My wife and I paid 130 Euros/night for two nights in May 2013 for a comfortable, relatively-modern room in Manarola. We paid for the view, and the view is spectacular -- aided by large windows. The room itself is small with the large bed taking up half of it. It has been renovated recently and the bathroom is above average for Italy. The building has four or five rooms owned by Giovanni, a nice guy but someone who gives the impression that running these rooms is a secondary concern. We emailed him in advance of our arrival time, as requested, but had to call repeatedly and wait a considerable time for him to meet us at the door. The rooms are at the top of a climb, and there are lots of steps, but this is Cinque Terre and you can't get high if you don't climb (definitely a town that argues backpack over roller-bag). A plumbing issue in our room required us to spend the first night in the top-floor two bedroom apartment, which was lovely but unfortunately available for only one night, which meant that we had to worry about moving rooms on our one full-day in Cinque Terre. Giovanni also requires that you pay in advance in cash, which makes me nervous (although it was not a problem). We enjoyed our stay and love Manarola, which we would recommend over the other four towns (not as crowded or sprawling, two great restaurants, amazing views, and the vineyard walk is just lovely). All said, I think that the price was high (a sense reinforced by comparing rates with others in Manarola) and the service was mediocre, but we got want we knew we wanted -- a view that defined our visit and lingers strongest in our memories.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Giovanni Rooms features three new luxury double to quad rooms and an attic : the structure is located in Manarola, 5Terre, in the main plaza of the town. The luxury rooms are all new with all the comforts for a perfect stay:from the windows you can enjoy a gorgeous view on all the town and the sea. The attic have two balconies, kitchen and a amazing view on all the town, the hills around and the sea. Write or call us for an amazing stay in the lovely Manarola. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Giovanni Rooms Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy