We stayed in Hotel Pasquale over the Italian Labor Day weekend this year and it was INCREDIBLE!
We came here upon the recommendation of Rick Steves and he has not steered us wrong yet!
This hotel is BEACHFRONT and every room has a spectacular view of the ocean and of the coastline. From the outside, it looks very quaint...it is built into the hill and there are even portions of the hotel built around rock! Inside...wow, I was not expecting such a modern hotel with so many amenities!
The first place I look in the hotels I stay in are the bathrooms. This one passed the test. It was small but beautiful and it had an INCREDIBLE shower with amazing hot water and water pressure. Seriously, it was a like a spa showerhead, it was so great. Everything was so clean and the towels were luxuriously thick.....a nice change from the other places we stayed in Italy. There was a hair dryer in the bathroom as well as an outlet that had a USA adapter built into it! I thought that was very thoughtful.
The bed was firm, but comfortable and took up most of the room. there was also a flat screen TV with English CNN and the air conditioning worked superbly. There was also a nice wardrobe to hang your clothes.
When we first checked in, we had a delightful glass of the renowned sweet wine that Cinque Terre is known for...called sciacchetra. Ask for it when you check in. It is DELICIOUS! The staff was so cordial and accommodating. Not only did they make reservations for us at a restaurant we wanted to try (Miky's...it's GREAT!), they also kept calling the local masseuse to try to track down an appointment for my boyfriend!! Talk about service!
Also, the hotel itself has a computer with internet that you may use for a very minimal charge as well as a sitting room with tons of magazines and books to browse. You can also rent beach towels from them at a low cost to use on the beach outside.
Finally, the breakfast....oh my goodness, the breakfast here was SO GOOD I don't know where to start. First, they give you this delicious brioche with powdered sugar on top. Then you have a choice of drinks (coffee, cappuccino, tea). They have an assortment of organic jams and jellies and fruit juices. I had this carrot juice that is like no other carrot juice I have ever tasted before...it was spectacular. And try the lemon marmalade that is a specialty of this region. Yum. There is also a variety of cheeses and cold meats as well as cereal and yogurt. And if you desire, you may also get a fried egg or omelet to order!
The service at this hotel is EXCEPTIONAL. Everyone was so kind and accommodating and we had such a great experience here. It was an extremely comfortable place to stay and although it was close to the train station, we barely heard the noise at ALL. And actually, being close to the train station made it easier with our luggage. This hotel is one of the best in this whole region. I've already recommended it to 2 different friends who are going to the region this year.
When I go back to Monterosso....this is where I am going to stay! :-) Thank you Hotel Pasquale for a wonderful time!
Gina, Marcus, Anna & Royce
- Also Known As:
- Pasquale Hotel Monterosso Al Mare
- Hotel Pasquale Monterosso Al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy