Family Hotel

Tuscany, Italy

Casa Badiola

Rates per night from$208.46

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR177.73), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Relaxed rustic retreat

Setting

Green-gold Maremma countryside

Casa Badiola hotel in Tuscany offers families the chance to settle in and spread out. Its fuss-free living spaces include neat little kitchenettes, and there’s a peaceful pool and an excellent kids club. For mum and dad, the Smith-approved L’Andana hotel – just steps away – offers plenty of pampering potential, thanks to its indulgent spa and two restaurants. Further afield, great beaches beckon.

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Free daily access to the kids club (a minimum two-night stay applies)

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

14, including two family suites.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $208.46 (€178), excluding tax at 10 per cent.

More details

Rates usually include a buffet breakfast.

At the hotel

Swimming pool, kids club, outdoor and indoor play areas with ping-pong and pinball games, helipad, gardens. Shared facilities include an Espa spa, pool, tennis court, small golf course and restaurants. In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD player, DVD player, minibar, Illy coffee machine, kitchenette, signature bath products.

Our favourite rooms

If you want to spread yourselves elegantly across two big bedrooms, book a Club House Suite, which span 80sq m and boast a hillside-surveying terrace. You can feel fairly independent while you’re here, thanks to the hob-equipped kitchenette, and there’s a little living room with a sofa and TV. Decor is Tuscan rustic: wooden furniture, countryside hues.

Poolside

There’s a large outdoor pool surrounded by gorgeous countryside, designed with families in mind and open from May to September. The pool has a shallow end, but there's no lifeguard so keep a watchful eye on little Smiths; there’s also a little garden with sun loungers and parasols. Families can also use the pool at L'Andana.

Spa

The sleek spa at L’Andana has a range of tempting Espa beauty treatments, a, black-slate hot bath, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi overlooking the gardens.

Also

Sign up for one of the great cooking classes, led by chefs from L'Andana's team.

Pet‐friendly

Canine companions can join you for €20 a night; dog bowls are provided, but bring anything else required of you by pooch. See more pet-friendly hotels in Tuscany.

Children

Cots (free) and extra beds (€50 a night) for under-7s can be added to rooms.

Overview

The hotel has a brilliant kids club, a family-friendly outdoor pool, pretty green grounds and some sociable sitting areas where you can read or play board games. At next-door sister hotel L’Andana, you'll find the spa, golf course, pool and a brace of restaurants: one casual; one formal.

Best for

Pre-schoolers

Recommended rooms

If you want to spread yourselves elegantly across two big bedrooms, book a Club House Suite, which span 80sq m and boast a hillside-surveying terrace. There's a hob-equipped kitchenette and a little living room with a sofa and TV.

Crèche

The brightly-coloured, friendly kids club is open from 10am until 1pm and 2pm until 7pm; a day’s use for one child will set you back €30. The cheery space is decorated with cushions, chairs and tables (all scaled down for children), but there’s an emphasis on the great outdoors, too: little Smiths can take part in outside games, pony rides, art sessions, ping-pong and pinball games. Budding gardeners can also get planting vegetables and flowers.

Activities

Play tennis on L’Andana’s courts, or have a golf lesson on the hotel’s pretty course. Borrow bikes and wheel around the countryside, or request a picnic in the grounds. One of the nicest ways to while away a morning or afternoon is on one of the cooking classes hosted by L'Andana's eminent brigade. Go alone to brush up on Tuscan classics, learn to cook as a family team, or treat your under-12s to a fun Kids in the Kitchen class – themes include Crazy Pizza and I Love Chocolate. With each two-hour class, you get your own chef's toque, apron and notebook, plus a (self-cooked!) meal: adults, €180; children, €90. Staff can arrange horse-riding, bike rides, picnics or wine tasting. More adventurous activities include kite-surfing – the closest beach is only 15 minutes away by car.

Swimming pool

There’s a large outdoor pool surrounded by gorgeous countryside, designed with families in mind and open from May to September. The pool has a shallow end, but there's no lifeguard so keep a watchful eye on little Smiths.

Meals

Highchairs are available, and the chef will happily adapt dishes for children’s tastes. 

