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“nice enough but overpriced and overrated. definitely not a 5 star hotel.”

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Augustus Hotel & Resort
Ranked #14 of 45 Hotels in Forte Dei Marmi
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spain
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“nice enough but overpriced and overrated. definitely not a 5 star hotel.”
Reviewed 9 July 2009

there is no way that this is a 5 star hotel. food was average. service below average. spa extremely weak-no steam, no sauna, just a few massage rooms. gym cramped w new equipment but the crappiest little tv high up in the corner where nobody can see it. pool is ok. service average. free wifi in room is nice. villas also seem nice. there are so many hotels in the immediate vicinity that are far more charming, chic and reasonably priced that you would have to be dimwitted to stay here. in my case, it came highly recommended by friends who stayed here years ago, when the place was frequented by europeans. this is no longer the case. vast majority of guest were russians. if you are russian and you do not care how much things cost then this is the place for you. personally, i checked out a nearby 4 star hotel called California, that also has a pool, where i think we will stay next time. i should have checked out the trip advisor reviews beforehand. oh well, live and learn, folks.....

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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nyc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2007

My husband and I stayed here w/ 4 couples to celebrate a 40th birthday. The hotel is said to be the best in town and while it has pros i didn't see why it was the best in town as we have stayed at the il negresco which is 4 stars and nicer in many ways. the beach is across the street so you take a tunnel to get there or u can walk across street. the hotel lunch at the beach was superb with amazing variety and truly a treat. the restaurant at the main hotel was so average i was shocked. the beach is nice and the sunbeds are great but the beach is public and you can get vendors. the pool was AMAZING and service there great. the room was small, adequate with tiny showers. lido part of hotel supposed to be nicer. about a 30 minute walk into town or can take taxi. great restaurants in town so dont waste $ eating at hotel for dinner. Forte is always fun as its nightlife is great and very chic and most americans dont know about it yet! mostly europeans there...take a day trip to portofino if u can. hotel isnt worth the crazy prices and should be a 4 star. all in all, a great stay

  • Liked — large terrace
  • Disliked — small room
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with friends
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New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2007

In a few weeks my family and I will be returning to the Hotel Augustus for the 3rd year in a row. We love the area, the beach facilities and the proximity to other towns. The staff is friendly and helpful. The only problem is the food - it might be the worst food in Italy with poor atmosphere in the restaurant to match. However, there are so many places to ear nearby that it is not an issue.
Regarding the people selling things on the beach, it is an annoyance but one we live with. The beach is public, an idea I like, and is thus the way it is.

  • Liked — The town
  • Disliked — The food in the hotel
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with family
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2007

Our four-night stay at the Hotel Augustus in June 2006 was four nights too many! We thought we would treat ourselves to a bit of luxury in this so-called '5-star' hotel: we wished we had never bothered - it was a complete waste of the extra money.

We booked a package on a half-board basis, which included the table d'hote menu. At dinner this menu offered no choice for hors d'oeuvre (octopus isn't to everyone's taste!), 4 choices for 1st course, and 4 choices for main course. There was no choice of vegetables. The food was definitely not 5-star restaurant quality, was usually only lukewarm ,with miniscule portions of vegetables already served on the plates (one potato and one spoonful of beans). If we asked for ice-cream with the dessert, we got precisely one teaspoonful. We asked for a well-done steak: it arrived red in the middle and after going back to the kitchen three times it was still pink in the middle, so that night we settled for just the two spoonfuls of vegetables instead! We were charged 4.5 euros for 75 cl of water, and 15 euros for a bottle of wine which we found in the local supermarket for 3.99 euros.

Breakfast was slightly better, with fresh fruit salad, cereals, meat etc but there was no hot buffet. However, you could pay 11 euros extra for a plain omelette, 13 euros for a cheese omelette or 13 euros for bacon and eggs! We have stayed in numerous three and four star hotels, where this sort of hot food is included in the price.

The facilities at the private beach were excellent (beach huts, toilets, showers etc) but sunloungers were 15 euros a day each to hire, and the beach was ruined by a non-stop procession of traders selling cheap rubbish (watches, scarves, etc) and by oriental girls offering massages. Expect to get hassled by these people at least every ten minutes.

In summary, we feel the Hotel Augustus is grossly overpriced, and we have eaten much, much better food in four- and three-star hotels in Italy. The hotel also lacked atmosphere and all the guests looked miserable (must have been the food!): don't go if you want to stay in a cheerful environment.

