Nice self contained room, but quite isolated place to stay if you don't have a car. We relied on... See full review
Mar 12, 2011
La Francesca villas and resort: a green oasis on the sea of Cinque Terre
Open all year around: 55 houses and apartments from 2+1 to 6+2 beds with kitchenette, bathroom and terrace, in a marvellous park overlooking the sea of Cinque Terre; the ideal place for a holiday immersed in nature.
Beach, swimmingpool, tennis, playground; restaurant, bar, minimarket.
The Village is situated on Liguria Eastern Riviera, between Bonassola & Levanto, in a protected area (15 hectares rich in trees and flowers typical of the mediterranean regions) close to the National Park of the Cinque Terre. The microclimatic features of La Francesca are due to its favourable position facing South and protected from the North winds. Medium temperatures, in fact, during the coldest months seldom fall below 10 and weather is dry and sunny for most of the year and windy in Summer. Rains, sometimes violent, sharpen underwood's perfumes, while in Winter citrus fruits grow ripe and roses come out with no risk of frosts. Tourists, who nowadays are more and more desirous to find unspoilt places, find in La Francesca the ideal place for a stay in all seasons. There, they can go through old tracks and discover landscapes, scents and natural flavours. The hotel provides the facilities like bar, parking facilities-at cost, pets allowed, reception, restaurant, swimming pool-outdoor.
We do not accept reservations for a specific cottage; preferences will be satisfied with an extra cost of Eur 50,00 only if the cottage is available. It cannot be rent by a number of people exceeding the one indicated in the price-list (infants included).
Pieces of furniture and equipments such as chairs, covers and towels cannot be taken out of or moved from a cottage to another.
Parking: free in the areas indicated (1 car per cottage, except vans and SUVs).
Damages: guests on arrival will check up the good state of furniture and fittings. Any missing or damaged item has to be notified immediately. Repairs will be carried out as soon as material and stuff are available. For non-urgent and out of office hours' assistance (before 8 and after 19) an amount of Eur 10,00 will be charged.
Complaints are taken into consideration only if they are brought to our attention on arrival.
Take care of your own personal belongings; we are not responsible for thefts or damages caused to vehicles.
On departure guests have to replace furnishings in the original location, wash up dishes, clean refrigerator, put bottles, papers and rubbish in the proper containers, turn heating and power switch to OFF. Eur 50,00 for non-compliance.
Visitors: they have to be notified to the reception for enregistration. An amount of Eur 15,00 is charged for this. Unauthorized persons will be advised to leave immediately (art. 614 of P. C.).
Sport equipments and swimming-pools: access permitted with respect of the regulations in force.
Pets: admitted with vaccination record and anagraphic data. An amount of Eur 8,00 is charged. Not to be taken onto the beach, to the swimming-pool, bar and restaurant. Owners are requested to pick up excrements.
Villaggio Turistico La Francesca Rooms
One roomed Apartament 2+1
Room with one double bed and one divan bed: max 3persons including children.The price includes parking, kitchenette, telephone, TV, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer.
Two Roomed House 2+2
Cottage with one double bed and 2 divan beds in living room max 4 persons including children.The price includes parking, kitchenette, telephone, TV, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer.
Three Roomed House 4+2
Cottage with one double bed room, one twin beds room and 2 divan beds in living room(max 6 persons including children)The price includes parking, kitchenette, telephone, TV, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer.
The private route, that from the entrance gate slopes down to the sea, offers beautiful views, but numerous are the footpaths taking to enchanting corners.
You can leave your car in a secure parking area and get anywhere on foot. This is good for adults, but mostly for children, who will be able to move around in complete safety.
If you feel like cooking at home, you can find provisions at the minimarket: fresh milk, Ligurian focaccia, vegetables and cheese, all of local production.
Sports and swimming-pool
For sports and relaxing there is a rich choice: indoor gym, 2 tennis courts, football and volley-ball fields, bowling, minigolf, table tennis, training in 9 steps (all these activities can be performed all year round).
The swimming-pool (25x10 metres), situated among pine-trees and oleanders, is open from June to September: sun-beds, whirlbath and aquagym courses are available in Summer.
In Summer, the small bar next to the playground is children and teen-agers' meeting-place for evening activities - always discreet - with the animators.
A green pinewood with so many lanes to be explored, with no cars, a mild and healthy climate in natural surroundings, where it is possible to run and play in the open air all the year through. A dream for many children (and for mothers).
In the large play area (10,000 sq m), children's kingdom, there are slides, swings, gymnastic equipments, table-tennis, minigolf; in the Rose Castle tales and tournaments can be invented.
For the older ones tennis, volley-ball, foot-ball and a lot of new friends.
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Loc. La Francesca-Bonessola (SP)
By Train (www.trenitalia.com): Roma-Genova line, Levanto station; then 4 kms by taxi : 0039/348/4417963
Genoa By Plain: Genova airport 70 kms from La Francesca (www.airport.genova.it); Pisa airport, 95 kms from La Francesca (www.pisa-airport.com)
The Village is situated on Liguria Eastern Riviera, between Bonassola and Levanto, in a protected area (15 hectares rich in trees and flowers typical of the mediterranean regions) close to the National Park of the Cinque Terre.
Please contact the village to get information about how to reach it :
The restaurant Rosadimare (Searose), situated on the extreme cliff of a promontory overhanging the sea, is surrounded, on three sides, by a two-level terrace, 350 sq. m. large. You can enjoy from it breathtaking beautiful landscapes on the Sea Park of Punta Mesco.
Our Chef proposes the typical recipes of mediterranean and regional Italian cooking.
The Italian traditional recipes take the lion's share, and particular attention is given to fish, pasta and sweets and tarts.
You can choose among a quick menu (for the youngest guests there is also a children menu), takeaway or a special menu Gourmet ( la carte), for a candle-light dinner in the sunset.
Meeting rooms from 50 to 150 persons available on request
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz
Nice self contained room, but quite isolated place to stay if you don't have a car. We relied on taxis which was expensive. The seafood restaurant at the bottom of the hill was nice, with a small shop attached for supplies but the walk back up was
rather hard work! Nice place to base yourself for Cinque Terre, surrounding towns have lovely restaurants. Interesting experience trying to have a swim in the hotel pool (think it's an italian thing...) where we had to wear swimming caps. Also had problems getting replacement towels and toilet paper, 'apartment' didn't get serviced during our stay at all. Would give it an overall average rating.