My husband and I stayed here for 4 days during our honeymoon and we had a wonderful time!
Room: We had lovely corner room on the top floor with a view of the ocean to the left and the castle to our right. By American standards the room was on the smallish size but as long as we kept everything neat, it worked out just fine. There was very little counter space in the bathroom though so I was happy my toiletry bag had a hook so I could hang it. There really wasn’t much décor but that didn’t matter much to us.
Location: Its one block from the beach, literally a 30 second walk to Bagno Castiglione, which was the closest beach. The main little town area over the bridge is under a 10 min walk. There were many restaurants and shops and gelato, of course. This area was actually pretty busy at night considering the town is so small. And don’t expect everyone to speak English, there were actually very few people there who did so be sure to know some basic Italian – this goes for the hotel staff as well.
Food: We opted for the half board (you can pick 2 of the 3 meals to have there with the half board rate) we choose breakfast and dinner. Each night they gave you a menu with a selection of appetizers, entrées and side dishs to choose from for the next day. The menus were in Italian though so we had to decipher them each night! However, everything was excellent!
Hints: I didn’t read the fine print and didn’t realize until the bill came that the price I was quoted over email was PER PERSON. I didn’t even give it a second thought since we don’t get charged that way in America so keep that in mind when booking. If you don’t finish your wine or water at your meal, they will save it for you to have at your next meal. There’s a little grocery store behind the hotel (on the same block), we would stop there to get snacks and drinks for the beach every morning. Silly us, we didn’t realize that we needed to have our own towels for the beach so we had to buy some. There are several shops that sell beach stuff on Via Ansedonia, the street right behind the hotel.The closest train station is in Grosetto, about a 45 euro ride.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An enchanting three-star establishment, the Piccolo Hotel, tastefully furnished and with full amenities, waits for you at Castiglione della Pescaia, 40 meters away from the beach and the sea.Directly managed since 1981 by the proprietors with a warm family atmosphere, the hotel offers friendly hospitality and truly exceptional cuisine which is an important attraction for regular guests.The hotel’s home grown fruits and vegetables and delicious homemade cakes allow traditional flavours to be savoured once more. We wait for you with a smile. ... more less