Regarding the resort of Forte dei Marmi: an Italian version of Blackpool, very commercialised with lots of shops selling tourist tat. Fortunately, it is easy to get away from the resort (very good road links), and a trip into the mountains is worthwhile, and visits to Lucca, Florence and Pisa are a must, of course.

  • Liked — Leaving it behind
  • Disliked — The food
  • Stayed June 2006, travelled with family
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15 Thank Infofreak
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2005

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights at the end of September, and I can honestly stay, that it deserved every bit of its 5 star rating. There was absolutely nothing that wasn't perfect!

The rooms were spacious, clean with a welcoming bowl of fruit, and the height of decadence, a large bathroom each! The beds were exceptionally comfy with the most fabulous squishy pillows. I wished I had asked if I could buy one to take home with me!

The dining room was clean with nice linen, fresh seasonal fruit on offer and a good selection of cheeses and breads. Also, able to have a boiled egg which was nice for us English! The waiting staff were efficient and inconspicuous.

The service and standard of the facilities at the beach were also of the very top standard.

All in all, I can not praise this hotel enough.
The staff were faultless - helpful, friendly, nothing was too much trouble.

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Hertford, UK
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2005

This hotel holds very special memories for us as the first stop on a wonderful italian honeymoon. We stayed there a number of years ago now for 10 nights, but reading the reviews I felt a couple of points were worth mentioning to people thinking of visiting the Augustus. You want to stay in the lido part of the hotel ... this used to be the Agnelli family villa and is beautiful, far more interesting than the main hotel. Also, Americans note, italian hotel rooms are notoriously small, just so you don't get your expectations up too high. The service is fabulous - the last night they prepared a table for us on the beach, champagne already on ice, and had selected a menu for us of the best of the day - all with no request, just because. It was wonderful and made us feel extremely special. The beach itself is beautiful - but beware very expensive bed charges!! The town itself is very italian chic with great boutiques and restaurants. It is a walk away though so be prepared. The Augustus Lido though is worth every step.

  • Stayed June 1999
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15 Thank DeeHertford_UK
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PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2005

Hotel Augustus is a well-kept secret among vacationing Europeans. Americans are beginning to discover the charm of the property, which seems to worry the Europeans who have known about Augustus for years. I apologize in advance for broadcasting the charm of Forte dei Marmi and Augustus. We stayed during the last week in June 2005 when it was beginning to get quite hot. The air-conditioned rooms and lovely small patio facing a view of the Alps made for a beautiful and comfortable stay. It is a charming property with easy access to the beach. We stayed in the main hotel, but our friend stayed at Lido. There are three hotel buildlings all located close to one another and managed under the umbrella of Augustus. Lido is a bit more updated with larger rooms, but the main hotel building where we stayed has nice accommodations with well-appointed, but not large rooms, a small bar, full restaurant, and close proximity to the pool.

The underground tunnelled access to the beach (located closer to the Lido)means that you never have to cross over a busier street to get to the beach. Other Forte dei Marmi properties do not have that amenity. A restaurant is located beachside with bar service throughout the day. We rented bikes for two days to venture into the center of town. Otherwise, it is very walkable, but be prepared for a few blocks to get there.

We thought that the staff was welcoming and helpful with suggestions on restaurants and shopping. We enjoyed complimentary breakfast each day, but were not impressed with the evening dining at the hotel. After one night, we ventured to Forte dei Marmi for better dining experiences. We enjoyed LaBarca, the oldest restaurant in the area. The Sunday morning market is not to be missed with many designer bargains for clothing, tableware, ceramics, shoes, handbags, and the like. The prices were very reasonable and the quality of goods was excellent.

We felt that the price was well worth the value at Augustus. We heard complaints about the size of the rooms and the lack of a comfortable lounging chair. We have stayed in many smaller accommodations in France and Italy so we were not disappointed. The common areas are comfortable and spacious both in the lobby areas and in cabana-like seating areas outside the lobby.

Augustus is a special property as is the entire town of Forte dei Marmi. It is one of the only wide, fine sand beach towns in Italy.

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Property: Augustus Hotel & Resort
Address: Viale Edgar Morin 169, 55042 Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Forte Dei Marmi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Forte Dei Marmi
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Forte Dei Marmi
#10 Luxury Hotel in Forte Dei Marmi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Augustus Hotel & Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Augustus Hotel & Resort is located in its own extensive parc in the most elegant part of Forte dei Marmi. The resort is home to the main hotel, seven villas with hotel services, and the Augustus Lido (ex villa Agnelli) connecting to private beach. ... more   less 
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Hotel Augustus Lido
Augustus Lido Hotel
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