Grand Hotel Alassio *****
Founded in 1897 and operative since 1968, and then reopened in 2010 , this hotel has known a lot of owners, eras and customs. What has remained intact over time though is the splendid Ligurian sea, which the hotel faces, and the external architectural style. The interior of the property, on the other hand, has been redesigned and modernised so as to offer its guests the best, and a spa has also been added which expands over a surface area of 1500m² featuring an excellent thalassotherapy centre. The number of rooms has gone from 78 to 61 so that new spaces and suites can be offered to guests, and the hotel now has a bar, restaurant, modern meeting room equipped to host any type of ceremony or event, and many other facilities. For tennis lovers, there is a splendid tennis centre not far from the hotel immersed in an enormous and beautiful park, and golf lovers can also benefit from nearby facilities which are able to satisfy all requests.
Wellness, fitness and thalassotherapy are the three key words that define the hotel’s large, modern and well equipped spa. Thalassotherapy activities are carried out in a circuit, called the Thalassio Water Circuit, which consists of a thalassotherapy pool with a Kneipp circuit, chromotherapy and hydromassage jets, a relaxation zone with a herb bath, hammam, Finnish sauna, fountain, reaction frigidarium and fresh and salt water showers. What is more, the fitness centre, situated in the wellness part of the spa, boasts techogym equipment, however, the heart of the spa is the health farm, which is divided into three more zones, and each treatment carried out here recalls the benefits of the sea. In the first zone guests will find seven rooms which are dedicated to thalassotherapy treatments, whilst there are three special booths where luxury treatments are carried out and which have private showers in the second zone, and the third boasts six rooms where all the aesthetic treatments and massages are carried out, using natural, aesthetic phytotherapeutic products.
Grand Hotel Alassio has 61 rooms available for its guests and they are divided into various categories: the superior sea view and superior mountain view rooms, which boast a sea view or mountain view; the deluxe rooms, which also boasts these spectacular views and which are decorated in a characteristic and traditional marine style; the deluxe terrace rooms, which have large terraces so guests can enjoy the panorama of Gallinara island to the full; the terrace suite, which is the biggest room; the suite, which is romantic, sophisticated and comfortable; the Ambassador suite; the Penthouse suite; and the Presidential suite, and these last two are perfect for guests with large families or who want to share the holiday with friends thanks to the large spaces and the three bedrooms in the Presidential suite.
Situated directly on the beach, the Gazebo Restaurant allows guests to enjoy creative and refined food, courtesy of the Grand Hotel Alassio, whilst admiring the spectacular Gulf of Alassio. Simple and quick dishes can be tasted at the GH Bistrot, both at lunch and dinner time whilst Pizzeria Lentini prepares pizzas with slow-rising dough and cooks them in a wood burning oven, also to be enjoyed on the beach. There are 3 bars: the GH Bar offers a terrace on the main promenade in Alassio, the Gazebino Beach Bar is situated on the beach itself and The Cave is the hotel's winehouse; it conserves some of the best local, national and international wine brands.
Some of the hotel’s services and facilities:
Alassio is famous for its characteristic wall covered in tiles that have been autographed by celebrity guests like Hemingway, Fausto Coppi, Gino Bartali and many more, as well as for its beautiful beaches. The town also hse a small touristic port and, in the summer, an intense social and night life. Other places to visit close by include: Albenga, which has a magnificent historic city centre that is rich in Medieval, 14th Century and Renaissance buildings; Laigueglia, which boasts narrow streets, stairs and arches; the Toirano Caves, which are some of the most beautiful caves in Northern Italy; and Cervo, which is a characteristic Medieval village on the sea that is protected by 15th Century towers and walls.
Right on the beach
18-hole golf course
Indoor swimming pool
Beach with sunbeds and umbrellas