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“Calm Oasis and Great Base for Cinque Terre”

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Agriturismo Locanda del Papa
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

We recently spent 2 enjoyable nights at Locanda del Papa, and had a great experience there with David. The breakfasts were the best we had in Italy (among the highlights were amazing fresh croissants and bread, with homemade fig jam that David's father made from the trees on their farm), and eating it on the terrace with a view of the surrounding green hills was a great way to start the day.

I have been to Cinque Terre twice now, the first time staying in Manarola, and the second time here. It was really nice to be able to retreat from the touristy craziness of the villages to this tranquil oasis, while still having easy access to all that Cinque Terre has to offer.

David was a great host, and our room was clean and comfortable. We would definitely recommend Locanda del Papa!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 31, 2011

We have stayed here twice & both times exceeded our expectations. Amazing place, very good to explore Cinque Terre. David & Papa will go out of their way to really make you feel as part of their Italian family! Don't miss dinner if Papa is cooking!! 5* breakfast. Amazing house!

Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 15, 2011

We came from Germany and stayed 5 days there with our dog.Our room was large and well equipped with an also large terrace and a nice view. David was an absolutely grate host. If we ever come back to this area we shurly will stay there again. .

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 28, 2011

I can't say enough about our host David, just the nicest guy. His suggestions for dinner and hiking were spot on. His father's homemade pie alone is worth the visit, not to mention the homemade apple and kiwi marmalades at breakfast, and he even presses his own olive oil! It was nice to be served individually, rather than the standard stale buffet breakfasts we received elsewhere. The location is quiet and the atmosphere is homey. It's a great kick off spot for exploring Cinque Terre - there's a trail at the end of the driveway that we followed all the way to Monarola and were able to take the train to all of the towns and back to La Spezia.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

We stayed in Locanda del Papa in April. David was great and responsive to our emails. The facilities/rooms are very basic but the host makes up for it with his attention and help. He went out of his way to help us when we had car issues.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 5, 2010

If you enjoy meeting with locals and living in a semi-rual, unpretentious spot, Locanda del Papa is an excellent choice. The room and bath was spotless to start and cleaned daily. Breakfast on the outdoor terrace w/ juice, coffee and bread overlooking the hillsides was delightful. David, his wife and father, the owners, were extremely attentive. If you have the chance to have dinner prepared by the papa and family, don't hesitate. La Spezia and the towns of the Cinque Terre are great fun, close and lively but I enjoyed knowing that the tranquility of Locanda del Papa awaited at the end of the day. A car definitely makes everything easier, but on several of the nights, my wife and I walked to the local restaurants for typically excellent Italian food. Just a great spot for those seeking the delicious taste of Italy.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2010

Living in this hotel you will have something of living at your friends' house experience. It's located on the hills above La Spezia, in a quiet area, more like a village. It was a bit hard to find the place even with GPS, so I suggest to print a detalied map beforehand. Location is very good, though, once you know how to find it, I think it's just perfect for exploring 5 Terre region. There is a free parking available. The house is very cozy, with beautiful authentic interiors. The hosts are very kind and polite and willing to help. The room we stayed in was a bit small, but averall very nice and well decorated. There were a few drawbacks, though. It was pretty cold and wet outside, and though the heating was turned on, at times we still were cold in the room, too. Then, the room is not soundproof, so if there are late guests at the restaurant, it may disturb your sleep. You can only pay in cash, so be sure to withdraw neede amount. Overall impression is very nice, it is a perfect place to stay at.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Agriturismo Locanda del Papa

Address: Via Carpena di Marinasco 1, 19134, La Spezia, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Province of La Spezia > La Spezia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 76 Specialty Lodging in La Spezia
Price Range: $85 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The farm inn Locanda del Papa is located in the ancient Commune of Carpena, on the hills that overlook La Spezia, near Cinque Terre, a few feet from the Foce Pass, from where the view extends to La Spezia and the area contained between Portovenere and Lerici called the Gulf of Poets.There are available six rooms with queen-sized beds. In the three largest rooms extra beds may be added. ... more   less 
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