Hotel Regina Elena

  • Liguria, Italy, Santa Margherita

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Hotel Regina Elena is located right on the seafront in Santa Margherita, one of Liguria’s most charming resorts. It’s close to the exclusive town of Portofino too, which is just a 15-minute drive away. This is a welcoming, four-star hotel with lots of facilities, modern guest rooms and friendly staff.

The Ciana family run the place and have done since 1910. They do all they can to make sure your stay here is as memorable as possible. When you arrive, head straight for the spectacular pool on the hotel’s rooftop (open May to mid October). Lay back on a lounger or in the Jacuzzi and enjoy panoramic views over the gulf. Directly in front of the hotel you’ll find the exclusive beach club (charges apply during high season) with a bar and restaurant offering snacks or a light lunch.

Dinners in the hotel are taken in the Principessa Restaurant. You can sit down to a delicious meal of fresh, local dishes, along with an extensive wine list to complement your meal. You’ll also find the many bars and restaurants of Santa Margherita just a short walk away, as well as the train station, making it easy to explore other resorts along the coast.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour from Genoa or 2 hours from Pisa. Private transfers included.

Added value

Free nights available between 20 Sep – 31 Oct 21 (min stay 3 nights)

Free nights available between 01 - 20 May & 05 - 23 Sep 21 (min stay 4 nights)

Free nights available between 30 Jul - 22 Aug 21 (min 14 night stay)

  • No. of rooms: 80
  • No. of floors: 5
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €4 per person per night is payable locally.


Standard Garden View Rooms overlook the gardens and hills towards Mount Portofino. They offer plenty of space and have been decorated in light colours with modern furnishings. Facilities include air conditioning, TV, minibar, free wifi, tea & coffee making facilities and slippers. These rooms have a balcony and sleep up to three people. 

Partial Sea View Rooms have views of the Gulf of Tigullio and the gardens that surround the hotel. 

Front Sea View Rooms with a balcony sleep up to four people and are available on request, please call to book. 

Single Rooms with a balcony and French bed are available on request, please call to book. 

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
Santa Margherita

Santa Margherita is one of the most attractive resorts on the Ligurian Riviera. Our hotels are all centrally placed making it an excellent base from which to explore this wonderful region. Trains run up and down the coast linking the resort with the city of Genoa and the beautiful region of Cinque Terre, lying a bit further down the coast.


Pool & Beach

The roof of the hotel has a lovely pool with panoramic views over the coastline (normally open from 01 May to 31 October). It’s equipped with sun loungers and there’s a Jacuzzi to provide a truly relaxing space for guests. 

Directly in front of the hotel, you’ll find the exclusive beach club (open seasonally - 01 Jun - 20 Sep subject to weather conditions). Its location next to the protected marine area of Portofino means you’ll find soft sands and clear water. The beach service is payable locally at about €20 per person per day. You'll be provided with sun loungers and umbrellas and will have access to the changing hut, along with a bar, restaurant and free wifi. There is a saltwater swimming pool for children at the beach. 

Pool and beach towels are provided (subject to availability).


  • Bicycle hire
  • Fitness room
  • Tennis (1km away)
  • Minature Golf (1km away)
  • Table Tennis (at the beach)
  • Golf (5km away) hotel offers 20% discount on green fee
  • Sailing (500m away)
  • Diving (300m away)
  • Children's playground at the beach

General Facilities

  • Free high speed WiFi
  • Parking/Garage payable locally (approx. €20 per night subject to availability)
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
Family Facilities

Hotel Regina Elena is a great choice for families. Children will enjoy the kid’s club, located in the beach club, with activities for ages 3 to 12 years. There’s plenty of games including painting, treasure hunts and dancing, as well as a dedicated children’s pool.


Breakfast is served between 7.30am and 10.30am and offers a varied choice of pastries, fresh fruit, breads and hot choices. You’ll also find some typical Ligurian products including focaccia and honey from Mount Portofino.

Half Board options are available at a supplement and includes a four course dinner, with choices, at Restaurant Principessa.

Restaurant Principessa offers a simple yet elegant menu of Mediterranean cuisine using high quality ingredients. Enjoy freshly-caught fish, local olive oil and complimentary wines. The wine list is varied and includes the local DOC Golfo del Tigullio - Portofino, wines from the Tre Venezie, Campania and Piedmont.

La Conchiglia Beach Restaurant is located directly on the beach and offers a casual spot for a light lunch or refreshments.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free

Please pre advise of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking. The hotel has a special gluten free menu. 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 9.213118
  • Latitude: 44.3257532
  • Location Description:
    • 500 metres to the centre of Santa Margherita
    • Beside the seafront promenade
    • Access to the beach through an underpass
    • 300 metres to bars, shops and restaurants
    • 1.5 kilometres to the train station

Reviews of Hotel Regina Elena

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per person from £505
Includes £35pp discount
Hotel Regina Elena
Santa Margherita, Liguria,Bed & Breakfast
13/10/2021 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Stansted
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