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“perfectly OK” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Marina Piccola
Via Birolli No 120, 19010 Manarola, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Manarola
Driebergen, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“perfectly OK”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A fairly simple, family-run hotel. Nothing exceptional, it's what you might expect for the money. The staff (the family) are very kind and friendly people. We stayed there for four nights in a quite adequate room overlooking the street. Everything was fine and , to quote their website, 'parish priest'. Work that one out. I've tried to think of something negative to say, but can't. When you've done the Cinque Terre, then maybe there's no reason to go back, although it is a quite beautiful area there are so many other tourists there even in October, but if we went back to Manarola we would surely stay at Marina Piccola again. Also, having looked at the other Cinque Terre villages, I'd reckon Manarola the best. I hesitated between 'very good' and 'excellent' in rating this place.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Newcastle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

After some of the reviews on this site we were a little worried. Unnecessarily so. The location is amazing- we asked for a sea view and that's what we got- overlooking the harbour with incredible sunsets. The room wasn't huge or elaborate, but had character and was clean and pleasant. The bathroom could probably do with an upgrade, and the room with a repaint, but I'd hate to see the classic furniture and feel of the room change or modernize. It wasn't quiet in the early mornings with restaurants preparing for the day and garbages being collected below our window, but the view was worth it! The staff were all very helpful and polite.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is a gorgeous intimate and reasonably priced hotel in the quaint town of Manarola, which is loaded with atmosphere. We (3 adults) stayed in the 'apartment', which has 2 sleeping areas separated by cupboards and is quite spacious. While it is on the top floor only accessible by stairs (with another set to get to the bathroom) it was worth the exercise. A gorgeous balcony and stunning views of the sea and the village add to the ambience. We also really enjoyed the restaurant. Our visitors who were staying in another village were envious when they saw this accommodation and have recommended it to their friends, which reminded me that I had never written a review.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner here with a seafood risotto that was excellent. Portions are large so we split the dish. Food was excellent, view is great. Loved it! We did not stay at this hotel, only had dinner. Try to get a table outside if possible.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay in Manarola. The food was great and the waiters didn't mind us trying our bad italian on them. They cater well for vegetarians for a seafood restaurant. The view is great and so I the vino Rossi.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

It is a small but very good hotel right at the marina. We stayed in the family room on the top floor with two double beds. The room was recently renovated and did not have a TV yet. From our window I could watch my kids swimming. The room was large, clean, modern and beautiful, and had an amazing balcony with views of the town, very relaxing. Excellent service and good breakfast. The town is very small and the hotel is central. The only drawback was the many stairs to our room, nevertheless we enjoyed our stay immensly. Travelling light is highly recommended.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This was my third time at this hotel - that says it all! I love it and 3 days never seems long enough. The location is wonderful - at night this village of Manarola loses most of the tourists and becomes a delightful little Italian enclave! Hotel Marina Piccola sits overlooking the beautiful mediterranean and has it's own restaurant (you must try the squid ink linguine). The family all pitch in to run this quaint hotel - the breakfast has a good selection of food and coffee freshly made to order. At night it is just a two minute walk around the track to look back on the gorgeous lights of Manarola, Then only a few steps from the door of the hotel is the local cantina where every night local musicians "jam". Facilities at the hotel are great - I have stayed in 3 different rooms and they all have their own character.This place really is a gem and I can't wait for my next visit!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Birolli No 120, 19010 Manarola, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Manarola
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Manarola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Marina Piccola Hotel
Marina Piccola Manarola
Hotel Marina Piccola Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

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