We had high hopes for this Guest House, however it was just a little too remote for us. Roger's directions were very good, it's about 25-30 mins from the coast and about 15 mins from Dolceaqua, doesn't sound much that bad but you get more remote with each bend and turning. The house is pleasant enough although beginning to look a little 'tired', our room was spacious, bed comfortable, clean and and had a good sized bathroom. Roger & Marina are a pleasant enough couple but were a little on the reserved side, therefore our welcome was not as enthusiastic as I would've liked or expected. We stayed for a meal the first night as Marina was cooking for other guests, it was pleasant enough however, I didn't think it was worth the 25 euros each we were charged. The breakfasts were excellent, you could not leave hungry, there was plenty of choice and plenty of it; the home-made bread & jams were very tasty. The gardens were well-maintained as was the pool area. The turning into the house is on a difficult angle from the narrow road and if you have a largish car quite challenging. We stayed 3 out of our 5 booked nights as we found the narrow mountain roads just a bit too windy and had found in our motor trip that everywhere takes longer to get around than you think so booked an extra 2 nights in France on our way back to the UK.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Villatalla is a beautiful Guest House situated in a stunning position in the hills above the medieval town of Dolceacqua, between the sea and mountains of western Liguria. Perfect for exploring the mountains with their perched villages, the Italian Riviera coast and the French Cote d'Azur, and less than an hour from Nice Airport. Breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, large swimming pool and large garden, complete tranquillity and a warm welcome! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Villatalla Guest House Dolceacqua, Italy - Liguria