We stayed 3 nights in this hotel surrounded by ruins in a prime location with gorgeous views from our room. Portovenere has absolutely wonderful ruins/history throughout this small town and breathtaking views. We enjoyed the extra walking up the steps to our room which overlooked part of the city and the water. The room was small, but clean and the location was perfect. Igor, the owner was pleasant, funny and always available for assistance. Be sure to ask about parking so he can give you directions on where to park. Restaurants specializing in fresh fish along the strip were fabulous. Great location to pick up the ferrie to visit the 'Cinque Terre'. You will not be disappointed!