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“Great views, great place to stay”
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La Marina Rooms
Ranked #6 of 40 Vernazza B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great views, great place to stay”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

My husband and I stayed here in September 2013. While the climb up was long, the views at the top were worth it. We have ocean, mountains, and town to look down on. I am presuming that we also got away from some of the street noise too. Cristian met us at the train station, gave us a quick tour of the town (which was great) and showed us our room. He was very helpful and very accommodating. The room was very clean too. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kailua, Hawaii
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013

We stayed at La Marina Rooms in August 2013. There are 4-5 rooms and apartments in this "hotel" and the hotel is up 80+ stairs, some of them quite steep. Cristian, the young, strong proprietor, met us at the train station and carried my bag, but never offered to carry my partner's (almost 70 years old) very heavy backpack (Cristian had told us to call him when we arrived and he would help with luggage). Important items to me in a hotel are abundant hot water and a working toilet, and everything worked fine and the room seemed very new. It was decorated very nicely, and there was a large armoir with hangers, a great queen bed, and (very important!) 2 wine glasses and bottle opener! The terrace is open to all and has a stunning view (parts of the terrace are private for certain rooms). We were in room #1 that has this great window that overlooks the street, rooftops, churchtower with clock, and a bit of the ocean. Cristian was very detailed in showing us how the door lock and window worked, showed us the terrace, gave us a cell phone to call him if necessary and introduced us to the main street highlights. The Blue Marlin is a great place to get morning coffee and breakfast. There is no WiFI at La Marina Rooms and Cristian got quite defensive when we asked him about it ("What are you here for, WiFI or the scenery?, etc. etc.). We were fine without the WiFI; we were just asking. You can get WiFI in a few of the restaurants (but you do need to buy something in the restaurant...). Cristian was again very helpful with which trains to take to Lake Como when we were leaving. Again, there were over 80 stairs to La Marina Rooms, some quite steep, so take that into consideration. I quite liked the exercise!

Room Tip: Room #1 was fine - if you want a private space on the terrace, then I think you have to reserve an a...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

My husband and I stayed here for two nights in August. Christian met us at the train station, showed us our way to the room and pointed out places to eat, the beach and grocery store in Vernazza. His information was very useful and without his guidance we would have had difficulty finding the place. He is very friendly and their was a phone in the place to reach him at any time. There is a lot of walking and steps to go anywhere in the Cinque Terre, so be prepared. We stayed in the room with a city view, but you could peak and see the ocean. The room was very clean, large, and had a small refrigerator to keep our things for breakfast. We appreciated that the room was cleaned and we got new towels after our first day. The shared terrace had a wonderful view of the sea and we ate a number of meals here. The only negative of this place was that the bed was pretty hard and uncomfortable for us.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fort Bragg, California
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We had a very pleasant stay here. The owner Christian is friendly and super helpful. He knows everyone in town. As others have noted, he meets you at the train station when you arrive and he also carried some of our luggage to the station when we left. He even reviewed our itinerary to Milan and made the suggestion that we catch an earlier train to make sure we didn't miss a connection if our train was a little late.

The room is near the top of the hill and is a steep climb, but it only takes a minute or two to go up or down to the main street of Vernazza. A small terrace overlooks the Mediterranean and is a lovely spot to just relax. The room decor was knotty pine. Very comfortable and clean. We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights in early July and wish we spent the entire vacation here. Christian meets you at the train station and then carries your bags up a ridiculous a,out of steps! The room was bright and clean, everything you need. We had the room with a city view, but you have access to the terrace and we spent the whole time there enjoying wine and looking over the beautiful ocean! Wonderful place, stay here if you can!

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Roma, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2013

I was met by Christian at the train statione He powerfully carried my baggages up to the room. After he opened me up and after I could relax and enjoy the view of the sea. Once I came down I felt like it was hard to get up again. I was breathless trying to keep up. Thank you Christian for the experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Holyoke, MA
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2013

My husband and I have stayed at the Marina Rooms twice now and have fallen in love with the Cinque Terre through Vernazza. This is a small mountainous town. Each town in the Cinque Terre has its own flavor. Choose Vernazza if you want a small town-feel and a nicely-appointed small beach. The town has only one road, so be prepared to climb lots of very steep stairs to get around town, including up to your room. At the Marina Rooms there is a simple but clean room with a bathroom, and great views. Your room also includes access to a small veranda where you can drink a glass of wine (there are clean glasses and a corkscrew in the room) and enjoy the ocean view. Slow down, hike the trails, wander the steep streets, and float in the ocean. Cristian, who runs the Marina Rooms for his family is an incredibly likeable guy who is very responsive. If you need help finding something he will help you - there is a cell phone left in the hallway of the building so you can contact him if something comes up last minute or if there is a problem (one time we stayed there we lost power when the music concert in the town square overpowered the grid). He came within 10 minutes and brought us candles and then checked in with us later to make sure it was fixed. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Vernazza. On a last note, Vernazza was amazing before the mudslide and is amazing now - it's almost incredible how fast they worked to put the town back to rights.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Marina Rooms
Address: Via delle ,19018, Vernazza, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Cinque Terre > Vernazza
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Ranked #6 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Vernazza
Number of rooms: 220
Also Known As:
La Marina Rooms Vernazza
La Marina Rooms Hotel Vernazza

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