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“A very acceptable curate's egg of a hotel”

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Grand Hotel Admiral Palace
Ranked #10 of 87 Hotels in Chianciano Terme
Sandwich Kent
1 review
“A very acceptable curate's egg of a hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2007

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.

  • Liked — The food
  • Disliked — Romm facilites
  • Stayed October 2007
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2007

We stayed at this hotel as part of our trip with Riviera Travel. It wasn't the hotel we should have stayed at, but because of a political party conference, we were put here. Fortunately for us ,as it seems that it is one of the best hotels in the area. The rooms are very classy, comfortable and the bathroom was exceptionally good. We had a really lovely jet shower. Apparently,the hotel has only opened this season, or maybe been refurbished this season, but whatever it was a very pleasant stay. I wasn't too struck on the food, although most people seemed to think it was o.k. They certainly like their meat rare. The first night we had slivers of marinated raw beef for the first course, then the third course was steak [very pink] and chips. Lovely if your name in Hannibal !!!!!!!!!!!!!! All in all we had a very nice stay, and I would use this hotel again.

  • Liked — very clean and comfortable
  • Disliked — room was quite small
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Grand Hotel Admiral Palace
Address: Viale Umbria 2, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Chianciano Terme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Chianciano Terme
#3 Spa Hotel in Chianciano Terme
#9 Family Hotel in Chianciano Terme
#11 Romantic Hotel in Chianciano Terme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Admiral Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 111
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