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Il Timone Camere
Reviewed 17 October 2011

My husband & I spent 3 nights at the Il Timone for our 10th wedding anniversary and what a treat! Francesco is extremely friendly and helpful! He gave us fabulous recommendations for dining and beaches which we enjoyed immensely and helped make our time in the Cinque Terre very special. His Mother is lovely and made a scrumptious breakfast for us each morning which his girlfriend Frederika brought to us on the roof of the B&B!
The views of Monterosso were lovely and it was a very special way to start our days there.

The building is quiet and we had free wifi for our entire stay as well as access to a laptop computer if we needed it and we did take advantage of it once. Otherwise my smartphone worked great on their wifi connection, all I had to do was be in the building and it connected! Wonderful, not always the case in Europe...nice treat!
At the end of the day we'd come back from hiking or swimming and there would be homemade limoncello or grappa waiting for us! We went down to one of two of the bars that Francesco works at and he was usually there in the evening and would bring us fabulous appetizers and drinks! Very, very wonderful experience!!!

I had torn a strap on a sundress while we were there and his Mother gave me needle and thread from her personal sewing kit to fix it. She actually offered to do it for me but I took care of it myself. They are very friendly and helpful and we felt as though we had been taken into their home and treated as a king & queen! Thank you so much Francesco, Frederika and Mom for helping make our trip special and memorable! We wish you all the best in life!

Room Tip: I believe there are only 3 rooms in this building and we only saw ours but i'm sure they are all...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

Augusta, Frederica and Francesco were great hosts and provided us a wonderful place to stay, excellent breakfast, a great view from their terrace and free wifi. The location was just great, the common area on the terrace was perfect and only a 30second walk to the most fantastic view. Augusta and Frederica go above and beyond to make you feel at home, including free hugs lol!! Rick Steves was very wrong here, we follow his advice but, he missed the boat. This was our favorite accommodation location and the walk up the stairs with bags is a minor inconvenience. It just helps you work off the food your are about to enjoy tremendously!! Cheers, Rick and Denise from Canada.

If you go, don’t miss the Belvedere Restaurant on the waterfront, Outstanding food and value but the ambience is perfect.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

We came to Monterosso for 3 nights of our honeymoon and it was probably one of the highlights of our 5 week trip - with so much of that because of our wonderful hosts. Our only regret is that we didn't book for longer. Francesco and Federica were very warm and welcoming, and Francesco's mamma is a wonderful lady who spoiled us.

The rooms are very clean and homely, some are bigger than others (we had 2 rooms because we booked so late). Breakfast is served on the terrace at the top of the building and has a lovely view of the mountains and you can also see a glimpse of the sea. Delicious breakfast with coffee, pastry and the best bit - cooked eggs! We hung out on the terrace in the afternoon enjoying our Italian red and cheese, definitely recommend!

Francesco can be found at either of his 2 restaurant/bars, and after a fun (late) night we recommend going to visit him during your stay.

The B&B is located right in the heart of the town and yes, it's up a flight of stairs - but if you are going to complain about stairs, Cinque Terre is not for you. The positive is that you are closer to a lovely church and other tracks, well worth visiting. So while you are climbing your way to what might be the highlight of your trip, smile and remember you are on holiday and you can go and replace those calories you've burned with some of the delicious food at Francesco's - our tip is anything anchovy.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

From the warm welcome of Francesco, Frederica and Augusta to the well-appointed, modern and spotless room... to the fabulous breakfast (juice, cappucini, freshly baked pastries with Chantilly cream that are to die for, eggs, prosciutto, and local cheeses) served on the roof-top terrace overlooking historic Monterosso - our stay at Il Timone Lerta was nothing short of perfection! We would recommend it highly to anyone looking for this type of vacation getaway.

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Reviewed 8 October 2011

Il Timone Camere was truly a delightful surprise! Federica was charming and so helpful to us. She kept our room immaculately clean...it had everything we could have ever needed, including beach towels. It was like a quiet haven among all the hustle and bustle that goes along with traveling. Francesco was not only a great chef...loved the food at his restaurant...but a really nice man. He was so helpful in securing a very early morning taxi for us the day we departed. We'd reccomend Il Timone to anyone traveling to Monterosso!
Sincerely,
Amy Potocnik and Dale Davis, Cleveland, Ohio

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Additional Information about Il Timone Camere

Address: Via Roma 75, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Monterosso al Mare
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Ranked #8 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Monterosso al Mare
Price Range: ₹ 7,526 - ₹ 8,546 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Il Timone Camere Hotel Monterosso Al Mare

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