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Hotel Playa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Saffi 20, 55049 Viareggio, Italy   |  
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Ranked #19 of 55 hotels in Viareggio
Budapest, Hungary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Good value for your money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The breakfast was OK but variety could have been better: there were mainly sweet foods. We don't have any information about the lunch / dinner because we ate out.
The hotel is near the beach about 2 minutes on foot. We got discount from the hotel for the beach (there is no free beach in Viareggio!).
There is no private parking you have to pay for it. You can buy it for several days in advance at the hotel reception.
The room was very nice and clean.
The staff is very friendly and helpful.
We informed them that we are on our honeymoon and we expected for some little extra but there was none. It is not a big issue but we would have been glad.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tomilino, Russia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

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this hotel is too close to the beach.
there are place for drying the laundry.
staff is very friendly and helpful.
the price (in september) is not high.
there is a map of Viareggio in a hotel.
there is a lift.
it is homely.

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due to closeness of the sea there are some ants, but staff is ready to do them away.
very uncomfortable hair dryer.
not close to train station (aprox.20 minuties on foot).
staff speak english badly.
my room was not commodious.
very uncomfortable wifi. for surfing you should take a password at the reception which works for 2 hours. for next 2 hours you should take another password. only one user can use thi password.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Hotel playa was a bit hard to find but was clean & staff spoke a little English. Parking is €8 on the road for 24hours. Walking to the beach is across the road & there are plenty of bars close by. Rooms are clean but a double bed means two singles together. No traffic noise & had a good nights sleep. Rooms are basic but that's what you pay for. No tea/coffee making facilities in the room although there's a fridge. Breakfast was very nice self service.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 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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Denver, CO
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2009

The hotel is located next to the Grand Hotel Royal. It was hard to find without knowing this fact as Via Saffi is short & not well marked. The hotel is unpretensious. The rooms are clean. The staff was very friendly. The breakfast was teriffic. Get a balcony room for a view of the sea.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

I spent 4 days at the Hotel Playa in May 2009. The hotel is placed about 150 metres from the beach and is very close to the designer shops of Viareggio. The hotel itself is very clean and the rooms are of a comfortable size. We had one with a balcony from which you could see the sea and the woods. The breakfast was nice with a good variation of food for all travellers. From cereal and cakes, to eggs, ham and cheese if you prefer.

The owners are very helpful and recommended a lovely restaurant in town for us one evening. They made us feel very welcome and I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for somewhere cosy and comfortable to stay whilst in Viareggio.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carmarthen, Wales, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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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Additional Information about Hotel Playa

Address: Via Saffi 20, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Viareggio
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 55 hotels in Viareggio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Playa 3*
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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