This may not be your cup of tea if you're looking for accommodation where you can relax at the hotel/B&B. Monterosso is a tiny town and from what we observed on our trip, is trying to cope with the large influx of tourists flocking to their beautiful little Cinque Terre. So in saying that, we couldn't find any accommodation above 3 star, instead there seemed to be an abundance of homes, 'Nonna Homes' as we decribed it, that have been converted into B&Bs. Now the rooms may be a little dated but thats not to say the service is of a any lesser standard.
Marisa made us feel so welcome in what we assumed is her home. The house has 4 rooms, 2 with ensuits and 2 without. Marisa lives upstairs and there are people living closely next door. Each morning at 9am everyone is seated for breakfast and you can tell Marissa is loving serving each person freshly baked bread and local honey. She remembers how you like your tea and coffee and will serve it to you for each morning of your stay unless you specify otherwise. She is also more than happy to serve seconds and thirds!!!
Anything we asked for, we were taken care of including hanging our wet bathers and washing on the line and borrowing wine glasses to drink wine with our panninis and pizza down on the beahch.
By the way Marisa doesn't speak a word of English however we spoke very little Italian and we were able to communicate just fine. If there was anything that really wasn't understood her daughter was called upon for translation, so it wasn't a concern.
If you're looking for relaxed, easy accommodation this is the place. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cinque terre Bed & breakfast Marisa The B&B Marisa is located at the first floor of a Villa. Marisa Bed&breakfast is just a few steps from the heart of Cinque terre, very close to Railway Station. We offer nice and clean rooms to enjoy a charming, typical B & B Accommodation for your lodging in Cinque terre. From Marisa Bed&Breakfast, you may easily reach the centre of Monterosso al mare and the beaches. Bed & breakfast Marisa is in a garden of orange and lemon trees.Bed & breakfast is run by Marisa's family, familiar atmosfere. Rooms with bathrooms ensuite. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- b&b Marisa Hotel Monterosso Al Mare
- Bed And Breakfast Marisa
- B&B Marisa Monterosso Al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy