Located on the hillside just above the casino and a quick stroll to the beach, Villa Maria offers comfort and quality in a lovely setting. The hotel’s atttributes and reasonable rates make the somewhat outdated style of the guest rooms forgivable. Originally three separate villas, the hotel is spacious and almost regal with its many salons decorated in tasteful fashion from the heydays of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Many of these public rooms open to a nicely planted terrace. Pleasant gardens are filled with beautiful roses that flourish all year in the mild winter of the Italian Riviera. Several rooms have balconies facing the sea, and because room sizes vary considerably, ask specifically about what’s available when booking or ask to see a few upon arrival.