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
It never fails to please
Large gracious rooms and if at the front a balcony overlooking the sea and the grand esplanade
One thing to mention ... it’s not possible to get anything ironed at a weekend which is a drawback
Other than that the staff are charming especially Jessica on reception
GF catered for.
An elegant impressive building well looked after.
The service and staff were exceptional, friendly and helpful.
We had a sea view at the front and would recommend.
Breakfast is a little bland but loads of it.
We stayed here for 6 days in September, on arrival the hotel is visually stunning and the door man was lovely and so friendly, staff were mostly friendly throughout our stay. The rooms were a nice size and were clean, could just do with a little bit of maintenance- eg the paint peeling off the radiators and numbers written on the tiles, battered door frame. But these weren’t too much of an issue and didn’t detract away too much from the room. The bed was comfy and we had a nice view from the window.
The air con was very temperamental so we ended up with the window open most of the time.
The rooftop pool was cold, but worth the visit. Beautiful views from the terrace. We didn’t eat in the restaurant so couldn’t comment on that. Breakfast there was a good selection, you could request hot food if you wanted it- but we were happy with just cereals, pancakes and breads.
Location wise we loved it, 15 minutes on the bus to the train station and only an hour and 20 to Florence and 15 minutes to Pisa. The bus is cheap too- only €1.50 for a journey and the trains were also very reasonably priced. There was plenty of food options around the hotel and we spent a lot of time walking along the coast. It was an ideal break for us both and probably one of the nicest hotels we will ever be able to afford. We got it as a deal on fleet way travel, so was very cheap deal for us both- great value for money, but I don’t know how this would compare if we’d payed for the room outside of a package. Overall a nice hotel, staff spoke good English and were pleasant, ideal for what we wanted which was to chill and to have the ability to explore some areas around Tuscany.