Hotel Vis à Vis

Sestri Levante, Genoa
+39 0185 42661

Panoramic bay views, seafood to drool over and classic comfort in this beautiful family-run hotel.


51 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Straddling a hill your ship-shaped hotel looks out over the Baia del Silenzio – the kind of view that gets you every time. Breakfast on a selection of fresh fruits, prosciutto, local cheeses and breads. The pool area and roof terrace are made for reclining with something refreshing. Choose from garden or sea views in your comfortable room, though you won’t be spending too much time here with a backdrop like Liguria to tempt.

Spend the day wandering the streets of charming Sestri, stopping for a nibble of focaccia and a cappuccino whenever you see fit. After a ‘long’ day, the hotel’s two restaurants – one in-house, the other just steps from the sea – are a joy, with Mediterranean flavours and delicate music. Feast on fresh seafood and cocktails whilst gazing out at the bay.

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We think you'll love

  • The view. Enjoy spectacular sunsets from the rooftop terrace with aperitivo in hand
  • The warmest of welcomes from this 3-generation, family-run business
  • The sound of the sea with candlelit dining at sister restaurant Portobello
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You should know

  • Parking can be a challenge on the steep driveway
  • The standard rooms can be on the smaller side
  • Don’t let the arrival fool you - the towering building is not representative of what is inside


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. Pets by arrangement.
3 November - 26 March.


Nightly price
from €150
Extra bed €60.Tourist tax, 2€ per person for the first 3 nights of stay. Pets, by arrangement, €10 per day.
5 Singles
From €150
5 Suites for 2
From €350
4 Family rooms for 4
From €340
37 Doubles
From €220



For a change of pace, the full service hotel with many amenities can be quite an advantage especially when the location is the highest place in the city, with views that never lose their wow effect. Evening aperitivo, sumptuous buffet breakfasts, seafood dinners all with the same panoramic views of postcard promontory, Sestri Levante. Nicolo and his family and staff offer a memorable stay

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The neighbourhood

Each less than an hour’s drive: visit Genoa for gelato, the Cinque Terre for fresh seafood and Portofino for trofie pesto pasta - you’re in Italy, after all. Nicolo and co. will point you in the direction of local hikes, sailing excursions and bike rentals to work off the focaccia. Stay close to the hotel for a massage in their small wellness area, wine tasting or cooking classes with the chef. The charming town of Sestri makes for beautiful wandering.

Local points of interest from Nicolo Mori

  • SESTRI LEVANTE, the perfect location for those who wants to discover the most beautiful villages of the ligurian Coast. All the nearby villages can be easily reached by ferry, local trains or exclusive private boat tours.
  • CINQUE TERREWorld Heritage Site, the Cinque Terre: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are essential destinations for those coming to visit the Ligurian Riviera.
  • PORTOVENERE, known as Portus Veneris during the Western Roman Empire, witnesses a carousel of pagan temples (dedicated to Jupiter)than Romanic and Gothic churches, but it is th "Coat of Arms" the emblem of the town.
  • PORTOFINO,one of the most famous touristic resorts of the world, widely known for luxury holidays, it is a small village with typical Ligurian features, with high and narrow houses with pastel colors facing directly the little harbor.
  • GENOVA, to sightseeing one of the largest historical centre, from the ancient Harbour whose symbol was the "St. George's Cross" (than became the Union Jack, U.K. symbol), to the waterfront slums and its medioval sky scrapers, building up of 11th floors!


Nicolo Mori

Nicolo’s grandfather bought the hotel in the 1920s and charismatic customer service and guest comfort have been at the forefront ever since. Passionate about creating a home-from-home experience for his guests whilst delivering luxury service, Nicolo’s warmth pervades across this sprawling site, so much so it feels distinctly smaller than it really is.