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Hotel La Zorza - Riomaggiore

1 star Hotel Riomaggiore

Via Colombo 231 - Riomaggiore

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Housed in a building dating back to the 17th century, La Zorza is a lovely affordable Cinque Terre hotel boasting a convenient location in Riomaggiore, a medieval town rich in history where you can admire the castle offering breathtaking sea views. The city of Riomaggiore lies in the Cinque Terre National Park.

La Zorza Hotel is named after the typical Riomaggiore vineyard and offers a great spot for a pleasant and relaxing vacation in the Cinque Terre, Italy. The hotel will welcome guests in a completely restored setting.

Start the day with a delicious Italian breakfast served in the charming breakfast room and after an interesting sightseeing tour or a pleasant day at the local beach, sip your favourite drink at the hotel bar. Moreover, in the breakfast room there is an Internet Point to keep in touch with your friends. 
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Guest Rating 7.6 Good
Based on 61 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Room size was fantastic, spacious and clean. Quite noisy due to the room being dir...

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Breakfast at Hotel La Zorza

A free continental breakfast is available between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Hotel Facilities at La Zorza

  • Bar
  • Luggage room

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 2 PM and 9 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
8.5

Clean

8.3

Location

6.9

Quiet

7.0

Spacious

7.9

Service

La Zorza Hotel reviews

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

Very pleasant and helpful staff. It more than met our expectations

6.9 Fair
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Room & shower cubicle was a little cramped in parts. Bedroom overlooking cafe below was sometimes very noisy if revelers choose to party below and your window is open. Town is cute and friendly; a great location and great food available nearby.

1.0
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

This is one of the least adequate hotels we have ever stayed in - dirty, old, worn. Bathroom was dirty and soap dispenser was broken. We were given no soap or towels, despite 3 requests daily. Instead the staff gave us little shampoo packets. Staff were very nice but it didn't make up for a very bad experience. Breakfast was inedible, but capuccinos were good. Do NOT stay at this hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The room was superb,it could have been the very one used showing a street scene in the internet ad.As soon as we saw the room we went and told the staff in the bar/restaurant how pleased we were and it had already set us up for a wonderful 4 day stay.The breakfast was simple and filling and the staff there and in the bar at all times were great fun and very helpful,particularly when we thought we were going to be caught up in a train strike proposed for the day we were leaving.Overall a holiday never to be forgotten and the Cinque Terre glorious.

6.0 Fair
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

There was a broke air dryer in the room. The reception was being renovated so due to it,starting from early morning untill late afternoon all you could hear was hammer noise. Breakfast and check out must had be done to "ca de luxi" hotel which is 300 meters up the hill far from "la Zorza". During day,evening time and early morning you could feel the building shaking due to the train vibration which pass right nearby. The room was clean,nice for a couple which doesn't request too much and just need to spend a short time in it. The location and surrounding area is excellent.

5.6 Ordinary
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Turkey

Great location, well renovated, comfortable rooms. But 5 percent more effort from hotel staff could make the place 50 percent better. Internet - despite the hype, not available in rooms. We had to sit out in the street like bums, trying to catch the wireless coming out of the hotel office. Staff excuse that the walls were too thick is nonsense, we kept getting other wireless networsk, just not ours ... Fortunately it was only cold, not raining. Breakfast - starting at 0830, puhleez the day is half over by that time - was poor: stale bread, watered down coffee, supermarket packet croissants, miniscule servings of food. No towel racks or toilet paper holders in the well renavted bathrooms (they had broken off). Beds kept drifting apart in the night - would a tie or even a bit of duct tape applied to the bed legs front and back have killed the staff?

