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“Way better then the 'official 2*'” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ely Hotel
Ranked #16 of 53 Hotels in Viareggio
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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6 reviews
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“Way better then the 'official 2*'”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

The staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming. The rooms were clean, large and comfy bed!
Shower was a bit small though, but we were passing through.. The location is perfect. Right near the beach. Great pricing for all of this. Would definatly reccoment this hotel!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alessandro T, Proprietario at Ely Hotel, responded to this review, 11 October 2013
Thank you friends, our third star is the sun drawn in the hotel's logo!
The welcome and friendliness that we reserve for our guests is motivated by the fact that we love our work and what excites us is to see you really satisfied! See you again!
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

A grand hotel! Reminds me of the big Edwardian hotels in St Anne's and Blackpool I visited with my parents in the 50s and 60s. Lovely big rooms, everything works and Viareggio is much smarter than I had expected. Great shops and a fantastic beach. This was our stop off on the way from Amalfi to Provance, but we liked it so much we decided to stay for another night. Great bar and lovely staff and brilliant value for money. The best yet cheapest hotel on our Italian trip. Will be back. Highly recommended.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Alessandro T, Proprietario at Ely Hotel, responded to this review, 7 October 2013
What exaggeration! But we are only a 2 star, maybe shine because we keep them always clean! Thanks for the compliments, we are waiting again, we are always open!
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Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

Me and my fiancee stayed here for four nights, and both felt very welcome. all staff could not help enough and very helpfull and profesional. perfect location to all amenities. hotel is well maintaned and found the room very comfortable with a nice balcony to relax on. breakfast was also very well organised and suited us well. could not ask for anything else. a truely great job and also the extra touch of reccomending a perfect wine tasting trip.a big thank you to everyone at hotel ely.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank griffithsj
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Alessandro T, Proprietario at Ely Hotel, responded to this review, 27 September 2013
Thank you for "amazing". We are always happy to know that our customers have enjoyed and appreciated our work and that our suggestions have been useful. See you in Viareggio!
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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

The people running the hotel are very good-natured and sympathetic. As an example, when we were the very last breakfast guests, the girl kindly asked if we would need anything from the buffet or if she could clear it, before taking it away.

The room we stayed (107) was very airy and beautiful - and even ahd a little balcony with see-view. We were very lucky to end up here. I agree with reviewer Brian who says they deserve more than their 2 stars (I expect they'll get the third one at the next accreditation).

If you have more than a day, also be sure to explore Viareggio's very nice park, one street away from the beach. You can rent bicycles and there's lots of stuff to do for kids. It's also way nicer than the regular streets for getting from one end of town to the other.

Room Tip: Room 107 has a balcony with sea-view. If you are with kids, be sure to check out Viareggio's par...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alessandro T, Proprietario at Ely Hotel, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Thank you Jan,
Your words encourage us to do even better. You were lucky to find one free room that is normally in high demand, but we have other rooms different from each other, both for the price and for adaptability to different needs of guests. Come back to visit and sample our cuisine! Thank you again!
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

We stayed on this hotel for 4 days and then followed on our trip to Tuscany but, every now and then we kept talking about how much we wanted to be back there!
Well located, such a relaxing environment, friendly people... There are no words to describe how much we felt at home really.
I would strongly recommend that you ask them where you should eat and what! That made the experience special because they do know some amazing places!
Thank you so much to Serena and Carlo for making this special occasion for us so much more memorable!
We will be back with the little one soon!

Room Tip: We loved our room, very high ceiling!
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

I'd not really heard of Viareggio before, but was given a tip that it makes a good base for exploring Tuscany and many other attractions nearby. This charming little hotel, run by a family who have all worked in other hotels in the past, is in a perfect location only a couple of minutes walk from the seafront - ask Carlo and he'll show you where the best ice cream is too! The whole family were very welcoming and it rubbed off on the other guests too - I was travelling alone, but couples in the dining room were still keen to chat, which is sometimes hard to do in hotels.
The food at Ely is also lovely, cooked by the mum and daughter, and overall this place deserves much more than its current star rating. I can only echo the other reviewers - stay here and you'll have a home away from home!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013 via mobile

This family run hotel deserve more than their 2 star rating. We found this little gem by accident during our travel around Europe, we fell in love with this wonderfully family who cannot do enough to make you feel welcome. The 5 members of this family all have their own roll and each do it so well, father should write a book on travel through Italy, whilst mother should give cookery classes, Carlo (rock on )and his lovely wife have a good command of English and her sister is absolutely charming. We would wish them all the best for their future and if they carry on as we have experienced they will go far as Hoteliers. We will be back for carnival. xxxxx Brian &Theresa

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Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Alessandro T, Proprietario at Ely Hotel, responded to this review, 7 May 2013
I'm always embarrassed to respond to so good reviews. It's seems to be "suggested", but it is not. I realized that they would have left a very good feedback when, prior to departure, they gave us a box of deliciuous chocolates. I am convinced that we have not treated them better than other customers, maybe we were just more dedicated of the other hosts they have encountered on their journey. Thanks Theresa and Brian, we are waiting for you to come for the Carnival, we'll match the event to a cooking class!
Sandro and family
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Property: Ely Hotel
Address: Via Carrara, 16 | Fra la Pineta ed Il Mare, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Viareggio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Viareggio
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Viareggio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Ely Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our ambitious goal is to provide to our customers the memory of the taste, relaxation and a personalized treatment, but at the same time professional that every day we aim to deliver. ... more   less 
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