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Hotel Villa Tina
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Saffi 2, 55049 Viareggio, Italy   |  
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Ranked #17 of 55 hotels in Viareggio
Dorset
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Perfect location, gorgeous hotel - cannot fault it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2010

Stayed here for a week in June, perfect location a few yards from the main promenade and beach. We were made to feel welcome as soon as we entered reception, the staff are helpful and friendly at all times. This is a beautiful old building, and everything is spotlessly clean. The rooms are simple but well equipped, and serviced to a very high standard every day. The breakfast is fresh with plenty of variety, and nothing is too much trouble. I would stay here again, and cannot think of anything negative about it.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
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NE England
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2009

We had 5 nights in room 205(front of hotel) - it was great and had a lovely balcony. There was some traffic noise, but nothing to put one off going again.We didn't need to keep windows open at night as the A/C was very efficient. The staff are lovely - friendly and helpful.There is a bus that stops outside of the hotel next door(Grand Hotel Royal) that takes you direct to Pisa airport - excellent. Hired bikes for 2 days - great fun. Hotel is very conveniently placed for everything!
Marie & John NE England

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2008

Had a great stay in Villa Tina. We were lucky enough to bag suite `Tina` with a balcony ,giving excellent views of the sea and the main promenade along Viareggio sea front. Building is a former house from the late 20`s (I think) and the rooms are furnished in keeping with this period. High ceilings and plenty of room to relax. Everyone working there was really friendly and helpful, giving plenty of good advice. There is a large park a couple of minutes away where we hired bikes to explore the area-highly recommended. Viareggio was a great place to spend a week, we stayed local after a busy few days in Rome and Siena, but the rail links to Pisa etc are excellent.
The Vila Tina is on a main road but we didn`t find the noise a problem. Excellent hotel.

  • Liked — beautiful large room with a view
  • Disliked — average breakfasts
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2008

We chose this hotel because of the good reviews on trip advisor but I definitely would not stay here again or recommend it.

The hotel has fantastic potential, it has a great location and the building is beautiful, however it is in serious need of some TLC. The bathrooms are tiny and my husband could barely fit in the shower. The plumbing is atrocious and we had to have freezing cold showers on 7 of the 10 days we stayed there. We complained about it numerous times and they eventually discounted our room as a result of the inconvenience.

I definitely would not recommend the hotel for families with small children, there is only one tiny lift (just about fits a small pram and one parent). There was no bath in our room so we had to bathe our 18mth old son in the bathroom sink. We were also caught out by the 10Euro/night charge for a cot, which we were not informed about at the time of booking.

The bed was uncomfortable and the bedding looked ancient, I realize they are trying to offer a retro style, however it comes at the expense of comfort.

Lastly, breakfast was hit or miss depending on the popularity of the dish of the day. One decidely unpopular breakfast cake was put back out for 4 consecutive days - on the 4th day I picked up the last remaining hard-as-rock pieces and threw them away so that we would not have to endure yet another day of them!

My parents stayed at the same hotel for our first week, but had to move rooms half way through to accommodate some regulars, I'm not quite sure why the regulars wanted to stay in that room because it was on the second floor and the only rooms worth having are on the first floor. There is a significant difference in the size of the rooms between the first floor and second floor.

There is no pool at the hotel and although they offer discounts at the local beach, it is a paltry discount and you will still need to fork out ~15-20 Euros/day for sitting my the pool, extra if you also want to use the beach too.

Not worth the money - I would try the Best Western next door.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Small bathroom with tiny shower and no hot water, uncomfortable bed
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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England
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2007

After reading these great reviwes about Villa Tina I though what a wonderful place this hotel must be and booked it but what a disappointment it was!!

First of all, the room they gave us had a shared balcony with the room next to us!!! I have never heard about a hotel that have shared balconies for the price of +150/Euros/night.

Walls and windows were paper thin and all the noise from the street and other rooms was so bad all through the night & day that we couldn´t get any sleep at all!

We had booked the hotel for 7 nights but because of the noise we had to check out after few nights and the "manager" of the hotel charged us the whole 7 nights even though we only stayed for a few nights. The hotel charged us extra 600 Euros from our credit card without our permission and when i called the hotel and asked about this the manager hung up the phone to my ear!!
I would not recommend this hotel to anyone!!!

  • Liked — Rooms were clean
  • Disliked — Noise & bad management!
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Richmond, North Yorkshire
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2007

As part of a two week jaunt around Tuscany, myself and my boyfriend decided we would benefit by staying and relaxing beside the seaside for several days. We studied over travel guides, we had several late nights trawling the internet, we also listened to others experiences and reccomendations. We finally decided Viareggio was to be our Tuscan seaside experience. As soon as we found Villa Tina we knew it was the place for us. It looked so charming on the pictures. Many places do not live upto your expectations, but Villa Tina surpassed ours. As soon as we walked up the steps of the hotel we felt like we'd retreated back in time. The interior decor of the hotel is quite beautiful. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. We stayed in the "Deco" room. It still contains its original furnishings. It also has sea views and a lovely cool breeze. We would have no reservation in reccomending Villa Tina to anyone wishing to visit Viareggio.

Stayed July 2007
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Calgary
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2006

Stayed one night at Villa Tina on a recent stop on the way to Cinque Terre. What a fabulous place. Art Deco style. We stayed in the Liberty suite which has a great balcony with a side view of the sea. The staff and management were fantastic. The room was awesome, bright and clean. The bed was super comfortable, and the breakfast one of the best in all the hotels we stayed in Italy. We would not hesitate to return and recommend it highly. The gals that run the establishment were friendly and extremely helpful.

  • Liked — Ambiance
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — Try to not book ahead - can get a great room at great value.
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Villa Tina

Address: Via Saffi 2, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Viareggio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) 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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