Grand Hotel Plaza

  • Tuscany, Italy, Montecatini

  • 4

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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.

Traditional Tuscan architecture

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.

Great base for exploring 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.

Added value

Free night available for arrivals between 15-27 Jun & 06-13 Jul & 27 Jul-10 Aug 24 (7 night stays)

Free nights available summer 24 arrivals (min 10 night stay)

Honeymoon offer: free bottle of sparkling wine

Free daily tea & coffee between 5 - 6pm

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

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 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.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 96
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 10
  • Official rating: 4

Rooms

Classic Rooms range from 14-20m² and sleep up to three people. They have a bath or shower. Some of these rooms overlook the piazza with local bars and restaurants whilst others face the internal bar terrace.

Superior Rooms are more spacious at about 18-25m² and sleep up to three people. They have a bath or shower, soft bathrobes and slippers.

Single Rooms are also available and have a shower. 

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

Interconnecting rooms are available on request.

All rooms have:

  • Air-conditioning (Please note that air-conditioning will be turned on at the managers discretion during high summer, approx. Jun - early Sept)
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe

Local fees & taxes

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

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
  • Accessible rooms are available on request, please call to book. 
  • Airport Transfer time: approx. 50 mins by shared transfer from Pisa airport.
  • Central location in Montecatini
  • 100 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 200 metres to Montecatini train station
  • 8 kilometres to Grotta Giusti Thermal Spa 
Facilities
  • Small outdoor pool and terrace with sun loungers (open from approx. 20th May)
  • Pool towels (payable locally) 
  • The Grotta Giusti thermal pools in Monsummano Terme are 8 kilometres away and the hotel provides a free shuttle service on request
  • Roof garden
  • E-bike hire (payable locally)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (payable locally)
Meals

There's a buffet breakfast every morning with options such as cereals, eggs, cold cuts, hams, croissants, fruit juices and hot drinks. For dinner, you'll have four courses starting with an antipasto followed by a choice of first and second course with a salad buffet, fruit and a dessert. The restaurant serves traditional Tuscan dishes as well as some international options. It's open for breakfast from 7am - 9.30am, lunch from 12.30pm - 2pm (payable locally) and dinner from 7.30pm - 9pm. 

The Bar is great for a post-dinner drink and there's occasionally live music during the summer. The Pool Bar is located on the pool terrace and is open during the summer months. 

Early meals for children are available on request. 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

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

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Total price from
£2187
per person from £729
14/08/2024 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
Half Board
Grand Hotel Plaza
Tuscany, Montecatini
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