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“A relaxing Home away from Home” 4 of 5 stars
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Columbia Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   19 Corso Roma | Montecatini Terme, 51016 Montecatini Terme, Italy   |  
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Ranked #9 of 109 Hotels in Montecatini Terme
East Gwillimbury, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A relaxing Home away from Home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Columbia is a delightful hotel in Montecatini where myself & my travel companion felt relaxed and comfortable at the end of each day of our stay. Nice little outside cafe area to meet with fellow travellers and watch the passers by just out the front entrance. Also serves as a small bar area.

Staff was courteous and helpful (with a little patience on trying to get the idea and/or query across the language barrier :))

Premises were clean and kept that way.

Dinner at the top floor restaurant was a bit disappointing, but acceptable.

Included Breakfasts were very good with lots of selection - the sweets were overwhelming but others didn't hesitate. My idea of breakfast is fruit & cereal......

The only minus is that the hotel has no pool. Their sister property nearby does though and it can be used.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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luca m, Proprietario at Columbia Hotel, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear Groupswom,

thank you very much for the time you used to write your comments. Your feedback found us very happy; above all, we are glad you felt relaxed at the end of each day of your stay. Thank you very much also for your words regarding dinner and we will strive to improve here too.
So, we are waiting for you another time in our beautiful Tuscany and Montecatini Terme, small but pretty and very nice town.
Best regards

Mariotti Luca
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Lymington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We recently stayed here for 7 nights as part of our holiday with Newmarket Holidays. Luckily our room was all white (not the garish colours on their website). The bed was huge and very comfortable. The wardrobe space was adequate with a lot of hangers. The shower room was smart. and the shower was excellent. The chambermaids did a good job because the room was kept very clean. We didn't eat in the hotel apart from breakfast. I am a tea drinker - however the rest of our party said that the coffee was awful - which seems strange in Italy. There was a large buffet . We stuck to cereals and muesli. We ate out every night and loved the central location of the hotel. Montecatini Terme is quite lively at night - we didn't experience any trouble, it was just noisy. We had to sleep with the window open because the air conditioning was too loud. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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luca m, Proprietario at Columbia Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear LezahSway,

many thanks for the time to leave us your feedback. We are very glad you had a good stay at Columbia Wellness & spa and above all, we are very happy you appreciated our wonderful rooms. Hope to see you again in Montecatini Terme , our beautiful, small but pretty Tuscany city.
Kindest regards

Mariotti Luca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed the 'Fuga Terme Plus' package which treated us to a nights accomodation in a beautiful, spacious room, delicious 4 course dinner, buffet breakfast and complete entry into the spa and wellness centre.
I cannot speak highly enough of Hotel Columbia. The staff was polite and cheerful, food was fantastic and the spa was relaxing and just what we needed.
For everything that was included in the package the price was most reasonable. I would highly recommend this hotel to anybody interested in staying in Montecatini Terme.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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luca m, Proprietario at Columbia Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Dear Fiorentin,

Thank you very much for your feedback.It is a pleasure to read you have had a very good stay at Columbia Wellness & Spa.
We appreciated your satisfaction about spa, dinner , breakfast; but above all, we are very happy you noticed, our staff was professional, polite and cheerful.
So, we are waiting for you another time!
Kindest Regards

Mariotti Luca
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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

What a beautiful little town. The Columbia Hotel was a very pleasing spot. At first when we all walked into our rooms we thought we were in a old time bordello. The rooms were red, black and white. Very neat, clean and the employee's could not do enough for us. They had wonderful breakfast buffet's, a little bit of everything for everyone.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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luca m, Proprietario at Columbia Hotel, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
Dear Fran N,

thank you very much for your review,
thank you for the staff compliments and for explaining in a very nice way, your appreciation for modern style room.
We appreciated your comments about breakfast buffet; and yes we have a little bit of everything for everyone.
So, we are waiting for another time in our wonderful Tuscany and Montecatini Terme.
Best regards

Mariotti Luca
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed at the hotel. The staff was very kind. Breakfast good with a great choice. Location in center very convenient. The spa is very small and not recommendable. Rooms were nice.
We made wonderful trips to Toscana the whole area is very nice

Room Tip: There is no swimming pool and no fitness center
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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luca m, Direttore generale at Columbia Hotel, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Dear Chaja T,

thank you very much for your review. Thank you very much for you compliments about our very good breakfast and above all about staff. Sure, we will report your compliments.
Best regards

Mariotti Luca
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The hotel ir situated in the heart of the town with easy access to the station and local bars and restaurants. The hotel is shadowed by the beautiful tuscan hills and trees and a great view of Montecatini Alto can be had from the 5th floor restaurant.

