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Talking Stones

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Via San Bernardo,5, 18035 Dolceacqua, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms with a personality, with old, stone walls. Breakfast on the roof, with a view to historic sights. Two minutes walk to the village center. A good place to stay! Monika, the hostess, is friendly and makes a good breakfast. She does her best to keep the rooms tidy and comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to stay here overnight when travelling from Tuscany to Provence. Really new little at all about Talking Stones or Dolceacqua. Despite the odd review to the contrary, my wife and I found Talking Stones really charming, and beyond what we would have expected. Monika the owner and host is a remarkable woman who has been solely responsible for putting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We stayed here for a visit to the Monaco Grand Prix and what a great decision it turned out to be ! Very easy commute across the border from this gorgeous little Italian village to the Côte D,Azur by train and worth it for the peace and quiet at the end of a busy day...Monica is just so helpful and... More 

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talkingstones, Proprietario at Talking Stones, responded to this review

Hello dear4 fabulos friends. It was a plesure to have you at my place. Monika More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Even if the parking is some distance of the place and that you have to climb stait with your luggages, we think that this is the place to go. Excellente service, everything was great in the room. We went with our 5 mounths old baby, and had a good night dleep with a good breakfast.

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talkingstones, Proprietario at Talking Stones, responded to this review

Oh, thank you. This is so good to hear. Thankfull I could provide you a good stay. Monika More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

My husband and I stayed at Talking Stones for two nights. Monica was friendly and welcoming. The building is beautiful and very Italian. The surrounding area is great to explore with lots of lovely villages. We will definitely be staying here again on our next visit to Dolceacqua.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night for a conference in the village. Perfectly renovated and managed small bespoke B&B. Our 10month old baby was well accommodated with bed or matress and a high chair for breakfast. The only negative I could possibly mention would be that it is not pushchair friendly. We would not think twice about booking again.

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Thank Richard C
talkingstones, Proprietario at Talking Stones, responded to this review

Thank you so much, of cours the medieval was not so pushchair friendly. Fortunately children grow and then they can walk on there own. The Best, Monika More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We stayed with this unique and really nice B&B for one night. We were impressed by beautiful terras on the roof, healthy delicious breakfast with wonderful view on the Castle. Monika was a fine and a very friendly hostess. Accommodation is very closed to restaurants. WiFi is fast. I strongly recommend this place.

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talkingstones, Proprietario at Talking Stones, responded to this review

Great, I am so glad you liked it! Monika More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

We (couple with a 2 year old girl) stayed at Talking Stones for 3 nights during our summer holiday. All of us were very happy with the standard of the accommodation. The room was reasonably sized and clean. But what sets this place apart from others is the attention to detail which can only come about when someone's full creativity... More 

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talkingstones, Proprietario at Talking Stones, responded to this review

Thank you so much. I remember the fact I was changing something to have you more room. The full creativity and passion invested into a project, I like. Dear, you got the point. Hope you will care the preciuos moments of this time in your heard forever. Friendly greetings, Monika More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Nicely restored old medieval small hotel in heart of old town. (3 bedrooms) Well appointed. Good base for visiting area. Nice breakfast with fresh baguettes cheese and ham and good coffee. Breezy roof top terrace with great view ( where we had breakfast)

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We spent two nights at Talking Stones and were very satisfied with our stay. The facilities were charming and tastily refurbished. We had read about this bed&breakfast on the internet and were not disappointed. The room was nice and clean and we felt that the hostess had put her heart in creating a unique experience for her guests. Breakfast was... More 

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talkingstones, Proprietario at Talking Stones, responded to this review

Yes, you got it! Right, I put my heart and soul into creating this home to devide it with somebody entusiastic about live. I am so glad you was here! Friendly greetings to you, Monika More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The B&B Talking Stones is located in the Borgo, the medieval town of Dolceacqua. The house, compleatly build from the stones of the river Nervia has 3 rooms each for 2 or 3 person with bathroom. In the top of the building is the terrace where with the nice weather we serve the breakfast. We wellcome children, please call us if you want to come animals. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Talking Stones

Address: Via San Bernardo,5, 18035 Dolceacqua, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Province of Imperia > Dolceacqua
Price Range: $97 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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