Pros

  • Intimate, family-run hotel with rustic ambiance
  • Set in a peaceful village five minutes' from beach
  • Easy access to Cinque Terre National Park
  • Clean and modern air-conditioned rooms have flat-screen TVs
  • Outdoor space features barbecues and tables
  • Farm-made produce available for purchase
  • Free Wi-Fi and bicycle rentals
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Cons

  • Some rooms are small
  • No restaurant on-site
  • Might be too quiet for some
  • Decor throughout is bland and dated
  • Showers are tiny
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Bottom Line

The Ca du Ferra Farm & Relax is just two small rustic buildings converted into four guest rooms surrounded by pleasant and picturesque gardens. Its location is a five minutes' walk from the center and seafront of Bonassola village, and also provides easy access to Cinque Terre -- especially via the nearby train station. There's little to do on-site, though bicycle loan allows guest to explore the scenic surrounds and barbecues provide alfresco dining opportunities. All in all, it's an inexpensive and relaxing place to stay in what is already a pretty sleepy stretch of Italian coast.

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Ca du Ferra Farm & Relax

Scene

Small and charming (if bland) family-run complex surrounded by rustic gardens

The conception of the Ca du Ferra Farm & Relax dates back to 2000, when husband and wife duo Aida and Antonia bought several plots of land and old buildings that were converted over several years. Slowly stables and other rustic buildings were restored and renovated into the simple and quaint rustic complex that stands today. The "farm" is nestled in peaceful gardens adorned with colorful flowers and blossoming fruit trees, run through with a charming stream complete with a wooden footbridge, while tidy lawns are dotted with loungers and picnic tables providing views out towards the sea. The property also includes vineyards and lemon groves up on the hill overlooking the village that provide organic produce including wine and grappa. With only four guest rooms, the property has an intimate boutique ambiance, although it's certainly bare bones.

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Location

Set in peaceful Ligurian fishing village, a five minutes' walk from beach

The hotel is situated in Bonassola, a small fishing village on the Ligurian Riviera in northwest Italy's La Spezia province. Narrow roads wind down to the train station -- a few minutes' walk away -- and just beyond to the village center with a few restaurants and bars. Bonassola's shingle beach overlooks lovely clear sea and is popular in the summer providing a pleasant place to sunbathe and take a dip. There's also lots of lovely coastline that can be explored in the local area, including the stunning Cinque Terre National Park, about half an hours' drive away -- or around 10 minutes' by train.

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Rooms

Air-conditioned rooms beside outdoor spaces for barbecues

Accommodations at the hotel are spread over two units -- "Il Casottino" and "Il Mulino" --  with two guest rooms in each. "Il Casottino" is located next to an ancient watchtower and is surrounded by lemon groves, while "Il Mulino" (or "The Watermill") is positioned overlooking a street. Both have outdoor areas with gazebos, barbecues, and seating for al fresco dining, while inside amenities include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and mini-fridges. Interior design is clean and simple, with air conditioning and well-maintained bathrooms (that have tiny showers). While "Il Casottino" provides distance views of the sea, "Il Mulino" provides a more secluded and intimate atmosphere. There are just four rooms available in all, and a couple of them are on the small side. 

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Features

Al fresco breakfasts and free bicycle loan

While there's no dining room or restaurant on-site, breakfast consisting of homemade cakes, bread, yogurts and pastries can be arranged to be delivered to the room -- or served in the garden (but it is not included in the rates). The hotel provides the loan of the bikes for guests to enjoy the popular local cycle route, while select farm-made wine and grappa is also available to purchase. There's also free parking and Wi-Fi on-site, but no full restaurant nor gym.

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Oyster Hotel Review

Ca du Ferra Farm & Relax

Scene

Small and charming (if bland) family-run complex surrounded by rustic gardens

The conception of the Ca du Ferra Farm & Relax dates back to 2000, when husband and wife duo Aida and Antonia bought several plots of land and old buildings that were converted over several years. Slowly stables and other rustic buildings were restored and renovated into the simple and quaint rustic complex that stands today. The "farm" is nestled in peaceful gardens adorned with colorful flowers and blossoming fruit trees, run through with a charming stream complete with a wooden footbridge, while tidy lawns are dotted with loungers and picnic tables providing views out towards the sea. The property also includes vineyards and lemon groves up on the hill overlooking the village that provide organic produce including wine and grappa. With only four guest rooms, the property has an intimate boutique ambiance, although it's certainly bare bones.

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Location

Set in peaceful Ligurian fishing village, a five minutes' walk from beach

The hotel is situated in Bonassola, a small fishing village on the Ligurian Riviera in northwest Italy's La Spezia province. Narrow roads wind down to the train station -- a few minutes' walk away -- and just beyond to the village center with a few restaurants and bars. Bonassola's shingle beach overlooks lovely clear sea and is popular in the summer providing a pleasant place to sunbathe and take a dip. There's also lots of lovely coastline that can be explored in the local area, including the stunning Cinque Terre National Park, about half an hours' drive away -- or around 10 minutes' by train.

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Rooms

Air-conditioned rooms beside outdoor spaces for barbecues

Accommodations at the hotel are spread over two units -- "Il Casottino" and "Il Mulino" --  with two guest rooms in each. "Il Casottino" is located next to an ancient watchtower and is surrounded by lemon groves, while "Il Mulino" (or "The Watermill") is positioned overlooking a street. Both have outdoor areas with gazebos, barbecues, and seating for al fresco dining, while inside amenities include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and mini-fridges. Interior design is clean and simple, with air conditioning and well-maintained bathrooms (that have tiny showers). While "Il Casottino" provides distance views of the sea, "Il Mulino" provides a more secluded and intimate atmosphere. There are just four rooms available in all, and a couple of them are on the small side. 

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Features

Al fresco breakfasts and free bicycle loan

While there's no dining room or restaurant on-site, breakfast consisting of homemade cakes, bread, yogurts and pastries can be arranged to be delivered to the room -- or served in the garden (but it is not included in the rates). The hotel provides the loan of the bikes for guests to enjoy the popular local cycle route, while select farm-made wine and grappa is also available to purchase. There's also free parking and Wi-Fi on-site, but no full restaurant nor gym.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Cabanas

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Pets Allowed

  • Room Service

  • Supervised Kids Activities

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