Set by a wide sandy beach and within easy reach of Florence and Pisa, the Grand Continental is perfectly placed for experiencing the best of Tuscany.
This large, modern hotel is right by a sandy beach in the resort of Tirrenia. It’s well situated for exploring Tuscany – local buses to Pisa take around half an hour, while Florence and Lucca can easily be reached by train. Venture further into the Tuscan countryside and you’ll find a patchwork of vineyards, sunflower fields and postcard-perfect hilltop towns.
The hotel’s pool is Olympic-sized and one of the biggest on the Tuscan Riviera. It’s bordered by a large sun terrace with loungers and royal-blue parasols. There are also loungers available on the beach. It’s a wide stretch of sand, so there’s plenty of room. The sea here is calm, which is great for younger children and less confident swimmers.
Light and airy rooms are simply furnished, with wooden furniture and white-tiled bathrooms. Some rooms have balconies with sea views.
Dinner is served as a buffet spread in the hotel's spacious dining rooms. Dishes include Tuscan specialities such as risotto and seafood pasta. During the summer, the hotel also serves a buffet lunch beside the pool.
LocationApprox. walking times: beachfront location; resort centre, bars and restaurants - 1 min
20 to 40 minutes
• 175 rooms • All rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV, phone and minibar • Standard rooms have 2 beds and limited sea view • Family rooms sleep 4 and have a twin room with en suite shower and an additional twin room linked by interconnecting doors • One-bedroom apartments: sleep up to 4 - air-conditioning is payable locally - clubcard must be purchased for each guest over 4 years €37 per week • Olympic-size swimming pool open May-Sep • Pool bar serving snacks • Sunbeds, deckchairs and parasols, May to mid-Sep • Nearby garden and seating area • 2 non-smoking restaurants with air-conditioning • Buffet breakfast • Dinner is waiter service • Buffet lunch served beside the pool, 4th Jun-10th Sep • Gym • Pedalos, aerobics and table tennis 15th Jun-1st Sep • Bicycle hire • Nearby golf course at discounted rates • TV room • Daily and evening games organised, July - August • Piano bar in high season • Children's pool • Playground • Hotel-run kids' club for 4-10 yrs 13th Jun -11th Sep • Children's menu/buffet • Children's suppers from 19:30 on request • Cots • Highchairs • 24hr reception • Money exchange • Internet • Laundry service
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