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“Think twice before you book this hotel!” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Baia del Sorriso
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Aurelia, 1023 | Baia del Quercetano, Castiglioncello, Rosignano Marittimo, Italy   |  
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“Think twice before you book this hotel!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2008

Heavily overpriced, pretentions and impressions from pictures and description give false and flattered image
So called private beach was also used by non-hotelguests simply by entering through a non closed doorway in a wall on the side of the beach.
Sea in front polluted by organic sea residues, on the bottom by litter, plastics and paper waste
NO AIR CONDITIONING, no insect prevention on balcony-doors/windows. Small rooms, poor sanitary with flushing problems and outdated, no outlet of improvised shower cabin so water poored out over bathroom floor.
Plastic balcony chairs completely worn out
Parking problems near the hotel so cars had to stand on dark and unguarded parking ground on opposite side of the road, over 100 steps higher
It looks great but disappointed after short time

Stayed July 2008
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2007

This hotel is run down, neglected and the furniture and decor is dated. It stands on a 4* site overlooking the bay but the hotel has sadly been neglected. Although it is classed as a 3* it should only be a 1*. A hotel with a lot of potential which is wasted. There is a terraced area overlooking the bay - but no furniture on it! The restaurant appears to be run as a separate concern. The breakfast buffet is behind a curtain at night time and when the curtain is drawn back in the morning - all the cakes and pastries are pre-wrapped! The room which we had was on the third floor was like something from a holiday camp chalet. The bathroom was "interesting" to say the least. The toilet and shower were behind a plastic shower curtain so in effect one could shower whilst sitting on the toilet! The bar area appeard to be a hatch from the reception area. An extremley disappointing 2 nights stay!

  • Liked — Checking out!
  • Disliked — The room
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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BAIACastiglioncello, Direttore at Hotel Baia del Sorriso, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Dear Customer, Thank you for posting your comments on our hotel.
We are sorry that your stay was not up to your expectations. In particular, we were surprised by the definition of the room assigned to you. Our rooms, from which you can enjoy an unparalleled view of the Bay of Quercetano, are all with sea view, some with balcony. Our structure, an Art Nouveau villa of the century, would require perhaps some minor restoration. We are confident that the unique location of our hotel will give us some small distraction in the restyling .. We would like to reassure you that our standard has improved greatly from your last visit, and that for the future we will pay increasing attention to the quality of our services to meet more and more of our loyal clients.
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Additional Information about Hotel Baia del Sorriso

Address: Via Aurelia, 1023 | Baia del Quercetano, Castiglioncello, Rosignano Marittimo, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Livorno > Rosignano Marittimo > Castiglioncello
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 hotels in Castiglioncell...
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Baia del Sorriso 3*
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