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“An Average Experience” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Villa Marzia
Via Filippo Corridoni 5, 55045 Marina Di Pietrasanta, Italy   |  
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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“An Average Experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Lovely staff, very friendly. Reception and stairway were grubby looking I thought. Also a very cramped reception area. Room very clean and spacious enough. Very noisy you could hear the occupants upstairs flushing toilets etc... Doors banging were also intermittent, there was a knocking at the door sporadically some mornings. For these reasons I would not stay here again. The pool was a small pool but very apt for children and families.We did not use it. Breakfast was good varied choice and great coffee!y

Honestly the owner was lovely. A man came to the breakfast area and spoke to the owner who asked him to stand away from the cooking area. After service the owner made the man a pancake with filling and put it in a tin foil container. The man did not look homeless but obviously was in need. I thought this was a genuinely kind man caring for others in this way.

Location fantastic close to beach about a mile walk to the town of Marina di Pietra Santa(a lovely shopping and restaurant town). Visit 'Alex' the restaurant in Marina di Pietra Santa absolutely fantastic! Pricey but worth it! The old town of Pietra Santa is fantastic real italian charm. When you go there look out for blackie, a white terrier. He has one ear standing up and one ear normal, he is so cute his owners adore him. Also he is white...! I fell for blackie and told his owners in my limited italian. THEY WERE SO PROUD!

Refrain from using taxis so expensive buses are great always ontime and £1.60 per trip! Check
timetables for late buses they are fewer late at night.

Visit Torre del Lago if you can...it was an eighty euro taxi ride home to Marina di Pietra Santa but the opera was sensational it was called ' Turandot'. You need to arrange a taxi from the train station if you travel to Torre del Lago by train it is a fifteen minute walk to the opera arena from the station. Hailing taxis is not an option you need to pre book or gobto a taxi rank. No taxi ranks in Torre del Lago. That was on during the Puccini festival check what is on when you are in that area well worth it!

I chose hotel villa marzia based on tripadvisor reviews. It was not for me but I still follow tripadvisor as a measurement for good restaurants and accomodation. MARINA DI PIETRA SANTAis fantastic for kids fairs and fun boats and beachside attractions. Remember to visit the old town it is amazing.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in an apartment on the first floor at the back of the hotel so no sea views, not that we would have had one if we where at the front, it is 300 meters from the beach behind many other buildings.

What's great is the child entertainer on duty at breakfast and in the early evening allowing the parents to relax a bit, the rooftop pool also adds some value although it could use some maintenance. The staff are friendly and helpful.

The cost is high compared to other parts of Italy e.g. lake garda, particularly if you compare what you get, a tired hotel and apartment out of the 70's in need of a revamp, the equipment provided (espresso pot) was filthy and although the apartments are serviced don't expect your dishes to be washed. Parking is a nightmare.

I would say the only reason people book here is that everything else is full.


Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Newcastle, England
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

My wife and I stayed in June 2012 and had a great time. The hotel was busy, lots of families staying there, but we could still find a quiet spot in the roof terrace by the pool or on the lower level sun terracel. There were mainly Italian guests which lent itself to a good atmosphere - even when Italy beat England in Euro 2012! The rooms were clean and spacious with a generous balcony. Plenty of choice at breakfast which was of good quality - we were on B&B so can't comment on the evening meals. All staff were very friendly and always helpful.
The resort is quite spread out and has a good choice of reasonably priced restaurants nearby - and more about 20 minutes walk away clustered near the pier area. The nearby old town of Pietrasanta is well worth visiting and a must for an evening meal. We also visited Cinque Terre by boat and by train - two great days out. Note the morning train to La Spezia for Cinque Terre leaves early - 8.30ish and the boat trip leaves from Forte de Marmi.

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  • Stayed June 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

We love this hotel which is run by lovely people and will definitively return. Our room is small but has a large balcony with sea sight! Everything is very clean which is highly appreciated. A small swimming pool is situated on the roof where you have a magnificent view on the sea and the mountains. The breakfast, lunch and dinner are of a high quality. The hotel further offers at ots expense a nice aperitif every day. A point for improvement may be the internet (we had to ask for renewal of the provided codes every day) and noisy cleaners in the morning. Highly recommended, and as stated - we will return!!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Filippo Corridoni 5, 55045 Marina Di Pietrasanta, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Marina Di Pietrasanta
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 52 Hotels in Marina Di Pietrasanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 44
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