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“If you arrive by car the included parking is invaluable, most charming room/teracce and very nice host.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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La Baia di Rio
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Riomaggiore
Certificate of Excellence
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“If you arrive by car the included parking is invaluable, most charming room/teracce and very nice host.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

First a boring practical detail, if you arrive by car (that is not recommended anyway) parking in CT can really be a hazzle, here you get included a reserved private parking spot, when CT is busy this is invaluable and will save you a lot of headache.
Now on to the magic of Riomaggiore, the terrace in the James Cook suite is absolutely wonderful with a view of both life in the city and to the sea. The room is clean and seem to be renovated relatively recently. It's very nice to make breakfast in the kitchenette and eat outside on the terrace. This was the PERFECT place/room for a romantic getaway. There is no air conditioner but the room was very airy and fresh so we didn't miss one.
The owner is very very nice and will give you good advice how to enjoy CT the best, she helped us with recomendation and booking of a restaurant that was wonderful.
Travelling in Italy often means some confusion (which can be part of the charm of Italy), on the contrary in La Baia di Rio everything is very well organized (booking, payment of deposit for room, instructions for parking, beeing able to communicate in English etc.), all timetables for trains, ferry etc. are posted in the entrance. This gives a very relaxed atmosphere for enjoying the magic of CT.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rochester, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stayed in this Christopher Columbo room and absolutely loved it. The balcony gives you one of the best views of the town, it is breathtaking. Emiliano and Maristella are amazing hosts, definitely recommend staying at La Baia di Rio!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Long Island City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stayed in the James Cook room and we really loved this apartment. The room has a lovely terrace with a terrific view of Riomaggiore and the sea. The apartment has a small kitchenette and wi-fi and is the perfect size for a couple. When we arrived, Maristella, the owner and host, met us at the apartment and showed us around. After the tour, she not only recommended a restaurant (Enoteca Dau Cila), but also called them directly and made a reservation for us! The dinner was our favorite meal of our entire trip - so she knows what she's talking about! She was great, the apartment was great and we would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank MrsBJohnson_13
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Kailua, Hawaii
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Beleive all the good reviews, they are true. From Maristella being the perfect host to the fabulous views. We stayed in the Marco Polo suite and if it is available you should too. Our other room was Christopher Columbus and it was great too. We had stayed in Vernazza on another trip but I decided to try La Baia di Rio based on reviews here. I am very glad I did. We drove in and Maristella found us free parking for our large minivan (and drove me back and forth to park it). Honestly, coming home to the Marco Polo suite after a day of adventure is heaven. If you love being outside and patio's with a view, you will love this place. We spent three days and I wish it were many more.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank IanFlemingFan
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed here in March. We had a lovely little room with a terrace that had a view not matched in many other spots on earth. We dream of going back everyday. You will equally love it's owner! She was so friendly. This is something we decided right away, however the last day she proved to us that she was something special. I had a bit of an urgent medical issue and had to go to the hospital. It was 8am, and I was not sure what to do, as there are no public phones in the whole village (including any rented rooms such as ours). In 5 minutes she was at our door. She drove me to the hospital herself, and went in to make sure my bad Italian did not get me stuck. She has since emailed me a couple of times to make sure I am ok. Thanks to her, I am.
Try getting someone from almost any other hotel to do that for you. I dare you. :)
Out of all the reasons to love this place... THIS one is the reason we will be coming back. Thank you so much, for everything.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jervis Bay, Australia
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49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 5 nights in the Marco Polo suite and it was fabulous! The 'L' shaped balcony had the beat views of the village and of the sea, we made the most of the view by having breakfast outside each morning. It was also a great spot to relax and unwind after a busy day hiking and visiting other villages. We often picked up some take away home made pasta for €5! And enjoyed a bottle of red with the pasta as we watched the sunset from our balcony. Maristella was a great host and nothing was too much trouble. Her recommendations on what to see and do during our stay were spot on! The room is what I would call a studio apartment with a comfy bed, a kitchenette, lounge, TV and dining table and a bathroom. The walk down to the village or the marina is well worth the effort, I looked at other accommodations that I had considered booking and I am so pleased I chose La Baia, it was by far the best place to stay. We loved Riomaggiorre best of all the villages that we visited and it is so easy to get around. Thanks again Maristella for a fabulous holiday, we will be back!

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Scottsdale, az
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: La Baia di Rio
Address: Via Telemaco Signorini #177, 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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