Hotel Marchionni3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Found hotel to be very tired, hotel rooms were tired, doors and frames were filthy , i passed a tissue with just wTer on a door and the tissue was black. When we arrived we asked if we could be moved to a room with views to the sea, they agreed and we had to pay a difference. In this room, the television wa broken, sVe was broken, and air con did not work, so we reported it, we wanted out of the room. We were suppose. To stay for 3 nights in this hotel, what an experience we were having on our arrival. They were trying to sort it out, so we went for supper, after supper it was nearly midnight, we were told we could be moved to another room but just for 1 night, as they had some clidnts coming and they were going to that room, this, we didnt understand at all . My husband was shiwn about 6 rooms non of wich he felt comfrtable, i had already pCked my belongings bCk to my suitcase, they then decided to give my husband the key of the room which we were suppose to change the other day, but first had to talk to the dYtime concierge, the lady in the night shift m must hVe been in her late fifty,s was extremely rude to us, made us feel as if she didnt wNt to help us, having said this there was a young man by the name of Williamwho was extremely helpful and a gentlemen. The following day we were told there was no need for us to move and we could stayy there.
We stayed here four night´s and at the end of our stay I was more than happy to go home. We booked a double room prestige. It was 149 euoro per night. The room was small and the shower was a disaster with the worst water pressure and smallest shower head I have ever experienced at a hotel. I had to shower in my sister´s room who had a regular cheaper double room. The shower and air condition worked perfectly in her room(all though it was a smell of urin in her room). Our air condition had no remote and the controller on the wall didn´t work. Every time we wanted to change the temperature we had to call the reception and one of the staff came with a remote to set the temperature. This is just to bad for a 3 star hotel who charges 149 euros per night! The only good thing to say about this hotel is that the view from our room was very nice and the location is right on the beach.
We stayed at the Marchionni for three nights (three adults) The hotel is in a great location just across the road from the beach with plenty of great restaurants and bars near by. The hotel has wonderful public rooms but the rest of the hotel is very dated and in need of some tender loving care. The rooms are very basic, no tea or coffee making facility but are clean and comfy. Unfortunately there was no hot water for our last evening and next morning (boiler problem) but these thing happen. Breakfast was buffet style but always seemed very sparse. The staff were all very good.
We stayed here in a 'prestige' room (balcony and sea view) for 7 nights in July. The hotel is ideally located for the beach and restaurants with parking available on the street. It's an older style hotel and does lack some facilities which you'd expect in more modern hotel - e.g. no air-con, but it has great charm and the staff were very helpful. Breakfast was good with plenty of variety and there is a small bar. As there are so many restaurants and bars available nearby, the lack of a restaurant in the hotel itself was not a problem for us. The hotel is linked with the 'Nuova Italia' beach where you can rent sunbeds and umbrella for 25 euros per day - 30 euros at weekends. Viareggio station is a 10 euro cab ride away - we took the train to Florence for the day - 38 euros return for 2. There are a couple of supermarkets within 10 mins walk of the hotel. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and the only things that really could have been better with regard to the hotel would have been if the room had a ceiling fan and the shower-room had been a bit bigger.
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.
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
Hotel Marchionni places you next to Piazza Maria Luisa and within a 5-minute walk of Pineta di Ponente. This 38-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in the historical district and also near Centro Matteucci Per L'Arte Moderna and Galleria d‘Arte Moderna e Contemporanea.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.
Hotel Marchionni's 38 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.
Guests of Hotel Marchionni enjoy free WiFi in public areas, spa treatment rooms, and express check-in. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 80 per vehicle one way, as well as limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-out and a TV in a common area.
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61% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 386 reviews