We stayed in the B&B Ulivo attic apartment for one week in September and it was fantastic! The apartment sits on top of a hill, so there are a lot of steps to get there, but we kind of liked that it wasn't on the main strip - and the views from the windows and balcony were amazing! Who are we kidding, that exercise up the stairs was much-needed after days filled with pasta, focaccia & gelato, mmmm! B&B Ulivo had everything we needed and more, a large bedroom, a comfortable living area, a simple kitchen (complete with breakfast table), a clean bathroom, and a beautiful balcony. The apartment was very clean and well taken care of. And all this for a very reasonable price!
But the best part by far was the service. Federico, Laura and family were absolutely amazing hosts from the moment we arrived to the moment we left! Our train arrived into Monterosso in the middle of the night but even so Federico picked us up just outside of the train station so we wouldn't have to climb the stairs with our bags (phew!). Throughout our stay they were always happy to give us local suggestions on where to eat (or where not to), and what to see/do. Federico even shared one of his favorite pasta recipes with us and gave us some of his homemade olive oil to help make it. Over the course of the week we had many great conversations and they were always eager to hear what our day consisted of - it was lovely!
There was no internet access but it was no problem....for the few times we really needed to connect Federico let us use his computer. Overall it was a great place to stay - a local vibe, good value, fantastic hosts. We can't wait to return.
- 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:
- b&b Ulivo Hotel Monterosso Al Mare
- Bed And Breakfast Ulivo
- B&B Ulivo Monterosso Al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy