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What We Love

  • A natural spa retreat in Tuscany, with spa and restaurant discounts, a morning hike and breakfastSpa flotation sessions and scuba diving in the underground lake
  • The delicious and low-calorie Tuscan cuisine at La Veranda
  • The stunning floral gardens and ancient forests of the Grotta Giusti's private parkland
  • The phenomenal natural structure of the hotel's own cave system, where you can retreat for a relaxing steam

What To Know

  • The hotel's main pools are open to the public but there is a reserved area for guests
  • The villa is elegant and has old-world flair but could also use some updating
  • Dining on-site isn't the cheapest option, but it's well worth it

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

A 19th-century villa with thermal pools and a natural cave, boasting luxe spa treatments and gourmet dining

Location

With a stay at Grotta Giusti in Monsummano Terme, you’ll be next to a golf course and close to Museum of Contemporary Art and the Twentieth Century and Montecatini Golf Club. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Terme Leopoldine and Funicolare Cablecar Railway.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 64 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wired Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Food & Drink

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include limo/town car service, a computer station, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and a train station pick-up service.

How to Get There

Grotta Giusti
Via Grotta Giusti 1411
Monsummano Terme, 1411 Italy

Reviews

Relaxing hotel
tonydX1941TU

Staff 5/5, hotel 4.5/5, food 5/5, entertainment 3/5

Overall relaxing break in lovely hotel.
Shame the new part is not as classic as the old. Grounds very nice. The restaurant room was a bit lacking character/atmosphere otherwise food excellent. We dined out most nights at hotel recommended places all very good.
User the surprisingly large hot and bubbles pool and not he summer pool although invitingly quiet.
Easy trips out to Lucca and piza.
Entertainment was amusing withe the wrong notes played but nonetheless entertaining.
You must have a front room. The rear ones have no view although all very nice.

First class elegance
MrsSLincolnshire

We had 4 days at the grotto Giusti. The hotel is very elegant with beautiful decor. The spa therapist were all professional people and treatments not over priced. Beds comfortable with lovely linens. The restaurant was quite large and a little impersonal although the staff were lovely and welcoming. Breakfast was faultless everything catered for.
I would definitely come here again.
The thermal swimming pool is open to the public for a fee between 10 - 6 pm. but residents are in a semi private area. There is also a fresh water pool just for hotel guests. The pool bar serves a good selection of healthy snacks and a daily pasta dish.
I really enjoyed my stay here.

Great cave experience
jacksonnnnn

We spent a night here after reading a lot about thermal spas all over Tuscany, but the cave experience is really what intrigued us the most. Our room came with half-off the Grotto, so my wife and I gleefully scheduled a time slot, followed by a couples massage. First of all, it should be noted that the spa and the hotel feel a little like two totally different sides of the same building. I even got incredibly lost trying to make my way back to my room.

We started in the thermal pool outside, which was fairly empty. It felt a little like a big outdoor hotel pool, except people were just sort of soaking instead of swimming. The water was warm, but not hot like a hot tub. Nice, but nothing especially "luxurious" if that's what you're looking for.

When it came time for our cave visit, we stopped at a small locker area where we changed into a basic gown type thing, not wearing anything underneath. We were told we had 1 hour. Then, we walked downward, through a doorway, into the caves, which are basically divided into three sections: a cool area, a mild area, and a hot area. We walked all the way to the back, to the hottest zone, were a few people here and there languished on recliners in silence. My wife and I did the same, and found the experience to be surprisingly relaxing -- unlike a sauna or steam room, we weren't "enduring" the heat, but rather entranced by it. Things remained silent for the most part, until an older group got up to leave and spend a good while chatting loudly in Italian with total disregard. Wish the rule about silence was reiterated to guests before they entered. After our hour was up, we went back upstairs, got our clothes from the locker, and were guided to an area to shower. We read some reviews that mentioned getting hosed down naked by staff members, but this didn't happen at all to us -- we had or own private rooms. Maybe the policy changed, so fear not about having to be naked in front of anyone throughout this experience. Overall, truly unique and I'm glad we did it -- although not sure I'd have been quite as excited had we payed full price.

Our couples massage was really nice as well, although it's a "relaxation massage" -- don't expect them to work out any muscle issues, but instead basically rub your body with oil for the duration. We had to wear tiny little paper thongs (nothing else), so like most massages, you'll need be comfortable with that. Both our massage therapists were women, very polite, spoke little english. Definitely very very relaxed afterward, as advertised.

Overall, the hotel itself was just fine. It seems to me that the cave/spa is what makes the place really special, and I think it's worth a visit for sure if you're willing to spend a little money for a full day of treatments/pool time.