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“Very basic 4 star hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Palme
Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Monterosso al Mare
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very basic 4 star hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

We arived in Monterosso and it was raining. The Palme is very close to the train station so we only had a short walk which was vey good. It is not in the "Old town" which you get to via a tunnel.
We were greeted promptly and asked for our passports, I handed them over and they were retained. In every other hotel we used in Italy the information that was required was collected and passports were returned immediately. We did get them back later that evening.
The lady on in the evening, I think her name was either Emma or Emily, was very helpful and had suggestions for the next day. Unfortunately there had recently been a landslide which hurt several walkers and after the rain of the previous few days the walking trails were all closed.
We ended up catching a boat from Monterosso to Riomaggiore and then catching the train back between each village.
The villages are very picturesque and my youngest son was particularly impressed by the boats being parked on trolleys along the streets and the boat lift.
The hotel breakfast was plentiful but beware of taking anything from the breakfst room. There are warning signs against doing this placed in the elevator.
The room was very basic and we couldn't open the bathroom door fully. The bathroom was compact to say the least and the shower cabinet the smallest I've ever seen. I think if you were weary after trekking all day the shower would have been a disappointment.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

All in all a good hotel for a few days. Clean and tiedy. Comfortable.
We were able to walk everywhere. On the only wet day of our holiday when the tracks were closed there was plenty of space and lounge areas to sit read and be waited on. The only thing I don't get is the restricted Internet time. 30 - 60 mins at a time. It's was a small pain.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

My cousin and I stayed here for six days in 09/12. The hotel is in secluded location just off the beachfront in the new part of Monterosso (Fegina), close, but not too close, to the station and all amenities. The hotel is a modern resort hotel, designed for coolness - tiled floors and simple uncluttered rooms with aircon and flatscreen TVs (at least in ours). It has pleasant small bar and lounge and an outside palm-shaded area for guests. Both our rooms were newly furnished and spotlessly clean (and maintained so during our stay). Breakfast was generous and varied and catered for my cousin's gluten intolerance (notified in advance). Staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. All in all we would definitely recommend this hotel. But it is what it is - if you want plush surroundings and antiques it's not for you, which may explain some of the comments!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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So Cal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

The most basic room I have been in. Maybe like a Motel 6? The breakfast was reasonably robust however I as well as a friend of mine eating at separate times were scolded and told we couldn't take our plates outside to eat. We encountered three different individuals in the reception area. The first was fairly demanding that we give her our passports and come back when she could get around to entering the information. Six of us then went and demanded our passports. They then found a copier to make copies. It didn't seem to exist before.
I honestly felt like these people felt like our showing up for our room was an inconvenience to them. We have been in Italy for nearly two weeks and this is our first negative experience.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Porsgrunn, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

A lovely hotel with secluded garden, and close to the center city and beach.
Short walk to "The old town" and it`s attraction`s.
A good choice when visit Cinque Terre, and make the famos walk between the 5 cities.

Room Tip: Rooms on the west side have good view.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Montaione, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

My 3 girlfriends and I rented 2 rooms here to enjoy a couple of days at Cinque Terre, and we had a great time! The included buffet breakfast was really good, and the reception staff (well at least 1 of them) was amazing. We loved that we could walk so easily down to the beach and also to the train station. The room was basic but nicely air conditioned and comfortable! Only complaints would be that the parking at the beach is very expensive and if you don't get a free spot at the hotel, that's where you'll have to park. Also, the internet wasn't working while we were there and we kind of needed it...so it would have been nice if they were more apologetic about that. But my friends and I were happy!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Praiano, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Best location on the 5 terre stretch for its beach front, free parking (which is limited so be careful!) and easy access to everything by foot, train or boat.
The friendly staff gave me vinegar for my jellyfish sting.

Nearby food prices are good.
€27 round boat trip to portoverne highly recommended. It stops at each 5 terre village and it's out of the hot sun. It's a great viewing point for the villages. You can do just the closer towns for €15 I think. Best town was Riomaggiore for viewing, and portoverne for the little shops in the lanes near the large fort.
The Rocky beaches don't compare with Australia's golden sands... but great for what they are ; )

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Palme
Address: Via Quattro Novembre 18, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Monterosso al Mare
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Monterosso al Mare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Palme 4*
Number of rooms: 52
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