We stayed in this place by default due to being messed about by the people who run the Podere le Vigne (PLV). I wouldn’t have chosen to stay in this place myself, but it seemed we didn’t have much choice at the time.
This place, claim the people of the PLV is of the same standard as their hotel. They are wrong and by a considerable mile. If you find yourself arriving at the PLV and then end up being fobbed off by the staff to stay here, I suggest you politely refuse and demand a room there.
At the Cemere there is no breakfast, that is all done at the PLV (if you are part of a cycling package). For that you need to get up early and then head back down there with all your luggage for what I would consider a very poor breakfast. Very poor. If you are walking or cycling, this breakfast will not be sufficient to keep you going so I would suggest going elsewhere for something proper to eat.
The Cemere is not a hotel, I would say it’s a hostel. The tea towels give this away which are in your room ready for use in the kitchen downstairs. The room we had in this place was quite gloomy owing to a lack of natural light coming in. The only window in the room led out onto a balcony which was quite dirty and no view to speak of.
If you are visiting this place during the summer, there won’t be any issues with the room being cold. However, if visiting in October, be prepared for the rooms to be cold and there being no heating at all. There are radiators in the room but these cannot be turned on until the 1st November apparently.
On the positive side, the location of the place is good as its right in the centre of the town of Rada. Overall I would say this place is fine for the budget traveller.
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