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Hotel Katy
Ranked #5 of 51 Hotels in Viareggio
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“the real italy?”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

An excellent week here. Room (106) had balcony overlooking the road leading down to the promenade - fascinating for us people watchers. Breakfast had everything we wanted, and the staff were all keen to help in any way they could. Clean linen and towels every day - a general feeling of being well looked after.

We had a car, and the six euro a day parking was very convenient. But in fact, better not to have a car - buses and trains are so convenient.

Lots of good local restaurants - Da Luca, recommended by the hotel, was great, as was Otto Etti.

In general, a great base for a seaside holiday - but most interesting of all is to see how different the Italians are from us (Scots). Of course, the weather might make a difference . . , try Viareggio, and Hotel Katy.

Room Tip: We had 106, but others have suggested 402 as having a huge balcony.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

Our stay at the Hotel Katy was a delight, a small beautiful hotel 50 meters from the front. The publicrooms and the bedrooms are beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean,a credit to the owners. We had a spacious room with a balcony which overlooked the med to one side , full onsuite, fridge, air conditioning and safety deposit box. The buffet breakfast was a good selection of fresh pastries,cakes,fruit and scrambled eggs with tea and coffee made and brought to your table. Beach towels in a beach bag are also provided free.
The attentive owners were more than happy to recommend restuarants,attractions and provide train and bus times and details.
Viareggio is a lovely town with a wide promenade that comes alive in the evening for a meal or drink and people watching. You must visit the Cinque Terre, five villages built into the seacliffs, a easy good day trip by train .
Discover Viareggio and the surrounding area, stay at the lovely Hotel Katy for a great service with a smile

Room Tip: A room with a balcony gives lovely views of the med
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

stayed at the hotel katy 5th to 10th june, picking the hotel based on tripadvisor reviews and I would like to thank my fellow trippers for heading me in the right direction. the hotel was very clean and all the staff were more than happy to help with any questions we had, printing out details for trains , sightseeing etc. the breakfast was typical continental but with a good selection and service with a smile, coffee was made to order and brought to your table, no push button coffee machine here. we had a standard room with no balcony but suited us as we spent our days out and about. they recommend the mauritz beach section which charged us €15 for four seats and an umbrella the hotel will supply you with beach towels free of charge ,a nice touch. I would highly recommend the katy if your going to viareggio

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Levanger, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2013

The hotel is located close to the beach, a few meter in from Via Manin (the main road). We considered it a good thing that the hotel is not facing noisier road. We had a room with a balcony. Very nice, nice bathroom and a small balcony from where you could spot the sea and the promenade. There was room in the minibar fridge for some extra bottles of water and such, and the air condition managed to keep the temperature down inside.
The breakfast was great, both the food, pastries and caffeteria (cappucino etc made for you). Very friendly and helpful staff and all in all great!
(If you're going to swim and relax on the beach, there's lot of options, but calculate that into your budget.) The train station is 10-15 minutes away by foot, took less than 40 minutes to the Pisa Airport. If you want to rent a bike, the cheapest we found was in the nearby park, the second in from the Via Amerigo Vespucci entrance. (The closest rental place to that entrance was closest when we first checked it out.)

Room Tip: We had a balcony room on the second floor, and that was nice ...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

We had a very nice stay here: the family running the place were friendly and attentive, breakfast was the best we had in Italy, the room nice, a balcony with a view of the sea and easy parking.
Stay there for a good Italian beach experience.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Warm staff, amazing hospitality. A family run hotel with a lot of character. Every morning they asked how we were, what our plans were for the day and helped us look up train times and daily activities. All their recommendations for food were top notch.

Another plus is breakfast is amazing! Home cooked, very attentive, similar to bed and breakfast setting, plus it's also included in the nightly price.

Even though we thought we were getting an old tv as mentioned in other reviews, the room had a new flat screen TV; although, we were unsure why one would go to the beach and watch tv.

The rooms were extremely clean and well kept. There was a small fridge where we were able to keep some food. Our room had a balcony, from which we could see the beach. And the seating on the balcony was perfect to take in the sun and enjoy a drink.

The cleaning staff is super adorable and attentive; when we slept in and missed the cleaning hours they made sure we had fresh towels. They gave us our own beach bag and towels to head down to the beach. They even made sure to give us updates on the weather.

The location is perfect, it's tucked in on one of the streets right off the promenade. While it's not on the promenade itself, it's very close. And much more enjoyable. We didn't have to worry about the sound of cars on the main road. And we could still see the sea from our room. Perfect.

Our entire stay was four nights/five days, and on the last day we asked about a late check out time since we decided to enjoy the beach before catching our train in the evening to head back home. The staff was so accommodating; they allowed us to stay in the room until 530 that evening without charging us. We were able to freshen up before our train home and enjoy the beautiful weather one more day before heading back to the daily grind of school and work.

We will definitely be going to Hotel Katy for any of our trips to Viareggio, and we highly recommend this lovely hotel to anyone who is looking for a great and charming place to stay. It will definitely make all the difference on your holiday. We definitely didn't want to leave.

Room Tip: We had room 206. It was perfect. Any of the rooms on the front of the hotel will have a balcony . We...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lodz, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2013

nice,quiet hotel run by a family. Hospitality of owners made our stay was unforgetable. We had a feeling that were treated as memebrs of the family. All questions were answered with smile and real care about us.
Hotel is located close to the sea ,just few meters. In the surroundings there are few restaurants. The only problem could be a parking If You go by car. We were lucky to find last parking place nearby hotel . I can only imagine that during summer won't be easy.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Katy
Address: Via Flavio Gioia 12/14, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Viareggio
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Viareggio
#2 Family Hotel in Viareggio
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Viareggio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Katy 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Katy is a completely renovated 3 star hotel. Situated a few feet away from the Viareggio promenade in an advantagious spot, a few metres from both the sea and the pine woods.The hotel offers its guests very comfortable rooms, all equipped with air-conditioning, colour tv, fridge, safe and telephone.The hotel offer bed and breakfast service. The breakfast buffet is served from 8:00 to 10:30 in the breakfast room. For hotel guests, special agreement with bathing establishments and restaurants nearby. Bicycles can be rented in the nearby pine forest. ... more   less 
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