We decided to change our plans a bit whilst in Italy and my husband had wanted to stay down by the coast for a couple of days before we needed to head back to Siena. We chose this hotel because the photos of the hotel and of the views were amazing. And sea views are. But that is pretty much where the beauty stops. The pool does look beautiful but it was too cold to go in, and the heater on the jacuzzi didn't work. When I asked about it, I strange look with a slight laugh about it. The room was teeny tiny. I felt like we were bathing in the sink the shower is so small. When we were taken to our room the windows (without screens) were wide open. It was nice to have so much natural light and fresh air, however, it was dusk and mosquitos were everywhere. We killed seven before going downstairs for dinner and we still woke up covered in bites, and I had a rash all over my back. The food in the restaurant was actually quite good (we only ate there for dinner, as when we went downstairs to eat breakfast at 9 am, they had already put everything away even though it was supposed to be out until 10 am). The bed is much harder than most of the other beds we slept in in Italy, and it was two twins pushed together (common) but the seem down the middle was rough. And you can hear EVERYTHING that is going on at the hotel. Your neighbors, the people walking upstairs or down your hall. I mean everything. The next morning we requested to leave early due to the excessive mosquito bites and the terrible noise. She said that she couldn't refund the night because she had to to turn people away (but I checked prior to checking out because I had a suspicion they would do this) and there was plenty of rooms available. We have never left early from a hotel. It was that awful. It's sad, there is so much potential here. A company needs to come in and make it a chic boutique hotel, easily could be a 5 star place if modern niceties and upgrades were done - or even tending to the overgrown plants. I have given it a 2 instead of a 1, because the dinner was good, and the view is beautiful. But if you don't want mosquitos bites all over yourself and you value at least a decent night's sleep, don't bother.
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