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Hotel Europa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Colombo No. 91, 55043 Lido Di Camaiore, Camaiore, Italy   |  
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Ranked #16 of 48 Hotels in Lido Di Camaiore
Lancashire
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“A real gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Europa for six nights after strenuous short-stay tours of Venice and Florence and our enjoyable experience is one we would wish to repeat. It is no exaggeration to say that this is one of those rare jewels that are a sheer delight to discover!

Apart from its setting in an exquisitely restored 19th Century villa, perhaps the most outstanding aspect of the hotel is the friendliness of the staff and excellent service provided as other reviewers have said. This very refreshing air of happiness permeates from the top, as it so often does, and clearly, high quality training is a priority for owner Antonio who is always very visible himself and ready to be helpful including tips for visiting the many attractions of the area.

Our bedroom and bathroom were both spacious and spotlessly clean with fresh linen and towels every day. We requested in advance a quiet room and it was just that, situated at the rear of the hotel on the top floor with a little balcony which afforded stunning views of the Tuscan hills.

Some people may find the breakfast choice a bit basic but it's perfectly adequate and can be taken either in the dining room or outside on the terrace overlooking the swimming pool.

The hotel is nicely located in the upmarket urban beach resort of Lido di Camaoire a couple of miles outside Viareggio which is easily accessible by bus. Close by are the Lido's extensive stretches of clean beach and beautiful promenade which in the evenings is a delight to stroll along with its many quality shops and small stalls thronging with family holidaymakers.

We would have no hesitation in recommending the Hotel Europa to anyone planning a visit to this area!

Room Tip: If a quiet room is required then request one at the rear of the hotel which is away from the main ro...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Launceston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We chose this hotel after reading some reviews and because we wanted some four star comfort at the end of a two week road trip. I have to say we were quite disappointed. To start with a positive the staff were indeed friendly and helpful as observed in other reviews and our request for tea making eqipment in our room and an earlier breakfast on departure day was no trouble.
Our allocated room was small and dark and we asked if it was possible to change. The only room available was in the roof. We accepted as it was indeed larger and had a balcony of sorts, though you only had a view if you were standing up. Something it was difficult for my 6 foot 4 husband to do in the shower due to restricted head height. Breakfast was basic: no fresh juices and the same choices every day; pineapple/prunes/croissant/ham/cheese. Nothing freshly cooked. Though served by the cheeriest waitress ever. During our stay a notice advised that the hot water would be affected the following day for a couple of hours while maintenance was carried out. We had no water whatsoever for the whole day! Not even for sanitary purposes. We were not offered any drinks or fresh water during this time although by 5pm I managed to procure a bottle of water. Shocking. The hotel itself is ideally situated but is tired despite website showing refurbished rooms. There is no lounge "room" just a small seating area between entrance and stairs and a small "relaxation room" seemed to be full of odds and ends and spare bits of furniture - unusable. If you are looking for 2/3 star friendliness, come here. 4 star comfort? Find somewhere else.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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9 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel couple of times and keep on dreaming of coming back! Very friendly staff and owner with good tips for the day tours. Take morning walks on the long beach, enjoy the breakfast out on the porch, enjoy the sun on the beach or take tours in the surroungings and relax by the pool late in the afternoong listening to Italian music. We found our favorite restaurant on the beach with most delicious seafood. The rooms we have stayed (top floor) are large with balconies,

Room Tip: We have been two adults and a teenager both times and the top floor room toward the sea have been gr...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

My husband and I spent two heavenly weeks at Hotel Europa in Lido di Camaiore. The hotel was truly a little piece of heaven, from the exquisite setting to the hospitable, friendly staff who always went out of their way to offer advice and assistance or simply a friendly smile. The breakfast was always delicious and very well presented. We spent long lazy days by the magnificent pool which was just what we needed to escape the lovely hot days. We spent our evenings exploring the magical places in close proximity to the hotel, like Petra Santa, Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio. These places offered extraordinary vibes, delicious restaurants and unbelievable shopping. Hotel Europa not only offers a comfortable setting but is steeped in history, built in 1890 and has managed to blend their rich past with the present. I would most definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a relaxing, interesting and enjoyable holiday. Our memories of Hotel Europa will stay in our hearts and minds forever.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

this hotel is lovely, the staff were excelent and very helpful, we asked for a kettle and cups in our room and in no time it was there waiting for us with biscuits.we had the use of free push bikes and its just what you need in this area eveyone uses them, the old and the young, its very central for traveling to pisa, florence, lucca, the train station is very close, we had a fab holiday here and would like to return, if we do we will be staying in this hotel, good pool, good breakfast, good every thing.

