Just returned from a week at the Regina in Montecatini. Before we left I had become really worried from reading so many negative reviews so I was pleasantly surprised. Please don't be put off.
Check in was fast, friendly and efficient. Our room - 208 - was spacious, light and clean. We had paid for an upgrade to a room with a balcony - this room had 2 balconies! The bathroom was spotless and was kept that way throughout our stay. Fresh towels and toiletries were provided each day.
The pool looked fantastic and was always very quiet with plenty of sunbeds available. The water was very cold but you didn't notice that once you started swimming.
The public rooms were comfortable enough and free Wi-Fi was available. The bar was a bit dated without much atmosphere.
What we had been most worried about was the food because some of the reviews were truly awful. What a surprise we had. Breakfast was pretty typical of a continental hotel - cereals, croissant, bread rolls, ham, cheese, scrambled eggs, yoghurt, fresh fruit. All self service so as much as you wanted. Lots of juices and tea or coffee. At breakfast you were asked to make your choices for dinner.
Dinner was 5 courses starting with a salad table with lettuce, shredded carrot, beetroot, tomatoes, peppers, cauliflower florets, slices of aubergine etc. Then antipasti - maybe a small piece of quiche or something on toast, then the pasta or soup course e.g. lasagne or penne with tomato sauce or a different soup each evening. Then the main course - e.g. veal escalope with green beans, roast turkey with roast potatoes. Then a dessert - not always great but an exceptionally good crème caramel. The waiting staff were unfailingly charming and helpful.
Finally the location of the hotel is great - just a few minutes from the funicular up to the old town or a few minutes stroll down to the shops of the new town.
So all in all it was very much better than I expected.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel Regina is situated in the green adjacent to the thermal park of Montecatini-Terme and Hotel is a four-star hotel boasts 108 rooms equipped with all modern comforts, 2 restaurants, 1 bar warm and cozy, wi-fi in all the hotel 2 meeting rooms for meetings, our private parking located within the facility remains available to all our clients emphasizing the possibility of to park the bus without any additional cost (our parking can arrange until 6 bus). Our kitchen offers various types of menus, and is able to satisfy all your kind request. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Montecatini Terme
- Grand Hotel Du Park Et Regina Montecatini Terme, Italy - Tuscany