“Pure Riviera Elegance” can best describe this once private villa turned top-of-its-class hotel. Just a 10-minute walk from the town center along the road to Portofino, this hotel oozes class and money with carefully restored antique furniture and crystal chandeliers. The rooms are of a good size, mostly with parquets floors and charming stucco decorations on the walls and ceilings, although the fifth-floor suites are a bit more modern, larger, and have balconies overlooking the Bay of Tigullio. A lovely (but steep) park rises behind the hotel, from which one can take a pleasant hiking trail to Portofino and enjoy fantastic views of the land and sea. You can also relax at their small, private pebble beach/beach terrace across the busy road.