What We Love
- Style meets exclusivity at a seaside Ravenna hotel, with breakfast and beach club access Enjoying access to the resort’s exclusive private beach club
- Indulging in fresh and simple Italian cuisine, prepared under the watchful eye of a Michelin-starred chef
- The heavenly sports facilities, including a 33-metre pool, world-class tennis club and open-air Technogym, with a 27-hole golf course nearby
What To Know
- This 1920s historic hotel is set on six acres of parkland and pine forests
- There are 10 tennis courts, if you'd like to play a match
- Free WiFi
Surrounded by verdant pine forests which lead down to its very own private beach, MarePineta Resort has recently emerged from a swish restyle by prestigious Studio Lissoni, restoring it to its former splendour. For many years one of the go-to destinations in Milano Marittima (an upscale bolthole for aristocratic city dwellers in the Northeastern province of Ravenna), it retains an air of glamour and sophistication. Also in the grounds is the MarePineta Tennis Club, boasting no less than ten clay courts, which hosts international tournaments.
During your stay at MarePineta, you’ll make your home in a superb room at Villa Regina – a more modern addition to the original 1920s main building, featuring sleek lines, gleaming mirrored glass and hand-picked designer furniture. Elsewhere, spend time at the sparkling outdoor pool, mix and mingle at the private beach club set on pristine sands, and work up a sweat at the open-air Technogym. Throughout your sojourn you can expect VIP treatment, as well as bold flavours at two restaurants headed up by Michelin-starred chef Andrea Ribaldone – with all this, you’re guaranteed a stay that’s a cut above the rest.
How to Get There
Although I was there for a conference it felt like a vacation. Everything from the view off my balcony to the room and food was beyond excellent! I would return for a holiday in a heartbeat! Across the street there is clay tennis courts and a promenade leading to the shores of the Adriatic Sea. Within walking distance you can watch the small fishing boats returning with the days catch and have fresh fish for dinner along the docks.
The room had a double bed pushed up against the wall and less than 1 meter space to the other wall and the cupboard at the end of the bed. The fridge doesn't work nor the air con. There is no kettle in the room. No iron available - apparently it's against the law. Come on Italy!
Went with a large family group. Highlights included lovely waiters in the main and beach restaurant - loads of character and really got to know us. Beautiful breakfast location each morning we all could have sat out and chatted as a family there for half the day. Beach was gorgeous and we loved our cabana especially with our baby girl - great for her to roll around on.
Sadly hotel management is poor and the hotel lacks finesse overall. Particular point would be the handling of an issue where something went missing from my room. My husband had bought with us from uk as a surprise a beautiful bottle of gin and half of it disappeared on the first morning in between going to and from breakfast. I had barely even tasted it the night before so it was practically a full bottle prior to this. I was extremely distressed and concerned (made me wonder what else might have disappeared!) reported it to the front desk who failed to even call me back. Went to speak to the manager personally and in tears as I felt quite violated and management said they would look into it and get back to me. No one got back to me, had to go myself again the next day when I was patronised and made to feel I was going mad. We certainly did not drink that gin (my husband doesn’t like it and I’m breastfeeding so drink a small amount as an occasional tipple with a tonic) and the mystery of where it went remains unsolved! It may have been an honest accident where it spilt (though even there the cork was pretty firm in the bottle so unlikely..) but it was handled so poorly I’m afraid it left a terrible taste and I remained unimpressed by the hotel the rest of the stay. A small gesture of apology or reassurance from the manager would have quickly turned that around.
I’m afraid I wouldn’t recommend the hotel. They need to sort out service and their management to get anywhere near to 5*. Large families still seem to visit I think out of historical word of mouth but it doesn’t merit that reputation anymore. What a shame as the location is lovely and local ice cream is ace ☺️
Spent a week with my wife and 1 year old son. The lobby and other commonly used areas are fantastic..including the bar, restaurant, garden, beach etc. Everything is clean and well equipped. I love the idea to assign one set of sun beds, chair, table and umbrella for the total week. This avoids the well known "towel reserving" game on the beach each morning. Marco and his staff are doing a great job and providing #1 support for each guests with special attention to families with babies. THANK YOU, MARCO again!!
We stayed in the executive room. It was just fine, I could not highlight any big positive or negative. I don't think it was a 5 start level room however the housekeeping was really careful.I liked the quick cleaning while we were down for dinner. They just swept the floor and changed the used towels so we could get rid of the sand. WIFI was a bit unstable. One day it worked perfectly and I could use streams to follow NFL games while the other day it was hard to read a single mail...i was not surprised though...whenever I travel to Italy WIFI sucks:)!
Location is perfect. No direct connection to the beach but it is only a 2-3 min walk through the tennis centre that I loved. I also play tennis so I enjoyed watching the actual tournament..so many lovely people there.
The breakfast could be a bit more various but maybe this was a cultural thing...as I saw Italians did not eat a lot in the morning. The dinner was absolutely fabulous! The michelin star chef delivered the expectations and all the waiters were so kind and supportive. One thing to consider : I do believe that in a 5 star hotel the water should be free of charge for the dinner as well. I think it is not elegant and stylish to charge the guests for 3 EUR / bottle of water. I know it is a cost question but still..do not this please!
In general the entire crew was very helpful in any kind of topic...we plan to come back next year again!
During my business visit, We stay here. It's a nice property near to beach area. Good Foods options. Expected more but get less... Nice property but some of the advanced options are missing or not proper. Like no digital safety locker in the room! Still, they are offering an old key base locker! No good WIFI connection. Many areas including inside the room, wifi not working properly. No tea or coffee maker and small screen TV! Anyway, still it's a good property.