First of all, I have to say that our stay at La Bandita a few months ago was not too bad. The hotel itself is beautiful and the staff is very kind and welcoming.
Unfortunately though we had a negative fist impression: when we first got there, the owner was smoking in the office and she looked very insecure of herself and almost embarrassed.
As I mentioned, the staff is kind and efficient, but it is immediately clear that they do not have enough people working there, so you see the poor waitresses running around trying to do everything…one really feels sorry for them and wishes they were not so few.
Another thing that I didn’t like at all is that the owner treats her staff very badly. She picked up on a waitress in a really rude and aggressive way, something I find unjustifiable in any case, but especially in front of the clients, as it was in our case!
I also noticed that they have video cameras in some rooms, e.g. in the kitchen and in the offices. I really wonder if that’s legal in Italy. If – as I think – it isn’t legal then I think this should be brought to the attention of the appropriate authorities.
Finally, I’ve always thought of Italy as THE country for good cooking and wonderful eating…well, for sure you don’t get that at La Bandita. You can see there isn’t any care at all and that the implicit idea behind this attitude is that “anything’s good for these tourists”…very disappointing indeed.
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- Also Known As:
- Tenuta La Bandita Hotel Livorno
- Tenuta La Bandita Italy/Sassetta