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Villa Italia Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   354 Washington Avenue, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #17 of 201 Hotels in Miami Beach
Wijk bij Duurstede, The Netherlands
1 review
“Excellent location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Very nice and quiet hotel, perfect location near Ocean Drive. One point for improvement: breakfast is by far the worst ever. Skip it. Big Pink is just a few minutes walking (157 Collins Ave) It's a happy marriage.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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kgera, Manager at Villa Italia Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Thank you for visiting Villa Italia Hotel and for taking the time to write a guest review; as it is our best way to constantly strive to meet guest expectations.

I’m glad you enjoyed our newly built accommodations in this exquisite boutique hotel located in Miami Beach’s hottest new neighborhood; South of Fifth or as the locales call it “SoFi”.
I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy the complimentary breakfast. It is just a simple continental breakfast offered complementary to our guests so you may get a quick start and an enjoyable and amazing beach day.

The continental breakfast includes all items that you can grab and run such as fresh daily bagels, pastries, yogurt, fruit, cereal along with orange juice & milk and an assortment of coffee, cappuccino, espresso, mochaccino and café Americano.

In addition we offer complementary coffee beverages, snacks and fruit throughout the day.
It is not intended in any way to replicate the many culinary award winning restaurants located in this food mecca called Miami Beach.

I hope you soon will visit again our boutique hotel in the world famous Miami Beach.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

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.

Room Tip: An upstairs room would be better.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kgera, Manager at Villa Italia Hotel, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and that our staff was able to go above and beyond to meet, anticipate and exceed customer expectations.

We look forward to your next arrival and to serve your hospitality needs the next time you choose to visit the World famous Miami Beach.
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Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay. The staff was outstanding and the rooms were small and comfortable. The bagels were very good for breakfast but the choices for cereal were all kids stuff, lots of sugary cereal.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Villa Italia for our honeymoon. Before we stepped out of the taxi, the staff already had our bags on the curb and welcomed us to the city. Throughout our stay the staff was most friendly and accomodating to whatever we needed. Our room was furnished to what we consider to be modern and was well kept. The views from our window had the residential feel that we sought when looking for a boutique hotel. Although the location is somewhat removed from the nightlife and shopping, the proximity to the beach was most convenient. We absolutely recommend Villa Italia to those who are seeking the boutique experience with modern ammenities (free cable and WiFi).

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kgera, Manager at Villa Italia Hotel, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and that our staff was able to go above and beyond to meet, anticipate and exceed customer expectations.

We look forward to your next arrival and to serve your hospitality needs the next time you choose to visit the World famous Miami Beach.
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Our overall experience in this hotel was wonderful. As it was our first visit to Miami Beach, we had no idea what to expect but this hotel was handy to everything and the help that we got at the front desk was second to none. Even the breakfast was a welcome addition. We would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 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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New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

What an incredible little Villa with really nice sincere people working there. We felt like we were amongst family and recommend this place to anyone. The rooms were clean and nice. Everything was easily accessible and it was 3 short blocks from the Beach. I must re-iterate, the staff, from top to bottom were wonderful. Thanks Villa Italia, you helped enhance our trip.

Room Tip: As far as I know, you will be happy with whatever room fits your needs at this great place!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We've had a great stay in the villa italia hotel. Absolutely superb staff that will do anything to help you make your stay more pleasant. The location of the hotel is great. The rooms are spatious and complete. The only minus is that they can be a bit noisy. Would definitely return for a next visit to miami beach.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Villa Italia Hotel

Address: 354 Washington Avenue, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 201 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Italia Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Italia Hotel is Miami Beach’s brand new boutique hotel, located in the heart of South Beach where everything from restaurants to nightlife are within walking distance.Our hotel features 12 uniquely furnished tranquil guestrooms and 1 magnificant Villa Suite; each comes equipped with a 42-inch LCD Television with free premium movie channels. Other in-room amenities include minibar, in-room electronic safe, soundproof system, speaker phones and conference call capability, Ipod docking stations. All our suites are equipped with large glass enclosed showers. All guestrooms have new central air conditioning and non-smoking. To ensure the quality of your stay, our signature bedding has pillow top mattresses, Egyptian cotton linens, and triple sheeting. All of our rooms at Villa Italia feature a private bathroom with shower, bathrobes, deluxe toiletries, and hair dryer. Guests can also enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, free unlimited internet (both wired & Wi-Fi), local and toll free dialing, daily newspaper, free on-demand premium movie channels, snacks & beverages throughout the day and daily beach towels & umbrellas. ... more   less 
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