If you are searching for the nice and friendly hotel in Viareggio and would like to spend your time on the beach, this is a right place.
Hotel President has a great location, very friendly staff and lots of pleasant surprises for you. I didn´t like our room at the beginning so the staff let me choose from 3 rooms. They were very helpful. I chose the one with the balcony (but no carpet). All the basic rooms were decorated in colonial style and were almost the same.
What I absolutely loved was a breakfast – very nice hot/cold buffet with champagne, that´s what you need:-)! Restaurant was excellent (perfect waiters) and we had the possibility to visit it twice for a complimentary dinner. The only thing I didn´t like in the hotel was the room service. They were very precise, but very noisy and working from 7 o´clock in the morning!
I was little bit disappointed from the beach club Balena – you have to pay 25 euro/day for an umbrella and two sun chairs (sun chairs! Sunbed is extra) and the club is not very clean. During our stay it was full of children and still very noisy. The see was full of trash so we preferred the pool (full of children).
Be prepared to pay a lot of extra money for your stay – for parking, dinners, beach club. It´s not very cheap vacation, but the hotel is worth the money.