Ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Business Travelersby Lortafrom USA
Great Budget hotel by train stationPosted Aug 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
My stay at La Branda was better than expected. The woman who checkedvme in was friendly, though I would call or email before hand to give her a heads up on your expected arrival time. The hotel is right next to the train station, but is not close to the water if thats what you are looking for. However, I only had to walk about 5 minutes to get to the active part of town and another 10 I was by the sea. The room was clean and had a fridge!
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Toronto
Comfortable rooms, great hosts, and great locatioPosted Aug 24, 2014
The location is about 5 mins from La Spezia train station and easily accessible. Make sure to tell the hosts when you expect to arrive, so that they can be there to greet you (otherwise you can't get in). The room and bathroom was super clean, well taken care of. You also get a breakfast voucher for a pastry shop nearby, where you can get a croissant and a drink for free. The hosts were extremely nice and welcoming. On the day we left, we had to catch the 6am train. The host Guilie was so kind as to prepare us with yogurt, juice, and bread/snacks on the day we left. I recommend and would stay again.
Recommendedby Camillafrom Australia
Awesome stayPosted Jul 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
Enjoyed our 3 night stay, very accommodating and welcoming. Could not ask for a better location to the train station making it easy to get to the cinque terre. Very clean and tidy room thank you!!
for Everyoneby Ianfrom Australia
So FRIENDLY!Posted Jun 20, 2014
Pros: Kind staff, clean rooms, nice bathroom. Good internet setup.
Our stay at La Branda was a very pleasant one. Our hosts were very accommodating. Even when my fiancé was unwell they offered to go to the pharmacy for us. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is practical and the bathroom new and clean. The guest house is right near the station so it is ideal for training to the 5 towns and is also walking distance to the ferry (it is a small town really). They have a washing machine which was free and good for us as we have been travelling for two months. The elevator is useful and not so common in the smaller guest houses we have noticed.
for Everyoneby nice stafffrom Camila
It has a good location. I'll stay againg!Posted Jun 13, 2014
It is near The station, cheap to travel to different places like the whole of cinque terre, near the station and la specia is a nice place to walk shop and eat.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby Sarahfrom Canada
Great spotPosted May 26, 2014 on Hotels.com
We spent two nights at La Branda as a base to go to Cinque Terre. It worked out perfectly being so close to the train station. Super friendly staff and well kept. I would recommend staying here if interested in Cinque Terre
for Everyoneby Lindsayfrom Vancouver, BC
Wonderfully helpful hostess, convenient locationPosted May 17, 2014
Pros: Very close to the train station, and not far from restaurants, etc in La Spezia. Breakfast was included, and WiFi.
Location: This is a great place to start from in order to see the Cinque Terre. Also, eat some seafood or pesto pasta!
The hotel owners are a husband and wife, and they are very friendly and helpful people. They offered a very warm welcome. The hotel itself is pretty simple - a converted apartment broken up into rooms. Some don't have a private bathroom, one I think has a private bath outside the room, and the room my husband and I stayed in had an en-suite. Everything was clean and all the necessities were there. It was perfectly suitable for walking around La Spezia, or taking the train through the Cinque Terre, being that the train station is pretty much across the street (not noisy though). Nothing fancy, just a nice, clean, quiet place to wash up and lay your head after a day of exploring.
Recommendedby Michellefrom NYC
Young couple travelingPosted Apr 28, 2014 on Hotels.com
We enjoyed two nights at la branda, stayed here for convenience as it is close to the train station and we wanted to visit cinque Terre. Very easy to get to all the villages from this hotel, across from train station and trains run every 20-30 min. Also much cheaper than any hotel in cinque Terre and only a 5 min train ride so worth it to stay here instead. Only thing was we got there and nobody answered, had to ask around and call the number and the lady had to come open the door for us. She lives 10 min away and we waited about 30 min for her to get there. Make sure you inform her what time u will arrive otherwise she won't be there to open door and you have to call her to come. Once she got there she was very friendly, gave us info about trains and breakfast passes for two nearby cafés (includes a coffee and croissant which is the typical Italian breakfast, nothing fancy but still nice to get free). Rooms are nice with cute balcony, towels and coffee and tea in the rooms and candies and a fridge. Good value!
for Couplesby Lynfrom Melbourne, Australia
Great servicePosted Apr 14, 2014 on Hotels.com
Big comfy room and provided with everything we needed to know to explore Cinque Terre. Across the road from the station and we were able to do our washing and get it dry. Fantastic. Breakfast delicious.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Posted Apr 1, 2014 on Hotels.com
It s a bit more like a hostel. But it was nice all we did was sleep in it. It was a little noisey in the morning cause of the train but otherwise it was adequate. People were very nice though.