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We took the basic package which can either be loungers and a parasol on the decking by the swimming pools, or the same set-up down on the beach (just a few metres away, and still with access to the pools). We went for the poolside...More
Beaches at Viareggio are private. Balena is more expensive than others because when you pay for a parasol and chairs or sun beds, you also have use of the pools. There is a children's pool, a general pool and two pools divided into lanes. We...More
Did not use the beach facilities, but did take the Pilates and Yoga classes. And my instructor, Brunella, was outstanding. But, I cannot say the same for the physical facility which is in desperate need of refurbishment.
I've never been in a facility less suited...More
We went to Bagno Balena for half a dau with our 6-yearold. It was a pleasure for all of us with plenty of space by the pool, two shallow pools for play and two for swimming. Considering the price I would have expected towels to...More
Whilst staying at a hotel in Viareggio, one of the receptionists recommended this beach to us, as it was nearly opposite the hotel. We were charged 25 Euros for 2 deckchairs (not even sun beds) and a parasol. We were told that we could use...More
Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Rita P
Balena V, Responsabile reception at Balena, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2016
Thanks for your feedback. The new management is working to achieve high quality. Your suggestions are important for us. The price for an umbrella and two deck is 25,00 € in low season. A surcharge may apply for replacement of sunbeds. For the same price...More
This is an establishment where it's worthwhile to try to strike up a rapport with the staff. It's very local - a beautiful place, but don't expect the staff to treat you like royalty unless you treat them well. The fish is very good and...More
I had conducted a lot of research whilst my holiday in Tuscany. we were staying in Lucca and had read alot of reviews on Balena.
after visiting Viareggio and going specifically to Balena I would not recommend it.
the prices are very expensive...More