Babysitting

Babysitters are available for €30 an hour; book 24 hours in advance.

No need to pack

Cots, changing mats, soft toys, stair gates, playpen, books, puzzles, colouring kit, DVDs, outdoor toys,

Also

Cots (free) and extra beds (€50 a night) for under-7s can be added to rooms.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Next to the windows in the main restaurant; outside on the terrace in warmer months.

Hotel restaurant

Breakfast is served in Casa Bardiola, guests staying here can also hop across to L'Andana's two eateries: La Villa and La Trattoria. Casual, kitchen-style dining room La Villa is open for lunch (and dinner if Trattoria Toscana is closed). Enrico Bartolini-helmed La Trattoria is set in the old granary and open to non-guests too. Modern Mediterranean trattoria dishes are whipped up using fresh, local produce, including aromatic herbs, vegetables, wine and olive oil from the gardens and cellar of Tenuta La Badiola. It’s open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday from June to September; during the summer Monday’s dinner option is a fixed-price (€80) barbecue in the gardens. 

Hotel bar

There's a sociable drinks area located in L’Andana’s large open-plan lounge, but you can drink wherever you fancy in the gardens, by the pool or on the grassy terrace. Drinks are available until 11pm.

Last orders

Breakfast at Casa Badiola from 7.30am to 10.30am and lunch at La Villa from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. La Trattoria is open for dinner from 7.30pm to 10pm, and the bar closes up shop at 11pm.

Room service

None, so make the most of meal times at L’Andana, or hop in the car to stock up on provisions.

Location

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Address
Casa Badiola
Località Badiola
Castiglione della Pescaia (Grossetto)
58043
Italy

Planes

Pisa Galileo Galilei airport (www.pisa-airport.com) is 135km from the hotel, a 90-minute drive. Alternatively, there’s Florence airport (www.aeroporto.firenze.it), 167km away, a two-hour car trip from the hotel.

Trains

Catch a train from Pisa, Florence or Rome to Grosseto station, 18km from Casa Badiola, a 20-minute drive, with the InterCity service (www.italiarail.com/intercity).

Automobiles

It’s well worth having a car in Tuscany, so you can pitch from mediaeval hamlet to nature reserve to hillside trattoria to wine estate, and back to boutique base camp. Even the faint-hearted can relax here, thanks to the quiet open roads (be prepared for hairpin bends, though).

Worth getting out of bed for

This patch of Tuscany is a great place for children, because it’s safe, gorgeous and unpolluted. Maremma, Italy’s Wild West, is characterised by beautiful coastline, hot springs and marshes once patrolled by cowboys. Kids will especially love visiting the beaches on the Tuscan coast, no more than 15 minutes away by car. Start with a trip to charming Castiglione della Pescaia, a colourful, characterful little seaside town that's just a 15-minute drive away.

Go on a hunt for your own private stretch of coastline at Maremma Nature Park (www.parco-maremma.it; +39 0564 393), a ruggedly beautiful spot. Be warned: there are craggy cliff sections, too, so be sure to explore together, rather than letting little ones venture ahead.

Elba, a beautiful little hideaway just off the Maremma coast, is the largest and most central of the islands within the Tuscan archipelago. It’s famous for its turquoise waters and vividly coloured scenery.
Smith & Family. Bring snorkelling gear for little Smiths, who can embark on aquatic adventures here.

Reviews

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The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Casa Badiola ’s Guestbook below.

We loved

Actually we loved everything about it! The location was amazing; nature amazing; the employees were amazing, polite, smiling and helpful; our room was better than expected: large, convenient, clean and with an amazing view; and breakfast was delicious and the location amazing! The whole estate is amazing, classy, elegant, peaceful and inspiring. You don't want to leave the hotel. Everyone made us feel like home! The restaurants, the service and the were food excellent. We bought many products from the hotel which were all amazing as well. A resturant I would suggest visiting is La terra di Nello in Castiglione della Pescaia.

Don’t expect

Don't expect to be disappointed! Our stay was so much better than we expected. We want to come back again soon.

Rating

Stayed on 28 Apr 2018

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