My mom (60) and I (26) stayed at this hotel for 3 nights on a 5-week European trip in August and September. We thought this hotel (and Cinque Terre) were just ok. First, the pluses: amazing views from the terrace/dining area. Our room did not have a balcony, so we enjoyed the hotel's balcony, using it to read during the day and share a bottle or wine in the evening. Also, the breakfast was very good at this hotel, and it is included in the price of the room.
Now, for the negatives: this is a very long uphill walk from the train station if you have lots of luggage. Taxis are very difficult to come by in Monterosso, and if you have lots of luggage I'd recommend staying someplace closer to the train station (granted, you may not get as nice a view, but it will save you a hassle). Also, our bathroom was tiny. I'm not really one to complain about bathroom sizes b/c I recognize all European bathrooms are very small, but this was small by even that standard. Additionally, our entire hall smelled like sewage, and we saw at least a couple of other parties complaining to the front desk. Finally, the staff was not very helpful. They couldn't really recommend restaurants, didn't have the bus schedules, and were often nowhere to be found.
I don't know if I would stay here again - the view was absolutely fantastic, but I bet there are much nicer places to stay within the same price range.
- Also Known As:
- Steno Hotel Monterosso Al Mare
- Hotel Steno
- Hotel Villa Steno Monterosso Al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy