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Hotel Carlton
Ranked #12 of 23 Hotels in Pescara
Waterville Maine
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice view”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

My husband and I are both 'nordics'. We need a cold room to sleep in at night. The room was overheated for us. The hotel claimed to have AC but they really don't. The courteous desk clerk explained to us that no hotel in Italy has cold air coming out of heating vent. (This isn't quite true since in Rome our hotel did have real AC).In the end we decided to keep the window open and the room cooled down nicely. Next: food dilemma. As in many European small cities restaurants serve only at meal times. No non-stop. We were very hungry and the desk clerk explained that at around six in the evening is apperitivi time. Restaurants serve drinks and often put out a spread of cocktail food. That was nice to know. And yes, the beach view was really great!

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Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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wroclaw
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Second visit in Pescara and second stay in Carlton.
Lovely place when you have sea view room.
Hotel is just standing on the beach, surrounded by small good restaurants.
Perfect place to stay privately of in business. I was operating from that hotel for one week and did 2500 km by car

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Australia
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36 reviews
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

clean, lift, overlooking the beach, free fast WiFi, great breakfast, close to mall which leads to train station, fridge, people come out at dusk in the mall and beach, restaurant, large breakfast, has many steps from road to reception (heavy bags can be a problem)

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Aberdour, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We arrived in darkness, but were so delighted when we opened the curtains the following morning to such a wonderful view of the sea and sun.
The day starts with a lovely breakfast plenty of choice and we were able to make our own waffles which were super. We had a palm in the summer facility directly opposite the hotel which the hotel can arrange for you. The hotel also has cycles for guests- an excellent way of getting around.
The room was spotless and housekeeping brilliant. The staff were more than helpful and very courteous.
This was primarily a business trip for my husband so the free wifi was great, he could even work on the 4th floor balcony and watch the rest of us bobbing about in the sea!!

Room Tip: We had a sea view which was wonderful.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Paris, France
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83 reviews
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

This hotel is in a good location right on the sea front next to the free beach.
The beds were the most comfortable that we have so far slept in. lovely linen and great towels plus slippers!!!The breakfast was great, lots to eat, lots of choice ( except for the fresh fruit which was either not yet ready or all gone !!) The room in which we stayed was largish but had no view other than the metal emergency stairs which blocked one opening the window. This was not a problem for 2 days but any longer one might start to feel a little hemmed in. Reception was fine if a little detached . Bikes can be hired free for an hour but I do recommend reserving them in advance as they were all out when we tried to do so.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

The Carlton hotel is an adequate hotel, but not one that I would want to stay at for a long period of time. I only stayed briefly, for about 12 hours.

Room: The sleeping area of the room that I had was quite small (but clean). Just enough room for the bed, closet, and desk. The television was placed on the room's desk because of the limited space. The bed was very small.

That said, the bathroom was very clean, contemporary and comfortable. The shower was big and the bathroom was probably almost as big as the sleeping room. This was the best part of the room.

The room wasn't exactly sound-proof, as I could hear people talking in the hallway from my bed. I usually bring earplugs with me as I travel, and I needed them in this hotel.

Breakfast: The breakfast at the Carlton was very nice. It had many options, such as a waffle station, croissants, fresh fruit, yogurt, fresh cheeses and meats, cereal, eggs, and much more. Your server brings you freshly made coffee, which was great. I enjoyed the breakfast very much here.

The location of this hotel is great, right along the beach. However, we happened to be traveling during the main Italy vacation season, and Pescara was very, very crowded, especially at night. 90% of the beach was taken up by huts and folding chairs, which detracted from the natural beauty of the beach. I don't think that there would be any other way to accommodate so many people, I'm just saying that if you're looking for a secluded beach spot, this definitely is not it, especially in August.

If you're driving to this hotel, parking might be a little difficult. We were very lucky to get a spot at the parking lot right next door, but I wouldn't count on this!

This hotel served its purpose, and I think if the room was a little bigger, I would have enjoyed it more.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Hamilton, Canada
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148 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2012

Chose this hotel for location and availabitlity of parking. Located in the center of Pescara across from the beach and one block from the main shopping area. Small but secure parking area. Had a double room facing the Sea and a triple room facing the back. Very good breakfast - expected a small continental breakfast but had a little of everything. Triple room smelled of smoke but cleared after a day or so. Triple also faced another building in the back and the fire exit was right outside the window. Bathrooms are very nice but only a sheer on beach front room so very bright in the morning. Room looked a little dated with red carpeting and wallpaper peeling a little bit but overall was comfortable and had locking closets.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Carlton
Address: Viale della Riviera 35, 65123 Pescara, Italy
Location: Italy > Abruzzo > Province of Pescara > Pescara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #12 of 23 Hotels in Pescara
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Carlton 4*
Number of rooms: 64
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