Our trips to Tuscany and The Marinetta were so enjoyable on the previous occasions that we came again. Says it all really! This is quite simply a great hotel to stay.
Most of this is probably confirms my previous review last year. The Marinetta is a light airy modern hotel set in it's own extensive gardens adjoining the pinewoods, and close to it's own private beach. The helpful staff are generally English speaking, and the atmosphere they create is friendly, informal, and relaxed… exactly what you want.
Even a fussy eater like myself found the Mediterranean food excellent and undoubtedly healthy. There’s a very good and comprehensive buffet breakfast to set you up in the morning. We had half board, and the evening buffet usually included soup, unlimited salad dishes including lots of roast Mediterranean vegetables, hot cooked meats, fish, pasta, and rice, plus various deserts and fruit.
The bedrooms are clean and modern. The whole place is spotlessly clean.
Poor sleepers like me should find it's quiet location a real benefit. At night you’re more likely to hear an owl than a disco! There's plenty of opportunity to relax by two swimming pools, both with poolside refreshment huts. There's also a glass fronted poolside gym with bikes and other exercise equipment.
The gardens are a delight, and there’s a fun play area for kids set in the gardens.
Other facilities include, a modern bar, wi-fi, and a wellness centre spa with a large Jacuzzi pool, energising showers, sauna, steam rooms, relaxation area… and I believe various treatments and massages are available. Use of the spa is an additional cost.
The beach although narrow, is extensive and just a three minute walk through the pinewoods. You can have a good long walk along the beach. There’s also a rather nice beach side cafe for coffees, ice creams, panninis, and other snacks. The resort itself has two of great ice cream parlours, a supermarket, and a couple of snackeries, and a few other shops. etc. Shopping is limited, and if that’s your thing then you'd need to combine it with a trip. Marina di Bibbona itself is a new-build and should be regarded as a base from which to explore this beautiful region.
To sum up, if you're after a real Tuscan experience this is a great base for getting out into the fantastic countryside and visiting the wonderful historic hilltop towns and villages. In the immediate locality are Bolgheri, Bibbona, and Castagneto Carducci... lovely old places and just a few minutes by car. The less adventurous will find this a perfect location for a beach & pool relaxing type holiday.
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