6.4 Fair
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

The welcome wasn't as warm as we got in the numerous other hotels we visited across Italy. While the hotel itself was clean, we had immense troubles sleeping as the two mattress on the double bed would separate, leaving a big gaping hole in the middle. Also, would not recommend this to older couples or ones with young children as there are steep stars to access most rooms, unless you can negotiate a room at one of the lower levels, which really aren't many. For me, I'll try another one on my next visit.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Great service and accomodations. Our room had a balcony overlooking Via Colombo in both directions. Which brings me to my next point of being so close to everything you need: food, laundry, shopping, ocean and train station. Those that now Cinque Terre now there are lots of hills. La Zorza is at the beginning of the Via Colombo hill, so you don't have to pull your luggage up the hill. I will note that getting to the rooms is not an easy task with luggage. VERY steep steps with VERY small treads for your feet. Overall, I would most definitely stay here again! and again!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Quaint hotel, warm, friendly and very helpful staff, unbelievably good location. We went home and raved to our adult children about how much they would enjoy La Zorza.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ireland

We had a great stay at Hotel Zorra, we had booked for 3 women. Guido was more than helpful with finding out info about onward travel and also had extensive knowledge about the walks in the area. The staff were all very helpful and friendly and the breakfast was great. Not far from the train station which was excellent, no needing to drag bags up and down the steep hills. Thanks to all at La Zorza, would definitely stay here again.

6.9 Fair
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Hotel in right down in the centre of Riomaggorie. No one was there when we first showed up which was frustrating as we had a car that we needed to park. In the end all sorted out but they need to figure out an easier way to arrange this. Had we been told the car park and slot numbers before hand then we could have just parked providing we arrived in the daytime. Very very steep set of steps to get up to the room but we had little luggage so it was OK. Room was clean and bright, overlooking the street. Shower is tiny in diameter so a heavy person would not fit but it worked for us. The bed was extremely comfortable, the best in the 2 weeks we were in Italy. Their cappuccino was excellent, and best croissants we had in Italy. The restaurant (not associated with hotel) that is on the street to the left as you exit the hotel entrance is called Il grottino was amazing, best food we had in our 2 weeks.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • South Africa

Great location from which to explore the Cinque Terra. Not far from the station and easy to find. Rooms were recently refurbished, clean with airconditioning and a bar fridge which was most welcome. Staff were great and very helpful.Breakfast was good but expect the same every day - no variety. We were very happy that we made La Zorza our base as in our view Riomaggiore was one of the nicest villages.

7.1 Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Liked the room in the historic town centre. Expensive for the type of room, but excellent service

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We arrived very late at night as we were turned off our train because of a strike and had to take a taxi. The owner met us and took us to the hotel and helped to carry luggage to our room. Don't expect luxary - it's quite basic and very old, but interesting.You need to be fit.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

Friendly staff. Not so much a hotel as serviced apartments. The exterior looks very ramshackle, but the rooms were very acceptable. Breakfast basic.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

Riomaggiore is a place for active persons! This hotel is the best situated and has an acceptable amount of stairs. If you are less active choose Vernazza for your stay in Cinque terre. In Riomaggiore I recommend restaurant Grottino. They have a delicious fishsoup for two persons. Or try risotto frutti di mare at restaurant Lampara.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Netherlands

Cinque terre is a paradise on earth, beautiful landscapes, romantic see views and charming villages. However, visitors to Cinque Terre, should be aware that walking up steep narrow streets, steps, and not very accessible areas are common place here. Do not go there and then complain. You'll better go to Disney World.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

My 21yr old daughter who is studying abroad, husband and I stayed in a triple at Hotel Zorza. It worked out very well and we loved staying here. Our room faced the street so it was noisy in the am but closing the windows and turning up the ac helped. The breakfast was wonderful and fresh. My hairdryer didn't work but they were quick to give me a replacement-very friendly. I'd stay here again!

7.6 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This hotel is right in the center of the "glorious mess" of the center of Riomaggiore. We loved being right in the heart of local color and culture. This is not for the traveler who wants a pristine, "American Style" hotel, but for those, like us, who truly want to experience the authentic flavor of this wonderful small village, it is great.

