We did this trip this time last year. The weather this time was ten out of ten from dawn to dusk. Non stop sun. Our comments are that it is a beautiful relaxing place to stay. Views to die for and a great pool. Rooms where, as now, pleasent, cool, spacious with a fab view from the balcony. Waking up in the morning with the sun banging on the curtains followed by breakfast and then a dip in the pool...not bad for starters. We ate out alot as we wanted to get out for some exericse and also eating at the restaurant was pricey. Probably the very best pasta dishes in the region tho. If price is not a problem then by all means eat in. The service is very good all round even verging on the underwhelming side which we prefer. Its a pity that the menu's are expensive as I'm sure a lot of guests would like to eat in the restaurant more. Its not as if every Tom, Dick and Harry are going to pour into the hotel from the street as its a bit to far from the centre of town but, if it's the hotel managements policy then so be it.
The free taxi/transport service is very good and quite necessay if you dont want to walk through the 30 degrees afternoon heat to town and back. (this years temperatures)
We visited the beach once via the hotel transport. Two good restaurants but quite a gritty beach. No sand and no rocks. Towels, parasol and sun loungers all free.
Excellent front end staff this year at the hotel . (Last year they were all a bit grumpy.)
We recommend a hire car but it isnt necessary if you are staying for a 'short stay'.
As said, we stayed at the San Pietro last year and again this year and all being well will make it a third time which is very unusual for us.
The reviews for San Pietro do vary and maybe there is justification but we've been twice and enjoyed the whole experience more. The overall package is good.
Our only complaint was that no dusting was done under our bed whilst we were there.
We hope that this helps someone make a decision to go or not!
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