Villa Elisa

Imperia
Hotel


Escape to the Italian Riviera and this old-school style hotel. Ideal for families and walkers, and with a lovely lush garden and pool

Bedroom

36 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 1 - 6

The
Experience

The hotel was created in the 1920s when Bordighera, a pretty town with sloping tree-lined roads, became a winter retreat. The hotel too is on a steep sloping site, and is a friendly place for walkers and families: Rita and husband Maurizio take groups off into the Maritime Alps, then guide them back on three-hour treks. Come home to a play area with swings, slide and children’s pool, and a massage room for weary limbs. (A spa is on its way.) Public areas are comfortable with a mish-mash of 19th-century furniture, glass chandeliers and lavish bunches of silk flowers, the restaurant is traditional and charming, and the bedrooms, double-glazed against the main road, are newly decorated in a hotelly way. Bathrooms are white-tiled with floral friezes; pick one with a terrace and a view of the hills. Best are the terraced gardens: large palms at the entrance, a courtyard with bougainvillea and oranges, lush planting round the pool. Set off for the pebbled beach, a ten-minute trot down the hill; return to fresh fish on the menu served by attentive, delightful staff.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights in high season.
Closed
5 November - 22 December.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Lunch/dinner from €40. Wine €16-€50. Half-board or full-board option for week-long stays.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €80
Surcharges
Spa €20 per person, see website for more details.
1 Apartment for 6
From €220
30 Doubles
From €120
3 Singles
From €80
1 Suite for 2
From €180

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Rita Oggero

  • Visit Dolceacqua with the roman bridge paited by Monet and walk up to the medioeval castle. End your day with an oil and wine tasting in our beautiful hinterland.
  • Beautiful gardens a step by: Hanbury gardens in Ventimiglia, Irene Brin private gardens in Sasso, Exotic garden in Bordighera, Montecarlo and Eze Village, Val Rameh gardens in Menton....plan a garden trip to all of them in Printemps!
  • One of the best times of the year: February. Visit Menton with the lemon festival and the famous carnival in Nice! We're just 40 minutes by car from Nice airport, and we can pick you up with our minibus shuttle!
  • Our new spa area, with sauna, steam bath and whirlpool is now open!
  • Join us for trekking weeks or kitchen classes. During the law season we organize escursions to the near Cote d' Azur and our hinterland. We walk all togheter with Gerda, our guide, on simply paths. Kitchen classes with ligurian specialities and Chef Luca.
  • Bordighera's market every thursday morning at 10 minutes walk! Basil, oil, pesto and fresh local vegetables as well as clothes and handcrafts.