Posted May 7, 2014
Montecatini Terme has plenty of good quality 'genteel' hotels reflecting it's history as a spa town. I booked Hotel Astoria because of the exceptionally good rate offered over the May holiday, fully expecting a downside on arrival - and found there wasn't any! The Astoria is a faultless 4 star hotel with some plus points over other hotels in Montecatini I've stayed in, although I hasten to add I've been delighted with them all bar one.
The hotel has a peaceful location in the park but only 'due passi' from the centre, the large garden/pool area is restful and catches the sun all day, and the rooms have usable balconies with views of the surrounding hills.
A two night stop-over extended into a six day chill-out.