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“Fantastic Hotel in Monterosso”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Villa Steno

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Hotel Villa Steno
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“Fantastic Hotel in Monterosso”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2008

We stayed at the Villa Steno for 3 nights in July. This is one hotel that I cant recommend highly enough. The room was spacious and clean with a door leading to a balconey that overlooked the whole of Monterosso.

Breakfast was typical Italian fare, cold meats, cheese etc and was accompanied by fabulous coffee. Our hosts greeted us half way up the stairs and offered to take our bags from us, which was appreciated.
Whilst there is no pool at the Villa Steno, the beach is just down the road and for EUR 25 you can hire 2 beach chairs with umbrellas which are yours for the day.

We have already made a pact that we will go back to Monterosso and spend a week in this wonderful little hotel and village.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2008

We loved our time in Monterosso at the Hotel Villa Steno and absolutely loved Matteo and Carla. They were such gracious hosts, helpful with travel arrangements, and had local knowledge and advice about everything. Great breakfast, lovely rooms and amenities and close to everything in town.

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  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2008

In August this year my fiancé and I travelled around Europe and stayed in a lot of hotels. This was by far the best hotel we stayed in throughout the trip - it was clean, well located, decent sized room and views to die for. After an exhausting walk you will need it! The hospitality and service of the owners was probably the highlight. It wasn't the big things it was the little things that they did that counted....It was true personal service is all about. I can not recommend this hotel enough. You will not regret it! Try the coffee - It was amazing. We drank two pots everyday and I don't usually drink coffee. If you are planning on staying here a couple of days, double it and take a few days off Rome....We wish we had of done that and do this last as everything else will not compare
You must walk the entire track; it is well worth it and start at Monterosso, not the other end! (Get the hard part out of the way early in the day).
There is a little restaurant above the beach that is amazing. Just pop into the main part of town (near the clock) and head up to the left. It's the only restaurant up there so you can't miss it. Amazing views, amazing food, amazing service!

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  • Disliked — Nothing Loved it all
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2008

Our Australian family of four had the good fortune to experience the world famous hospitality of Hotel Villa Steno and we are still talking about it. We journeyed throughout Europe for six weeks, but this establishment was the highlight.

The fabulous views from our balcony the like of which we have never seen. Delicious breakfast on the terrace overlooking the tiny village which itself is a thousand delights. Our room was beautifully appointed, clean and spacious with lots of windows opening to the vista beyond.

And of course who can forget our charismatic hosts Carla, Matteo and dear Amy who filled our days with sunshine and cheer. We will definitely be back, but much longer next time! Viva Villa Steno!!

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  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2008

We (a family of 4 from Australia) recently stayed at the Villa Steno in the beautiful Cinque Terre and can't praise it highly enough. The room was incredibly spacious with a separate room for our children. This was not always the case elsewhere on our trip. Our room overlooked the town and coastline and the view was second to none. Breakfasts were included in the tariff and were excellent. The cappuccinos were superb. However probably the best thing was the hospitality of the owners and staff. They were incredibly friendly and made for a thoroughly enjoyable stay; one I would recommend to anyone.

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  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
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Mobile, AL USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2008

From the first moment we stepped onto our terrace we were in love with Monterosso. Hotel Villa Steno has the most magnificent view we had ever seen. We were a group of two couples and we stayed in the two rooms that shared a bathroom. The service, food and rooms were all top notch. We especially thank "California Dreamer" (pretty Amy) for taking care of us. She did an excellent job and was pleased to get us anything we requested. All four of us agreed that this was the best hotel of our 19 days in Europe. We could have stayed there forever. I recommend taking the taxi from the train station. Otherwise, the stairs are doable and it is a pretty walk. We all saw an Olive Tree for the first time in our lives. We also enjoyed the lemon trees and grapevines. The whole thing was awesome! We highly recommend this hotel and will return some day.

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — The stairs
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
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Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2008

My family recently stayed at Villa Steno for three nights. Had a lovely time. Carla and Mateo were very gracious. The breakfast provided was the most generous and tasty that we received on our entire two weeks in Italy. The view is phenomenal! The church bells were charming and the Mediterranean! What can I say. I would definately stay there again. A charming experience!!!

  • Liked — the view and the service
  • Disliked — quite a walk up from town
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Villa Steno

Property: Hotel Villa Steno
Address: Via Roma 109, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Monterosso al Mare
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Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Monterosso al Mare
#1 Romantic Hotel in Monterosso al Mare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Steno Hotel Monterosso Al Mare
Hotel Steno
Hotel Villa Steno Monterosso Al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy

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