My girlfriend and I just returned from a long weekend to Viareggio, where we stayed at Hotel Eden. We would be extremely hard pushed to find anything bad to say about the hotel, but have no problem at all telling the World just how good it is. I wanted to sit and write this review now in hopes of combating some of the post holiday blues we are both experiencing after returning to rainy England.
The service was excellent and very welcoming. The gentleman who greeted us upon arrival was a real professional who had a great knowledge of the local area. All the staff we engaged with had a smile and a greeting for you. Everyone was very capable at their jobs.
The room was outstanding. Very clean, reasonably stylish and a good size. When we walked into our room (#402 on the 4th Floor) a shutter was down. My girlfriend said "oh does that lead to a balcony". "Nahhh their won't be a balcony, bebs" I replied. We pushed the button to raise the shutter. To my surprise and both of our delight, it did indeed lead to a balcony...a cosy fenced off patio area that joined onto the roof terrace. The roof terrace was spectacual, catching every bit of sunshine and providing an amazing view. We spent every sunset up there. The bathroom also deserves a special mention, it has all the mod cons and the shower packs a punch.
Breakfast was excellent...an all you can eat self serve buffet. A mans man I hit the eggs and bacon hard, whilst my girlfriend (the carb lover) was in heaven with the selection of pasteries. There was something for everyone and the options were vast. The food was fresh and when something started to run low, the kitchen staff were quick to replenish it.
The location...wow, the location! Hotel Eden is situated in what I would call the best spot in Viareggio. A 4 minute walk from the bus station, on the main street and just 1 block from the beach. It is in the heart of it so you are smack bang in the middle everything. The Desk Manager gave us a friendly tip to try "Sa Player" for dinner (its a restuarant almost directly oposite the hotel). The food there was phenomenal and reasonably priced...two of us each having a starter, main and drinks was coming out at about 45 Euros. The portions were big and if you're into seafood then you will not find anywhere better.
The hotel in general is perfect for a short or long stay. We've now done the short, which has encouraged us to stay for longer next year. Viareggio, staying at Hotel Eden will be our main holiday in 2013. Viareggio is a vibrant, friendly and beautiful place, buzzing with vibrant, friendly and beautiful people...I took more than one left hook from my girlfriend for my wondering eyes. You'll love Viareggio and you'll love Hotel Eden.
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- Also Known As:
- Eden Hotel Viareggio
- Hotel Eden Viareggio, Italy - Tuscany