Cinque Terre is one of the most popular destinations in the world, and there is no doubt why. But with so many villages to visit and so many accommodations to choose from, we’ve narrowed down the best places for you to stay in Cinque Terre.
Fret no more. I have compiled a list of favourites that will help you narrow it down. Whether you are hiking Cinque Terre or touring another way, this guide will help you decide where to stay in Cinque Terre. No matter whether your visiting one village or all 5 of them here is a list of some of the best places to stay in Cinque Terre:
Riomaggiore is one of the most picturesque villages in Cinque Terre. It is the southernmost and second-largest of the villages. Some of my favourite things to do here are to follow the steps above the harbor and watch one of the most incredible sunsets I have ever seen. The sun does wonders to highlight the unique architecture of the town.
Best Places to Stay in Riomaggiore Cinque Terre
Top Pick: Hotel Villa Argentina
Just 10 minutes away from the Riomaggiore train station, the Hotel Villa Argentina is the perfect choice while travelling in Cinque Terre. All rooms come equipped with a satellite flat-screen TV, private bathroom and air conditioning. Some rooms even have a beautiful terrace overlooking the Ligurian Sea. Guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet style or have it served in your room. The Hotel Villa Argentina will give you the opportunity to enjoy the simplicity of Italian hospitality.
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Top Pick: Hotel Due Gemelli
Located in the most picturesque setting, the Hotel Due Gemelli can be found among pines and vineyards on a hill overlooking Riomaggiore. The hotel offers guests free wifi as well as free parking. The rooms offer peaceful sea views from the balconies. All rooms at the Hotel Due Gemelli have satellite TV and private bathrooms. Guests can enjoy a daily continental buffet breakfast with real Italian charm.
Top Pick: Scorci Di Mare
Set in a 14th-century building in the Cinque Terre National Park, the Case Vacanze Scorci Di Mare offers stunning sea-view rooms. The hotel was recently renovated with eco-friendly materials and the rooms offer modern decor and beautiful wooden beamed ceilings and tiled floors. Some of the rooms are available with a balcony to enjoy fantastic views and a fully equipped kitchenette.
The Riomaggiore Train Station is just 300 m away and the town center can be reached by climbing a flight of stairs near the Scorci Di Mare. Guests can also easily reach some amazing hiking and mountain biking paths. This is a great option if you’re looking to explore the Cinque Terre National Park.
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This has a popular dive spot that’s especially popular with teenagers. I’m a big fan of getting gelato and then watching all those crazy kids dive from the rocks.
Where to Stay in Manarola, Cinque Terre
Top Pick: Hotel Marina Piccola
This beautiful hotel located just 2-minutes away from the Manarola’s rocky beaches, Hotel Marina Piccola features free wifi. Guests can enjoy beautiful air-conditioned rooms with stunning decor, stone walls, and modern furniture. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and safety deposit box as well as beautiful sea views.
Guests can enjoy private bathrooms that offer a shower, hairdryer, and free toiletries. The Hotel Marina Piccola offers a great sweet and savoury buffet breakfast every morning as well as a restaurant next door that specializes in fish dishes. The hotel is just a 5-minute walk fro the Manarola Train Station. Enjoy one of the best places to stay in Cinque Terre.
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Top Pick: Ca’ D’ Andrean
Set just in 400 m from the coastline in the popular Cinque Terre park, Ca’ D’Andrean offers free wifi and comfortable air-conditioned rooms. All the guest rooms are decorated in wonderful wooden furnishings and a flat-screen TV’s. The hotel also offers guests a lovely garden area with tables and chairs as well as a bar where you can sit and enjoy Cinque Terre’s fantastic scenery.
An Italian-style breakfast is offered daily and guests can enjoy breakfast in the garden during warmer months. The Manarola Train Station has located just a 5-minutes walk from the property.
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Top Pick: La Toretta Lodge
Located in Manarola and set in a converted Medieval Tower, the La Torretta offers stylish rooms and studios. Each room and studio is uniquely decorated and includes free soft drinks in the minibar. Each night the hotel offers a free aperitif evening. There is also a hot tub that is free to use by all guests.
The stylish rooms offer views of the Ligurian sea, amazing artwork, a Nespresso coffee machine, a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. Guests can enjoy an Italian breakfast daily that adds to the charm of the property. The property is located just 500 m from the Manarola train Station. La Toretta is a great option for your trip to Cinque Terre.
Top Pick: Arpaiu – Odeya Sas
Offering both rooms and apartments, the Arpaiu – Odeya Sas is a great option for a trip to Manarola. The hotel offers free wifi and a great sun terrace where guests can enjoy rest and relaxation. Each room is equipped with a TV, coffee machine and a private bathroom. The studio apartments are complete with sea views and a dining table. Enjoy the beauty of Manarola in comfort and style.
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This is the smallest of the five villages. It’s also the hardest to reach. Regardless of which side you approach it from, you’ll have a 100-meter (300 feet) climb. As it’s the hardest village to get to, it’s also the least popular with tourists. So go here if you’re looking for a quieter getaway. I recommend it for a day trip or if you only have a small backpack for luggage.
