I loved the Cinque Terre but I think staying at il Magan in the yellow room was the most incredible experience that I stumbled upon. It was the first available place after checking the hotels through the QANTAS portal. I wasn’t having much luck with hotels as it was August in Italy and I booked my trip at the end of June. This was the first place I found on Airbnb. The view and wine bottle grabbed my attention as soon as I saw it. I was so busy with work that I didn’t even think to check TripAdvisor reviews before booking. I was so lucky that it turned out to be the best experience of my trip. As my first time in Cinque Terre travelling solo, I felt completely safe in the quaint little village of Corniglia and completely cared for by all the staff at il Magan. Booked on a whim, it turned out to be my favourite town compared to the other Terres. Along with a small village feel, I got the peace and quiet time that I needed. I loved sitting and reading on the balcony. I called it my “tower” for rest and relaxation. The check in process was easy at La Scuna Wine & Beer. All staff spoke English. I barely speak Italian and had no trouble. La Scuna also sold local wines - highly recommended, and local artisan (craft) beers which were sensational. The food was also delicious. I have no idea about breakfast because I just had coffee and local pastries every morning. I’m a simple gal...Nutella croissants, coffee and ocean views and I’m in heaven! Only failing is that I would recommend that you catch the bus up the hill though. Especially if you have luggage. Oh and the stairs to get to the hotel and the room. I have no idea if the village even has taxis but it’s pointless because you have to walk to get to the “tower”. My only regret is that I should have stayed longer. But I now know that I will definitely go back. Highly recommended place to all my friends so I extend that out to all travelling to Cinque Terre.…
Although our room is very small and the bathroom even smaller, we have loved our stay here. We are sad to check out in the morning. The staff/owners are wonderful.The included breakfast has been sufficient for pre hikes and very tasty. And you can choose from espresso, cappuccino, latte, macchiato, or tea for your hot drink. We are in the Rossa room which has a great view of the vineyards, hamlet of San Bernardino, sea, and Vernazza. Leave the balcony doors open all night and listen to the surf. The balcony also has a clothesline and clothespins which we did utilize. I suggest you bring a lighted makeup mirror for shaving, contacts, etc. The bathroom has one light that is not very bright. And the mirror is far from where one stands. This place is a great value!
In my opinion, Corniglia is the best place to stay for a solo traveller who is looking for a more calmer place in quite touristy Cinque Terre. Il magan is located in the very heart of the village. The room is quite small, but perfect for one. The view from the balcony is amazing! If you are an early bird, you should wake up at sunrise to hear the roosters and birds singing. The breakfast was really nice and staff very friendly. I would definitely stay here again!
The apartmant rosa has a great view from the balcony, its was clean, the breakfast was included, the staff was great and very polite. The position of the b&b is great, it's very close to restaurants and shops, but also very quiet which was great if you want a good night sleep! I would definetly recommend staying here.
For what I wanted and it was a clean place to crash in for 2 nights, this place was great!!! I arrived a few hours early and they were very accommodating in storing my luggage and expediting the room. The room I booked was for one person on the topp floor with a private bathroom. Was a small but roomy room. Very clean. The view from my balcony was amazing!!!!! They have breakfast which is included in the stay. Very simple but super fresh.