We stayed at the Francia e Quirinale for four nights in May in a 5th floor room with balcony overloking the town. A fantastic four days.
Our large room had a queen size bed,large bathroom, writiing desk, armchair and fridge. We were able to sit on our balcony with a glass of wine and enjoy the views.
The reception rooms are lavish, with a comfortable bar area, lots of comfortable sofas and a warm welcoming atmosphere. Reception staff are exceptional and responded positively to my e-mail request for a quiet room with balcony.
Breakfast is plentiful with the usual fare and hot food .
Montecatini is a lovely town to wander around and has a lot to offer, Beautiful gardens and spas, and lots of good inexpensive restaurants.We had dinner twice in a very good restaurant in the gardens near the hotel. Outside seating under the trees for pre drinks then inside when the weather became colder.Go right as you leave the hotel then take any left in to gardens.
It's also worth visiting Montecatini Alto, going up and back on the little red funicular. The restaurants are a bit of a "tourist trap" though it's nice to sit in the square,have a coffee and watch the world (at least this little corner of the world ) go by.
Montecatini has great rail links to Florence, Pisa,Lucca and further to Viareggio on the coast.
While you are down near the station there is a supermarket for all your needs. Turn right as you come out of the station and it's in the corner just before the road junction.
And finally.don't miss the church, it's modern but the stained glass is beautiful.
Enjoy this hotel and town you won't be disapointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Francia & Quirinale Hotel sits in a prestigious yet quiet area of downtown Montecatini Terme, within walking distance from the town’s thermal springs and its beautiful park. The Giusfredi family has owned and managed the hotel since the 1920s, constantly renewing what they consider their Home with the greatest devotion and passion. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Montecatini Terme