Where to Stay in Corniglia
Top Pick: Affittacamere Arbosia De Ma
Set in 2 buildings overlooking the sea. The Arbasia De Ma offers simple and functional rooms just 10 minutes away from the train station. You can arrange to pick up from 19:30 and 23.30 if you are arriving late. Enjoy beautiful views of the Ligurian Sea from the rooms. The studio comes equipped with a kitchenette and also offers a terrace where you can enjoy the views. What the hotel offers in simplicity it makes up for with the luxurious views which are the highlight of Cinque Terre.
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Top Pick: Affittacamere Le Terrazze
Located in the Cinque Terre National Park, the Affittacamere Le Terrazze offers a beautiful garden, breakfast room and rooms with balconies. The guest rooms offer a private bathroom and the apartments come with a fully equipped kitchenette. The hotel is just a 10-minute walk away from the Corniglia train station.
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Top Pick: B&B Da Beppe
The B&B da Beppe is located just 200 m away from the beach in the Cinque Terre National Park and offers free wifi. The guest rooms come equipped with an electric kettle, hairdryer, and towels as well as a private bathroom. Enjoy an Italian style breakfast served in your room and pre-packed.
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Vernazza is a picturesque village and comes in a close second to Riomaggiore when it comes to beauty. There are loads of great cafes and restaurants line the harbour making for a great place to take a walk and get in some great cuisine. There are also castle ruins which are a great side stop to explore. I love stopping here for lunch, its the perfect atmosphere.
Where to Stay in Vernazza Cinque Terre
Top Pick: Hotel Gianni Franzi
Located just below the Vernazza Doria Castle, the Hotel Gianni Franzi offer terraces with stunning views of the Ligurian Sea and the village. The hotel is located in 3 buildings, all of which offer simple decor ad terracotta floors. Guests can enjoy private bathrooms and cooling fans. The hotel offers an Italian charm that is expected in the Terre Coast.
The hotel is perfect for the hiker, with its many hiking tracks nearby. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and restaurant and are just a few steps away from the beach and the Vernazza train station.
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Top Pick: Albergo Barbara
Located just steps away from the sea, the Albergo Barbara offers simplicity and comfort for the traveller. Enjoy free wifi throughout the property. Guests can choose between rooms with private or shared bathrooms as well as sea views or mountain views. What this little hotel offers in simplicity it makes up in the luxurious views and surrounding charm.
Top Pick: La Polena – Affittacamere
Featuring free wifi and air-conditioned rooms, La Polena is the perfect choice for travelers passing through for a day or two. The guest rooms all include a kettle and a private bathroom. Some of the rooms come with a seating area where you can relax and enjoy your time. There is also a 24-hour front desk and private parking can be arranged for a surcharge.
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Top Pick: Santa Marta Rooms 23
Set in Vernaza’s historic center, Santa Marta Rooms 23 is located just 150 m from the seashore. This is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for access to the beautiful beaches that the Cinque Terre National Park has to offer. The property also offers free wifi as well as rooms and suites that are air-conditioned. Some guest rooms also feature a seating area where you can relax. The property is just 100m away from the Vernazza train station.
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The northernmost and largest of the villages has both an old town and a modern new town. It also has the best beaches in Cinque Terre, and the umbrellas give it a resort-like feel. This is my least favourite of the villages as it is one of the busiest. But it’s a good option if you want to hit the beach or have mobility issues. It’s the flattest of the villages.
Where to Stay in Monterosso, Cinque Terre
Top Pick: Stella Della Marina
Located in the heart of Monterosso, the Hotel Stella Della Marina is the perfect place for you to relax on your way through the famous Cinque Terre National Park. Set in a 17th-century building, the hotel features a rooftop terrace with spectacular sea views, sun loungers, and tables. It is the perfect setting to relax before continuing on your exploration of Cinque Terre.
The hotel also offers free wifi. The guest rooms are fully air-conditioned for your comfort and you can choose between beautiful sea views of the lovely Monterosso. Some of the rooms even include hydromassage showers. Breakfast is served on the terrace. The beach is just a few steps away from the hotel and the train station is just a short 10-minute walk away.
It is the perfect pick if you are doing the Cinque Terre coastal hike.
Top Pick: da Benedetta
Situated just 200m from the Monterosso Old Town Beach, da Benedetta features comfortable, air-conditioned accommodation. Enjoy guest rooms that have their own seating areas and bathrooms.
This is the perfect option if you want to laze around on the luxurious Monterosso beaches that are walking distance from your hotel.
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Top Pick: Pietre de Mare
Offering rooms with free wifi and located just 250 m away from the beach, Pietre de Mare is a great accommodation choice in Monterosso. Each of the guest rooms is air-conditioned and comes complete with a safe and private bathroom. Free toiletries and towels are available for guest use. Breakfast is served daily and includes an array of sweet and savory foods and hot drinks.
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Top Pick: La Casa di Zuecca
Now that you have a list of options on the best places to stay in Cinque Terre, you can start planning the rest of your next vacation. Let me know in the comments what your recommendations are.