Subject: Hotels in Cinque Terre
Here is my list of hotels, etc for Cinque Terre. Please note prices are out of date, and should be used for comparison purposes only. Sandy in LA

Hotel: Porto Roca, Via Corone 1, Monterosso al Mare, 19016 La Spezia, Italy; 39-187- 817502. Amenities include a friendly staff, decent restqaurant, comfortable, if not opulent, rooms and a spectacular view of the coastline. Dubles $120-$165 per night. The hotel will send its minibus if you call from the train station. Hotel Jolie, Via Gioberti 1, Monterosso, 19016 La Spezia; 39-187-817539. A modest, warm- feeling place with a small orange-tree filled garden and a quiet location a few blocks from the beach. Doubles $60-$76 per person, including breakfast and dinner. Hotel Villa Steno, Monterosso: Via Roma 109; 19016 Monterosa al mare; 39-187/817-028. Features great balconies, private gardens off some rooms, and the friendly help of English- speaking Matteo. A 10-minute hike from the station, the hotel features 16 rooms, easy telephone reservations, televisions an telephones. A double costs $100. Marina Piccola, Via Antonio Discovolo, Manarola, 39-187-920103. Basic accommodations in the middle of town, overlooking the sea, with one of the region's better restaurants attached. Double $70. Bright, modern rooms right on the water. Albergo ca d'Andrean, Via A. Discovolo, ICI 19010 Manarola (La Spezia) 39-187/920-040. A quiet comfortable and modern place. Its ambience evokes the feeling that one is in a true hotel, with 10 rooms and a cool garden complete with orange trees. A double room costs $80, a single costs $50. English speakers should ask for Simone. Royal Sporting, Portovenere, 90-03-26, is a relatively new hotel at the quiet end of town. What it lacks in character it makes up for in amenities: swimming pool, clay tennis court, parking garage, and a particularly helpful conceirge. Doubles from $160. The Belvedere, Portovenere, 90-06-08, is simple, without a pool but with great vay views and traditional charm. Doubles from $75. The Paradiso, Portovenere, 90-06-12, is on a par with the Belvedere, though well renovated; management seemed to speak no English at all. Doubles from $125 including breakfast and dinner. Genio, Portovenere, 90-06-11, actually one of the town's three ancient towers. Rooms are drab but cheap, views and balconies charming and romantic. Doubles from $60. Pensione Barbara, Vernazza; 812201, a simple, clean place, keys are at the Trattoria del Capitano. Doubles from $37. Gianni Franzi, Vernazza, 812228; has somewhat better rooms at slightly higher prices. Doubles from $50. Trattoria Gianni, Vernazza; 39-187/821-003, rents 14 small simple, comfortable doubles. Each is artfully decorated a la shipwreck--up lots of tight winding, spiral stairs near the castle, where the views are the Mediterranean Doubles cost $60 from March through May. Prices go up in the summer. Call three days in advance and leave your name and arrival time.