Grand Hotel Palazzo
What We Love
- An exuberantly elegant stay in the port city of Livorno, with breakfast, spa access and moreThe proximity to the waterfront – the promenade is right in front of the hotel
- The luxury, decadent interiors that make you feel like you’re staying in a gorgeous renaissance palace
- Discovering Tuscany - a staple in many a traveller's destination wishlist
What To Know
- Located just a minute's walk from the beach; rooms have panoramic ocean views
- Guestrooms have free WiFi and flatscreen TVs
- There's an Italian restaurant on the top floor
- The city center and harbor are just over a mile away
Tuscany needs little introduction; it’s preened, historic towns, olive grove-peppered hills and world-class wineries keep it firmly on the map. The port town of Livorno, on the western coast of Tuscany, effortlessly encapsulates the region’s spirit and is home to huge piazzas, superior seafood and an abundance of renaissance architecture.
It’s within this beguiling setting that Grand Hotel Palazzo, a five-star grande dame from MGallery by Sofitel, makes its home. Set back from the water, this luxuriously grand property has panoramic sea views, decadent interiors and huge rooms. With a sophisticated restaurant and access to the Tuscany Wellness & Spa to boot, this is slice of Tuscany you won’t want to leave in a hurry.
How to Get There
Stayed here for a short Autumn holiday break with friends. This is a fairly large chain hotel with all the facilities you would expect. It is situated on the sea front and it is only a short walk into the main town which has plenty of shops and lots of restaurants.
We used the train to visit Florence, Sienna, Pisa etc and there is a central train station just a short taxi ride from the hotel making it all very easy.
For those wanting to use a car there is ample parking at the hotel.
The rooms are spacious, although our bathroom was on the small side with an over the bath shower which did not work very well.
Unfortunately the tv never worked during our stay, despite repeated requests to reception every day to get this fixed.
Certainly recommend the main restaurant and bar area on the top floor. The buffet breakfast is served in a different area on the ground floor, but note, there is a very limited range in the buffet.
The staff were very helpful and friendly. The doorman was a mine of information.
We stayed in Livorno as a mid point to Cinque terra and Florence on our vacation. The hotel was across the street from the Mediterranean with a beautiful view from the top floor bar and pool. The rooms were big and very comfortable. Our bathroom alone was about half the size of a chain hotel room in the USA. The service and hospitality we received was great. Everyone we met spoke English as well as numerous other languages. The greatest asset of the hotel, however, was Andreas! A man who wears multiple hats, doorman, bellman, concierge, etc... anything you needed- information, umbrella, reservations, directions, etc... Andreas could take care of it. He was always there to help. And don’t worry about him understanding you as he’s also fluent in many languages.
We were only here for 2 nights and we wish it was longer! It is the hotel we were staying in before our wedding and the hotel upgraded us to a suite and it was SO beautiful! Honestly the room was huge and so clean and the service at the desk and the rest of the hotel was amazing. Would recommend to anyone, the little muffin when you check in is a lovely touch and the view from the pool and rooms is amazing!