Expensive place to stay so it has to be very good. Sadly fell down on a few things which is why I only gave 4 out of 5. On the plus, great service from the staff most of the time.
Fantastic view from our room which also had a really nice balcony. The sun shone every day when the rest of Italy had rain and clouds, this place seemed to have its own weather system. Drinks are very expensive 9 euros for a small bottle of beer. Basic bottle of red about 40 euros. Small compensation in that the mini bar is inclusive but its not enough. The food is generally excellent however we ate in the Pelligrill one afternoon and it was really average. 45 euros for the mains, per person for fish of the day with a few grilled vegetables is ridiculous. It was not even nice, frankly my local fish and chip shop does a better meal than that! In hindsight I wish I had complained at the time.
The hotel location is really quite isolated and once you are here you tend to stay put. Its a good 3/4 hour walk up and down hills to Porto Ercole.
Room service we like to do a lot but there was not a lot of space in our room for this.
Also no wine or drinks list in the room is a disadvantage.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The elegant five-star hotel, located in Tuscany's Maremma region, was built in the mid-1960s as a love nest for Michael and Patricia Graham and it is today part of The Leading Hotels of the World. The home, called Il Pellicano as a tribute to the first time the couple met at Pelican Point in California, was initially a club for the Grahams' friends, but was subsequently expanded and opened to friends of friends. However, a few things remained the same: the pleasure of feeling at home and the glamorous and slightly retro atmosphere. The hotel's discrete luxury and the still-rugged Tuscan countryside attract the international jet set. Today, the cottages and the central building are suspended between the sky and the sea, with large rooms, windows and terraces where it's unclear where the indoors end and the outdoors begin. There are pathways and stairways, fragrant gardens and discrete corners, a restaurant with one Michelin stars and three Gambero Rosso forks, a heated sea-water swimming pool, a spa with a sea view to soothe both the body and the soul, and for those wanting to take a dip in the Tyrrhenian Sea, a white platform with chaise longue and immaculate parasols. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Il Pellicano Hotel Porto Ercole
- Il Pellicano Porto Ercole