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“Good, basic accomodations where you feel like part of the family” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Due Gemelli
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Riomaggiore
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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“Good, basic accomodations where you feel like part of the family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2010

It is a very home-like feeling where the staff tries their best to help you. The accomodations are very basic but clean and we loved our glasses of wine on our terasse which was the size of a room in and of itself! The food was very good home-like Italian cooking and everything we had was very good. Thank-you, Monica, for your hospitalit!

Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2010

Rooms, as many have stated, are very basic. Generous in size, but otherwise disappointing. The balconies have GREAT views. I think the upstairs (entrance floor) rooms tend to go to people booking via travel agencies. The rest of us seemed stuck in the basement (no elevator-lots of stairs! Still had balcony). FYI, hotel reception is in the restaurant on the next floor down from the entrance.

Nice to have free parking in Manarola. You need a new pass each day.

The food was not as good as some said, in our opinion. Very average (we spent three weeks in Italy, mostly in Tuscany, and this was not a memorable dining location). The last night we went to a restaurant a few miles down the road (towards La Speiza) and had a better meal for just a few more Euros.

Internet access was free-ask for access code at the desk. It didn't work in our lower level room, so we sat upstairs at some tables.

The owners are nice, so that does help. I just don't get the "gushing" some have for this. Maybe the other options in the Cinque Terre area aren't very good? I can't compare. For the price in this tourist mecca, I guess it might be a good option, comparatively.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2010

If you go expecting a basic motel, you won't be disappointed. Lovely people, lovely views, basic food and very basic rooms. Paper walls is the main down point but take ear plugs and having parking in ct is a bonus.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2010

My husband and I stayed there for 1 night and I was very disappointed with the room. It was much like a cheap motel. They just had a sheet on the bed (i like to sleep under conforter), the fan was super loud and the walls thin. It was my worst night sleep in Italy BUT the patio was amazing and huge and the view was worth the price and everything else. It was amazing!!!!! I really wanted to take the matress and sleep on the patio, listen to the ocean and look at the stars!! We had a car so it was a great location but not good if traveling by train.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oulu, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2010

We found the hotel by accident, it was in the mountains between Cinque Terre and La Spezia. If you have a car you should definitely choose this hotel for visiting Cinque Terre!! We Loved the athmosphere and the food was the best I´ve eaten in Italy!! I warmy recomend this hotel to all!!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Grand Junction, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2009

There were 4 of us that stayed here for one night in September. We rented a room that had 2 single beds and 1 king. The king room was the room with the attached balcony. What a view we had! It was breathtaking. Since we here for only one night we quickly checked in (hassle free) and then headed to see the sights. We actually drove to Manarola (the hotel was able to call ahead to the parking lot attendant and get us free parking) where we parked the car and headed down into the town. We walked all the way down to a little cafe that over looks the beautiful mediterranean. I can't recall the name of the restaurant but we had some fresh seafood and cool beverages. There was entertainment due to the fact that right below the restaurant there was access to the sea and lots of rocks to jump off . . . I wasn't so brave. The town of Manarola was neat. There were lots of restaurants and little shops to buy souvenirs. The "walk" back to the car was more like a hike. I think the towns of Cinque Terre should look into golf cart rentals for poor tourists! That's if they're all laid out like Manarola that is. Ok, back to the Hotel Due Gemelli! When we got back to the hotel we made dinner reservations for 8:00 right there at the hotel. After which we took a much needed nap with the balcony doors wide open . . . it's lovely to nap with the breeze of the mediterranean on you! Dinner was fabulous . . . the red wine that Gemelli produces was delicious and the pasta was simple but perfectly cooked. We had a nice little table outside and since it was later there wasn't much of a view, however, we could see a lot of little lights out on the sea . . . sardine fisherman! All of the staff at the hotel were very kind and made us feel like family. If ever in Riomaggiore/Cinque Terre I would not think twice about staying here. Good value, amazing view . . .

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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trip098
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2009

We arrived at Due Gemelli very late, tired and hungry. The staff gave us a warm welcome and re-opened the kitchen to cook a delicious dinner. I haven't experienced such friendly service in a long time. The rooms were clean, and we enjoyed a nice view of the sea from the balcony.
Only a few minutes by car from Cinque Terre hikes - and the hotel provided a voucher for free parking in Manarola.

Parking is convenient at Due Gemelli. Might be hard to get to without a car as it is some distance from town.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Due Gemelli
Address: Via Litoranea 1, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Riomaggiore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Riomaggiore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Due Gemelli 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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