Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale

  • Tuscany, Italy, Montecatini

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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.

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, the hotel’s pool is a great place. 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.

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

Added value

Free nights available (min 7 night stay)

Honeymoon offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

Summer 2022 Family Offer: Discount on the second room when booking for two adults & two children (aged 14 or under)

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 105
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

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

Rooms

Classic Rooms are 15-18m² and sleep up to two people. They have a TV, free Wi-Fi minibar, safe, bathtub or shower and hairdryer. Some rooms look onto the interior courtyard. Baby cots are available on request, free of charge. 

Deluxe Rooms are 18-20m² and sleep up to two people. They have views of the inner courtyard or the quiet street and pieces of art have been added to complement the overall décor of the rooms. 

Deluxe Plus Rooms are slightly larger at about 22m² and sleep up to two people. They have a French balcony that overlooks the interior courtyard or street. 

Junior Suites are about 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 balcony or French balcony and are available on request, please call to book.

Suites are the largest of all rooms at 30-33m² and sleep up to four people. They are located on the highest floor, are light and airy and have wooden floors and beautiful paintings on the walls. Numerous windows flood the rooms with light and fantastic views of Montecatini. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

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

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 4
  • Access ramp: No

Some rooms on the second floor have step access.

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

Montecatini

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.

It's not far from 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, Lucca comes ringed by Renaissance walls. Cycle or walk them for long-range views over both the city and Tuscan countryside.

What to see on a Montecatini holiday

Montecatini is a great town to explore - we love the thermal spas here and you can't beat a leisurely lunch in the pretty piazza. The train station makes it easy to explore further afield too. Head for cities like Florence, Pisa, Siena and Lucca for a culture-filled day out. You can even go a bit further afield to the Tuscan Coast and grab some seafood by the beach.

Why book a holiday in Montecatini with Inghams?

We've been working with our hotels in Montecatini for years so you can be sure you'll be well taken care of. All our hotels are centrally located too, making them a great base for your Tuscany holiday. With Inghams, your holiday is always in safe hands.

Things to Do

Things to see and do

Head for Via Verde in Montecatini's centre for plenty of shops and restaurants to explore. It's the town's main street and if you keep following it, you'll end up at the famous thermal spas. Book in for a treatment and spend time in the healing waters. The funicular railway is another must-do - it's over 100 year's old and will take you up to Montecatini Alto for some incredible views over Tuscany's countryside. 

We recommend getting out of the town too - lots of Tuscany's best towns are close by. Fill your days with trips to Florence, Siena and Pisa. Don't forget the lesser-known places too. You can escape the crowds in little towns like Fosdinovo and Collodi.

In July this year don't miss the Lucca Summer Festival, a huge outdoor concert for music lovers. It's a great event for dancing the night away. If books and food are more your speed then try out the annual Food and Book Festival in Montecatini Terme in May.

Food & drink

Tuscany is famous for its food and wine so you can be sure of trying some amazing food while you're here. Our favourite dishes are bistecca alla fiorentina and panzanella. Head out into the vineyards for a spot of wine tasting. Italy's most famous wines are produced here and it's very special being able to sip them while gazing out over the vines.

Activities

While it's easy to get around by train to some of the major cities and towns, you can't beat putting on your hiking boots and heading out into the hills. There's plenty of trails in and around the town with fantastic countryside views. It's a very hilly region so you need to be reasonably fit, but the rewards are more than worth the effort.

Facilities
  • Outdoor pool with sunbeds and umbrellas
  • Pool towels are provided free of charge
  • Terrace
  • Wine tasting and cookery courses (payable locally)
  • E-bike rental (payable locally)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (payable locally, approx. €10 per day)
  • Babysitting (payable locally)
Meals

Each morning there's a fresh breakfast in the main restaurant and there's plenty of choice for your evening meal. Every dish uses local produce that's personally selected by the hotel owner and the kitchen staff in order to ensure quality. Early meals for children are available on request. 

The Central Restaurant is open exclusively for hotel guests. The bright space is decorated in an elegant Art Nouveau style with green velvet chairs, parquet floors and beautiful Murano glass chandeliers. This is where your breakfast and dinners will be served. They follow a zero-kilometre ethos where possible, so most of the food served in the restaurant is organic and local. 

Bar Lo Scudo D'Archille is named after the beautiful Flemish tapestry that hangs on one of the walls. Sink into the comfy mustard sofas with an espresso or cappuccino or pull up a velvet stool at the bar and watch as the bartender creates a delicious cocktail for just for you - it's a great spot for an aperitif. Hotel guests can book to have light lunches here and in the evening it opens up to the public serving dishes from the refined a la carte menu (payable locally). 

The Ginori Room offers an exclusive sensory experience, serving traditional Tuscan dishes with a modern twist. This restaurant must be pre booked and you can choose from the Grand Carte (payable locally). The wine list is extensive - the maître sommelier, Giuseppe Marchi, will be happy to help with recommendations. 

The Pool Bar serves snacks, salads, light lunches and cocktails every day during the summer months. 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know in advance if you've got any dietary requirements.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.770981
  • Latitude: 43.886754
  • Location Description:
    • 300 metres to the centre of Montecatini
    • 600 metres to Montecatini train station
    • 800 metres to the nearest bus stop

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£1178
per person from £589
Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale
Montecatini, Tuscany,Half Board
19/10/2022 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Heathrow
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