I would definitely recommend the hotel Europa in Genoa. The staff was polite and friendly and fluent in English. It was smack dab downtown and an easy walk to the Metro, the downtown, sites, shops, restaurants, even the cruise terminal! I had stayed here before I left the port of Genoa for a cruise and I couldn't have been happier. It was one of the most reasonable priced hotels I could find, but it was more than adequate and even included things like flat screen TVs, free breakfast, and a lobby bar. If I go back to Genoa, I'll look into staying there again!