Nice hotel with great staff
Posted Aug 29, 2016
We spent two nights here as a base for exploring the Cinque Terre. Rooms are simple but clean, comfortable and spacious. The front desk staff were extremely friendly and helpful, with advice on what to see, train tickets, dinner recommendations (we drove into Portovenere both nights), etc. The hotel has a useful shuttle to take you to the train station (from where it's just a few minutes to Riomaggiore and a little longer to the other towns) but you need to make a reservation at the front desk first. Breakfast is in a nice, sunny room beyond the lobby with lots of choice. Have to mention how hard-working all the staff are at this hotel and especially in the breakfast room -- constantly re-setting tables, replacing dishes and food, refilling the coffee and bringing in new cups, and all with a smile. Very impressive! The location of the hotel is handy if youre driving -- easy to get to from autostrada and plenty of parking -- although it's off a busy street with an industrial feel. There's more of a neighbourhood feel if you walk left out of the driveway and down the alley to the next main street where there are a few restaurants, Tabacchi, etc. Overall, we enjoyed our stay here.