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Hotel Franceschi
Ranked #18 of 45 Hotels in Forte Dei Marmi
Mannheim
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23 reviews
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“You must have stayed here”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Hotel Franceschi is located in a quiet street about 200m from the busy sea promenade. It has a unique charme, more like an elegant vintage villa than a typical modern Italian hotel. It has a well kept large garden inviting to sit and relax. The rooms (I have been shown several to choose from) are well equipped, their size is fine. The bathrooms are clean (what looks like rust in one of the pictures provided by another traveller, is brass without chrome covering).
Breakfast is served as a buffet Italian style including home baked cakes, fruit, even brown bread. The coffee is good. Note: eggs are made at your order but are not included in the buffet price.
If you like to dine inhouse: the restaurant is open in the high season only. However, you will get a tasty snack (we had a plate of ham and a plate of cheese) that you can eat on your balcony or in the garden. The wines are excellent and fairly priced (Forte dei Marmi is a VIP location!). Staff is friendly, speaks English and some German, however, as a seasoned traveller you will have no problem conversing in Italian :).

Room Tip: The best rooms are the corner rooms overlooking the garden and the main entrance.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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daniela r, Direttore at Hotel Franceschi, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dear Mr. Mohler,

thank you very much for your review.
We are glad that you enjoyed our hotel, it was a real pleasure having you as our guest.
Your Italian is really good, we didn't need to speak English!
We hope you can come back soon to Forte dei Marmi. Don't forget to visit us again!

Arrivederci.

Hotel Franceschi - Staff
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new york
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

i have been going to forte dei marmi for the past 14 years and have stayed in numerous hotels from 3 to 5 stars...some good and some far from it. my daughter and i were so pleasantly surprised at this lovely 3 star property.
the staff were all genuinely charming and helpful. the rooms were small but recently and tastefully redone as were the bathrooms. there were lovely, lush bathrobes and slippers in the room as well.
it is a short walk to both the beach and the center of town and the have bicycles available as well.
we went to their restaurant, l'orsa maggiore, on the beach one evening and it was superb. the decor, the service and the food were exceptional.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2009

I recently stayed at this hotel with friends having received a very good deal via tripadvisor. While the hotel is immaculate, central to the resort and in a very quiet location with resonably friendly staff the costs of the drinks from the bar shocked me. I have stayed in many three, four and five star hotels (remember this is a three star) but I have never been charged 20 euros for a gin and tonic, while my friend was charged 15 euros for a vodka and coke. There is no bar menu so if you just put the drinks on the room as I normally do, you end up with a v ery scary bill at the end of your holiday. Big tip to the owners of this hotel is to be transparant and have a bar menu. Tip to travellers, dont drink here unless you are happy to spend double the cost of what these drinks would be in town.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 February 2005

With the warmth of a private home, Villa Franceschi in tony Forte dei Marmi is a wonderful spot for a stay. Hotel accommodations are simple but comfortable, public rooms cosy and spacious. The kitchen is good but hotel is only a short two block walk from the excellent Bistrot restaurant. Rates are reasonable making the Franceschi an excellent choice for visitors to this attractive seaside resort.

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Additional Information about Hotel Franceschi

Property: Hotel Franceschi
Address: Via Galileo Galilei 11, 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 ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Forte Dei Marmi
#3 Romantic Hotel in Forte Dei Marmi
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Forte Dei Marmi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Franceschi 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An attentive reception, a very accurate service and a helpful staff, ready to meet the needs of the guests. A stay at the Hotel Franceschi is always an experience of relaxed comfort. The living room and the veranda open onto the garden, a cozy nook always available to guests. In the morning it is particularly pleasant to drink coffee and read the newspaper under the shady gazebo. At happy hour, you will be greeted by our special bartender Donato, who will be able to give you pleasant and carefree moments with his delicious cocktails and his savoir faire. The library is a small place where they can seclude, read, meet or watch television. The Hotel is located in a very peaceful location, just a short walk from the beach and the center. You can easily reach them with our bicycles, which are available for free for our guests. ... more   less 
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