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Hotel Sylvia
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Paolo Manfredi, 15 | Lido Di Camaiore, 55043 Lido Di Camaiore, Camaiore, Italy   |  
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Ranked #18 of 48 Hotels in Lido Di Camaiore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A real find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Thank you all at the wonderful hotel Sylvia.A warm friendly atmosphere abounds at this lovely family hotel in a delightful peaceful location within easy walking distance of the beach. Lovely food,helpful staff and the hotel always so clean.I look forward to another stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bradford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Cannot believe the only two reviews in English we were at this hotel last week on a Ledger tour and I can only think that the hotel treat coach tours different. The food was dreadful we had tough veal 3 times out of 5 days. The same salad was served each night consisting only of lettuce and grated carrot. One night we had chicken legs or thighs served with a few French fries no vegetables and the alternative was an omelette served with carrots. The first course was pasta which wasn't too bad one night it was served with bacon but all we could find was fat. The only vegetables served all week were spinach tinned peas, and carrots only with the omelette. No choice of sweet if you didn't like the one offered you did without. One night it was tinned fruit salad another chocolate mousse, lemon drizzle without the drizzle or custard. Breakfast was soft cornflakes or something similar to rice crispies and preferable to the cornflakes but on the last morning these had run out so no choice. Bread white and brown not over fresh and cheese and ham every day by the 5th day unable to take anymore ham and cheese. So as our table companion told her son when he rang her just having my breakfast jam and bread. Very little bread no fruit. On the last day they offered a evening meal at 15 euro some of the guests booked it we did not. The ladies behind us on the coach said it was awful but should have known presume they thought if they were paying it would have been better. The hotel was clean and the linen and towels good. There was no lounge just a couple of chairs in reception. My friend couldn't have a glass of rose wine because they didn't have a bottle opened but she could have had a bottle which she declined. I have been in hotels worldwide and this is the worst food I have ever had. Not sure how another guest could see the sea which is 2 blocks away all we could see was rooftops. No drawers in the bedroom just a cupboard with a hole in the floor which could have held a fridge at some time

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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DrEmanuele, Proprietario at Hotel Sylvia, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear Kath,

sometimes we are indeed confronted with the fact that we aren't able to content everyone, although the positive feedbacks always outshine the few dissatissfied customers.

We at Hotel Sylvia remember your group from Birmingham really well and have great memories you, who thanked us several times during the stay for the pleasent treatment, food and ambience. Some of them left us their email adress and said they'd be happy to come back to our Hotel in the near future. We've rearly had such pleasent guests.

Regarding the food, we're talking about typical Tuscan dishes Madame - ther are definitely a few surprises or differences to recognize for an English tourist - for example pasta is "al dente" in our culture which might be a novel culinary experience for someone who is not used to home-made ingredients. At this point I would like to point out that demanding Italian guests stay at our Hotel mainly because of the great food we serve. Bus tours, due to their low budget, have a standard menu, but we do our best to make them enjoy the Tuscan Cuisine.

Regarding the veal, one of the best quality meet we could offer, it was definitely on our menue - but I regret that you did not realize that we had 2 options to chose from each day, so there was a great alternative to the veal, such as fish, omlets or vegetable tartes. Regarding the Rosé wine: It has been communicated right at the beginning that we were able to open a bottle for you which you'd be able to finish until the very end of your stay. We do have some wines that we serve per glass, but not all of them. We apologyge even for tab water , that you have asked several times, but we dont serve in our restaurant.

As a whole I would like to point out once more that the Ledger Group left a very positive impression and we really enjoyed having you as our guests.

All the best,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The staff are super nice and accommodating! Location is perfect... 1 block to main drag/beach. Food is delicious and plenty! Excellent environment for families! We have stayed at hotels all across Italy, France, Spain and beyond... This is truly one of the best ever!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 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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Milan, Italy
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

I stayed for a weekend with 2 friends. Hotel Sylvia was very clean and tidy, friendly atmosphere and in a great location (easy walking distance to the beach, coffee shops and restaurants). The hotel had a great friendly family feeling and everyone was very helpfully with any questions. I would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Paolo Manfredi, 15 | Lido Di Camaiore, 55043 Lido Di Camaiore, Camaiore, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Camaiore > Lido Di Camaiore
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #18 of 48 Hotels in Lido Di Camaiore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sylvia 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sylvia*** Lido di Camaiore, which has been mentioned in the Michelin Guide since 1974, is located in the heart of Lido di Camaiore, at the beautiful Tuscany seaside. The region is characterized by its extraordinary and beautiful landscape scenario full of cultural and historical treasures. Hotel Sylvia is located in the vicinity of Tuscany's most beautiful cities, which are easily accessible and which invite to be explored during a daytrip: Florence (1h), Pisa (20 min), Lucca (20 min), Chianti Hills (1 h 30 min). The welcoming and inviting atmosphere created by the hotel owners, the Ricci family, offers unforgettable and relaxing holidays, characterized by their very typical Italian charm. The Ricci family is pleased to offer unforgettable and relaxing holidays to each one of their guests. With a selection of traditional Italian dishes prepared by the in-house chef, every day hotel guests are spoiled with fresh seasonable quality products of the region. During the winter 2012 Hotel Sylvia's interior design has completely been renewed. Its modern building, surrounded by the stunning nature, offers 34 for elegant and all equiped rooms: air-conditioned, TV full HD, free wirells internet connection, a hairdryer, a safe and a balcony. The charming hotel rooms are spacious and bright, fitting and furniture are elegant and genuine, which reflects their tasteful resemblance to the beautiful seaside. Furthermore, the hotel offers a nice rooftop terrace which invites hotel guests to take a quiet sunbath or to enjoy the sunset during a warm summer evening. Free private parking lots are available, there is a child-friendly playground as well as a garden where guests may enjoy their coffee or tea break during the afternoon. ... more   less 
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