Montecatini Terme is at heart a grand spa resort, spa in the real sense of the word of taking the "waters". The Grand Hotel & La Pace is clearly not a modern hotel and does not set out to give you that impression. It's charm like its history is based in the past, no glass and concrete to be seen here just very big stateroom type accommodation for dining and lounging and for Italy - some quite large bedrooms. Yes its old fashioned and that's the charm - as seen in many other reviews there are people like Giuliano in reception and Mario who are the friendly faces, but I found all the staff polite. The room I had was comfortable, a balcony was available as a little bonus. Breakfast was a buffet style with an a la carte menu in support, the buffet at the pool was extensive and at diner the menu again was a la carte. The food was excellent, breakfast was a little "samey" but nothing new there. If you are looking for the Ritz or similar do not come here, but if you are looking for some grand surroundings with a charm distinctly of its time and place then you should not be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beautiful property,built in 1870 in Liberty architectural style, is located in the heart of Tuscany, few miles from Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena and the seaside. Close to Florence and Pisa International Airports and a few steps from Railway station. The hotel features a great heated (28°C)outdoor swimming pool(seasonal),a Tennis clay court,both free of charge, a modern style SPA with Wet Area (a heated pool with Jacuzzi corner, the ancient Rasul bathing ritual and relaxation area),regenerative and anti-age treatment, holistic programmes, massage and remise en forme) and the enchanting SPA SUITE, a private corner with jacuzzi, rasul and relaxing area. Member of the Montecatini International Golf course (special discount for green fee available). Private park of 20.000 sqm. Private parking lot. Buffet lunch by the pool and candle light dinner with piano music in the Patio ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel And La Pace
- Grand Hotel La Pace
- Grand Hotel Montecatini Terme