This friendly hotel is well placed with the beach less than 1 minute away. The décor in the public areas is plentiful but interesting with historical books around for general perusal. The rooms, though not large, are modern and well equipped but alas the side of my face on the pillow lost circulation. I asked housekeeping for a softer pillow but, though sympathetic, they said it was not the hotel policy to provide everyone with a soft pillow. I'm not sure who is awarded them or why! I used the pillowcase and stuffed it with my own, softer, clothes. (It was a short 2 night stay and I couldn't be bothered to argue).
There is a large, open air, covered veranda with plenty of well spaced chairs and drinks tables for smokers and non-smokers to sit without disturbance between opposing camps. The dinner
is served promptly at 8 p.m. and, four courses later, finishes at 9 p.m. when diners then complete a form to say what they would like to eat the following evening. All the other guests appeared pleased with this arrangement and indeed the hotel seemed to be full of happy people discussing food. This hotel appeals to a variety of groups, including families with children and babies, all of whom stay up to enjoy dinner.
The hotel has its own parking, which is important being by the beach, but the entrance gate won't accommodate wide 4 x 4 type vehicles. If you are stuck with a large hire car, because the car hire company ran out of the more convenient smaller ones, best ask the hotel for the measurements of the car park gate in advance.
This hotel has a lift.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In Castiglione della Pescaia, 40 meters from the beach and the sea, awaits you the Piccolo Hotel, a charming three-star, furnished with taste and attention to detail. Since 1981, personally managed by the owners in a warm family atmosphere, the hotel offers a friendly hospitality and a kitchen really special, such as to create a pleasant attraction for loyal guests. The fruits and vegetables are home grown and the genuineness of the homemade cakes allow to rediscover ancient flavours. We are waiting you with a smile. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Piccolo Hotel Castiglione Della Pescaia, Tuscany, Italy