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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 #25 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Excellent Hotel!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed 2 nights, the room was quite large and comfortable, it is away from the crowds but within easy reach of major attractions, and restaurants. All the personnel was very friendly and helpful. Continental breakfast was adequate to start the day. Hope to be back soon!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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kgera, Guest Relations Manager at Villa Italia Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to fill out a guest review response as this is critical in order for us to constantly improve and provides guests with better experience.

We look forward to your next trip in the World Famous Miami Beach.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

A comfortable room in a quiet place/peculiar building, very close to the main attractions of South Beach. Easy walking to good restaurants, Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road and other interesting places.
A very engaged staff, proactive and friendly.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Hotel was clean, friendly staff and grerat location. Despite in the midst of South Beach, hotel was quiet. The raft of taxes (Govt, State, County and city took it fom good value to questionable value for money and Booking.com does not show these 1!)

Room Tip: use bottom rooms if burdened eith luggage
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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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kgera, Director of Sales at Villa Italia Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you for recent stay at Villa Italia Hotel. I’m glad you and your wife had an enjoyable and relaxing stay at our beautiful accommodations.

In regards to your hotel bill, allow me to take a moment to elaborate concerns you may have shared. When you booked via booking website (booking com); an e-mail confirmation was sent describing the daily price break-down of your respective room stay along with specific information that a 13% TAX is excluded from the price and would be collected at the hotel in addition to the hotel Fee of $12.95.

I hope this alleviates any and all your concerns and we hope you and your wife will return next summer to enjoy Miami’s beautiful beaches.
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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I enjoyed my stay at Villa Italia Hotel in South Beach. The Hotel is convineantly located at a beautiful location and is close to most hapening part of south beach. There is too many things to do in south beach and everything is easily accessable while stayig here. The hospitality of this place was very warm. Rooms are very nice, airy, clean and well furnished. Overall the place is beautiful. I would definately recomend this place to those visiting south beach.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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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Wijk bij Duurstede, The Netherlands
1 review
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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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 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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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 ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Italia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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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