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the building itself is beautiful, great location little too close to the noisy train tracks
The owners had clearly spent alot of time and effort to make the hotel look appealing and welcoming which was greatly appreciated. The location was very good though when we arrived we did npt realise that we were staying in a separate place to Pescara. In any event, we had a wonderful time and the owners were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Check out time was a little early. A spare/separate room where guests can take a shower and get changed would be a good idea - even at extra cost.
The staff was extremely friendly & helpful.
Noisy next to the train rail and busy road. Could not see the Adriatic.
Very good clean room with drinks facilities.Friendly helpful staff.Impressive breakfast. Noise. We only stayed one night not five as booked. Trains in particular made it very noisy despite claims of soundproofing - extra layer needed at least to be effective.
Wonderful historic building beautifully maintained with very helpful owners. Don't be alarmed by the proximity of train tracks and street as the double glazed windows really cut the sound.
Well appointed rooms, good location near the beach, clear signage to the hotel from the Autostrada. None
everything - the proximity to the beach, the simple beauty of the room. the hotel itself is lovely and the staff extremely helpful. NA
The staff (one owner) is very nice and helpful. He went out of his way to accommodate us. The rooms are beautiful and very comfortable. The hotel itself is a piece of history. The restaurant on the -1 level is outstanding! It is not part of the hotel, but is connected and one of the best in Italy. Slow Food, delicious, affordable, and the staff extremely friendly and accommodating. Wifi did not reach the 2nd floor room. The breakfast in hotel was all packaged & processed foods (they need fresh fruit and fresh bread). The coffee was terrible. Small issue if you are not a breakfast person. Note: my parents liked the breakfast. However, the staff and hotel were amazing and we would stay there again.
The Staff were very helpful; the facilities very good, hotel in lovely setting, facilities are very contemporary and nice ambiance. Overall we loved our time there which was helped by the really friendly staff No menu in the restaurant, had to rely on head waiters recommendations which seemed to be the more expensive options, it appeared, and limited in choice, hence only had two meals there, but lovely setting. Holiday was out of season and the pool was not kept clean, which was a facility we were not able to use, though advertised as being available.
Very modern, nice and clean, excellent staff, great location for beach and views. As it was 1st weekend in October the beach was deserted we were the only ones to sunbathe and swim in the sea. Nice and quiet. Would go back but in season only. We went 1st of weekend of October it was still very warm 24 -27c, however the pool on the roof top was already shut, the sunbathing chairs were broken, the spa-sauna was shut for the season. Which was disappointing, plus everything else in the area was shut for the autumn, so to eat we had to travel by taxi to Pescara as nothing in the area was open. However still lvoely hotel
the location is very good for the beach which is just across the road. The receptionists tried hard to be informative and helpful the hotel has very little sound-proofing between rooms and corridors. It gets very noisy during early morning when the maids start work.
I had the impression from the site that the hotel overlooked the beach, that isn't the case.
My wife took a terrible fall in this hotel because she was leaning on the back wall of the elevator and the elevator door opened from the opposite side. There was no sihn indicating elevator door opened from the rear once you left the lobby
Really modern hotel, lovely pool and helpful staff
very nice hotel decor and rooms, good location loud music played till 12.00 meant we couldnt sleep. when asking the staff what they would do about about they said nothing. were moved off our sun lounger on the beach as told it was reserved for the hotel director!!
Clean, comfortable room, with very helpful staff. I was expecting beach front, or at least ocean view but that was not the case.
close to the beach, yet very quite no
Nice location not far from the sea side. Opportunity to have a nice walk close to the beach. Breakfast can be improved (no scrambled eggs and very limited choices of cheese, ham). The wellness center was under maintenance with a very strange message. It read "please stay tuned, information on re-opening the wellness center will come soon", which for somebody who does not plan to go there soon again sounds strange and somehow useless. No price reduction because of this service not available. Internet connection free of charge but extremely slow. No bathtuub in the bathroom and shower coming only from the top. In general I had the perception that "saving" money was one of the drivers in running this hotel
We liked everything about Hotel Villa Maria. The staff all love their jobs and you get the best possible treatment. Everything is fresh, the pool is super, the food and drinks are perfect. And there is a very nice spa and wellness area. We had a nice room with a beautiful view over the Adriatic. We were booked for four nights, but decided to stay longer. So we had 8 nights in a total.
Freindly staff, great chef The entry from the town could be more appealing
absolutely everything, staff exceptional, gorgeous grounds, great food, beautiful location, want to go back soon!
