I stayed here with my boyfriend for 6 nights and had an unforgettable time. Our room was nicely decorated and quite spacious, the bathroom was fairly big and we even had our own shaded terrace-balcony facing one of the olive groves which we used when we wanted to get out of the sun. The bed was very comfortable, but slippers were needed as the red floor kept painting the soles of our feet!
We couldn't fault the hotel staff - Emilio and the others were all friendly and as attentive as they could be even during busy periods of the day. It was really nice to see Daniela the owner most days, and to receive a free bottle of the estates home made olive oil upon arrival. The staff were particularly accommodating at the poolside, coming to take drinks and food orders.
The breakfast choice was vast - a buffet of cereal, croissants, ham, cheese and a lot of cakes! The hot chocolate is delicious too. We ate in the restaurant in the evening twice - the food was slow to arrive but on a starry evening sat outside it's nice not to feel waiters hovering over you!
The grounds are beautiful - olive groves surrounding the three buildings. We explored further down the hillside when one of the groundsmen was feeding the animals (a collection of geese, pigs, goats, horses, donkeys and chickens) and he helped us spot the wild boar they keep which like to stick to the shadows.
Tenuta La Bandita is a perfect place to take life easy - reading in the hammocks, relaxing by the pool and having long meals outdoors. Make sure you have a hire car though if you want to explore the neighbouring towns.
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- Also Known As:
- Tenuta La Bandita Hotel Livorno
- Tenuta La Bandita Italy/Sassetta