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“Warm and charming hotel with brilliant location”
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La Bussola
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Punta Ala
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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“Warm and charming hotel with brilliant location”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

We had two nights in La Bussola and wished that we could have stayed a little longer. We had the family room and enjoyed great service from Tina in the restaurant that gave our stay that little extra touch. Beside the obvious beach-life you have a fantastic stable/ranch with horses in all sizes. A short walk to Punta Ala and a 15 minutes drive to Castiglione della Pescaia gave additonal value to this visit.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

I was looking for somewhere for a five night restful and relaxing break. La Bussola was the perfect choice. The Hotel sits surrounded by pine trees just behind Punta Ala's long, sandy beach. The design of the hotel is really unique. The rooms aren't large but are wonderfully organised with every convenience, large very comfotable beds, great linen and attention to little details. From the guy that runs the beach, to the bar and dining room staff, everyone knew my name and immediately made me feel at home. Breakfast, with a good selection of things to chose from was included in the room price, but, although there is a good selection of places to eat in the area, I mainly ate lunch and dinner at La Bussola because the food was so good (I put on 2.5 Kgs in my short stay!). Service was efficient and the dining room staff were absolutely charmimg and helpful. The Hotel was immaculately run and. thanks in part to it's wonderful, quirky, design and use of local timber throughout, had a senase of being on a very comfortable boat parked under the pine trees on a Tuscan beach.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Property: La Bussola
Address: Via della Dogana, 58043 Punta Ala, Castiglione Della Pescaia, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Grosseto > Castiglione Della Pescaia > Punta Ala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Punta Ala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — La Bussola 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is La Bussola : the privilege of feeling authentic emotions in the context of absolute freedom! We proudly present you La Bussola Hotel "La Bussola" :a four-star hotel with a sea-view which is situated in the heart of Toscana, the land of the Etruscans. In the charming bay of Punta Ala facing a limpid (repeatedly awarded with the "Bandiera Blu" ) and tranquil sea, you'll be the guests of our hotel and our splendid private beach equipped with all the necessary services. From there you'll be able to see all the isles of the Tuscan Archipelago - from Elba to Gorgona - seven pearls which fell from Venus's necklace, according to the legend, while she was swimming in the transparent water of the Mediterranean sea. There'll always be our attentive and gentile staff at your disposal who will provide you with soft and strong drinks and cold dished directly under your sun-umbrella in order to satisfy any of your needs. Behind our hotel there're a green pine-forest and the mediterranean scrub, four fields for five-a-side football and tennis, a minigolf area, a bar and a big safeguarded parking. All of it is on the territory of our property of 70.000 mq. Within a 200 m distance there're a polo and a horse-riding fields, a sailing school and a bit farther there's a golf-club, our good business partner, which will invite you to admire one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Even our dishes that are served in our restaurant with a panoramic sea view, are prepared with an excellent accuracy in order to provide our guests with variety and quality united with the tradition and abundance of tastes. Our chef selects daily fresh genuine ingredients to prepare the dishes according to the tradition of Maremma, the Mediterranean area and the whole world, and combines them with a wide range of quality wines, Italian and foreign ones, which are being stored in our incredible subterranean wine cellar where you can choose out of 200 labels and 2000 bottles. Not only in summer but also in spring, in autumn and in winter can you appretiate the cordiality of the Damiani family and their staff who will make your vacation become a true bloom of emotions. We're waiting for you! ... more   less 
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