This is an outstanding hotel in old town. Excellent service, clean, nice rooms! Highly recommend. Be prepared to haul your luggage from the train station...there are no cabs to drive you to the hotel! Of course, hauling luggage on the trains is no small feat either. Monterosso is an excellent little town. It was our favorite of the cinque terre 5 coastal towns...although the next one over, Varnazza (sp?) was a close second. Wonderful area. Warning that the hike between Monterosso and Vernazza is quite challenging. Don't underestimate it. But well worth all the views. The final leg into Vernazza is to die for!