We stayed in Mediterraneo 2 for 4 nights with another couple in early July. The apartment has a very modern feel to it and with A/C, clothes washer (and ample line drying space off the balcony), dishwasher, flatscreen TV, free wireless internet and generous bedrooms by Italy standards, we had all the comforts we could have asked for. It is a bit of a hike up a long brick path (or several flights of stairs if you prefer a more direct route) to get there from the main street, so moving in/out takes some effort (especially in the July heat!) but the view from the balcony toward the water and the town and terraces above is very nice. Manarola feels less over-run with people than some of the other towns (Riomaggiore was a zoo and Vernazza and Monterosso also were very busy). The alimentari on the main drag is a great place to grab food and drinks and there is a Coop (more traditional grocery store) a little further up the way as well. The chocolate croissants in the local bakery are to die for--get them early in the morning while they are still warm! We at twice at La Scogliera restaurant--the waitstaff were super friendly and the food very good. Arbaspaa was a great host and provided all we needed. The wine and oil tasting in Groppo (small town just up the hill from Manarola) was very fun and informative and worth the money and effort to get there (you can walk or take the bus up the hill).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Are you looking for a luxury apartment for your holidays in Cinque Terre? Welcome to Luxury Apartments Manarola! 7 wonderful and exclusive apartments, dedicated to our best guests, well furnished with high quality materials and equipped with all comforts to give you an unforgettable stay in the lovely village of Manarola, heart of the Cinque Terre and the National Park. All apartments are located in the village of Manarola, ideal place to start for discover the Cinque Terre, and are directly managed by Arbaspaa srl, a local Tour Operator based in Manarola, managing more than 100 apartments in Cinque Terre and Poets' Gulf area. Extra-services available: transfer, daily tours, hotel reservation for all Italy destinations, customized events, ceremonies, weddings. ... more less
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- Luxury Apartments Manarola Cinque Terre, Italy