This was our third trip to Cinque Terre; specifically, Monterosso al Mare. It's also the third time that we have stayed at hotels owned and operated by the Pasini Family. The last two times we stayed at Hotel Pasquale for 4 nights each stay. What a pleasure it is to be welcomed by such nice people and treated as if you are part of the family. Emanuela, who I had previously met and dealt with during the reservation process, had just delivered a baby and was not working this time during our visit. Her desk and reservation duties were exceptionally performed by Ariana. We were also met by the family matriarch, Felicita and her husband, Angelo. Our checking in went very smoothly before we were escorted to our room on the 5th floor. It was spacious and had a magnificent view of the beach as well as the sea. It should be noted that all of their rooms have wonderful views. The other couple that we were with were given one of the 2 rooms that had a large balcony where we subsequently sat and drank wine while discussing what we did during the day. We were hungry from the train ride in from Milan and hadn't eaten lunch yet, so Felicita fixed us a meat and cheese platter and brought us a bottle of wine.
Each morning, we came downstairs to a wonderful breakfast of cappuccino (coffee or hot chocolate), fresh brioch, toast and jam, fruit, meats and cheeses, juices, rolls, cereal, and eggs to order. Felicita, her son Marco, and Ariana were very helpful in helping secure reservations for restaurants during the Lemon Festival that was going on during our visit. Angelo helped with the serving of breakfast as well as put a smile on our faces with his daily greetings. English is very well spoken and the staff goes out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. That's why we return. I should mention that, during our first visit to Monterosso, we stayed at Villa Steno, just up the hill from Hotel Pasquale. It's owned by the same family and operated by son, Matteo and his wife.
- Also Known As:
- Pasquale Hotel Monterosso Al Mare
- Hotel Pasquale Monterosso Al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy