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What We Love

  • A charming stay on Italy's picturesque northwestern coast, with treats in your room and breakfastThe fabulous location, with easy access to the UNESCO-listed site of Cinque Terre
  • Taking a private cruise of Spezia Gulf and the Cinque Terre coast on the hotel's yacht
  • Admiring the chic, inviting décor in your guest room and throughout the hotel

What To Know

  • Spacious guestrooms give you plenty of room to stretch out
  • It's five minutes from the train station, making it the perfect basecamp for exploring Cinque Terre
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Overview

A beautiful stay in the port city of La Spezia, providing easy access to the stunning villages of Cinque Terre

The Lowdown

Set amid some of the most dramatic coastal scenery on earth, the five pastel-colored medieval fishing villages of Cinque Terre, on northern Italy’s Ligurian coast, have to be seen to be believed. This iconic UNESCO World Heritage site is sure to inspire and amaze. Winding paths traverse seemingly impregnable cliff sides, while a 19th-century railway line, cut through a series of coastal tunnels, carries less intrepid souls from village to village. Even better, cars were banned some time ago.
Ideally located for exploring these wonders, the aptly named Cinque Terre Gateway sits in the nearby town of La Spezia, Liguria’s bustling capital. From here, you’re an easy train or boat ride away from the villages of Cinque Terre or nearby Porto Venere. A welcome new addition to the town’s hospitality offerings, the hotel occupies a period-style building that belies its chic, modern interiors. You’ll also enjoy a lovely breakfast each morning at a nearby café, where you can mingle with the locals and plan the day’s adventure.

Rooms

Double rooms boast stylish, contemporary décor, with views of the historic town center or the tranquil inner courtyard. Each room features a king-sized or two twin beds, as well as a modern en-suite with a large shower.

Dining

An Italian breakfast is served each morning at a café just outside the building. It includes fresh brioches, focaccia, hot drinks and fruit juices. For an extra charge, you can upgrade to a Deluxe breakfast buffet, with eggs, cheeses, meats and more. For other meals, there are plenty of eateries nearby, and sampling the local cuisine is a must.

Location

Cinque Terre Gateway is located in the heart of La Spezia, just a five-minute walk from the central train station. This bustling port city is the jumping-off point for excursions around the area, with boat and train rides to the fishing villages of Cinque Terre, Porto Venere and other destinations easy to arrange.

How to Get There

Cinque Terre Gateway
Piazza Saint Bon 15
La Spezia, 19122 Italy

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 291 Reviews
Great location, great hotel choice
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous base for visiting the Cinque Terre. Centrally located, close to the train station with lots of good shops and dining choices nearby. Easy walking distance to the waterfront for the ferry. Modern & well appointed rooms, very quiet & with comfortable bedding. Staff were pleasant and helpful.

Most gorgeous stay of our honeymoon!
Reviewed 1 month ago

This hotel is breathtaking! We walked in and were immediately impressed. The rooms are modern and clean, the location of the hotel is superb, but what sets it apart is the service.The staff was very charming and helpful, especially Michele, and were able to answer any question we had about the area.
The breakfast had a great and tasty range. We enjoyed a large selection of items from the breakfast buffet, which is included in the room price.
I would highly recommend this stay to anyone visiting the Cinque Terre as it is a bit quieter. We will return!

Look no further book this hotel!
Reviewed 1 month ago

We stayed in this hotel because we wanted to visit the Cinque Terre.
Luxurious accomodations, great service, and perfect location for a very fair price. Our room was immaculate with a comfortable king size bed, large and modern bathroom and great views. Staff was attentively low-key - a real pleasure.
Excellent breakfast every morning and the best wi-fi we had during our trip in Italy.
I can assure you that the choice of this hotel is highly recommended. We visited the Cinque Terre, which by our experience, were too crowded. La Spezia is lovely and we stayed in the hotel 5 nights and each night we went to different restaurants are close by.
We highly recommend this hotel as it is perfect in every aspect.

Lovely Hotel
Reviewed 1 month ago

We chose the Cinque Terre Gateway on other travelers' ratings, and were not disappointed. The room was nicely sized, well appointed and always spotless.
The service at the front desk was courteous and efficient. Prior to our arrival we were contacted while still stateside by Michelle, the owner to confirm of all our details and provide us useful tips.
We would gladly stay there again and are already talking about a future visit.

Great Experience
Reviewed 1 month ago

We enjoyed our 4 nights at the Cinque Terre Gateway in La Spezia. Accomodations were lovely with modern bathrooms and comfortable King Size Bed and were very clean.
Breakfast was delicious. Front desk staff was friendly and helpful in planning our activities. However the highlight of our hotel stay was Michele the owner. It was great to spend time with him as he was very cordial, friendly and he was so focused on keeping us happy and pleased with his service.
This hotel was perfect to use as our base to explore the Cinque Terre... truly a magical part of Italy and so easily accessible from the hotel with the train station just a minute or two walk! La Spezia itself was a great place to explore with many cafes and shops close by. Highly recommendable!