My wife and I were booked, in a party of about 30 persons, to this spa resort hotel in Tuscany as a last minute change following problems with another hotel in the resort.
The hotel has only been open for this summer and they were no doubt happy to increase their occupancy.
The hotel is conveniently located almost in the centre of this spa resort and we were warmly welcomed and without exception were made to feel wanted. Smiling faces and helpful attitudes was very much the order of each of the seven days we were there, and that included a very late group arrival and an even earlier (3:30 am) group departure. We were on half board terms but, this did not include the hotel health and beauty facilities which were available as an on charge.
The meals were excellent in quantity and quality. Breakfast offered fresh boiled eggs and bacon and scrambled eggs as well as every imaginable bread, cheese, cold meats, fruit etc. Guests had use of an outside pool and very comfortable terrace sitting area. Drinks were available at normal hours from a well stocked bar although one sometimes had to go into the hotel to order.
Less satisfactory was the bedroom furniture. Trendy design seems to have taken precedence over usefulness. Electric window curtains, bare white walls, complicated light switching as well as a large flat screen TV emphasised the trendiness but, no drawers for clothes and no dressing table for make up. High power squirt you everywhere shower, but no where to hang a robe and no where to sit except the loo in the bathroom. Another design failing was that our coach was unable to negotiate the narrow twisty entrance and we had to drag cases up and down quite a steep slope.
But, on balance, we had a pleasant, comfortable time in the Grand Hotel Admiral Palace and with only minor reservations would not hesitate to recommend to any one wishing to visit that part of Tuscany.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Chianciano Terme