I rented an apartment for 3 weeks in Viareggio, a famous seaside resort in in Tuscany on the west coast of Italy but 3 days before my trip the apartment fell through. I had no choice but to find a hotel for 14 days in Viareggio a famous seaside resort in Tuscany on the west coast of Italy. I booked this hotel through booking.com. I guess I misread the price because it was given in Euro instead of american dollars. The hotel is a beautiful old hotel and I had a large room although the bathroom was so small that I had to sit sideways on the toilet! Breakfast was included but I found the breakfast to be boring. The same food every day and I have seen prettier
and more tasty breakfasts in small hotels. The hotel is right across the street from the beach. Beaches in this area are not free. You have to pay for a spot on the beach. However, despite the overly priced hotel, they did not even have a free area of the beach. Instead they had an agreement with one of the beaches so that a guest would only have to pay about $25.00 a day. The hotel does however have a beautiful pool.
The worst part of the trip is when I checked out. I thought I was paying $2,700 for 14 days but that was in euros. Based on the exchange rate it cost me an extra $1,000.!!!! The hotel caters to english speakers which guests might like although I prefer to speak Italian. I have to say the best part of the hotel is Guiseppe, the bartender, who is so personable and pleasant it makes a nice end to an evening,