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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Pasquale Monterosso
After leaving a glorious hotel (for about the same price) in Venice I was disappointed by Pasquale. It was clean, but it was in need of an update. The air conditioning worked, but it never really got very cold. The staff was nice, but I think we were spoiled in Venice. On the positive side the hotel was the closest hotel in the Old Town to the train station - about 1/4 mile and it was right on the water. We had a great view from our room! The breakfasts were minimal, but enough. Overall I would say that this hotel deserves 2 stars.
Two great restaurants were Miky in the New Town - have the seafood risotto and Ciak La Lampera in the Old Town - have the ravioli!!!
A small hotel with a big view and friendly care
What a cheerful vista of the harbor,sea and town we had from this small friendly hotel!! We would return anytime as it was restful after hiking and site seeing all day.
Warm, hospitable and superbly located
Enjoyed a wonderful 2 night stay at Hotel Pasquale mid-May of this year. This hotel gives you very good value for the price: warm and accomodating staff that make you feel at home, a clean room with a comfortable bed, all rooms with a beach/sea view (you are litterally on the beach) and an excellent breakfast. The property has a family feel to it while yet treating guests in a very professional way. It was good to be in a hotel where one does not feel like they are being nickle and dimed. This is a place where they will do your laundry, for a reasonable fee, and charge you by the load ! The Italian warmth and smiles of Felicita and the rest of the staff were delightful and added to the spirit of our sunfilled stay in the georgeous area of the Cinque Terre ! I would only mention one reservation: the nearby passing trains (roughly less than 40 meters from the hotel wall) will make it such that you will have to sleep with your windows shut (the hotel has air conditionning). I would also recommend a room on the second or 3rd floors as the 1st floor offers less privacy from passerbys. Tu sum it up: it you are looking for a honest value 3 star hotel in the Cinque Terre area, book the Pasquale without any hesitation!
Great vacation spot, wonderful hotel. Recommended.
Echo earlier positive reviews. Was just there 4 days in April 2004 in perfect weather. Great town, lots of eat, drink, beach, hike, relax. Lovely, clean, friendly hotel, perfect location. Passing trains could be a noise problem for light sleepers .. but this could be a problem for most seaside places in the town -- recommend earplugs.
We were there in april 2001. We had a suite that had a seperate room for the kids. We always had to plan very carefully our hotels because not many of them can sleep four. Our kids were 4 and 11 years old. Great view, great location and great breakfast. I would go back for sure.
My wife and I stayed at both the Hotel Pasquale and its sister hotel, the Hotel Villa Steno in August, 2003. We had no reservations and I telephoned the hotels' matron the day before we were to arrive in Monterosso. She said she could accomodated us part time in each of their hotels. We arrived with bags in hand at Hotel Pasquale (closest of the two properties to the Monterosso train station) dispite knowing our first lodging was to be at the sister hotel which is way up the hill at the top of the old city. My wife had broken a cap on one of her front teeth while eating lunch the afternoon before in another Cinque Terra town. Our intent was to leave our bags at Hotel Pasquale and go back to the train station and go to LaSpazia to find a dentist for my wife. We were resolved that our medical misfortune would cost us a day of our vacation. To our surprise, the hotels' matron informed us there was a qualified dentist right in Monterosso. She called him for us. She insisted he see my wife immediately. And she personally walked us half way up the hill (about 300 yards) to the dentist's office saying we would get lost trying to find it ourselves. She was right. She further said she would have our bags taken for us from Hotel Pasquale to Hotel Villa Steno while we were at the dentist. The dentist did a good job and we were on the beach by 12:30 PM. Our stay at Villa Steno was great. And the day we moved down the hill to Hotel Pasquale, the staff again took care of our bags for us. Our Hotel Pasquale stay was even greater. Its location can't be beat. Both hotels were clean and all the staff were very friendly. But we were most impressed with how the hotels' matron made the inconvience of our medical misfortune and of the split accommodations almost totally disappear. I highly recommend these people to you.
Charming and Reasonably Priced
My husband and I stayed at this hotel on our honeymoon three years ago and found it to be a wonderful, laid back place to stay. Only 20 feet to the beach and each room has a lovely view of the water.
Either of the family hotels can not be beat!
I'm not a traveler by nature ... but to stay in with these folk for a week or more a stay I'm willing to fly half way around the world. And, maybe more to the point ... at the height of the Summer run steelhead season.You could not ask for more than what these folks provide .... peace. fae
The Hotel Pasquale is very convenient to the old town in Monterosso. My favorite restaurant (Ciak) was right around the corner and there were lots of shops and local flavor all around. All rooms had views of the sea. The only downsides are the lack of elevator (not a big deal once you get your bags upstairs) and the ocassional noise from passing trains. Overall, its a very pleasant place to stay.
Hotel Pasquale is situated on Via Fegina (the main street that links the old town to the new town) in the old town. The hotel is small (around 14-15 rooms) and has incredible views of not only the ocean in front of Monterosso, but from the rooms you can actually see several of the "Cinque Terre" down the coastline.
I found the hotel to be perfectly satisfactory in every way. This is not a luxury hotel, but rather more family-like. My room had an in-room bathroom/shower, TV and AC (although why you would want to watch TV while on vacation is a mystery!).
The hotel is situated just steps away from the many shops and restaurants. For great food and in-line prices I loved Ristorante Maxi in the new town and La Cambusa in the old town. The homemade pasta with pesto is a winner!!! THe other big winner was Ristorante Pizzeria da Ely
in the old town.
All in all - the hotel is extremely nicely situated, the noise from the trains is not that noticeable (watch out for this in many hotels!).
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Life is slower in Monterosso. We switched to Monterosso time quite easily with a great sleep in - breakfast at 9:00 today. Monterosso is the biggest of five villages along a rugged Mediterranean coastline, known as the Cinque Terre ( means 5 lands) and was established in the 11th century. This area is otherwise known as the Italian Riviera. …
... way. I soon lost count of the number of steps we navigated but it must have been well into the thousands. Murder on my sore knee! Finally after about 45 minutes we made it to the bottom and Monterosso village. Near the end we passed a ticket booth selling tickets to the poor souls who were just starting the climb up - apparently the trail is within the Cinque Terre National Park so they were selling park admission tickets for the privilege of getting to climb ...
... so it was. The last walk we did was the coolest hike I've ever done (ok - I'm not much of a hiker... but still.. ;), It took us nearly 2 hours and brought us on narrow paths through forests, past streams, up on hills with magnificent views... This was what the fuzz was all about. Since the path was supposed to be (ok, it was) closed, we almost had the hole thing to ourselves, apart from a handful of other people who "didn't see" the roadblock either. Upon arrival in Monterosso ...
... it had actually been there the whole time disguised as one of three local taxis. At certain times of the day, it magically transforms into the free shuttle. Anyway, 10 minutes of swirly, windy hilly road we arrived our our hotel. It was perched up on the hill with a massive valley down behind it, surrounded in trees and bush. It was very peaceful and I think a lot better than being down in amongst all the noise and tourists. The only 'ohhhhhNO' thing was when we all ...
... so we retrace our steps back down into the town. We walk up to the start of the 'real' path to Vernazza and walk a little way along to get an idea of the potential views from the path, but stop before the checkpoint as we do not have a national park pass. We do not think that it is worth the 8euros each per day to get access to the national park for such a short walk. We return to the main town, through the tunnel to ...