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nice(ly located) swimming pool, friendly breakfast service small room for a family room, very small and substandard bathroom. This hotel is very seriously overpriced.
This is a more than 100 years old family run hotel with an excellent atmosphere. Everyone from the manager to the maid is very friendly, and we really felt at home. They always try to be helpful. The food is excellent, and the view is just stunning. We have already recommended the hotel to family and friends. We hope to come back some day. The hotel needs some paint here and there.
Beatiful, un-crowded pools! Service at restaurant during dinner very slow. may have just been understaffed while we were there.
felt as though i was spoiling myself
The staff were very friendly and spoke good english. They tried to accomodate our needs and were able to provide breakfast early for a early leaving and we were able to check out the night before. Excellent food at the restaurant. We only stayed one night but would have liked to stay longer and get to know the hotel better. Very good ambience. They have been upgrading and parts are not finished yet. I hope to come back when it is all complete.
Everyone were nice. And we really enjoy the hotel food and the prices. The most inportat thing was that evryone could speak english. Kind of bad shower and the bathroom door. And also the parking lot was to small.
Excellent location, very friendly staff, and probably the best room in the hotel with balcony overlooking the ocean. Very nicely decorated rooms. Food was brilliant.
Excellent location and very good for outside eating on the terrace. Access to a small rocky beach to view the sunset. Reasonably priced food. Difficult to find when travelling from the south. Lack of sign posting. Had to travel north of hotel , turn round - very difficult on a very busy road - and then saw sign posting.
Seaside location is good though no beach, and swimming pool is pleasant. Very disappointing. The photos and description suggest a high-quality hotel. In practice this place is in a very poor state. Peeling paint, rusty radiators, open wiring everywhere. Avoid.
A wonderful view from the window. It’s possible to put additional beds in the room, which is comfortable for families with children. Friendly staff. The hotel is decorated in an ancient style. There are many wonderful tasty dishes with seafood and fish. There is no air-conditioner in the room (which could be considered as a minus), but it’s cool in the room even without it, for cool wind is blowing from the sea. There’s much greenery. It’s quiet. The sea is clear and warm. Free Wi-Fi in the hotel and on its territory. Free parking on the territory. Unfinished elements of the swimming pool: a bar and a hot whirlpool. Problems with the bathroom unit, constant smells of sewerage in the toilet. The beach is stony. It’s difficult to bathe in the sea, so you have to buy rubber shoes to enter the sea. We had to go to a sandy beach to a different place.
Good breakfast, nice room, quite, friendly service, good bed.
Easy to find, free parking, nice bed Paying for Wifi looks like an interesting concept, but how much value for money is it, if you only want to check your email? Furthermore, the minibar in the hotel room did not have any wine, beer or spirits. This I would have been willing to pay for!
TV had 2 English Language channels The restaura was billed as 'gourmet' but in practice the food was quite ordinary. The receptionist displayed a curt and disinterested manner. WiFi was billed as 'available' but they insisted on cjarging 3euros for an hour. Then keeping us waiting to print out a code. Thus we were put off right from the first moment. Oddly there were free soft drinks in the mini-bar. It would br more custermer-friendly to off er a smile and announce that WiFi was unlimitted and free, and then charge for any minibar drinks if they are really so hard-up that they need an extra 3 euros per customer!
free coffee bar, very good breakfast
Nice comfy bed, clean and complimetary mini bar The 'complimentary' breakfast should be marked as continental as the lady refused to fill the hot breakfast up until all the dry hour old egg were finished. There was not enough food for the minimal guests staying at the hotel each day. I would rather pay than have rationed complimentary breakfast.
modern look. one speaks english at the desk, not only italian.professional behaviour.
Restaurant food quality, presentation and service; hotel staff availability and kindness Room to cold
Excellent room quality and comfort. Very limited facilities - no bar, restaurant not corresponding to hotel level.
Modern room. Free minibar. Free drinks in lobby. Great restaurant. Very good breakfast buffet. Bathroom lacks privacy because of glass door.
