In the village of Finale Ligure, close to the beach, Hotel Punta Est was originally built as the XVIII century mansion of a musician and composer from La Scala in Milan. More than a standard hotel, it is almost like a world apart from the rest of the coast… it is a special place which preserves the charm of ancient Liguria, offering guests an exquisite, elegant and relaxing Mediterranean experience.
The Villa is perched on a hillside, inside a large park overlooking the beach, among centuries old pine trees, palms and exotic plants.
A DIFFERENT PLACE, UNIQUE IN EVERY DETAIL...
Access is not always obvious and parking operations require some attention, but the staff service is ready to help you and an electric car is available to transport luggage. Once arrived on the small promontory (better with shoes with rubber soles) views of the sea through the branches of the pines remember the verses of the Italian poet Eugenio Montale … “Look through leaves the heartbeat away from the sea scales …” it is surrounded by a sense of well-being, and you never want to leave!
PERHAPS NOT SO EASY TO REACH...BUT THEN, YOU WOULD NEVER WANT TO LEAVE…
From the restaurant, the pool, breakfast, bar, solarium and massages, the mysterious cave, the benefit of the various services leads to the exploration of the various corners of the villa, but always remains something to be discovered!
Generally it does not take much to soak in a rejuvenating relaxation and regain that Mediterranean rhythm, simple and elegant, which is our way of life! A sensory experience for some, perhaps a true soul care for others.
Lying well protected in the gulf of “Riviera delle Palme” framed by the cliffs of cape Noli and the hills of cape Mele, the small town of Finale Ligure retains it character along its beautiful sandy beach.
The traffic free shopping center and palm tree-lined walk between sea and scented gardens, extending to over 2 km, is moments away from the Hotel Punta Est.
The historical center abounds with little restaurants and shops, which offer the local gastronomic and craftman’s products.
In the central square of the town stands the Arch of Queen Margareta of Spain, where many cultural, musical and theatrical events take place throughout the summer.
Finale Ligure and the Finalese have a historical tradition dating back to prehistoric times.
The medieval, walled town of Finalborgo is internationally renown for its cultural and sporting activities. The splendid, newly-renovated cloisters of St.Caterina house a fine collection of prehistoric artefacts found in the various caves in the area. Above Finalborgo the imposing castle of San Giovanni stands guarding the town. While nearby there are the ruins of Gavone Castle, where the old rulers of Finale, the Marquis of Carretto, were once in residence.
Another “pearl” in this area is Borgio Verezzi. Set high amongst the olive groves and vineyards planted with rare Pigato and Vermentino varieties of wine, this town is home to the most “theatrical” little square in Italy, where famous actors perform against a backcloth of blue sea and soaring mountains.
Towards the East lies the Mediterranean hamlet of Varigotti, with its Roman warning towers built overlooking the bay, to give alert to people of Saracen pirate ships anchoring in the bay. Crossing to the other side of the steep cliffs, the small 10th century Marine Republic of Noli is reached, which was an important ally of Genoa.
Church with the Five Towers
Signs from the past can be found inland too. Walkers can choose from innumerable pathways, and come across villages like Lacrema and Montesordo. While small churches, like “Cinque Campanili” in Perti Alto, featured in the photograph, lie hidden amongst dense Mediterranean vegetation. Not forgetting the ancient Julia Augusta Roman road with its series of Roman bridges.
The steep, white limestone cliffs and rocks, which overhang the sea or create the inland mountains, are well-known to not only climbers but to those who appreciate spectacular views.
Equally scenic but more relaxing is the Plateau of Le Manie, in which the vast pine forest with its scented, aromatic undergrowth provides a dramatic background to the magnificient stretch of mediterranean blue of sea and sky, which creates the unique Ligurian experience.
All the benefits for you
The restaurant and the breakfast area, the bar terrace and the swimming pool, the solarium, the massage belvedere and finally the mysterious grotto….all the various facilities will help you explore the beauty of the Villa. There is always something new and enchanting to discover.
Generally it does not take long to start relaxing in our classic Mediterranean life style. A delightful experience meant to recharge body and mind with the graceful combination of comfort, good food and natural amenity. Our staff is eager to share their passion for the place with warm and attentive service, delivered with discrete and simple style, in a beautiful location that has developed its charm naturally over the years.
