- 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
If you have ever visited Viareggio you will know the iconic Grand Hotel Royal. Its authentic Mediterranean façade is famous along the Tuscan Coast, and the luscious gardens and commanding location on Viareggio’s promenade only add to its grandiose allure. It stands a short walk from the beach, one of the most attractive shorelines on the Tyrrhenian Sea, and offers all the amenities you’ll need for a relaxing stay.
The Grand Hotel Royal is a romantic hotel and has been a firm favourite of Citalia's for many years. From its ideal location just across the road from the beach, to its swimming pool and tennis courts, it’s the perfect spot for couples looking for a well-deserved break. It’s also just a short distance from some of the most beautiful areas in Tuscany, including the famous city of Pisa and the Apuan Alps, which make for perfect day trips.
The hotel has 114 rooms (official rating 4 star). Child prices apply to ages 2-12 years.
Saturday arrivals and departures only in high season (mid June - end August) .
Bars & Restaurants
Cocktail Bar degli Arazzi
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.
Restaurant Grand Hotel Royal
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.
Beach & Pools
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
Activities & Entertainment
Payable locally, approx. €3 per hour or €8 per day
About the location
Holidays to Viareggio are perfect for those looking to combine a beach holiday with a cultural adventure. Golden beaches meet Art Déco architecture in one of the best known Tuscan beach resorts. Touring the surrounding areas, you’ll come face to face with Pisa
, home of the famous leaning tower, and the medieval town of Lucca
, where you can immerse yourself in Italian history.
Viareggio was once the go to destination for Italy’s
rich and famous. The composer Puccini lived here in the early 1900s and the villa he built now houses a museum dedicated to his life and music. Nowadays, Viareggio attracts a wide range of holidaymakers. As dusk approaches, many tourists join the locals on their passeggiata, or evening walk along the seafront promenade. Here, families and friends come together and socialise, sometimes sharing a glass of wine or a gelato along the way.
The hotel is 30 minutes from Pisa airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
Classic Twin Room
Max 2 adults
Located on the first and second floors and at the back of the hotel without a view, these rooms are much quieter than the sea view rooms. They feature either twin beds or a double bed.
Twin Side Sea View Room
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.
Twin Front Sea View Room
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).
Twin Front Sea View and Balcony Room
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.
Early Booking Discount
10% Early booking discount for stays of 3 nights or more completed between 01 April - 31 October 2022 booked by 31 January 2022.
Free Night Offer
1 free night for stays of 7 nights or more completed between 18 September - 31 October 2021, 01 April - 07 May 2022 and 24 September - 31 October 2022.
Based on 1595 traveller reviews
90% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ A STATELY - HOME HOLIDAY !
Sep 02 2021
I 've just returned from a 17 -day holiday in this magnificent hotel. After 18 months of being unable to see my family in London I booked on the basis of B.W. reputation for quality and the...
I 've just returned from a 17 -day holiday in this magnificent hotel. After 18 months of being unable to see my family in London I booked on the basis of B.W. reputation for quality and the Royal Viareggio's history. I could not have chosen better: stepping inside one had the immediate atmosphere of many British Mansions & Palaces ( some made famous in T.V. series ) quiet, spacious elegant surroundings, with historical charm but modern comfort. I discovered gradually all its assets : efficient, polite and friendly staff who went out of their way to make everything perfect, a beautiful large well- kept garden with huge trees affording shade, swinging & relaxing chairs, an enormous pool with sun-beds , a pool bar for drinks & lunch and a front terrace bar open from early evening. Air conditioning, fridge drinks & T,V, in the bedrooms made the extremely hot days bearable . Perfect room cleaning with towels changed daily. For breakfast there was a very large choice as too for 4-course dinner , changed daily.. Some evenings soft live music accompanied the meal. A truly exceptional holiday with money well-spent !
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“ Lovely mini trip
seajac, Ardee, Ireland
Aug 09 2021
Exterior hotel look very grand . We organised airport transfer through the hotel which was great. Reception looks lovely . Our bedroom overlook the sea and had a small balcony . The first thing that...
Exterior hotel look very grand . We organised airport transfer through the hotel which was great. Reception looks lovely . Our bedroom overlook the sea and had a small balcony . The first thing that came through my head it reminded me of a convent/boarding school . The bed was very comfortable . Toiletries good quality shower on a small side. Breakfast was lovely catered well for gluten free but would have like fresh fruit juices . We went half board great choices except for gluten free desserts which I???m not fond of chocolate desserts .
Pool was lovely .
We thought the beach couch or was for one visit didn???t realise we could use it every day until I got my bill .
At the end of the day we chosen a very good hotel in the area .
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