Very professional. Smart, clean and sophisticated.
The hotel staff was very helpful to me.
Very good value for money. The Beach
Location was nice. The restaurant was super. Floors in our room were filthy. Trash was not taken out for two days. Air conditioning did not work. Internet did not work.
The sea view is excellent. Falling asleep to the waves was nice. The swimming area in the sea is "domesticated-wild", which is nice. The restaurant food was a mix of good and bad. Eggs ran out early. Most food was too salty or too sweet - seemed like a characteristic carried over (and amplifiied) in the US. Restaurant next door would not serve tourists. Take your pocket Italian language book. You will need it.
Nice private bay and great food. We booked a room with sea view balcony, but the girl at reception sent us to a back room. However, they sorted it out without too much unpleasantness :)
The room with its en-suite bathroom was good, generous in size, spotlessly clean and everything worked. The huge double bed was comfortable. All of the hotel and restaurant staff were, without exception, helpful and charming. The restaurant was good, large, clean and a pleasant ambience and the terrace overlooking the sea is a delight on a warm sunny evening. The menu and wine list were rather limited but adequate and the food was nicely cooked and presented. The Bagni (Lido) is really well designed and managed giving safe, life-guarded sea swimming, plenty of sun bathing space all serviced by a really good bar-cafe open all day. This is a really nice hotel.
Services in restaurant. Waiting for a table at breakfast.......when we had dinner the were forgotten us.......
Some rooms have a beautiful view. The room was big and clean. Restaurant with great location and view plus good service and good food. Reception staff was less than friendly and helpful. I would fire them right away. No free Wifi or Internet access. Design of the hotel most be more than 30 years old and would need a re-fresh (renovation)
It was clean comfortable, the bedrooms were light and airy and we had a balcony overlooking the sea. We were disappointed that we could not use the hotel sun terrace due to renovations particularly as it was so hot.
location and nature time stoped in this hotel, ...need lots of renovations and modifications to be up to date!
The location and the fact that the hotel was difficult to find. The streets getting to this hotel were narrow, just large enough for 1 car the drive getting to this hotel was so difficult I had planned to stay 2 nights but decided it was just too difficult to navigate the narrow streets to this hotel that I cancelled the second night and found a hotel that was easier to get to.
The view, the atmosphere.
Ocean views A couple of computer terminals would be handy
Terrific views from room windows; top of the hill with great breeze; good breakfast on the terrace Very difficult to find; girl at the reception desk could have been much friendlier & more helpful.
For one night it is ok, I would not prefer to stay there longer Hotel was hard to find, room was very small, during the summermonths they also run a restaurant, the food is good but the waiters are totally untrained, some of them rude and unfriendly and we waited 1,5 hours for our food; if you have no car, do not choose this hotel
Wifi access should be included into room price.
The reception welcome , staff in general were very helpful ,spoke good english,the size of the superior bedroom with fantastic views. Car parking was sometimes difficult due to size of car park,however parking was available on street close by.
Excellent hotel, very quiet location and beautiful view, very good staff, excellent confort. Hotel La Vedetta is a magnificent base for explore Tuscany. Free parking place!
Good location, fairly small rooms, mediocre quality of expensive restaurant
Vicinity to the port and ferry services to the island. Rooms are comfortable but noisy. Rooms overlooking the sea are very noisy (main road).
Location (very close to the port - thats what we needed) Indifference of receptionist
Pleasent situated, exellent restaurant with fish specialitys,very near haerbor, reserved room was not to our expectations, but was changed on our request imidiatly
The hotel has been completely renovated, they do have an elevator. Our room was spacious, very clean, excellent modern bathroom, comfortable bed, and had a nice balcony over looking the harbor with it's fishing boats. We had booked for using their parking garage for a small fee, but opted to park out front of the hotel (no charge) since it was way too tight to get our car through the opening area of the garage. Finally, their restaurant was a good choice since we were not wanting to venture out into the city.
selection of rooms and the evening snaks
Very friendly & helpful people,excellent location, nice decor, beautiful building & view
friendly people very much traffic in front of the hotel during the night
Clean friendly and well situated
We liked the courteous staff and the great location of the hotel. It was very easy to find our way around the city. While the bathrooms were extremely nice and updated, perhaps the room itself could use some modernization.
