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Bardi, Italy
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6 reviews
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

Stayed two nights as a couple. Despite our booking confirmation showing we had booked a detached apartment we were given the keys to one in a block of about eight. So that was a bad start and then the key didn't work. After about fifteen minutes of trying by the receptionist, a cleaner and a handyman, using different keys, they... More 

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Hunenberg, Switzerland
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Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful location but the resort desperately needs updating. It's stuck in a time warp from the 70's. Terrible decor in the houses with a campsite style kitchen. Very friendly staff. Great views of the Mediterranean within walking distance of Levento.

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Trondheim, Norway
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Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

It' kind of difficult to review this place. So much is wonderful and if they had sold their accommodation as a 2-star campsite I would have given them max. But when you call yourself a resort, even a 4-star one it really falls apart. Let's start with the positive. The location is superb, really great. We had appartment 828 on... More 

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Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

The location is ok, the service over all is not and there is much room for improvement for this site. Location: as said, ok/good. Situated on coast side between Bonassola and Levanto. 3 Stars. Restaurant: view from the terrace is great, quality of the food is poor. The only reason for people to be there is because of the voucher... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed July 15, 2016

We were supposed to stay for four nights at La Francesca, but after we got an awful room situated under the reception hall we got really pissed off and asked for a full refund. The ladies at the reception denied us the refund and all we could get was a better room for additional money! That was the only bad... More 

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211146, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at La Francesca Villas & Resort, responded to this review

Mr Christian and Mrs Karina had received - before making their reservation - all the information about it, what kind of offer we propose and what facilities, which are not (as often explained: see our rates) those of a 4 stars hotel! Problems have arisen immediately on arrival. They did not like the small flat they had booked for 3... More 

Highland Falls, New York
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Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Think camping and hiking- lots of hiking- up mountains. Also be prepared to bring in supplies- even food. If you don't have a car it is nearly impossible to purchase groceries in the nearby town. The views are stunning and beautiful hiking trails. The pool is strange- very strange. Very strict rules and odd staff. The employees in the mini... More 

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed June 4, 2016

We came here expecting basic, but in actual fact many of the facilities were just neglected and run-down. Examples, such as the ignition not working on the hob, thus having to buy a lighter and light bulbs in the bedroom out. The description offers a football pitch and tennis courts, both of which were actually unplayable - weeds on the... More 

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Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location however very poor service with lack of basic amenities such as toilet paper, shampoo and soap for the duration of the stay. Rooms are very basic and maintenance of rooms is not appropriate for a hotel of this rating. For breakfast you don't even get a plate to put your croissants on.

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211146, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at La Francesca Villas & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mr Erik: thanks for the appreciation given to our resort (a 15 hectares' park facing the sea). But once more I have to explain that your negative comments - although appropriate for a 4 stars' hotel - cannot be taken into consideration if referred to an accomodation like ours which according to the Italian law is considered in the... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Park situated extremely beautiful. Facing the sea. Views from nearly all appartements are great. The Upper Bungalows don't have a sea view.. sort of no view at all. Avoid these I would say. Appartements are basic +, park mantained properly and neat. Pool good. For small childeren the sea is not easy accessible, while it is a rocky - private-... More 

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Reviewed December 15, 2015

We enjoyed our time in La Francesca. Although the place is a little bit far from everything else, it was part of the charm for us. We had the perfect view of the ocean from our balcony and watched many sunsets from the comfort of our own home. It would take a 30-40 minute walk to the train station of... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Open all year around: 55 houses and apartments from 2+1 to 6+2 beds with kitchenette, bathroom and terrace, in a marvellous park overlooking the sea of Cinque Terre; the ideal place for a holiday immersed in nature. Beach, swimmingpool, tennis, playground; restaurant, bar, minimarket. 60 minutes from Genova airport (1 hour and 15' from Pisa); 15 minutes from Carrodano-Levanto exit of the motorway A 12 Genova-Livorno; 5 minutes drive from Levanto station - starting point for trains to Cinque Terre - that you can reach in 15 minutes walk through the old railway tunnels, recently restored and opened to the hikers. Aperto tutto l'anno: 55 appartamenti e villette da 2+1 a 6+2 posti letto, con angolo cottura, bagno e terrazza, in un grande parco sul mare delle Cinque Terre; luogo ideale per una vacanza immersa nella natura.Spiaggia riservata, piscina, tennis, impianti sportivi, campo giochi; ristorante, bar, minimarket. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Francesca Villas & Resort

Address: Localita La Francesca, 19011 Bonassola, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Bonassola
Price Range: $68 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Francesca Villas & Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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“If you don't need to be in the middle of "tourism" -this is an excellent location to use as a base to explore the area.”
 of 5 bubbles thirstymaddog, Oct 3, 2015 | Read review
“The stand alone apts all looked like they had amazing views but I assume we're larger too.”
 of 5 bubbles WesleyGC, Sep 28, 2014 | Read review
“The bungalows near the restaurant and the sea are probably the best ones.”
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  • The view from the balcony
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 of 5 bubbles ddiemmi, Oct 2, 2013 | Read review
“State clearly what you want...seaside, near the swimmign pool or near the sea etc. we always got what we wanted.”
 of 5 bubbles Ted_Leyen, Aug 19, 2013 | Read review
“Bottom of the hill near the restaurant - but be prepared to drive up to the swimming pool”
 of 5 bubbles LondonWizbit, Aug 12, 2013 | Read review
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