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Locanda Tramonti
della Chiesa 56 | Campiglia, 19100 La Spezia, Italy   |  
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Ranked #6 of 22 hotels in La Spezia
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“Perfect for us”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This hotel is situated as others have said in a little town that you get to on a very windy road. If you have rented a car with manual shift and are comfortable and careful, going to and from is fine. We drove back to the hotel on our 3rd night in heavy rain and I would not have wanted to do that on my first drive but that is what makes the location so wonderful because you truly feel like you're away from it all.
We arrived during the wide arrival window and within our expected arrival time so someone was sort of looking for us and finding the hotel, parking and getting settled in was easy. We had the Blue Room which has wonderful views.
Each morning there was a fresh bread or croissants for breakfast along with yogurts in our mini fridge and other things like water, soda, juice, etc. There is a self-serve cappuccino/tea machine available at all times and as others have said, the views are amazing. I cannot imagine anyone who did their homework would assume this place was close to the beach but it is perfectly adequate to driving to Cinque Terre or else driving to La Spezia and taking the train to Cinque Terre.

The owners were very hospitable and helpful in our planning our exploring of Cinque Terre and on 2 days, they left a bottle of wine for us in the afternoon. I don't think other reviewers realize when they leave a 3 star review, it is like giving an establishment a failing grade and I also don't think people realize how much goes into running a property with only a few rooms. There are many amenities offered here--the mini fridge, even if it were not stocked, would be welcome for chilling drinks or keeping fruit fresh, the bathrooms are clean, the water is hot. I don't know how people can expect all of this for much less than 120 euro. I do think if the room had no view at all, it might be worth discounting but this was absolutely the perfect place for us. We would not have been more pleased if it were the Ritz Carlton.

We will recommend Locanda Tramonti to any friends who visit this area.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Hotel is located in a nice picturesque village quite far away from the nearest city La Spezia but more importantly from the nearest beach. I was expecting that beach would be close to the hotel but unfortunately you have to walk like 1 hour to reach it down the hill.....and then come up again which is the most difficult part. Thus I believe is ideal for mountaineering and hiking but not for swimming....Even if you go around the other areas of Chinque Terra swimming is a big issue as you cannot reach the beach by car, you always need to walk at least 20-30min, and also the time (6-8 of Sep) we visit the fish-villages the sea was full of jelly fish so it was very difficult to swim....Now I understand why so many Italian are visiting Greek islands for their summer holidays....

Regarding hotel is nicely located within the village with amazing views to the sea and nice rooms with big balcony (at least ours balcony was just perfect). However breakfast was extremely poor and service was just basic....A big disadvantage is the fact that nobody is speaking english. Also in the proms is the private parking.....

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

The 'room was nicely decorated and the view was amazing, when booking we thought that the see was nearer.

Nevertheless, we had some issues arriving on time and we called the number listed on our booking a lady picked up speaking only Italian and hung up the phone to me with out trying to assist, called again and no one reply. We only manage to speak with someone 2 hours later.... I thought this was very rude!!! Also the breakfast is an issue as it is per packed and there is no milk! The fridge did have complimentary soft drinks and yogurts but we were not made aware of that.

All in all, is a pricey accommodation but the rooms are nicely decorated, I would recommend it for someone that likes hiking and not so much swimming and you definitely need a car

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Pros
Location is amazing, views (from the blue room) were breathtaking.
It is a very simple, sleepy village, great if you want to get away from it all.
The Locanda is mostly unmanned so you need to time your arrival, or let them know what time you will be getting here, and the caretaker will let you in.
Caretakers are very kind and helpful.

There's one restaurant, Lanterna which we did not try, and the Piccolo Blu cafe which does food but only simple fare.

The little grocery store will also do you a simple supper with what he has in that day, we enjoyed tomato and mozzarella salad and some ham and cheese, taken on the little terrace in the square.

You definitely need a car to get to it and the drive is hair raising. Parking is provided.

Cons
Slightly overpriced if compared to other similar establishments.
The breakfast was poor for the price of the room, it's self service from a coffee machine and all pre-packaged baked goods, nothing fresh, and no milk in sight for the packaged cereal.. We know Italians don't really do breakfast.. But this is a bit extreme!

We have stayed in other locande and b&bs along the coast (even in portofino)where the breakfast was way better than this and the price per night was at least 40euros cheaper..

Now, for the noise, as others have posted the sleepy town gets lively after dark. The chatter from the square didn't bother us too much, after all it's summer and people like to sit out and chat, but be aware of it if you are a light sleeper and need an early night. However, we were not so pleased on our second night to be woken at midnight by men singing songs out of tune at the top of their voices, followed by screaming kids, followed by more screaming and shouting by someone telling them to zip it and take themselves to bed... This went on till gone 1am... This was not the hotel's fault,and could have happened anywhere! But still...

Health warning
The location is great for hiking, we walked down to the golfo del persico, stunning walk through the vineyards... But a killer, very steep, and takes about 30minutes to get down and 45 to come back if you are fit and healthy, take lots of water and something sugary if you have an energy drop! The 'beach' is just a mass of giant pebbles, only slightly less treacherous than the walk down!! Good luck!

