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“Fantastic small Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Playa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Saffi 20, 55049 Viareggio, Italy   |  
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Ranked #22 of 55 Hotels in Viareggio
Carmarthen, Wales, UK
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“Fantastic small Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2008

We have just returned from 10 days at the Hotel Playa, a really great small hotel, incredibly friendly and helpfull staff most of who speak reasonable English.

The hotel, is on a side street just 50 meteres from the sea front, and thus is quiet with little traffic noise, it has 12 rooms, we stayed in room with 3 beds a double and single and a nice balcony (look down the street to the sea and the other way to the mountains). The rooms are high giving a spaciuos feel, plenty of wardrobe space and excellent new air-con, there is also a safe for valuables in the room. The bathroom is a nice size with good HOT shower, basin, toilet and bidet. Breakfast is a lovely continental spread with cheese, proscuito (ham) at all times and very often salami and Mortadella, lovley fresh rolls and croissants every morning, fresh fruit salad, cereal, yoghurts, cakes and biscuits (Italians love their cakes) + Fruit Juice AND Coffee freshly made each time and brought to your table (one of the best expresso/cappachinos we had in Italy. This allowed us to take a light pannini lunch to leave room for evening dinner in one of the excellent Viareggio restaurants. (try Garibaldino & La Darsena but best value the Pitzza in La Chiesna)

They also have a smallish lounge with Internet access. My very fussy wife continually commented how clean the whole place was, and in the 10 days we stayed bedding was changed 4 times.

What more can I say - try it you'll like it.

  • Liked — The staff, coffee & cleanliness
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2008

Clean, but basic and noisy rooms. Very friendly staff but they don't speak English !! no elevator ! We stayed in much better places for the same price !! We thought the website pictures looked great but, were very misleading when it came to the actual property.

  • Liked — the location
  • Disliked — hall close the kitchen, no elevator
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2007

Small friendly hotel in an excellent position for beach, cafes and shops. Larger than average room with balcony, very clean and good breakfast. Staff made a lovely cup of coffee! Would certainly go back.

Stayed September 2007
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Additional Information about Hotel Playa

Address: Via Saffi 20, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Viareggio
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Viareggio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Playa 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A comfortable, family run quality hotel, Hotel Playa has recently been renovated. It is beautifully located in a privileged position, 50 mt from the seaside and from the renowned promenade of Viareggio, an ideal meeting place with its sophisticated boutiques and stylish resorts. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Playa Hotel Viareggio

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