B&B Ulivo has several locations. The one we stayed in was centrally located and turned out to be a large spacious room with large ensuite and small kitchen area. The room was nicely decorated and there was some impressive brick work which dated back to the 15th century. However the room was dank,dark, musty and had a strong odour of mildew, this was probably due to the fact that it was a re-converted wine cellar. We both experienced heartburn after breathing the air for several hours. We also had expected breakfast as we had been dealing with a B&B but were told that since there was a kitchen in the room we were responsible for our own breakfast. The kitchen consisted of a hotplate with only one burner working, a sink and was poorly equipped. There was inadequate hot water due to a very small boiler, we timed our showers and in general there was about 3 minutes of hot water. The toilet seat was broken and there was no garbage can in the bathroom. Also the directions we received from Federico were poorly written, instead of saying pass through the tunnel , directions indicated to pass by the tunnel. This resulted in our hauling luggage up/ down a multitude of stairs at night and going up a rather steep treacherous poorly lit incline . When this was brought to the attention of the owners son ( who was there at the room to meet us) the attitude was rather flippant in that there had been no problems before, this was even after literally showing the young man the incorrectly written instructions which we had received from the B&B. We woke up one morning to having no electricity, luckily a neighbour in the building showed us how to access the fuse box. We really felt that once they had received our payment we were on our own, and that the owner was rather inaccessible. Also the owner more or less refused to provide us a receipt of payment , we felt that it could become an unpleasant situation if we insisted on getting a receipt. All in all it was an unpleasant part of our stay in Italy and not worth the 75 euro a night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- During your stay in our B&B you will have the possibility to spend an awesome vacation among an authentic family of Monterosso.You will have at your disposal a bedroom with double bed, a large living room and a private terrace from which you can enjoy a nice seaview. 300 mt. far from the seaside and 500mt far from the train station. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bed And Breakfast Ulivo
- b&b Ulivo Hotel Monterosso Al Mare
- B&B Ulivo Monterosso Al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy