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“A Special Little Apartment in a Wonderful Village”
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, Liguria

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Very good - based on 37 reviews
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amandgc
Boston, MA
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Special Little Apartment in a Wonderful Village”
Reviewed September 24, 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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It took us so long to decide where we should spend our four nights in the Cinque Terre that we were left with extremely limited options. Well, lucky for us it all worked out quite nicely--we loved our stay in the Appartamento Porticciolo. The pictures represent the studio apartment perfectly. We never used the kitchen, but enjoyed early mornings and evenings on the small terrace. It was so nice to look at the hillside or enjoy the glimpse of the ocean (and hearing the loud splash as people jumped off the cliff in the marina). At night we left the window open so we could hear the crash of the waves--the only other sounds were the voices of an occasional passerby. Lovely, quiet spot. And Anna from Arbaspaa was great, even lending us her umbrella during our one day of rain as we waited out the train strike and found ourselves "stranded" in Manarola. Should also mention we ate at Billy's two of the nights--we even had the same table and our waitress remembered our orders from the previous night. Loved everything about our four-turned-five nights in Manarola!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The bed was uncomfortable, but didn't expect otherwise!
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2Ozzies_1...
Newcastle, Australia
1 review
“In the right spot with all that one needs”
Reviewed August 13, 2011 for a stay in May 2011

On arriving we were tired & the agent wasn't obvious. So when you come out of the train tunnel you need to turn right up the hill. The agent is up a small stairs on your left above a shop. Look up to see the name on the balcony. This is one of the appartments with not too many steps luckily & these seemed like a lot when you are carrying luggage. The position is great as it is so close to everything shops restaurants, ferry , sea & walks. Wi-Fi also very close and free in a take away cafe just buy smoething small to eat. The accomadation was small but had everything. The view from the balcony could have been better but then we would have been up more steps. Can't have everything.

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Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
Older travelers Tourists
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Los Angeles
Reviewed July 6, 2011 for a stay in June 2011

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Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
Jul 6, 2011
The apartment Porticciolo is down the hill walking from the train station.

Eugenio Bordoni
Managing director
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SWEEETIEP...
Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Pleasant enjoyable stay”
Reviewed June 15, 2011 for a stay in June 2011

Good location - shops & restaurants as you get down the steps from the apartment. Only about 35 steps to climb, so don't overpack. Some water views from the corner of the balcony. Mattress & pillows a bit uncomfortable but you can get by. Cooking facilities available & a decent fridge. We did enjoy our stay but I think 3 nights is quite sufficient. Arbaspaa was very easy to deal with - very prompt emails & very helpful, can't say the same for the train timetables!!!!!!!!around Cinque Terre. The day we arrived at Manarola, there was a train strike - there was no sign posted at La Spezia Centrale. The cab fare from La Spezia to Manarola was 40Euros.

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Your age range 50-64
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California
Reviewed June 9, 2011 for a stay in May 2011

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Traveling group: Family with young children
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Piacenza
Reviewed June 2, 2011 for a stay in May 2011

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Your age range 18-24
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WI
Reviewed April 27, 2011 for a stay in September 2010

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Traveling group: Other
Your age range 25-34
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