Sandro was the best, he waited at the main gate for three hours for us to arrive. We got lost on the AutoStrada!!!! Then he carried our large pieces of luggage down 200 feet of stairs to our room. Talk about dedication.... Need I say more about the service.
The room is the best we could find in Riomaggiore. Situated directly above the marina in close proximity to all the food and wine you could possibly eat and drink in a day. The decor is spacious, modern and well appointed with a real king size bed and if you have traveled enough in Italy you know that the Italians idea of king size bed are two double beds pushed together. The rooms are well insulated and when the windows are closed you can even hear yourself think. Although I cannot give it a five because it is not a five in the world of hotels. However, the Alla Marina is a five in Cinque Terre and the very best in town.