Tuscany, Tuscany Coast
A stone's throw from the beautiful Viareggio beach
Outdoor swimming pool with a poolside bar and towel service
A short drive from Pisa, Lucca and the Apuan Alps Park
As Italy holidays go, is there anywhere more romantic than Tuscany? Located just a short distance from Pisa, the Grand Hotel Royal on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea is one of the icons of the region. This beach hotel comes with a wealth of star-studded history - it was once a favourite of royalty, artists and celebrities in the early 20th century.
Sumptuous both inside and out, the iconic 4* hotel is located very close to the beach. Here you’ll find complimentary deckchairs and parasols - so we won’t be surprised if you want to spend all your time soaking up the luxurious Tuscan sun. The hotel’s luscious gardens offer a welcome respite from the afternoon heat and are well worth a visit. Enjoy an early evening aperitivo, or take dinner in the gardens, accompanied by bi-weekly live piano music. Lovely!
This beautiful, four-star hotel in Tuscany has been one of our firm favourites for many years.
Grand Hotel Royal has 114 rooms and caters to all our Citalia guests. Reduced rates for children aged between 2-12 apply. Saturday arrivals and departures only in high season (mid June - end August).
Italy’s gastronomy is not world-famous for nothing! After all, this is the country that has given us pastas galore, pizza to die for and creamy, melt-in-your-mouth risottos. Grand Hotel Royal’s guests are surely in for a culinary treat when they enjoy the regional specialities served in the beautiful, on-site restaurant.
The Lobby bar is open from 6pm to 12:30am and has an extensive drinks menu.
Please note that the hotel requests that beach wear is not to be worn in the lobby bar.
Included With: Bed & Breakfast, Half Board
Dress Code: Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers in the evening.
Serves a delicious hot and cold buffet breakfast with fresh fruit and pastries. In the evening enjoy superb Tuscan food either in the grand restaurant with an impressive domed ceiling or during the summer months; on the covered terrace, where guests can also enjoy a light lunch between May and September. During the summer, piano music is played twice a week during dinner.
Open 7.30am - 10.30am, 12pm - 4pm (May - September) and 7.30pm - 9.30pm
The poolside bar located in the gardens is open from 10am to 6pm, is fully stocked with an extensive menu of drinks. It also offers a light lunch menu from 12 – 4pm, with daily specials from the chef.
Make a splash either in the Grand Hotel Royal’s freshwater pool or down on the private beach. There’s nothing like taking a refreshing dip after a long day of sightseeing (or sometimes, instead of!), so if you’re looking to cool off amid lush gardens or golden sands then you’ve come to the right place.
Located in the hotel's lush gardens, the fresh water swimming pool measures 12 x 25 metres and is equipped with sun loungers and parasols.
Normally in use 01 May - 30 September from 10am - 6pm. With poolside bar and towel service.
Beach charges are included (normally in use 01 May - 30 September). Guests will receive 1 umbrella and 2 deck chairs per room - sunbeds are available at an extra charge, payable locally
Italy’s cultural legacy precedes it, so those who are looking to imbibe in some culture during their break will not be disappointed. Viareggio is famous for being packed with stunning Art Deco architecture, as well as being just a short train ride from the Cinqueterre, Florence, Pisa and Lucca. We say grab a bike, get in the saddle and explore!
Payable locally, approx. €3 per hour or €8 per day
Tuscany may be famous for its rolling hills and stupendous views, but the region’s often overlooked seaside is one of the country’s best-kept secrets. Viareggio, in the northwest of the country, is a place to take your foot off the pedal and enjoy life in the slow lane. And we say, why not join them! Don your best sunglasses, brush up on your Italian and enjoy a passeggiata (stroll) with the locals on the promenade. Admire the art deco architecture, splash the cash in one of the seaside boutiques or simply sit in one of the many bars and restaurants and watch the world go by.
If, like us, you enjoy a gentle bike ride to discover the region then you’re in luck. Viareggio boasts a great cycle path for exploring the seafront. If Tuscany’s big hitters - Florence, Pisa and Lucca - are calling, then it’s so easy to jump on a train from the local train station - just a 15 minute walk away from the Grand Hotel Royal.
Viareggio is also famous for the Puccini Festival, held in summer, and the eponymous carnival, held from late January to early March. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting during these times, we promise you’re in for a treat!
Max 2 adults
These rooms have a large window with views over the Viareggio streets and a side view of the sea. They feature either twin beds or a double bed.
Max 3 adults
These rooms have panoramic views of the sea. They feature either twin beds or a double bed. Some Front Sea View rooms can accommodate a third bed (please call to book).
Max 2 adults
Twin Front Sea View & Balcony Rooms feature twin beds or a double bed and a small balcony with a table and two chairs with a panoramic view of the sea.
Max 1 adult
Single Rooms are located at the back of the hotel without a view, but are much quieter than the rooms facing the seafront. They feature a single bed.