I loved staying in the Cinque Terre for two nights with my husband in July. We rented the Studio Mare and, as promised, it has a balcony with a beautiful, breathtaking view of vineyards on mountains and the sea. What I loved most about Studio Mare (one of three apartments owned by Eleonora, to make up Sole Terra Mare), was the view and the town of Corniglia. It was a great place to be.
The studio itself really feels like an apartment. You can hear the people who live upstairs and can hear the kids across the way as they get called in for dinner but I think that is part of what makes it comfortable. It has two single beds and a queen bed, also a small kitchen with stove, sink, and fridge, and a bathroom. It would be a great deal for a small family. Even as a couple, it felt like a good deal for 95 euro/night (cash only). The stove was not working when we arrived but Eleonora was very apologetic and had a person right away come and fix it so that it was usable for our stay.
The studio was clean and comfortable. The only room that wasn't very comfortable was the shower/toilet room (separated from the bathroom sink by a door). The shower was incredibly cramped, no windows in the room, and not well ventilated. The curtain was constantly blowing and sticking to my legs while I showered. Towels are provided. There was hand soap provided but no body soap or shampoo. I thought it was a little strange not to have any of that provided and think it would be a nice touch that would really make a difference to many guests.
Besides those little comments, we really enjoyed ourselves and would certainly consider Sole Terra Mare if we are lucky enough to be in the Cinque Terre again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New small private hotel opened in summer 2004: 3 rooms (2 double rooms, 1 room for up to 4 people) with ensuite bathroom, very tastefully furnished and spacious. Two of the rooms have seaview, one with balcony and the other with terrace, umbrellas and chairs. Two rooms have a fridge, all have airconditioning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sole Terra Mare Corniglia, Italy - Cinque Terre