Arrival. The staff were very helpful and spoke very good English , check in was informative , quick and easy. The reception area was beautiful and tastefully decorated in a boutique style.

Room
The room was very tasteful however without light or a view ( 202 ) Unless you like to see a ramshackle style next door premises . There wasn't any air condition as I could see , just fans , however I may be wrong. The bathroom was really nice with a big spa bath and tasteful decoration and lots of mirrors.

The Spa
I was disappointed with the spa, it had the usual amenities but the water was not sanitised correctly as you could see the discolour in the water and also smell it wasn't correct and it was slightly slimy . having my own pool at home I am very aware of what the water should be like so I reported this and in fairness it was taken seriously and a promise to call the maintenance company was made.

Out and About

Well what can I say , what a beautiful country , the hills and scenery were awesome and you MUST take a trip up to Montecatini Alto and see the views from there. We found a fantastic restaruant in the square there called CASA GALA . The food, ambience and service could not have been better . We had a hire car so went Florence ( Spelt Fiorenze on the map) Pisa which was great and my favourite place was called Lucca. The buildings, shops and cafes there were perfect . In fact we ate at a place called PUCCINI . It's adjacent to the Puccini museum and of the main roads, it's quiet, relaxing and the food was not only great value but the service and food could not have been better .

Summary

Should you go to Tuscany . YES YES YES . The Columbia ? Why not it's really nice although there are lots of other hotels in the area . It was my first time in Italy , Iv'e been all over Europe and I think Italy is my favourite country now . A mixture of scenery , history , ease of transport , the people , the food and most important the Chianti !

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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luca m, Proprietario at Columbia Hotel, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Dear Holidaysl,

thank you very much for your feedback. We appreciated it with great pleasure.
So, we are waiting for you another time in our beautifull Montecatini Terme and Tuscany
Best Regards

Mariotti Luca
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Modena, Italy
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The structure is in a very good location and it must have been refurbished recently: the room we had was spacious and the spa was clean and functional. The view from the restaurant was enjoyable, they made a real effort to cope with my gluten free diet. In general the food was average but the breakfast was a real hit!!! the hotel personnel were kind and accomodating.
We had a very relaxing time and we would recommend to others.

Room Tip: we had a room in the corner and it was spacious and quiet
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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frittella1, Proprietario at Columbia Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Dear rossijarr,

We are very glad to hear that you had a very good experience at Columbia Wellness & Spa. Many thanks, also, for your feedback regarding the location, the restaurant ( yes, the view is very enjoyable ), the food , the breakfast and above all, you appreciated our new furniture.
Thank you for the time you took to let us know. We really care about the feedback our guest can provide us with and we use it to improve.
We Hope you will come to visit us again!

Kindest Regards

Mariotti Luca
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Additional Information about Columbia Hotel

Address: 19 Corso Roma | Montecatini Terme, 51016 Montecatini Terme, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pistoia > Montecatini Terme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Montecatini Terme
#6 Luxury Hotel in Montecatini Terme
#6 Romantic Hotel in Montecatini Terme
#10 Business Hotel in Montecatini Terme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Columbia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exclusive four-star hotel with a Wellness Centre dedicated to its own guests. The hotel is situated in a very central position, in one of the most famous Shopping street in the hearth of Montecatini Terme fashion. Montecatini Terme, famous all over the world, is the ideal place for your relax and for a regenerating vacation. It's besides near to the most beautiful Tuscan art cities: Florence,Pisa,Siena,Lucca;all attainable in a few minutes driving.Hotel Columbia Wellness & spa offers a small but painstaking Wellness Area that offers you a range of aesthetic treatments aimed to maintain the perfect psycho-physical shape. Ground floor, 200 sqm : “Emotional Time” : colour-therapy steam bath, KNEIPP course , emotional shower with aroma-therapy, tropical therapy, Relax time in Thepidarium, Relax in Calidarium , Sauna e Jacuzzi.plus news’ ! HYDRO small swimming-pool Salt water and thalossotherapy , back Hydro, , “ millebolle “ Gayser , Hydro bed , chromotherapy First floor , 75 sqm “OCEAN, EVASION “ ! : Rasul bath , Salt Cave , sauna and relax area with chromotherapy, music-therapy. ... more   less 
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