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“Excellent location but noisiest stay ever!” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Dolly
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Leonardo Da Vinci 19, 55049 Viareggio, Italy   |  
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Ranked #6 of 55 Hotels in Viareggio
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“Excellent location but noisiest stay ever!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2007

This hotel is extremely easy to find. Its about a ten minute walk from the station and a stones throw from the lovely beach. We stayed for 2 nights (May 21/22 '07) and found the owners very pleasant. The rooms are large and very clean and the shower was excellent. However, there is construction going on at the end of the street between the beach and the hotel and its so noisy you may as well be sleeping on the street among the workmen. Also, noise within the hotel travels terribly and we were woken up both mornings to the cleaners dragging stuff across floors and slamming windows etc etc. We paid €158 for the 2 nights through Venere.com which was pretty much the standard rate on all websites for a 3 star in Italy but I suspect if you walked in off the street or phoned directly that you'd get it cheaper. Also, there are plenty more hotels in the direct area other than what is offered on the internet (including 1 star hotels if you're on a serious budget) so if you're travelling off season it may be better to leave off booking anything until you arrive. Divers take note, there is NO SCUBA DIVING available in Viareggio, the closest place is the port town of Livorno, about 20 mins by train. Finally, beware of the jellyfish, I was stung pretty badly on arms, stomach, back.

  • Liked — Friendly staff and excellent location
  • Disliked — Noise, noise and more noise....
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2005

We stayed at the Hotel Dolly for a week in October. It is a 3-star hotel in the ratings - the rooms are adequate with few luxuries, but comfortable. The owners know little English, but are warm, caring, and work hard to make your stay a good one. Their freshly cooked dinners were very good, and the deserts were excellent. If you are looking for a luxurious hotel, this isn't it. If you are looking for the opportunity to experience Italy, its people, and its food more intimately, this is a good place to stay. Less than a block from the Promenade, a few blocks from the market, and a short walk from the bus depot and train station.

Stayed October 2005
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Address: Via Leonardo Da Vinci 19, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Viareggio
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Viareggio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dolly 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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