This little gem is marvelous! It's perfect for a couple or small family. If you have an issue negotiating a 3-story spiral staircase, consider elsewhere. The entry and kitchen are on the ground floor; the bathroom and a sitting room are on the second floor; and, the bedroom is on the third floor. Each floor is only 10' wide by 20' long. It may sound small but it works well. The second and third floors have a balcony with a FANTASTIC view of the harbor and the sea. My wife and I love this place and Giacomo is a great host. Here's my one criticism: the restaurant located just downstairs is noisy ... like 5:30am noisy until midnight noisy. The crashing of empty wine bottles in the trash and other brusque noise starts at sunrise. Then the set-up staff yells, laughs and carries-on with each other from 6:00am until opening and has no consideration that anyone within easy earshot of their loud conversations may be sleeping. Typically were gone during the day, seeing the sights, so we don't know the noise level mid-day; however, the loud staff, the emptying of trash and other disruptive noises would continue on until midnight or later. It's too bad. Such a PERFECT apartment with a PERFECT setting ... except for the noisy restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alberta Holiday House Manarola is a typical ligurian house on 3 levels, 20 metres from the sea, wonderful seaview from every room. It has a total of 4 beds. At first floor kitchen; at 2nd floor single room with bathroom and balcony with seaview; at 3rd floor triple room with double bed and single bed, balcony with seaview.Ideal for a family with children, perfect for a couple looking for a romantic holiday. ... more less