My family and I (wife and teenage son) stayed at the Spinelli in mid July 2010. Front desk, accommodation, cleaning, were all top class. Wireless internet is available for a daily charge of €3 and the service is flawless. Excellent English is spoken by most of the management and bar/restaurant staff. Breakfast was superb - varied continental fare plus (for UK, Irish and Americans!) lots of bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, toast and hash browns. Most of our dining experiences occurred on the Promenade with just one visit to the hotel dining room on our final night. This was an absolute treat because the hotel menu was imaginative and competitively priced, the food outstanding and the service terrific. On reflection, we should have tried the hotel dining experience earlier because we believe it's the equal of any establishment on the Promenade.
The hotel is located approximately 10 minutes' walk from the Promenade in a quiet area
of town. The beaches at Viareggio are lovely, though costly - It can cost anything from €15 upwards per hour (depending on the number of people). The area is a short train ride away from the lovely walled town of Lucca and Pisa. We found Pisa to be an interesting place and the Leaning Tower a very good tourist location.
This was our first visit to Tuscany and the resort of Viareggio. Although it is a pleasant location and Pisa is an excellent place to visit, we believe that it is strictly 'second division' when compared with Sardinia, Sicily, Venice, Campania, Rome or Lake Garda.
Notwithstanding, Hotel Spinelli is an excellent (though slightly pricey) hotel which we have no hesitation in recommending to all visitors.
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