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“Best part of our trip” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alla Porta Rossa

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Alla Porta Rossa
Ranked #13 of 17 Manarola B&B and Inns
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best part of our trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2011

We just left and I miss our place and Manarola already. We stayed in the Scaglie di Mare apartment and I'd highly recommend it. It's smallish for an apartment but had a great balcony and we loved spending time there. The things that could be improved were small - really bad hairdryer (5 minutes normally was 20 minutes at this place) and towels that were like tea towels. If you are not in decent shape, you'll find it a bit tiring to get to but that's what cinque Terre is like overall.

Tips - get a balcony for sure, reserve a table in advance at trattoria dal billy's and stock up on groceries while the stores are open (not 12-4).

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KNelson
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laudina, Proprietario at Alla Porta Rossa, responded to this review, 12 September 2011
Dear guests,
thank you so much for your review! We appreciate all your comments and we'll do our best to follow your suggestion. Barbara&Laudina
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ankara, Turkey
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2011

We stayed in “eco friendly double room” between 5th-9th August 2011 and spend wonderful time. Manarola is very quite, beautiful, small town. It's typically Italian :-) Our appartment was very close to the shops/restaurants, walking path and the train station (4-5 minutes by walking). You can easily reach to the see ( in Manarola, there is no sandy beach). Our vacation was very romantic.

Our room has a sea view with balcony. It was very clean, and confortable but there is no breakfast. Dear Barbara was very helpful and polite.

We loved it, and we’ll be back

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GEO_05
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laudina, Proprietario at Alla Porta Rossa, responded to this review, 16 September 2011
You have been lovely guests! Thank you for choosing us and for coming! C u soon again :) Barbara&Laudina
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Portland
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54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

We spent three nights in the Creme Caramel apartment and for a family of four it was tight squeeze but the location, view and huge outside area more than made up for the lack of space inside.

The kitchenette is adequate with dishwasher, espresso maker, pots, pans etc. It's great for making breakfast and a light lunch but for dinner you would be crazy not to eat at one of the great restaurants. it's a short walk to the Coop market where thay have a good deli, fruit and veg and other basic essentials.

The outdoor area was awesome. Plenty of sun, an amazing view, privacy from the day tripping tourists and peace and quiet at night. We even pulled the sofa mattress outside and slept under the stars one night.

A few things you should know...keep the door locked, the cleaning lady will come and go as she pleases; the management likes to be paid in cash and you better have it with you as they get a little snippy if you dont - even if you explain the ATM doesnt work; dont ask for dinner reccomendations - they won"t send you to the best place. If you need something minor fixed it probably won"t be fixed

We had a great time in Manarola and I would reccomend the Creme Caramel. The location, ambiance, and coolness factor outweigh the negatives.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kaybradj
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laudina, Proprietario at Alla Porta Rossa, responded to this review, 15 September 2011
Thank you!
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Harrogate
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2011

Superbly located, the Porta Rossa provides a great blend of modern amenity with old world Florence charm and style. Rooms were clean and beds comfortable. Staff polite and helpful. Breakfast buffet was relatively simple but had sufficient choice to suit all. Would definitely recommend and will stay again if in Florence.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank visitor20hgte
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laudina, Proprietario at Alla Porta Rossa, responded to this review, 8 September 2011
We are very happy you did enjoy your stay! Thank you so much for choosing us! Hope to meet u
soon again! Barbara&Laudina
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Oslo
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

Stayed at the Alla Marina appartment, owned by the B&B. The best thing about the appartment is a big private terrace with sea view. Also, the appartment is right on the main road, close to walking paths, the sea and the train station. Overall, a great stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank mj-oslo
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laudina, Proprietario at Alla Porta Rossa, responded to this review, 15 September 2011
Thank you very much for choosing us!
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Rio de Janeiro
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

We need to say that we expected more from Alla Porta Rosa. The room itself was really tight but clean and with sea view.
For someone looking to stay 16 hours visiting Cinque Terre and just want to sleep is OK.
But the service was really poor. And take care because this is not a B&B- Just a B (They don´t serve breakfast), just a bed!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank StephaneMenou
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2011

We came to Porta Rossa after I search and read about many hotels to stay around. We stayed there for a week, and it was simply great. We had the room Rugiada Di Mare (I personally recommend Sapore Di Sole which is nicer as it has direct view to the sea and another window), It was beautifuly decorated, clean and comfy. One thing is, the owners give you the keys and show you around when you come, then you leave it on your last day, however, we tried to reach them during the week in different times to aske something and that was a bit difficult. The location in Manarola is excellent as it doesnt have many stairs to climb to get there and it's very quiet around. Staying in Manarola was awesome, the resturants around are the best, many trains stop by, great spirit! Would definitely be happy to come back and recommend others:)!!

Room Tip: I think the room Sapore the Sole is the nicest.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank liran1378
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laudina, Proprietario at Alla Porta Rossa, responded to this review, 12 September 2011
Can'twait to meet you soon again! And I am very happy you did enjoy your stay in CT and Alla Porta Rossa! I am so sorry we had different "schedules" which didn't give us the chance to meet us often! Barbara&Laudina
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Additional Information about Alla Porta Rossa

Property: Alla Porta Rossa
Address: via Aldo Rollandi | 246, 19010 Manarola, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Manarola
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Manarola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alla Porta Rossa in Manarola/Cinque Terre in the heart of the National Park. We can offer rooms & apartments with stunning view over the blu sea, the "little marina" with its inlet and the magic village... ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Alla Porta Rossa Hotel Manarola
Alla Porta Rossa Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

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