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“Wonderful Stay”
Review of Hotel La Spiaggia

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Hotel La Spiaggia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 July 2010

Another wonderful stay at this small gem of a hotel right on the beach at Monterosso del Mare, Cinque Terra. We had a very nice room with a view of the bay, breakfasts were wonderful and the hiking was, as usual, terrific.

Many wonderful conversations with the owner, Andrea Poggi. At first he seems like a very crusty old man, but once you make a little effort to get to know him you will find him a very warm, wise individual. He knows just about everything that there is to know about Italian history and culture, and is the best source I have ever found for the location of great restaurants anywhere in Italy. In fact, we often call him from another city, or ask him in advance when we are in Monterosso, for a recommendation, and he always comes up with a great one, usually moderately priced. He is truly a great resource.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2010

This is a lovely place to stay. As soon as you arrive you are made to feel welcome with the offer to partake in some wine and nibbles before they worry about checking out your credentials. A really nice informal touch that follows through the stay.

The view out to the sea and the luxury of just going down to the beach is well worth any extra star that an accomodation further in the town could have given us.

Andrea and his girls were very helpful with suggestions on where to eat, what to see and how to get there. If you are doing the walk between the towns it is well worth talking to Andrea to find out the best way to go about it.

We would have no hesitation in coming here to stay again.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2010

Not only was this a nice, clean hotel located in an amazingly beautiful location, the service was spectacular. Andreas and Ella treated us extremely well and gave us expert, personal service throughout our stay. It was my fiance's birthday and we had just gotten engaged, and Andreas booked a reservation at the best restaurant in town for us to go to. When we came back, Ella poured us a glass of champagne and sent us up to the room where there was a whole bottle of champagne, which we happily enjoyed on our large terrace. Every recommendation they made for us was an A+ and the hotel value was excellent. We would highly recommend you stay here on your next trip to Monterroso al Mare.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2010

this was my fourth stay at La Spiaggia in five years. Andrea Poggi has become a tour guide, teacher, and wonderful host to me. The hotel is right by the sea with many rooms having views of the sea. Through Andrea's guidance, I have been to wonderful restaurants and interesting hikes. There is an Il Fornaio just a few feet away. He staffs the front desk with his daughter Maria and long time assistant Ella who were very helpful and kind to us. Both speak English which was very important to me since Monterosso Al Mare was a little hard to find the first time. The rooms are always clean and very comfortable. We look forward to returning once again. The hotel is air conditioned and has wi-fi.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2010

We haven't been to the Cinque Terre and the La Spiaggia Hotel for three years and we were very pleased with the changes made. We were in the same Room 26 mentioned by someone else but they must have taken that photo sometime in the past. Our Room 26 had all new furniture, new bed, and a flat screen TV. The bathroom was completely remodeled. We had plenty of hot water and the pressure was great. Most of the rooms in the hotel now have A/C, ours did not but the outside noise was almost nothing. I can't say enough nice things about the staff. Ela and Maria were helpful, making reservations for dinner and for the beach. Ela even helped us change a train reservation, no easy task for English speaking guests.
Andrea seemed to be busy making recommendations to all his guests and we would all compare notes the next day at breakfast. Everyone seemed to think that the place Andrea had sent them was the best and many guests would return to the same place the next night. Could they all be that good? I guess so.
Like many small, family run hotels the desk is closed at night, between 0030 and around 0600. Unlike American hotels, the hallways are dark with small dots of light on the walls. You touch the dots and the lights in the hallway all turn on for a few minutes. I had seveal Americans mention thaey had never seen this before.
The breakfasts at the La Spiaggia are very good, yogurt, eggs, coffee, juice and several types of meats and cheeses along with several types of rolls and bread. We saw several people ask for tea and/or cappuccino.
We had an excellent time and would go back. We walked the 5 towns in 4 hours and 15 minutes and spent two great days on the beach.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2010

Arrived in Monterosso at Hotel La Spiaggia to find that our room reservation had been lost. Andrea and his staff found us a garden room, and presented us with a bottle of prosecco. What could have been a disaster turned out to be a very pleasant stay with a wonderful breakfast the next morning.
Would definitely return. Thanks to you, Andrea, and your wonderful staff.

  • Stayed: June 2010
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Reviewed 28 June 2010

I think this is the worst travel experience I have ever had. It is right over the noisiest part of town, but you can't shut your windows or you'll suffocate in the summer. the towels were rags. there is no staff on at night (is this safe to leave your guests completely unattended?) so we had some jerk ringing the buzzer for about a half hour downstairs trying to get a manager, obviously with no luck. The service was poor at best. The room the size of a closet. The owner thinks he's the mayor, and doled out nothing but what turned out to be bad advice. Its cheap, but you get what you pay for, don't you.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel La Spiaggia

Address: Via Fegina 98, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Monterosso al Mare
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Monterosso al Mare
#6 Family Hotel in Monterosso al Mare
Price Range: £105 - £131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel La Spiaggia 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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