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Starfish Holidays

Via Colombo 135, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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lincolnshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I would say more rustic than basic.Excellent kitchen equipment.Lovely comfy double bed.Huge balcony overlooking the main street.Only negative was the 60 plus steps. Everything was clean,linen and towels changed every 2 days.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

great location but riomaggiore is so small you cannot have a bad location... you are woken up by church bells outside your old shutter windows and can hear Italian neighbours cooking and chatting from their windows across the alley as they hang their washing out...this is an authentic experience (good thing) lovely simple apartment which is what we wanted BUT... More 

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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This apartment was a huge disappointment. The shower had mold and wasn't clean. Very little hot water. This was a 4th floor walk-up with no air conditioning, dirty floors, and a couch so dirty you wouldn't want to sit on it. It had a floor fan that was so caked with dust that it didn't even push any air. No... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My friend and I had a double room (two twin beds) for two nights. It was clean, comfortable, and spacious with a small room for dining and lots of closet space. The bathroom was clean and small. The bath and hand / face towels were thin (not the fluffy kind). One container of liquid soap for hands and body was... More 

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My partner and I stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment in the centre of town. Isabella had arranged for us to be met and shown to the apartment which is very helpful when you arrive in to a town for the first time. The apartment had everything we needed. It was comfortable, with a clean neat bathroom, and extremely convenient... More 

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Isabella G, Proprietario at Starfish Holidays, responded to this review

Good morning, thanks a lot for your review! I am extremely happy to read that you enjoyed your holiday and i hope to see you in the future. I always trying to improve the stay of my guests offering "hotel" services for free, like room cleanings and other. Thank you again! Isabella Giorgi More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Me and my best friend stayed at this hotel in april 2012. The location is perfect, our room has a large balcony with a wonderful view of the piazza. Isabella is such a wonderful host. Only the stairs are a little bit tiring, but everything was perfect. Thanks again. :) Demet & Nuran

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Isabella G, Proprietario at Starfish Holidays, responded to this review

Good morning, thanks for your review :-)! If you still have a good remember of our apartments after a long time, it means that you enjoyed your holiday and this is our target :-)! Thank you again... maybe is it time to plan a new trip to Cinque Terre :-)? Isabella Giorgi More 

Trenton, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I stayed in a one bedroom room that had a small balcony overlooking a piazza with a view of the sea. It had air conditioning which was welcome to help cut the constant humidity of the local climate. However, the wiring was dated and in need of an upgrade, almost dangerous. If you wanted to use a curling iron or... More 

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Isabella G, Proprietario at Starfish Holidays, responded to this review

Good morning, thanks for you review! We're happy that you spent a nice holiday in our room with sea view. We will fix the issue you wrote (the wire is already fixed, and it was NOT dangerous, but only unhooked from the wall), thank you for reporting it. Of course Cinque Terre are absolutely not ideal for people with limited... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

WOW, cant believe the previous reviews. We had an awesome experience. We were even abit late than our indicated arrival time & Isabella phoned twice to assist us in getting there. We had the 2 bedroom apartment in the centre of town, great location. A few stairs to climb but that would be in any accommodation. Great little kitchenette, and... More 

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Isabella G, Proprietario at Starfish Holidays, responded to this review

Good morning, and thanks for your review! We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay, we try to improve our service day by day and see our guest satisfied is our best prize :)! Thank you again, and enjoy the rest of your italian tour! Isabella Giorgi More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The location is great. Because you are in the middle if town you do get the noise from the nearby bars and the train but that is to be expected. The room was definitely older and smaller than we expected. Really I think it came down to expectations. We paid the same nightly rate as we had in Rome and... More 

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Isabella G, Proprietario at Starfish Holidays, responded to this review

Good evening, and thank for writing this review. You're right: we're not in Rome, we're not in Tuscany, we're in Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre are not comfortable, are not "large", are not cities... you slept in an ancient fisherman house and we know that it could seem "strange" and overrated but this is the true spirit of our territory... i... More 

Logan, Utah, United States
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

The dirtiest hotel I've ever stayed at. I had a pre-payed nonrefundable reservation so I could not cancel my reservation without being charged. The walls as well as the tile in the shower had mold/mildew on them, the tile floor in the bathroom was not clean, the sheets were clean, the blanket was not, something CRUSTY was in the bottom... More 

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Isabella G, Owner at Starfish Holidays, responded to this review

Good evening, thanks for share your opinion. We really can't understand who you are: we did not have any guest with your name in May 2013 and i honestly don't remember any complaints in the last weeks, so please contact us at our official email address with your reservation number so we can investigate best about your so bad stay.... More 

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