Cinque Terre Gateway
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
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.
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.
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.
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
After a long hassle of finding a hotel or appartament in one of the Cinque Terre villages, we decided to go for this hotel in La Spezia and we are so happy that we decided this! What a great stay we had in this beautiful new hotel. The room was very big (we had booked a Double Deluxe room) and nice with a good and big shower, nice amenities and very good bed and most importantly, very clean.
All staff were friendly from lovely Reception Staff (always smiling and saying hi when entering the lobby) to the bar staff. It was worth every cent! If we find a possibility to return we definitely will again!
I booked this hotel due to great reviews from other people and love it. Once you walk out of the train station turn left walk maybe 2 min and the hotel is inside the pedestrian main square. We were welcomed as soon as we walked in, room was spacious and super clean, breakfast was amazing and extensive. The train to Cinque Terre was so close. Get your ticket to Monterosso and then work your way back. High recommendation of this place!!
The Cinque Terre Gateway is everything a holiday establishment should be: relaxed, yet clearly professionally operated, very helpful and supportive and close to the center of the town, yet far enough away to be clear of the masses on the Cinque Terre.
The rooms are large, well appointed, airconditioned and spotlessy prepared and cleaned. The breakfast provided was extensive and appropiate. Very well done! I'll be back!
We spent 4 nights at the Cinque Terre Gateway based on the favourable reviews in Triadvisor and were very pleased with our stay and have recommended it to our friends who are visiting Cinque Terre.
Our bedroom and bathroom appeared to be recently renovated and looked very "new" and clean. The staff were very friendly and helpfulf, the breakfast were tasty, the hotel location is excellent and We would love to come back in the future!
The Cinque Terre area was on our bucket list for years. We picked this hotel for our base, and we are so glad we did. Our room was large, very comfortable, quiet and clean. The hotel was right on the main road so it was easy to explore the town and was a very short walk to the ferry.
The staff was so attentive and helpful as well which made the starts of our days there relaxed.
I can't recommend this hotel enough. You will be so glad you stayed here to explore Cinque Terre.