After a 12 hour train ride from southern Germany, we were ready for a small bite to eat and a good nights sleep. When we got off the train in Monterosso we considered taking a cab as it was dark and after 9:00pm. My mother and I each had one piece of luggage and decided to wander down to the hotel after asking a cab driver for directions. Each with about 50 lbs of luggage the walk to Hotel 5 Terre was short and easy, I would say probably 10 minutes max.
We were welcomed at the hotel and given a map of the area as well as a train schedule without asking. We were escorted to our room within minutes and truly appreciated this gesture. We will call this check in absolutely painless. Yes, there were cats in the hotel and no, it was not the equivalent of a zombie apocalypse as some reviewers have insinuated. The cats do not go near any of the guest rooms, nor the sitting area or bar where guests use the wi-fi. I digress...
The rooms were quite small, and the bathroom was in unique form. I would not recommend our two double bed room to anything more than a couple. There is little room for turning around and three would certainly be a crowd. Beds were comfortable and clean. After a long day exploring each of the towns this is likely all you will need. Pardon this detail, but while sitting on the toilet my knees touched the shower, and such is a testament to the unique design of the bathroom. Neither the small room, nor the challenge of the toilet, took away from the quality of our stay as we were genuinely greeted every time we stepped foot in the lobby, we were referred to stores in town that would be of interest to us, and the coffee at the lobby bar was strong and fresh. All we really needed for our relaxing stay. To top it off there was an excellent European breakfast served each morning.
I will return to Hotel 5 Terre, and look forward to referring it to friends and family.
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- Also Known As:
- 5 Terre Hotel
- Hotel 5 Terre Monterosso Al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy