We spent 4 nights at the Cappelli in April 2006 as part of a bus tour of Italy. The public rooms were elegant and the bedrooms were spacious. However the bedrooms did not have coffee making facilities, a safe or a working fridge/minibar. Wet towels were simply hung back on the rails rather than replaced. There was a very attractive terrace with a swimming pool and gym. Unfortunately we found the staff to be rather surly and unhelpful and the meals were awful. Breakfast consisted of cornflakes, toast and croissants with fruit juice and coffee. A slab of ham and cheese were provided for non coach party guests but removed when we arrived, as was the meusli. We had booked 2 evening meals. The first consisted of very good home made soup followed by a pork chop, frozen peas and semi liquid instant mashed potatoes. The dessert was a tinned pineapple ring topped with a spoonful of tinned fruit salad. My husband considered it to be the worst meal he had ever been offered in a restaurant.When people complained they were offered fresh fruit or vanilla ice cream. The house wine was charged a e12 a bottle. (By comparison we had a wonderful 4 course lunch at Capa Tosta, Piazza dalla Sala in Pistoia for e9.50, including water and coffee!) The second meal was much better - pasta carbonara, meat stew with green beans and carrots and panacotta for dessert.
However, due to the unpredictability of standards I would hesitate to recommend this hotel.
While Montecatini Terme is an elegant resort, for some reason it was filled with school parties of teenagers who rampaged about the streets shouting every night until the early hours of the morning.
We felt this whole experience reflected badly on the Italian tourist industry which up until now we have found to be first class.
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