We stayed at this cute little hotel in Manarola for about four days as our home base to visit the 5 towns of Cinque Terre. The room and a very nice view from the room and small porch that looked southeast down the coastline towards Riomaggiore. The room was on the small side but worked real well for us. The positive side to a small room is the air conditioner kept the room very comfortable as it was very hot while we were there.
Now for the charm part. If you've traveled to small towns like this in Italy, you know stuff happens. One morning we woke up to no hot water - I'm sure this is unusual, and we were glad for the in-room coffee maker, because that's how we got hot water to bathe! That is a lasting memory. You should also know that the walls and floor are paper thin. Everything you say can and will be heard by your neighbors unless you whisper. And then there was the ant superhighway - on our last day we woke up to a superhighway of ants that was coming in through the deck doors marching right across our room and into the adjacent room next door. I'm guessing our neighbor must have had something in their room that was very tasty. We carefully worked around the ants getting packed up because we knew if we disturbed their path, then they would scatter. We still wonder what happened when the folks next door woke up to that!
The manager/owner Barbara is a sweetheart, and will do what she needs to do to please. On the morning when we woke up to no water, the other guest complained and she made sure to visit each one of them to make sure they knew it was back on for them.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Alla Porta Rossa Hotel Manarola
- Alla Porta Rossa Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy