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“Lovely vacation on the Etruscan coast of Tuscany”

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Hotel Residence Stella del Mare
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Vada
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“Lovely vacation on the Etruscan coast of Tuscany”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

We had a wonderful Spring vacation here enjoying this beautiful part of Tuscany.
The apartment called Villette Tina was just perfect..clean,comfortable and just a few minutes walk to the beach. We love to bike and highly recommend this for cyclists. You can bike through the shaded pine forest from town to town and rest with a gelato or drink at one of the many restaurants and cafes along the big sandy beach.
And there are plenty of places to eat near Villette Tina. You can even takeout delicious pasta at very reasonable prices and eat on the terrace of the apartment.It couldn't have been any more convenient.
The apartments are under the administration of the Stella del Mare hotel and we can't say enough about their professionalism and courtesy.Just wonderful!
We hope to be back soon.

Room Tip: We are just a couple but loved staying in a trilocale for the extra space.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2012

We stayed at Residence Villette Tina, an apartment complex administered by the Stella del Mare staff. First of all, I would certainly recommend Villette Tina as a place for summer holiday. The apartment we stayed in was just ideal (new furnishing, very clean and tidy, all necessary kitchen equipment was in place). The apartment complex is very nice; we had a small garden in front of our apartment where our daughter could play during the day. The staff was great - we had a small problem which resolved immediately. The beach is approximately 3-4 min by walk - easy to handle even with small children.

Negatives: The apartment complex is closed to a small disco and lunapark with loud music in the evenings, but it was not annoying.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK VILLETTE TINA AND STELLA DEL MARE STAFF FOR A VERY ENJOYBLE STAY.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

We spent there with 15 cyclist friends, with wifes, coming from Chile, from May 1st until May 8 2012. It was my first time in Italy for doing cycling. The reception was perfect, the rooms are sharming and plenty of space and light, the management from Andrea was deeply friendly, the breakfasts, lunches, and dinners were really perfect. The waitress did a smiling and perfect job, everything was really beautiful. The building design and construction is absolutely representing the italian way, with toscana kind of colours. I would like to be there in Italy again. Fully recommendable to everyone that looks for a relaxed time near the mediterranean sea, and, last but not least, the price very convenient. Thank you Stella del Mare..!!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

We stayed in a superior apartment, close to the central area of the complex. Fairly simple furnishing and decor, but not lacking anything important.

We generally cooked out own food, there are a couple of very handy and friendly stores (including a butcher) very close by that will provide plenty of supplies. There is also a great take-away pizzeria and pasta shop that provides pizza/pasta from 4Euro per dish.

The recently upgraded pool area is very nice with a separate kids pool, a giant waterfall and a interesting little 'cave' with all sorts of water features. The local beach is a few hundred metres walk away, very crowded but the water is warm, clear and still.

This is very much an Italian style holiday area, very little English spoken, all the better for it.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Budapest
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2010

Very good location (5 min walk to seaside), quiet (far from the main road) except for evening kids' show, and shops, bars, restaurant, rosticceria within walking distance. Well accessible since the village lies only a few km s from the highway A12.
Several sightseeing opportunities closeby. Do not miss Volterra!
The staff is helpfull (reception staff is intl). Good service is offered for kids (speaking Italian) by the animation team (swimming, baby dance, sea side activities ...). My 4 year old child did not speak Italian and still he could enjoy some of it.
The restaurant is good, but make sure to make reservation in advance if you are not paid as full board. Take away is also possible.
The swimming pools and related services are also very good.
However the apartment we stayed in had some construction problems (the door of the balcony could not be opened wide enough to push out a pushchair ...). Otherwise it is well designed and furnished.
Re cleanliness the apartment was rather dirty. In theory you pay for end cleaning ... If you stay for long, invest in a mob!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2009

This is a very nice - no frills apartment for families. There is very little English spoken here but we got through it ok. The major drawback is that they are in the process of remodeling and building a great new pool. I am sure it will be very nice when they get it all completed. It was a good location to be able to see Pisa, Cinque Terre, Cecina, wineries and Florence.

Oh and the beach was great and very colorful with the bright umbrellas and chairs.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Residence Stella del Mare
Address: Via Sardegna 5A | Localita Mazzanta (LI), 57016 Vada, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Livorno > Vada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Vada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Residence Stella del Mare 3*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stella del Mare is located between Vada and Cecina, in the centre of the Etruscan Coast (Tuscany). Rooms and apartments (from 2 to 6 people), reception, info point, restaurant/pizzeria, bar, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, children's pool, miniclub and entertainment, lift, launderette, parking, beach service, lan Internet access in flats. An ideal starting point for unforgettable day-trips to the most interesting places in Tuscany: citites of art, medieval villages, spas, parks, wine-and-food tasting tours (including Sassicaia). ... more   less 
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