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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Pigna, Province of Imperia, Liguria

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Sarah J
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“The perfect place to unwind from City life”
Reviewed 29 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Built into the bedrock ( you can see it in the ground floor bedroom wardrobe), this 3 storey Medieval townhouse retains it's authentic charm whilst offering all the convenience of the 21st century. It's tastefully decorated, with lovely touches such as scented candles and luxury toiletries.
Travelling off-season, Pigna itself was fairly quiet, but there were bars and restaurants open. We tended to go out in the day on trips and have a wonderful Italian lunch out, and then come back and cook something fairly simple (using some of the welcome pack ingredients), split a bottle of wine, a watch a DVD.
I have to say that I loved, loved, loved the spa bath!
I loved the location, the place, the friendly locals, the food - just everything!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Apr 2017
Thank you so much Sarah for your wonderful review. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in our townhouse and appreciated the lovely touches. Day trips out and then coming home to a leisurely evening of Ligurian food and wine, a dvd, followed by a spa bath does sound heavenly I have to agree! Thrilled you loved everything, it would be a great pleasure to welcome you back anytime. Best Wishes, Rachel.
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Sarah K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Home away from home with comfortable and high-end amenities”
Reviewed 28 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

I've only been here for half a day but thought it was worth mentioning our wonderful this townhouse is. First off, even before you go to Liguria, Rachel gives you the most detailed guidebook there is. It'll make you feel like you have to stay for weeks. Then when you get here, Rachel gives you the most warm welcome and shows you around the house. She even has local food for you to try! Anyways, half a day here, and I've already cooked in the kitchen, which is stocked with everything you need, have taken a bath in the whirlpool tub with jets, and took a nap. Everything here is made of high quality including the toiletries she offers. Only here half a day and would already recommend to anyone looking for a wonderful, modern, and well-equipped place to stay in Liguria! I don't see myself exploring much outside of Pigna because with the restaurants and hiking in Pigna, plus this wonderful townhouse, I'll have plenty to do.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Apr 2017
Thank you so much Sarah for your lovely review! I am so pleased to hear you are enjoying your stay and that you had everything you needed prior to arrival. It was a pleasure to welcome you personally, it sounds like you'll really appreciate all the home comforts the townhouse has to offer after all that hiking! Best Wishes, Rachel.
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Trekmark
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding Stay In 5 Star Luxury - Did Not Want To Leave!”
Reviewed 15 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

If you are looking for an authentic medieval Italian experience then this townhouse is the ultimate home base. We enjoyed a week in Pigna at Rachel's townhouse. As soon as you arrive the feeling of comfort and serenity overwhelm you. So much so Kate had to resort to a prosecco while soaking in the hot tub! We loved the townhouse with all of its 5 star amenities and home comforts. This is a mix of old and modern done in such a way that you can feel the 500 year history of the home while enjoying all the mod cons of today. From the finishing touches to the comfy bed and fluffy pillows - comfort is the key here. Not to mention the little gifts you will find scattered around just to make you feel that little more special. Pigna is the perfect base for exploring the nearby villages, the Riviera (Italian & French), the mountains and of course Monaco. Pigna, Apricale and Dolceacqua are some of the most interesting, authentic medieval villages we have ever seen. On a par, if not better than what you will find in Cinque Terre. And without the hordes of tourists!
We are already planning a return trip to Pigna to stay at Rachels and will definitely be recommending this little gem to all our friends.
Thank you, Rachel for a wonderful stay and a great Italian experience.

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Liked best: Brilliant location. Modern and comfortable amenities throughout.
Liked least: For us nothing, but the stairs could be an issue for some less mobile folk.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
18 Nov 2016
Thank you so much Mark for taking the time to review our townhouse and for your flattering comments. I am so pleased you both loved our 5 star amenities and home comforts and that Kate in particular enjoyed the hot tub. It sounds like you had a super time exploring the nearby villages, Riviera and Monaco and it is a great compliment that you feel we are on a par, if not better than Cinque Terre! We work hard to ensure our guests feel special during their stay and I am delighted to hear you would recommend us to your friends. It would be a great pleasure to welcome you back anytime! Best Wishes, Rachel.
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Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Unique and wonderful getaway”
Reviewed 1 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

I stayed as a solo traveler for 5 days in this wonderful townhouse surrounded by 15th century architecture and art. Rachel made sure that the townhouse is equipped with absolutely everything needed for a wonderful stay. I very much enjoyed the luxuries the house includes like the spa tub, wondrously comfortable bed, and complete kitchen! This property would be great for honeymooners, couples vacations, girl's weekends, or family holidays. It's close to shops, restaurants, markets, and cafes, one of which has the most amazing cappuccino! I would recommend it to absolutely anyone.

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Nov 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our townhouse and for your lovely comments - In particular that you enjoyed our luxurious spa bath, bed and kitchen. I am so pleased you found the townhouse to be well equipped with everything you needed and that you enjoyed your stay with us. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back any time. Best Wishes, Rachel.
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Gary D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A step back in time ”
Reviewed 12 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We had the most wonderful stay in this quaint, medieval village. Living in Milan in amongst the hustle and bustle it was amazing to escape to the peaceful, serenity of Pigna.
The townhouse is beautiful, full of modern ammeneities, I particularly enjoyed the whirlpool bath after a long day of walking. Pigna is such a walkable place, lots of beautiful cobbled streets and amazing views.
Not far from the town house is the most beautiful natural rock pools which we thoroughly enjoyed spending the day at to cool off!
We then headed off to Monaco and Nice to do some exploring, easily accessible from Pigna by car and train, they made for the perfect day trip!
Thankyou again for having us Rachel!
We would come back in a heartbeat !

