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“Good basic hotel in excellent location.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Ariston
Ranked #15 of 22 Hotels in Livorno
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good basic hotel in excellent location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We needed a place to stay for one night before taking the ferry to Corsica, and I don't think we could have chosen better in a small, relatively untouristed town such as Livorno. First of all, the photos on the hotel's website do not do justice to just how good this place looks on the inside. It's very charming and old world, though not at all musty. The room itself was huge by European standards, and everything was as it should be. The young man at the reception desk was extremely helpful and spoke excellent English. True, not everyone at this hotel speaks English--but then the hotel is in Livorno, which, last time I checked, is in Italy. Breakfast begins at 7:30. However, when the older gentleman who took our key learned we were leaving at 6:30 nest morning for the ferry, he was kind enough to provide coffee and breakfast one hour earlier. Lastly, Livorno is quite scenic, and the hotel is nicely located to encourage leisurely strolls either by the canals or through the central district.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

We drove from Lake Como to Rome this trip and meandered a bit on our way down. Found Hotel Ariston on the web. Looked like a nice place right on the main square (Plaza Republica) and had a descent rate of 129 Euros for a quadruple room. As we were just crashing for the night, we didn't require a luxury hotel, just beds and a nights rest. The hotel was more like a motel. They was a lift, but it only got you up one floor. Then you walked up the second floor to get to a long dark hallway that led to a room. My children were actually frightened of the neighborhood and the hotel. I would not recommend this place as it's nothing at all like the pictures (location or the hotel itself). There is no hotel parking, and the street parking in front of the hotel was full of transient people drinking beer from bottles and small "gangs" of young people who looked like they were hoping for unlocked cars. The city is pretty drab and the plaza seemed the same.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

we booked through the hotel s website inc breakfast. the receptionist was very rude as he said the rate did not include breakfast and we were the only ones to complain. apart from this the hotel is old including rooms, lobby and the rest. apart from this the booking site for the hotel namely offerhotel.it rated the hotel for us. can you believe it? they did not let us rate it, they just put 9 themselves. there must be some agreement between the 2. my advice, stay away from this hotel and definitely do not book directly from its website.

Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2007

Hotel was undergoing repairs. Rooms were basic, airconditioned and spacious bathroom attached. All in all, you get what you paid for. Lifts were a bit dodgy, you need to switch lifts just to get to the 3rd floor! Breakfast was basic. Staff was helpful, even though some could not really communicate in English.

  • Liked — Location and Price
  • Disliked — Lifts
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Calvi - Corsica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2006

If you have the misfortune to have to spend a night in Livorno, then you could do a lot worse than this hotel. If you're driving, as we were, then it's easy to find and they offer secure garage parking (which we would strongly recommend). The staff were helpful, the room was clean and adequate. We had to catch an early ferry the next day, but would say that unless you have a similar reason to be there you'd be much better off staying in another town eg Lucca - it's basically a port town with not a lot else going for it, and not very pleasant either apart from the canals and the old fort which are pretty. We had a nice meal in a nearby trattoria, Galileo, but elsewhere we got hassled a lot and most of the town felt pretty dodgy at night - if I'd been on my own I wouldn't have felt at all safe.

  • Liked — Clean, functional, good value for money, proximity to the port
  • Disliked — The town itself
  • Tips/Secrets — Avoid staying in Livorno unless you have to, in which case this is a good choice of hotel
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Florence, South Carolina
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107 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2006

Ariston is a super little hotel in the centre of Livorno. ILivorno is 15 minutes by train from Pisa, and a much more exciting place to visit than Pisa, for a real taste of Italy.

The hotel is in an old building with a lot of real character and nice comfortable rooms. Air conditioned too.

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Property: Hotel Ariston
Address: Piazza della Repubblica, 13, 57100, Livorno, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Livorno > Livorno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 22 Hotels in Livorno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ariston 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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