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“Great location, lovely staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel President
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Carducci 5, 55049 Viareggio, Italy   |  
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Ranked #3 of 55 Hotels in Viareggio
Bideford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great location, lovely staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Just arrived back after a long weekend with friends staying at the President and would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. The location overlooking the seafront is excellent and our reception staff Laila and Marcello could not have been more friendly or helpful. We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis and our rooms were immediately upgraded on arrival. My guess is that all the rooms would have been of a very good quality and our rooms overlooking both the beach and sidewalk were perfect for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast, even the boiled eggs were cooked to my very high standards! and there was an excellent selection of fruits, cereals and pastries.

Okay, Viarreggio is not going to be the most exciting place to visit at the end of October. The weather had decided to change the day we arrived with heavy rain and the temperature had dropped about 15 degrees from the previous weekend. However, we weren't there for a beach holiday, had a hire car and found it to be an excellent place to return to after our trips out to Florence, on the train, Lucca, Pisa and St Gimaningo via the Chianti wine region.

Viarreggio old town is generally very quiet at this time of year but with Laila and Marcello's help we found a couple of excellent traditional Italian restaurants that were busy and also a bar with a live band playing Beatles and Bowie. Great night!. It is all in Viarreggio but sometimes you have to look a bit harder to find it!.

All in all a very successful trip enhanced by the quality and location of the hotel and its staff. Will definitely return.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Just like to share our (Wife,me and two friends) thoughts regarding the Hotel President. The people on reception were extremely pleasent and very helpful. The decor throughout the hotel was to an high standard and clean. Both bedrooms were very clean and well appointed, there was no charge for safe, unlike some hotels we've stopped at . We were allocated a sea and promenade facing room the double glazing was very efficient at blocking out any traffic noise. The window had an electically operated metal roller blind which was good at keeping the sun during the day and the street lighting at night out of the room. We were very pleased that we went half board as the meals were very good and served by great waiters. The menu was changed three times during the week and there was a good choice of meals on each occasion.
We all agreed that we would have no problem stopping at this hotel again. Unfortunately, Thomson's are not flying from Manchester next year!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

Hotel for seniors, it has good food and high service level. But very quiet after dinner, so if you are looking for action go somwhere else. Be aware of the beach deal for the Bagno they provide - 10 euro for 2 sun chairs, if you want sunbeds it is 10 Euro extra.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

My mum and I have just returned from a wonderful weeks stay at the hotel President.We had a corner room on the second floor complete with two balconies one looking directly over the sea the other a side view.The hotel was first class,lovely decor friendly staff excellent four course meal every night served by friendly waiters.The location is great just accross the road from the beach,handy for shops and good for bus and train journeys.We booked several trips through Thomson to Florence.pisa and Portofino and Lucca my only gripe being that we didnt have enough free time on these trips to explore ourselves but you can always use the train/bus at your leisure.Hotel was very clean,staff attentive and other guests friendly felt like home from home,Italy is beautful and we would love to return!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

visited beginning of sep nice reception rooms ok little bit small but had balcony which helped location good for beach which was perfect to spend 2 days just chilling visited lucca one day very nice place if booked thru thomson beach free other guests its at least 10 euros plus another 14 euros if u want 2 beach towels and sun beds not deck chairs .

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We have recently returned from the hotel president. We had a wonderful trip, the staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for you. We had a room on the 5th floor very comfortable and cleaned regularly, we used the train it visit Lucca which I loved. A lovely little town which felt laid back, walked the wall around the city and climbed the tower, we had lunch in the amphitheater which was great. I was disappointed with Florence we were ripped off two Luke warm coffees for ten euros.
Viarregio is a nice town, promenade is good to walk along in the evening , beach Irene oppositie the hotel is good, friendly staff and it is kept lovely and clean .
All in all I would recommend this hotel, the food was good four courses every night, the only criticism the menu was only changed a couple of times and it did become a bit Samey.
We hired bikes from the hotel and cycled miles along the prom which was a good thing to burn off some of the pizzas and pasta we had over eaten during the week..

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We were recommended by Thomson for this hotel. I could write this for ever but I won’t but what I will say was the Hotel President in Viareggio was excellent in all respects. OK it only had 50 rooms and yes not all with balcony’s but is that the end of the world as there was two private beaches across the road FOC for the guests, which more than made up for it. The staff and meals in the hotel were brilliant and we have no hesitation in returning back.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Address: Viale Carducci 5, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Viareggio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Viareggio
#2 Luxury Hotel in Viareggio
#3 Romantic Hotel in Viareggio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel President 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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