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Hotel Villa Steno
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“highlight of our trip”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

This was like staying with family. Anna the front desk manager was warm and friendly. Extreemely helpful and informative. She even brought a snack to our room when she heard it was our anniversary. The room had a balcony view of the ocean...spectacular! The shower was hot and powerful which we love. Rooms were spacious and super clean. Great access into town. I don't know if I go to Italy again but if I do I will go back to Villa Steno

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for only 2 nights would have liked to stay longer.
We chose it because of its rating and also because WD could drive and park then walk easily into the town for the beach & dinner etc.
Matteo & Carla were a delight nothing too much trouble
The hotel and room was perfect we had a lovely balcony overlooking the town & the beach. The breakfast on the terrace delicious. Staff very friendly. We did the walk to Vernazza which was excellent and also ate at Trattoria da Billy at Manarola (caught the ferry) which if you like seafood is excellent. All in all we think Moreterosso is the place to stay and villa steno is also the place to stay

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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West Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

One of the nicer hotels on our trip this year. Good sized room. All things worked including shower and WiFi. We had a nice balcony area to relax and enjoy view of the ocean. Staff very helpful, arranged to us to have an early breakfast so that we could hike the trails before it got too hot out. Great laundry service.

Room Tip: Go for the ocean view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We didn't stay at the Villa Steno, we stayed in an apartment in town. The apartment is available by the night and is owned by Villa Steno. The two locations are about 4 minutes walking distance apart. Villa Steno is up on the hill side and has a commanding view.

The apartment is freshly remodeled, right in the heart of Monterosso on the second story of an ancient building.

The view from the window is of a bustling street scene and the thumping pulse of street life pumps into the room along with wonderful scents of flowers and food. The business activities subside substantially around 10 pm, so for us there was no trouble sleeping.

The apartment is nicely appointed with a bunch of thoughtful details like corkscrews, wine glasses and a small kitchen. The bathroom was clean and nice in a small package.

The hotel owner was entirely accessible and extremely helpful. We decided to spend additional time in this beautiful village and even though Villa Steno was booked, Matteo called a competitor, found us a nice room in a hotel on the beach AND let us leave our car parked in his lot. Parking is a big deal in the Cinque Terre and we really appreciated his hospitality and helpfulness.

Breakfast at Villa Steno is worth twice what they charge, don't be afraid to include it in your room price.

When we go back to Monterosso (it was that nice) we will definitely stay with the Villa Steno properties again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Recently stayed in a sea view room at Hotel Villa Steno. The room was spacious and well appointed. Bathroom was a little cramped but functional. Great courtyard attached to the room with spectacular views to the sea. Great place to sit on a Sunday night and listen to the church bells. breakfast was excellent and the staff were all very helpful. Minor issues for me, no robes and the stairs. As the hotel is located high on the hill it is a fair walk up and down. If you take stairs there are about a hundred up to the hotel or a very steep hill and drive. Okay for the fit but unfortunately I was hit with a bug and found the climb a bit of a struggle.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

We debated which Cinque Terre town to stay in and opted for Monterosso al Mare. Hotel Villa Steno was a perfect spot for us, a family with 3 kids, ages 12, 10 and 8. The breakfast was delicious, and plentiful, the espressos a great start to the day - all while sitting on a terrace overlooking the town and the sea. What a beautiful setting! We also had one of the largest rooms with a big terrace overlooking the water, and a separate sleeping spot for 2 of our kids. We drove in, so didn't have to deal with carrying bags up steps. for our daily walks into town and home, we loved walking through the lemon tree garden and through the streets to get to the beach. The rooms were extremely clean and the entire hotel smells like a lovely spa. the hosts were engaging, welcoming and helpful. the walk from Monterrosa to Vernazza had a tough beginning, but overall was perfect. 1 hr 39 minutes with kids. Highly recommend a stay in this hotel!

Room Tip: We had a great room for families - large and with a big terrace. Recommend if you are traveling wit...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Sunndalsora, Norway
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We stayed four nights at Hotel Villa Steno and couldn`t have it better! Here you find friendly staff, good service, clean rooms, good beds and good breakfast. Our room had a balcony with a lovely view over the old town and the sea.
I hope to come back to Monterosso and I am not in doubt witch hotel I would choose!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Villa Steno
Address: Via Roma 109, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Monterosso al Mare
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Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Monterosso al Mare
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterosso al Mare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Steno Hotel Monterosso Al Mare
Hotel Steno
Hotel Villa Steno Monterosso Al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy

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