This is a good hotel that we recommend to anyone who is average demanding.
My wife and I had a very pleasant stay here for 10 nights, including breakfast and dinner. This hotel offers of lot for a very fair price. It is a family operated hotel and the people are very nice and helpful. The atmosphere is informal.
Buffet breakfast comes with a lot of choices, including rolls, croissants, cookies, juices, dairy product, fresh fruit, tomatoes, cheese, meat, hard boiled (cold) eggs, different sorts of marmalade and other sweet stuff, you name it. Two coffee machines offer a large variety in cafe's and cappuccinos. You can order extra's like baked eggs with ham or bacon. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. but don't rush in because it takes until 8:30 before they are ready to put all the choices on the buffet!
The 3 course diners are of average quality but you get a 3 choices for starter, main course and 2 for dessert. Of course pasta is always one of the starters to choose from :). Quantities are enough for the average eater.
We had an airco unit in the room (very pleasant at 33-34 'C during the day!). The bathroom is small but complete (sink, toilet, bidet, bath). The bath itself is a small sitting-type one. Big people will have difficulties in there. We missed a shelf to put our things upon.
The hotel and the room were kept very clean. We were at the top floor (they have a lift) and the room was a bit noisy. We could very well hear people in next rooms taking a bath f.i. We had a safe in the room but it is too small to put a 10" tablet in it. Luckily the staff was very willing to store the tablet in their own safe at the reception at no charge.
They have a parking underneath the hotel (rate is 10 €/day) that can fit around 8 cars but it is very small so difficult to maneuver a larger car like VW Passat. Parking in the street is 8 €/day but their are 3 parking lots at 5-10 min walk that are for free (fortunately we had no car burglary...).
In front of the hotel there is a terrace with chairs and benches. They also have a small but very nice swimming pool, including comfortable sunbeds and towels. There is not much space around it and in the afternoon the sunny spots are small but not many people use it so we we were well able to enjoy the sun underneath the 3 palm trees!
Everything in Montecatini Terme is at walking distance. The railway station is only a 5-10 minutes walk and it is easy to go to Florence, Pistoia, Lucca or Pisa by trains (most likely with some delay). Siena is also possible but this may take up to 2,5 hours.
With that all said, we look back at a very pleasant stay in the beautiful area of Tuscany!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Reale is an example of a typical Tuscan building, immersed in the tranquility of its garden with secular plants and the comfortable swimming pool provided with hydro-massage. The owners of the hotel have been in the hotel business for three generations. Their management together with the comforts and the modern equipments provided, guarantee the guests a pleasant and relaxing sojourn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Reale Hotel Montecatini Terme