I stayed here for four nights with my sister as part of a National Holidays coach trip.
Montecatini Terme is usually a base for coach holidays as it is a viewed as an ideal location to access Rome, Pisa and Florence. It is a lovely spa town and I would urge you to explore it as it is quite small, but there is a range of shops and restaurants within walking distance.
Upon entering the hotel I was already suitably impressed by the ‘posh’ looking dining room to the left and the well-presented reception desk to the right.
The staff were friendly enough, but some of them did not speak much English so there was a bit of a language barrier at times, especially if you wanted to query something at the front desk.
Our room was very spacious and the beds were really comfy. There was only a thin sheet on the beds, which was ideal for the hot weather but in case you wanted a bit more warmth, we discovered two large fleece throw overs in the cupboard which used on the first night, as it was slightly cooler than on the other nights.
On first glance the room looks quite basic, as there are two beds, with a desk at the side and a chair, along with a bedside table and a TV. However, there are three doors in front of the beds, which when opened up reveal the rest of the room. Behind the first door was a safe and a fridge which we used to store items we had bought from the nearby supermarkets. There was also four drawers below, but behind the second set of doors to the left we also a had a cupboard, so there was plenty of room to put away our clothes. The bathroom was behind the third door, and it was huge as it was the entire width of our room. The shower had two taps, one hot and one cold, and you had to turn them both on in order to achieve the optimum temperature, but that was easy to adjust. Our room was cleaned on a daily basis but I noticed they usually came in the afternoon rather than the morning to change sheets etc.
The continental breakfast was of a very good standard and I liked the variety. There was toast (only one toaster though), meats, cheese, olives, bread, yoghurts, slices of sponge cake and jam tarts, croissants, cereal and crisp bread, tea, coffee, and fruit juices. On the last two days we were there, boiled eggs and sliced tomatoes and cucumber were also on offer.
As we were a coach party, we were given a set menu for two evenings. The starter was either soup or pasta. The main consisted of meat, potatoes and a salad. The dessert wasn’t your usual affair of stodgy of puddings, and more of a light refreshment. On the first night it was a slice of watermelon and on the second night it was a glass of sherbet.
Overall I had a lovely stay here and me and my sister agreed that the hotel was a highlight of our holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern highrise hotel with mulltilingual staff; situated in town center in park surroundings near the spa; 50 km from PSA Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Ambasciatori Montecatini Terme
- Grand Ambasciatori Hotel Montecatini Terme