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Alla Marina
Ranked #1 of 32 Riomaggiore B&B and Inns
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Leipzig, Germany
1 review
“good lacation”
Reviewed January 14, 2012

The decoration is very new, I like the bathroom,

Service is very attentive。internet is free, breakfast is simple

Location very good, the hotel offers parking spaces. However, if your baggage is heavy, you will very tired, because some of the road is very steep slope

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

Recently stayed at the Alla Marina, and were very satisfied with our whole experience.
I communicated directly with Sandro and he was always very prompt, courteous and ever so helpful. He confirmed our reservation immediately from his iPhone and we stayed in touch till he met us at the train station. Prior to our arrival he had confirmed our dinner reservation at La Lanterna as it was Christmas and I was a little concerned that all the restaurants would be closed. BTW - we had the best pasta and seafood at this restaurant next door and would highly recommend it.

Location: Absolutely the best in Riomaggiore. An easy walk from the train station with very few steps to climb to the apartment from the front entrance, but you WILL need Sandro's help to find it. The rear entrance has several steep steps leading to the beach area but it was absolutely no problem at all, and I felt it gave it some character. We opted to take an ocean view room and it was so worth the extra Euros because you had an unobstructed view of the ocean and marina and I have included some photos of the view from our room.

Rooms: Newly remodeled, the rooms and ensuite bathrooms are spacious (especially for European standards), spotlessly clean and very adequate. Sandro himself supervises the cleaning of the rooms. The beds are comfortable and we had a restful night. There was free wi-fi in the two rooms we rented and the service was fast. We were provided with an electric hot pot, coffee/tea and packaged croissants. The only negative is that although I had requested for B & B the next day being Dec 26th, we were not provided with breakfast, and had no place to go, so we ended up going to Manarola, one of the next towns, to have a bite to eat. I think we should've planned our meals better, more so because it was the day after Christmas, and all coffee shops/restaurants were closed.

All in all, I would highly recommend this small hotel which provides personalized service, supervised by the owner Sandro. It is truly the best place to stay in Riomaggiore.

Thanks Sandro for everything and keep up the great job you do!!

Room Tip: The ocean view rooms are the best. Plan on getting your own breakfast.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

This place is newly renovated with modern amenities inside a historical building. It was kept absolutely clean. The water pressure and temperature in the bathroom was very good and consistent.

It is right in front of the mini harbour of Riomaggiore. You have an unobstructed view of the sea and you can walk down to the shore in seconds. I enjoyed a firework show in the New Year right from my window!

The owner Sandro is very nice and very help during my stay.

In all, Riomaggiore is a lovely seaside village and Alla Marina is a nice place to stay. It will be my first choice when I visit this town again in the future!

Room Tip: Room #2 and #3 both have sea view.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

Modern furnishings, great location and not to forget Sandro's great hospitality.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

Alla Marina is a little gem a diamond a ruby even, recently been renovated this place was just stunning. With views into the marina and views of the sea we really couldn't of asked for anything better.

We booked well in advance and received amazing service, Sandro Pasini (the owner) met us when we arrived at the train station and led us to his place, if he hadn't I don't think we would of found it. Sandro is a local and can tell you everything you need to know about Riomaggiore and the surrounding towns and area. He was also very polite.

The room itself was so spacious, light and clean, the bed was really comfy and the bathroom was also very clean and spacious.

We would recommend this to anyone and everyone (we have already started) and we would go back at the drop of a hat and stay longer if we could.

If you want a nice quite romantic spot buy the sea with tones of life and great landcapes that surround you, Alla Marina in Riomaggiore is the place for you.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

Spacious and beautiful, recently renovated. Equipped with mini-fridge, gorgeous view onto the marina, nice tiles in bathroom. High speed internet worked very well.

Only complaint was that owner was absent when we arrived and dealing with his family was difficult - could be avoided by reserving in advance.

Room Tip: Our room was the largest of the three as I understand it - had a sofa bed in a space separated from...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed December 4, 2011

Alla Marina is clean, comfortable and in a great location! It was by far the nicest place that I stayed at out of the 7 different places I stayed at throughout Italy! The room temperature is controlled by a thermostat on the wall, which was great because I had trouble with being cold in many of the other places and I couldn't control the heat. The shower pressure in the on-suite bathroom is good too, which is another problem I had in some places. There was a great view of the harbour from the window and I loved that I could hear the sea from inside the room! Sandro is very friendly and helpful and he gave some great tips on where to go too. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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SandroPasini, Proprietario at Alla Marina, responded to this review, December 7, 2011
Thank you very much, it's so important for us that every clients choose degree of heating and has always a good shower pressure. For this we have installed a thermostat on the wall of every rooms and a large water heater, in our private area, for maintaining a constant amount of water. I am grateful that you have appreciated these technical investments.
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Property: Alla Marina
Address: Via San Giacomo 61 | 3rd Floor, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
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Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Riomaggiore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Riomaggiore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guest house "Alla Marina" is set right by the sea in Riomaggiore, one of the Cinque Terre villages.Train station is 4 minutes far on foot.Private Parking - upon request. Rooms are modern and have free Wi-Fi, private bath, and a free little breakfast inside of each room.Comfort facilities - hair dryer, safe and fridge. This singular position offers a marvelous panaramic view. Simply descend the stairway there is a restaurant/cofee bar.There are 3 rooms with sea view.Alla Marina guest house has been completely renovated in 2011 or later. ... more   less 
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