A parking space in the hotel is free of charge for hotel guests. The staff will be happy to provide the necessary assistance upon arrival an departure.
Pool and Solarium pleasant alternative to the beach, the heated saltwater swimming pool with sun beds under the palm trees or on the rooftop solarium where there is also an area dedicated to massages.
Reading Room TV and Billiards the veranda overlooking the sea welcomes guests who want a quiet corner to read, play a game of pool or just relax on the comfortable sofa.
Natural Cave with Whirpool (free)
Wi-Fi The hotel has wifi (WLAN) free of charge.
Room Service 24H (free)
Supple Beach Towels (free)
Rental Bycicles (free)
Beach protected by a rocky promontory, the sandy beach is only a short walk away. Ability to access both to the free beach with bathing stablishments. (To pay)
Baby Sitting On request (To pay)
Shuttle Taxi service to and from major airports or stations, by reservation (To pay)
Massage and beauty treatments by appointment (To pay)
Mark the check box for the room(s) of your choice and you will receive an offer with the best available rate
Please fill this form for individuals or for groups and you shall receive an answer written by a live person at Hotel Punta Est. This is the only way you can know exactly what room types are available for the dates you want, an the best possible rate, because you are dealing directly with the hotel. Bear in mind that websites set up to give an automatic answer, work with allocated quotas given by the hotel, therefore when it appears there are no rooms available for the date you want, this is not necessarily true. Plus they charge the hotel a commission which is normally around 20% of the room rate
Please fill this form for individuals or for groups and you shall receive an answer written by a live person at Hotel Punta Est. This is the only way you can know exactly what room types are available for the dates you want, an the best possible rate, because you are dealing directly with the hotel. Bear in mind that websites set up to give an automatic answer, work with allocated quotas given by the hotel, therefore when it appears there are no rooms available for the date you want, this is not necessarily true. Plus they charge the hotel a commission which is normally around 20% of the room rate.
Via Aurelia 1 17024 Finale Ligure − Italy
+39 019 600 611-2-3
Fax: +39 019 600 611-2-3
Finale Ligure is located about 100 km from the French border on the Ligurian “Riviera delle Palme”, which is the nearest Mediterranean coast to the big north-west Italian cities and to northern Europe. It is easily reached by all transport means, with all important motorways and railways leading directly to it:
Autostrada dei Fiori motorway from Genova to Ventimiglia towards France.
Trenitalia: The railway lines Genoa – Savona – Ventimiglia,
as well as Turin – Savona – Ventimiglia.
International Airports: Genova (60 km) – Nizza (130 km) – Torino (170 km) – Milano (195 km) – Villanova d’Albenga (20 km).
Ferries to Corsica and Sardinia:
Harbours of Vado Ligure (20 km) and Monte Carlo (100 km)
Cruises and important navigation lines:
Harbours of Genoa (60 km) and Nice (130 km)
Distances from main cities and interest points:
Genova 70 km, Portofino 100km, Cinque Terre 190 km, Sanremo 80km, Montecarlo 130km, Torino 160km, Milano 200km.
From your home to Finale Ligure.
With the Michelin route finder you can instantly find the best route to take from whichever point in Europe to Finale Ligure and Hotel Punta Est:
To reach Hotel Punta Est from the Motorway:
Motorway A10 Genoa – Ventimiglia: exit Finale Ligure. Drive approx. 3 km downhill up to the coastal road and the sea, then turn left and drive through the small town of Finale Ligure. After less than 2 km at the eastern end of the city, the entrance of Hotel Punta Est is located on the left side of the road, immediately before the first tunnel.
GPS Coordinates: lat. 44°10’20”67 – long. 8°21’36″33
Attention: with GPS, do not use the address “Via Aurelia 1”, which is leading to a wrong destination
Relaxing in our natural cave is a unique, enchanting wellness experience!
Our guests can enjoy a truly magical soak in our large, beautiful american redwood hot tub and then cool off in a hand carved granite tub.
This special area is available to all our guests, however we would like to remind parents that children under 16 should always be accompanied by an adult.
From 2015 spring, the swimming pool is heated with salt water.
Available upon request on the solarium terrace.
The ancient olive grove beside the hotel’s gardens, has become part of the property. After a winter of hard work, the centuries old olive trees and hand made stone walls are coming back to their splendor. An organic vegetable garden has also found a great location beneath the trees. Our Chefs offer guests our own extra virgin olive oil and local vegetables ; our guests may visit this precious corner of Liguria.