Proximity to the port and highway. Reception staff very welcoming. A better choice could be offered for breakfast.
vicinity to the port
nothing bed smell inside and outside the hotel, poor breakfast
A stopover on a long road trip from Bellagio to Rome. Dinner and Breakfast sufficed. Staff pleasant and accommodating. Some English but did not really understand how stressed we were when we arrived. Not Their fault! We could not find it- not in Livorno and the '25' street no did not register on GPS.Took us to a Hotel of same name 35 kms and 3hours out of our way. Hotel is actually in Stagno, in the industrial area next to McDonalds- we only found it with the help of some Livorno residents in a bar, who with the help of sign language rang directory assistance(not in Livorno phone book) and then the hotel.
on a main road next to a petrol station and mcdonalds this is near the port and an ideal stopover but no other reason. good reasonably priced food in eve but breakfast certainly not 4 star! a little souless, everyone appeaerd to be there as a stopover before getting early morning boat, not really worthy 4 star def only 2. Address on booking.com not correct when entered into sat nav took ages to find only after calling hotel,
It is near by the port no
There is nothing good to say about this property. The hotel add does not provide correct information. We chose the hotel for the fact that it offered free wired internet in the room. This facility does not exist. The staff are not helpful and furthermore are incompetent.
The receptionist was very friendly, polite, efficient and spoke good English. The hotel was air conditioned and nicely decorated and furnished. The bar area was attractive but unattended. Otherwise we might have had a drink there.Likewise the restaurant was completely empty of guests and staff. We went to the nearby Macdonalds to get something to eat. Entry to the hotel from the far side of the road was difficult.
Quite nearby to the ferry port if you are by car. This is in my opinion the only reason why one should book this hotel.
Very nice and helpful staff. The room was small.
Very romantic rooms, well equipped. Very friendly and helpfull staff.
Great Hotel and even better Hosts! This is a very charming hotel and owned and family run. We really enjoyed the friendliness in providing recommendations and directions. Rated three star but after 3 weeks in Italy I would say it exceeded all the four stars we stayed at. If you are traveling here to enjoy the beach be sure to also book entry into one of the beach areas.
The staff is excellent and available 24 hours 7 days a week. They are friendly, informative and service oriented. The cleanest hotel. Very lovely and well kept. They take pride. The breakfast is a good start to the day and they are always consistent with their timing for everything. Worth more than 3 stars for sure. Everything was perfect.
Hotel Gennarino is a family owned enterprise; we were made to feel extremely welcome. It is recently renovated and is absolutely beautiful! The location is an elegant residential area; the hotel is a magnificent private residence, facing the Naval Academy that is located on the beach. This area has been used by dignataries and royalty for vacations since Queen Victoria's time; she herself stayed at the H.G. It is just across the street from the strand for long oceanside walks. Breakfast lovely, including capuccino made to order. We were visiting friends in Livorno but H.G. would also be a great place to stay as a base from which to explore Tuscany. We will absolutely stay here again. Excellent value!
The building was beautiful. My Friend asked for a beer from the bar downstairs to drink at the terras and was told to get it from his minibar. The room was smal but beautiful but there was this nasty stain in the toilet . The beach in front of the hotel was full with rocks and grafiti. There was no view from the hotel. The city centre was far away.
Very nice place, house and staff ! Newly equipped room and bathroom, good bed. Very clean and comfortable.
pleasant staff most helpful would definatly recommend,great location close walk to sea and restaurants
From the moment you walk in you are treated with friendly and helpful staff,the room we had was clean and just as expected(as in the photo on web page).The overall feel of this hotel was laidback and unfussed with the added bonus of no childern running riot at any of the 3 pools.Breakfast was a delight with a wide range of breakfast goodies any any amount of coffee- would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone...
