Il Sogno di Manarola by The First

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Il Sogno di Manarola by The First

Guesthouse in Riomaggiore

8.2/10 Very good

51 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Via Rollandi, 175, Riomaggiore, 19017
Main amenities
  • 3 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Porter/bellhop
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Minibar
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Contactless check-out

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Cinque Terre Marine Protected Area - 1 min drive
  • Fossola Beach - 21 min drive
  • Castle of Riomaggiore - 25 min drive
  • Corniglia 5 Terre La Spezia - 49 min drive
  • Vernazza Beach - 57 min drive
  • Naval Museum - 35 min drive
  • Castello San Giorgio - 44 min drive
  • La Spezia Ferry Dock - 37 min drive
  • Gulf of La Spezia - 38 min drive
  • La Spezia Cruise Terminal - 38 min drive
  • Monterosso Beach - 87 min drive

Getting around

  • Manarola Station - 6 min walk
  • Corniglia Station - 18 min drive
  • Riomaggiore Station - 24 min walk

About this property

Il Sogno di Manarola by The First

When visiting Riomaggiore, Il Sogno di Manarola by The First is a great choice to consider. Rooms offer up nice touches like espresso makers, bathrobes, and slippers. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.

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
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; access will be through a private entrance

Required at check-in

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


  • Pets stay free
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 9:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Concierge services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Terrace

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 60-cm flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to 3 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 30 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is professionally cleaned; 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.

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).


This property does not have elevators.

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

This property accepts 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.

Property Registration Number 011015-AFF-0141

Also known as

First Manarola 5 Terre Apartment Riomaggiore
First Manarola 5 Terre Apartment
First Manarola 5 Terre Riomaggiore
First Manarola 5 Terre
The First Manarola 5 Terre
Il Sogno Manarola By The First
The First Il Sogno di Manarola
Il Sogno di Manarola by The First Guesthouse
Il Sogno di Manarola by The First Riomaggiore
Il Sogno di Manarola by The First Guesthouse Riomaggiore

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Overall score and ratings


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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Rod, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wendy, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Beautiful views, disappointing experience…the views are absolutely incredible. Unfortunately, the experience was not. We arrived and realized the key card did not work. Luckily, the housekeeper was still there and was able to let us into our room. She informed us that there would be workers painting outside our room the next day. This was the first time we learned of this work. The next morning, we woke up to loud construction and men on scaffolding right outside our window. Considering this was listed as a “luxury” stay, this was unacceptable. Our entire morning was interrupted and we had no privacy. When we reached out to management, we received a casual response. Overall, despite the view we would not recommend this location based on this experience.
Elsa, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Lovely but hilly town
Location in town was good. View was limited in our unit but was OK. Breakfast was wonderful & served to our room promptly at 8:30 each morning. Accommodations were a little tight but not at all uncomfortable. WiFi service was very good. Major inconvenience is lack of parking and need to manage luggage on steep streets and steps for long distances. Would not recommend this property to anyone with any mobility or cardiac issues.
Richard, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Excellent location! However not at all organized and the hotel does not deserve all the credits for something that already exists (e.g. view). We asked for parking, they told us it's not available, fine. They told us to use public parking and walk 500m for the hotel ( high steps included). They told us not to worry as they have porter service and they gave us his number (didn't provide any help calling him). When we called him he said "Oh I don't work today" ( Friday!!!!) but i will come tomorrow. And when he came the next day he asked on spot for a fixed fee to help us. So no help for parking (only paid parking by driving on our own) , no arrangements for porter service and finally extra charge for his one way service fee. If bottom line is just a room, sorry but the price is really hight for no service at all.
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Clean and new
Nice and clean room and premises. The only challenge is accessing it ... it’s a steep walk up of around 10 mins.
Ahmed Ali, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Best In the Villages... little things lose star
Overall, the accomodations were great. Don't think we could have found a nicer place to stay in the villages. Why I give it a 4 instead of 5 is a lot of little stuff... The WiFi is painfully slow (and I was around to remember dial up) and listing says there is Netflix (it was downpouring one day when we were there) and Netflix didn't work at all. Also no slippers and robes like the listing says. There is also no physical lock on the inside of the room door. Everything is electronic which is modern yet I still would have liked a physical lock. All that said, I would happily recommend this listing. The actual listing seems to need some slight editing but overall good stay.
William, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

great view and beds , but was not secure
Loved the view and the bed was very comfortable! Unfortunately you are high above the train station so you keep hearing bells and announcements. The couch was dirty as was the comforter ... the curtain for the shower door (that is right beside the bed) kept going up and down by its self !!! We also found that the master key to all the rooms was left in an open closet for anyone to use ... we alerted the property contact and closed the door but no one came to lock it .
Shannon, 2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The view! This property was very nice and comfortable. I would stay here again.
4-night trip with friends
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