We stayed here the nights before and after visiting Cinque Terre. It's a great location. Levanto is a much less crowded and smaller town than La Spazia. When taking the train into Cinque Terre, it's much easier to begin on the further end (Levanto) rather than La Spazia because the parking is better and the train station is less crowded.
That being said, the hotel was great. Very nice rooms, excellent service, complementary breakfast, and a beautiful view of the sea! My wife and I were able to watch fireworks over the beach from our room's window (it was one of their many holidays).
A few small things to keep in mind:
–Like everywhere in Italy (it seems), the AC didn't work all that well.
–There is no real "restaurant" at this hotel. They serve cold antipasti and salads until 10pm, but it's best to make plans to eat in town if you want a regular dinner. (The food is really great quality, however.)
–If driving, this hotel is basically located on the side of a mountain. A very steep winding road leads to an even steeper drive way up to the hotel. But it works out fine once you get used to it.
Overall, this is an excellent hotel, and we would definitely recommend it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in Levanto, the door to the Cinque Terre, Hotel Al Terra di Mare recalls a small Ligurian village, surrounded by silence of vineyards and olive-trees. The hotel is designed as a typical village and the rooms have an independent entrance on picturesque alleyways leading to the Piazzetta, a panoramic terrace overlooking the valley and the sea where the bar is located (with free WiFi). The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated, have free internet access (Wi-Fi and cable), air conditioning, minibar and private bathroom with shower. Some rooms overlook the narrow streets, others have panoramic views over the valley or the sea, and some have balconies or terraces. In summer you can enjoy a beautiful outdoor pool where drinks and ice creams are available in the cool shade of the pines. Breakfast is served on a nice terrace overlooking the sea, it offers a rich buffet of fresh and local products.The hotel has free parking, a garage, a shuttle service to the beach, the center and the train station (2 km away). Using solar energy with photovoltaic and solar panels, installed on the roofs, the hotel meets most of its energy needs fully respecting the environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Al Terra Di Mare Hotel