Went with one other friend and we stayed in the attic flat above Federico's own house. The flat included a bedroom with (what I think was) a queen-sized bed, a little kitchen/living room area, bathroom and terrace overlooking the hills, town and partially the sea. Federico and his wife Laura were extremely friendly - they picked us up from the train station and drove us to the house, and they gave us a free bottle of their homemade limoncello to enjoy after we got back from dinner in town.
Two 'negatives': 1) I'm about 6'3" tall, and the ceiling inside the attic flat was much lower than that in some places (the ceiling was at a slant, so I could stand comfortably on the higher side of the room). This was a slight annoyance, but in a way it made everything more 'cozy'. 2)The shower/tub was also fairly small and the shower head required holding by hand, and with no shower curtain/door, it took some clever maneuvering to avoid drenching the whole bathroom with water.
Overall, though, it was a great place to stay and despite the two 'negatives', the price, location, terrace/balcony, and friendliness of the owners ensure that I would readily recommend it to any two folks going to Monterosso.
- 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