Posted Oct 3, 2011
Just returned from 5 nights in this hotel. Booked on the Tripadvisor recommendations.
Yes it's one for people with transport, we had a hire car which put the town, Forti dei Marmi and the mountains all in reach.
This hotel and the staff are amongst the best I've experienced. The marble floors and staircases are beautiful.
The room, wooden flooring and walnut furniture were simple but exceptional. The balcony was huge and overlooked the pool. The maids kept it spotless.
The chap maintaining the pool deserves special mention, he never stopped working! the water and the whole area around were always clean.
The catering staff were extremely competent, always there but never obtrusive. The fare simple and enjoyable.
American bar supplied great cocktails (by the pool).
End of season so it felt like our private resort! few little signs of wear (spots of plaster flaking outside) and I hope they do the obvious winter maintenance.
The polite reception staff spoke good English.
The beaches are clean with talcum powder sand and shallow water, I expect you need to book well ahead in season.
Will I return? definitely.
Fortei dei Marmi and Marina de Peitrasanta comprise a large area and are nicely upmarket. Just beware of the areas North (Masa) and South to Viareggio which we drove through. You wouldn't want to stay there!