Resort La Francesca

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Private beach nearby, black sand, sun loungers, snorkeling
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
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Overview of Resort La Francesca

UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge

Resort La Francesca

Bonassola beach inn with outdoor pool and restaurant

6.8/10 Good

73 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
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Località La Francesca, Bonassola, SP, 19011
Main amenities
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Self parking
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • UNESCO Sustainable Property
  • Terrace
Feel at home
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite TV service

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a provincial park
  • Monterosso Beach - 44 min drive

Getting around

  • Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA) - 76 min drive
  • Framura Station - 14 min drive
  • Bonassola Station - 17 min walk
  • Levanto Station - 29 min walk

About this property

Resort La Francesca

Eco-friendly inn by the sea
Consider a stay at Resort La Francesca and take advantage of a poolside bar, a grocery/convenience store, and a rooftop terrace. With a black sand beach, sun loungers, and snorkeling, this inn is the perfect place to soak up some sun. The onsite Italian cuisine restaurant, Rosadimare Restaurant, features ocean views. In addition to mini golf and a garden, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge), 2 outdoor tennis courts, and self parking (surcharge)
  • Luggage storage, tour/ticket assistance, and smoke-free premises
  • Laundry services, a front desk safe, and multilingual staff
  • Guest reviews speak well of the dining options, quiet location, and overall condition
Room features
All guestrooms at Resort La Francesca have comforts such as furnished balconies, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and bidets
  • TVs with cable channels
  • Kitchenettes, refrigerators, and stovetops

Languages

English, French, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 55 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 4:30 PM - 6 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 2 PM - 6 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This property allows no late check-in whatsoever.
  • Reception hours are from 8 AM - 7 PM from March - November. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in and a fee will apply.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Uncovered onsite self parking (EUR 8 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Mini golf
  • Snorkeling
  • Private beach nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 40 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Digital TV channels

Sleep well

  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils

More

  • Limited housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Rosadimare Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between EUR 5 and EUR 7 per person (approximately)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
The following facilities will be closed during November, December, and January:
  • One of the dining venues
  • One of the swimming pools
  • Bar/Lounge
The property will be renovating from August 7 2022 to August 12 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Select guestrooms
During renovations, the inn will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for EUR 15.0 per stay
  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport

Parking

  • Uncovered self parking costs EUR 8 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Facilities are accessible for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Francesca Bonassola
Francesca Villa Bonassola
Resort La Francesca Inn
La Francesca Villas Hotel Bonassola
Resort Francesca Bonassola
Resort Francesca
Resort La Francesca Bonassola
Resort La Francesca Inn Bonassola

Frequently asked questions

Does Resort La Francesca offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Resort La Francesca does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Resort La Francesca?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Resort La Francesca?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Resort La Francesca?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Resort La Francesca?
Yes. Self parking costs EUR 8 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Resort La Francesca?
You can check in from 4:30 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Resort La Francesca and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities such as snorkeling, and improve your game on the tennis courts. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the inn's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Resort La Francesca?
Yes, Rosadimare Restaurant offers Italian cuisine and ocean views. The dining venue will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Caffè delle Rose (13-min walk), Due Lune (2.3 mi), and La Gritta (2.4 mi).
Does Resort La Francesca have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a stovetop, a refrigerator, and cookware.
Does Resort La Francesca have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Resort La Francesca like?
Resort La Francesca is a short 10-minute walk from Bonassola Beach and 16 minutes' walk from Levanto Marina. Travelers recommend the inn for its quiet location.