Cozy hotel in a cute little town by the sea. Free wifi and (small) parking. Restaurant was closed.
The hotel has up to date decoration and facilities. The breakfast was good and well presented We had concerns about plumbing noises from adjacent rooms
Excellent room, good size with balcony. Super breakfast. Plenty of space to mooch in the hotel and gardens. Small pool area but had no problem with finding a sunbed. Helpful staff. Walking distance to beach and restaurants etc Parking a bit 'fraught', but is off street which is good as pretty limited in the area.
breakfast could have a bit more choice
room was large and comfortable they have incorrectly entered their location on googlemaps to appear much closer to the sae/port than they really are - be warned!
localisation, general overview fine
ok. Good A/C. Basic Italian stuff. Breakfast was quite lame.
Breakfast as lunch packet possible. To expensive for this type of room. parking site about 200m far from the hotel and no parking facilities in front of the hotel.
Cebtral location , easy to find and secure parking A bit dated
I feel cold in the night!!!!! The wall of the room it not paint. I feel cold in the night!!!!! The wall of the room it not paint.
Dependance at a beautiful location, great helpfull staff, good restaurant 3 of the 5 beds were roll-away in the attic where the temperature was unbreathable
Short distance from ferry to Corsica and possibility of parking in the garage. Due to early car ferry to Corsica we did not have the breakfast in hotel. It would be pleasant to have a possibility to take a package with us.
Uncrowded, good pool facilities.
It was peaceful and the owner/staff are great and will help with anything! Breakfast is adequate and we would be staying there again if in that area. it was a great stay!!! some reviews are stating the hotel is dated/old fashion..well a lot of Italy is. it has traditions and that is good.it is a traditional family run hotel
We liked the location of the hotel which was a block from the beach and a block from the main piazza. Parking was included. Breakfast was very good. There was an excellent restaurant near by in the Grand Hotel Parisi. When booking we were not told the room would be in an annexed building 2 doors away from the hotel. The room was on a third floor with no lift. Small and poorly supplied the room was not comfortable. The bathroom was so small one could not turn in the shower. I would not have booked the room if I had known this before hand.
Good proximity to transport and town. Poor air-conditioning and breakfast was average. Staff were very dour, apart from the owners who were very friendly and helpful. We're not sure if this is normal in this particular town though...
Nice location, quiet, very clean, real relaxation A bit poor breakfast (no vegetables and fruits)
The hotel was lovely and the indoor swimming pool was fabulous. Difficult to locate. Should have signage on main road.,
The staff was great, the style was classic old-style and the indoor pool was excellent. The room was cramped but had a nice balcony that gave us some extra room.
very friendly staff
very pleasant stuff, good restaurant, the hotel is not far from the see I would renew the design of the room
Location was excellent, very near shops and restaurants. Staff and owners very helpful.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Room was clean and location close to the train station and number 1 bus stop. No tea and coffee making facilities in the room.
Friendly, helpful staff. Very convenient for the station - but still in a pleasant location. Wifi would have been nice.
Tidy, friendly personnel, We've booked a non smoking room and we've received a smoking one...
Good Hotel, clean room, friendly staff
very modern hotel position: near the train station, but the station is quite far away from the city center; breakfast not included and not complete (without yogurt, fruit, corn flakes...)
Very well located, very clean and the lady at the front desk was particularly welcoming and very helpful.
2 windows broken in my car parked outside. suggest a private parking lot!
Convenient to train station. Helpful staff. Hotel is clean and well maintained. It is quite a distance to the main part of town.
The hotel was very comfortable and the location for us was very good,close to the port. brekfest was poor
Outstanding service from the staff! The concierge recommended a restaurant that served us the meal of a lifetime! Also, the hotel was fresher and cleaner than I expected from some reviews.
