Riomaggiore: Alla Marina Affittacamere
I cannot tell you how lovely Alla Marina is! My favourite of all hotels on my stay in Italy and for being in the Cinque Terre, it is reasonably priced. Modern, fabulous HUGE bed and the largest of showers I experienced in all of Europe. Thank you!
It is NOT easy to find and luckily the staff know this so they meet you at the train station and walk you through a hell of a lot of alley ways and up and down stairs. I got myself into a bit of a tail spin on my way there with the hotel staff, however backtracking my steps it was really easy to find. Even after a few drinks.
It is located somewhere in Riomaggiore, too hard to describe. This is why you need the staff to meet you and guide you. It is a 5-minute walk from the train station and the guide takes you through the main part of Riomaggiore pointing out numerous places to see/eat/drink/do.
The staff are super lovely. They take you through your room and show you all the good things that they supply. Coffee, tea, biscuits and all the amenities you would ever need for your stay.
I had not planned on any tours while in Riomaggiore and at whim decided a boat trip would be a good idea. As soon as I mentioned this to the staff at Alla Marina, they were straight onto it. Calling their local guides to try and get me a place.
The hotel is down a series of steps so it is uber quiet. You really do not hear a thing when sleeping which is so lovely. Don’t think I slept better in all my time in Italy.
Managed to meet the owner/manager several times. He’s a proud man and rightfully so. the place is a dream.
Put it on your list of places to stay in the Cinque Terre. I will definitely stay again!
Via San Giacomo 61, 19017 Riomaggiore
Check out my blog post on my stay in the Cinque Terre: 2 days of rest, relaxation and beauty