We enjoyed almost everything about our holiday, the trips (Although very expensive) the hotel staff were the best we have ever experienced, the coach driver took care and drove to a high standard of safety and skill, the Travelsphere representative was First class. The well being centre was Superb!
The food however was very poor!
Reconstituted and recycled.
We understand that we get what we pay for but really, the same old appalling tired starter in the evening, that poor miserable salad. We had fish once that was not cooked through properly. It was uneatable. On the Friday the Roast lamb was a disgrace. You wouldn't feed it to a dog.
Over salted soups & pastas and other dishes, far too salty making them uneatable. Which in turn meant we had to eat additional meals out because we were still hungry and sometimes went to bed hungry.
An out of order coffee machine all week, so stupid and unnecessary queuing occurred all week at breakfast, and that disgusting over-sweetened condensed so-called fruit juice.
A real joke.
Travelsphere promote a cuisine experience in Italy. It was not.
The food was very bad for the 1st 3-4 days, and everyone on our table complained (to each other), and then it seemed to gradually get better during the last 4 days, to the point that the last 2 days were very good, and everyone seemed to forget their bravado of how they were going to complain when they got home. It was uncanny. Someone suggested that it was a deliberate ploy. That's maybe taking things too far, but it was strange.
Drop the 5 and on 1 occasion 6 courses! Have a good starter, and main course, oh and get some vegetables with the meat course, and a nice sweet. That would have been far more impressive not to mention satisfying.
Hotel staff the best! Go room only, and eat out!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Villa Ricci Hotel, located at Chianciano terme, is the perfect solution for your vacancy or business trip.The Mencarelli family welcomes you since three generations trying to make your stay an unforgettable experience.Close to the historic city centre and the Chianciano Spas you could spend your holiday in our spa treatment centre, use one of the three conference rooms for your business time and taste the best dishes of Tuscan and national cuisine.The ideal place to regenerate body, mind and spirit enjoying a wonderful landscape in the Tuscan countryside.The rooms are furnished with all comforts and free wi-fi connection.We look forward to welcoming you! ... more less
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