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“good location and really poor service”
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Hotel Baia
Ranked #18 of 20 Hotels in Monterosso al Mare
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Excellent location, near the beach. Mean and rude ladies at reception, you don't feel as if you are in Italy .... All in all, good location, average breakfast and full of rude ladies....
Other than that, you can hear waves from nearby beach when sleeping, excellent feeling, you almost forget that downstairs at reception the National Guard is waiting for you!:)

Room Tip: rooms with balkony on the third floor
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

My family and I were disappointed with this Osteria. To start, the only waiter was not interested with our presence and threw the menus on the table. The food was awful, especially compared to the other restaurants around. Items were overpriced and not worth the bother. Overall, I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
Thank torana12 .
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

I'm torn about reviewing this hotel as 'poor' as I quite enjoyed my stay here. The reason for the 'poor' rating is because it's 3 star guest house at best, but with a 4 star hotel price tag. The rooms are very, very small and don't appear to have been updated in any way since the 70's. One day someone will buy this hotel and invest appropriately to make it an absolute stunner. It's a property that deserves to be updated and for the money they charge, they owe their guest more than they give.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Beacheshome
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

There's no chandeliers and polished marble, but our stay at the Hotel Baia was memorable for other reasons. For an old hotel built in 1911 this place is more like an old guesthouse - Fawlty Towers style. Our adjoining rooms were small, but clean, with basic fittings and appointments. The view from the window and balcony over the beach and along the coast to the other towns in the Cinque Terre was just stunning. I found myself standing there for ages watching the boats, the beach, restaurants and people, and enjoyed going to sleep listening to the waves.
The included cold buffet breakfast included a selection of cereals, fruit, croissants and rolls. Not elaborate, but quite enjoyable. Wi-fi is free in the lobby and struggles to cope with the high level of demand from all the users. Every member of staff we interacted with was charming, helpful and very patient with our lack of Italian. I can't understand people who travel to another country and expect everyone to speak the same language that they do!
We stayed 3 nights but didn't have dinner at the hotel restaurant (tables set up right along the beachfront) as there's many other places to choose from nearby. There's also a small and a larger supermarket within a couple of minutes walk and the train station is 50m of flat walking away, so you don't have to struggle with heavy suitcases up goat paths and steep, rocky steps.
This is a lovely place to stay, but don't expect luxury. We could easily have stayed longer.
Recommended.
Hint - get a room that looks over the beach.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank TerryY43
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Location was perfect! We stepped off the train & walked 200 meters to the hotel. Beach is right across the street. Our room was small & plain...but the beds were comfy, the shower was great, and we had an amazing view of the beach & ocean. Limited plug-ins for charging electronics. Since we spent very little time in our room, it was perfect for us. We were all about location. Breakfast was cold cereal, a few pastries, breads, cheeses, meats, juice, & yogurt. They charged 2 Euro for each beach towel rental. We just found a free place to lay on the beach. Swimming is great, but watch out for jelly fish! Elevator is only for "luggage, old people, pregnant people, or handikap people." Not a big deal for us...until we had to take the stairs after hiking to Vernazza! No WiFi, so we walked to old town Monterosso (a nice 10 min. stroll) and used the Wifi in a cute cafe next to the church. Old town has lots of great shops & restaurants. I would stay here again. The older lady at the front desk was a little grouchy, but you can't take that personal. Enjoy her for the unique personality that she has, kill her with kindness, and carry on. You cannot go to Italy expecting it to be like your own country. Carpe diem!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the sea.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Debra M
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

The Hotel Baia in Monterossa al Mare is a very nice, clean hotel. Although the rooms are very plain, you are clearly paying for the location.....across the street from the beach and the sea. The only negative is that the elevator can only be used for handicapped, and suitcases.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank MS2009
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Hotel is simple but clean, excellent cleaning by the maids. The location is the best, just on the main street in Monterosso, 20 m from the beach, close to many good restaurants and pizzerias, bakery's and bars, also very close to the railway station. On the down side, no elevator, the breakfast could have had a little more to offer. Internet can only be accessed in the lobby.

Room Tip: Not all the rooms have a balcony, I didn't mind though.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Disa S
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Additional Information about Hotel Baia

Address: Via Fegina 88, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Monterosso al Mare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 20 Hotels in Monterosso al Mare
Price Range: £123 - £226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Baia 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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Baia Hotel Monterosso Al Mare
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