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Management Response
13 Sep 2016
Thank you so much Gary for taking the time to review our property and for your lovely comments. I am so pleased you had a great time in our townhouse and that you enjoyed the whirlpool bath. The natural rock pools are a great way to cool off I have to agree! It sounds like you had a super time exploring the local area and indeed Monaco and Nice. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back anytime! Best Wishes, Rachel.
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Stephen03...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Medieval townhouse luxuriously appointed throughout - Perfecto!”
Reviewed 12 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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I don't normally write reviews but this one I feel deserves the effort! We had a fabulous week at this holiday rental and would highly recommend it. The townhouse is magnificent! Medieval stature with luxurious modern amenities and it works so well. Beds are superb with bed linen and bath towels that surpass those found in 5 star hotels. It has a large, powerful shower with additional rain shower, and separate whirlpool bath with LED colour changing light - a very nice touch my wife loved. 4K large TV, Blu-Ray DVD player, and very well equipped kitchen, probably the best I have seen in a holiday home. They even supply Molton Brown toiletries and enough toilet roll, tea/coffee/milk for the week, a very welcome gesture! They also supply numerous other goodies but I won't spoil it all for you. The 3 good sized bedrooms are across 3 floors giving lots of privacy and are ideal for 2 couples or families. Another big plus worth mentioning is there are no sofa beds which you normally find in these rentals, the house sleeps 6 in beds, and with superior memory foam mattresses too, we had a great night sleep every night of our stay. The luxurious goose down quilts and pillows were also greatly appreciated and are worthy of note.
The medieval villages are wonderful, with great some restaurants serving traditional Ligurian cuisine and mostly very reasonable, be sure to sample the local wine. There is a great pizzeria just a 2 minute walk from the house, a very big plus considering the location. There are also several other restaurants in walking distance and a great coffee shop serving delicious pastries and ice cream. Our favourite was Old Terme (next to the spa hotel) the tables on the outside terrace have fabulous views of the village and the a la carte menu was extensive and delicious! We visited Dolceacqua, Apricale, Rochetta Nervina and Perinaldo and they are all worth visiting in our opinion and have their own mysterious feel. Be sure to pack your walking boots! There is a quaint 3D cinema in Dolceacqua which is quite extraordinary. We loved the rock pools in Pigna they made a nice change from the beach and the water was so refreshing, but San Remo, Bordighera and Ventimiglia all have nice beaches, offering water sports - great pedal boats with water slides at San Remo - and towns for those who want them. This house is in a fabulous location with not only magical, medieval villages surrounding it but also the bustling French and Italian Riviera. Menton and Monaco were also on our list to explore (just 40 minutes away) but sadly we didn't have time....for me though that's a great reason to return - and we certainly will. Simply stunning, you will not be disappointed! Special mention and thanks also goes to Rachel who showed us round and was very friendly, helpful and informative during our stay. All in all perfecto!

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Liked best: Everything - the quality throughout was exceptional
Liked least: Having to leave - a week wasn't long enough!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
13 Sep 2016
Thank you so much Stephen for taking the time to review our property in so much detail, I am delighted to hear you had a wonderful stay with us. We do try to go that extra mile for our guests by offering a few extras to make your stay a more enjoyable one and it's nice to know they are appreciated. A good nights sleep is very important especially when you are away from home, and a lot of thought was put into getting the beds and linen just right for our guests - I'm very pleased they were to your liking and you had a "great night sleep every night" and also that you liked the shower and whirlpool bath. It sounds like you did a lot of exploring during your time with us, visiting several surrounding medieval villages and sampling the local wine and cuisine. We are very lucky to have such an array of fabulous restaurants within a few miles radius and also within walking distance of the townhouse and I'm glad you enjoyed them especially Terme. It would be a pleasure to welcome you and your family back again to explore some more and I have to agree, Menton and Monaco are a great reason to return. Best Wishes, Rachel.
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F5316VDan...
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Stunning townhouse in a beautiful town.”
Reviewed 9 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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My wife won a few nights at the townhouse in Pigna and we have literally just got back.
The townhouse was furnished brilliantly with all the facilities you could need. Rachel was very friendly and helpful.
Pigna is an amazing medieval town and the townhouse is situated in what we called the 'labyrinth'. A maze of tunnels and townhouses which are like going back in town. You can feel the history there.
We had a hire car so visited Ventimiglia and had a great meal recommended by Rachel and only 30 minutes away. We spent a day on the beach in San Remo. An hours drive and we'll worth it. On the way back to Nice airport we spent a few hours in Dolceacqua. Again a beautiful place. It was our first time to Italy and we would definetly go back. Pigna isn't really a tourist place but there is a shop, a few bars and restaurants so you really get the Italian feel. We will definetly be back in the future and highly recommend staying at the townhouse.

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Management Response
11 Sep 2016
Thank you Andy and Lou for your lovely review, it was a pleasure welcoming you and your friends to our townhouse, I'm so very pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us. It's nice to hear you had a great meal in the restaurant I recommended on the seafront in Ventimiglia and enjoyed your day in San Remo.. It was great that you extended your stay and booked an extra couple of nights with us giving you more time to fully appreciate the townhouse and surrounding area. Pigna is a special place and it would be a pleasure to welcome you back in the future to explore some more. Best Wishes, Rachel.
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