The entire staff and the hotel manager were more than helpful. The hotel is lovely , set in beautiful park like surroundings with a view of mountains and ocean We had ants in our room from the balcony
the setting, the staff,
The hotel is located on a hill with beautiful view. There is a nice spa.
We enjoyed a lovely dinner in the hotel restaurant and the next day used the spa facilities and had a massage. The spa was wonderful and both the hotel and spa staff were very friendly and helpful. The swimming pool was not as clean as it should have been and I found the decor of the room to be a bit too modern but that was probably the look that this hotel was going for.
The location of the hotel is beautiful. Breakfast each morning was on a veranda overlooking the Adriatic Sea. There is a wonderful pool with many places in the hotel to sit and relax. The room was warm, and we had to go to the front desk to ask for the air to turn be turned on. There we also numerous little flies in the room.
The staff were wonderful, helpful and very considerate and accomodating without being intrusive, a truly lovely experience. The location above Francavilla, overlooking the Adriatic and the truly romantic indoor/outdoor pool, swimming in the rain, fabulous Spa and staff removed all the stresses from my accident....Villa maria is the perfect tonic! n/a
The staff where terrific, nothing was too much trouble. The food and ambience where first class.
it was on the beach and near the city center it was a little bit cold in the room but i think it's perfect during the summer hollyday
Exellent kitchen There were non mentioned building activities going on.
Good position for beach and shops. Comfortable rooms with a good seaview but not loads of space. Friendly staff Needed to ask for extra pillows.Surprised to find no wine list in the main restaurant.
Not much (see next answer) Room too hot and air con not on. One member of staff extrememly rude.
Nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where do I start. This hotel is very dissapointing, it requires a complete renovation throughout. It is very expensive & overpriced for the facilities it offers. The bedrooms are very small and dark. The hotel staff are sullen and not very helpful! As I am a disabled client and use a wheelchair, I realise that I am ina minority, but as the hotel advertises disabled access, do not use this hotel!!
The hotel is comfortable, the decorating/interieur is fine, good bathroom, very fine linnen, food was good, nice employees. Most employees in the dining-area speak only Italian.
Staff friendly and helpful , spotless and clean rooms and public areas
Helpful staff. Enjoyable meals. Quiet, comfortable rooms. The beach was just across the road. There could have been an english translation on the menu, and information on meal times and making calls, but the staff were very friendly whenever we asked for anything.
Location & personnel Limited breakfast & parking
Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Hotel is located at aprox. 5 min leisure walk to the designated beach strip. Beach area very well maintained. Resort town quieter than others. Room and bathroom clean. Would go back to the hotel.Would appreciate a verbal or written notice at time of check in regarding the extra cost for bigger beach umbrella. Found out at check out only small ones are included in room price. Hotel staff did work with us on that issue.
All of the staff at the hotel were extremely helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them and we were made to feel very welcome and appreciated. The hotel's location is very good being close to the beach and there was no charge for using the sunbeds and so on. The wireless internet worked fine and we also had Sky Digitale in our room which was handy for the World Cup.
Our room was very nice as we had a small balcony that looked out towards the water, but it was partially blocked by the building across the street. The beach access was easy and there was an abundance of beach spots available for our use. You can easily catch the city bus (bus 1 or 2) into town/train station for only a euro and it doesn't take long. We ate a good dinner at the hotel one night for a fair price. The breakfast was good and they served fresh fruit which was a nice addition to the basic spread.
Welcoming staff who were keen to help. Room was spotless and had a nice view out to sea. Like most Italian seaside hotels in July/August this was good , but overpriced!!
We used the hotel as a base while visiting family in Ari and it was ideal with a good location, friendly and helpful staff and very high standard of cleanliness. We were out all day so only used the hotel for sleep and breakfast. The bar and common areas looked small.
There was nice view to the sea from the balcony. The hotel is situated very close to the beach.
a lot of attention and effort to make it a very pleasant stay, maintainance, decoration, friendly staff and very clean rooms! perfect location, directly on the beach, play area for kids and very clean and nice beach with chairs, beds and parasols. lunch and diner very nice especially for the price. good taste and good salad buffet.
The food was not good
Hotel staff is helpfull, hotel is on the beach - and it is wonderfull. Quite small rooms
The best thing was that the hotel was right on the beach. Having to pay for sunloungers, I think they should be included in the price.Also only having a set menu for dinner. No choice!
Location, surroundings, cleanliness, furnishings, staff - all excellent
Very kind staff; breakfast includes all that's required for a good start in the morning; beach towels available at the front desk upon request; air conditioner in rooms (very valuable item in summer); 24hrs open; car parking lot right next to the hotel separated from the main road and partly roofed over; all in all very suited for people of any age but particularly ideal for young people and families. Despite generous bathroom size, the showers are really small & toilet seat at a friend's room was slightly yellowed and should have been replaced with the new one; car parking lot often full by the evening but free parking space also available directly outside of the hotel area.
cleanness It was very difficult to find the hotel.
Lovely food at dinner, friendly service from reception, bar and dining room staff, very clean room, hotel right on beach Breakfast choice a bit boring an occasional musical evening would be a good idea
Great, renovated, comfortable room. A/C nice & cold, balcony, good breakfast, great beach facilities.
The hotel is very friendly and spotlessly clean. All the staff were very helpful. Wonderful beach!
clean rooms, friendly & helpful staff
I found the staff to be extremely polite and helpful. The only thing that I found disappointing was that the hot water was never more than luke warm.
sea view TV set was out of order
The staff was fabulous. The service was good and rooms were nice. Of course the beach right there across the street was the best part.
very near the sea. Balcony with seaview showerhead was great but cabine should have been a touch bigger
This was just an overnight stay after getting off a ferry from Croatia. Very clean and convenient. Good to have fast wireless internet access in the reception area - though it didn't work on all our gadgets. The night porter did not speak any language other than Italian - but was very friendly and helpful and we somehow understood each other.
Location to the seafront was excellent. Also good location in relation to Stadio Adriatico for football trip. Difficult to get to from airport. Taxi expensive. Journey from airport to hotel involves two bus journeys.
Breakfast and parking
a fantastic hotel and thev staff were lovely. This is right on the beach with a fantastic set up. Room was great.
Nice location directly on the beach - chairs on the beach included in the price Breakfast was very bad, service not really motivated and fruits at breakfast sitting there forever. WIFI was not working the entire week and nobody cared about fixing it...and might be still not working!
The location with direct access to the beach including free parking is simply excellent and comfortable The poor decoration and lack of pictures on the walls
Good location near the sea, the staff was friendly and service minded. The restaurant was good for hotel standard. Would recommend the fish rest near by. It was exelent. To little to do near by the hotel in october… not much open.
Very nice staff, excellent breakfast, very good position (sea and nightlife) The room was good but some details could make it better: the tv set (good one) had all cables visible and the wall behind it had the signs of the previous wall-mount.
The stay was ok. Friendly and good staff, not too expensive, beach close to hotel with complimentary sun beds for hotel guests. Found one good restaurant nearby; ... Et Nobilite, The hotel food was not very good (tried it only once, the hotel staff had a hard time even making scrambled eggs). The kids had a good time, Italians are great with children.
the staff we polite and helpful 24 hours you need Wi FI for users who cannot use ethernet
The accomodation, and staff were exelent
The hotel was comfortable and in a good location. Lack of understanding of English language and lack of teamaking facility, no english tea or milk provided.
Better qualety of food and juice
The room was beautiful: large, well designed, and with a great view over the square. The hotel was well-signed and easy to find. Breakfast was also very good.
I most enjoyed the very central location of the hotel. The breakfast served by the hotel was especially good. The elevator had broken down and was under repair. This meant climbing stairs with luggage in tow.
The way the staff addressed any of my questions and help me.
Very private hotel,spotlessly clean,staff there if you needed them day or night.Close to airport,railway station,bus station & beach. Would have liked the main restaurant to be open.
Firstly, we received a really good deal on our room, approximately half price the normal rate. Secondly, it is only a 15min drive from Pescara airport and less than a 2 min walk to the heart of shopping and less than 5 min to the beach. It was very clean and the Cafe Plaza was also very nice and tasteful with an air conditioned outside extension. Although we arrived just after 2pm check-in time, our room was not ready. We had a drink in the Cafe, however I think it would have been nice to offer the drinks as complimentary. We also did not get our wake-up call at 4.15am, and the lift was not working when we were trying to leave thus causing a rush to the airport.It was not clearly indicated (in english at least) if there were stairs to take down which we were willing to do even though we were on the 5th floor, so we had to go back to the room to phone reception. They then told us there was a technical fault and we had to use the service elevator.
Really good breakfast (both italian and international), great location (not far from a free beach and from several good shops), welcome biscuits and cleanliness of the room The park was full!!! (Not surprising as there are about 7 parks available for the whole hotel) even if it was included in the price. One receptionist was completely unhelpful and told me: "Sorry but you chose the bad day". Never heard that before, neither in a two stars hotel! More likely the hotel was bad! Room very small for a four stars hotel
Friendliness of staff, design of hotel
Loved the location. Staff could not be more helpful or knowledgeable with their recommendations. Only downside is the price of the hotel as similar locations can be found for half the price and are not half the quality.
The staff was so wonderful, even going as far as to assist us in making phone calls to long lost relatives and acting as translators when we found our relatives. The location is also wonderful and it was so nice to have a pc with internet it our room. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and I highly recommend it to fellow travelers, whether for business or holiday. We loved everything about this hotel!!
The staff were very friendly and gave great recommendations of where to eat while we were staying in the area. Balcony quite small and shower a bit quirky, but nothing really bad to say.
Centrally located in Pescara with parking - a big plus.
Location was excellent. Hotel staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. Of our 17 day trip through Europe, they were the best we came across. Good breakfast. Room was a little small, but the balcony made up for this.
The location, the style of the hotel and excellent staff service. All aspects of the hotel was perfect for us. The staff were friendly and the continental breakfast had plenty to choose from with fresh produce. None
The staff were extrememly helpful. The breakfast was also very good. The fact that this hotel provided car parking at no cst was very attractive also, as was the provision of internet services. The hotel was located in a fantastic position close to the riviera and right in the centre in the vicinity of the boutique shops.
The staff were very helpful, the location was great, central and close to the beach. The hotel has a nice, clean design. The bed was quite hard and we could hear everything from the hall/ room next to us. The breakfast could be more varied (although this was a typical breakfast in Italian hotels).
Very helpful and friendly staff. Comfortable and modern rooms. I will definately recommend this hotel.
Location by the Beach and nice Breakfast Staff very unobliging as to extending our stay for the same price. One said yes but ask the Manager and the older man said no so we left. Hotel wasnt even full at the time.Also not a 4 star hotel as advertised.
The people were most friendly and accomodating.
We loved the location and the balcony overlooking the beach
Nice location and beautiful see view from the room; kind staff and good breakfast the wireless signal was poor in the room and no connection was possible in the room
clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff, excellent choice for breakfast.
Sun and bath in the sea, but we vere out of the season? The weather good! Nice food and Wine.Bycyckeles Roma tour with bus. Nice! Trafick near.
Friendly staff. ease of parking. access to beach. great balcony with great view. coffee machine. prefer fresh coffee in the morning.
We only stayed there as a stopover but location to the beach and restaurants was great.
The personnel of the hotel was extremely nice and polite, willing to meet any need, any inquiry of the guest. I was very pleased with the way they treat all the guest. The breakfasts are rich with food for all types of preferences. The rooms looking to the beach side are quite noisy (the auto-road and the bars with discoteques make a lot noise), but the Management of the Hotel gave me another room as soon as I asked about it. The hotel is actually something between 3 and 4 stars level, but the price was more than fair taking into account the location and that the beach chaiselong with umbrella are included to the price so I was satisfied and I would recommend it to my friends.
Family hotel very convenient to beach, shopping areas,bus and train station.The German lady in the hotel Patricia had very good english(which was very poor in all places we went to in Pescara).She gave us tremendous help in relation to eating out ,markets,bus routes etc.
The staff was really nice people - everyone was very serviceminded and very friendly to us. Thanks a lot to them all. We had a room with balkony, and the beach bar across the street had parties Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening/night during our stay - and it was too much noice for sleeping, until they closed.
Helpful staff. Fabulous location for the beach. Difficult to find using buses. Even bus driver didn't know where we should get off.
The hotel is compact and right on the seafront. Its prices are very reasonable and while its rooms are not huge and the breakfast not lavish it looks good, is kept impeccably clean and has staff that are both friendly and helpful. No.
The best location in Pescara with sea view and the hotel staff is very friendly.
Helpful pleasant service from the staff. rooms were a bit small for my liking.
Staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent location right next to the beach.
Excellent stay friendly helpful staff excellent position.
The location was excellent for the beach and nice restaurants. The reception and downstairs areas were impressive, and reception staff very good. The room that we were allocated was nothing like the lovely one on the website and did not reflect the amount of money it cost.
very nice people working there. We switched rooms and got a better room. Better breakfast, more to choose in.
Beach facilities Hotel information on their web, site would not conform to U.K trade descriptions.