A.S.D. “Orienta” – UISP – with the MASTER WONG KIEW KIT
TAI CHI CHUAN COURSE PROGRAM
on 13 and 14 May 2017
Course A: Sunday 13 May at 9:00 to 12:30
Course B: Sunday 13 May at 16:00 to 19:30
Course C: Sunday, May 14 9.00 – 12.30
Course D: Sunday, May 14 hours 16:00 to 19:30
Course WAHNAM TAI CHI CHUAN with Master Wong Kiew Kit
15-16 May 2017 – Hours 9:00 to 12:00 / 16:00 to 19:00
The restaurant is available for banquets and ceremonies up to a maximum of 100 guests.
The large restaurant hall is well suited to host banquets and parties, with specific menus for every taste. The outdoor panoramic terraces are perfect for aperitifs or buffet dinners.
Aperitifs and meals can be served on the panoramic terraces as well as in the comfortable dining hall. Our natural grotto and the terraces overlooking the sea are an ideal location for an unforgettable event.
Our Chefs are available to help you choose the right menu, whether it is a traditional meal or a more casual buffet. Our Maitre can also advise you on the food and wine pairings. Special rates are available for guests booking both banquet and overnight stay. We will be happy to provide specific quotations.
For business meetings, conferences, etc. the hotel has a 60 seat conference hall, adaptable to every need ( theatre style, conference room, etc.) . The hall has a flat screen TV, DVD reader and satellite TV (SKY) , video projector, lighted display board, etc. Additional interior and exterior spaces are available for coffee breaks or aperitifs. Packages are available to include rooms, conference hall, coffee breaks and business lunches (up to 100 guests).
Special Meetings and Receptions:
Packages with overnight stay, congress room (up to 60 pers.), coffee break (on request in the outside park), working-lunch or banquet (up to 100 pers.).
Our large restaurant is perfectly adapted to receptions and gala evenings with customized menus. The panorama terraces are ideal for apéritifs or buffets.
For any further information please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax.
10 km of sandy beaches offers visitors to Finale Ligure a variety of water and shore activities, while the rocky outcrops provide excellent opportunities for fishing and underwater exploration.
500 m from the Hotel Punta Est the local harbour provides safe mooring for yachts up to 20 m.
Close to the Hotel Punta Est is the Tennis Club of Finalpia.
The 18 holes golf course at Garlenda Golf Club in Albenga is only 20 km from Finale Ligure.
The whole region of Finale Ligure, which lies below the slopes of the Maritime Alps, offers endless walking itineraries.
The traffic free roads and tracks of the mountainous hinterland of Finale Ligure are ideal for mountain-bike fans.
The equestrian club of Finale Ligure offers riding enthusiasts a choice of circuit or trekking activities
Finale Ligure is well known all over Europe by climbers, who enjoy scaling the cliffs of Cape Noli or the distinctive rock formations of Perti.
The sea breezes offer ideal flying conditions to paragliders, who can take off from the nearby hilltop of Le Manie to land on the beaches below
Discover the Ligurian Western Coast: Trip to the Islands on a Sailboat.
On board “Giucai”, an 11,60 m sailing yacht, Giusy Caiazza drives you to the islands Bergeggi and Gallinara or along a cruise. Daily and weekly departures from the harbour of Finale Ligure.
Liguria’s culinary tradition is famous all over the world, and we renew it every day by offering our guests organic and genuine ingredients: from extra-virgin olive oil, of our own olive grove, to fresh products harvested daily from the biological garden .
SPECIAL DISHES AND SEA PRODUCTS
The restaurant is available for banquests and ceremonies up to a maximum of 100 guests.
The large restaurant hall is well suited to host banquets and parties, with specific menus each. The outdoor panoramic terraces are perfect for aperitifs or buffet dinners.
Aperitifs can be servedon the panoramic terraces and dinner can be served in the comfortable dining hall. Our natural cave and the terraces overlooking the sea are an ideal location for an unforgettable event.
Our Chefs are available to help you choose the right menu, whether it is a traditional meal or a more dynamic buffet. Our Maitre can also advise you on the best wine and food pairings. Special rates are available for guests booking both banquet and overnight stay. We will be happy to provide specific quotations.