On arrival the room allocated smelt somewhat musty and not aired, so asked to be moved which they did no problem. However do not be mislead by some of the pictures.on websites when booking. There is one room only with corner windows giving (in the pictures) a stupendous view and airy look- room 500. The swimming pool would be the sea and the hotel as it's own 'beach'. More often than not in Italy a beach is access to the sea via concrete landscape ie not always sand. The umbrellas and beach chairs had already started to be stacked away, but looked like there were plenty.
My friend living in Tuscany did warn me that 4star in Italy is not 4star in the Uk. So I would rate this as a good 3star hotel. As a consequence it is clean and a huge plus was the free Wifi. So often in the continent this is not free so I was impressed. For the ladies I would highly recommend to take your own hairdryer as the one in the bathroom is hopeless.
Yes, the breakfast, as reported in a previous review is the same every day, but there is a good variety of jams, honey, cakes and coffee.
I arrived 3rd October which is the 'end of the season' so no dining out on the terrace for breakfast, bit disappointing, however, as there are balconies with bedrooms this was compensated. Mini bar not extortionate prices.
I noted that here were a few restaurants locally and that the no.1 bus is the one to catch from Livorno Centrale - it's cheaper to get bus tickets from to tobacconists. Quite frankly public transport is cheap abroad.
All in all a pleasant stay and for the purpose I was using it, to visit my friend locally, was perfect. I would probably return but only due to the close locality to my friend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in one of the most beautiful inlets of the Etrurian coast, Hotel Rex with its 64 comfort rooms, offers relaxing stays by the sea with the best tradition of the Tuscan food and wines. Two restaurants, one of them with a panoramic terrace facing the sea, night music by the Modi American bar, private parking, free access and facilities to the private beach, diving centre. All of the most important artistic towns of Tuscany are reachable in less than an hour by car. Hotel Rex convention centre offers three meeting rooms and low tariffs for business long stays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rex Hotel Livorno