Room Tip: we had a front room with a lovely view,which looked down over the pool.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed here for 2 weeks in September and enjoyed every moment . Hotel spotless clean towels and bed linen daily. Lovely pool area and supplied towels for the sun beds. Breakfast was good and we enjoyed eating outside every morning loved the coffee. The hotel staff were so friendly and could not do enough to help in every way. No charge for the safe in the room or for the bycycles. We found the hotel very relaxing and the bus stop was practically just outside with a good bus service every hour . There was a bus to Lucca which is a town worth visiting and one that takes you to Pisa or Pisa airport. Another which can stop at the train station and then get the train to Florence.All in all a perfect holiday in a perfect hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Bergen, Norway
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

What not to like. A beautiful renovated Italian-style hotel. The room (superior) was more than we expected. Decorated with a personal touch. Two identical bathrooms and wardrobes/safes. Great Internet-connection – free all over the hotel. The bathrooms were small but more than adequate. The shower on the tiny side, but water was both hot and with sufficient pressure. Enough shelves and cabinets for all your toiletries. We wrote in advance and asked for a room with great view and extra top mattresses on the beds. When we arrived we got room with an amazing roof terrace with chairs, tables and sunbeds and the mattresses on top of bed was of the very best quality. Since the hotel is situated along a busy road there can be some traffic noise, but with closed doors we didn't hear a ting. The climate control in the room worked perfectly. Maybe a bit noisy on full speed, but no need for that in early September.

There were a beautiful garden and the lovely pool looked inviting, but since we were a bit unlucky with (warm) mostly rainy/cloudy days we didn't get to try it.


To be in Italy the breakfast was very good - yogurt, serials, toast/bread, rolls, scrambled/boiled eggs, cheese, ham/salami/prosciutto and jam and the usual Italian cakes (still dreaming of those croissants...) There were also plenty of cool, fresh fruit.


But first and foremost I will praise the exceptional service we got from all the staff-members. Anything we'd like to do they were ready with suggestions how to easiest get there, parking, shops and sights worth visiting. Instead of calling a taxi when we needed one, hotels own Antonio (?) drove us and picked us up when we called the hotel at the end of our trip. The same Antonio was also available for taking guests round-trips to the known sights around the area, Pisa, Lucca etc. He didn’t speak a word English, but was a delight to drive with. He made us understand what he was telling regardless. He also helped making space for all the guests’ cars in the rather small area they had for parking. We delivered the key in the reception and when we needed the car it was moved to a place so we could get out.


For those loving beaches and the sea it was only 50 meters to the large beach (25 km long) with discount on sun-beds/chairs/parasols in certain areas for hotel guests. Since I have trouble walking I can’t say much for outdoor activities, but I noticed the hotel had bikes for rent/loan and it has to be a great way to get around and see it all. A must is a visit to the beautiful pier down by the beach. We were there by day, but to watch the sunset from there has to be amazing.


The ambiance in the hotel was lovely - so calm and relaxing. Some guests were taking a sunbath/swim, a nap in the shadow, reading, enjoying a drink and a chat, playing chess etc. It was a very comforting homely feeling over it all. Three nights was far too short for a visit. Much more to see and do and we will be back - for sure!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Hotel Europa

Address: Viale Colombo No. 91, 55043 Lido Di Camaiore, Camaiore, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Camaiore > Lido Di Camaiore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lido Di Camaiore
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lido Di Camaiore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Europa 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HOTEL EUROPA **** CAMAIORE. The Cardinal Villa, Hotel Europa (4 stars), was built in 1880 in Lido di Camaiore, Versilia (Tuscany), 20 meters from the Tirreno coastline. In the year 2000 the hotel had initiated a modernization process that converted the building to become a splendid Liberty Villa, with all the comforts necessary to guarantee first-class customer service. On the shoulder of the Versilia Riveria lies, in all its magnificence, the Alpi Appuane mountain range that in coexistence with the Tirreno coastline offers countless beauties founded by nature and human intervention. An extraordinary environmental and landscape scenario full of cultural and historical assets, to which its heredity, Hotel Europa also fits. From the hotel it is possible to visit important cultural cities such as Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Siena…. Hotel Europa has 30 rooms each with its own unique particularities. The furniture and fittings are very refined and all rooms are equipped with all services and comforts expected from a four star hotel: air-conditioning, TV, telephone, hairdryer, minibar and safe. For beach lovers Hotel Europa offers an external discounted beach facility. The hotel has a homely atmosphere with a modern dining room, bar, TV room, free Internet / WI-FI access, swimming pool with jacuzzi, sauna, bicycle hire and free internal parking. ... more   less 
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