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“Worst hotel I have ever stayed in” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Medici
Via Venzia 11/B, 51016 Montecatini Terme, Italy   |  
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Ranked #70 of 108 Hotels in Montecatini Terme
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Worst hotel I have ever stayed in”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I didn't expect that I could come across such a bad hotel in Italy. I was told that this is a 3 star hotel, but it looked and felt more like a roadside motel...

To sum up my experience - the room was dirty (stained and worn out carpeting, smelly and poorly cleaned bathroom, dirty walls), poorly lit (the room had only one table lamp!), and desperately needed repair (handles on the closets were broken). The walls were thin and I could hear pretty clearly the conversation that people had in the other room. On top of it, the personnel was rude...

I would not recommend anyone to stay there. It might really spoil your impression from beautiful Tuscany and Italy!

BTW, beware that the same staff manages hotels Redi and Palladio across the street!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Corpus Christi, Texas
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

This hotel is managed by the same folks that manage the hotel across the street. Our room was standard budget quality with a nice, large, balcony with table and chairs. Breakfast was not anything to write home about with small assortment of breads and cereals. Yogurt included and some sliced meats and cheese. Dinner in the hotel was nothing special...make a short walk down the street for much better options. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Word of warning. Many young people in the hotel as school groups from across Europe and the states us this hotel and the late night antics can be a problem. AC went out one night and was not fixed nor were we given a different room as hotel was fully booked. Cheap wi-fi. Decent hotel for the budget minded traveler.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2008

This is a clean and friendly hotel, inexpensive, so short on luxuries. Our room was tiny but did have air con. which was appreciated in the heat wave. Staff are helpful and friendly, especially the lady serving breakfast! Breakfast was disappointing; bread rolls, cheese and ham, no fruit or yoghurt. Rather stale cereals and warmed up, watered down milk.
The town is pretty and convenient for visiting sights including Florence, Lucca and the coast. Train travel was very cheap and reliable. There is a lot to see and do in the area, we were there 10 days and weren't short of things to do.

  • Liked — convenient location
  • Disliked — breakfast
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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England
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2006

We stayed in a room on the side of the hotel with a balcony .

The room is small but lovely furnished the bathroom was very small and the toliet was next to the shower which Im not sure I liked .The rooms have been modernised I understand

The foyer is small and the desk was only manned on one occasion the people across the road in Hotel Granduca di Leopaldo Hotel recpetion seem to look after the hotel. The room walls are quite thin and you can hear the shower next door

The hotel has a rooftop terrace with wonderful views and loungers up there , the pool is cleaned daily and we had it to ourselves which was nice . there are balconies overlooking the pool .

There was a group of schoolchilren staying one night in the hotel upstairs

The room had no safe or minibar ...we kept our vauluables locked in our cases

it is a 5 minute walk from the motecatini terme train station adn 5 mins from the main centre.

Breakfast was served daily in the hotel Granduca di Leopoldo hotel across the road . The staff there are very friendly and you only have to ask for anything and they quickly help you

We had continental breakfast , croissants, lovely cappucino, there was yoghurts , ham cheese , rolls , boiled eggs ..go to breakfast 7-730am or 820pm to 9am to avoid the school party children that stay in this hotel, they also hang around the hotel at night ..We were out at night so it didnt bother us

I would definatley stay at this hotel again it was good value for money!!!! and a great base to explore Florence and Pisa

Great friendly staff!

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Venzia 11/B, 51016 Montecatini Terme, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pistoia > Montecatini Terme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #70 of 108 Hotels in Montecatini Terme
Number of rooms: 39
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