We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“be careful of being a no show!”

La Casa di Gabriella
Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
La Casa di Gabriella
Ranked #133 of 154 La Spezia B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 July 2011

I think anyone considering this property needs to know a few things. It is not a hotel but a private apartment. It does not appear to be manned so there is no one there except during your check in time. There is also only a very small label on the buzzer/intercom system that lets you know you are there.

My experience has not been good. I booked through a reputable booking web site (booking.com) and the confirmation came through indicating a checking time of 3-5pm. There was also another section where there was just a date and no time. As a busy traveler I did not notice the time I was supposed to check in as I did not enter a time and I actually thought I was staying at a hotel. Anyway I show up outside the checking time of 3-5pm (around 7:30pm) to nothing. There was no response to many door bell rings and there was no response to a phone call or two. Eventually I managed to get inside the building and to the front door of the apartment. Again I could hear the door bell ringing but there was no response.

I had to find alternative accommodation which was not as hard as I thought.

The owner has decided to charge me as a no show so I am charged the full price of 70euro in this case. The booking web site is also not willing or supposedly able to do anything about it.
Given the strict check in times I would have appreciated some extra communication from the owner to indicate how strict they are. I would also have appreciated a phone call at 5pm or them answering the phone when I tried to call them.

A very disappointing experience.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Service
3  Thank pda976
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (27)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

12 - 18 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 26 June 2011

My Sister and I stayed at la casa di Gabriella on the 24th of June. Our request to arrive early was kindly granted and the father of the owner met us outside of the aprtment and showed us to our room. He didn’t speak much English, but was helpful and kind.

The room itself was large and comfortable. The bed was a comfy king bed – the first one I had seen in Italy! The room had big windows and very nice clean décor. Our bathroom was very large for European standards, and as was the shower. It was a nice American style shower with sliding glass doors and adequate water pressure. The bathroom was well lit, and also had a washing machine should you need to do laundry while visiting.

The hotel is really a 3 room apartment, so as a result there Is no reception. If this is not something that bothers you, I highly recommend it because the rooms are large and clean and very close to the train station La Spezia. We used it as a base for Cinque Terre and thought it was perfect. If you have luggage, there is an elevator, which is an advantage over most of the cinque terre hotels.

Being on the 3rd floor, the room was also pretty quiet, I slept like a baby, and it was a Friday night. The room is equipped with a large Fan, which keeps it plenty cool.

We paid 80 euros for the night for the hotel, and felt this was a fair price for the area.

Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
3  Thank MidwestTravelAR
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank luisa28_04
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank MarchisioDaniele
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Elena B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Carole2212
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Ida F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these La Spezia hotels
0.2 mi away
Hotel Firenze e Continentale La Spezia
0.3 mi away
Hotel Birillo
Hotel Birillo
#5 of 21 in La Spezia
588 reviews
0.1 mi away
Hotel Mary
Hotel Mary
#10 of 21 in La Spezia
341 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
Locanda Dal Moccia
Locanda Dal Moccia
#11 of 21 in La Spezia
125 reviews
0.8 mi away
NH La Spezia
NH La Spezia
#4 of 21 in La Spezia
1,160 reviews
0.5 mi away
CDH Hotel La Spezia
CDH Hotel La Spezia
#3 of 21 in La Spezia
761 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to La Casa di Gabriella? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about La Casa di Gabriella

Address: Piazza Benedetto Brin 5, 19122, La Spezia, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Province of La Spezia > La Spezia
Hotel Style:
Ranked #133 of 154 B&Bs / Inns in La Spezia
Price Range: £59 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — La Casa di Gabriella 1*
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your La Casa di Gabriella reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing