Grand Hotel Plaza

  • Tuscany & Umbria, Italy, Northern Tuscany & Montecatini

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The Grand Hotel Plaza is one of Montecatini's oldest hotels and it has one of the best locations in the centre of the town, overlooking Piazza del Popolo. A real effort's been made to keep as many of the building's original features as possible, which makes the hotel feel very grand. The traditional style continues throughout in its comfy guest rooms and Tuscan restaurant where you can fill up on regional specialities and some of the best wines in Tuscany.

There's a small pool in the gardens that's nice if you want to spend a few hours relaxing and catching the sun. Or you can head to the nearby thermal pools that Montecatini is known for - just jump on the free hotel shuttle to the Grotta Giusti Thermal Park. If you want to explore more of Tuscany, the station's just a short walk away with regular trains to Florence, Lucca and Pisa. You can even visit the stunning Tuscany Coast in less than two hours.

Transfer time: approx. 50 mins by shared transfer from Pisa airport.

Added value

Free nights available for summer 2021 (min 10 night stay)

Early booking offer available between 01 May - 31 Jul 22 & 01 - 30 Oct 22 (ends 28 Feb 22)

Free nights available for summer 2022 (min 8 night stay)

Honeymoon offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

Two free packed lunches per person (min 7 night stay)

Free daily tea & coffee between 5 - 6pm

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 96
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 10
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €1.40 per person per night is payable locally.

Rooms

Classic Rooms range from 14 - 20m² and sleep up to three people. They have a traditional style with modern amenities including a bath or shower, air conditioning, TV, minibar, Wi-Fi, safe and hairdryer. Some rooms overlook the piazza with local bars and restaurants while others face the internal bar terrace. 

Superior Rooms are more spacious at 18 - 25m² and sleep up to three people. They have the facilities of the classic rooms, plus soft bathrobes and slippers. 

Single Rooms are also available and have a shower. 

Classic Rooms for Single Use are available on request, please call to book. 

Accessibility

Adapted rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
Northern Tuscany & Montecatini

North Tuscany is home to two of Italy’s most famous cities: Florence and Pisa. Here, art galleries, palazzos and Michelin-starred restaurants vie for your attention.

For something a little more laid-back, consider staying in a smaller city. Little Lucca comes ringed by Renaissance walls. Cycle or walk them for long-range views over both the city and Tuscan countryside.

Meanwhile, the thermal waters of Montecatini have been reeling in day trippers since Roman times. Explore the art nouveau Terme Tettuccio before hopping on the oldest funicular in the world. It takes you up to Montecatini Alto – a medieval village with spectacular views of North Tuscany.

Excursions

Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

Sienna & San Gimignano from £79 per person (full day)

Take a guided tour of the medieval town of Siena, visiting the cathedral and the Accademia Musicale Chigiana. In the afternoon, drive through the Chianti hills to explore San Gimignano, a town of towers dating back to the Etruscan period. Here you'll have the chance to try some of the region's best wines, Chianti classico and Vernaccia white wine. 

Departs: Thursdays & Sundays

Florence with the Uffizi Gallery from £79 per person (full day)

Visit the home town of the Medici family, wealthy patrons of the arts. Look out for works by incredible Renaissance artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raphael as you explore Florence on a walking tour with our local guide. You'll have an introduction to the Uffizi Gallery, where you can discover more great works of art.

Departs: Fridays - skip the line Uffizi entrance fees (approx. €20) are payable locally. 

Cinque Terre from £102 per person (full day)

Discover some of the most picturesque seaside villages in the Mediterranean, the Cinque Terre. See the UNESCO protected coastline from the water on a boat trip. Explore the colourful fishing villages of Manarola, Vernazza and Monterosso where you’ll have free time for shopping or even a swim. Don't forget your camera!

Departs: Tuesdays & Saturdays, discounts available for guests aged 65+

Chianti Wine & Vinci from £61 per person (half day)

Visit a family run wine estate for a guided wine tasting with the experts. Try the best Chianti wines accompanied by tasty Tuscan snacks like bruschetta and extra-virgin olive oil. After you’ll have time to explore the medieval village of Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci.

Departs: Mondays

Cooking Class in Tuscan Farmhouse from £79 per person

Cook up a storm! Learn how to make home-made Italian style pasta like ravioli or gnocchi and discover the secret to the perfect tiramisu. You’ll then enjoy the food you’ve prepared accompanied by a glass of Tuscan wine.

Departs: Wednesdays & Fridays

Olive Oil Tasting in Montecatini Alto £35 per person (half day)

Take a special guided tour of an olive oil farm to learn how the delicious extra-virgin olive oil is produced. Explore the 200 year old olive groves on the terraces above Montecatini and enjoy fantastic views over the spa town while you ty the finest quality olive oil accompanied by Tuscan chees and other local products.

Departs: Wednesdays & Thursdays

Please note that the pick-up and drop off point for all Montecatini excursions is the Tourist Information Office located in the centre of town. The excursions are not suitable for guests with limited mobility. They’re available to pre book between May and mid-September.

We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

Facilities
  • Small outdoor pool and terrace with sun loungers
  • Pool towels (payable locally) 
  • Discount at Grotta Giusti thermal pools in Monsummano Terme (6 kilometres away, free shuttle service on request)
  • Roof garden
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • E-bike hire (payable locally)
  • Babysitting (payable locally)
  • Parking (payable locally)
Meals

There's a buffet breakfast every morning with options like cereals, eggs, cold cuts, hams, croissants, fruit juices and hot drinks. It's possible to have breakfast served in your room for a supplement (payable locally). For dinner, you'll have a choice of four courses, which includes a starter, main course, desert and salad buffet.

The Restaurant is located on the ground floor of the hotel and has lots of traditional Tuscan dishes on the menu plus some international choices. Early meals for children are available on request. The restaurant is open for breakfast from 7am - 9.30am, lunch from 12.30pm - 2pm and dinner from 7.30pm - 9pm. 

The Bar is great choice for a post dinner drink and there is occasionally live music during the summer.

The Pool Bar is located on the pool terrace and is open during the summer months. 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

The hotel is able to cater for special dietary requirements, please advise at the time of booking. 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.771674
  • Latitude: 43.883065
  • Location Description:
    • Central resort location
    • 100 metres to the nearest bus stop
    • 200 metres to Montecatini train station
    • 7 kilometres to Grotta Giusti Thermal Spa 

Reviews of Grand Hotel Plaza

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Total price from
£1437
per person from £479
Includes £20pp discount
Grand Hotel Plaza
Northern Tuscany & Montecatini, Tuscany & Umbria,Half Board
06/07/2022 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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