Luxury hotel holiday La Meridiana Liguria

La Meridiana occupies an excellent location just behind the coast, within easy reach of Genoa, Portofino and Monaco. Guests can perhaps enjoy it as part of a multi- centre holiday with the South of France or Piemonte, although the good facilities at the hotel mean guests may prefer a longer, more leisurely stay to enjoy the golf resort. La Meridiana’s simple, charming ambience and good facilities offer scope as a leisurely base for touring and relaxation.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Genoa
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to La Meridiana Liguria

La Meridiana is a boutique hotel that combines a tranquil ambience with numerous activities nearby, making it ideal for couples and families alike.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Annual opening 9 April to 1 November

Closest airport Genoa

Distance from airport The hotel is about 80-minutes' drive from the airport

Hotel facilities and services

2 Restaurants, Outdoor pool with jacuzzi and waterfall, poolside café, gardens, complimentary bikes, various excursions can be organised such as horse riding, water sports, tennis, babysitting (on request), access to a private beach (chargeable and limited availability only July and August). Nearby Golf Club.

Complimentary

Wifi, parking, bike-hire.

Out and about nearby

Situated between Portofino and Monaco, the Ligurian coast is dotted with numerous small fishing towns such as Albenga and Alassio. Further afield there are the Cinque Terre Markets in Portofino and Santa Margherita a two-hour drive away.

Sports nearby

Horse riding, mountain biking and water sports on the coast.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 5 nights.

From about

£1,160

Holiday Code EXH297

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to La Meridiana Liguria

Part of the Relais & Chateaux group, La Meridiana Hotel and Golf Resort is approached along winding roads through the Ligurian countryside. Nestled in the green of the rolling hills of the picturesque Lerrone Valley, the hotel’s warm yellow façade welcomes guests. A luxury boutique resort, the hotel consists of just 25 rooms and suites and one Master Suite Cottage. The warm welcome of the façade of the hotel continues in to the interior decoration with all rooms having been individually decorated, creating a charming and authentic appeal to the hotel. These cosy interiors all encourage a home-from-home feel whilst maintaining a traditional Italian influence. The recently refurbished pool and secluded terrace area is the perfect place to relax during your stay. With lunch available poolside relax and spend the day soaking up the tranquil atmosphere. They may also choose to enjoy a wander through the hotel’s own gardens. For those wishing to explore or try some of the numerous activities access to the golf course, horse riding and excursions can be arranged. Hire of mountain bikes is also complimentary. When returning from exploring the Ligurian countryside perhaps choose to indulge in the resort’s gourmet dining experience. The resort boasts two high quality restaurants, Il Rosmarino and Il Bistrot (predominantly open for lunch), with both offering traditional, elegant Ligurian dining. Il Rosmarino provides true fine dining and a magical atmosphere where our clients can taste some local delicacies paired with some of the best local wines. Il Bistrot offers a more informal setting to enjoy the excellent local cuisine, although it is shut in July and August. La Meridiana Hotel and Golf Resort is a boutique rural retreat that delivers simple yet high quality service and exudes charming character. It is perfect for those wishing to explore the Ligurian Riviera, Genoa, Portofino or the surrounding countryside.

Room descriptions

La Meridiana Hotel & Golf Resort has 25 rooms and suites all including air conditioning, TV, safe and mini fridge, bath.

Classic Room
Superior Room with private balcony
Junior Suite (romantic, family and terrace) with living room with balcony or private garden
Deluxe Suite with balcony
Executive Suite with balcony
Master Suite Cottage with a large terrace

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 5 nights.

From about

£1,160

Holiday Code EXH297

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to La Meridiana Liguria

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to La Meridiana Hotel & Golf Resort in Liguria, our clients usually fly to Genoa airport. From the airport, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price, or we recommend that you use a hire-car for the duration of your holiday, especially if you want to tour the region. We will arrange this for you if required. If touring Italy by train, you would arrive at Santa Margherita railway station, and from here we would arrange a private transfer or a hire-car.

Additional information

Minimum stays: 2-night minimum stay is required in Classic, Superior Rooms and Family Junior Suite during high season at the weekends.

Children: Children are welcome at La Meridiana. Children’s activities and babysitting are available on request, as are children’s menus. Baby beds (for children aged 0-3 years) can be accommodated in Junior Suites, Deluxe Suites. Executive Suites and the Master Suite Cottage for a supplement charge.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 5 nights.

From about

£1,160

Holiday Code EXH297

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to La Meridiana Liguria

About Ligurian Riviera

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Italian Riviera incorporates the stretch of coast from the French border in the west to La Spezia in the east. This region has been long famed for its gloriously mild climate, its luxuriant vegetation of vines, olives, lemons, olives, cypress, pines, bougainvillaea and roses, and its colourful fishing villages of gaily-painted shuttered houses nestling on cliff-sides and in coves. To the west of Genoa the road along the coast forms a corniche with fishing villages, resorts and fruit orchards, this part of the coast being known as the ‘Riviera dei Fiori' as its mild climate encourages abundant flowers, notably roses and carnations. To the east of Genoa the coastline of the Ligurian Riviera is more rugged with promontories such as the Portofino peninsula, renowned for its graceful beauty, sheltered coves, wide bays and larger resorts. Inland, seemingly a world removed from the coast are greenish-grey rugged mountains and hill towns, ruined castles and fast flowing streams. There are abundant chestnut woods and remote valleys, caverns and grottoes and interesting little churches. The Ligurian Riviera is a delightful holiday region where the emphasis is on stylish and tasteful rest and relaxation.

Highlights of the Ligurian Riviera

There are numerous places of interest on and around the Ligurian Riviera. Visit the resort of Nervi with the collection of clocks, fabrics, furniture and lace in the Villa Luxoro and its Galleria d'Arte Moderna. Genoa, a busy port and bustling city, also has fine palaces such as the Palazzo Reale and the Palazzo Bianco and the fascinating Steglieno Cemetery, full of elaborate tombs. The wild beauty of the Cinqueterre should be seen from the ancient footpath, the Sentiere Azzurro, which links the coastal villages. The Abbbazia di San Fruttuoso on the Portofino Peninsula can be reached by boat or on foot. In Camogli sea shells adorn the house walls and the castle contains a display of sea creatures. Flower market in Sanremo early mornings. Giardino Hanbury near Ventimiglia. Diano Marino known for its olives and sandy beaches. Visit Andora Castello, inland from Alassio, known as the finest mediaeval building on the western Riviera.

Cultural highlights of the Ligurian Riviera

The 12th Century Church of San Matteo in Genoa, with its striped black and white Gothic facade. The 16th Century Via Garibaldi in Genoa, designed by Cantone. The `Adoration of the Magi` by Joos van Cleve in the Church of San Donato in Genoa. Crucifixion by Van Dyck in the Church of San Michele di Pagana between Santa Margherita and Rapallo.

Festivals in the Ligurian Riviera

Festivals include the Blessing of the Fish in Camogli in May and the Stella Maris procession of boats to the Punta della Chiappa in August. Procession at Montallegro, above Rapallo, is held at the beginning of July. La Spezia holds a `Festa del Mare` on first Sunday in August.  

Gastronomy in the Ligurian Riviera

Local cuisine is influenced by the sea in particular and the mountains to the north. Local specialities include dishes made with pesto for example Trenette al Pesto and Farinata which is a flat bread of chickpea flour and oil, thin like a pancake and eaten as a snack. Pansoti with walnut sauce is a Ligurian speciality of spinach and egg filled pasta with a sauce of nuts, garlic, herbs, ricotta and olive oil.

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