Room Tip: Lovely views from the blue room
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Booked this place for 3 nights as a part of a three week holiday in Italy based on TripAdvisor reviews. We have stayed at dozens of B&B's in Europe and have never had to deal with such terrible noise at night- even in large cities. First of all, it is very difficult to get to the Cinque Terre from this hotel- we hiked 3 hours to Riomaggiore. Once you are in the Cinque Terre, you must take a train back to Le Spezia and take a 25 min bus to Campiglia ( this bus does not run very often)- don't stay here unless you have a car.

Upon arrival, no one met us at the door. We called a number on the door and a man showed up 20 minutes later- no English, no assistance- he was not the owner. We had no idea if the bar fridge was complimentary? No English maps or info (bus schedule) were provided.

The breakfast is really terrible- mostly plastic pre-wrapped crackers and bread. At least there was yogurt and an espresso machine. It is DIY style.

We stayed on the top floor and the view was gorgeous but the views are amazing all through the Cinque Terre. The room was small and clean and tastefully decorated. There is no air conditioning but there is a nice breeze in the summer- unfortunately it's too noisy to keep the windows open to enjoy the cool air.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Nicola B, Proprietario at Locanda Tramonti, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
I am the owner of Locanda Tramonti and happy to reply to Mr. "RG".
I too, given the age I attended B & B in Italy and abroad, and for this I made an inn and not a B & B. In the B & B of the law is required to be present, indeed residence of the operator. The Locanda is smaller hotel with up to three stars, an Inn should serve only foods packaged and sealed. We also supply fresh milk, yoghurt, bread and cake and pie and cake when possibile.

Mr. "RG" there is both arrived after hours check-in (15:30-19). The Inn is staffed from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 15 to 19. However, because the family who helps run lives 100 meters away from the hotel if someone arrives late can ring the doorbell or telephone at the numbers listed on the door, the guy will arrive in 10 minutes. If you need any help in every room there is telephone numbers (language: English, French and Italian) that you can call 24 hours 24. In the room in addition to parking and breakfast included, at the discretion of the operator, based on length of stay, even drinks from the minibar.

The room assigned to Mr. "RG" is "La Torretta" the largest and most have a private solarium of 20 sqm. I do not think anyone, seeing the other comments, has ever complained about the size of the room. As for the noise, the Locanda is located in the town square, off limits to cars, so much so that in summer you can hear the chatter of the people who take the fresh.

Campiglia is on the path 1 by which you can reach both Riomaggiore (Cinque Terre) and Portovenere in about 1h30 / 2 hours of easy walking. The connections between the village and La Spezia are insured by frequent local bus. Moreover, in the case of specific requests by the Inn is available for transportation to and from the railway station.

One last observation, of course we are informed, at a price of 120 Euro per night for two people in a three-star hotel, including: breakfast, parking, refrigerator, linen (every two days), private solarium, all services does not seem very high for the area. Among other things, all the reviews received over the past 5 years have been largely positive. We were really disappointed the judgment of Mr. "RG", which could, in the three-day stay, make his observations.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

The hotel is beautiful and located in a small village with amazing view of the sea. Our room was perfect for a couple; balcony, white curtains, modern bathroom...Complementary mineral water and yoghurts/juice from fridge a nice touch. The village is charming, but the community congregates on the square in front of our balcony and I would imagine that it could be difficult to fall asleep - we however slept easily.
However, for 120 euros a night I expected a better breakfast. Just prepacked stuff, no fresh fruits/vegetables (and the shop with grapes/apples etc. is just above the street) and the first morning the milk was sour so we went out to buy our own to make coffee.
TIP: it easy to walk to cinque terre and porto venere from this place. For next time, I think the hotel should try to supply maps over open hiking trails from Campiglia, as we searched the net for 1-2 hours to figure out where to go. Furthermore, all tourist information supplied is in Italian, and no as I said, maps.
All in all, great stay, I would be more satisfied if the price was right, say 80-90 euros per night.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Wonderful location for holidays of your dreams. Locanda Tramonti. Complete full immersion in the nature, one marvellous LOcanda with attention to details. Breathtaking views, fresh air, particular and amazing building - top of the top! See you soon again!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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: della Chiesa 56 | Campiglia, 19100 La Spezia, Italy
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Location: Italy > Liguria > Province of La Spezia > La Spezia
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Ranked #6 of 22 hotels in La Spezia
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tramonti Locanda is a small, charme hotel created in a villa dating from the eighteen hundreds. Situated in the little piazza in front of the Campiglia church, thanks to its rather particular location, it enjoys a splendid view over two seas: the gulf of la Spezia and the open sea of the Cinque Terre villages.From the Locanda, it is possible to go for wonderful walks, immersed in the silence and the intense fragrances of the typical Mediterranean maquis vegetation, right down to the clear, turquoise waters of the Persico and Navone beaches or, following the "crinale" (ridge) pathway, to the towns of Portovenere and Riomaggiore.The Locanda has a suite with solarium sun-bathing area and double bedrooms with terraces and balconies from which, on clear days, it is possible to identify on the horizon the profiles of the islands of Corsica, Capraia, Gorgona and Elba, as well as the Côte d'Azur. ... more   less 
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