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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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Kirkland
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107 reviews 107 reviews
23 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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McLean
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I am much overdue in writing this review. My husband and I enjoyed a great weekend in Vernazza in September 2014, sandwiched between a week in Tuscany and a week in Sicily, we wanted a few days to hike and enjoy the outdoors. La Mala provided perfect accommodations for our Cinque Terra hiking getaway. A wonderful guest house, beautifully renovated,... More 

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Paris, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We rented two rooms: one room was facing the house next door with a view on the neighboring home - that is, no view at all unless you looked at at angle. Unfortunately this room cost the same price as the larger one overlooking the village. This bnb is a cross between a boutique hotel/apartment and an bnb - only... More 

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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I really wish I could just live here! Gian is the best host I've ever encountered! He met us at the train station and then walked us to the apartment. Unfortunately, we could only stay in Vernazza for 2 nights, but we are already planning out next trip back to Vernazza and we're definitely going to stay at Gian's place... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Ahhhh La Mala!.. My partner and I stayed in room 19 in September when we visited Vernazza and the Cinque Terre and we loved it! Gianni came to get our bags from the train station when we arrived and gave us a talking tour of the town on the way to the hotel. He settled us in and recommended some... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed at La Mala for 3 nites in sept. We booked room # 31. My husband , who is in the hotel business, describes it best as : simple, clean, zen, minimalist but very very comfortable! The view from Room 31 is worth booking a year in advance. You will not regret choosing La Mala. And by the way,me... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stayed in Room 19, which has views of the town as well as the harbor and square. The B&B is very quiet and the terrace overlooking the sea is a great place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine. This is a very nice place to stay in Vernazza.

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