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“Best located Hotel in Funky, Fun Torre del Lago” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Turandot
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale J. F. Kennedy 27, 55048 Torre del Lago Puccini, Italy   |  
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San Diego, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best located Hotel in Funky, Fun Torre del Lago”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Torre del Lago is where the locals go to party all weekend by the beach. It is a developing destination for the young, hip, fun crowd. Not luxurious, but beautiful in an authentic Italian way, and plenty of opportunities for adventure are here. Plus, you can see the snowcapped Italian Alps from the beach. Wild!

The location is the best for this entire area. It is not on the beach (none are), but it is located across the street and you can visit the coolest beaches in either direction. Plus, this is the only hotel that is easy walking distance from the rave/all-night club "Bella" that goes from midnight until sunrise.

Highly visible signage, private free gated parking, and across the street from multiple beaches, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, even an all night rave! Yet this hotel is simple, quiet, and friendly. The rooms are NOT fancy, and the bathrooms are definitely funky but clean. You are at the beach in Italy -- deal with it and relax!

Watch out for mosquitos! It's not the hotel's fault, but this entire area (Torre del Lago) becomes filled with mosquitos starting in the afternoon and they will aggressively attack you. Do not leave your window open or your room will become nearly unbearable. My Italian buddy in the next room left his room open and he was bitten dozens of times.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Me and my partner travelled to Marina di Torre del Lago without any idea what to expect. But after a few days we were very pleasantly surprised by the friendly atmosphere of the place.
And this has to be mentioned especially about Hotel Turandot :). The hotel is perfectly situated, just a few steps from the beach, some restaurants (Basilico Fresco is the best) and a bus stop. If you want to venture in to Viareggio or the small town of Torre del Lago, there is a bus service.

The room we got was clean, comfortable and adequate in size. Some might consider the bathroom to be on the small side since the shower has to be "folded out" in a somewhat unusual way, but it was no problem for us.

We did however had some problems getting hot water in the shower a few nights, but this was quickly sorted out by the very nice and friendly staff who do their best to help you even if you're not quite comfortable with the italian language (as we were). And, as mentioned before by another reviewer, the woman in the reception (who's name I cannot recall unfortunately) speaks very good english.

The breakfast is of the continental variety with some italian "twists" and very good. If you have a car with you, the parking space of the hotel is excellent, with good security by an electric gate.
On that note, renting a car is strongly recommended! Toscana and the vicinity of the marina offers so much to see and the roads are easy to drive on (the bad reputation of italian drivers do not apply in Toscana) even if the multitude of signs can sometimes be bewildering.
At the back of the hotel is a well maintained garden (a pool there would have been great!) where guests can relax if they want.

On the top of the hotel is a nice sun terrace where you can relax, enjoy the view or work on your suntan (however the bar up there is closed) and there are also comfortable chairs to relax in on a front terrace, right next to the lively street leading into the marina.
Be on the lookout for cyclists when crossing the streets however, there are MANY of them about!

So even though, as non-native italians with limited knowledge of the italian language, we felt like fish out of water sometimes in this very italian beach town, we had a very enjoyable stay and the hotel was our haven since it was comfortable, friendly and a very nice place to stay in :).

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TurandotTDL, Proprietario at Hotel Turandot, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
Dear guest,
thank you so much for your very good review. Compliments are always appreciated :) We try to give always our best. As you have noticed there are some structural improvements to do ( pool and a new look at the roof - terrace ) that are already planned in the near future. We are just waiting for permission from the competent authorities (we are inside of a Natural Park with very strict laws ). We hope to see you again for an other vacation in Marina !
ps. my name is Federica :)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We enjoyed a two night stay at this hotel recently and I am happy to write a positive review.
On entry, the reception staff are very welcoming and friendly. The main woman on reception speaks perfect English and was very helpful.
The hotel is in easy walking distance from the beach and very importantly the hotel has a secure car park controlled by electric gate.
Plenty of car parking space available.
The hotel is very clean and modern and even allows you access to the roof where you can get a panoramic view of the immediate area.
I can easily recommend this hotel to anybody.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TurandotTDL, Proprietario at Hotel Turandot, responded to this review, June 17, 2012
Dear Customer
for us it was a great pleasure having you among our guests, thank you very much for your positive review, and we hope to see you again soon.

Thanks again.

Regards

Andrea Cappellini
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Address: Viale J. F. Kennedy 27, 55048 Torre del Lago Puccini, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Torre del Lago Puccini
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Torre del Lago Puccini
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Turandot 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only hotel on the marina of Torre del Lago Puccini. Seafront. ... more   less 
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