We are a party of 3 mature Australians (husband, wife and sister) travelling in Europe, and we stayed in this apartment for 6 days. We were the first guests since the apartment was extensively renovated.
On our arrival in Manarola, our host Lorella met us near the railway station and led us to the apartment, helping with some of our luggage. She speaks quite good English and was eager to assist us with information about the facilities of the apartment and the Cinque Terre area generally. Having stayed in Manarola 4 years ago, we were prepared for the steep walk to our accommodation. This apartment is at the very top of town and the journey was quite arduous when loaded up with all our luggage. On arrival at the apartment we were greeted by magnificent views over the whole of Manarola and the Mediterranean beyond.
The apartment is well set up to take advantage of these wonderful views, with a well furnished and very large front deck with a retractable awning.
The apartment has been extensively renovated and everything presents as new. It consists of a Master Bedroom, a Living Room/2nd bedroom, a small kitchen and modern bathroom. All fixtures and furnishings are modern and tasteful and the apartment was clean and well presented. There is no washing machine, but laundry facilities are available in the main street, just a short walk from the apartment, and there is plenty of line for drying.
A big bonus is the complete eat in kitchen in a separate building, opening onto a lovely pergola with its own garden and outdoor living area. This area shares the views over the Sea, and was the scene of some wonderful meals during our 6 night stay.
The hospitality of Lorella and her family (who live nearby) was very much appreciated. They made us feel very welcome.
We would have no hesitation in staying here again if the opportunity arises.
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