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La Mala
Ranked #6 of 39 Vernazza B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We stayed for two nights in room 31 in March. The room is absolutely lovely with clean whites everywhere and a spectacular view of the sea. The room was spotless, spacious and welcoming. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom large, modern and pristine. This is likely the nicest place to stay in Vernazza...modern, clean and spacious. We also felt after visiting the four other towns that Vernazza was the nicest. Vernazza is quaint and has a special charm. The proprieter was very helpful. He met us at the train station, helped with luggage and helped orient us with the town, information on trails, restaurants, and even potential train delays on our departure day, etc...As we were coming during some rainy weather, he was proactive in contacting us prior to our arrival to note that the roads were closed and we had best come by train. Breakfast is available at one of three little bars each morning. Two serve only a pastry and beverages, one includes hot options. There are over a hundred steps to get up to La Mala which are to be expected in this sort of town. They were easy to navigate and not a bother. Though the prices may be a little higher versus other hotels, the quality and views are worth it. There is a terrace accessible by all guests which is perfect to share a few drinks while you watch the sun set. I would absolutely recommend to others and stay here again on our next visit.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

My husband and I just returned from a two-night stay at La Mala and my only complaint is that it wasn't nearly long enough! The views, ambience and hospitality were truly amazing. Just one word of warning: this isn't the place for those unable to climb stairs! Those who can, though, are in for a treat. I can't wait to go back.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Donna W
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

We have to agree with every positive comment already mentioned. Room 31 on the second floor facing the Sea was magical. I would also say that "Giamba" and his mother are gems. Take the time to listen to their suggestions and recommendations. One of our best evenings was dinner arranged by "Giamba" at Trattoria Dal Billy in the neighboring Manarola. With 4 days in Vernazza it allowed for venturing beyond the town's great restaurants for at least one evening. "Giamba" also graciously arrange reservations throughout our stay. I appreciated his availability but also that he gave us space to enjoy the house on our own.

Room Tip: Room 31 is worth the few extra Euros....View to the sea and beyond from the second floor, very priva...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Just spent two days here in the off season, in Room 31, to which the proprietor was nice enough to upgrade us because no one else was in the hotel. It's a gorgeous room, with white appointments and warm wooden floors, and two wide windows that look out over the sea. The place is small, just a few rooms, all with en-suite baths (also beautifully renovated in marbles and porcelain). The proprietor met us at the train station and carried our luggage through the streets of Vernazza, up several sets of stone stairways to the hotel, and told us everything we needed to know about hiking in Cinque Terra. And a good thing, too--his was the most reliable information. The "official" tourist office told us the trails were closed, and they were wrong. We felt very lucky to be at a hotel (B&B, really) where a local person would give us the real scoop. Room included a breakfast at an enoteca downstairs--great coffee, wonderful barrista named Kiki, and good pastries. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Pay the extra euros for a room with a view of the sea.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Spent two nights with my Wife to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary in La Mala Vernazza. We stayed in the top room with an amazing view of the sea and fort. The room itself was very stylish and comfortable and breakfast is served in one of the quaint little cafes on the harbour. Many thanks to all the staff for making our short stay very memorable !! Hope to see you again in the Summer..

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

We stayed at La Mala in room 26 for 3 nights recently. Just like many others have stated, La Mala is a top place to stay. Our very heavy suitcases were carried up the stairs and we were given all the information about our room and the village.. Views were just amazing from the terrace. Would not hesitate in recommending this hotel / B&B to anyone visiting the Cinque Terra. Would I stay again - sure would!!

Brian and Keston
Adelaide, Australia

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Incredible location with a amazing view over the sea. We had room number 31. When we woke up, and looked outside of the window...it was breath taking.
I asked the ultimate question and...she had no chance to say no :-)

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Mala

Address: Piazza Guglielmo Marconi 15, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Vernazza
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Ranked #6 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Vernazza
Price Range: $147 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
La Mala Hotel Vernazza
La Mala Vernazza, Italy - Cinque Terre

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