Four of us stayed in the Crismar Hotel from 24th April - 1st May 2012. We were impressed by the very central location - 10 minutes walk from the station at the end of a small alleyway (off a pedestrian shopping street) that opened out to a small square. The hotel looks charming from the outside and there was a warm welcome when we booked in. Our rooms were fine - clean and with an en suite bathroom. There was aircon and satellite TV. The addition of a small chest of drawers would have been useful. Breakfast was fairly basic, but there was coffee and juice, cereal and fresh milk and various pastries (including croissants with jam)..........we didn't set off for our visits to the Cinque Terre feeling hungry! All in all, a good place to stay - very well-situated for the town of La Spezia - a proper Italian town with a number of attractive features - a good market, a promenade where ferry boats depart, a castle and several museums as well as a range of restaurants and lots of shops. We would recommend it.