Arpaiu was recommended to us by a friend, and it may have been the best recommendation I've ever received. Arpaiu is a house with four rooms and a common area. When I walked into our room, Mea, I literally thought that I had just walked into a room on a tiny tropical island resort - that's what it felt like. But even better than that, I was in Cinque Terre! Our room was perfect - clean, modern, open, and big enough to spread our stuff out and not feel cluttered. The bathroom was big and beautiful. The best part of the room was the huge window that looked out over the water and the harbor. You could also see Corniglia and Monterosso from the window, and at night, their lights twinkled across the water. A perfect place to watch the sunset. The common area and roof deck are great. I loved spending time sitting out on the deck reading, soaking up the sun, and just watching life in Manarola take place below.
Debora was great to work with, prompt with emails, and helpful on-site as well (like letting us borrow beach towels). The directions and information she provided in advance were spot on, and we were able to navigate ourselves from the train station to Arpaiu with no problem. I could have stayed here forever and can't wait to go back.More