2.3
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The towel bar in the bathroom was broken as was the hair dryer. This wasn't really a hotel since most of the rooms were private apartments. It was near the train station. I wouldn't stay at this hotel or in this town again. I also feel it was overpriced for what we got.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Austria

We stayed two days in a triple and a double room. both were very nice. we very much appreciated the friendly receptionist which gave as very helpful suggestions for touring cinqueterre and eating out. a wonderful place with very friendly people - we will be back.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

Good location in Riomaggiore, near train station. Nice room, crean, good space with air conditioner, refrigerator. Delicious breakfast. Attencious crew.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

We realy enjoy our stay in Riomaggiore and Cinque Terre. The hotelstaff were very nice and friendly and they were willing to help us to find god trackingroads. We had some wonderful days with tracking in the area around Cinque Terre. Maybe the breakfast could had been better. Marita and Ola

7.8 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

This is a charming historic little hotel right in the heart of old town Riomaggiore. The room was well supplied with good air conditioning, a bar fridge and a decent sized tv with some english-speaking channels (unlike a lot of 2/3 star Italian/French hotels we have stayed in over the years). Most of all the staff were extremely helpful and delightfully friendly yet professional. We'd go back in a heartbeat!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

great location lovely room friendly and helpful staff great breakfast

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We were greeted by a charming lady who loved aussies and she made us feel very welcome.Our room was clean and tidy and extremely comfortable with a great view of the street. The hotel is a short walk from the train station and you don't have to walk up lots of stairs to get to it. We would recommend this hotel and cannot wait to return.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

La zorxa is a very nice place with great staff, friendly and english speaking. Always a smile and some words. Great service. The room was nice and tidy, not to big but quite charming. The only minus is the breakfast which is not the best we had, only croissants and coffee and the thin doors that made us hear all noises from the hallway. Strongly recommends this hotel

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

I would definitely stay here again. The room was clean and well taken care of. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating.

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The location was good, close to train station, good restaurant across street, on main st. The building was old w no elevator, some steep steps to rooms outside (wet in rain). Rooms are small but updated & nice, had a small fridge, bathroom very small. Staff was very nice, breakfast room small & meal basic, no fruit or yogurt, cheese. Not for senoirs or those w lots of luggage, which you should never have in Europe, ONLY carry-ons. I would recommend it, price is good.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

The quality and location of the hotel was fine. No problems. However, there was a problem with the reservations and the man responsible for overseeing this problem was rude, hateful, obnoxious and downright disgusting in his attitide! That would keep me from coming back or recomending the hotel to my friends!

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Norway

We stayed at the hotel for ten days, in a room with a double bed which they made into to single beds. The hotel is in the center of the city, and we had our window out in the street. Night time it was very quiet, and in the morning we heard the city wake up. We loved these mornings, with the sounds of the people talking, the shops that opened and once in a while someone sang. The ovners of the hotel, and all the people working there, are friendly , helpful and full of care for their customers. We couldn`t have found a better place to spend our ten days in Cinque Terre! All our regards to all the friendly people at hotel La Zorza. Laila Nilsen and Gerd Ester Lien \

6.4 Fair
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The room we had in Riomaggiore was the largest we had in all of Italy, if not layed out strangely in a three-level way. We were right on the main square of the town, but the noise was not bad at all. The bathroom was large and the showers hot. The breakfast room seemed quite large and had a lot to offer (for Italy) in the way of breakfast options. The city square has everything you could need, even a laundry to get you through the rest of your journey. The stairs up to our room were very steep. This was not an issue for us, but anyone with any incapabilities should be ware! Upon arrival we found that there were lots of other options for lodging that included a sea-view, at a much lower rate. The reception person was mildly friendly, and not that welcoming. (This town was kind of a tourist trap in general, and our experiences with dining were the worse of our trip.) However, you cannot beat the scenery and hiking. The room we had was much to cave-like and I would not stay here again for the rate I paid.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The outside of the hotel looks old and quaint but the rooms are bright, clean and modern with some nice rustic touches (wood on ceiling). Nice view of the street from window. Lots of stairs to climb to room; fewer at rear entrance. Breakfast was rather simple partly composed of packaged food. Beware of the caffe lungo; drinking the entire pot can be too much for the bladder. A loud Saturday night concert could be clerly heard from the room window.

