The hotel is family owned and operated; the owner is nothing short of amazing. He is nothing short of amazing, so helpful with tours, the hiking trails, and ferry coordination. The hotel is one of very few that has parking in the Cinque Terre, and the drive in is not for the faint of heart. Once there, the hotel is simple, no luxuries, but it is incredibly clean and convenient. The rooms on the top terrace (more stairs!) have great views of the ocean and sunsets. The hotel itself is at the top of the hill in Riomaggiore, easy for cars but a little walk up the hill with luggage from the train and ferry. Breakfast was again simple, with espresso made by the owner and his wife. If we make it back to Cinque Terre, we would definitely stay there again.