10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A Perfect Stay
"My family and I stayed here in June and we found the rooms to be relatively spacious, clean and comfortable. Though we toured Italy during a heat wave, the large windows and fans meant that the room was quite comfortable. The beach is less than one block away and so we found the location perfect for us. What made our stay most memorable was the graciousness of the owner and staff. They made us feel most welcome as soon as we arrived and they did everything they could to make our stay most enjoyable including restaurant recommendations. When I let them know that we would be checking out early in the morning they even made sure that our car was directly at the exit of their small parking lot so we would not be delayed in our departure."
- Travel date: 3rd August 2006
good value for dollar wonderful staff
"After spending a night at hotel Spiaggia, hotel C.T. seemed like a bargain and was a pleasant surprise. My only complain would be the walls are a bit thin if you have loud neighbors. Staff at this hotel are EXCEPTIONALand did everything possible to make our stay pleasant. The Breakfast was satisfactory and it is well situated, close enough to the train for arrival and departure but not to close to enjoy it passing by every 15 minutes. Restaurants are only 10-15 min walk away. Basically I would recommend this Hotel"
- Travel date: 9th May 2006
5 Terre Hotel an excellent base for exploring Cinque Terre
"I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the 5 Terre Hotel. We arrived there after an arduous train journey from Venice via Florence. We were greeted warmly and shown straight to our room, the bags were delivered within ten minutes. The hotel is located at the northern end of Monterosso - just a five minute walk from the train station and close to cafes, shops, restaurants, laundromat etc. Our room was clean and comfortable (the shower is excellent with good water pressure), with lovely views over the tree shaded courtyard. The staff are delightful, by the end of our five day stay we felt like family. There is a well equipped bar near reception and a choice of three lounge areas, one of which has a TV. Vittorio mixes heavenly cocktails and we made the most of those! A good selection is available for breakfast, and you can even toast the bread - This was the first time we had seen this in the Italian hotels we had stayed at. The breakfast room is spacious with views of the garden and courtyard. The walk along the foreshore to old Monterosso is a lovely stroll and always interesting - we met a number of Australians and Kiwis who kept us up to date with the football scores! I wholeheartedly recommend this hotel - it's in a nice quiet street but handy to everything, and good value. Monterosso is the largest of the towns and as such has the best choice of restaurants, bars etc so is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of Italy."
- Travel date: 31st December 2005
Try the Limoncello, beware the Grappa, enjoy the pace of life
"This hotel is great for the area. This is a small village and the the hotel is well situated in the new area of the village. Our corner room had views down to the sea. The bathroom was modern and well finished. The staff was very friendly. There was little English spoken but that should be expected (learn some Italian). Like many hotels in this part of Europe, the rooms are not overly soundproof so you will need to rely on the decency and courtesy of your fellow guests. You will not go hungry, nor be disappointed with this fantastic area and hotel."
- Travel date: 10th December 2005
A great find - Hotel 5 Terre (Cinque Terre)
"We spent three nights at the Hotel 5 Terre in September 2005 and found the hotel to be a delight. A quiet location, clean and comfortable rooms plus a charming man Vittorio who has worked there for more than 30 years. Whether he is behind the bar or the reception desk he was a delight and very helpful. Breakfasts were excellent and we would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. Drinks including coffee from the bar were very reasonably priced. The hotel is about 10 minutes walk from the Monterosso train station."
- Travel date: 18th October 2005
Hotel Cinque Terre- a fine 3 star
"This quiet hotel was lovely. The gracious host and hostess were helpful, and spoke fine English. The room, dressing area, and bath were clean and quiet - -and polished marble bath a nice touch! The location was a short walk from "new" downtown, train and restaurant areas - and a 200yd walk to the public beach (hotel provided large beach towels). Our room opened to street below, and though we had our windows open no noise problem at all. The breakfast was fine, warm croissants, meat, cheese, canned fruit, cereals, yougurt, bread. There are comfortable sitting areas inside and out. This is a fine little place, for travellers who do not need the glam and glitz."
- Travel date: 24th September 2005
If only it had air conditioning, ...
"Good location in new town and an easy walk from the train station, easy to find. Staff is very friendly and recommended an excellent restaurant - La Taverna on Via Molinelli. We had a small quad room which consisted of 2 twin beds and the typical "king" bed (2 twins pushed together). There was a large wardrobe so that there was a place to put things. Provided beach towels and directed us to a nearby free beach. No air conditioning, but the room had a ceiling fan. Very small bathroom, the shower stall was only 2x2 feet and we all banged our elbows; don't drop the soap! Also in the room: hair dryer, toileteries, and a safe. There is a small elevator. The breakfast buffet was adequate, similar to other places we stayed in Italy. Expensive for what you get, but so is everywhere else."
- Travel date: 23rd July 2005
"We arrived on a warm day nearing July, and found a choice of 2 rooms: one quad with 3 beds squished in the same room and 1 small bathroom OR 2 seperate doubles (one w/no fan) and 2 bathrooms but split up. We decided on the second one, and were very miserable in the sticky heat. The breakfasts were a bit disappointing, but the staff gracious and hospitable. We were given a fan to put in our room, which made the situation more bareable. The rooms were very, very small and plain.(the picture on the website is not accurate to the standard room). It turned out to be fine, but the website does a better job showing the area than the hotel. We also discovered their large (but hidden) patio and enjoyed my daughters 10th birthday there. There is also a large lobby, but unfortunately no air conditioning anywhere."
- Travel date: 19th July 2005
"My girlfriend and I stayed at Hotel Cinque Terre for five nights. The rooms are clean, though not overly spacious. Our main complaint was the complimentary breakfast. We always arrived near the tail end of the designated time, and got the distinct feeling that the food was less than fresh. Many items were picked over, and the ones that were left were...well, after one bite, you knew why. The location is good and the town is wonderful, and the hotel is reliable, just not the breakfast."
- Travel date: 29th October 2004
Life is good
"We stayed at the 5 Terre hotel in Monterrosso. The hotel was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was very nice, but the best thing about the hotel was the staff. They were friendly and extremely helpfull. All of their recomendations were right on the mark. GO. Visit the towns, enjoy the beach and the food. If you can't relax there you have a problem!"
- Travel date: 17th June 2004
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