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“Truly a wonderful people in a wonderful town - a gem.”
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NiRia
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Riomaggiore
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laurfrank
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“Truly a wonderful people in a wonderful town - a gem.”
Reviewed 27 July 2011

My husband and I stayed at Niria for a delayed honeymoon and so much enjoyed it. Previous notes were helpful - Niria is not in a "happening" town by any means...its actually so quiet that its loud...but so refreshing!! We took the train from La Spezia to Manarola, then caught the green shuttle up the hill to Volastra...the shuttle picks up on a random schedule that you can pick up at the La Spezia station..just up the hill from the Manarola train station...go through the tunnel just up the hill near the post office on the left. Last shuttle was something like 7:30 up the hill and we couldn't have imagined lugging our luggage up there. There is a small grocery store and small restaurant in Volastra. We went out to eat at Dal Billy in Manarola...walked down the hill and then called for a ride home! I've never seen the Sea from that vantage point - truly a once in a lifetime experience. And you can hop right on the upper train from Manarola to the next twon over right outside the door practically form NIria.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Laval, Canada
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Reviewed 8 February 2011

Franca, Andrea and their son Mattia were wonderful host. Very well balance between hospitality and privacy, not too intrusive and very helpful. We were a group of 7 people and rented the 3 available rooms.

I agree with most of the comments already mentioned in here. However, I wouldn't qualify the rooms as having only the "basic necessities"! The bathroom we had was very clean and brand new! The bed was good and we had a small TV (which we didn't care for when you look at the surroundings!). It's not basic to have access and use of a full kitchen with all the accessories (including fresh coffee, oil, sugar, etc ...). As indicated by other reviewers, when weather permits, the patio is wonderful for all sorts of activities and relaxation. We often used it for the aperitivo and antipasto before going to dinner at the restaurant next door (Ristorante Gli Ulivi). The breakfasts were the best we had in Italy for the 2 weeks. Often we had some "leftovers" we used for lunches.

We had a rented mini bus and appreciated the free parking at the B&B. However, the fact you had a car or not doesn't make a big difference because parking in Cinque Terre, in general, is scarce and expensive. The shuttle suited us well even if sometime it is a bit of a limitation. Be sure to buy your Cinque Terre passport for the shuttles (valid for all towns in Cinque Terre) and train. The only thing missing are the ferry boats (if required).

The place is very quiet and relaxing. I surely miss those evenings having a "digestif" on the patio after an excellent meal at Ristorante Gli Ulivi and looking at the moon reflecting on the vast Ligurian Sea!

We hope to return and recommended it!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Houston
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Reviewed 17 November 2010

I have to admit I was very worried about this B&B due to the lack of reviews online. However, my husband and I were pleasantly surprised. This place is pretty wonderful. The room and bathroom had the basic necessities. However, the view from the back patio is spectacular. As is the breakfast…that you eat on the patio facing the beautiful view of the sea. Just wonderful.

The only downfall would be if you don’t have a rental car. Volastra is at the top of the mountains and you have to rely on the park’s shuttle service that only comes at certain times throughout the day. Doable, just not always convenient.

Overall though, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay there again if we had the opportunity!!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2010

This was really a terrific value: the room was spotless and the bathroom facilites were terrific. Volastra in October is very quiet, which was really nice. Don't expect to be well understood if you speak only English, but your hosts try very hard to please. You will need to buy the Cinque Terre rail card to use the shuttle bus. Access to Volastra for tourists without a car is only by shuttle bus which runs for about 12 consecutive hours each day at various posted times which vary by time of year. Don't miss the last bus (19:30) from Manarola as the hike to Volastra is 2km+ up steep hills. No taxis either! The breakfasts were plentiful and lovingly served, though no fruit was available. The lone local restaurant (50 yards away) is FANTASTIC, the best food (get the seafood) AND the best prices of any we experienced during the week (including Rome). Access to Cinque Terre hiking trails is literally right out the door. There is a take-away hot food (gastronomie?) facility nearby and a small store which is not always open. You might shop for food/wine in Manarola which is where you get on/off the shuttle bus after a short ride.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Valencia, Spain
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Reviewed 9 April 2010

I've been to NiRia with a couple of friends whilst visiting Cinque Terre this summer. The place is not only a charming oasis of quietude upon the hills of Volastra, away from the bustling towns by the sea, but it is also carefully and familiarly served.

Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about NiRia

Property: NiRia
Address: Via Montello 335 | loc.Volastra, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Riomaggiore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Riomaggiore
#2 Romantic Hotel in Riomaggiore
#3 Family Hotel in Riomaggiore
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,707 - ₹ 5,431
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The B&B NiRia, born in 2004, is a family-run property where you can spend a relaxing holiday in contact with nature. Thanks to its privileged location, overlooking the sea that laps the Cinque Terre and is surrounded by olive trees and vineyards. The guest house is fitted with a 3 wide rooms with private bathroom (which is scheduled cleaning and daily change of linen), satellite TV, heating / air conditioning, parking and a terrace with sea view ... more   less 
Also Known As:
NiRia Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre

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