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“Outstanding hospitality”
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Hotel Il Saraceno
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Volastra
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Ripon, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Outstanding hospitality”
Reviewed 1 June 2011

Il Saraceno is an excellent little bed and breakfast located just above the Cinque Terre. We received a warm welcome upon arrival, and nothing but excellent hospitality for the duration of our stay. Our room was quite large with it's own bathroom. It and the entire property were spotless. Antonella is a very friendly hostess who is willing to share her wealth of information about the Cinque Terre with her guests.

Thank you Antonella, for a wonderful, peaceful stay in Volastra!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2010

Everything was as it should be, volastra is not one of the 5 villages which we found to be crowded with tourists. There is nothing much here except a restaurant, road ans bus stop which is what we wanted. This hotel was great service, good rooms with free fast wifi and outdoor terrace for chilling in the sun . It was perfect for us as a quite base for exploring cinque terre but get good directions for the walking trail to manarola.

  • Stayed September 2010
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 August 2010

We had not expected Cinque Terre to be so crowded and only reserved a room in Volastra because nothing was available on the coast. What a find! We drove right up to the hotel - something you cannot do at many 5T lodgings - and into their underground parking. Parking is another problem at many hotels in the 5 villages. The proprietress was very friendly and helpful, the room was spacious and spotless, the breakfast was good. As soon as you check in you should ask about dinner reservations at the excellent restaurant nearby (forgotten the name but maybe there's only one in this tiny town). Take a short bus ride down to Manarola and you can visit all 5 quaint villages by walking, train, boat, or a combination. After getting your fill of sightseeing, shopping and swimming, leave the crowds behind and return by bus to your mountain getaway!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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sydney
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Reviewed 13 March 2010

We enjoyed our stay Antonella was very helpful before arriving with prompt emailing and also during our stay with lots of helpful hints.

The bed and breakfast was very clean and comfortable. The location was great we arrived by car and found it very easy to get to and park the car. We caught the bus service to Manarola which was very easy. The Cinque Terre card was great value for money and made our stay easy.

We loved arriving to the hotel at night to find the fireplace roaring and enjoyed a few drinks at the bar very cosy.

I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Perth
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 November 2009

Thank you Antonella for being a wonderful hostess at this excellent bed and breakfast property which is a brilliant place to stay to see the whole of the Cinque Terre. It is easy to get to by car and thereafter the bus service is well designed to assist visitors to gain maximum benefit from this beautiful area.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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phoenix az
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Reviewed 24 September 2009

Up in the hills of Volastra above Manarola, this B & B is away from it all. A shuttle takes you up and runs 2/hr. There is also a trail if you want to hike. It was a nice, quiet location away from the crowded towns below. It is also cooler, which in Aug. was a real plus. Rooms are large as well as baths, with terraces. Antonella runs a very attractive, clean inn. There is a full service bar, as well, so it was nice having a drink on the terrace after a long day in the Cinque Terrre villages.
web site is www.thesaraceno.com

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2008

The hotel was perfect place to stay while visiting Cinque Terre. Antonella was wonderful and very helpful. The price was reasonable, 90euro for 2 adults including breakfast and parking. The walls are thin in the rooms. But the hotel is not large with a lot of guest. There is not a lot of noise. It is mainly couples. I think we were the only couple with a child. It is located in a small town above Manarola. The bus stop is 20 meters from the hotel. The bus runs every hour to take guest to Manarola. You have to buy the tickets from the local grocery store that is on Italian time. The store closes 1pm. Once you get to Manarola there is train to take you to the other 5 towns. Volastra, which is where the hotel is located, is a small town not a whole lot of going on. I would recommend eating in one of the Cinque Terre towns before going back to the hotel. I thought the location of the hotel was a great spot for visiting Cinque Terre. The owner, Antonella was great.

  • Liked — Owner, Antonella
  • Disliked — Thin walls
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Il Saraceno
Address: Via Volastra 8 | Cinque Terre National Park, 19017 Volastra, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Province of La Spezia > Volastra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Volastra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Il Saraceno 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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