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Locanda Ca' dei Duxi
Ranked #28 of 32 Riomaggiore B&B and Inns
Sydney
1 review
“Great location, wonderful staff.”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

I stayed in Locanda Ca dei Duxi in March 2012. On my way to Riomaggiore I missed a train connection which resulted in a delay of several hours and I didn't arrive until quite late at night. I rang ahead to explain the situation and was told my room would be kept for me and someone would come down to greet me. Despite the fact that I didn't arrive until around midnight, I was greeted warmly and shown to a lovely big room, just up the hill.

The room was much larger than I was expecting for the price (50 euro a night) and had a beautiful view of the town centre down to the ocean. The room had a very comfortable bed and a TV if that's what you're into. There was also a book exchange with a good range of books in Italian, English and German.

To get to the hotel you need to walk through the tunnel next to the train station, not straight up the hill next to the station. There is a lot of climbing involved to get up to the room, but if you can't handle climbing the Cinque Terre probably isn't for you.

The only thing about my stay which wasn't great was the breakfast, but it was still great value stay if you skip it and go out. I'd definitely stay here again.

Thanks for a great stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Missoula, Montana
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81 reviews
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

Locanda Ca' dei Duxi was our base for our stay in Riomaggiore and our visits to all the towns in Cinque Terre. Overall the hotel was very nice, spacious, clean, quiet and in a good location. Amenities such as parking, wifi, and in room safe were available but a fee of 10E was tacked on for each. Wifi was very awkward as the signal is not available in the hotel room, and there is no real lobby for the hotel. So you would have to download emails while sitting on the steps outside the hotel office. Breakfast was the standard espresso, cornetto, salumi-all fresh. Make certain to notify them in advance on needing a parking space, and arrive before the local police start limiting access to Riomaggiore.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2012

Riomaggiore is a beautiful seaside town, and like anywhere in Cinque Terre, you're paying mostly for location. This hotel is adequate--clean, secure, etc. Our room had been recently updated, however, due to the fact the plumbing was an obviously a late addition to the building, the bathroom configuration was extremely cramped. The toilet was up on a step, and the shower door was hung so that water leaked out and flooded the floor. In general, the hilly nature of the town combined with a very old building made for an awkward configuration of rooms and bathrooms. Our bed was definitely one of the more comfortable ones we encountered in Italy. The people working at reception were helpful, and breakfast was fine. If traveling with luggage, be prepared for a long, uphill walk and many stairs on the way from the train station.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

A great little hotel in Riomaggiore, the room was a decent size and the bathroom was small but you were still able to move around. Fairly modern interior. Free wireless and breakfast is included. Staff were friendly and helpful ( one of the taff members spoke fluent english which was great). Cute little fishing village, would definitely recommend staying in Riomaggoire if you are planning on doing the Cinque Terre.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Petaluma, CA
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

up a screwy flight of stairs we found our room with a great window and view of the town. Bed was very comfortable and the bath was perfect - loved this spot and the town - the woman owner stayed late to insure we got to the room safely but the men seemed a bit distant towards us.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Park City, UT
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

We stayed one night in Riomaggiore at a room from Ca' dei Duxi hotel. The woman at reception was very helpful and walked us to the room. We were across the street in a double room with nice windows overlooking the street (which was rather noisy early in the morning with deliveries). The room was fine and the bathroom was small as expected. It seemed as though the hotel consists of several rooms located along the street rather than one building, but it worked for us. Breakfast was included and above average.
I was pleased with finding a decent room right in town and it served us well.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

We had a great time staying at Ca' dei Duxi, which is actually referred to as 'Riomaggiore Apartamenti' at booking.com. The lady who welcomed us was very friendly. We were taken to the 4 people appartment directly above the reception. It was quite spacious with two bedrooms (double beds) and a small communal space with a table and television etc. Bathroom was not average, it was very clean but it looks a bit old, just needs a renovation. Location of the hotel is the best part: we had a small balcony, and everyone who walked in the street below gave us some jealous looks :). Walk uphill is easy, just 100 metres from the marina.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Locanda Ca' dei Duxi
Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo 36, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Riomaggiore
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Ranked #28 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Riomaggiore
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Hotel Class:2 star — Locanda Ca' dei Duxi 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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