Score: 48%


Recommended for: Couples or two people or a couple.

Value for money: 3.5/5
For $100 AU per room per night, you have to park your car at least 5km away, on top of a mountain, and catch us bus to get here, because there’s no chance of parking a car nearby. There’s a nice view over the local church and town of Corniglia, but you can’t see the ocean. The bells from the church next door are extremely loud, but it adds to the charm of the town. If you are a light sleeper, bring earplugs.

Cleanliness: 1/5
It could have been cleaner, but it was just acceptable. The only problem is, Giulia, the owner of the property (although a really nice woman), only comes to clean the place around 5 p.m. so if you’re planning on checking-in earlier, you have to put up with the previous people’s mess for a few hours.

Facilities: 3/5
Small kitchenette and bathroom. Could be cleaner. Nice view and private balcony. Wireless internet worked, but it could have been from an unlocked nearby neighbour…

Location: 4/5
I think if you’re going to stay in Cinque Terre, you should stay in Riomaggiore or Monterrossa, however, this particular room in Corniglia is quaint and away from the hussle and bussle.

Staff: 0.5/5
Well… When we complained to Giulia that we were unhappy that the room was still dirty at 5 p.m., she called her boyfriend. He made quite a scene when he showed up and was rude to us, in his broken-english. He told us buy ambien online she had to work that day and if we didn’t like it, we could leave. BUT – we would still be paying for the room. However, because he didn’t actually punch my head in and later asked how things were, I’ll give them half a point.

this is the view from your balcony