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Via Malborghetto, 8, Riomaggiore, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

I loved the town of Riomaggiore, just not this hostel. Beds are literally old cots, there are no lockers, no bag storage and no fans. To top it off it is very noisy-especially in the afternoons because there is a school playground right below it. If you have any concern for your bags or quality of sleep I'd recommend looking... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is a small hotel, probably better located than most. I was mislead by the picture on website. Thought I would have a balcony with chairs to enjoy view and wine (as another reviewer had!), I did not. Very disappointing. Haul your bags up steps, but where won't your find steps in Cinque Terre? Basic room, no comfortable chairs. No... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed at Mar Mar on our honeymoon and were very happy with this choice. It is not fancy- but clean and neat. But the best thing about this place is the view! We booked a room with sea view- so worth it! We had a lovely balcony facing the sea and the little harbor. We loved sitting there with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We had a difficult time finding a budget-friendly but comfortable place to stay during our 3 night stay in Cinque Terre, but were absolutely thrilled when we arrived at this one! The location is excellent. We were happy with our choice to stay in Riomaggiore and this one is just steps away from everything you need- the marina, the train... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I have amazing things to say about the place... except that I got bitten by bed bugs- lots of them! While I stayed there. I liked the accommodation, thought the staff was friendly, enjoyed the people I met, and felt the bed and room was clean. Bed bugs bites take 7 days to appear, and I didn't realize I had... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I remembered my review being published for this hostel, but now it is missing. so i am trying again. This is not a recommended hostel, except that it is clean. That's all. The reception is SUPER HOSTILE, no flexibility, RUDE, and just not welcoming. Although the location is very very good, the way up to the hostel was scary. Kinda.... More

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Davis, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

My husband and I, along with our 16 year old daughter stayed in the Giulia Suite through Mar Mar this past June. Like everything in Riomaggiore, it was quite a climb to get there up charming winding pathways. But every ounce of the effort was worth it. The apartment sits right over the sea, with a very, very large terrace... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We decided to stay at Riomaggiore - in fact it doesn't matter which town you pick because you are going to walk around them all and the trains are frequent and quick and cheap wherever you stay you need to be by the coast / railway rather than up in the hills (which are too far to walk, and having... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

When you're staying somewhere as beautiful and historic as Riomaggiore in the Cinque Terre, it would be a crime to spend too much time in one's accommodation anyway. So we really only used this as somewhere to sleep. Nonetheless, as far as that went, it was nice. Very large room for what you're paying for, plenty of storage space. Ours... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We stayed in Babo for two nights in September. The room got quite hot but we opened the windows wide and were comfortable. There is noise, but it's Cinque Terre, and not Mar Mar's fault. I think the only complaint I would have is the service in the office. They were very helpful with the booking process but when we... More

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Also Known As:
Mar Mar Hotel Riomaggiore
Mar Mar Hotel
Mar Mar Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy
Address: Via Malborghetto, 8, Riomaggiore, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Riomaggiore
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Ranked #8 of 15 Specialty lodging in Riomaggiore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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