We soon discovered that the hotels in Montecatini are divided in two very distinct categories - expensive tranquil spas and budget priced older hotels that really are just dormitories for tours around Tuscany. Once you get your head round that, the Byron really is a very acceptable base. It's super clean and the staff are delightful and very helpful - I wouldn't have their job in a million years! Yes, the food isn't great - especially if you don't eat meat and the house wine is very rough but there are several decent places to eat out in town or up at Monetcatini Alto. If you fancy a proper coffee in the morning there is a lovely little cafe just over the road, past the wine shop. In April and May you might want to consider asking for a room away from the main road since it seems to be the main route into town for all the Italian teenagers on school trips which means no chance of falling asleep before midnight!