Locanda al Colle Hotel, Camaiore
No reception, no concierge, not even room numbers – but 12 rooms and suites decorated in impeccable style, and bearing resonant names such as “Aurora,” “Orizzonte,” “Cipresso” or “Mare,” and a well-appointed garden that includes a pool. Striking about the interior design is its closely coordinated arrangement of contemporary sculptures, unique lamps, stacks of tour guides and coffee-table books, bouquets of fresh roses, and sensuous scents. Altogether elegant and full of character. It would not be right to call “Locanda al Colle” an insider tip. In fact, word about this neat B&B designed by Riccardo Barsottelli has gotten around in the community of individual holidaymakers, fans of Forte dei Marmi, and professional travellers. This explains why guests no longer book at their convenience, but cautiously inquire instead whether there is any weekend at all that is not fully booked yet.
Hotel Price range
One night for two in a double of the lowest category during the off-season will cost approx.:
- Below € 250
- Below € 400
- Above € 400
A privileged spot for daydreaming: Lounging in a deck chair with view of the vast blue sea. Room rates include free admission to the posh “Il Cavallone” beach club.
With a bit of luck, you may be able to book a room on short notice. It is definitely a good idea to book as early as November or December for the next summer season.
Location, ambience, room, service, and wine list:
6 = one of a kind
5 = excellent
4 = good
3 = satisfactory
2 = imperfect
1 = poor
6 = superior culinary art (normally 3 Michelin stars)
5 = extraordinarily creative culinary performance – often awarded one or two Michelin stars
4 = excellent cuisine, high quality, and consistency
3 = great cuisine, out of the ordinary
2 = unambitious cuisine
1 = best not to dine here
6 = unique resort or restaurant that satisfies (nearly) every need and desire
5 = top-of-the-lot in its category, as-new infrastructure, with lavish attention to detail
4 = swank restaurant or thrilling hotel with restaurant, bar, indoor or outdoor pool, gym, and spa
3 = elegant restaurant with patio, or small-but-refined hotel with restaurant
2 = harmonious restaurant without terrace or a luxurious B&B with swimming pool
1 = simple restaurant or charming B&B without swimming pool
Hidden in the hills of Camaiore, the Locanda nestles in a well-groomed garden right next to an olive grove. The beautiful sandy beaches of Versilia are within easy reach, the Lido di Camaiore being just 5 km away, while Forte dei Marmi is 10 km away.
An elegant B&B with plenty of character and charm, defined by discreet luxury and a serene ambience.
A well-appointed garden complex with lush retreats, heated salt water outdoor pool and hot tub, open-plan kitchen, bicycles, parking lot, and complimentary access to the “Il Cavallone” beach club.
Breakfast with fresh-squeezed orange juice, home-made Bircher muesli, and egg dishes à la minute. Twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday), chef Gian Luca serves a multi-course dinner at the Locanda. There is a cooking class on Tuesdays.
12 rooms and suites tastefully decorated in earthy colours, all of them with very beautiful, modern bathrooms. A selected few of them come with a private patio with a sweeping view all the way to the sea.
Very personal, attentive and warm. Riccardo’s charm is irresistible. It will make you feel immediately at home, as if you were visiting a friend.
Location: Camaiore | Tuscany
Locanda al Colle
Via La Stretta, 231 · Loc. Capezzano Pianore · 55041 Camaiore
Phone +39 0584 915195