Grand Hotel Croce di Malta

  • Tuscany, Italy, Montecatini

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Grand Hotel Croce di Malta's a recently refurbished, hotel set in a quiet location conveniently close to Montecatini's park and nearby restaurants.

Walking distance to Montecatini's attractions

The hotel's in a fantastic location on Viale IV Novembre an elegant avenue bordering the thermal baths and park. You'll find yourself at Montecatini's main attractions in just a matter of minutes, walking from the hotel. Despite it's relatively central location, it's still peaceful and a relaxed place to come back to at the end of the day.

Fantastic spa facilities

Grand Hotel Croce di Malta is a haven for spa lovers. The Thai Silk Spa has a sauna, steam room, sensory showers and indoor pool heated to 34˚C with colour therapy (payable locally). The spa is complemented by an outdoor pool, home to the poolside American Bar. Perfect for a relaxing afternoon.

Added value

Discount available all season for bookings made up to 14 days before departure (7 & 14 nights stays, B&B bookings only)

Free hotel bikes

Inghams Guided Walks included from 03 May -11 Oct (subject to availability)

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers


The thermal waters of Montecatini have been a hit with visitors since Roman times, but they really took off in the 20th century, when famous composers and film stars cottoned on to their therapeutic qualities. But, there’s life beyond the baths. A funicular nips up to the heights of medieval Montecatini Alto and footpaths wind through forests and ancient pilgrimage routes, ideal for avid walkers. In the summer, Montecatini is also a great spot for exploring the rest of Northern Tuscany, with public transport networks connecting to Florence, Pisa and the sandy Tuscan coast.

Relaxing in star-studded spas

Follow in the footsteps of Verdi, Marie Curie, Audrey Hepburn and Versace by taking a dip in the thermal waters of Montecatini. Don’t miss having a glug of the drinking waters in the Terme Tettuccio whilst admiring the Romanesque columns, fountains and pools. Alternatively, swap a swig of spa water for a cappuccino or Chianti on the piazza – one of the best places in Montecatini for a leisurely lunch in the summer sun and a cold glass of white wine.

Exploring Montecatini Alto

A funicular links Montecatini to its medieval older sister, Montecatini Alto. Once a fortress-like town guarded by gated towers and well-armed sentries, it’s now a popular spot for admiring the views across Northern Tuscany – and for having pizza on the pretty piazza. On the return journey, you can swap the funicular for one of the many footpaths that twist and turn along Montecatini Alto’s forested hillside. Walking to and from Montecatini Alto is a real treat, with all manner of plant and animal life to learn about as you go along. 

Walking the Camino of Tuscany

The path of Saint Jacopo follows the Via Cassia from Florence to Livorno via Montecatini, tracing the routes of pilgrims on their way to the celebrated Camino de Santiago. For something a little less epic, take a train to Borgo a Buggiano, where you can walk up to the towns in Tuscany's Colle di Buggiano, where walking paths come with classic Tuscan flavours – hilltop towns included. You can also walk from Montecatini to the Colle di Buggiano which is about 4km uphill.

Florence, Pisa, Lucca and the Tuscan Riviera

Fancy exploring further afield? Head to Montecatini railway station, where trains will take you to Tuscany's Renaissance wonders, Florence, Lucca and Pisa in an hour or less. The Tuscan coast – AKA Tuscan Riviera, if you’re feeling fancy – is also in easy reach by train. Pack a beach bag and aim for the sands of Viareggio, where rows of sun-bleached Art Nouveau buildings hint at its heyday as a 1920s beach resort. The sandy beach is still very popular, with sun loungers spanning into the horizon – and a coastal train line that provides a great escape from the crowds. What a fantastic way to spend your summer holiday!

Why book a summer holiday in Montecatini with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Montecatini's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Montecatini. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know Tuscany (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Montecatini include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • Official rating: 4.5


Superior Twin Rooms are between 16-20m² and sleep two people. Superior Twin Rooms with a balcony are available for a supplement.

Deluxe Rooms are between 18-22m² and sleep up to three people. They have a balcony. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Junior Suite are between 38-44m² and sleep up to four people (extra bed is a double sofa bed). They have a lounge or seating area and come with bathrobes and slippers.

Superior Double Rooms for sole use are available on request, please call to book.

All rooms have:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe

Local Fees & Taxes

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


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

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

  • Airport transfer time: approx. 45 mins by shared transfer from Pisa airport
  • 300 metres to central Montecatini
  • 900 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free pool towel service
  • 'Thai Silk' spa with sauna, steam room, sensory showers, bio sauna, relaxation area and indoor thermal pool with whirlpools and waterfalls (available in 120 minute time slots for €30 per person per entry, payable locally. Price includes bathrobe and slippers.)
  • Indoor thermal pool (available in 60 minute time slots for €10 per person per entry, payable locally.)
  • Massages and beauty treatments (payable locally)
  • E-bikes available to hire (payable locally)
  • Free hotel bikes available to hire
  • Bar
  • Lounge 
  • Fitness room 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking garage (payable locally)

For breakfast you'll have a buffet with various choices. If you choose to upgrade to half board you'll have a three course meal with a selection of local dishes in the hotel's restaurant Le Anfore.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Please let us know about any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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05/10/2024 - 4 nights
2 adults
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Grand Hotel Croce di Malta
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