Overall score and ratings

6.8

Good

7.0/10

Cleanliness

6.7/10

Staff & service

7.0/10

Amenities

6.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.6/10

Eco-friendliness

4/10 Fair

we left after 4 hours.
Driving to and in resort is scary, you are hanging on a cliff in a very very narrow -one car- road a mile in the sky. I am a good driver but couldn't avoid scraping the rocks and ruining the right front end of my rental car as I climbed up the zigzagging 70 degree road from the restaurant -which was closed -back to our unit. I couldn't imagine what would happen if there was another car coming down as we were driving up, it would've been an accident as the road is for one car. NO wifi service period in the unit. We had 2 towels only and NO shampoo . There's is a mini market in the resort which was a joke...,they open limited hours and didn't even sell drinking water or shampoo. the next place to buy anything is 10-15 miles away if you survive driving. There's a tunnel you could walk down the Beech to town but walking back up the cliff will be very tough. We were asked to take out trash before leaving and wash dishes if we use them.!!!?? I dropped the keys in the mailbox and left 4 hours after arriving. I have left 2 hotels in my entire life of traveling after Checking in , this was number 3.
sam, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Cinque Terre
A bit of a disappointment that there was not much amenities open, the room was only basic with old fittings but had the most lovely views from room and very peaceful until the above neighbors arrived then very noisy most of time scraping furniture around the room,, it is very hilly and not for the faint hearted,,, but as expected this area is of the most outstanding beauty and would definitely be recommending a visit to this area again
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Peaceful location with budget in mind
This accommodation was comfortable. clean and had fantastic ocean views. It was in preparation for winter shut down but we just wanted a quiet and clean place to stay - this place delivered. Access to Cinque Terre / Levanto is good but you must like to walk! Pathways to Bonasolla & Levanto were beautiful. Surrounding villages are great too. Was great value & would recommend - don't expect the Ritz - just enjoy the surroundings, which are stunning. Staff were friendly too.
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4/10 Fair

Dirty and not equiped for an "apartment" status
The setting was beautiful and accessible. But the resort was run down and we had to buy a lot of things that should of been provided which added more of an expense to our trip. Lots of broken things including toilet seat, etc
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Peaceful with Views
The location was remote, but beautiful and quiet. There is a nice walkway along the coast into Levanto, and it is flat and easy once you get down the hill—but hills are the point of Cinque Terre. The services on the hotel grounds are in good condition, but are somewhat limited especially as to when they're open. There really is no beach, although there is access to the sea, and it is very pretty. The beach at Levanto is only a short (20 min?) walk and it is extensive. The restaurant at the bottom of the hill has a limited menu, but is pleasant. Again, we went into Levanto and found many restaurant options. Sitting on the terrace overlooking the sea in the evening was fantastic. Almost all of the house have a terrace available. This peaceful oasis was a nice change from the hustle/bustle of the typical Italian cities. The access to the ferry and the Cinque Terre is great. You either need your own car to get there, or take a taxi from the train station (about 15-20 Euros in June 2015).
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6/10 Good

Beautiful view, but extremely inconvenient.
La Francesca, while located in a beautiful spot, should really only be considered if you drove in. Otherwise, the hike in and out of Levanto isn't practical, especially after a full day of activities. We ended up cabbing every night (€15-20 depending on who you get). The facilities themselves were clean, but probably more suited for the '80s. They require that you clean your own dishes or there's a pretty heavy fine. Front staff was very kind though, and helpful. The experience wasn't horrible, but I wouldn't recommend it if that makes sense.
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4/10 Fair

My stay was in late May and both pools were closed. Nothing at the so called resort is easily accessible. It takes about 30 minutes or a 15€ taxi drive just to get to Levanto train station. Then you must get on a train in order to get to Monterosso. Not a good location at all.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Remote and calm
The La Francesca resort is located in a beautiful area just north of the more-famous Cinque Terre refuge. However... The walk to the nearest train station to get to Cinque Terre proper is 40 minutes, which isn't easy for older folks. The resort itself is an entire section of hillside, but each cabin is old, with 1970s decor. Their restraunt was good, if a bit pricey, but good - the problem is that to pick another place to eat, you'd have to travel quite a ways because the resort is a bit remote from any other restraunts. There really is no service to speak of - they don't have maid service. The cabins are in passable condition - not falling apart, but definitely need a sprucing up. The rooms don't have climate control, so windows must be used - which is nice, but it makes the rooms and beds damp from the ocean air. It was fairly easy to drive to, but I certainly wouldn't recommend taking a train to this resort because you'd have to hoof it quite a ways. Overall, beautiful surroundings, and nice resort - but who goes to Cinque Terre just to stay in one remote place and not visit the rest of the cities? It was very overpriced.
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6/10 Good

Resort near Cincque Terre
We wanted to see Cinque Terre, and chose to stay at La Francesca. I would rather have stayed in Bonassola or Levanto for this purpose. La Francesca was a bit off for us. PLUS about La Francesca: Beautiful location, very quiet, great pool area. MINUS about La Francesca: very expensive and poor quality of rooms (it is no more than 3 star). We booked a room With sea view - but too many large trees all over the place, and we could not see the Ocean at all. Strict rules and little flexibility.
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6/10 Good

Beautiful view
Pool is always close, if you don't have a car , it's a problem because the personal don't care about you and you Will havé to transport your luggage alone in the mountain . The don't transport you at the train station as they write on there web site.
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