Balbi Family Hotel

2 Stars

  Via Balbi, 21/23 - 16126 - Genoa, Italy View Map
Area: Centro Storico

The Internet (wi-fi) connection is available to our customers from 7.30 a. m. to midnight; it is possible to download and print out documents. Fax service is also available for all that time. The Hotel staff will be pleased to give you all the information on museums, exhibitions and ongoing events. In special times of the year guests can buy admission tickets to the Aquarium and to the most important town exhibitions at the hotel. The hotel will be closed from 18/12/2010 to 08/01/2011.
The Balbi Hotel is the most typical, the cheapest and the most comfortable you can expect from a two-star Hotel. This hotel stands in the very central Via Balbi, that is just a few steps from the Aquarium, close to the splendid Royal Palace and the Old Harbour; it is also near the University and has been declared Unesco World Heritage. Thanks to its strategic location, people can easily get to this hotel, by train, by public means of transport and by car: it is only 200 metres from Principe Railway station and the air terminal, 600 metres from the harbour, where people can board cruise ships and ferries, and 2 km from the motorway. There is a useful bus shuttle service (N° 100 Volabus) connecting Principe railway station and the Cristoforo Colombo airport. The hotel has 13 large rooms and they all have private bathrooms, satellite TV, telephone, mini bar, and air conditioning. The Aquarium and the children fun fair city are about 450 metres away, whereas the Galata Sea Museum is only a few minutes’ walk away. It is easy to get to the Carlo Felice Theatre, to the Luigi Ferraris Stadium, and to the International Fair area.

Hotel Details


The Balbi Hotel is located in the city centre, 40 metres away from the Royal Palaceand the University (faculty of Letters, Political Science and Jurisprudence). The Old Harbour is only 450 metres from the Hotel. It is an area within what was called the old harbour, that is the area where they used to load and unload goods going to and coming from countries overseas. This area was turned into a tourist area for the 1992 games in honour of Christopher Columbus and several new attractions were set up: the Aquarium, the Bigo (sightseeing elevator), the De Amicis Library, the Biospèhere, the Cotone Congressi of Genoa, the Galata Museum of the sea, the children’s fun fair, the old Galleon Neptune, the Luzzati Museum, the Antarctica National Museum, the ice skating ring and the Marina Molo or tourist port. The Balbi Hotel is the ideal choice for all those who wish to visit the historical centre of Genoa and to discover all its 17th century palaces. The Hotel is only a few minutes’ walk from Garibaldi street, that has been declared UNESCO World Heritage because of its Strada Nuova Museums: Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco, Tursi. Nearby you can visit the splendid Palazzo Ducale (Ducal palace), De Ferrari square, and the Carlo Felice Opera House . A short walk will take you also to St.Lawrence street and its Cathedral and to the two areas in the historical centre called Piazza delle erbe and Canpo Pisano, that are famous for their typical coffee bars and night life.


The Balbi Hotel has thirteen large rooms all with en suite services, satellite television, mini bar, air conditioning, heating and direct telephone line. Upon request you can have the automatic wake up service. Some rooms have the internet Wi-Fi net available. If you want to have access to it just ask for the password at the reception. The rooms are single, double, triple and suites for families; they are all finely furnished, warm and welcoming; on the right you can see a double room with a double bed. Please note the beautiful old fresco that decorates the ceiling and the furniture that makes the room so comfortable. The members of the Mondelli family are always pleased to welcome you and willing to make you feel at home. The nice and friendly owners, Roberta and Patrick, are available at all times and determined to make your stay pleasant beyond your best expectation. The check in and the check out: Guests can have the rooms after 2.00 p.m. and must leave them by 11 a.m. on departure day. Clients who wish to stay on in town until the afternoon will be given a chance to leave the luggage in custody at the hotel.


Breakfast is substantial and varied. Every day we serve fresh fruit and bread, jams, plum cakes, fruit juices, cakes, yogurt, biscuits and buns. The welcoming smell of hot croissants, the variety of our fresh cakes, the kindness and availability of our staff with their attention for details will make a good and cheerful start of the day, in the elegant dining hall with a beautiful ceiling fresco. Breakfast is served every morning from 7.30 to 9.30 a.m. in the hall next to the reception.

Hotel facilities

  •  Car Parking
  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Check-in at From 14:00
  •  Lobby Size MD
  •  Pet allowed
  •  Baby sitting
  •  Voltage 220
  •  Single rooms 2
  •  Twin rooms 5
  •  Double rooms 5
  •  Triple rooms 5
  •  Quadruple rooms 5

The Balbi Family Hotel is perfect for who wants to travel by car. The accommodation is with air conditioning. The hotel will host your pets. The hotel is ideal for families with small children.

The hotel provides either its own car park or a nearby one with a special agreement; being not included in the room price, for a paid parking the payment have to be carried out directly on the spot.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Mini Bar
  •  Hairdryer
  •  Safe Box
  •  Satellite TV
  •  WiFi
  •  Trouser Press

The Balbi Family Hotel offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The Balbi Family Hotel offers a minibar service. The Balbi Family Hotel rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. Accommodation has a safe in all the rooms. Guests have access to a WI-FI wireless internet connection in the rooms. The hotel offers its guests the use of an pants iron (trouser press) .

 Public transport

  • Airport: GOE
  • Time to the Airport: 15 MIN
  • Railway Station: GENOVA PORTA PRINCIPE
  • Time to the Railway Station: 3 MIN
  • Underground: PRINCIPE
  • Time to the Subway: 5 MIN
  • Distance from the city center: 0.1 KM
  • Time to the city center: 1 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 7 KM
  • Distance from Railway Station: 0.2 KM
  • Time to the bus stop: 2 MIN

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