It is surprising how two reviews from the same time period can be so very different.
My wife and I spent six nights at the hotel and used it as a central location for our stay in Italy. Our trip was long from Texas; however, as soon as we arrived, we were pleased with our choice in lodging. The room was clean; the bed a bit hard, but hey, we are in Italy having fun. The staff provided excellent communication while getting ready for our trip, a surprise bouquet of flowers and Cinque Terre Wine for my wife were waiting in the room to celebrate her birthday. Recommendations were asked for dinners and we never had a bad meal there.
I believe that if you go there thinking you are going to a Hilton Hotel or equivalent, you may be disappointed. If you go there realizing that you are going to a small Italian town, you will be certainly and pleasantly surprised.
The pool had its own issues, granted. A lot of the pool problems were a result of some hideous rain that pounded the area before and during our stay; hard to keep the pH in check with that kind of weather. There is a very nice beach right down the hill that allowed for bathrooms and fresh water showers; we opted for the beach each and every time we could.
At the end of the day, we were quite happy with the quality of hotel that we experienced; clean, friendly, and safe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in Levanto, the door to the Cinque Terre, Hotel Al Terra di Mare recalls a small Ligurian village, surrounded by silence of vineyards and olive-trees. The hotel is designed as a typical village and the rooms have an independent entrance on picturesque alleyways leading to the Piazzetta, a panoramic terrace overlooking the valley and the sea where the bar is located (with free WiFi). The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated, have free internet access (Wi-Fi and cable), air conditioning, minibar and private bathroom with shower. Some rooms overlook the narrow streets, others have panoramic views over the valley or the sea, and some have balconies or terraces. In summer you can enjoy a beautiful outdoor pool where drinks and ice creams are available in the cool shade of the pines. Breakfast is served on a nice terrace overlooking the sea, it offers a rich buffet of fresh and local products.The hotel has free parking, a garage, a shuttle service to the beach, the center and the train station (2 km away). Using solar energy with photovoltaic and solar panels, installed on the roofs, the hotel meets most of its energy needs fully respecting the environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Al Terra Di Mare Hotel