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“Very nice, but noisy” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Villa Tina
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Saffi 2, 55049 Viareggio, Italy   |  
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Ranked #16 of 55 Hotels in Viareggio
switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Very nice, but noisy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Wow, what a style! Villa Tina is an ancient villa and it shows. The rooms are large with huge ceilings, the furniture is appropriate to the epoch. The service is good, but you have to stem your luggage yourself to your room. Breakfast was good and the people helpful.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bend, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The hotel is quite beautiful, in that ornate overdone Florentine style. The ceiling in our room was a work of art. The staff was helpful and very nice. They were friendly and very welcoming. The breakfast buffet was quite adequate. The sea-view balcony was basically unusable because of the traffic - and the ants. And our room had ants. We had no food in the room but it was ant-ridden. The weather was extremely hot, so that may have contributed (or caused) the problem. It was very annoying. Our experience of the hotel may have been overshadowed by our opinion of Viareggio, which was quite negative. The sea was fine to swim in, and the town away from the beach area was charming. But the promenade and beach area was overpriced, with low quality dining choices. Yet it wasn't "honkey-tonk" enough to be fun. I understand the higher ratings the hotel received from other customers - but we did not have a five star experience. The staff was so nice I wish I could be more positive, but I can't.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We stayed one night here and it was lovely. We had a beautiful sea view and a balcony. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The hotel has kept many original pieces and is quite a grand building with lovely stained glass. Breakfast is fairly simple although they served the most delicious home made cakes, with a good selection of cold meats, cheese and fruit. We can't wait to return. Incidentally Viareggio is only about 30 mins from Pisa airport, so it's a really nice place to go for a short break, with no shortage of cheap flights from the uk.

  • Stayed June 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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Virginia
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

I wholeheartedly endorse this hotel. It was perfect. After stays in Venice and Rome with staff who were practically annoyed by you, it was so pleasant to have a warm and welcoming and HELPFUL staff. I had to ask the staff for more assistance for more odd things than I have ever done in a hotel and I had help for absolutely everything. NICE help. Pleasant help and quick help. The Internet was down, but they did everything to quickly get it back up again.

Our rooms were just beautiful. Fabulous 20s decor and clean and nice. Better was the wonderful, wonderful breakfast. What a spread! Eggs, cereals, toast, jellies, cakes and all sorts of goodies. The staff would make any kind of coffee you liked. I watched an older lady get served everything she needed so she didn't have to get up.

It is a little noisy, but all the hotels on the beach are. I was serenaded by a harp in the evening and just the normal passing noises. I don't like noise, and this didn't bother me at all.

I would just highly recommend this hotel. It is not your run-of-the-mill beach hotel and just fab.

One thing to be aware of is that the beaches are paying beaches. That didn't bother me because we got chairs and an umbrella, but just beware. The beach is across the street from the hotel, a 2mn walk.

  • Stayed June 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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Buonconvento
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

We spent one night here at the end of February. We were there to see the Carnival at the invitation of friends, who were staying at this hotel, as they had the previous two years, and thoroughly recommended it. We booked at short notice and there was not a lot of choice of available rooms - hardly surprising since the hotel has, I think, only 13 rooms in total. We chose a room with a sea view and were very pleased with it. Our room was on the upper floor and was everything we wanted and expected. We visited our friends who were staying in a sea-view room on the first floor - it was magnificent. (As mentioned in other reviews, the hotel has been converted from a sumptuous family villa - the ground and first floors are very grand - lots of marble, high ceilings, period furniture and decoration, the upper floor is more what you would expect of a good hotel. The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful; the breakfasts were plentiful and good. We would not hesitate to go back or to recommend this hotel to others. The Carnival is the biggest in italy and is great fun - very disrespectful of Italian politicians!

