Our family just finished a week in Marina di Pietrasanta at the Hotel Verdemare. We chose the hotel mainly on the strength of a positive review at this site, so our expectations were perhaps too high. We were quite disappointed by our first impression of the rooms, which were dark, damp and musty. The hotel is spread over three buildings and our room was on the ground floor of the building "at the back," i.e., surrounded by a large hedge and parking lot and street on three sides. We booked late, so I guess we had to take what we got, and Euro 124 a night for a double room with breakfast is not a bad price for a hotel in one of Italy's most popular resort areas in July. But it is a drag that so many four-star hotels have these two-star rooms in reserve. We were quite envious of the guests living in the other buildings, which looked quite charming.
What we liked: 1) a pleasant location away from the very busy beach area; 2) a good breakfast buffet served by a friendly... More