We were traveling with 2 adult children so we got one room with single beds (room 4) and one triple room, used as a double (room 5), because it had a balcony. The view overlooks the sea and is beautiful. The Hotel is an easy, level walk from the train station. It's convenient to old town, new town, the beach, without walking up steep hills. The rooms, although smallish, and bathrooms, normal size, were recently renovated with well-working, modern fixtures, yet the hotel is full of local charm. Great shower, with plenty of hot water. Everything was very clean.
The staff is very helpful and kind. They responded quickly to my email inquiries of which I had several! We paid in cash so we got 30 euros off the listed price each night. Breakfast was ample, with a combination of European and American choices (eggs to order, cheese, meat, fresh fruit, etc.)
The one drawback is that it is loud at night if you want the windows open. There is A/C, however. Although expensive for Monterosso, it's a sure bet for quality, location, helpful staff and charm. Worth the splurge. Book early. Remember bug spray for hiking and the beach.
Room 5 has a balcony overlooking the water. It's a triple room which we used as a double, giving...
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