Where to stay in Cinque Terre? The best villages and places to stay


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Where to Stay in Cinque Terre: My Selection of the Best Accommodations

Wondering where to stay in Cinque Terre? Looking for the best villages and hotels?

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As I know Cinque Terre very well, I have created this guide of:

  • Cinque Terre’s best towns for your stay (with details about the best places to visit and nearby attractions)
  • For each area and district, the best hotels depending on your budget

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My Favorite Hotels in Cinque Terre

Here is a quick summary of my favorite hotels in Cinque Terre, in case you don’t have the time to read my detailed article.

You just have to click on the hotel name in orange to access the details and rates:

In the Village of Manarola

Just a quick note before we start: all the villages in Cinque Terre are connected by train. Therefore, geographically, there isn’t one village better than another for visiting Cinque Terre.

The choice will rather depend on the available accommodations.

However, if you had to choose just one, I would recommend Manarola! There’s a reason why Manarola is the most famous and visited of the five—it’s, in my opinion, the most beautiful village in Cinque Terre.

With its houses built along the cliff, its stone bridge, and rocks beaten by the waves, it’s no wonder it’s considered the most typical and picturesque village in the region.

Exiting the train station, head towards the sea and take the promenade that runs along the waterfront.

This is where all the postcard pictures are taken. The view is incredible!

Here are my top hotel picks in Manarola

  • Posidonia Cinque Terre: Located 2 minutes from the center. Spacious, clean, and well-equipped double room from 115€. Strong points: the garden, the terrace, the owner’s kindness. This is my favorite for its excellent value for money in Cinque Terre!
  • Ca’ D’Andrean: Located in the center and only a 5-minute walk from the train station. Tastefully decorated, very comfortable double room from 170€, breakfast included. Strong points: the view from the terrace, the delicious breakfast, the garden, the attentive staff. One of the best choices for staying in the most beautiful village of Cinque Terre!
  • Arpaiu: In the heart of Manarola village. Double room with an exceptional sea view from 180€, breakfast at 20€. Strong points: the large terrace with a view, the room sizes.

In the Village of Vernazza

Vernazza is located in a small bay at the bottom of the cliffs.

Famous for its seaside church, colorful fishing boats moored in the harbor, and houses with brightly colored facades, it’s one of the most picturesque villages in Cinque Terre.

By taking Via Roma, lined with shops and restaurants, you’ll reach Santa Margherita church square, the harbor, and a tiny pebble beach, perfect for a refreshing dip.

You can also climb up to the Doria Castle tower (1.50€), towering 60 meters above the village. It offers a beautiful panorama over the sea, vineyards, and the Cinque Terre National Park.

Where to Stay Vernazza?

  • Vernazza vacation 3: Located in the village, this B&B offers double rooms from 120€ per night, breakfast included. Strong points: the warm welcome, the room amenities.
  • Cadè Ventu: Located 4 km from Vernazza. Modern and spacious double room from 135€, breakfast included. Strong points: the exceptional view of Cinque Terre, the tranquility, the quality of the food (breakfast and dinner), private parking. An excellente choice if you’re looking for a quiet place!
  • MaDa Charm Apartments Terrace&Carugio: Located in the heart of the village. Beautiful apartment, recently renovated, very well decorated, and arranged from 200€ per night. Strong points: the comfort, the cleanliness, the terrace with a view.

In Riomaggiore village

There are two walks you can enjoy in the village:

  • Walk up the main street from the train station. It’s lined with shops and cafes.
  • Head down towards the jetty to admire the view over the whole village and the colorful houses on each side. It’s also a great spot for a quick dip if you’re feeling hot!

In the village, you shouldn’t miss the following historic buildings:

  • Riomaggiore Castle, built in 1260
  • The Church of San Giovanni Battista, built in the 14th century
  • The Oratory of Santa Maria Assunta, a small chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary with beautiful stained glass windows.

Where to stay in Riomaggiore?

  • Affittacamere Le Giare: Located 500 meters from the train station. Spacious double room with balcony starting from €110. Strong points: the view, the excellent welcome, close to the public parking if you’re coming by car.
  • Alla Marina Affittacamere: Right next to the port. Modern and cozy double room with sea view starting from €120, breakfast for €2. Strong points: the superb location, the comfort of the beds, the staff will pick you up from the train station. This is my favorite for its excellent value for money in Riomaggiore!
  • Hotel Villa Argentina: Located a 10-minute walk from the train station. Double room starting from €155, breakfast included. Strong points: the staff’s availability, the calm, parking spaces.
  • Stellio Affittacamere: A 5-minute walk from the train station. Double room with elegant decorations and exposed stone walls starting from €210. Strong points: exceptional service, very friendly owner, well-appointed rooms, parking, the fridge is stocked with breakfast essentials.
Riomaggiore Cinque Terre
Riomaggiore Cinque Terre

In Corniglia district

Corniglia is the only village in the Cinque Terre that is built at the top of a cliff and does not have direct access to the sea.

To get there from the railway station, you can either take a quite steep staircase of over 300 steps (the Lardarina) or go for the less exhausting option: take the shuttle bus!

Surrounded by vineyards, Corniglia’s architecture is slightly different from the other four villages: the houses are indeed colorful but narrower and shorter.

It’s also the smallest of the Cinque Terre villages, so a stroll along the main alley, Via Fieschi is quick yet very pleasant. You should also visit the panoramic terrace of Santa Maria to enjoy the view over Vernazza and Manarola.

