I stayed four days at the Hotel Villa Steno and, as always, it is absolutely the best hotel for service, comfort, food, cleanliness, and hospitality.
First of all, the locale with its' balconies provides wonderful views of the town and sea. While close to the center of town, it is far enough up the hill to enjoy the peace and serenity of the area of the Cinque Terre.
Rooms: I have stayed in a single room, double room, and a room for four. All have been very clean, modern, air conditioned, with closet space, a small refrigerator and a tray with hot water maker for coffee or tea. Almost all rooms have a balcony with a view toward the sea.
Hospitality: Carla and Matteo could not be more generous and knowledgeable hosts. You feel as though you are welcomed into their home rather than just a hotel. The front desk staff has always been friendly as are the cleaning staff and those who help with breakfast. Information about the area is provided through brochures and personal directions and suggestions from Carla, Matteo and the staff.
Breakfast: A wonderful assortment of meats, cheeses, breads, cereals, yogurt, fruit, homemade coffee cakes, fresh and flasky croissants, juices, and fantastic cappuccinos, as well as other hot beverages.
Terrace: A terrace above the hotel offers day or evening enjoyment of wonderful views with chaise lounges, an outside shower to rinse off, and peace and quiet.
I cannot recommend or praise this hotel and its proprietors highly enough. It is my all time favorite in Italy!
- Also Known As:
- Steno Hotel Monterosso Al Mare
- Hotel Steno
- Hotel Villa Steno Monterosso Al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy