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Hotel Punta Mesco
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Monterosso al Mare
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Reviewed September 11, 2008

The staff at this hotel are what makes it special. Whether it was by e mail contact ahead of time or on site, they all went out of their way to be helpful and always with a smile. The hotel has no restaurant, just a breakfast room so we asked if we could have some ice so we could have our drinks on the front terrace. "Of course." Would it be possible for me to store my left over cheese from a picnic lunch in their fridge? "Of course', Diego and Veronica were two that I remember by name.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 7, 2008

The friendly atmosphere and comfortable settings make the Punta Mesco a fantastic place to stay. For the cost the rooms are a generous size, very comfortable with all full worked amendities (air conditioning was a saving grace when I was there). The location is close to the station, beach and places to find a cold beer. The benefit of it not been in the busy area of the town is that its also quiet at night. Its only a short stroll to the hub of Monterosso which gives you the opportunity to walk off the delicious food that you'll find in town. I believe that the place was great value for money and the staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly (which added to the whole experience). I recommend it to anyone that is looking to enjoy themselves and not spend a fortune.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 28, 2008

Hotel Punta Mesco was a mixed experience for us. The location was decent – close to the best end of the beach in Monterosso (the best end, because it’s the least rocky part of the beach…no beach shoes required), but it wasn’t on the beachfront, making it a quieter option in the evenings. There’s a nice fruit market en route to the beach with water, cheese, fruit etc., so it’s a good option in the part of the town with limited options.

It is one of the furthest parts of the beach area from the Historic Center, which is a pleasant but substantial walk for most dining options and for internet access (more on that below). There are a few bar/enoteca places in the beach area, and the one overpriced Michelin rated restaurant is very close to the hotel, but skip the two pizza places on the street near the hotel as they are both dreadful.

The rooms were large, but the first night, after asking for a quiet room, we were pleased to be away from the bulk of the rooms, only to be awoken by the sound of squealing cappuccino machines and dishes from the breakfast room directly behind our heads at 7:30 am. We were promptly and politely moved upon request to what seemed like a quieter option upstairs, but the paper thin walls made even coughs and sneezes from next door reverberate in our room as well.

The air conditioning worked well, the breakfast was standard plus for Italy (coffee, warm croissants, meats, cheeses, cereal, yogurt, meusli and fruit). The hotel provided towels for the beach, and a shop nearby is a good place to buy an umbrella to use at the free beach very close by (a better option than using the very expensive umbrellas and beach chairs – we paid 50 Euros for 3 days, and the store bought large umbrella was around 9 euros).

Our biggest complaint, though, is that the hotel actually lies on their website about their internet access. They claim to have it, and they don’t! No wireless, no internet point, nothing, and when you ask them how this can be even though they claim to have it on their site, they just shrug and say they’ve asked for it to be removed from the site but it hasn’t. Very strange. It was a long walk to the only internet game in town, and very expensive (5 euros an hour, the only discount at 10 hours). A real pain in the neck for those of us who need to check internet while on vacation, and if we had known how far it actually was, we would have pursued other options.

Overall it isn’t a bad option. If you’d like to be a short walk to restaurants, however, you may wish to keep looking.

  • Stayed: July 2008
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Reviewed June 4, 2008

Hotel Punta Mesco may be the best value for money in Monterosso because it has been modernized and offers clean, pleasant accommodation for an acceptable price. The breakfast is very good, and served in a large room. The staff are friendly. While the restaurant does not have ocean views, it is only about 150 metres from the beach (which is very busy). It is located in the "new town", which I would say is generally better for accommodations than the "old town". Very close to good restaurants...especially Mikis.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2008

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Hotel Punta Mesco and it was a pleasant stay. The hotel itself doesn't have any views but it's in a great location (about 2 min from the beach) down a quiet street. The room and bathroom are a good size and comfortable.

The staff was great. My husband and I decided to leave one day early and go to Florence on the spur of the moment (we left early bc it was going to rain the whole next day), and the hotel staff helped us a ton. Manuel at the front desk called several hotels in Florence until we found one with a vacant room. Then he printed out the train schedule for us so we knew what time we could catch the train. In general the whole staff was super nice and very willing to help in any way.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2008

We have recently returned from a wonderful three week trip to Italy. This was one of our favorite stops and hotels. Staff was very helpful with problems I encountered with my travels. Hotel was just up the street from the water, no views, which we found to be located just right. Walls a little thin, room a good size, and breakfast was as good as any we had at other stops. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 18, 2008

Hotel was nice, although none of the rooms had water views (which we knew before booking). Staff was friendly and the breakfast was decent. The hotel was also very close to the beach and to the train station. The only problem we had was that we were woken up early due to the tile floors. We think it was when they started setting up for breakfast (around 5 - 6 am), and moving chairs around - a little too early! Otherwise, our stay was great.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Address: Via Molinelli 35, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Monterosso al Mare
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Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Monterosso al Mare
#7 Family Hotel in Monterosso al Mare
Price Range: $150 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Punta Mesco 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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