This place is a wonderful gem, but DO NOT underestimate the amount of hiking you will have to do to get there from downtown Vernazza! We are healthy and in our mid-twenties, but hiking back to your room from town (especially with a backpack) was a work out! Be extra careful in the rain, as the old stone steps can be quite slippery.
L'eremo itself is lovely and charming! Our room opened up to the terrace (on which we enjoyed several relaxing dinners of local focaccia and produce from the market) and was clean, spacious, and had a wonderfully comfortable bed!
Our hosts were extremely kind and friendly! You feel as if they are your long lost Italian aunt and uncle! They both speak some English (even if you don't speak any Italian, you'll be fine), though not as much as the staff in a larger hotel.
As far as Italian breakfasts go (no bacon, eggs, etc) this place has the best! The woman who serves it is really sweet (and remembered our preferences each day). If the hot chocolate isn't on the table, ask for some--it is the best thing in the world!!!More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included