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“Bait & Switch? Room was not the one reserved and confirmed!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Camere Manuela Moggia

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Camere Manuela Moggia
Ranked #30 of 43 Vernazza B&B and Inns
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Bait & Switch? Room was not the one reserved and confirmed!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2011

Back in February I reserved Manuela 2 for 2 nights, June 2nd and 3rd and re-confirmed the reservation a week before arriving. Manuela confirmed our reservation. When we arrived she had her friend take us to the room, problem was it was not the one we reserved. I showed her friend the confirmation with the address but she said she didn’t know where it was. I called Manuela and told her this was not our room, she said there was a problem with the bathroom. Funny, she didn’t mention that when I confirmed the reservation last week or even when we met her earlier the day of arrival. The new room was in a different area of town, was a significant step down in quality and was right above a restaurant kitchen so it was noisy at night. I later learned this was an Italian holiday weekend. My guess is that someone local offered to rent Manuela 2 for more than 2 nights so were out of luck, even though I had confirmed with a credit card. In fairness, Manuela did offer to pay for a continental breakfast worth about $6 euro. This does not compensate for not living up to her room commitment. I do not enjoy writing a bad review but I hope other people don’t have a similar experience.

Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2010

My daughter, Kathy, and I rented Manuela's 2 bedroom apartment at 22 Via Gavino for 4 nights in September. Manuela met us at the train station and walked us up the hill to the apartment. She took time to explain everything to us and left us with her mobile #. She was very helpful.
The apartment was very clean and exactly as represented in the photos. We couldn't have been more pleased with our choice. It sets back off the street and was very quiet at night.
Also, we were just steps away from the restaurant, Il Pirata, mentioned in the Trip Advisor restaurant section. We went there every morning for their delicious pastries. We also had a great dinner there. The twins are very entertaining.
Vernazza is darling and is a good base to start your hiking. We were able to hike to Monterrossa al Mare and Corneglia from here. It's an ideal location.
Thanks, Manuela

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PatWilson5
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2010

Although I was a little hesitant to book the room based on the fact that it didn't have any reviews on Trip Advisor at the time, we took at chance based on the photos and the fact that most things in Vernazza seemed to be full or filling fast. Manuela was so nice and the room was great. It was very large and came with a very small kitchenette and clothesline, which was perfect for us since it was mid-trip and definitely time to do some laundry. There were definitely stairs to climb to get to this room, but not nearly as many as other places and if you don't like stairs, you shouldn't be going to the Cinque Terre! It wasn't far from the train, but the train did not keep us up at night, so I wouldn't consider it an issue.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank slowclimb
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Michigan
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2009

We stayed at Manuela's apartment that had 2 bedrooms, a fully stocked kitchen, and a bath which included a hairdryer and shampoo. It was clean and well decorated. There were alarm clocks, extra blankets, towels, and averything we needed for a comfortable stay. We did not have an ocean view but we had few steps to climb and were located in a quiet area tucked away against the hillside. The apartment was as charming as Manuela. She speaks English which was a plus for us. In addition, she was kind and helpful. You won't regret staying in her accomodations. Her rooms are reasonable and as charming as the pictures shown on the website.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Yooper1234
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Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2009

This place was great. we did not have a room with a view, but who cares. The place was immaculent. It smelled like lysol when we walked in, the sheets were pressed and clean. There was a mini fridge and a line to hang our laundry. The room was huge in comparison to other places. This place was a dream come true after weeks of dingy dark hotel rooms. I highly recommend staying at Manuelas. The only downfall to this room was that it was a bit of a hike up many stairs to get to it. But thats just like the rest of Italy, you will get your exercise! A positive about the location was it was right by the internet point and across from the laundry, very conveinant.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Thank subject2theking
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United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2009

Camere Manuela Moggia was recommended to us by another B&B that was already full in Vernazza. I am very thankful for the recommendation. The B&B is conveniently located within 1 minute walking distance of the train station into Vernazza. The room we were given (for 4) included a kitchen and fully equipped bathroom. Everything was clean when we arrived and Manuela made the checking out process easy. The only drawbacks were finding your own breakfast and carrying your luggage up some stairs. However, these were only minor things and the charm of this place stood out.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jtjilly
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Additional Information about Camere Manuela Moggia

Property: Camere Manuela Moggia
Address: Via Giovan Battista Gavino 22, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Vernazza
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Vernazza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
I rent rooms and apartments around the village ,same beginning the village and another near the sea with nice views in the apartments there are the kitchens and i have availability for two,three,four or five people ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Camere Manuela Moggia Hotel Vernazza
Camere Manuela Moggia Vernazza, Italy - Cinque Terre

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