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La Mala

Certificate of Excellence
Piazza Marconi, 15, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
La Mala
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Orinda, California
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107 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved staying here. It is very modern and clean. The bed was comfortable. The bathrooms are also modern and spacious and function well. The roomy marble shower with good water pressure was a lifesaver after a day of hiking and riding trains. The air conditioning was wonderful, also a lifesaver. We spent some time both nights on the patio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked room 20 at La Mala for our honeymoon, it was the only room available at the time (around 4 months prior to my stay). Gian was a great host and was easily contactable. He met us at the station and helped us with our luggage which was incredibly helpful with those steps in Vernazza! It was a short... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Mala is a beautiful hotel. It is quite a hike up, so if you have any mobility issues, this would not be for you. Our room was quiet enough, we could hear the frogs at night. We had breakfast each morning at the place by the waterfront, which was good. Everything was immaculately clean. We had room 19, which... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent 3 nights at La Mala while visiting the Cinque Terre with friends. We stayed in room 20 with a great view of the tower in Vernazza. We were met at the train station by Gian who carried our bags up many steep stairs to the hotel. This in and of itself was worth the price... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights at La Mala in Vernazza on the beautiful Cinque Terre. Whilst the room (Room 20) was a little small in was immaculately maintained. The bed was a tad hard for us but that is a very personal choice. It has an outstanding terrace overlooking the sea about 20 metres above the coast line. A great place to... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We arrived in Vernazza at the train station and were met by Gian's mother, Amanda, and a young guy with muscles! (As Gian was out of town till later) They carried our luggage to the hotel up the large amount of steps and Amanda showed us around and made us feel very welcome. Our room was on the small side... More 

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Kirkland
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107 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Gian sent an email the morning of our arrival asking when we would arrive....he met us at the train station and took care of everything from there. Our room was #31 that overlooks the common balcony area. Arguably this is the best room in the place....with commanding views of the sea. We would stay here again in a heart beat.... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Gian met us at the railway station and took us to La Mala. The hotel would be impossible to find amongst the winding streets and alleyways. The hotel is located some 70+ steps off the main square. The hotel (really 4 rooms) is perched on the top of the cliff. The outside communal terrace is stunning. Wonderful view (we had... More 

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Hamilton Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Very clean , well presented and spacious room in La Mala--view from the common 1st floor balcony is superb--very quiet in the evening and with a very comfortable bed and soft towels, plenty of hot water with a shower that was efficient. We did need the heating on for a short time in the evening but it was a bit... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My wife and I just returned from a sprint vacation across Italy. Unfortunately we only had one night to spend in Cinque Terra but luckily we had the opportunity to stay at La Mala to truly enjoy our stay. Gian was an absolutely wonderful host. He met us at the train station to help with our luggage and give us... More 

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