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Franca Maria Rooms

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Piazza Marconi 30, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ballarat
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights in a room in Vernazza. We were met at the station and taken to a room close by with a balcony. We had requested an ocean view. This had no view at all. The room was nicely furnished and very clean. But... It was cold and damp and we were unable to control the heating. When... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Quirky rooms in a GREAT location in the center of Vernazza. Rooms were clean, beds were comfortable, and the value was reasonable. We saw a couple of sea view rooms but the rates were too expensive so we opted for the non view rooms. We spent hardly anytime in the room, so no need to get the view.

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RipleyG
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Franca Maria rooms are not your average hotel room, each one is different. We had two rooms that shared an entry way - making them a suite of sorts. The larger room had two single beds, a fold out couch and a kitchenette - the bathroom was tucked in under some steps. The smaller room, had an ensuite, queen... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a lovely stay in room no 7 even though it doesn't have a sea view it is about 10 steps away from the town square which is on the water. The room easily slept the 5 of us and was very clean and newly renovated. We knew that cash was expected when we arrived so that was no... More 

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WNC
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45 hotel reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Franca Maria offers a variety of different rooms (in Vernazza), all evidently as creatively and functionally designed as mine (#5) -- with most ideally located around Piazza Marconi, the harbor square. Had a smooth and pleasant stay. The owners gladly stored my pack pending my late day departure. Will be the first choice on my next visit to the spectacular... More 

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Sudbury
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stayed in Le Rocce (Room #8, I believe) and loved the apartment! The unique layout and design fit with the charm of Vernazza and the cleanliness and service were wonderful, not to mention a great location - just a few steps off of the main square but very quiet at night. During our stay there was a large storm... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stayed for our 30th Anniversary and had a great time. Giovanni was very nice and arrived promptly to escort us to our room. The view from room 2 is like a postcard. Great restaurants nearby are reasonably priced. If you can only do one hike I recommend taking the train to Monterossa and hiking back to Vernazza. When you... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We paid premium price and got a terrible room next to nosiy alley looking at a brick wall! Then they wanted cash. There is no reception just a door that is locked with a buzzer, at first no one came , we had no idea what to do or where to go. Finally someone walked up and then lead us... More 

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Carmichael, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Enjoy authentic Vernazza with room from Franca Maria Rooms. We've stayed in a Franca Maria room every summer for 6 years and are always pleased. The location is unbeatable, especially room 1! Their price is exceptionally reasonable, the rooms are well appointed and CLEAN, and the family that runs Franca Maria rooms are simply wonderful. Bravo to Giovanni for finding... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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125 reviews 125 reviews
27 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place is all about location. Room 1 is right above a restaurant in the main square down by the water. If you are looking for a five star hotel, you probably won't find one in Cinque Terre. However, this place was exactly what I envisioned when I was looking at their website prior to booking the trip (and that... More 

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