Grand Hotel Plaza

  • Tuscany & Umbria, Italy, Northern Tuscany & Montecatini

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The Grand Hotel Plaza is one of the oldest hotels in Montecatini 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 the hotel 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 - they offer a free shuttle service to the Grotta Giusti Thermal Park. If you want to explore more of Tuscany the station 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 form about 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, WiFi, 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 about 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

The hotel is on the flat, in the centre of the resort, close to most of the amenities.

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

Sienna & San Gimignano (full day)

A guided tour of the medieval town of Siena which includes: the cathedral, music academy and the Accademia Chigiana. In the afternoon drive through the Chianti hills to explore San Gimignano, a town of towers dating back to the Etruscan period. Not suitable for people with limited mobility. 

Departs: Thursdays & Sundays, pre-bookable June to mid September 

Price: from £79pp 

Florence with the Uffizi Gallery (full day)

Visit the home town of the famous Medici family, wealthy patrons of acclaimed writers, artists, architects and sculptors who flocked to the city. Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raphael to name but a few, filling the churches palaces and streets with the world’s greatest Renaissance works. Our excellent guide will share all the secret stories and make the city come alive in front of your eyes. The walk will end by the famous Uffizi Gallery where you will be able to skip the line, and enjoy a guided introduction to the art gallery. 

Departs: Fridays, pre-bookable June to mid September 

Price: from £79pp

Cinque Terre (full day)

Travelling by boat and/or train (weather permitting) around the Cinque Terre discover some of the most picturesque seaside villages in the Mediterranean. Starting at Riomaggiore or Manarola, and passing all five villages with their colourful houses stopping at: Vernazza and Monterosso where there's time for lunch and swimming. This excursion is not suitable for people with mobility issues, guests must be able to climb and descend stairs.

Departs: Tuesdays, pre-bookable June to mid September 

Price: from £102pp / senior ticket (aged 65+) from £84pp

*These excursions are available to be booked locally (subject to minimum numbers) between 01 May - 31 Oct. 

**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 and a max. 10 minutes walk from hotels. 

Facilities

Pools

There's a small outdoor pool and terrace with sun loungers, so you can enjoy a swim and relax in the Tuscan sun. Pool towels are available for a local fee. 

Spa

Although the hotel does not have its own spa, guests staying here receive a discount on the facilities at the thermal park, including the thermal pool and the Grotta Giusti in Monsummano Terme. It's about 6 kilometres away, but the hotel provides a free shuttle service to take you there and back, on request. 

General Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Roof garden
  • Parking (payable locally)
  • e-bike hire (payable locally)
  • Babysitting (payable locally)
  • Laundry service (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.

On half board, for dinner you'll have a choice of four courses which include 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 is from 7 - 9.30am, lunch from 12.30 - 2pm and dinner from 7.30 - 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
£1797
per person from £599
Includes £20pp discount
Grand Hotel Plaza
Northern Tuscany & Montecatini, Tuscany & Umbria,Half Board
27/07/2022 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Stansted
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