Hotel Villa Accini
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After our rapid tour of Madrid it was a short flight to Genoa. A short ride in a taxi and we were at our B&B. Here we received a bit of a shock. A 10 minute cab ride cost us $55.00. I didnt read the fine print that Italians double the cab charge after 10.00pm. Throw in a couple of tolls and ouch! So much for the 60c cab rides of Peru and …
... the world go by. The bus trip is an experience on its own, being on winding roads which of course were never designed to take today's traffic. Drivers, including bus drivers who have the lives of about 60 sitting and standing passengers in their hands, all seem to think they're Formula One candidates. Everyone drives at speed, brakes ferociously, tears around blind corners with amazing confidence that there will be no one to encounter on the other side. Even cyclists fly along on ...
... be weighed I didn't get a sticker for it. The checkout lady wasn't too impressed, as she had to go and get it. I said "Scusi" lots of times, and tried to look suitably contrite, but it was late in the day, and she was probably tired, so all my efforts seemed futile. I nearly bought decaffeinated tea bags, which would have been a disaster, but fortunately I noticed an extra word on the packet, and when I checked with a lady nearby, my suspicion was ...
... the rest of the trip. Vernazza is beautiful and after a short stay onto Riomaggiore but, by the Cinque Terre train. After a lunch of assorted seafood in a paper cone back to Monterosso. Yes by train. On went the swim trunks for a swim in the sea, then a shower and back to dinner at the side walk cafe from the night before. Excellent food and wine again made for a long physical day in the Cinque Terre. Packed for departure in the morning and fell right to ...
... aperativo" deal that seems to be the norm in Italy. I got ready and wandered around looking for a bar with a nice view, and I found one near the water. I got an Aperol and ginger ale which was quite nice, and then they brought out the snacks. I'll have to admit they weren't as delicious as the day before, however they were better than nothing! I continued on to look for somewhere for dinner, and decided on a bar which serves hamburgers. I know it's not traditional Italian ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Villa Accini Monterosso
We stayed at the Hotel Villa Accini for 4 nights and had a wonderful time. The rooms are large and clean, and the location is great. Breakfast was fantastic - especially out on the terrace. The staff were friendly and recommended some great restaurants - Maxi (at the bottom of the drive) and Il Pirata. We hope to return to the Cinque Terre and Hotel Villa Accini will be top of our list!
Highlight of our trip
We stayed for three nights at this wonderful hotel. The rooms were spotless and the washrooms were large. The staff was very helpful and considerate. We arrived at 11:45 PM and they stayed open until we found a place to eat supper, as we had been on the train all day.
The breakfasts were excellent. It was like staying at our grandparent's house. We would definitely stay again. Monterosso is a beautiful town and we think the best of the five towns.
This is a great hotel, and we'd definitely stay here again. The gardens are beautiful! Breakfast was my favorite part of the day, in the beautiful breakfast room with a vase of fresh-cut roses from the garden on each table.
Accini is excellent!
Booking easy and efficient.
Distance from railway station very convenient.
Very friendly staff.
Breakfast lovely and the breakfast room & staff charming.
Bedroom spacious with excellent bathroom facilities.
Everything very clean, very friendly, very efficient.
M A Fox
We stayed at Hotel Villa Accini for two nights in September, 2004. We really loved the hotel because of the fantastic location, clean bathroom, adequate room size, nice breakfast, parking included and very nice and friendly service. The price was very reasonable too. Also, no noise from the train disturbed our sleep.
Nice stay, would stay again.
Room was spacious and fine. Water pressure was good in shower (no bath). Location was great, very easy to get to from the train unlike many other nightmare options with lots of steps or long walks. Breakfast was good, great espresso but no eggs. Staff very friendly and we were fine despite speaking little italian (and they spoke just the minimum english). Definately a family-run hotel. Go to Je Pirata restaurant nearby and have their lasagne primo course. Amazing!!
Stayed here Sept 24 & 25. This was quite the suprise. I expected a small home with little in the way of extras. However once we managed all our luggage up their driveway in the rain, we were to suprised to see they had an elevator! Rooms are pretty bare, not too many homey touches but it is very well kept. Rooms had a mini bar and bathroom tolietries. Customized windows that keep the noise out, which is nice since the train is close. A nice addition is that you can park here and not pay for the car lot. Breakfast could be improved.
We discovered Cinque Terre along with many other American tourists and were charmed. We loved the five villages and believe we made the best choice staying in Monterosso. This village seemed to have the most restaurants and shops. Villa Accini was darling--an old Italian Villa on set on a hillside. The floors were marble and the bathrooms totally modern with all the amenities. Our breakfast was great and I fell in love with Cappucino here. They made me a decaf one every morning. We especially loved the terrace where I read the Bible every morninga and we had wine and appetizers in the evening before dinner. Villa Accini has its own parking which is a plus in Cinque Terre! We spent 160 E per night including breakfast and parking. English is not spoken very well here but we were able to communicate. Eat at the hotel on the old side of the village on top of the hill. I can't remember the name of it but the view was wonderful and it was fun to walk up to it. Prices were the same as in town and the food was delicious. Getting to Monterosso was an adventure as we took the long, windy road out of La Spezia. Stop in La Spezia and get good directions that will take you mostly highway unless you want the hour long, curvy, in one place a one-way road, experience.
Loved the Villa Accini
If you're looking for a place to stay in the Cinque Terre (highly recommended for any trip to Northern Italy), we would definitely recommend the Hotel Villa Accini (website www.hotelvillaaccini.it) in Monterosso. This 3 star hotel is located just 100m from the beach, and is an easy 150m walk from the railways station. The rooms are clean, well maintained and very comfortable and the staff are friendly and helpful.
Nice attractive well run hotel
We had a nice stay at Villa Accini. The hotel is located about one block up from the beach in the new section of Monterosso. The staff was polite and helpful. The hotel was clean and well maintained. Reservations can be made over the internet.