Hotel Palazzo Guiscardo
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes buffet breakfast
- Access to the beach club in Forte dei Marmi (around 6 miles away) from April 28 to June 15 and September 1-30 is also included
- Creative blend of traditional and contemporary design, and unique pop art
- Polished, exceptional staff that takes service with a smile to a whole new level
- It's a 30-minute drive from Pisa and about an hour from Florence
What To Know
- Breakfast is served on-site and the hotel owns a nearby restaurant
- Though you can reach the property by train, consider renting a car to make the most of the area
- Dress to impress in glam Pietrasanta; leave the T-shirts and flip-flops at home
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This former 19th-century palace blends original design elements with striking contemporary artwork. In the chic reception area all eyes move up to Mauro Corda’s life-size metallic gymnast sculpture, which dangles from an impossibly thin string. Pale wood flooring, black-and-white Roberto Kusterle photographs and a modern Corten steel bar complete the sleek, arty look. Wander into the lounge, and the walls and furnishings are accented with bold, colorful pop art pieces by Steve Alan Kaufman, including a prominent portrait of Marilyn Monroe.
Bed and Bath
Each guestroom is unique, though on the whole they’re markedly more traditional than the common areas. Think rich, regal hues, high ceilings, opulent textured wallpaper and luxurious floor-to-ceiling curtains (and the odd piece of pop art thrown in for good measure). Bathrooms are extremely grand, and each is named for a type of local marble, which is used liberally on the walls, floors, vanities, baths and showers. Jacuzzi tubs and Hermès bath products are the icing on the cake.
During the summer it can be difficult to find a sunbathing spot in neighboring Forte dei Marmi, a ritzy Tuscan beach town. However, Palazzo Guiscardo has scored exclusive access to the Bagno Sandra beach club, right in the center of the action (a daily charge applies and prices fluctuate throughout the summer). To get there, rent a bike or take a ride in the hotel’s hip antique taxi. The property also owns a popular Tuscan restaurant in Pietrasanta, Osteria alla Giudea, which serves homemade pastas and fresh seafood.
In the Area
Begin with a visit to Pietrasanta’s Museo dei Bozzetti, followed by the Church of San Biago and Sant’ Antonio to view Fernando Botero’s famous frescoes, the Gateway to Paradise and the Gateway to Hell. For daytrips in the area head to Carrara to tour the marble quarries, the source of some of Palazzo Guiscardo’s colorful bathroom marble, bike to leafy Versiliana Park, or shop and sunbathe with the glamorous crowd in neighboring Forte dei Marmi.
How to Get There
Attention to detail, great information by the concierge. Lovely room with a large bed, beautiful bathroom and a balcony. Ideally located to wander into the town for a meal, one Day we followed the sculpture trail and visited the library and museums. Train to Pizza and Lucca easy to navigate just remember to validate your ticket in one of the machines at the station. The beach club included in our stay was beautiful, is easily accessible by bus if you don’t have a car
We had a marvelous stay at this small hotel. Have been many places in the world but have never met more service minded and friendly employees this also included the people working at the private beach Bagno Sandra. Thank you for making us so welcome and for all of your help in finding train times, places to eat and information on Pietrasanta and the surrounding area. We will certainly recommend you to friends.
If you are looking for a four-star and romantic hotel, with few rooms and very well located (20 minutes' drive from Pise Airport), go to Hotel Palazzo Guiscardo.
The rooms are spacious, decorated with charm. Receptionists are helpful and speak several languages including some French and English.
Another good point: car park is free.
Should I to Tuscany again, I will go again to Hotel Palazzo Guiscardo. A must see!
We stayed at the Palazzo Guiscardo for 4 nights last week and we absolutely enjoyed every minute of our stay there. The only thing we would do differently next time is to stay even longer!
The hotel is very centrally located and in walking distance to everything you might want to see; the interior and the art is absolutely great; the rooms were beautifully decorated, spacious & comfortable; the beach club was simply a dream; and last but not least the service was truly exceptional. We also really loved the variety of the breakfast, especially the cheese selection and the fresh fruits.
We also felt the atmosphere was very personal and extremely professional. The Hotel Manager & the entire staff were so helpful and friendly. We felt really well taken care of throughout the entire stay. Can definitely recommend this hotel if you are looking for a great place to stay in Pietresanta!
A very nice, small, privately managed hotel equipped with plenty of pieces of modern art. The rooms are luxurious with individual furniture, huge and elegant marble bathrooms, named according to the marble used. The hotel is located in the city center and all restaurants, bars, art galleries can be easily reached by feet, beach within 5 minutes by car. The staff was well informed, very friendly and helpful. We received good recommendations regarding restaurants and free parking in Lucca. Wonderful Prosecco was served as a welcome gift and breakfast also very good, even with gluten- free bread. We very much enjoyed our stay in Palazzo Guiscardo, warmly recommend this hotel and wish to come back soon, hopefully.