In the heart of the 5 Terre Coast, the Hotel Gianni Franzi features rooms with private bathrooms just below Vernazza's Doria Castle. Its terraces include stunning views of the Ligurian Sea and the village, and Wi-Fi is free in public areas.

In 3 buildings, all rooms at the Gianni Franzi have a simple décor and terracotta floors. Each includes a cooling fan and the private bathroom has a shower.

A few steps from the rooms location and by the village's main square, the property has a bar and restaurant with local cuisine and national specialties.

Panoramic hiking tracks are available nearby.

The property is a few steps from the small sandy beach and the marina and 500 feet from Vernazza Train Station. A boat bus and trains provide daily connections to Monterosso, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Gianni Franzi has been welcoming guests since Nov 10, 2010

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Breakfast Info



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Room Type
1 queen bed
3 twin beds
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Property questions and answers
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  • where would I park my car to use your hotel. Cost of parking. How close to hotel? I am coming in late August 2021.
    Hello in Vernazza are 2 parking at 1km to the village.
    Answered on 25 June 2021
  • Is it possible to check in later than 16.00?
    Hallo, this is no possible but you can leave the luggage in our store, best regards, Hotel Gianni Franzi
    Answered on 18 March 2022
  • Would there be a safe place to leave out bags if we arrive before check-in?
    Hallo, yes sure, is possible leave the luggage in our store, best regards, Hotel Gianni Franzi
    Answered on 18 March 2022
  • How far is this from train station
    Hallo, our reception is in the square of Vernazza, 5 minutes from the train station, best regards, Hotel Gianni Franzi
    Answered on 18 March 2022
  • is there a laundry nearby that would wash and dry our clothes? Also we are 80 year old customers, are there rooms with not so many steps? We will be ..
    Yes, the laundry is in the top of Village (2 minutes by walk), our Hotel is under the Castle so you've a lot of steps to climb up all rooms are there..
    Answered on 22 October 2020
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Hotel area info *
1 Restaurant On Site
  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      Italian • Mediterranean • Local
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Amenities of Hotel Gianni Franzi
Most popular amenities
Free WiFi
Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Media & Technology
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wake-up service
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Safety & security
  • Key access
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Hotel Gianni Franzi takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM


From 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 4 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa CartaSi Cash Hotel Gianni Franzi accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Check-in is at the bar/restaurant on Piazza Marconi.

Guests arriving on Wednesdays are requested to contact the hotel prior to arrival using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Please note that it is not possible to check in outside the normal reception opening times.

Rooms are at the top of a staircase with no elevator access.

Please note that the property is accessed via 100 steps.

Please note, guests must leave cars in the paid public parking, approximately 0.6 mi outside the historical center.

Please inform Hotel Gianni Franzi of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Ristorante Gianni Franzi: Closed from Mon, Jan 09, 2023 until Thu, Mar 09, 2023

Bar is closed from Mon, Jan 09, 2023 until Thu, Mar 09, 2023

License number: COD CITR 011030 -ALB- 0002, COD. CITR 011030 -ALB- 0002, COD. CITR 011030 -ALB-0002, Cod. CITR011030 -ALB.0002

FAQs about Hotel Gianni Franzi

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Hotel Gianni Franzi.

  • The prices at Hotel Gianni Franzi may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Hotel Gianni Franzi include:

    • Double
    • Triple

  • Guests staying at Hotel Gianni Franzi can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Hotel Gianni Franzi offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hotel Gianni Franzi is 150 feet from the center of Vernazza.

    • Check-in at Hotel Gianni Franzi is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

    • Hotel Gianni Franzi has 1 restaurant:

      • Ristorante Gianni Franzi