7.7 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Nice hotel in a restored 17th century building. Room not excessively spacious, but providing all reasonable comfort, clean bathroom, adequate closet facilities, air conditioning extremely quiet and efficient. Street noise can be effectively eliminated by closing the windows. Advice to travellers going to Riomaggiore (not related to the quality of this hotel), be prepared to walk all hills, with a very steep incline from the hotel to the parking area. Parking is limited and expensive as well As far as hotels go, we would return, but we are not the type of people that love climbing steep steps. Cinque Terre for us was a disappointment

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • US Virgin Islands

The staff (Elenia) was very friendly and informative. Great experience in the Cinque Terre.

4.7 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was the only hotel we could find(looking two months in advance)in which to book a room for the two nights we wanted in any of the five towns. I liked Riomaggiore more than I expected to, but for the price this hotel offers very little. The young Riomaggiore native in the office/breakfast room -- Elena -- could not have been nicer. But 221 Euros was at least 60 too many!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We really enjoyed our stay at La Zorza and its sister property Ca Dei Duxi. After a 2 night stay at La Zorza, we decided to make our base for exploration of the Cinque Terre at Ca Dei Duxi, which they recommended to us for the longer stay. We dealt with the same people at both properties. The complete apartment at Ca Dei Duxi was like our own little villa. The staff at both properties (many overlapping)were excellent, spoke good English, and politely endured my less-than pefect Italian. My thanks to Elenia, Anna, and all the staff of both properties for making it a memorable stay. Both places were kept immaculately clean, the cleaning staff never bothered you by banging on the door at some ungodly hour of the morning but somehow always knew when you had left the room and it was always ready again when you returned--don't know how they did that (US hotels should take a lesson here). The rooms were quiet and very pleasant and very competitive in price. I would recommend these two properties to anyone looking for a friendly, no hassle place to stay while visiting the Cinque Terre.

6.4 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Nice

7.9 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

La Zorza is close to the station and ideal if you are lugging bags and packs, not so good if arriving by car as the carpark is way up the very steep hill.The Hotel was clean and looked as though it had been recently renovated. A bit expensive but compared to stories we heard of others this was really good value.Breakfast was basic but fine, its what you get in Italy. Our room was light and looked onto the street but was well soundproofed, so the drunk college students fighting outside at night and the early morning roadworkers were not heard. The receptionist was very friendly and spoke good English. We both loved the coastal walk and the sunsets over the Ligurian Sea. Note to older travellers, all of Cinque Terra is very steep and if you have difficulty walking you may find the place hard to get around. Those who enjoy walking and spectacular scenery will love this area.

7.9 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

Since the hotel had a one star ranking.. it exceeded my expectations in all aspects.. they should have given it 3 stars at least! Wonderfull accomodations, only the parking area was not sufficient.. communicate on beforehand how you can reserve a parking place.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

Nice hotel, but parking problems. We think that the breakfast was to simple.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Hong Kong

7.2 Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

0.8
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

7.7 Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

7.9 Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Chile

7.9 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Belgium

6.6 Fair
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

6.8 Fair
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

7.4 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

6.8 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

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4.6 Ordinary
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.8 Fair
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.0 Fair
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.4 Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

5.9 Ordinary
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

La Zorza offers 9 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the Cinque Terre area will have access to desks and safes.

Bathrooms are outfitted with showers. Refrigerators, minibars and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Mini fridge
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning

Distances from Hotel La Zorza

Castle of Riomaggiore - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Church of San Giovanni Battista - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Guardiola Tower - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Fossola Beach - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Museo Nazionale dei Trasporti - 5.7 km / 3.6 mi
Vernazza Beach - 6 km / 3.7 mi
Chiesa di Nostra Signora della Salute - 6 km / 3.7 mi
Chiesa di Nostra Signora della Neve - 6.2 km / 3.9 mi
Amadeo Lia Museum - 6.4 km / 4 mi
Palazzina delle Arti e Museo del Sigillo - 6.4 km / 4 mi
Museo Diocesano - 6.5 km / 4 mi
Museo Civico Etnografico Giovanni Podenzana - 6.5 km / 4 mi
Church of Santa Maria Assunta - 6.5 km / 4 mi
Museo Tecnico Navale - 6.5 km / 4.1 mi
Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - 6.5 km / 4.1 mi
The preferred airport for La Zorza is Genoa (GOA-Cristoforo Colombo) - 78.9 km / 49 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.