Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale

  • Tuscany, Italy, Montecatini

  • 4

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Francia & Quirinale is one of our favourite hotels in Montecatini. It’s got a lovely modern style with inviting public areas. The lounge has comfy sofas and an elegant décor with well-chosen antiques – we love chilling here with a drink before dinner. The rooms all have parquet floors and large windows that let plenty of light in. The staff are great too and the family who’ve run this hotel for four generations know how to make every guest feel special.

Relaxing in the pool and spa

You’ll be well located here to explore Montecatini and further afield. The hotel’s just a short walk from the centre of town and close to the thermal spas – a must do while you’re here. The train station is within walking distance and there are regular trains to Florence, Lucca and Pisa. When you need to relax, head to the hotel's pool. It’s lovely and peaceful with plenty of loungers for everyone. The pool bar serves drinks and light lunches so you won’t need to move if you don’t want to.

Added value

Free nights available for summer 24 (min 7 night stay)

Early booking offer available for summer 24 (ends 30 Apr 24)

Honeymoon Offer: Free bottle of prosecco or fruit

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

Inghams rep based in resort

Flights and transfers included

Montecatini

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 its 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. 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 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 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 the 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 can take you to the Tuscany's Renaissance wonders of 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.

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.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 105
  • No. of floors: 5
  • Official rating: 4

Rooms

Classic Rooms are around 15-18m² and sleep up to two people. Some rooms look onto the interior courtyard.

Deluxe Rooms are around 18m² and sleep up to two people. They have views of the inner courtyard or the quiet street below.

Premium Rooms are slightly larger at around 18-20m² and sleep up to two people. They have a French balcony that overlooks the interior courtyard or street. 

Junior Suites are around 25m² and sleep up to four people. They have their own spacious lounge with a sofa and desk. The rooms have been decorated in a very high standard and have colourful tapestries and parquet flooring. They have a French balcony with a view of the pool courtyard. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Suites are spacious at around 40m² and sleep up to four people. They are located on the highest floor, are light and airy with wooden floors. Numerous windows flood the rooms with light and they have views of the town. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Classic & Deluxe Rooms for sole use are available on request, please call to book.

All rooms have:

  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe

Local fees & taxes

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

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 4
  • Access ramp: No
  • Some rooms on the second floor have step access and therefore may not be suitable for guests with accessibility requirements.
  • Airport transfer time: approx. 50 mins by shared transfer from Pisa airport
  • 300 metres to the centre of Montecatini
  • 600 metres to Montecatini train station
  • 800 metres to the nearest bus stop
Facilities

Hotel Facilities

  • Outdoor pool with sunbeds and umbrellas (open May- October)
  • Pool towels (payable locally)
  • Terrace
  • E-bike rental (payable locally)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (payable locally, approx. €10 per day)
Family Facilities
  • Cots are available on request from the hotel
  • Babysitting services are available on request, bookable and payable locally
  • Early meals for children are available on request
Meals

Each morning there's a good breakfast in the main restaurant and there's plenty of choice for your four course evening meal. Every dish uses local produce that's personally selected by the hotel owner and the kitchen staff in order to ensure quality.

The Central Restaurant is open exclusively for hotel guests and where your breakfast and dinner will be served. They have a zero-kilometre ethos where possible, so most of the food is organic and local.

Bar Lo Scudo D'Archille is named after the beautiful Flemish tapestry that hangs on one of the walls and is a great spot for an aperitivo. Hotel guests can book to have light lunches here and in the evening it opens up to the public serving dishes from their a la carte menu (payable locally). 

The Ginori Room serves traditional Tuscan dishes with a modern twist.  The wine list is extensive - the sommelier, Giuseppe Marchi, will be happy to help with recommendations. The Ginori Room is pre-bookable and payable locally.

The Pool Bar serves snacks, salads, light lunches and cocktails throughout the Summer.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know about any dietary requirements in advance.

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Total price from
£1518
per person from £759
Includes £30pp discount
17/07/2024 - 3 nights
2 adults
From Bristol
Half Board
Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale
Tuscany, Montecatini
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