Grand Hotel Plaza

  • Tuscany, Italy, 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 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

  • 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.


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. 


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

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

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.


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.


Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

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

Discover the biggest medieval town in Tuscany, Siena. Visit the unique Cathedral, piazza del Campo and Accademia Musicale Chigiana. Take a beautiful drive through the Tuscan vineyards and olive-groves to San Gimignano. The famous town of the towers dates back to the Etruscan period. You'll also have the opportunity to try some of the region's best wines.

Departs: Thursdays and Sundays

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

Visit the home town of the Medici family. 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 too, 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. You'll see the UNESCO protected coastline from the water on a boat trip. Explore the colourful fishing villages of Manarola, Vernazza and Monterosso and have free time for shopping or even a swim. Don't forget your camera!

Departs: Tuesdays and Saturdays. Discounts available for guests aged 65+ when booked locally. Not suitable for guests with walking difficulties. 

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

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 cheese and other local products.

Departs: Wednesdays and 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.

Bookable locally

Cooking Class in a Tuscan Farmhouse 

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 and Fridays (bookable and payable locally) return taxi transfers to the Tuscan Farmhouse are payable on the spot locally for an additional fee (approx. €55 per person).

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.

  • Small outdoor pool and terrace with sun loungers (open from mid May)
  • 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)

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 

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per person from £599
Grand Hotel Plaza
Montecatini, Tuscany,Half Board
07/09/2022 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Stansted
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