Best Western Hotel Regina Elena

Santa Margherita, Liguria

  • 15 minutes drive from the exclusive resort of Portofino
  • Rooftop swimming pool with views over the Ligurian coast

Situated on the coast just a 10 minute walk from the town centre of Santa Margherita, the Regina Elena offers the charm of a classic hotel in a stylish resort.

Guests can enjoy relaxing days spent around the hotel's swimming pool, set on the rooftop complete with hot tub it's the perfect place to unwind and enjoy views over the Ligurian coast. The hotel also has its own stretch of private beach (charges apply during high season) with La Conchiglia beach restaurant serving up delicious light lunches and tasty snacks. The main restaurant, Principessa, showcases Mediterranean cuisine from its circular dining room with panoramic views out to sea.

Those that want to explore this delightful section of coastline will find the exclusive resort of Portofino a short 15 minute drive away, and the regions capital Genoa, and UNESCO protected Cinque Terre easily accessible for day trips. 

The hotel has 80 rooms (official rating 4 star) Child prices apply to ages 2-11 years. Minimum stay 2 nights whole season.



Bars & Restaurants

La Conchiglia Beach Restaurant

Located directly on the beach, La Conchiglia offers delicious light lunches and tasty snacks. 

Restaurant Principessa

The circular dining room offers views out to see alongside local and Mediterranean specialities. 

Beach & Pools


Beach charges are payable locally from Jun -  Sep , approximately €50 per person per day.

A free mini club for children aged from 3 years old is available with small playground, sea water pool and table tennis from late June to late August (subject to change).

Swimming Pool

Offering panoramic views the rooftop heated swimming pool with hot tub is open daily from 9am - 8pm (May - October depending on weather) and is surrounded by sun loungers with a free towel service. 

Please note: Because of limited space the pool needs to be booked in reception (with possible time slots). 

Spa & Wellness

Fitness Room

The hotel has a small gym equipped with the following equipment: treadmill, bike, elliptical and unica Technogym (multifunctional bench).

Wifi & Bicycle Hire

Bicycle Hire

Bicycles are available to hire with the first hour being free, daily hire after is approximately €10 per day, payable locally. 


Free high speed wifi is available in public areas and guest rooms.

About the location
Holidays in Santa Margherita, situated on the Gulf of Tigullio between Rapallo and Portofino, offer an enticing combination of that glorious style which Italians bring to their seaside resorts. An unrivalled natural environment meets thought provoking cultural attractions and great food and entertainment.

It’s a lovely resort for couples, full of life, full of opportunity but also with space and time to take it easy, to enjoy each other’s company and to enjoy the Riviera experience. The beaches, where you can hire deckchairs, sunbeds and umbrellas, are a mix of public and private and primarily pebble with just a few sandy ones. But move closer to Portofino, around five kilometres away, and you’ll discover more sandy beaches. A great example is the beautiful Paraggi Beach, which is surrounded by all the bars and restaurants you will ever need.

If pebbles or sand between your toes are not for you, there are some really nice gardens and open spaces to enjoy on your holidays in Santa Margherita.
Transfer Time
The hotel is 45 minutes from Genoa airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
Double Standard Balcony Hill View

Max 3 Adults, 1 Child

Hill view rooms feature balconies with table and chairs and views over the hills and the Mount of Portofino.

This room is not available to book online.
But give us a call and one of our travel centre experts may be able to get a quote for you. Call to book 01293 762410 *

a bedroom with a bed and a table in a room
Double Side Sea View

Max 3 Adults

Guests can enjoy wonderfull side views of the Gulf of Tigullio from their furnished balcony.

Double Balcony Front Sea View

Max 2 Adults

Front sea views of the Gulf of Tigullio can be enjoyed from the comfortable balcony.

Single French Bed Balcony

This room is not available to book online.
But give us a call and one of our travel centre experts may be able to get a quote for you. Call to book 01293 762410 *

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Wow, what a view!
retiredmama1955, Woodstock, Georgia
Tripadvisor review Sep 20 2022
Within walking distance to everything! The views from any window are wonderful! The staff is quite helpful, and the breakfast staff were excellent! The bar area was quite comfortable. The rooms...
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a classic Santa Margherita hotel with continuous updates, great staff, very clean, wonderful breakfast, terrific
Tripadvisor review Sep 12 2022
we have now stayed at the Regina Elena for 20 years, run by the charming Piergiorgio Ciana, this lovely staff takes care of all your needs, wonderful fresh linens, so very clean, they have expanded...
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