Great location for the centre of Forte and sea front; rooms [some slightly on the small side] are compensated by the overall cleanliness, quality touches, tasteful presentation with understated and restrained décor which is evident throughout the hotel. Two simply furnished and beautifully brick vaulted sitting rooms provide a tranquil setting for reading the provided and eclectic upmarket literature.
Everything in this hotel has been restored faithfully and the marriage of contemporary and historic has been thoughtfully blended
This hotel feels more like a family villa experience rather than a hotel one, and all the better for it.
The omnipresent owners, who obviously run a very tight ship ensure guests are well looked after. Breakfast is a simple but delicious self serve buffet providing a good selection of fresh and local produce including the best eggs I have ever tasted, coffee/tea etc. is served by attentive and friendly staff. The airy dining area looks out onto the small well-tended garden is delightful and meals can be taken al fresco under cover on the terrace. I returned long after evening dinner had finished on two occasions and on wandering into an empty dining room was given a seat and despite my protestations a meal was rustled up in the kitchen by the excellent chef who served me with local dishes including wild rabbit and vegetables. Drinks at the bar did not disappoint either, high end and unusual brand whiskeys were served in large measure in top quality glasses, at exceptionally reasonable prices. The owners read all reviews and take them very seriously so I hope prices don't increase post review!
Don't go to this hotel excepting a chain standard or highly polished sycophantic service, you will be disappointed. However, if you want to stay in a five star villa in the guise of a three star hotel with authentic touches, wholesome professional service with a dash of originality and great value for money then you cant go far wrong here!
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