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La Mala

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Piazza Marconi, 15, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I chose Vernazza as the first leg of a long awaited trip to Italy. We thought it would be the perfect place to decompress for four nights before setting off. We were not disappointed. Gian's hospitality is great. We missed a tight train connection from Genoa, and a quick phone call to Gian resulted in us catching... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of La Mala was perfect situated in the heart of Vernazza. There are only four rooms. Two look out to the sea and benefit from an amazing view but even in the other rooms the views are good. There is a shared terrace which is just lovely again looking out to the sea. It is very clean, modern... More 

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Odder, Denmark
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 6 nights in room 26 and took advantage of the possibility to use a third bed in a small seperate room. Not much to add to what other reviewers are saying: fantastic views and beautiful room and a good base for exploring beautiful Cinque Terre. Out of the 2 breakfast possibilities offered, Ananassa bar at the square was the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Unless you are unable to manage many many steps, this small guest house is highly recommended. Spotless contemporary decor a nice contrast to the rest of Cinque Terre. Gian met us at the train station right on schedule and carried our bags up to the room. Also helped us with bags on departure. Although located at the main square, very... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We arrived and John met us at the train station. Short walk to steps up to rooms. Being in 50's I appreciated the help w the bags. We were in rooms 31 and 19. Best rooms in our opinion. Wife and I stayed in 31. Wow!!! What a view. Daughters stayed in 19 w view of Vernazza. John was very... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

La Mala has a gorgeous terrace and view and our room (21) was fantastic. Very modern, large, and clean. Gian was also wonderful. I'm a 71 yo man w/only one ACL so the climb to the room took a little effort, but well worth it. I also walked to three other villages- breathtaking!! Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

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Orinda, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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 June 13, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 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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