- english, italian
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Oraio di check-in dalle 14-18
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Wonderful place. Convenient and ultra-clean. It was hard communicating without English but Paolo was great and we mimed. I would recommend this place.
A great place to stay for visiting Cinque Terre
We had taken La Spezia as our station to visit Cinque Terre. Although it does not have a car park, the owner guided us to a car park that we could park the car freely. It was closed to Cinque Terre and driving to Manarola was just within 30 minutes. I heard that the time to travel with train is also similar. The apartment is spacious and was good fit for 5 people to stay. Unfortunately we had experienced a electricity corruption in the first night and we had to stay in dark until the next morning. The problem was that the owner could hardly be communicated in English, therefore they could not respond to us promptly and clearly! Other than that issue, they were very nice people and tried their best to serve us in the course.
Large apartment with outdoor patio, clean and comfortable
This lovely apartment is walking distance from the train station. It's located in a busy, city area near a coffee shop, cheese and meat store and ATM. The windows are modern and all the bedrooms were very quiet at night. Loved the outdoor patio. Suggest wine glasses be added to the kitchen supplies.
La Spetzia is a clean city where you are not overwhelmed by mobs of tourists. You can practice your Italian here while visiting the nearby market or strolling to the marina.
Perfect base for visiting Cinq Terre
This was a beautiful large apartment with the large outdoor space. La Spezia is only a few minutes away by train from the start of The Cinq Terre . There were good restaurants close by , and a market if you like to cook .
Rejected with no alternative - no stars
I am very disappointed in HomeAway help services department and VRBO (accommodation in La Spezia Italy) for 9/15-16.
I booked a 2bedroom/2 bath for three adults and one pet dog. The booking was accepted and included a VRBO service fee and an additional cost for the third adult.
The apartment provider Paolo confirmed the booking and corresponded through a number of emails. On the HomeAway site there's a section that says, tell the owner about yourself. I emailed Paolo the owner (through HomeAway sender message) to let him know I was with an older couple and their pet dog and look forward to enjoying our time in Italy. I also indicated that we spoke English, French and Spanish and if he could correspond in English that would be helpful (website indicated Paolo spoke French and English). Paolo again verified the confirmation and emailed the address and check in time.
When arrived I buzzed the apartment and was met by Paolo (who did not resemble the photo on the VRBO website). As Paolo walked to the car to meet the couple and assist with the luggage he saw the dog and said pets weren't allowed. I explained on the VRBO that I indicated a pet and actually emailed that a pet dog would be with us. The couple also explained that the dog was a service dog and had proper paperwork for the dog. Paolo was adamant that we cannot stay there with the dog. We were left without a place to stay and no legitimate reason for not being accepted. It appeared that Paolo discriminated against me because I was an African American. There was no apparent reasoning for this type of rejection and no miscommunication because Paolo and the couple were communicating in French. I immediately called the helpHomeAway and spent at least 25 minutes on the initial call (which I received a case number) and was put on hold, then was disconnected. Called back a second time and spent a minimum of 50 minutes on the phone, in which someone took the same information and then tried to contact Paolo (which he refused to take the call and hung up the phone). In the meantime I'm with older couple and their dog. We have been driving all day with no place to stay. The representative from help service department wasn't able to get us a place and suggested that we look for one ourselves. Also I asked for charge card to be credited and the representative informed me that HomeAway could not reimburse me and I would have to follow up with the Paolo, They did not reach Paolo, how could I?
THE PROPERTY WAS EXCELLENT.THE ONLY THING MISSING WAS A KETTLE.WEATHER WAS DREADFUL SO OUR HOLIDAY WAS DISAPPOINTING IN THAT RESPECT BUT HOMEAWAY FIRST CLASS IN EVERYTHING
Thanks for your visit nice to meet you, I hope see you soon bye bye