This is by far the best hotel in Lerici, it has the best view of the Golfo dei Poeti and it also had a Michelin star restaurant "i Doria" which is amazing, with breath taking views of the Gulf of Poets marina. This is also the same dining room for the defined by Sharon Stone as "orgasmic" and I must agree with her, the breakfast buffet has everything, from American eggs and bacon, to Italian breads, cheese, cold cuts, fresh baked cakes, crossiant (called brioche in Italy) and fresh squeezed juices.....need I go on? There is a private parking area for the hotel and a beautiful patio for relaxing and having a drink while taking in the amazing view. We had a nice spacious room on the top floor with a balcony where we had coffee in the mornings enjoys the amazing view and listening to the church bells...it is so peaceful and at the same time a very quick 5 minute walk down some stairs to the main square of piazza. The only down side since we were traveling from the US and had several suitcases was there were porters to help us with our luggage when we arrived, but there was someone there to help when we left as there are a few stairs to get thru from the parking to the main lobby. The port where you can get tickets to see the Cinque Terre again is a 5 minute walk (i suggest not taking you car to visit the 5 Cities, as the best way is by boat. But in my opinion the nice city was Portovenere (across the bay from Lerici), which is not even part of the Cinque Terre, but the boat does stop there. Overall we stayed 3 nights and it was a great way to end our 3 week vacation in Italy.