Hotel Porto Roca (PR) was absolutely fantastic !!!! This gorgeous hotel is built into the steep mountainside overlooking Monterosso, and the only way to get there is by a tiny (steep) walkway etched into this incline. The views are just breathtaking; and that's just on the way to check in. This is a 4 star hotel with excellent service. It features the greatest views of the Mediterranean Sea, and beaches below. The waters are crystal clear. The Hotel's facilities are excellent (although the swimming pool was being renovated). The breakfast area featured a gorgeous (and delicious) buffet, and seating that, as expected, offered beautiful views. PR has a classic bar, and lots of outdoor seating. The restaurant features very fine dining and an excellent wine cellar, although we ate in "local" spots in Monterosso. The staff was very friendly, helpful, and fluent in English. The rooms were gorgeous and spacious. PR is a quiet hotel and we slept great every night we were there. The way to get to PR is that you drive to the town of Monterosso, and park in the ONLY parking area that exists there. It is a large outdoor (dirt) parking area right on the beach; you can NOT miss it. It's super easy. You pull up, and the attendant can immediately tell that you are American. So he gives you instructions in English. You get a blank white credit card that you had better not lose or misplace ! You park your car anywhere you can find a spot, and call PR. They send a car for you and this car is clearly marked with the hotel's name; it's "idiot-proof". You take your own bags from your car to the parking area entrance and this PR car picks you up there and takes you to the front door of PR at no charge. The same car brings you back to the lot when you are ready to depart. You must have that white card, and you MUST pay in $cash$ (about 15 Euros/day). That PR car will also pick you up at the nearby train station if you are not driving there by car. If I ever go back to Cinque Terre (I'd love to), I will 100% for sure stay at PR again. It was fantastic, and so was the town of Monterosso.
- Also Known As:
- Porto Roca Hotel
- Porto Roca Monterosso
- Hotel Porto Roca Monterosso Al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Porto Roca is located 200 metres from the historic centre of Monterosso and at the start to the 5 terre path. Its extraordinary location between land and sky on the sea offers a relaxing oasis far from noise and stress of everyday modern life. It boasts 40 air-conditioned rooms and 3 suites. Our chef offers traditional and typical local dishes in our panoramic inside and outside restaurants overlooking the sea and harbour. ... more less
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