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Hotel President
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Morin, 65, 55042 Forte Dei Marmi, Italy   |  
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Ranked #39 of 43 hotels in Forte Dei Marmi
New York Mills, Minnesota
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“Nice with considerations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Overall of Hotel President looks so nice but I had some bad and good experiences there so let's share...
- Our room is really big, the bathroom as well but they forgot to gave us any shampoo and conditioner for our hair.
- All meals there were fantastic. Many kinds of food for breakfast and lots of set menu for dinner. But please note that the hotel may charge you for little things you order with overpriced. Then you may surprise when they give you a bill.
- The hotel provides you the bicycles for looking around Forte De Marmi but almost of it seem malfunctioned and nothing lock. For our trip, we used just 1 lock for 3 bicycles so I thought that weird.
- For using wifi connection, the hotel provided us as complementary but we had to redeem every hour.
- As previous comment said, the elevator was so small. You cannot put your big luggage over there. Sometimes, it didn’t work well, even you press any number level but it was nothing.
- Anyway, we loved its atmosphere and friendly staffs who always gave us smiles especially in the hotel restaurant. :) Moreover, the gardener there was fantastic. He could make many interesting things including being the bartender.

Room Tip: - The room with Balcony is a valuable. - Please ask the reception for many hours for wifi connectio...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alessandro B, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel President, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear Madam,
thank you very much for taking the time to share your review.We are glad you were satisfied with your room, our food and our restaurant service. Our hotel staff works really hard to make our guests'stay great so we are really happy you apprecciate our commitment.Rigt now we are modernizing our internet system and if you decide to stay at our hotel next year we are sure you'll appreciate we will have fixed our wi fi problems.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Milan, Italy
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11 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

It is a stylish 4 star hotel, with inresting design and it has a lot of pieces of art- like modern pictures and statuettes. Nice for italian hotels breakfast, nice and well-groomed garden, the seaside is not far.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2007

We stayed at the President for 4 nights as part of a group touring Tuscany. The presence of only one small lift proved a problem on our arrival when it came to conveying the baggage of some 40 people to their rooms and caused a consequential delay, The bedrooms were spotlessly clean, spacious and well furnished. The bathrooms were similarly proportioned and well appointed. In this respect the President lived up to its 4 star status.
The restaurant,however, was in a different league. The standard of food for all four nights was mediocre lacking in both quality and on one particular occasion quantity. There was an almost complete absence of vegetables to help supplement the meat/fish course and provide a varied diet. The only exceptions to this were on one day peas appeared and on another something that looked like a potato puree appeared on the plates. At no time was any fruit provided, very sad considering that this was Italy in September. The wine list was shambolic, consisting of a choice of 2 either red or white. No mention was made of the variety of grape or the region of production. They were priced at 14/15 euros and therefore did not really warrant the risk of trying one.
The choice at the breakfast buffet was limited, no sign of decent bread, eggs or a toaster. On the first morning as no edible bread was available I opted for a sweet croissant, on biting into it I found my mouth was full of hair that had been contained within the pastry base. On extricating said hair I found 4 hairs of about 8" in length, black and presumably of human orgiin. Not a pleasant experience. I asked the tour guide to represent my complaint to the management. That evening the Assistant Manager whilst apolgising compounded the situation "saying that the hairs were not his as his hair was short". When I tried to elucidate from him as to how this situation could have arisen, he shrugged his shoulders, turned his back and walked away. Yes, Basil Fawlty is alive and welll
Maybe I was unfortunate but I would strongly advise anyone to give the President a wide berth. There are plenty of other hotels in Forti dei Marmi.

  • Liked — Bedroom/bathroom
  • Disliked — Food
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2006

Hotel President is a very beautiful hotel. The rooms are good, the bathroom is very large and very comfortable. The food is of a very good quality and the service is very stylisch.
At the reception you offen find the manager, who is not so friendly and will hold some things behind. They tell you that there is a beach of the hotel but they "forget" to tell that you have to pay 25 € a day. The rooms with a terrace are the best.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2006

The President is quite lovely - understated and chic (in its own quiet way). It has very nice, if small, grounds and the reception area is very 60's/70's Italian at its best. It is best used as a base - if you want a living-in hotel, do not go to President. It's about 50m from the beach - but do not use the hotel's own beach (which, like pretty much all other hotel beaches in Forte, costs extra and is a bit dead) - go to Bagno Alaide, run by Beppe and Argentina (a quaint but powerful partnership), about 300m north from the hotel. At the hotel, ask for a terrace - rooms 105, 106 and 107 will do the trick. The staff is pleasant, in a slightly formal, mid-century, Italian way. No wonder, these are Marmiensi, inhabitants of one of the world's most graceful and beautiful places (but, culture-seekers, the town is an early 20th century development, so it's a monument to straight lines and low level, non-Gothic, purity). The food at the President is basic. Do bed and breakfast and, for dinner, go out - to Bistrot on the coast road (+39 0584 89879), to Cervo Bianco (at the north end of the town), to Il Boccancino immediately south of the square which houses 'Il Fortino', the 'Forte' in FdM. Furher afield, a must-do meal is at L'Enotecca Marcucci in Pietrasanta, the town which gave birth to FdM - +39 0584 791692 - its a Eur20 cab-ride and worth every euro-cent. There is a Michelin-starred restaurant in town too - Lorenzo, which is perfectly fine and all that but soulless. Where ever you coose to stay, please, please, do not go to the Augustus - a testament to the triumph of price over quality.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Viale Morin, 65, 55042 Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Forte Dei Marmi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 43 hotels in Forte Dei Marmi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel President 4*
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