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“Full marks to the Negresco!”
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Hotel Il Negresco
Ranked #2 of 44 Hotels in Forte Dei Marmi
Certificate of Excellence
chelmsford essex uk
1 review
“Full marks to the Negresco!”
Reviewed 26 October 2010

My wife and I stayed at the Negresco for 10 nights in September and returned to the UK on the 1st October. Forte de Marmi is a wonderful place with a fantastic beach and roads and cycle paths to ride around at your leisure with bikes hired from the Hotel. Everything was shutting down for the winter when we were there and on our last day on the beach in fantastic sunshine we had the whole beach to ourselves-parasol beds chairs , table and towels provided (payable at hotel 30 Euros at the time we were there but 60 earller). We visited Florence and Lucca on the train which was very enjoyable. As far as the Hotel is concerned In dont know how much room the other people who quoted want but it was super with large bathroom Queen Bed and balcony overlooking the great beach with sunsets to die for??? The staff were all very friendly and helpful and felt happy to reward them on our departure ( and I dont tip unless they deserve it?) We had half board and the food was excellent never had so much fish? but they do not know how to cook vegetables properly. Only one other comment was that the bar area was a tad small and not really intimate for a quiet drink- but the the wine and drinks were not over priced! Happy to recommend and would return to Forte de Marmi and the Negresco Hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Eupen, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

Our family visited the Il Negresco and we should have listened the TA-comments on extremely small rooms. The rooms are cluttered in layout and worn-out in condition.
The attitude of the staff was unbeliveable: most of them had almost hostile attitude towards children and we didn't feel comfortable at the hotel. Some persons were nice, even though promises for the kid's welcome packages and play corners were not delivered.
Visit to Il Negresco was very sad experience!
Internet connection is far from high speed and it does not function with Apple-devices.
Only positive thing was the swimming pool, it is very nice and clean.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 18 June 2009

I stayed here for one week in May. Overall the hotel is acceptable however it is extremely overpriced for what it is offering. The room was very small and in need of a coat of paint. The furniture was dated and worn out. The best thing about the room was the breathtaking view from the balcony. The breakfast buffet offered a wide variety of options and was good. I ordered dinner to the room several times during my stay and each time it was just plain bad. The hotel also claims to offer many amenities. However most of these are "available on request" and the staff is not at all eager to accomodate. It made for an uncomfortable situation. The entire staff seemed unhappy and were not the least bit helpful when I enquired about nearby attractions and restaurants. I do not mind paying for quality but this hotel is average at best. Also, be aware that the price to use the bathing establishment across the street is not included in the room rate so be prepared to be overcharged yet again.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
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Dublin
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 June 2009

We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights and had a wonderful stay, we would highly recommend it. The hotel was extremely relaxing, staff were very helpful and friendly. We had a classic room with a sea view which had a balcony overlooking the sea, (one thing to note is that some rooms don't have a bath). It is a 15 minute walk to the centre of Forte de marmi, you can rent bicycles from the hotel reception which we would highly recommend as it is a lovey cycle by the beach. The pool area was lovely and extremely relaxing.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed 28 May 2009

Front desk staff very nice and helpful and cheerful - especially Laura. Pool looked nice, but was undergoing maintenance and was not open. Breakfast pretty good. Dinner very good, although not excellent. Ocean view room very nice, and I would guess the view from the mountain view rooms are nice, too, given how incredible those mountains look. A little far from Centro than some of the hotels, but still walkable.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
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Ipswich
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Reviewed 10 November 2008

We have just returned from a short break at Il Negresco, Forte dei Marmi. The hotel was superb. Lovely location, very comfortable room with bathroom furnished in marble. Restaurant was first class and staff were always helpful and friendly. We wouldn't hesitate to return but possibly not in November as the weather could have been better. However the magnificent sunsets reflected in the sea which we watched from the rooftop terrace were unforgettable.

  • Liked — The views
  • Disliked — The use of umbrellas
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Cheshire
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Reviewed 4 August 2008

In July, after spending some days in Portofino at the beautiful Splendido, we opted for three relaxing days in Forte dei Marmi.
The location of the hotel is nice, with charming sea views and vacation atmosphere. Forte dei Marmi is a typical upscale sea resort but it has something more: it is quite, clean and what we liked more was that you can use bikes to go everywhere. Every night we rent the hotel bikes and went out for a stroll in the centre.
There are many good restaurants and we liked the Bistrot and Enoteca Marcucci in Pietrasanta.
Our room at the hotel was small but nicely decorated, with nice views and marble bathroom. Breakfast was standard but good and the front desk helpful and friendly.
If you want to relax, this is the place!

  • Stayed July 2008
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Property: Hotel Il Negresco
Address: Viale Italica 82, 55042 Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Forte Dei Marmi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Forte Dei Marmi
#2 Luxury Hotel in Forte Dei Marmi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Forte Dei Marmi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Il Negresco 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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