Hotel Marchionni3.0 out of 5.0
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Although the location of Marchionni is unique, with its walking proximity to the ocean, this was one of the most disappointing hotels in which I ever stayed in my native country. The interior is faded and crumbling and the absence of amenities quite noticeable. Even breakfast was disappointingly bad with commercial croissants and low quality cappuccino and espresso. To make things really bad if you are allergic to perfumes like myself, an electrical scent dispenser placed at the entrance makes it impossible to escape a constant wave of artificial fragrance. Even the internet is awful
We happened to be there in April and, despite weather condition had not been excellent during the previous days, we got lucky and were blessed by a nice and warm sunny week end we spent walking the streets of Viareggio. Got suggested to look out for this specific hotel by a friend living in the area and so we thought to give it a try spending one night there. The Hotel overlooks Tuscany's beautiful coastline and relaxing in a old-fashion-looking room, one step from the sea, cradled by the muffled sound of the waves after a day on the move made for a great atmosphere which added to the romanticism of the moment we gladly enjoyed. Very well located it allows to reach the main points of interest with minimum effort. Very helpful and friendly staff. Fairly decent breakfast.
My wife and I have stayed here once before; the first time, touring Tuscany, was a fluke, and a lucky one. This time, for Carnevale, we zeroed in on this hotel. Great location, rooms spotless, lovely breakfast dining room, helpful and amicivole people running it. There is an old fashioned wooden elevator/lift with wooden doors, and a mesh gate that you have to shut yourself, but great fun. Fitted I believe in 1929! IMMEDIATE access to the restaurants and shops that line the sea front, and IMMEDIATE access to the beach facilities and so on. We have travelled extensively throughout Italy - doing ALL of it in the least ten years, from top to bottom. I am not desperately super-fussy to the point of arrogance like some people I know, but I will not suck up second best. Frankly, for Viareggio.. well we would not bother looking for anything elsewhere. If, as we did, you run a hire car, the Hotel will fill out an inexpensive parking permit so that you can park in the square. Or you can put a small sum into the ticket machine and put the ticket on the car. The Hotel way is cheaper. Breakfast is simple; meats, cheeses, breakfast cake, boiled eggs, toast, good coffee, Croissants, plain and flavoured, fruit, yogurts, etc etc. Watch out for them running short of English breakfast tea bags, if that's your thing. WELL located for Pisa, Sienna, and the Coast. Do it. For evening fine dining there is a CRACKING restaurant about five minutes walk away, great food, great wine, great service. The Hotel will direct you. So you've no excuse have you?? This review is entirely truthful and honest. I am a VERY experienced traveller to all parts of Italy.
I did not like the smell of dos and seeing urine in the hallway. I did not like showering in cold water. I did not like the receptions lying that the water is hot. I did like that the receptions helped us with places we liked to visit and making sure we got there on time with time table .
Friendly Place, Nice Rooms, very good location. Very helpful in finding excellent restaurant two blocks away. Reception very helpful in finding parking. Overall perfect value for money. Breakfast basic but OK.
The hotel is shabby, outdated, not very clean in need of modernisation and renovation. Leaking tap, no "do not disturb sign', no shower gel/soap supply (you have to ask for it). Location by the sea and proximity to cafes and bars is probably the only good thing about this hotel.
Beautiful classic hotel run by really nice people. The location was perfect for our visit. easy to reach the old city, the beach and just half a block to the huge city park. Rrally nice breakfast buffet. Thanks!
A beautiful old building at far end of seafront and a nice view. With one of the most awesome old lifts I have seen anywhere. Stayed here for two nights on a whistle stop tour of Tuscany. Bathroom was badly small.
We stayed in Viareggio for 4 days. From the very first moment we felt very welcome and safe. The rooms were clean, the view was amazing - quiet and lovely. The breakfast buffet was really good (eggs, croissants, oats, cheese, tomatoes, fresh fruit, juice etc) I highly recommend it to everyone who is looking for a beautiful hotel with good staff. Dogs are also welcome and they even have a cute little dog.
We stayed here for four nights. Really pleasant owner who greets us n perfect English! ( long family history of hoteliers in Viareggio and UK.) Our room was on the busy side street and from the little balcony it also overlooked the main boulevard and consequently over the beach and sea. Not too noisy either. However, the fabulously ancient French style open gated lift with it's doors that snap shut like "Arkwright's till" was very noisy especially at night! The breakfasts were plentiful and fresh. (Buffet). Otherwise the hotel was clean, comfortable, quite old fashioned but quaint and authentic. Price wise, we had a good deal. It is quite a long walk along the interesting boulevard, (where, in typical Italian style, families and couples promenade all evening.) down to the busier restaurants and the bridge over the river and the millionaires yachts! All in all a good stopping off place to put your head down and handy for Pisa and Lucca etc.
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Concierge services
Located within a 5-minute walk of Pineta di Ponente, Hotel Marchionni is within a mile (2 km) of Centro Matteucci Per L'Arte Moderna. This 3-star hotel has 41 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a spa tub. It's in the historical district and also near Statue of Burlamacco and Pontile di Lido di Camaiore.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge.
Hotel Marchionni's 41 air-conditioned rooms provide safes and phones. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Limited housekeeping is available.
Hotel Marchionni features a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 75 per vehicle one way, as well as limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and free newspapers.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
61% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 359 reviews