La Torretta

Vico Volto, 20, Piazza della Chiesa, Manarola, Cinque Terre, 19017, Italy
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top of the town

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 2, 2007

We were attracted to La Torretta by it's very good website and it's descriptions and pictures do not lie. We had a beautifully clean and airy room with a sea view, but if going again we would request one of the ones with a balcony. The place was immaculate the host, Gabriele, was charming and friendly. We had fresh linen and towels every day. There was a flat screen TV and cd/DVD player but to be honest we were there to enjoy Cinque Terre so didn't even switch them on. As everyone else says the views from the terrace are great. It is very peaceful until 7am when the church bell rings the hour followed immediately by another one that rings about 35 times, no chance of a sleep-in here. There is a steep road/steps climb up from the marina and station but it's not too far and it is worth it.

Unique Quality: The views and the eclectic nouveau/antique style of decoration, though not really to my taste, see the website for some idea.

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The Best View in Town

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by written on October 1, 2005

La Torretta was a fantastic find. We could not have asked for better. A great host, immaculate room, good breakfast and what has to be one of the best views in the CT!
We loved this spot.

Directions: Its a nice workout climbing to this hideaway at the top of the hill..but worth every step!

Very nice B&B with great views

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 17, 2005

La Torretta B&B is a charming and clean B&B, recently upgraded and well maintained.
The rooms appear to be "carved" out of adjoining townhouses and are clustered around the reception and the terrace where breakfast is served.

It has a feeling of being in a little village within the village and it is very well put together.

Many rooms are not suitable for people with mobility problems, but in fairness Manarola itself is really not easy to enjoy if you have such impairments.

We had a double room with small but modern private toilet/showerroom. The room was not big but clean and the fantastic views made up for any possible shortcoming.
I could have stayed on the little balcony all day.

The room had a TV with satellite channels if you're dying to watch CNN; my suggestion is to dash to the marina whenever possible though.

The staff was helpful and polite, without being overbearing, tribute to the nature of the local people.

Breakfast was possibly the weakest point, a good cappuccino but the food was catering-quality pastries and not worth the jaw effort. Better pop into one of the local bars for a more hearthy start of the day.

All in all, a very nice B&B and a great experience, but Manarola is such a beautiful place that it would really take a stinker of a hotel to spoil the trip.

Unique Quality: Great views, unique character, helpful staff

Directions: Towards the top of the village, near the church. A bit of a climb getting there, but it is part of the deal when going to the Cinque Terre. There's the possibility of a free shuttle bus from near the railway tunnel; it's only a 5/10 minutes walk though.

Beautiful View

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by written on October 30, 2004

We spent 3 nights at La Torretta in early October. We (three adult females) rented the panaromic apartment. It had a small kitchen, living area with a couch that made into a bed and a bedroom with a double bed and one bath. There was a TV with sattilite so we could get CNN.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. I had been told that the Church Bell rang all night but it does not. It stops at 10pm and starts again at 7:00am. It is a great alarm clock.
I would stay at La Torretta again.

Unique Quality: The view from our terrace was beautiful. We looked down over the village and could see the sea.

Directions: When leaving the tunnel, turn right and follow the street up to the church. You will see signs.

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Address: Vico Volto, 20, Piazza della Chiesa, Manarola, Cinque Terre, 19017, Italy

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