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.
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Our family of seven stayed in Cinque Terre Gateway for one night. It is not a hotel but an excellent B&B. The staff communicated with us very well before the visit and ensured that we got parked correctly. Once there they could not have been more helpful, holding our bags until our rooms were ready. Our rooms were very modern and clean. Breakfast next morning was at a small restaurant across the street. It was tasty and service was friendly, efficient and prompt. This was a very good experience for us as a family. This is a good place and we would stay here again. Thank you Cinque Terre Gateway.
We were initially concerned walking to and into the building, however, the rooms and lobby were well appointed, extremely clean and very comfortable. Location is right by the train and restaurants. After two weeks in Italy, I can say these beds and pillows were the most comfortable!
It looks a bit deceiving as the look from the outside is quite different from the inside. Firstly the building is very secure. We were greeted by a very friendly and helpful young lady on reception and shown to our room. It's very clean and modern and spacious enough for us both. It has all the usual things you'd expect including a desk, tv, safe and a free coffee machine in the foyer. The advertised breakfast included is actually a ticket to a close by cafe which gives you a croissant and orange juice and a coffee (only 2 star for breakfast and cafe) The Gateway is an easy 5 min walk to the station which is a bonus when so much walking is to be done around Cinque Terre. It's a great place and La Spezia was also a pleasant city to walk around with lots of restaurants to eat at.