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Gallia Palace Hotel Relais & Chateaux
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Punta Ala
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Reviewed 27 August 2007

We stayed at the Gallia Palace for a week for our honeymoon, after spending countless hours trying to find a top hotel in Europe that wasn't in a packed resort but had its own beach and a decent size pool. We were aware that the Gallia Palace charged £32 for two people per day for its beach, but couldn't find much else to meet our requirements and so ruefully decided we'd have to pay. We were so glad we chose it - it was luxurious. we were well looked after, the beach was beautiful and the pool was a great size, as I like to swim properly. The pool area was always very quiet, despite the fact that we were there in high season, the gardens were beautiful, and the beach was within easy reach - either a 5-10 minute walk, or a short hop in the hotel shuttle bus, which goes every 5 minutes. There was a pianist in the bar nearly every night, and the food was great - although not a particularly wide choice for vegetarians like me, but that's pretty much the case for the whole of Europe, not just the Gallia Palace! That said, the lunchtime food in the beach pagoda was absolutely gorgeous, and there were loads of things for me to eat, and plenty of steak and fish for my husband. The lunches, like everything else at the hotel, were expensive (about £37 pp I think), but we knew we'd have to pay for luxury, and accepted that, as it was our honeymoon. Overall, the only thing I could fault about it was that it had one of those rubbish hairdryers attached to the bathroom wall that blow out so little air that you may as well not bother using it. As I said, it WAS expensive, but you do get what you pay for, although I'm still not sure that it should have been as expensive as it was. Nevertheless, we have no regrets about choosing it, particularly as Punta Ala is a delightful little place, and not touristy at all. The hotel itself isn't exactly a gorgeous building from the outside, but it's nice inside, the staff are friendly although definitely not over-familiar, and I really would reccommend it. We'd go back if we won the lottery! [--]

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Reviewed 29 September 2005

Dear friends,

I heve been at Gallia Palace hotel both in June and July 2005. I spent there some wonderful days in an atmosphere of 'good quality', peace and tranquillity.
The hotel, from which you have a fine view on the bay, has a very simple structure. It's a three floors buiding, a clear example of the architecture of the sixties with large halls, wide glass-doors and windows, elegant living-rooms.
The bed-rooms are furnished in a very good taste, are clean and confortable.
The staff (most of them are young) is very polite and professional, always ready to satisfy all your needs or necessities.
The restaurant is 'at the top': situated in a 'veranda' near the garden, you can eat each kind of Italian dishes prepared with the best Italian products such as olive-oil, and wines.
The hotel has a private beach: it's wide, with all comforts; you can practice all aquatic sport, including rowing-boats and sailing-boats.On the beach there is also a nice pagoda with a bar and a restaurant.
The hotel is plunged in the nature, surrounded by hills and fields of sunflowers where you can have pleasant walks, riding a mountain-bike or playing 'golf'; if you like, there is also a POLO field.
Gallia Palace Hotel has been for me also the starting-point to discover Tuscany: in fact, in the neighbourhood of Punta Ala you can visit medieval towns rich of monuments and art, archaeological sites, countries with cypresses, olive-trees and vines.
Few words for the prices of the hotel which I consider honest and completely in keeping with the services.
For what I described above, it was for me a real unforgetable holiday.

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Reviewed 26 September 2005

I stayed at the Gallia Palace for a weekend in September 2005. We had a wonderful time. Our room was very large, clean and full of light. It was very tidy and beautifully placed, with a wonderful view on the Gulf.
The food was simply great, the staff is very kind and helpful. The beauty center was amazing, I had a wonderful massage.

The hotel has access to a private beach a short walk. The beach is wonderful, with a beautiful wooden pagoda, where you can have BBQ or drinks on the seaside. You can also have a ride on a sailing boat.

Overall, it is one of the best places we have ever been. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing, and it's a great place to enjoy the beautiful things in life.
Definitely worth the price!

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Property: Gallia Palace Hotel Relais & Chateaux
Address: Via delle Sughere, 58040 Punta Ala, Castiglione Della Pescaia, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Grosseto > Castiglione Della Pescaia > Punta Ala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Punta Ala
Price range (per night): ₹ 20,631 - ₹ 60,919
Hotel Class:5 star — Gallia Palace Hotel Relais & Chateaux 5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An elegant property that was the first Italian hotel to joint the Relais & Chateaux Association in 1973, and the Gallia-Ansaldi family has been welcoming guests here for three generations. Fall in love with the private,fine sandy beach in front of the island of Elba, where La Pagoda restaurant reigns supreme, thanks to its unique architecture and spectacular sea view. Completely relax in the Turkish baths, pool or wellness centre and gym. Golfer will enjoy the 18-hole golf course, set in a pine forest that is over hundred years old. A private yacht awaits for memorable excursions to the Tuscan archipelago. ... more   less 
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