Best hotels to stay in the village of Corniglia

  • Daa Maduneta: Located in the heart of the village. Recently renovated double room with sea view starting from €135, breakfast included. Strong points: the view, the very friendly host. The best place to stay in Corniglia!
Corniglia Cinque Terre
Corniglia Cinque Terre

In the village of Monterosso

Monterosso is the northernmost village of the Cinque Terre and is also the largest.

The village is divided into two parts by a rocky strip extending into the sea:

1) The Fégina district.

This is where you’ll arrive if you come by train: the station opens right onto Via Egina, a shopping street with stores and restaurants.

This is also where you’ll find the largest beach in the Cinque Terre. Monterosso is the only Cinque Terre village where you can swim on real beaches instead of just near the harbor.

2) The historic center is the second area of the village where you can take a walk.

It also has a small beach (where you can rent deckchairs and umbrellas) and many souvenir shops and cafes along Via Roma.

Where to Stay in Monterosso

  • La Rosa Dei Venti: Located a 10-minute walk from the train station and 5 minutes from the beach. Comfortable and very clean double rooms starting at 100€. Strong points: the location and the warm welcome.
  • La Casa di Zuecca: Situated 250 meters from the beach. Modern and bright double rooms starting at 150€, breakfast included. Strong points: the rooftop terrace, the location, and the friendly staff.
  • Hotel Villa Adriana: Located 400 meters from the train station and 100 meters from the beach. Double rooms from 160€, breakfast included. Strong points: the swimming pool, the garden, free and private parking.
Monterosso al Mare Cinque Terre
Monterosso al Mare Cinque Terre

In La Spezia

La Spezia is just 5 minutes away by train from Riomaggiore.

La Spezia is the nearest large town around Cinque Terre.

It’s mostly considered a gateway town, a convenient stop for going to Cinque Terre.

But if you have a bit of time, either before or after your Cinque Terre visit, you can visit La Spezia and see:

  • San Giorgio Castle: it hosts the archaeological museum and offers a beautiful view over the city
  • The Church of Santa Maria Assunta, built in 1271
  • The Technical Naval Museum of the military navy, with its collection of ship models and figureheads from old vessels
  • La Spezia Market, on Piazza Cavor
  • The public gardens
  • The waterfront.

The Best Accommodations in La Spezia

  • Hotel Firenze e Continentale: Located 50 meters from the train station. Cozy and warm double rooms from 100€, breakfast included. Strong points: convenient location for visiting Cinque Terre, the breakfast buffet.
  • Via Chiodo Luxury Rooms: Located a 15-minute walk from the train station. Comfortable double room with parquet floors and air conditioning from 110€. Strong points: the availability and advice from the reception staff, impeccable cleanliness.
  • CDH Hotel La Spezia: Located 10 minutes on foot from the train station. Double rooms from 110€, breakfast included. Strong points: private parking, strategic location for catching the train.
La Spezia et Lerici
La Spezia et Lerici

In Levanto

The town of Levanto is only 5 minutes by train from Monterosso.

  • Creuza de Legnà: Located 5 minutes from the town center. Spacious and bright double room from 75€, breakfast for an additional 5€. Strong points: a very warm welcome, the setting, and the garden with views over the valley.
  • Hotel Abetaia: Located a 10-minute drive from Levanto. Spacious double room with private entrance and terrace starting at 150€, breakfast included. Strong points: set in nature, the restaurant offering good food made from local products, attentive staff. This is my favorite for its excellent value for money in Levanto.
  • Hotel Al Terra Di Mare: Located 1.5 km from Levanto train station. Large and bright double room from 160€, breakfast included. Strong points: shuttle service, swimming pool, tranquility, staff speaks French.
  • Agriturismo Costa di Faraggiana: Located a 5-minute drive from Levanto, in the countryside. Rustic yet refined double room with exposed beams starting at 200€, breakfast included. Strong points: swimming pool, wellness center, superb location, free shuttle to the train station, excellent breakfast. This is my recommendation for a luxury stay near Cinque Terre.

The Best Hotels for Families in Cinque Terre

  • La Gemma delle 5 Terre: Located in La Spezia. Quadruple room starting from €150.
  • Cadè Ventu: This hotel, which I have already mentioned, is situated in Vernazza and offers rooms for 3 starting at €180.
  • AWroom: Located in Riomaggiore. Room for 4 with 1 double bed and 2 single beds starting from €230, breakfast included.

Where to Stay in Cinque Terre: The Recap Table of the Best Hotels

To give you a better overview of the best hotels in Cinque Terre, I’ve prepared a table summarizing all the ones I talk about in this article.

You can sort them by price or by village!

Hotel VillagePrix (à partir de)
Posidonia Cinque TerreManarola115€
Vernazza vacationVernazza120€
Cadé VentuVernazza135€
Mada Charm ApartmentsVernazza200€
Affittacamare Le GiareRiomaggiore110€
Alla Marina AffittacamereRiomaggiore120€
Hotel Villa ArgentinaRiomaggiore155€
Stellio AffittacamereRiomaggiore210€
Daa MadunetaCorniglia135€
La Rosa dei VentiMonterosso100€
La Casa di ZueccaMonterosso150€
Hotel Villa AdrianaMonterosso160€
Hotel Firenze e ContinentaleLa Spezia100€
Via Chiodo Luxury RoomsLa Spezia110€
CDH Hotel La SpeziaLa Spezia110€
Creuza di LegnaLevanto75€
Hotel AbetaiaLevanto150€
Hotel Al Terra di MareLevanto160€
Agriturismo Costa di FaraggianaLevanto200€
La Gemma delle 5 TerreHotel for families150€
Cadé VentuHotel for families180€
AWroomHotel for families230€
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