How to choose your hotel and save
Cinque Terre, producing wine and olive oil, is increasing the tourism business year after year. Even in the villages located in the hills there are comfortable hotels and the local inhabitants of the Cinque Terre are happy to offer their apartments to tourists. Usually, the price range and the variety of accommodation will please anyone visiting the Cinque Terre.
Why use booking com to find your hotel?
The booking com site has contracts directly with the hotels and that means you will not find lower prices anywhere in the Cinque Terre. Moreover, the booking.com hotel base is very large; the site is used by a large number of customers and is a provider you can trust.
Other sites that aim at attracting tourists might show lower prices, but beware: taxes may not be included in the price! And when it comes time to pay, it will cost you more. For this reason we advise you to use the well-proven booking com website.
Cost-effective options for hotels
In the famous Cinque Terre it’s not easy to find low-cost accommodation. To save some money it is important to book a room well in advance and, should your plans change, you can always cancel the reservation. Alternatively, you can search for accommodation outside the Cinque Terre in nearby towns (more information on the page “Which village to stay in”).
The main features of the hotels
Once you have defined the price range, pay attention to the position of the hotel. The differences of the terrain in the Cinque Terre means a lot of climbs and descents, stairs and other "annoying things" in those places. What’s more, the hotel might be located outside the villages of the Cinque Terre. We recommend that you read the detailed description on booking com when making your booking.
Local methods of construction mean that buildings are very cool, so air-conditioning is not required. Read the comments about the hotels left by visitors to the Cinque Terre, and you too will be convinced!
Hotel prices in the Cinque Terre
The villages of the Cinque Terre are much-loved by tourists to Italy who arrive here from all over the world. To save (because you certainly will not find anything available if you just turn up) make sure you book the hotel in advance, at least three months before your arrival date. Because of the large number of tourists in Vernazza and Manarola, the accommodation there is the most expensive. On the other hand, the most expensive and prestigious hotel, Porto Roca, is located in Monterosso al Mare.
Staying in the vicinity of the Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre area is surrounded by other small towns and cities. Some of them (Genoa and Portofino, for instance) are well-known throughout the world. If you plan to visit them, make a stop at Sestri Levante, between La Spezia and Genoa. Look for accommodation in La Spezia as well; there are several economical solutions (more information on the page “Which town to stay in”).