I was expecting more for the price that we paid. Our room was adequate, nothing more. The kids couldn't get to the bathroom without passing though our room. The aircon didn't really function in their room either, the vent was too small.
On arriving we found that the desk was broken, the hairdyer was broken, the minibar was empty and the TV remote was broken. To be fair to the hotel, they fixed all these things the very next morning, but really things like this should be checked regularly.
Having only one lift serving the seven floors of the tower leads to a lot of waiting around, especially during the day when the cleaning staff are using it to bus clean sheets and towels between floors.
I got the feeling that non-Italians don't stay here very often, there was little in the way of a welcome pack, no hints on whether we needed to take towels to the beach/pools, no mention that beach sunbeds needed be reserved for the week not just on the day, no explanation of the booking system for the second restaurant.
The pools themselves were great, I like the idea of having a separate pool for adults. Good facilities and very clean.
Food at the pool bar and on the beach was quite reasonable for lunch, but we weren't particularly impressed with the main restaurant for dinner and the breakfasts were, frankly, very poor. Lots of cheap stuff, old fruit, very poor coffee and a weird fluorescent "juice".
Wifi - forget it. Unless you sit in the lobby directly under the router, the service is appallingly slow and drops frequently.
Don't use the kids' club. It is badly organised. I found my son wandering in the (public) forest when they were supposed to be looking after him. Shocking to think what could have happened, we were very lucky that I bumped into him by chance. This happened early in our stay and the hotel staff were very apologetic of course but obviously the damage was done and we couldn't think of using it again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For those loving tranquillity and nature Hotel Marinetta is the ideal choice. The rooms are cool and luminous, surrounded by a lush park with flowers, pines and plants typical of the Mediterranean vegetation. Alls rooms are equipped with all conforts. Some of them offer a view on the tuscan islands, to the Elba island and on a clair day even to the Corsica. The restaurants poolfront, completely renewed, serve fine menus of our traditional cuisine, accompanied by a selected winelist with the best labels of tuscan wineyard's production. At the Hotel Marinetta the work is mixed with a very beautiful natural landscape, a peaceful oasis at a spitting distance from the beach. Our halls are equipped with the main advanced technologies and our staff will be pleased to assist you in organizing everything, from the small meeting to the more important conference. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Marinetta Marina Di Bibbona, Italy - Tuscany