Ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.1 out of 5
59% of guests recommend
3.5 Room cleanliness
2.7 Service & staff
2.9 Room comfort
2.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Ed from Illinois

What a view!

Posted Sep 26, 2013 on Hotels.com
The Cinqueterre Holidays is not a hotel. It appears to be a series of rooms in the house we were in as well as other locations throughout the village of Riomaggiore. This isn't a problem, unless you require room service and maid service, of which neither is available. The host was polite and carried my wife's suitcase up the hundreds of steps to the room when we checked in. A very long walk but the view was fabulous!!! And the neighbors were quote nice also. Yes, I would recommend this as a unique place to stay in the Cinque Terre.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by Sam from Canada

It was fine

Posted Sep 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hotel is ok. If you are not very picky about comfort and space the place is fine then. To get to our room we did not have to climb too many steps compared to Cinque Terre standards. The washroom was very very tiny and we almost had no space for the luggage. Our room was not cleaned daily. For the price and the location the room was ok. The owner was very helpful at all times.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

more like a hostel

Posted Sep 3, 2013
Cons: the space, the power source, the A/C, the shower and the bathroom could use a lock.
This hotel had no A/C, the circuit breakers blew having just the lights on and our phones being charges in the small room. By the way there was only outlet to charge your phone. Be careful pulling the plug out, you'll take the whole wall with you. extremely small room, no space to turn around. You'll get stuck in the shower and bathroom. They did provide clean towels though. there's a height requirement walking up the stairs (5'4 and below).
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great view, not so great place

Posted May 30, 2013
The room was damp and cold. The comforter had stains on it. You can burn yourself in the shower if you touch the handle. There was The comforter had stains on it. You can burn yourself in the shower if you touch the handle. There was a toliet brush with stains on it. We heard our neighbors talk and use the restroom. The place has potential if they invest in it and made it cleaner bc it has a nice view outside, but it's current condition is dreadful! I refuse to go to the room until we were going to sleep. We heard our neighbors talk and use the restroom. The place has potential if they invest in it and made it cleaner bc it has a nice view outside, but it's current condition is dreadful! I would not recommend anyone to stay here unless Cinque Terre Holiday decide to turn the place around.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Ben from Antibes

Close to restaurants and main city street

Posted May 6, 2013 on Hotels.com
Manager helpful
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Lisa from New York

Great hotel for a family

Posted Apr 5, 2013
Pros: A gorgeous view from the balcony
Cons: It was a steep climb up to the apartment
Location: It was located above the main commercial street near the castle
We enjoyed our large apartment with 5 beds, a full kitchen, dining room and balcony with a wonderful view overlooking riomaggiore. The room was clean and quiet. It was a steep hike up over 200 stairs so pack lightly. Our experience was very nice and we would stay there again!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by nina from London

Poor service

Posted Apr 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
The service was pathetic, angry Italian man that didn't want to work and couldn't cope with all the people. While I waited 45 minutes for him to take me to my room I run into other people that had been trying to track him down to pay, ask for something, etc. The rooms are NOT in the reception/address listed but scattered all over the place in Riomaggiore so when you book you don't know where you will end up... I was lucky and my room was very central but it was up some stairs and on the 3rd floor no lift. Riomaggiore is amazing but I think you are probably better off going to some other hotel...
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Scott R.

Wonderful Experience

Posted Jul 8, 2012 on Hotels.com
After arriving at the very conveniently located office of Cinque Terre Holidays, my girlfriend and I were escorted to the most beautiful located apartment right on the side of the mountain with a gorgeous view of both Riomaggiore and the ocean by one of the staff members named Edoardo. During the walk to our private apartment, we saw a great view of the city and Edoardo took pictures of us with my camera and proceeded to insist on kindly carrying my bags for me up the hill. After bringing us to our beautiful apartment, he gave us a wonderful suggestion for dinner and my girlfriend and I proceeded to enjoy the most delicious meal I have had while in Italy. I could not be more satisfied with my experience using Cinque Terre Holidays and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to visit Riomaggiore.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Absolutely gorgeous

Posted May 24, 2012 on Hotels.com
Its a bit of a hike, so be prepared for that - but if you're willing to walk up (all of!) the steps you will see one of the most beautiful views out your window you've ever seen. It is so peaceful and beautiful. Its a quaint little cottage - the bed isn't like a fancy hotel bed (which is to say it isnt the best if you've got a bad back) but the place is really comfy and great. We had a wonderful time.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from WI

Bad service at this hotel!

Posted Sep 6, 2011
I have to say the owner of the hotel was the rudest man I ever met. Not only did we not get air condition (105 degree) but we were stuck in a attic apartment locate at the very top of the town. The toilet seat was not fastened down, and was checking up on like we were a bunch of thieves. He made us feel uncomfortable and unwelcomed!!!! We stayed in Italy for 2 1/2 weeks and never had such problems. I would never go back. I would choose Monterosa!!!