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Hotel Katy
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Flavio Gioia 12/14, 55049 Viareggio, Italy   |  
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Ranked #3 of 55 Hotels in Viareggio
Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Good spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A nice small pleasant hotel. Breakfast was excellent. Good location for beach and promenade, affordable. Our toileteries were left in a bag on the floor and were thrown out by the cleaning staff in error, after strong arguments we got some compensation for this. The internet service was poor. Family run hotel and generally run well

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We have almost finished our week long holiday in Viareggio and will be sad to say arriverderchie to Hotel Katy and the lovely family that run it.
We arrived quite late on a Saturday night and I couldn't remember whether I'd booked a balcony or not. Our room 401 didn't seem to have one but next morning after breakfast Josie showed us our balcony - a superb little sun trap with table & 4 chairs just across the tiny corridor from our room. We were delighted!
Georgia gave us a run down of places in Viareggio including the beach protocol & where to go for a good deal. Hotel Katy also supply beach towels which is very handy especially when you've brought hand luggage only.
There's a flat screen tv & safe in the room, bathroom supplies replenished whenever necessary. Nice soft towels. Very clean indeed, bed very comfortable. Enough sockets for our use - quite unusual
Breakfast something to look forward to each day - especially seeing freshly baked croissants making their way out of the kitchen. Lots of fresh fruit, hot stuff as well - even a frittata one day. The barista on duty will make any hot drink you care to ask for. This breakfast experience surpassed many 4 or 5 star hotels we have stayed in!
The day we went to Florence, Josie handed us a map from behind reception & marked the main areas from the train station.
We really would stay here again - location wise it's just perfect - a good walk from the train station, but very close to the excellent promenade shops & restaurants.

Room Tip: 401 or 402 on top floor have big balconies
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  • Stayed September 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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Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We stayed at Hotel Katy during our trip to Tuscany in September 2012. As noted in many reviews, this is really a family hotel with a cozy and friendly atmosphere. All the hotel staff tries to make your stay as pleasant as possible, readily responding to any of your request. We stayed in a standard double room, which meets all the requirements, including the safe and mini-bar.The only time that a few spoil the overall impression is a narrow shower cabin that was pretty uncomfortable for me.
We note that the hotel offers a very good breakfast, always have a choice of baking, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs. The beach Maurizzio is across the road, just 2 minutes (clients Ноtel Katy have a discount), at the front desk at the hotel you can ask for beach towels. Right next door is a good seafood restaurant. From the railway station (about 10 minutes walk) easy access to Pisa, Luccа, Florence. We can recommend this hotel for a beach holiday, and as a starting point to visit local attractions.

  • Stayed September 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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England
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Perfect location just minutes from the beach, shops and bars. Such a lovely family who run the hotel, they are really helpful and found us train times etc. Great breakfast too!! About 15 mins from the station which runs all the time to Florence, Pisa etc. Rooms are all that you need and the aircon isn't noisy!! Will be definitely staying here next time I visit.

  • Stayed August 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We stayed at Hotel Katy as a family of three for the last two weeks of August 2012. We had two rooms, one double and one single (rooms 303 & 307). Upon our arrival we were greeted in a friendly manner by the owner and shown our rooms. Double room was adequate (front of hotel, balcony and sea view) with ensuite bathroom, and same could be said of the single room (a good size for a single). The rooms are absolutely spotless (very important for the females in our family!) and are cleaned every day by a cheerful band of cleaners. The breakfast is everything you could ask for and more. The hosts are really friendly and go out of their way to ensure you are having an enjoyable holiday. You only have to ask and they will gladly print out train timetables and maps of places of interest, and also provide beach towels (get a discounted rate for sunbeds through the hotel at Bagno Maurizio). This is a well run friendly family hotel and I would have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Just stayed here for two weeks. We had a triple room on a high floor to the rear of the hotel and we had a view from our balcony of the Med on one side and the mountains on the other. I will not repeat the earlier comments about friendliness, cleanliness, value and location, except to confirm that they are accurate.

Viareggio is a very good base from which to explore this region of Italy, including Florence, Pisa, Lucca and the Cinque Terre. It provides the opportunity to combine some sightseeing and culture with rest and recreation. Good variety of restaurants. We would have preferred to have a little more nightlife (music, dancing, etc) in the centre of the resort.

If you are thinking of visiting this part of Italy and are looking for a family-friendly place to stay, look no further than the Hotel Katy in Viareggio.

Room Tip: Rooms to the rear are quieter and have good views of the mountains.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We stayed at Hotel Katy for three nights while travelling around Italy. The hotel is located just off the main street that runs along the beech front, so is ideally placed for access to the beach and restaurants.

Our room although very small was clean and well maintained with a very strong a/c machine, only complaint would be that the shower cubicle was quite small but we did book very late and they did mention the size of the room when we booked. Generally the hotel is well kept and the staff helpful when asked about local activities and sights, however I think this is understandable that they would not give you all this info when checking in as many people come simple to sit on the beach.

Overall a nice small hotel with friendly staff.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Flavio Gioia 12/14, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Viareggio
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 55 Hotels in Viareggio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Katy 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Katy is a completely renovated 3 star hotel. Situated a few feet away from the Viareggio promenade in an advantagious spot, a few metres from both the sea and the pine woods.The hotel offers its guests very comfortable rooms, all equipped with air-conditioning, colour tv, fridge, safe and telephone.The hotel offer bed and breakfast service. The breakfast buffet is served from 8:00 to 10:30 in the breakfast room. For hotel guests, special agreement with bathing establishments and restaurants nearby. Bicycles can be rented in the nearby pine forest. ... more   less 
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