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“a little gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Franceschi
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via G Galilei, 11, 55042 Forte Dei Marmi, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 43 Hotels in Forte Dei Marmi
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“a little gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

i have been going to forte dei marmi for the past 14 years and have stayed in numerous hotels from 3 to 5 stars...some good and some far from it. my daughter and i were so pleasantly surprised at this lovely 3 star property.
the staff were all genuinely charming and helpful. the rooms were small but recently and tastefully redone as were the bathrooms. there were lovely, lush bathrobes and slippers in the room as well.
it is a short walk to both the beach and the center of town and the have bicycles available as well.
we went to their restaurant, l'orsa maggiore, on the beach one evening and it was superb. the decor, the service and the food were exceptional.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2009

I recently stayed at this hotel with friends having received a very good deal via tripadvisor. While the hotel is immaculate, central to the resort and in a very quiet location with resonably friendly staff the costs of the drinks from the bar shocked me. I have stayed in many three, four and five star hotels (remember this is a three star) but I have never been charged 20 euros for a gin and tonic, while my friend was charged 15 euros for a vodka and coke. There is no bar menu so if you just put the drinks on the room as I normally do, you end up with a v ery scary bill at the end of your holiday. Big tip to the owners of this hotel is to be transparant and have a bar menu. Tip to travellers, dont drink here unless you are happy to spend double the cost of what these drinks would be in town.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2005

With the warmth of a private home, Villa Franceschi in tony Forte dei Marmi is a wonderful spot for a stay. Hotel accommodations are simple but comfortable, public rooms cosy and spacious. The kitchen is good but hotel is only a short two block walk from the excellent Bistrot restaurant. Rates are reasonable making the Franceschi an excellent choice for visitors to this attractive seaside resort.

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Address: Via G Galilei, 11, 55042 Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Forte Dei Marmi
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 43 Hotels in Forte Dei Marmi
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Franceschi 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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