Grand Hotel & La Pace
Why We Love This Hotel
- This 5-star hotel is in the famous Tuscan spa town of Montecatini Terme
- Grace Kelly, Christian Dior, Bob Dylan and Bruce Willis have all stayed here
- Facilities include a spa, an outdoor pool and a fitness room
- Florence and Pisa are both within 40 minutes' drive
Grand Hotel & La Pace is a 5-star property in the centre of Montecatini Terme -- one of the largest and most famous spa towns in Italy. Set in the heart of Tuscany, between Pisa and Florence, the town has an extensive thermal park, with several spas where visitors come to drink the water or experience therapeutic mud baths and beauty treatments (fees apply).
The Art Nouveau hotel has antique furnishings in the bedrooms and marble mosaics in the bathrooms. The property has appeared in several films and its Grace Kelly Suite is named after the actress, who spent her honeymoon at the hotel in 1956. Other well-known guests include Bob Dylan, Bruce Willis and designer Christian Dior, who also has a suite named after him.
Florence -- the capital of Tuscany, known for its Renaissance architecture and magnificent Duomo -- is around 30 minutes' drive from the hotel, or 55 minutes by train Montecatini Centro station, five minutes' walk from the hotel. Pisa -- home to the iconic Leaning Tower -- is 40 minutes' drive away or 90 minutes by train.
Guests have free access to the outdoor pool (open June-September) and the spa, which has a heated indoor pool, a steam bath and hydrotherapy showers. Spa kits are 5€ and include a towel, bathrobe, slippers, shower cap and shampoo. Treatments such as massages, body scrubs and facials are also available (additional fees apply).
Breakfast is served in the elegant Cafè Liberty or on the patio during summer months, while the outdoor Mediterranean Grill Restaurant and bar offers a selection of poolside cocktails and snacks served throughout the day, as well as a barbeque menu and buffet at lunchtime. The hotel's main restaurant, Le Magnolie, serves a sophisticated menu of Italian and international cuisine for lunch and dinner.
Deluxe Rooms are more spacious than Standard Rooms and feature a terrace with garden or city views. Wi-Fi is free.