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Balena

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Good facilities but rather noisy

We took the basic package which can either be loungers and a parasol on the decking by the swimming... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
HerbertTurbot
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Cambridge UK
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This is an establishment where it's worthwhile to try to strike up a rapport with the staff. It's... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2015
Chrissie W
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5 Aug 2017
“Good facilities but rather noisy”
3 Aug 2017
“Good pools, nice beach”
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Bath house with five pools, beauty SPA
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Via Gustavo Modena snc, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank HerbertTurbot
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank John K
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Nice ocean view, free entry for buying drinks poolside, and free appetizers with drinks at the sushi bar.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Nice restaurant with excellent seafood on the beach, where all is to rent separately if you want, but you have the choice, there are so much beaches; excellent wine and cold beer on the terrace.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Manuela L
Balena V, Responsabile reception at Balena, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2016

Thanks for the positive feedback. We are happy that you had good time .

Reviewed 26 June 2016

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

Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Chrissie W
Reviewed 22 August 2014

This place is overpriced... and then they have a daily rate of 15 E and a weekly rate of 110E. Ask why and they just say take your pick. Would not go here!!

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Hi All, 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

Date of experience: August 2014
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