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Hotel President
Ranked #3 of 53 Hotels in Viareggio
Certificate of Excellence
Wigan, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous hotel”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

The location of the hotel is perfect with numerous restaurants within walking distance. Also close of main attractions in the area. Train station a ten minute walk away. Service is the hotel was excellent - we were greeted every time we passed reception. If we had a question all staff were extremely helpful. The rooms were spotlessly clean and comfortable. We had a balcony which was great to watch the world go by. Would certainly recommend this hotel to friends and family and will return.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

My wife and I have just returned from a weeks stay at the Hotel President. What a wonderful experience. The hotel and our room was very clean and well furnished and the staff friendly and helpful, it also has the benefit of free wi-fi. We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis and the choice for breakfast was extensive and to an excellent quality. The location was on the main promenade and close to the beach and just a short walk to the railway station. Highly recommended

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2012

This was our second summer here and we have booked again for next summer. The hotel and restaurant are immaculate. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The special priviledges at the beach club "Bagno Irene" should not be missed.

Room Tip: Choose a room with block out blind in the summer to keep out the hot sun.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh
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35 reviews
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Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

Stayed one night here with my partner at the end of our week long trip to Tuscany. The hotel location is excellent just across the road from the beach and less than 40 mins drive to Pisa airport. The room and service was great although we were disappointed by having to pay 15 euros for deck chairs on the beach over the road, the hotel website doesn't mention this charge. Also disappointed that in room coffee making isn't possible in the summer - seems strange to me! Minor issues only otherwise this is a very good hotel which I would recommend.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Malmö
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Reviewed July 27, 2012 via mobile

The location is perfect, right at the beach. The lobby looks nice when you arrive but the room doesn't measure up to it. The room is very impersonal and doesn't feel cosy or welcoming. Feels like 3 stars.

The service is excellent.

If you book the room through expedia or any other online boooking it will cost 15 euro for sunbeds and umbrella at the beach and 25 euro per room to have access to the pool during one day.

If you drive to the hotel you can park the car in their garage for 20 euro per day or park on the street for 10 euro per day.

The breakfast is ok.

It's an ok hotel but I would not say it's a 4 star hotel but a 3 star due to the rooms.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Dumfries
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

Stayed at this hotel from the 7th July until the 14th July 2012. Staff at reception were all very friendly, helpful and polite. Our room was spacious by italian standards and spotlessly clean, we had a balcony overlooking the seafront with all its shops, restaurants and ice cream parlours.There are many restaurants to choose from, our favorites turned out to be Sa Playa (out of hotel onto seafront and go to the left, they have a pink plastic car sticking out the side of their outdoor dining area), Cafe Margherita, go past Sa Playa until you reach an old art deco building which is a bookstore. To the right hand side of the seafront I can recommend Cafe 22 for a beer or a sandwich and Da Oliviera for an evening meal. Guests staying at the President from the 15th July onwards will be charged 3 Euro per person per night tax. Introduced by the government and payable in resort at the end of your stay. For a family of 4 staying a fortnight this translates into a bill of 168 euros payable at the end of your stay. All in all this is a great resort, and getting around Tuscany is easy with Pisa only 15 minutes away in the train and Florence 1hr 40 minutes away. Weather was great 35deg C, beach and pool are clean (Beach club across the road, Pool 350m away on the seafront).

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Hotel President from June 28th to July the 7th, we had a room overlooking the ocean. The room was on the 2nd floor (3rd floor if in the USA). The room was large, with a king size bed, balcony with 2 chairs overlooking the water, large closet with a large safe, bathroom was large with bidet.

One evening my wife and I sat on the balcony, drinking champagne, eating chocolates and fruit while watching the sunset. A very memorable moment.

The staff was great, always willing to help. Breakfasts were great. The location is perfect, easy walk to restaurants, train and boat.

The beach is just across the street, the hotel belongs to a couple of the beach clubs, before breakfast walk across get your chair and umbrella then come back and have breakfast.

In the evenings we enjoyed the walks on the promenade. Lots of shops, cafes and restaurants. I recommend the following places just a few blocks from the hotel. For dinner I recommend “Antica Locanda da Luca”, make reservations the staff will help you, have the tasting menu and go with the house wine. Check out “Pizzeria Chiesina”, used to be a church now it a pizzeria, the food is excellent. If you are looking for fruit or a Panini, check out “Uva Melograno e Fantasia”, the fruit is fresh, I had figs, apricots and plums. Most places close around 12:30 and open back up either at 4:30 PM or at 7:00 PM, check the time or call.

I highly recommend this hotel, I loved my stay, it’s a place I would love to go back.

Room Tip: Room with a balcony overlooking the ocean
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel President
Address: Viale Giosue' Carducci 5, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Viareggio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Viareggio
#3 Family Hotel in Viareggio
#3 Luxury Hotel in Viareggio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel President 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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