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Enjoy the amazing view over the Poets' Gulf!
The sunrise over the Apuane Alps
Breakfast with a view
The dining and kitchen
A meal for 5
A meal for 8
The open kitchen
The chimney and the stairs to the pergola
Dining under the pergola with an enchanting view
Enjoy your 'Al Fresco' meal
The view over the Poets' Gulf from the pergola
The master-bedroom on the ground floor
The double bedroom downstairs
One room upstairs with bunkbeds
The second room upstairs
The amazing view from the rooms upstairs
The main entrance
The main bathroom
The typical terraced garden
You will be surrounded by flowers!
The toilet upstairs
The pine tree
The typical terraced garden
The typical terraced garden
The shower in the garden
The beautiful olive trees
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, Liguria

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Guimss
Montpellier, France
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent rate quality / price.”
Reviewed 21 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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The service is perfect. Even if the main room is a little bit short, the house is very pleasant. I strongly recommand this location.

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Susie205
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Blackberry Cottage is an idyllic place to spend time and from where it is possible to escape from city life.”
Reviewed 23 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Blackberry Cottage is a beautiful little villa perched on the hills above the Bay of La Spezia. The views from the cottage are stunning, whether it be first thing in the morning, at dusk or at any other time of the day or night.
The cottage itself has a rustic charm. The main living area is adjacent to a small but well-appointed kitchen. From this main room there is access to terraces at the front and back of the house. We had breakfast on the former and lunch on the latter.
There are two double bedrooms, plus two bedrooms on the first floor with bunk beds 'a castello'.The sleeping facilities are comfortable but, I would suggest, for not more than four adults plus two children due to the lack of a second bathroom (although the WC and basin on the first floor help in this respect).
The terraced garden is well maintained and full of many plants and shrubs, To get to the cottage form the parking area it is necessary to walk down steps through the terraces and one has ample opportunity to appreciate the garden - on the way down and on the way back up! At night there is a series of well-placed lights to guide one to and from the parking area.
A car is essential.

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Liked best: The view; the garden; the location; house well-equipped; excellent modern bathroom;
Liked least: Very limited casual seating inside the house (but then who wants to be inside, except out of season or in wet weather!?)
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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PelliM
Gelnhausen, Germany
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“a little dream”
Reviewed 19 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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We loved our stay at Blackberry Cottage so much. Following Andrea driving up the hill you already could sense that this is a special place and then this amazing view and the beautiful garden with its smell of rosemary. We loved relaxing on the terrace but also took walks from Manarola to Cormiglia, such a scenic trail and our dog loved climbing up the hill. The other walk was from Monterosso to Vernazza. We easily could access the Cinque Terre towns from the cottage, they are so beautiful. For dinner we went to Portovenere or to The Ville Relais, a recommendation from one of the cards of the Pinnwall in the house, a great idea. In the house the owners and guests have left many recommendations for trips and restaurants. For us holidays in Bluebbery Cottage was a little dream and we hope to come back. This is no standard place and you can feel that the owners put their heart into keeping this place in good shape and wanting that guests feel at home. Thank you Alberto and Baba for making your guests feel like coming to stay with friends and for all our friendliness.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Elena R
Rome
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75 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fanstastic views and lovely terraces, small living space indoors”
Reviewed 22 July 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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person found this review helpful

We decided to go to Cinque Terre for our Easter break (me, hubby, 11 and 1 year old + another family of 4). I had spoken on the phone with the owner prior to our arrival (he called me at his expense) and we had a lovely chat about the house, what to expect and where to go+what to do in the area (tips on supermarkets, restaurants etc). He was really obliging and nice. Unfortunately it had been raining in the region for the past 3-4 weeks so the weather report wasn't looking good, and we arrived on the Thursday evening under torrential rain. Aside from a few things that went wrong, the house is lovely. It has enough rooms to host two families of four quite comfortably, the kids loved their bunk bed rooms, we enjoyed our stay in ours. However, the living space is rather small if you are forced to stay indoors for dinners due to rain or cold, so I wouldn't recommend renting this place out before it gets sufficiently hot for you to enjoy the wonderful terraces, with a wicked view of the port. Another downside is that there is only one bathtub/shower so eight people really need to take turns in the mornings and evening (if you're coming back from a day outdoors under very heavy rain!). Aside from these two drawbacks, I would recommend the place. The owner is a really nice guy and you can be sure that you will be treated with respect and cordiality that one expects when in Italy (but is often let down otherwise).

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The dampness
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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alanwilli...
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Quaint place with incredible views from its lofty position”
Reviewed 8 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We were a party of 5 adults and three small children and it was a bit of a test to sort access to the one bathroom for showers. But that small inconvenience was well worth it because Blackberry Cottage is a beautifully positioned in the hills overlooking the bays of La Spezia across to Lerici. It also gave us quick access to the Cinque Terre and its multiple delights. We had all meals, every day, in the outside garden areas which are superbly attended by Andrea - thank you for that!

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Liked best: the garden area that we constantly used and it gve us the incredible views
Liked least: an extra shower room would have been good, but no big problem
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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