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“An ideal base for touring Tuscany” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Plaza/Locanda Maggiore
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza del Popolo 7, 51016 Montecatini Terme, Italy   |  
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Ranked #13 of 109 Hotels in Montecatini Terme
Devon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“An ideal base for touring Tuscany”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Don't stay here if you want modern and minimalistic......it is one of the oldest hotels in Montecatini and has lots of character. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the food too.
Swimming pool area quite small but kept clean.
An ideal base for exploring Tuscany. We stayed on a Cosmos Touring holiday and everyone seemed to enjoy it.
You must try Gambrinus bar just down the road. Great cocktails and they often have live music.

Room Tip: We overlooked the main square and although very busy at night the noise didn't go on too late...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • 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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Arica, Chile
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I stayed at the Hotel Plaza with my family and we all enjoyed it very much. It was so charming. I would like to thank all the staff, so nice and helpful everytime we needed them. Hope to see you very soon again, in our next travel to Italy. Thank you very much. Miguel Vezanes.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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East Linton
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This hotel has character and does not suffer from the blandness of some chain hotels. It is comfortable and the staff are excellent - always friendly and attentive. The room was fine and had a good view over the front of the hotel. My only complaint? Powdered scrambled egg for breakfast - not nice!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Brasov, Romania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I have been several time at Grand Plaza Hotel in Montecatini and I always found an excellent and warm hospitality due to the high professional standard of the owners.
The room where I've stayed last time was excellent and the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.
I can highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to experience Italian hospitality at its best.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montrose, Colorado
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Hotel was very nice and very clean BUT was very noisy! There was a band with a singer outside our room all 3 nights( a Friday,Sat and Sunday)that we stayed. The band was done by 11 or so but the revelry on Sat night went on until after 2am so be sure you take earplugs along. Food was not too great(eggs for breakfast runny and bacon undercooked). Internet was free which was very nice. It worked in our room on 1st floor but not in my sisters room on 2nd floor (had to go to lobby). Location is good-you can walk from train station to hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Stayed here in October , hotel is in a central location just under 10 minuteswalk from train station if you want to go to Florence and surrounding area. Typical Italian hotel has an old world charm. The staff were excellent from reception to house keeping who kept our room spotless , restaurant food was ok but we would have preferred more of italian cuisine , good waiters.
Only minus was that our room faced a nightclub of sorts and the music seemed to go on into the early hours, sleep quality was affected.

Room Tip: we were in room 204 which faced the nightclub and was therefor noisy at night
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Stayed for a week recently, half board, as part of an Irish/Scottish tour group. Nice old hotel with lots of character but totally unlike any of the modern chain type hotels many people are now accustomed to. Breakfast & dinner were both fine, the choice was limited but there were a number of local restaurants nearby, at a reasonable price, if you wanted a change. Our bedroom was spacious & comfortable with a decent sized bathroom but there were a few "grumbles" from some of the other guests as it seems the standard of the bedrooms is variable. We were at the front of the hotel which could be noisy at night but usually got quiet around 11.30pm, Its a beautiful town & the staff in the hotel, the nearby bars & restaurants were all very nice. The bar area is badly in need of an upgrade & some of the corridors are a bit tired but this has to be offset by the overall feel of the hotel which we found most relaxing.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front , while possibly noisier, seem to be more spacious.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Piazza del Popolo 7, 51016 Montecatini Terme, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pistoia > Montecatini Terme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Montecatini Terme
#5 Romantic Hotel in Montecatini Terme
#7 Luxury Hotel in Montecatini Terme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Plaza/Locanda Maggiore 4*
Number of rooms: 97
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