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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, Liguria

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Annie0725
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We loved our stay at Vento di Mare! The owners are amazing!”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We cannot say enough about the owners of Vento di Mare. Martha single-handedly saved our vacation to Riomaggiore. We accidentally booked the wrong dates with her months ahead of time but did not realize it until the night before as we were getting ready to leave Rome. We couldn't believe our mistake and messaged Martha via TripAdvisor to explain the mix-up. Within 15 minutes, she had made alternate arrangements for us. And the best part was that we were still able to stay at Vento di Mare 2 of the 3 nights during our stay. Martha saved us so much time and energy in trying to find a new place. We stayed in Maestrale. It was clean and in a great location. Riomaggiore in so charming and ended up being our favorite of the 5 towns that make up Cinque Terre. We highly recommend a stay at Vento di Mare. You will be well taken care of by Martha and Leandro!

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Liked best: The owners, the awesome location
Liked least: No wifi, no kitchen
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
20 Oct 2014
GRAZIE for the fab review!
Hope you had a great summer!
Martha
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reenzie
Wollongong, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great little place !”
Reviewed August 8, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

from the very start when i booked this room, i found martha & leandro helpful. martha met us at the top of town and took us to our room, pointing out good eateries, etc. they were friendly & readily available to help in any way they could. i would highly recomend staying here.

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Liked best: location, cleanliness
Liked least: stairs!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
20 Oct 2014
Thanks for the review! SO GLAD that things worked out!
Come back -- we'd love to see you both again!
Martha
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laingfami...
Wellington, NZ
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful spot”
Reviewed October 17, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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We had a great stay here for 2 nights. The location, the town and the Cinque Terre were amazing - everything they are reputed to be. Martha was extremely helpful, she met us at the station, settled us in and we were well guided on touring, hiking and dining options which really helped us make the most of our all too short time here. The room was well appointed and clean with a nice terrace (the Libeccio room), albeit up a few stairs - something that is unavoidable on the Cinque Terre - right by the main street and close by the tunnel to the station. All in all it was an ideal base for our Cinque Terre experience.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
16 Oct 2013
Hi guys!
Thank you for this fantastic review!
I'm glad to hear you that "Libeccio" treated you well - its definitely a favorite!
I know it's a long trip, but I do hope that you make it back here again! Would love to see you both!
Martha
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IndyMike9...
Chanhassen, Minnesota
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great home base for Cinque Terre vacation”
Reviewed October 13, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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I was looking for accommodations in the Cinque Terre for myself and my wife and another couple traveling with us and had been having difficulty finding available rooms. I was referred to Martha at Vento de Mare in Riomaggiore by the Riomaggiore reservations site, and it was the best referral ever. Martha was able to accommodate us with 2 very nice double rooms with private baths for a very reasonable rate. The rooms were located right in the heart of the village close to restaurants and the train station. They were clean and modern and contained a small refregerator. Not only did Martha respond immediately to all my requests for information via email, including the train schedule, she even met us at the train station and escorted us to our rooms. She gave us a very detailed overview of the village of Riomaggiore and the transportation within the Cinque Terre to the other 4 villages. She also recommended we visit Porto Venere (not in the Cinque Terre, but accessible by boat) which turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. She was available by text message throughout our stay and came to see us off when we left. Martha and the wonderful accommodations she provided made our visit to the Cinque Terre one of our best travel experiences ever.

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Liked best: Personal service provided by owner
Liked least: Can't think of anything except we wanted to stay longer
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
12 Oct 2013
Hi Mike!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review!
It was my pleasure meeting the 4 of you! Glad to hear you had a great stay and a good time in the Cinque Terre!
Hope to see y'all again!
Martha
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Colette B
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Best Place EVER”
Reviewed July 30, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

This was a gem! My husband and I spent 2 months travelling Europe and this was, by far, the best place we stayed. We had this wonderful accommodation recommended to us to check out and we were so happy we did. Martha (one of the owners) met us at the train station, walked us to the building and then spent at least an hour telling us what trails, restaurants and local sites to check out. It was supposed to rain one day and Martha had a whole list of activities we could try, so as not to feel too bummed out about the weather. Later in the week she offered us some wine from a local vineyard and got us the best reservation at one of the nicest local restaurants. It was like we were on our honeymoon with all the VIP treatment. The rooms and bathrooms were exceptionally clean and cozy. We had a wonderful 7 days there! When we go back to Cinque Terre, you can bet we will be looking to stay here again.

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Liked best: Martha went out of her way, every day to make sure our needs were met and that we were having a great experience in Cinque Terre. She took time to tell us about the hikes she recommended, and even offered us wine from a local vineyard. AMAZING!!!
Liked least: Leaving to come back home.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Jul 2013
Colette and Arnaud!
Great to hear from you! :)
Thanks so much for the review - It was fun getting to know the two of you - I was sad to see you go after a week!
Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in Europe!
Congratulations, DR.Colette!
We hope to see you both again soon!
Martha
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tranchris
Garden Grove, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Definitely recommended! Perfect location, wonderful hospitality, would stay here again.”
Reviewed June 19, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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people found this review helpful

Stayed in Riomaggiore for only one night, which was our biggest mistake. I wish we could have stayed longer! This village is the most Southern of the 5 but travel between the different villages is extremely easy. We only had time to visit 3 (Monterosso, Vernazza, Riomaggiore), however Riomaggiore was our favorite.

We booked room Maestrale, which is the room on the bottom floor. It fit our needs perfectly and the room was actually bigger than many other rooms that we had rented during our travels. Everything was cleaned and ready for us by the time we arrived. Did I mention that it is conveniently placed? It is less than a minute walk to either the train station or the dock.

What really impressed us was the hospitality and welcome from Martha who greeted us at the top of Riomaggiore. She walked us down to the room, which is a 5-10 minute walk. Gave us a tour of the village on our way down. When we arrived at the room, she provided us with hiking maps, train and bus schedules, and gave us insight as to what she recommended for us to do during our short stay. She also has a book with all the restaurants and menus for you to look through. We definitely recommend eating at La Lampara for dinner and Toto Saporo (take away Sicilian Specialties) for lunch for the atmosphere and delicious food! Though we hear that many of the restaurants are fantastic so you can't really go wrong with what you choose.

**note: There is wifi however in this particular room, the signal is close to non-existant. We needed to go up the stairs by the bookcase if we wanted internet. Another option is the cafe nearby that provides wifi.

Will book with Martha again when we are able to return. (:

Thank you Martha!
Happy Travels Everyone!

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Liked best: Location of the room as well as the hospitality
Liked least: Lack of internet signal in the room itself
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Dec 2014
Thank you for the fab review, guys! Really glad to hear you had a good stay with us!

Hope to hear from you again soon…
Martha
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Voyager64...
1 review
Reviewed August 30, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Liked best: L'emplacement et la propreté. Ainsi que la taille de la chambre
Liked least: Le fait que le petit déjeuner n'était pas aurendez vous!!!!
Travelling group: Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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