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Hotel Stella Maris
Ranked #13 of 15 Hotels in Levanto
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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“Such a fine place in a wonderful town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2011

I was there this week during the terrable storm and the entire staff from check in until we left were like family! I look forward to going back and support the Cinque Terre area and will be sure to stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2011

The hotel is located in an old palace with wonderful (but dark) frescoes and our room was particularly large. However, the bathroom, which was a boxed in addition was tiny and there is far too much uneccessary furniture in the room which reduces the available free space in the room. The beds are quite comfortable. Breakfasts are in a lovely outdoor area with a reasonable range of food options. One issue l have is that it is relatively quite expensive but operates more like a B&B. Little things like running out of yogurt, the toaster is broken and hasnt been repaired/replaced, no brochures in the common areas. It would have been fine if it had not been so expensive-we had expected a better experience for the price. It is overpriced for what it offers-there are better options in Levanto. Levanto is just on the outskirts of the Cinque Terre towns and a very good location to base yourself to see the Cinque Terre towns (as long as you are prepared to accept that long delays on the regional train are part of the experience). The Cinque Terre region is lovely to see and unique, but be expected to be overrun by tourists. Levanto itself is a small but attractive town. There are lots of B&B offerings available, in addition to a number of hotels. The breakfast area operates as a restaurant but only one hour in the evenings so its really giving it lip service and its use is infact discouraged. There are though plenty of other options available for dinner.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

The location was perfect for walking around. The breakfast outside was a lovely touch, with gazebos, draped with fabric. Our room had a 20 foot ceiling, with a fresco painted on the ceiling. Lots of old pictures hanging, Also a chandler in the middle of the room. Antique furniture, lace over the headboard on our bed, desk, 2 chairs, and a sofa, dresser. The windows, were very large, draped with lace, with shutters over looking the garden. Lots of restaurants, and the beach, nearby. We stayed for 5 days, and will go back again. My favourite hotel in Italy.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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san francisco
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2011

Enjoyed our stay at Hotel Stella Maris - great location in the "heart" of Levanto, blocks from the beach and "old" city. Can walk everywhere from there. Room was very clean and big and bright (we stayed in the original building, not the annex). Had a beautiful mural on the (very high) ceiling of our room. Big, high windows to let the light in. Desk clerks were very nice and helpful. Since we drove there, they provided us with a decent parking space a few blocks away. The only drawback is surly girl who handles breakfast. The breakfast area itself is very nice -a few tables under canvas gazebos- but her attitude sucked (though I got her to crack a smile at the end of our trip). She was the only negative thing about our stay, though, so we didn't let it get to us. (She did make some great scrambled eggs, though). Oh, and there's no elevator, so it's a few flights up to the lobby.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2011

This is a find on the edge of cinque terre great staff very helpful, and the owner is only to happy to talk about the history and refurbishment of the hotel, the room we stayed in was beautiful with huge windows which overlooked the garden. breakfast was in the garden and this was a nice way to start the day good selection available. Be aware no elevator so if you travel heavy be prepared to climb stairs. We really enjoyed our time in Levanto, loved the people food and village. Easy walking distance from railway station

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2011

We stayed there for 6 nights. The hotel is - or looks like - an old palazzo with high painted ceilings. Rooms are furnished with early 20th Century antique furnitures. However some of the high ceiling rooms are split in the middle height to make two seperate decks. We stayed in the upper deck and felt like Michelangelo painting Sistine Chapel's ceiling, especially in the first night. Then we get use to it. But I strongly suggest you to make sure that your room is not one of them. Staff is nice and trying to help, but their English is limited and some receptionists are not familiar with the area to help in directions and suggestions - maybe it was due to their lack of fluency in English. Last but not the least, if you are an internet freak, don't even think about this place, the speed kills.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2011

We found this hotel through a concierge in Firenze. We had asked for a booking in the Cinque Terre, and he, in his great wisdom, placed us at Stella Maris.

The hotel is small and beautiful. It's truly like living in a palace -- sleeping under an incredible frescoed ceiling surrounded by beautiful antique furniture and art. It's close to the train station, beach and it's quiet!

We loved Levanto. It has a real beach and fewer crowds. The town is small and the people very friendly. It's a short train or boat ride to the Cinque Terre -- and a hikers dream.

Room Tip: Only saw ours, but it was beautiful. I understand that even better are available.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Stella Maris
Address: Via Guglielmo Marconi 4, 19015 Levanto, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Levanto
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 15 Hotels in Levanto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Stella Maris 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Levanto located between Cinque Terre and Portofino on the first floor (no elevator) of Vannoni Palace welcomes you to the warm atmosphere of the hotel de charme Stella Maris.The hotel has beautiful rooms, frescoed ceilings, antique furniture, snow-white lace curtains will satisfy the aesthetic taste of the most demanding without depriving the modern comforts. Want all the comforts of our sweet home, forget the stress of daily rhythms, be pampered ... The owner and staff will be working for the dream goes beyond expectations. ... more   less 
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