Room was clean and bathroom was immaculate with plenty of soap, shampoo. Room was nicely furnished with a firm comfortable bed and very nice light fixtures near bed. Noisy bar next door was only drawback. Noise abated by about 1:00am; early by Italian standards, but still a bit late for my taste.
The room was crisp, clean and fresh. Great sized family room. Bathrooms updated and clean.
The location was very close to my friends address so I could meet up with them easily. Breakfast was not included in the price
Modern facilities, big rooms, clean and quiet. It would be nice to have WiFi
We were able to get to and from the Hotel to the train station or car rentals and so were able to see Pisa, Cinqueterre, Florence and Venice using Livorno as our base.
Big familial room, clean. DOgs allowed Parking at 15€/day
We really liked the room we were given. The colours of furnishings were very restfull & the lighting was excellent. The bathroom also was excellent, with a bath. We very much enjoyed talking with the lovely man who was on reception when we came down in the mornings. I missed having internet connection.
Good location. The room was nice and clean. It was possible to switch the air condition off and on. Some noise from other rooms.
The bathroom was rather modern and the room at the back of the hotel on a second floor was very quiet. And the air conditioning worked wonderfully.
air conditioning and quad room thicker towels would be better and the windows should stay closed as there were mosquitos in the room.
hotel staff is very kind and friendly no internet connection
The staff was very helpful and friendly, especially Roberto - manager of the hotel. The room and bath-room were clean and comfortable. The location is close to the beach and promenade. The hotel has free parking and lovely terrace for breakfast and dinner or evening drinks. There were fruits on breakfast and it was really good for me:) The air-condition was a little bit strange and we didn`t understood how to regulate the temperature, however we stayed only 1 night, so it didn`t disturbe us.
Friendly and helpful service especially from Roberto the hotel manager No
Firstly, Roberto, on the front desk, was an absolute star! He was very welcoming, friendly and also available to give advice and directions for the local area. Very important to those not in the know! The hotel itself was clean and comfortable if a little dated. The location was good, a short walk from the town centre and train station. Its worth mentioning that all of the local beaches we went to were private. We ended up catching the bus to the spiagge bianche about 10mins away, a great free beautiful beach. A good stay nonetheless.
We arrived very late because the boat was 7 hours late but were so well and kindly received. We phoned the manager/owner? to warn him and he even gave us his home number in case we were lost and the night staff could not speak English. Actually the hotel is easy to find.
I liked the location, the sea view and the suite, not least the staff and the manager in particular
The manager Roberto was very friendly and was always keen to help. He even gave us a number for him for when he was out of the hotel. The breakfast was fine, as good as any other we had in other hotels on our trip. Great location, close to the beach. Much nicer than many of the towns further up the coast. Would definitely recommend the area. Extremely outdated interior, carpet on the doors and poor standard of maintenance in the bathroom (shower door broken so floor flooded when ever we used the shower). Shower head and soap stand also quite dirty with possible mould. Also smoking is allowed in the rooms which is fine if you are a smoker but if not it smells very strongly and all of the fabrics smell of smoke. The hotel badly needs a refit.
Very quiet location while close to everything. We loved breakfasts in the umbrageous garden (though it would be nice to have more diverse breakfast menu, but it is common for Italian hotels at all). Excellent staff. Utterly friendly and helpful owner offering advice as to where to visit, etc. We booked a double room but he's given us a triple one, which was more spacious, for the same price. Bravo Roberto and thank you very much! Slightly overpriced, in our opinion, but it is Tuscany! The rooms and furniture look dated and surely need renovation, but in the whole the hotel is pleasant and cozy.
Excellent location, very pleasant hotel. Enjoyed breakfast on the terrace, as well as coffee and drinks later in the day. Attentive staff, with special thanks to the invariably helpful and most considerate manager, Roberto. n/a
Beautiful spot , could walk to the Mediterranean and swim... lovely evening entrainment close by, romantic. convenient. Great food. Wireless access in the rooms would make it more business friendly.
The location of the hotel and the kindness of the staff