We stayed at this hotel as part of an Albatross Tour in September 2012.
While I understand that most accommodation in Italy is in older buildings compared to what we are accustomed to this building is in urgent need of a renovation. I had heard that there are renovated rooms on the higher floors but they seem to put the tour groups on the first and second floors that are still shabby.
I appreciate antique style furniture but the decor and furniture in our room had dings, scratches and paint chipped off and was generally run down. The beds are awful - you lie on the mattress and you sink into the middle and I only weigh 60 kilos. If you didn't have a back problem when you checked in, you'll have it by the time you check-out! This along with the terrible street noise at 2am in the morning makes for a very restless night and hardly any sleep.
To top it off, Luciana the manager was extremely rude one morning at breakfast to one of the other members of our tour group. She verbally abused them just for using the coffee machine!!
Make no mistake - if you stay here with a tour group you will be treated 2nd class compared to the other guests and they will limit the food served at breakfast and dinner. If I wanted roast meat and vegetables every night for dinner I could of stayed at home.
There are plenty of nicer hotels to stay in Tuscany while you are in Italy.
Make sure to take the funicular up to Montecatini Alto - beautiful views and food at the top!!