Room Tip: Go for a sea-view and, depending on the season, one with a balcony.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

We booked this 4/5 months ago, and were slightly wary with the lack of reviews - we shouldn't have been!
Its a gorgeous place, in the breakfast room there is a photo of Andreas Botchelli, when he stayed here in 2005!
The period features are beautiful. The whole place is lovely and airey, most likely due to the very high ceilings!
We had booked a seafacing room, and upon check in were told we had a free upgrade to the Tina Suite for the first night, with the option of staying in the room for the remaining 3 nights of our stay for an extra E15 a night |(or switching to a 'normal' double room). We made our mind up in about 20 seconds after seeing the room! It was fabulous!
It was huge! The ceiling was about 15 feet high,with a huge chandelier, the furniture was all period - the wardrobe was massive! Then there was the sea facing balcony - we spent most nights on it, watch the world go by as the sun went down - it was brilliant.
It was a little noisey at night, I was fine, but my partner is a light sleeper and so was prepared (ear plugs) - the main street the hotel (and most hotels) is on can be noisey with all the cars and mopeds.
Breakfast was great - try the Hot Chocolate - lovely and milky!
Staff were great - very informative. They recomended hiring a bicycle from the park, which we did and rode the cycle path north to the next town - it was great fun!
Viareggio was a great place too!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

While travelling in Tuscany, we decided to sojourn in Viareggio to relax by the beach for a couple of days.
There are so many beachfront hotels to choose from there, when we stumbled across Villa Tina and it’s ‘sea view room’, even though nothing seemed to overly stand out, we decided to give it a try. We were SO pleased we did.
The hotel was built in the 1930s for the cavalier Manetti of Florence and the 3rd floor was added in 1963. Renovation and building upgrades were made in 2000 but the opulence of the period still shines through as the dark hard wood furniture, frescos, and hand blown Murano glass chandeliers on the first 2 floors are all originals.
Upon check in it was suggested, as the room was free, we could take the Tina Suite for 10 Euros more a night. My partner made the executive decision while I parked the car in the free parking at the end of the road (everything is pay near the beach). Upon my arrival I was ushered up the sweeping marble staircase into what only could have only been the cavalier’s once personal bedroom – soaring high ceilings, a magnificent chandelier, stain glassed bay doors onto a balcony overlooking the main strip and the ever expanding beach and sea. The flat screen TV was the only thing seemingly out of place in such an opulent period room. With only a handful of suites on our floor, I later found out that the third floor contained the rest of the rooms, which are the normal sized double and singles you’d expect. I couldn’t believe our luck! This was not your typical 3 star hotel from our point of view.
Breakfast was included – a typical boutiquey buffet fare. They had excellent wifi available for free and all the mod cons you can think of.
The staff were most pleasant and professional and in the morning, the manager greeted each customer at breakfast in the customer’s own language!
They were able to give us recommendations about where to go in town, where to eat, and what partnership deals they could offer with various establishments on the beach.
Overall, it was the most relaxing and enjoyable stay – minutes from the beach, a short walk into the centre of town, and a beautiful setting.
Highly recommended for a romantic get away!

Room Tip: Ask if any sea view rooms are available.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Saffi 2, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Viareggio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Viareggio
#11 Romantic Hotel in Viareggio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Tina 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Villa Tina is located on the sea front and in the most elegant area of Viareggio’s Promenade . Close by is the Pinewood. The few rooms make it to a familiar and romantic place.The Hotel offers B&B service, all rooms have an air-condition, a fridge, a direct dealing telephone, TV Sat, a safety box. Some of them have a balcony and all have lateral or direct sea view. The structure it is also provided of lift, bar, free of charge internet point, private rented garage nearby the hotelThe decoration’s richness ,the quality of materials ,the antique furniture and the artistic Venetian chandeliers in blown glass make Villa Tina unique, a delightful place to stay and relax.It was planned at the beginnig of 1900 and doubtless it is one of the best examples of ‘’Liberty style’’, art nouveau, in Viareggio’s city.The Hotel offers B&B service,all bedrooms are comfortable and have front or lateral sea views,some with balcony.Each room has air-conditioning, minibar, direct dialing telephone ,satellite TV and safe deposit box. The Hotel also provides a lift, bar and free internet point.The Villa Tina is small, friendly and very romantic.The buffet breakfast is served in a splendid room adorned with stained-glass windows ,paintings ,antique furniture and Viareggio’s sea front view .Beaches in front and some Restaurants on the Promenade offer special prices to Villa Tina ‘s Guests.The Hotel has a private rented garage nearby the hotel and also free parking places.The kind staff will be pleased to recommend Restaurants, attractions of the town and everything Guests will need during their stay. ... more   less 
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