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“great hotel, disappointing town (Forte Dei Marmi)”

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Raffaelli Park Hotel
Ranked #22 of 45 Hotels in Forte Dei Marmi
Geneva, Switzerland
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“great hotel, disappointing town (Forte Dei Marmi)”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

We stayed here as part of our Italy roadtrip in September 2011. We were considering where we wanted to go to stay for this evening, as we did not make reservations in advance, and decided Forte Dei Marmi sounded nice and interesting - we did not want to immediately go back to Portofino/Santa Margherita, but wanted to nonetheless stay by the sea.

The hotel was great, the service was friendly, the air-conditioning worked fine (had to make sure all windows are 100% closed shut or it doesn't work!) and the breakfast was great, they have a great industrial-grade coffee machine!

As noted in other reviews, one major disappointment is that you need to pay money to use the pool or the private beach. This was especially a disappointment for us because we wanted to quickly swim in the sea for 30 minutes before checking-out after a 1 night stay, and that cost us something like 20.00 EUR each. But if you want a longer beach vacation, you can factor that into the cost and I think it would be OK in that case.

I was very disappointed with Forte Dei Marmi as a location, however. The town really doesn't have any charm like other places we visited in Italy, Portofino/Santa Margherita/Rapallo/Florence/Lucca/etc. It reminded me of an American East-Coast beach resort. The town is full of overpriced shopping outlets with nothing of interest to see, overpriced restaurants that don't meet the standards set by other restaurants in other towns we've visited... really nothing worthwhile, other than seeing Donatella Versace apparently making an appearance at a bar.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay during a roadtrip around Italy, I highly recommend skipping Forte Dei Marmi and going somewhere else. If you are definitely staying at Forte Dei Marmi, however, I definitely recommend this hotel.

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Property: Raffaelli Park Hotel
Address: Via Giuseppe Mazzini 37, 55042 Forte Dei Marmi, Italy (Formerly BEST WESTERN Raffaelli Park Hotel)
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Forte Dei Marmi
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Forte Dei Marmi
#10 Family Hotel in Forte Dei Marmi
#13 Romantic Hotel in Forte Dei Marmi
#14 Luxury Hotel in Forte Dei Marmi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Raffaelli Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Se cercate un hotel in Versilia in cui oltre alla bellezza ed alla varietà del territorio possiate trovare un ambiente tranquillo e confortevole, il Raffaelli Park, albergo 4 stelle a Forte dei Marmi, è la location ideale per voi. Le vacanze presso il nostro hotel in Versilia potranno essere allietate dalle mille attività che vi proporremo nel giardino di quasi 3.000 mq che circonda il BEST WESTERN Raffaelli Park Hotel, con lo sport presso il Raffaelli Country Club con campi da tennis, piscina e palestra Tecnogym, oppure in assoluto relax distesi al sole con la possibilità di affittare ombrelloni e tende presso gli stabilimenti balneari convenzionati, situati a soli 100 mt. dall'albergo. Wifi gratutio in tutto l'hotel. Nella camere oltre al minibar, e alla climatizzazione individuale un ampio TV 32'' è completo del pacchetto Premiun cinema Premium calcio e bambini, oltre a numerosi canali tv stranieri.Dalla primavera all'autunno, è possibile passare piacevoli momenti al Ristorante del Raffaelli Park Hotel "La Taverna Toscana" a Forte dei Marmi, dove gustare succulenti piatti di cucina tipica Toscana ed internazionale, abbinati ad ottimi vini della fornitissima cantina. Il Ristorante a Forte dei Marmi, forte di un'esperienza trentennale offre la possibilità di creare menù dedicati, menù a tema, cene di gala, buffet. Un riguardo particolare per chi ha esigenze dietetiche e menu speciali per "bambini". Grandi case vinicole e molte riserve costituiscono l'ampia varietà di vini offerta dall'albergo. I migliori vini della Toscana sono tutti rappresentati per soddisfare le richieste dei Nostri Ospiti.Gli ospiti dell'Hotel possono usufruire del Ristorante in regime di mezza Pensione, Pensione completa o alla carta. ... more   less 
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