This is a marvelous little hotel right on a sheltered cove of the Bay of Poets. There are only 8 rooms and each one overlooks the water which is literally steps from your window. The owner and her young daughter are charming. We speak no Italian and she speaks no English,yet we felt so welcome here. Although I highly recommend the Locanda il Senatore, there are a few things to know. We were there before the main tourist season and the whole area is more crowded later in the season. Also, the hotel is charming and the rooms are comfortable, but once people are up and moving about in the morning, the hallways are rather noisy. It would be difficult to come here without a car. The lovely town of Lerici is very close by and the bus stop is just up the hill from the hotel, but each time we took the bus we waited an hour for it to arrive. This is a place to come and relax and adopt a slow pace.