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Pensione Sorriso
Ranked #23 of 39 Vernazza B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Good value, lots of places along the cinque terre are over priced, but this was about right. Basic accommodation, friendly staff, and clean. Didn't hear the train noise with the windows closed. One complaint is that is was hard to find even though it was right beside the train tracks. They need a sign, but I think they are working on this.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

We had an incredible stay at the Pensione in August 2011. Breakfast was out of this world. Room was very clean. Owner was most gracious and friendly. We'll forever have fond memories of sitting on the patio, overlooking Vernazza. Love, love, love and hopefully one day will come back.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank hugauke
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

We had the most lovely stay at Pensione Sorriso in September 2011. We were afforded very gracious hospitality at the front reception desk. We arrived without a reservation and were so fortunate to take what I think was the last room in Vernazza. Our room, which we now wonder about, had a lovely placement up some steps from the breakfast room. It was neat, tidy, and modern. We have been sickened by word of the terrible flash flood and mudslide. Now we are wondering if everyone is ok and hoping for some word. You welcomed us like family and our hearts are aching about your loss. Please share a bit of news with us when you are able.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

I stayed here one night in Vernazza and walked into there in the AM to book that night. My room was up alot of stairs, clean with a very clean shared bathroom. The shower is three feet off the floor on a wooden platform but the place was spotless, but this is not for the disabled or can't climb traveler. I give it a 5 because it was convenient, spotless and had the best ever breakfast in a gorgeous room and setting. I will try to attach a picture. The one staff guy is a brooding fellow, but the service was good. It is on the quiet upper end of the town and the rate is very good.

Room Tip: If you can't climb, get one on the first floor.
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 13, 2011

My girlfriend and I just returned from an amazing trip to Cinque Terre and Vernazza's Hotel Pensione Sorriso was our home base. We arrived a bit late and still had no problems getting checked into our room, there was someone waiting for us and after they checked our passports we were welcomed and showed to our room. The room was clean and nicely done. It has all the amenities that you would expect from a smaller hotel and the staff was very friendly and helpful to two Americans that barely speak or understand Italian. There is an outside area that is open to hotel guests which we took full advantage of. We would sit during the evening and enjoy a bottle of local wine bought from the shop literally one block down (TRY THE WHITE).

The breakfast was very enjoyable and they had a nice selection of breads, pastries, fresh juice, fruits, yogurts, cereal, some meat and cheese and other choices too, but the cappuccino's were our favorite and are carefully decorated with flowers which is a very nice touch. It was a very nice way to start the day of exploring Vernazza and the neighboring towns.

Our last day we had to catch an early train to the airport and they left us a breakfast package in our room the night before to make sure we had something nice to eat on our journey, we thought this was extremely considerate and much appreciated on our journey starting at 5 am. We continued to eat the generous supply of food that morning and finished it at the airport.

We were extremely happy with our visit and our stay, Vernazza has become a great memory and we hope to return one day and see our friends at Pensione Sorriso again.. If you have the chance to visit I would certainly recommend this hotel.

Thanks for everything guys..

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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sorriso60, Proprietario at Pensione Sorriso, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2011

Dear friends ... THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS WONDERFUL MESSAGE!!! ...It's difficult to add extra words.Reading your note people can feel how warm and familiar is our hospitality ..HERE YOU CAN BE AT HOME!!! and how impotant is the respect to our gusts ... we love to offer a clean house,good food for breakfast... and a nice garden area where it's possible to enjoy a peaceful relax.
I think I'm lucky to be visited by people like you ... still able to note the small things!!!
WELCOME

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Reviewed August 14, 2011

We have stayed in hotels that are rated more stars than this hotel, so we were skeptical. However after seeing the rooms, and the facilities, we were extremely surprised that this hotel is not rated higher. The room and shared bathroom was extremely clean, the included breakfast was amazing, and the staff courteous! We will definitely stay there agin the next time in Vernazza...

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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sorriso60, Proprietario at Pensione Sorriso, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2011

This great message gives me the chance to explain why we are just 1 star (annex fontana vecchia) and 2 stars (main building and DIP.2 ,just in front of the main building).
The main reason is that we don't offer all the rooms with private bathroom.13 rooms have private bathroom and 6 rooms (3 rooms in the main building and 3 rooms in the annex fontana vecchia) have the shared bathroom.Other reasons are: the reception staff work from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and not all day and night long , We don't offer service like swimming pool or spa etc.
Anyway We love to feel our place like our home, We like to be clean and to have a good smell!! It's a way to say WELCOME!!! It's an important service!!!
We decide to offer a good breakfast (even with local foods as ricotta-cheese and honey)... We try to do all our best being honest,respectful!!! This is not just a work it's our life too!!!
We don't want to have any problems with our guests ... We hope everybody can be happy to be with us!!!

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Reviewed August 10, 2011

A hundred yards from train station in beautiful Vernazza. If you are lugging too much luggage this is perfect place to go to in Cinque Terra and Vernazza is the most charming of the five towns. Air cond available, free breakfast good (especially the cappucino), free wifi available if you ask. A bit pricey but worth the convenience.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms away from adjacent playground
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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sorriso60, Proprietario at Pensione Sorriso, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2011

Thanks for this nice message!!! YOU ARE RIGHT ... It's EASY to find our place from theTRAIN STATION ... JUST 2 MINUTES BY WALKING ALONG THE MAIN STREET!!! We are lucky!!! There are not many stairs to reach our rooms(in the annex Fontana Vecchia there is a lift and in the smallest annex in front of the main building ... just 3 steps)!!! We offer air cond. in the renovated rooms and fan in the others.
There is WiFi access at the bar and in the breakfast room.Remember to ask for the PASSWORD!!!
We think that BREAKFAST is a special meal ... We like to serve delicious foods and drinks with good music and beautyful flowers of the garden!!THE BEST WAY TO SAY "BUON GIORNO" (GOOD MORNING)!!!

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Address: Via Giovan Battista Gavino 4, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Vernazza
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Vernazza
Price Range: $108 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pensione Sorriso 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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