Villa Elisa

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Via Romana 70, 18012 Bordighera, Imperia
Liguria, Italy

Escape to the Italian riviera and this traditional family hotel: artworks, local dishes, sweet garden with pool. Dash down to a pebbly beach

The climate is kind: visit at any time of the year. The hotel was created in the 1920s when Bordighera, a pretty town with sloping tree-lined roads and pastel houses, became a winter retreat. The owner's father-in-law ran it for years, was a painter and had artists to stay – bedroom walls are still hung with the works they left. Some still come, following in the steps of Monet. This is a friendly place for walkers and families: Rita and husband Maurizio take groups off into the Maritime Alps in their minibus, then guide them back on three-hour treks. They also have a playroom for children, and organise special activities for summer. The restaurant is traditional and charming, the bedrooms are old-fashioned and double-glazed. Bathrooms are white-tiled with floral friezes and heated towel rails; the larger rooms have terraces with views to the hills. Best are the gardens: the courtyard bright with bougainvillea and oranges, the pool area lushly planted. Set off for the pebbled beach, a ten-minute dash down the hill; return to fresh fish on the menu served by attentive and delightful staff.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Pets allowed in bedrooms (not on the bed).
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
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Booking enquiries: Rita Oggero
+39 0184 261313(landline)

  • 30 Doubles
  • 3 Singles
  • 1 Suite for 2
  • 1 Apartment for 6
Price:(i) 80 to300 per night

Singles €80-€110.

Booking info:


Lunch/dinner from €40. Wine €16-€50. Half or full-board option for week-long stays.


5 November-22 December.


Via Romana 70, 18012 Bordighera, Imperia

Hotel 30 Double rooms
Price: (i) 120 to 180 per night
Hotel 3 Single rooms
Price: (i) 80 to 110 per night
Hotel 1 Suite, sleeping 2
Price: (i) 200 to 250 per night
Hotel 1 Apartment
Apartment for 4-6.
Price: (i) 220 to 300 per night
Booking enquiries: Rita Oggero
+39 0184 261313(landline)