Baglioni Resort Cala del Porto
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily buffet breakfast
- Free shuttle to/from Bagno Alleluja beach club
- Dirty martinis in the glam cocktail bar overlooking the bay of Punta Ala
- Tons of books to flip through in the library
- A small by-appointment spa for a jetlag-busting massage
What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $3 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- It's well worth renting a car to explore the surrounding countryside
- The Massa Marittima region in southern Tuscany is dotted with mineral springs and medieval towns
- Mosquitoes are quite prevalent in the area due to the proximity of the marina
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
The petite Baglioni Hotel Cala del Porto (Relais & Chateaux) retreat is set on a pine tree–studded hillside overlooking the bay of Punta Ala, in southern Tuscany. The imposing lobby is drenched in sunlight, and the public areas are strewn with antiques and huge framed images of Hollywood stars. With its own stretch of private beach and a restaurant that looks out at the marina, this five-star property so oozes traditional Tuscan glamour that you expect to find Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor sipping a whiskey sour on the terrace.
Bed and Bath
The 38 guestrooms combine bright and breezy decor (pastels, striped wallpaper, black-and-white photos of the coast) with traditional Tuscan flourishes (dark wood furniture, antiques). Most of the rooms come with balconies that look out across the sea toward the island of Elba; on a clear day you can see all the way to Corsica. The contemporary bathrooms feature twin sinks and signature Relais & Chateaux toiletries.
Most guests enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on the terrace at the Belvedere restaurant, which overlooks the outdoor pool, the hotel’s magnificent gardens and Punta Ala’s bustling marina. It serves light Mediterranean dishes flavored with herbs grown in the hotel’s own garden, and it has an impressive list of local wines. There’s a small alfresco gym by the pool equipped with a multitrainer and a treadmill. The private Bagno Alleluja beach club, dotted with pagoda-shaped cabanas, is a mile away, but the property runs a free shuttle service.
In the Area
Punta Ala’s marina is lined with designer boutiques, bars and restaurants and attracts wealthy Italians throughout the summer. Head to Restauranr La Vela to feast on fabulous Tuscan dishes. Close by is Enteco Ristoro Molo G, which serves magnums of champagne. Just 10 miles away, the ancient seaside town of Castiglione della Pescaia is now a modern city that has grown around a medieval fortress. The area is packed with shops and lovely restaurants such as Il Granaio, on Via Celso Camaiori; it is highly recommended for its seafood dishes and stunning garden. Or, for a more quiet and sheltered dining experience, visit La Vela‘s outdoor panoramic bar overlooking the spectacular terrace. This sophisticated restaurant embraces fish and meat specialty dishes from Mediterranean and Tuscan cuisine.
How to Get There
This hotel is so well worth every cent. The staff were so welcoming and obliging and nothing was too much trouble. Our junior suite was out of this world. Looking out across the harbour. There was a shuttle service from the hotel to the private beach😄😄. Pampered or what and when we were ready to ready to return to the hotel the car came back for us and the driver had hot face towels for us. The food was fabulous also. We were truly sorry to leave.
We really enjoyed our stay in this hotel from the very moment we checked in. The staff was extremely helpful and immediately helped us with our luggage even though it was raining quite hard.
More than that, we received an instant upgrade to a room with sea view. The room itself was very luxurious sporting a big enough bedroom and a huge bathroom while it also had its own balcony that offered a phenomenal view over the Punta Ala marina and the swimming pool area. Breakfast was excellent with a wide selection of different specialities of the Maremma region. We were even offered sparkling wine and the coffee was very tasty either.
The hotel offers free parking at a separate compound only a few yards up the road, for which guests are being supplied with an own key.
All in all, this hotel is a gem and the staff was extremely friendly and did not hesitate to help us out with tips of things to see in and around Punta Ala. A special mention goes to Nathalie who really made our stay an unforgettable one, thank you!
Definitely a place we wish to return rather sooner than later. We can definitely recommend this hotel. It deserves all of its 5 stars as it is an exclusive yet relaxing place to stay along the Maremma coast. Just what we had been looking for.
To sum it up: A fab hotel.
After 4 days at this very special resort, I was sad to leave. Like many tourists who visit Italy, I was very familiar with Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca and Pisa, but had never before considered visiting the west coast of Tuscany on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Without expectations, I booked a stay. Approaching Punta Ala on the drive from the Follonica train station, the scenery became increasingly green and dominated by hills. I was warmly greeted as I stepped into what felt like someone's home, into a lobby that was more like a very well appointed living room/lounge, and was offered refreshing beverages and a light snack as I checked in. All stress from the day of travel was relieved instantly.
The staff is amazing-no exceptions.The front desk staff were there for whatever need expressed. The Executive Housekeeper Marcia & I worked on improving my Italian and her English with each encounter, and upon commenting on the ambient aroma throughout the hotel, I was gifted a small bottle of the product. The Baglioni group uses the same product in their properties, so that guests can have a consistent olfactory memory of their stay, regardless of the property. The accommodations & room amenities were deluxe and uncommon. The multi-lingual staff in the dining and bar areas remembered my preferences with each encounter and instinctively knew the perfect approach and level of service. Always gracious, and the food is excellent and Mediterranean, i.e. healthy. The menus are in Italian, English and Russian.
The hotel is located at a marina, but the beach is just a few kilometers away, shuttle provided. The property is peppered with Stone Pine trees, sometimes called parasol or umbrella pines, and their rustling sound resulting from the wind is very relaxing. This is a wonderful and unique location to end or begin any trip to Tuscany!
our eight day stay in early september was one of the best in any hotel in Italy. The hotel has just 39 well appointed rooms and everything is done to maximize the guests confort. The service is perfect and the the restaurant excellent. Punya ala is defintely NOT st. tropez for nightlife but is for those wishing to relax and enjoy the sea and naturzl beauty of the Maremma. There are three excellent restaurants in town- among them lo scalino,If you have a car it is well worth it to venture 3 kilometers to the restaurant BERNARDO where all the locals go and is incredible good value.
This is an excellent 5 star Hotel, good service & food, cheerful and very helpful staff too. Our ground room had a comfortable double bed with sea and pool view. The patio gets after noon sunshine and an ideal tranquil place to sit and read. The bar area is small and not used by residence. Local marina restaurants are excellent and in walking distance, reasonably priced too. Secure hotel valet parking.