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“Great location and friendly service!” 5 of 5 stars
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Alla Marina
Via San Giacomo 61, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 28 Riomaggiore B&B and Inns
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“Great location and friendly service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed here two nights in July. Sandro, the owner provided fantastic personal service from before we even arrived. I had a rental car, so he offered his parking space to us. All we needed to do yes give him a call as we approached the cinque terre and he was waiting at the entrance to the town to guide us to the parking space. He then helped us with our suitcases and brought us to the room and helped us get acquainted with the town.

The rooms are very modern, with recently renovated furnishings and very nice bathrooms with showers. He also provided some basic breakfast items (cereal, pastry, juices, milk) for us to have during our stay. The rooms had all the modern conveniences as well, including free wifi and air conditioning.

The location was great, right next to the port and steps away from the train station tunnel.

All in all, a great time in the cinque terre thanks to Sandros hospitality!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment with wonderful views over the harbour. Great location and the apartment was well equipped and clean. Sandro was extremely helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I would recommend the apartment to anyone wishing to be right in the heart of the Cinque Terre region. A good standard of accommodation at a reasonable price.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

What a location! The moment we walked into our room and heard the sea breaking from below are window, overlooking the marina, we knew we were going to enjoy our stay. The rooms were spotless and superbly styled. Sandro and his family were superb, going out of their way to accommodate us and they were full of helpful recommendations and suggestions. The location can't be beaten, with fabulos restaurants on our doorstep. Excellent visit, thank you!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Just got back from our honeymoon in Cinque Terre and our stay at Alla Marina truly made it! Sandro the owner was absolutely fantastic, from booking to meeting us outside the station and helping with luggage while giving us a quick tour and history of the town, I have never encountered such friendly and personable service anywhere else I have stayed. It was a fantastic surprise to discover air conditioning! The room was very clean with a classic modern feel, looked newly decorated, had an excellent view of the sea and harbor and came not only only with a selection of bfast foods (cereals, croissants, toast) but also juice, iced tea and water that were topped up daily on request. There was always someone around to help if needed, giving us advice on the hiking trails, shuttles, ferries and even found us a place to stay when we decided to stay an extra night and they were fully booked! The location was excellent, right on the harbor and minutes from the station, shuttle bus and ferry. Very sad to leave as the room had a lovely homely feel and can't wait to go back! Thank you Sandro for such a wonderful start to our honeymoon!

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  • Stayed August 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We love this hotel and Riomaggiore. As others mentioned, Sandro was very helpful. However, I will highlight other points. The room number 3 was spacious, very new and was perfect for my wife, daughter and I. Air con and water pressure for shower were great; especially after hot day of trekking. My daughter had a space and bed of her own. Window has a bench to sit on that looks onto the square, harbor and horizon. We had a nicely stocked table full of breakfast foods for all day eating if desired. Highlight for me was the ability to walk downstairs for coffee, wine and dinner. The pebble beach is 5 min walk away and the swimming from the harbor a stones throw away.

Riomaggiore is my favorite town after seeing all 5 towns. It is not too big or crowded. It is perfect for someone looking for a rustic, peaceful getaway. At night after 8, it gets more secluded and you can hang out for wine and dessert with the few tourists remaining.

We already discuss coming back here again and staying with Sandro. Best break from a busy trek through Europe.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

First of all, we just want to say thank you to Sandro for making our experience in Riomaggiore a magical one. We felt so lucky to be staying at Alla Marina. On trip advisor, it appeared that all rooms were fully booked but when I emailed I got a quick reply from Sandro telling me that there was an availability. Most places were booked out so we felt very lucky to get accommodation anywhere. To tell the truth, I think we stayed in one of the best places in Cinque Terre and we can't wait to go back.

Sandro met us at La Spezia train station and drove us to Riomaggiore, then helped us with our luggage to the room. He is very friendly and offered advice about places to eat and where to go. On our last day he helped us with our luggage back to the train station. He was such a nice guy!

We're looking forward to our next visit and will definitely stay at Alla Marina given the opportunity.

Thanks again Sandro!

  • Stayed July 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Alla Marina is located in Riomaggiore (first of the 5 cities in Cinque Terre). This B&B was great. Updated, nice, clean, modern rooms that make your stay very comfortable. Includes needs for your stay: airconditioned, comfortable beds, mini fridge (with water, milk, OJ), WIFI, hair dryer, flat screen t.v., large bathrooms/shower. The hospitality was great. Sandro communicated with me in advance and had someone meet us at the train station. He was always available in case we needed anything. He also walked us back to the train station at the end of our stay and helped with our luggage.
My advice: if planning a trip to Cinque Terre book your room here. It was nicer than the hotel we stayed at in Rome. I was not sure what to expect, however it exceeded my expectations. If you are a light sleeper, bring ear plugs. Due to the layout of all towns in Cinque Terre, you can hear a lot of your surroundings. However, the location, room, hospitality and view make up for it.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 San Giacomo 61, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
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Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Riomaggiore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #2 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Riomaggiore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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 bar in every roomThis singular position offers a marvelous panaramic view. Simply descend the stairway there is a restaurant/cofee bar.There are 2 rooms with sea view.Alla Marina guest house has been completely renovated in 2011. ... more   less 
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