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.
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