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“alla marina, riomaggiore -- well worth a stay”
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Alla Marina
Ranked #1 of 32 Riomaggiore B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Naples, Italy
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“alla marina, riomaggiore -- well worth a stay”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

We just want to say how good our stay in Riomaggiore at Affittacamere
> Alla Marina has been.
> The position of the rooms is fantastic, and the servce and help we received a welcome bonus.
>
> A. The Position.
>
> An easy walk from the station to the front door- a few steps- not
> daunting- and anyway Sandro helps with your luggage (if you have a
> lot -like us) and guides the way.
> The rooms overlook the Marina, and your hear the lapping of the
> sea, as well as see the charming small fishing boats from the
> window. (The double glazed windows keep the sound out very effectively
> if you wish)
> A walk down steepish stairs from the room sets you right in the
> middle of the beautiful marina, and then an easy walk to the beginning
> of the delightful town.
>
> B. The Practical Aspects.
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> A large clean, fresh modern room. Large double bed and cupboard
> for clothes. A fridge for the inevitable local delicacies that you buy.
> There is a cleverly seperate ensuite. Strong hot shower- lasts forever!
>
> C. More than a bonus- a necessity for me- at least.
>
> A very helpful proprietor.
> Sandro speaks English very well, and not only could he help us with our
> questions and needs, but since he is a local, he was able to help us
> arrange a boat ride, out of season, when nothing was advertised. He
> helped us negiotiate the walking trails, helped with computer etc. etc.
>
>
> D. Great Place.
>
>
> Well Worth the Stay.

> Tayma and David. Feb 2012.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2012

The owner is a very kind person, helped us with all we needed, offered to help us with our luggage and parking for the car. He really made us feel at home. We became very grateful for all he did for us. Next time in Italy, for sure I'll go to Alla Marina !

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Surf City USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2012

To what others have said - which is all true (and more) about the fabulous hospitality at Alla Marina, I will add that Sandro's lovely home has been in his family since 1252. Yes, that date is correct, and he is a direct descendant (along with his younger brother) of that original settler in Riomaggiore. It doesn't get any more authentic than this. But last year, he embarked on a renovation of this place that makes it a Cinque Terre showplace. If you are North American, and watch Property Brothers on HGTV, you would think those dudes had been here, and personally supervised the remodeling. By law, the outside has not changed much since 1252. Inside, the 13th Century now meets the 21st. The apartments have exquisite hardwood floors, immaculate new walls, perfect ceilings and all modern colors. The furniture - beds, couches, chairs, tables - are all first quality. The fixtures are all new. The bathrooms are lovely tile, floor to ceiling, and the showers terrific. Every is delightful. Plus, if you open your window, and look out, you see the Ligurian Sea, which is only steps away. Leave the window open, and sleep in a comfortable, new bed, to the sounds of breaking surf. If you need anything, Sandro will oblige. Anything. It doesn't matter how wacky your request, he will try to make it happen. What a great personality! He knows everyone in town, everyone seems to love him, and he will make you feel as welcome as a local. Or, you could stay somewhere else, where they make you feel like tourist. It's your call.

Room Tip: Tell Sandro what you need, he will provide it.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2012

If you are planning a visit to the Cinque Terre- stay in Riomaggiore and please contact Sandro at Alla Marina. If his wonderful rooms are avaiable you will be SO happy you chose to stay here. From my first email enquiry, he was quick to respond and helpful. The prices are great for his accomodation esp considering everything incuded (which are definitely uncommon "extras" in these coastal towns.) Extras such as Free WiFi, breakfast drinks and a mini fridge in your room and a parking space available for a small fee. If the apartment with a view and balcony is available even better! Enjoy your time in this magical area of LIguria.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

We stayed for three nights in mid January 2012. Soon after booking I was surprised to receive an e-mail from Sandro introducing himself, offering information on how to get to Riomaggiore and offering to meet us at the train station (Great Service). Sandro met us at the station as promised, pointed out local amenities, helped with our bags, showed us our room and also pointed out the best restaurants in Riomaggiore. You couldn't ask for more.

The room itself was in a great location right above the harbour, was newly renovated, clean and tidy and spacious. Most importantly the bathroom was great and the bed was comfortable. Perfect for a three night stay. It was fantastic to lay in bed and be able to hear nothing but the waves of the Mediterranean washing up in to the harbour.

There were few people around in mid January but the weather was mild and there were plenty of restaurants / cafes open. It would be hard to beat the seafood served at La Lanterna in the harbour.

We loved our stay in Riomaggiore and would gladly stay at Alla Marina again when we go back.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Alla Marina

Property: Alla Marina
Address: Via San Giacomo 61 | 3rd Floor, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
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Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Riomaggiore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Riomaggiore
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,172 - ₹ 12,079
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guest house "Alla Marina" is set right by the sea in Riomaggiore, one of the Cinque Terre villages.Train station is 4 minutes far on foot.Private Parking - upon request. Rooms are modern and have free Wi-Fi, private bath, and a free little breakfast inside of each room.Comfort facilities - hair dryer, safe and fridge. This singular position offers a marvelous panaramic view. Simply descend the stairway there is a restaurant/cofee bar.There are 3 rooms with sea view.Alla Marina guest house has been completely renovated in 2011 or later. ... more   less 
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