Overall we enjoyed our stay at this B&B, however did experience a number of unusual events which I will share to ensure you make a suitable selection for your own acommodation. We arrived during the designated hours listed on Booking.Com only to find no one home to greet the doorbell. After a few rings, two adults answered the door and we asked if they were the owners of the B&B to which they stated they were not. After some communication we requested if they could assist us to ring the number listed (as we did not have a phone). The owner of the B&B answered and told the ladies to let us in to our room. We later found out the owner had emailed at 5pm that night to advise of how we could let ourselves in! (we had arrived by the time we were able to log onto wifi regardless!)
There were no lights in the hallway (broken?) so we stumbled into the room, and were met with what I would deem to be a two star residence which was possibly not quite to the standard we had anticipated. It did however contain all the essentials, (except drinking glasses which we later tracked down in the unattended breakfast room). It was all very unusual! As it turns out the owner does not live here, and only attends in the morning. Booking.com had advised we could pay by credit card & so did the external sign on the residence, however there was a 'cash only' sign on the (unattended!) reception desk. When we asked, the owner said we could pay by credit card, although Euro's was preferred.
The views were stunning, sea side (not quite enough of a westerly view to catch the sunset!) and of the nearby mountains and vineyards. The breakfast was simple, and I provided my own on the second morning. Cereal (with only hot milk available?), pre packaged bread, crossiants, cake etc. Fairly standard for an Italian breakfast.
All in all our stay was pleasant, with amazing seaside views, but would consider twice before booking again.
- Also Known As:
- Ca' Del Michele' Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy