What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes breakfast
- Poolside Michelin-starred dining at Magnolia
- Top Tuscan location between Forte dei Marmi's beachfront and boutique-lined streets, a 30-minute car/boat trip from the Cinque Terre and an hour's drive from Florence
- A private outdoor pool set in manicured gardens
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Free bike rentals for exploring Forte dei Marmi’s cycle-friendly streets
- Cooking classes can be arranged for an additional fee
- The hotel is closed between November and March
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Seconds from the sea in the heart of one of Tuscany’s top coastal resorts, the Hotel Byron in Forte dei Marmi is all about effortless elegance. The villa was constructed in the early part of the 20th century for an Italian duke as a second home, and the grand interiors evoke a high society hideaway. In the 29 guestrooms warm Tuscan colors and classic marble bathrooms are brought up to date with contemporary touches like free WiFi, hardwood floors, and robes and slippers. Soak up the Tuscan sun by the outdoor pool in the private garden, and spend the evenings dining alfresco on Michelin-starred cuisine at the poolside Magnolia restaurant.
In the Area
Less than an hour’s drive from Florence, Forte dei Marmi, on the Versilia coast, is littered with posh beach clubs, a see-and-be-seen promenade and boutiques stocked with Gucci handbags and Prada bikinis. This is where the tony crowd soaks up the Tuscan sun. Grab a gelato and join the locals for a post-dinner walk along the promenade. Or hit the shops: Designer brands jostle for space along the leafy streets. Browse big hitters Prada, Gucci and Valentino, and pop into local boutiques such as Pepita and Kose Rose. The shops are open until midnight during the summer. Stroll the narrow streets and browse the art galleries in nearby Pietrasanta, a pretty medieval town and creative hub. It has, over the years, been home to both Michelangelo and Henry Moore.
How to Get There
It looks like a very old mansion, very well decorated, and facing the see.
our room was really good with Mediterranean view and a very comfortable bathroom.
the bed and the lines were exquisite and very cozy.
the breakfast was really good in a very nice and beautiful porch.
the staff was so nice and attentive. the hotel offers bikes so you can go around this beautiful small beach city.
To experience the Byron was an absolute delight. This beautiful boutique hotel nestled perfectly on the coast of the Tuscan Riviera creates an ambiance that is in a class of its own. On arrival our welcome was perfect as our luggage was taken care of and we were given a personal tour of the hotel before being seated on the rear terrace overlooking the gardens, swimming pool and La Magnolia (I will discuss this masterpiece later). The volume of staff allows for attentive and engaging service making you feel like the most important guest of this beautiful hotel, whilst they cater to your every need in the most perfect and unobtrusive manner.
Our bedroom was beautifully appointed, modern, delightfully decorated and with a sea view balcony. It was the perfect setting to enjoy a nice glass of wine and enjoy the transition from day to night. The bathroom was modern sizeable and came with the best shower I have ever enjoyed.
The beach is literally 50 yards away from the hotel and is without doubt the cleanest and best kept beach I have ever seen. Being a private beach (as is all of the beach in Forte Dei Marmi) you would expect nothing less.
Just a short walk or bike ride (they are free to borrow by the way) is the town of Forte Dei Marmi. It is littered with designer stores, boutiques, quaint cafes and so much more. It was a delight to walk from the Byron into the town. Enjoying stunning views either side of both the sea and the beautiful Apuan Alps.
La Magnolia is the Jewel in an already beautiful crown. Enjoying a pool side view it is a perfect setting for what is to follow. Holding one Michelin Star Chef Cristoforo Trapani’s creations are like works of art whilst the service is like a theatre. As wine lovers the selection is comprehensive and was wonderfully complimented by a delightful sommelier. The experience is one we will never forget.
With Vineyards close by in Lucca the concierge will be happy to arrange a wine tasting experience should the availability be there. I would suggest arranging this prior to arrival.
Having travelled to a selection other 5* and boutique hotels I can genuinely say that the Byron sits atop of them all. The vibe was relaxed and one of understated luxury creating absolutely what we desired, whilst the service, room and cuisine were exceptional and far exceeded our expectations.
Great location, comfortable Suite, amazing restaurant and service. I would suggest to all friends. Lovely pool in a very well mantained garden. I was here many times and surely I will be back! For all the people looking for an excellent experience
We have been visiting this hotel for 19 years
Rooms are improving
Reception and hotel staff lovely
Restaurant and staff overrated. What was special has just evaporated
Poor value for money
So sad that this is no longer a special hotel just average
Nice hotel ... room quite ok but old fashioned, quiet environment out of the season.
A little out of the center, but you can take a free bike to have a look around.
Restaurant has specific atmosphere, try it once, it's nice.