Vernazza’s Nicoletta Suites so Sweet

This was a special trip for my husband and I so for our stay in Cinque Terre I wanted to find a romantic room with ambiance and a view. There was no doubt we were staying in Vernazza but where?

Vernazza harbor in Cinque Terre, Italy

Immediately I emailed them and was thrilled to get confirmation for the suite except for the first night. We took a smaller room in the same building  then would move to the suite the next day. The Camera Nicolina is along Vernazza’s small harbor at the bottom of the village. Facing the harbor is a small piazza surrounded by a few notable restaurants with excellent reviews. It all sounds so perfect!

We made it to Vernazza!

We got to the hotel by mid-afternoon. Check in is at the Restaurant Vulnetia situated to the right as you enter the small piazza. After a quick check-in we were escorted up the stairs to the room for our first night. Thank goodness the young lady who checked us in grabbed my bag and took it up for me. I don’t know how many stairs we climbed but it was enough to get me houghing and puffing by the time we reached the top. To be honest, the stairs are worth it to stay in this room.

Stairway along the Vernazza to Montorosso hiking trail in Cinque Terre

Stairs to both rooms are at the top to the left. The stairs are also part of the hiking trail to Montorosso.


Vernazza Nicoletta suites room

Our room at the Camera Nicolina in the village of Vernazza, Cinque Terre


View from our room at the Camera Nicolina in Vernazza, Cinque Terre

Our view from the room. You can see the clock tower to the left and vineyards that produce the wine that is so popular there.

Check out this million euro view!

View of the Vernazza harbor from our room at the Camera Nicolina in Cinque Terre, Italy

The view is of Vernazza harbor looking the other way. It just does’t get any better than this!

The building we were in is along the main hiking trail leads to Monterosso one of the five villages that make up Cinque Terre. Inside our room it was light and airy. It was furnished with a double bed, a large armoires a small TV and a bigger than life view of the village clock tower. In fact not to sound gross but you could spit and hit the tower, it was that close. . Where I was completely undone was when she showed us the bathroom. Sharing it with one other room I really didn’t give a care once I turned and saw large Jacuzzi bathtub with my name on it. It had more room than our master bath at home with modern decor.


Bathroom in Camere Nicolina in Vernazza, Cinque Terre


Jacuzzi tub at the Camera Nicolina in Vernazza

This photo does not do this jacuzzi tub justice!

I was so happy with the room and jacuzzi I didn’t even care if we got into our suite or not! The bath is shared with the room next door. We only saw our honeymooning neighbors twice during our stay and never had an ounce competition with the loo.

We decided to splurge a little for dinner and ate at Trattoria Gianni Franzi across the piazza from our room. Looking inside to see an elegant atmosphere with white table cloths and Roman rock walls, The tables were filled so we knew it was going to be a top-notch restaurant. I had dinner there about 10 years ago and it was spectacular then so my hopes were high seeing how busy it was. I ordered the fresh broiled halibut served with salad and potatoes. My husband got the gnocchi with pesto and seafood pasta and bread. All I can say is I was more than delighted with the halibut. I don’t know how they did it but it was crispy with local herbs on the outside and moist and sweet inside! Delicious! Topping it off with creamy tiramisu and a Limoncello it was the perfect meal. Don’t expect fast service here but why hurry your meal? It’s nice to slow down a little before hitting the trails and villages of Cinque Terre.

Next day we turned in our keys early and let them know we would be back later in the afternoon to move to our suite. They let us keep our bags in the building so we would not have to drag them downstairs then back up. Thank you staff for that!

Here is where it gets really good, walking into our suite I’m not beating around the bush, this is one of the best rooms I’ve stayed in! It was unique, it was large and the view? Well the word incredible just does not do it justice.


Our room at the Nicoletta Suite in Vernazza, Italy


Art hanging on the wall on top of fireplace at the Nicoletta Suites in Vernazza, Cinque Terre

This room has so much character and it even comes with a lovely fireplace


At first glance through the door you will see the large bed with two end tables but the decor is almost museum quality. Beautiful paintings with exquisite frames, Italian glass chandelier, a large armoire and a long desk area with coffee, a coffee maker, mugs and condiments to go with it and minibar. On the other side of the desk and what I now want to build in my house is a wall of Roman arches separating the bedroom from the bathroom. They placed windows that you can open between the rooms with a lever and blinds you can open and close. It was ingenious! Although there was no jacuzzi tub it was large, clean and the window looked out at the clock tower. If you want a jacuzzi it was down a flight of stairs and if no one is using it, you were welcome to.


Roman arched windows and columns dividing the bathroom and bedroom at the Nicoletta Suites in Vernazza, Cinque Terre

I LOVED these windows columned window in the bathroom!

The bathroom at the Nicoletta Suites in Vernazza, Cinque Terre


Now for the other reason we took this room, the balcony. As long as our room, the wide terrace overlooks the harbor to the peninsula between Montorosso and Levanto. Comfortable patio furniture was a perk. We spent our evenings lounging and sipping our wine or Limoncello staring out at the sea. To top that off we were blessed with a full moon during our stay. Vernal is incredible!


Balcony and view of the Vernazza harbor from our room at the Nicoletta Suites in Vernazza

This was the best part of our room. We spent a lot of time kicking back on this balcony.

This was one of the most fabulous stays, so much so we are booking this delightful property soon to unwind from hectic schedules. We  can’t wait!


Full moon behind the bell tower in Vernazza, Cinque Terre

It was a full moon and just look at our view from the private balcony that night! Are you jealous yet? Too bad this shot is so pixelated it was exceptional.


Map along the trail from Vernazza to Montorosso

Map and information on the trail from Vernazza to Montorosso


A building along the trail from Vernazza to Montorosso that has a boat hanging out of it

Map and information on the trail to Montorosso


Phone and information sign for the Camera Nicolina and Nicoletta Suites in Vernazza


An added note, Veronica who made the booking was lovely to work with. She was professional but also to meet her in person was adorable. I wish I could remember the young lady who checked us in, she was new but a huge help to us. I want to thank the staff for a wonderful stay!

If you are interested in staying here you can contact the Nicoletta Suites Reservations.

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