Better value in other places
This 4 apt. B&B is located outside Levanto on the way up to Ridarolo; a small village up a steep hill outside Levanto. It’s about a 20 min walk into Levanto and 30 mins back due to the steep terrain. The road into the B&B is very steep, hairpin turns, with blind corners. We ride a dual purpose motorcycle (pretty versatile) and we weren't pleased by the road condition of the entry (about 600 meters) or the main road and it inhibited us in accessing Levanto, which is a place we have traveled to on 5 previous occasions, love to walk in and hang out in the evening. Why did we choose here? Our schedule changed and we came here in advance of our usual booking at another location.
As accommodation the place is OK, reasonably clean rooms though with lots of old perfume smells, spacious, but with no wall divider between living and sleeping spaces. Our room, the 1st one ( Sun designation) was next to the parking area, convenient for luggage but all the other traffic walks by your door and window and it becomes a privacy issue since you can see all the way through to a person standing at the bathroom sink. It also is just below the main living area of the family and can be noisy until 2130 hrs. Also, each room has a patio with two chairs, and a divider between them.
Each room has it’s pro’s and con’s, but is equipped with a stove with oven (gas) a bit scary to light since you have to do it manually, microwave and a good espresso maker. Some rooms only have a door unit and no flow through from a window. There is no air conditioning here. It is darkly lit and can become musty with little air flow. The (4th) end room appears to be larger and brighter. The espresso maker became the highlight of our stay. Wi-fi is good but if the owner isn`t there then no one else knows what to do..
The host now works ½ days in Sestri Levante and he is the only one that speaks English, but the other family is pleasant and willing to help where they can. I’d recommend checking in after 3:00 pm. It appears they are losing business to others. Why? Well they have lost their interest in keeping the place up, no longer plant the vegetables that they used to provide to guests, and no longer provide olive oil for cooking. Matter of fact we had to ask for dish washing soap. However there is a sign that reads if the dishes aren't washed clean when you leave, there is a 30E fine. The kitchens aren't well equipped for use. The above ground pool is exposed to lots of bugs and debris so we didn’t feel comfortable using it and the area around the pool has artificial turf that is definitely out of place. Since it is an Agriturismo you can expect farm duties are performed each day there.
Would we stay here again, no? Doesn’t meet the basics for access to Levanto and there is better value other places. This place should be priced about 60E.
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