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“Molto Bene Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Riomaggiore
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Scottsdale, az
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35 reviews
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“Molto Bene Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Excellent apartment on Via de Gaspari, above Riomaggiore with wonderful host, Maristella. Very clean and comfortable with a great terrace and fabulous views. She even met us at the train station, as we would never had gotten our luggage up the steep hill. Her restaurant reccomendation was spot on for seafood and view. No coffee maker was a odd exclusion, as the terrace would have been perfect for morning coffee.
My wife and I would reccomend Baia to anyone!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We stayed here two nights in one of the newer rooms on the bottom floor and it was so small we could barely walk around the bed, not to mention the bathroom where an average size person's knees would hit the wall when sitting on the commode. There was no closet or hooks to hang anything. The TV didn't work. On the plus side, Maristella was very nice and the room was clean with a window view of the sea. Could only get wifi in the bathroom.

Room Tip: Would recommend one of the larger rooms especially if staying more than one night.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rancho California
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38 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This is a wonderful place to stay in Riomaggiore. Emiliano and his Mother, Maristella, make you feel like you've come to visit family! They were extremely helpful and gracious. No need to research what to see or where to eat, because they will provide you with the precise information needed to do what you want in the time you have there.

Keeping in mind that the buildings in Riomaggiore have stood for hundreds of years, Baia di Rio is exceptionally clean, inviting and adapted to today's standards. The view from the Abel Tasman room balcony is irresistible and we found ourselves enjoying is much of the time we were back in the room both day and night!

Room Tip: The Abel Tasman room has views of the sea, the town and the mountins.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Odenton, Maryland
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50 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

My husband and I spent three nights in the James Cook "suite". It was basically a room with a mini kitchen in a closet on the side (sink, two burners, small fridge). The mini kitchen did come in handy because there were storms the one night and we didn't want to trek all the way up and down into town, so we made some pasta for dinner.

The room was basic with all that we needed. The shower was the tiny kind you find on cruise ships. We only had two rolls of toilet paper for three nights and were down to our last square when we left.

The views from the room were wonderful. We mostly had a view of the hill and town. If we looked off to the side, we got a beautiful glimpse of the water. I loved just watching life in the town. I'm so glad we stayed in Riomaggiore rather than the much busier and touristy Monteroso.

The directions to the room weren't as clear as they could have been. We mistakenly went through the tunnel to the right of the train station and ended up taking the long way to the room (steep hill and steps). It would have been clearer if we were told to just proceed straight from the station up the road/hill in front of the station and do not go into the main town through the tunnel. There aren't any stairs in this direction (but the hill is high going up, so be prepared for dragging luggage uphill for 1/4 mile).

The room is really high up in the town. The benefit is the gorgeous view. The bad part is that you have a hike (up hills or stairs) to get there. We tried to do only two trips up a day... one after our day of touring and one after dinner. From the marina (where we had dinner twice), it was about 187 steps to our room.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Albany, New York
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51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We stayed two nights in April - wow. I loved the fact that we could do some laundry in the sink and hang it outside like everyone else. The views from the balcony are superb - we stayed in the James Cook suite. It is quiet, and the bed was very comfortable. There is a tiny kitchenette in the room - the fridge was handy. Bathroom is small - standard European. VERY clean. WiFi was good, and Emiliano even helped us get our luggage up the stairs. This little place is a tad difficult to find, as the main street isn't signposted well when coming out of the train station. We ended up slogging our cases up the main street hill - talk about aerobic! Loved the fact that we were right next to the path going down to the train - our favorite thing to do was to watch the sun set. Would definitely return!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Well run place. Friendly owners. Top notch views. Very romantic. Steps away from a park bench overlooking the Ligurian Sea. My girlfriend and I would take a bottle of wine and two glasses there at sunset every night. The best memories and photos of 3 weeks in Italy were taken here. Listen to Emiliano or his mothers recommendations on restaurants.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Stayed here two nights, and we were very happy with the accommodations. Friendly, informative and cheerful service...clean quality room with a gorgeous view from the balcony...moments to the restaurants and shops below. We loved every moment here, thanks to Emiliano and La Baia di Rio!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: La Baia di Rio
Address: Via Telemaco Signorini # 177, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
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Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Riomaggiore
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Riomaggiore
#4 Romantic Hotel in Riomaggiore
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
La Baia Di Rio Hotel Riomaggiore
La Baia Di Rio Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

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