Garden Hotel boasts a 3-star rating but this is deceptive, a 2 stars would be more appropriate. I would say the acquarium in the lobby is suggestive of what you are going to find in the hotel: it is an old tank filled with muddy water with no fish in it!
Some parts of the hotel must have been revamped a few years ago (floors in the hallways, room doors, bathrooms) but some others are in need of some serious renovation (carpets on the stairs, windows, furniture). Our room was a mixture of old and (almost) new features: the tiles in the bathroom must have been replaced 10 years ago, but our beds and the furniture were definitely dating back to the ‘70s!
There is virtually no storage room and the only place to store your bags is under the beds. Some lamps were broken, the TV was very old, not to mention the blankets. Cleaning was also an issue: floors and furniture were dusty.
The only 3-star feature is breakfast. The buffet is not huge but it caters for all tastes. Service is very poor (instead of changing the tablecloth, the waiter simply wipes the crumbs away with his hands and places new paper napkins and cutlery!).
So why didn’t I give it the lowest rating? Because, for the price I paid, I couldn’t have expected more. However, if you are not on a tight budget, stay somewhere else!
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- Also Known As:
- Garden Hotel Viareggio