8/24/09

Il Pelicano – Europe’s Best Hotel


At least according to more than 32,000 readers of Condé Nast Traveler…

For the 15th annual Gold List, hotels were judged in five categories on a 100 point scale. Il Pelicano located on the Tuscan coast in Italy scored an overall rating of 97.1, the best in Europe. With service rated at 95.2 and rooms at 90.5, food, location and design all garnered perfect 100s.

Originally opened in 1965, the hotel currently has 35 rooms, 5 junior suites and 10 deluxe suites nestled among the cypress and olive trees above the ocean. Along with the brand new Pelliclub spa, other amenities include two restaurants (one of which is Michelin starred) and bars, the La Cantina wine cellar, a pool and private beach.

This is one stunning property…breathtaking views, a tranquil setting, top shelf service and gourmet food are all waiting for you. And should you happen to feel the need to get away from this most idyllic of hotels, you can always take a day trip to Rome or Florence.

If you are looking for quality hotels in Italy, Il Pelicano receives my highest recommendation..!