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“Nice family owned and run hotel with excellent English spoken” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Mediterraneo
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Aurelia 25 | Loc. Stagno, 57017 Livorno, Italy   |  
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Ranked #16 of 23 Hotels in Livorno
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“Nice family owned and run hotel with excellent English spoken”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2009

We stayed at this hotel for two nights and were very pleased with the room. There is an excellent seafood restaurant, The Shark in English, very close that they recommended and we really enjoyed. Great location for visiting Lucca and Pisa. We were treated to fresh baked pastries every morning with coffee or tea.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2008

The hotel advertises free internet in the room and the lobby. The room only has a dial up facility thru the telephone system for which you need your own POP. Who is still using dial up these days? The Internet in the Lobby does not work reliably and is very slow. The staff is most unhelpful and incompetent. The property is over-priced and does not deserv e 4 stars. It rates as a 2 star property. The rooms are noisy, the location is in the middle of the indutrial area. The restaurant is furnished cheapely and has bad service. All personnel has a very bad attitude and does not know what servce means.

Do yourself a favour and drive further even if this is a close stop to the ferry terminal - rather take 20 minutes more of a drive and find a decent hotel!

  • Liked — That we only booked one night - this was even too much.
  • Disliked — There is nothing good to say about this place.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2008

A five-story building (ground floor plus four floors above having internal corridors) situated perpendicular to state highway via Aurelia (Strada Statale 1, also via Firenze) at Stagno just outside Livorno city. We enjoyed our stay, and would recommend this hotel if you prefer modern-style, multistory, suburban accommodation.

The building has parking situated at one side. Next door is an Agip gas/petrol station and next to that a McDonalds; on the other side of the hotel is an access driveway to a refinery.

We came to Livorno to visit relatives living in the city itself. Having a car, we chose this hotel to avoid the narrow streets, parking problems and traffic congestion common in old and historic town centers. This approach worked well for us, as the center of Livorno was only two miles south and, for further sightseeing, the center of Pisa only ten miles north. We could drive to either place using the state highway passing outside the hotel or the autostrada A12 which had an entry/exit ramp nearby.

The hotel sits at the edge of a large oil refinery; however, this did not concern us. Apparently, the hotel once belonged to Agip, and had been entirely renovated about three years ago.

We requested a quiet room away from the highway. The receptionist assigned us a room at the end of the corridor away from the elevator/lift and the stairs (try for rooms x09 or x10, if possible on the third floor). The double-glazed window effectively blocked outside noises.

Of modest but adequate size, the guest rooms we used had attractive, modern furniture in excellent condition. Overall, the hotel was immaculately clean and scrupulously maintained. Since the hotel was in an industrial area and we were visiting outside the main tourist season, it was pleasantly tranquil.

The reception desk, bar, lounge area, restaurant and meeting rooms were on the ground floor. Fourteen guest rooms and a larger family room were on each of the next three floors. On the top (fourth) floor, each of three suites (we took a look) had a spacious sitting room, bedroom and bathroom with access to a wide terrace, making them more like penthouses (if you do not have a limited budget, consider staying in one of the top-floor suites 401-403).

We found all the staff encountered during our two-night stay pleasant, friendly, cooperative and helpful. We preferred to use our adequate Italian, though the reception staff could speak English if needed.

One night we returned after midnight to find that the cleaning lady had left the security bolt engaged and locked us out. Staff on night duty could not open it, so they gave us the room opposite. After the manager had succeeded in reopening it later in the morning, we returned to our original room after a good night’s sleep.

The only problem we encountered was the entry of ordinary sounds of movement from the corridor into the room, as the cleaning lady started her activities at 7 a.m. on our first morning. Alas, this is an all too common situation with many other hotels as well.

A spacious restaurant off the lobby-bar-lounge area provided a continental breakfast available from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The selection included juices, coffee, milk, cereals, cakes, croissants, bread, yogurt, fruit, ham, cheese, condiments and other items. The woman attending the bar offered us freshly made coffee of our choice from the espresso machine.

  • Liked — Immaculate, well-maintained, modern hotel with friendly, cooperative staff
  • Disliked — Entry of sound into the room from the corridor
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Hotel Mediterraneo

Address: Via Aurelia 25 | Loc. Stagno, 57017 Livorno, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Livorno > Livorno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Livorno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Mediterraneo 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Mediterraneo Hotel Livorno

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