I had been reading all of the great reviews of Villa Italia, but always a little skeptical of how great this place really was. I was definitely excited to find out that Villa Italia had not only met, but exceeded our expectations. Everyone who is a part of this establishment is genuinely kind and helpful. From Michael's help at check-in, Giuliana's recommendations about restaurants, Marisol's help with reserving a taxi for our departure, everyone always had a smile and went out of their way to make our stay a great one. Rooms are comfortable and have everything one would need for a great stay in SoBe. You're a few blocks from the beach, and close to a number of great restaurants and coffee places. Breakfast was more than sufficient--bagels, yogurt, fruit, cereals, a great coffee machine that makes cappuccino and other great hot beverages. Wifi worked great for us and we were pleased with the ability to use chairs and towels on the beach daily. This hotel is really tucked away in the quieter section of the beach so you can enjoy a good night's sleep. We did note, however, that early check-outs would sometimes interrupt us in the middle of the night with their luggage and door slamming, but it didn't happen very often. Rooms were also kept spotlessly clean, and Irene our housekeeper always made sure to tidy up everything, including our cellphone chargers. The local bus, which only costs .25 cents, stops just feet from the entrance. This place is a real gem and I can't wait to return.