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Arpaiu

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Via Belvedere 196, 19010 Manarola, Italy
Arpaiu
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Ranked #4 of 15 Manarola B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015
John M Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Arpaiu has the view of the Italian coastline that will make your jaw drop! Three hundred feet above the water with an unobstructed panoramic view from a very clean and comfortable room is incredible. The bathroom was nice with a good sized shower stall. Wifi was included and very good. The walk from the train station to the Arpaiu gains... More 

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Arpaiu Feb. 14 and absolutely enjoyed the place. It has been recently renovated and is simple, charming, clean, and comfortable. It is now our new favorite place we have visited in the world. The view was absolutely fantastic and even though it was in the 40's at night, we slept with the window open... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I found this amazing place on Trip Advisor when researching for trip to Italy and immediately wanted to stay here. The town of Manarola is so unique and beautiful. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Arpaiu provides the most dramatic views of the town, the ocean and the surrounding scenery. We felt like we were hanging off a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We spent 4 nights in Manarola - 2 in the Ondina Studio and 2 in a room in Vandiris which is also managed by Deborah. Both places are a few doors down from each other so easy to move rooms. The Ondina Studio is really nice - it's spacious and has wonderful views over the ocean. It was clean and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

What a sweet little room we had at Arpaiu. The location was great and we felt like we picked the best of the cities to stay in. Lounging on the terrace after a day of hiking with our wine, cheese and bread was fabulous! I honestly can't imagine that there was a better place to stay. I had a few... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We spent 3 nights here the beginning of September 2014. The view is absolutely amazing. The walk up to the hotel is steep and tiring if you are not in shape or have issues with mobility. We found the walk worth the trip but were pulling way to much luggage. The room is small and bathroom is even smaller. There... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We planned four days in Cinque Terre between a week in Tuscany and a week in Rome. We could not have asked for a better place to stay than Arpaiu, a small boutique hotel in Manarola, directly on the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean and the town's harbor. The weather proved a bit dicey while we were there, so we spent... More 

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Blind Bight
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

You cannot fault the location, but the apartment is lacking attention to detail. We arrived to find the freezer so frozen that the door would not shut. Rang the owner and we. We're told to put a bucket and towel to soak up water!! Apparently did not know about it, so a communication break down. Not an ideal start to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed at Ondina this year in February/ March for a few weeks and we absolutely loved it. The apartment was comfortable clean, and in one of the most stunning locations imaginable. We could not have picked a better spot in a better village. The use of the common room with the deck was a special treat for us as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Definitely would recommend this place and would stay here again. The room was basic but had everything you could need. The communal balcony is phenomenal! The owners can be difficult to contact in regards to check in, check out and originally on arrival we didn't have any towels but besides that the apartment and stay was great!

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