Nestled into a cliff side around 886 feet (270 meters) above sea level, Il Borgo di Campi Inn is located 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from the beautiful village of Riomaggiore, one of 5 villages which make up the Cinque Terre National Park. Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and local vegetation, Il Borgo di Campi connects to Riomaggiore by a public minibus service with scheduled hours. A careful and laborious restoration process has produced 28 charming self-catering apartments. Access is via a dramatic 200-step vertical staircase offering exceptional views. Sitting high above the village, the on-site restaurant and bar's terrace boasts commanding sea views (closed Mondays). Il Borgo di Campi also offers guests the possibility to rent a scooter and discover the beautiful surroundings in a unique and exciting way. Moreover, a helpful cog train working according to scheduled times is available for luggage transport. Other amenities at this residence include free parking, a garden with barbecue grill, a playground, table tennis, and a safe at the front desk. Wireless Internet access in public areas is available for a surcharge.
It was probably exactly what I expected. Be prepared for the steps! Do not try to lug all your bags down. We put what we needed for the night into a couple plastic bags and took those to the room. But the view is incredible and that is why we stayed there. Location was particularly good for backpackers, hikers and students traveling. This is not a place for anyone with mobility problems.
The kitchen faucet did not work. Everything was very clean. Bathroom far better than I would have expected.
The cottage was great and had a small kitchen with all the supplies to make meals for yourself. The restaurant at the top was very good and served a nice dinner and breakfast. The views were amazing!
We packed small bags from our large suitcases to take down to the cottage as the stairs made it impossible to take heavy bags up or down.Don't let this deter this hotel it was worth the stay.
The steps down
The views were outstanding!! Can't get any better than up on a cliff overlooking the sea. A totally unobstructed view! It was magnificent!! Very quiet and secluded.
We stayed in one of the apartments on the property, and while spacious, it was down an incredibly long succession of steps! We are both in really good shape, but carrying our huge bags down, and then up, those steps was difficult to say the least. And they did not even offer to help, of course. The only staff member there at check in was a very disinterested woman. I never saw anyone in the restaurant. There were literally about 20 cats roaming the grounds. Couldn't get heater to work in room. Nobody around when we wanted to check out. Very, very difficult to find. I can't imagine finding this place in the dark when there is no one out to give directions.
Execellent view and the food at the resturant was very good.
The beds where extremely uncomfortable (Hard!)