Hotel Italia is a Good, Reliable Chain for the Risk-averse!

Traveling to foreign countries is exciting and fun, and is a wonderful way of learning about the world and its many cultures. This type of traveling can also be tiring and expensive, and can present the traveler with unique challenges. Hotel Italia makes travel throughout Italy and surrounding areas a stress-free experience by providing affordable and quality hotel accommodations at the heart of most of Italy’s major cities, and is a reliable place to stay during your Italian holidays.  They are much nicer than staying at hostels, and certainly much cheaper than luxury Italian villas!  You will also find that the Italian men and women working at the numerous hotel Italias are very friendly and accommodating.  If you are exploring an entire region (like say, Tuscany holidays), you will find that there is at least one in each major city.

Two popular Hotel Italia locations are the Hotel Italia Siena and the Hotel Italia Cortona. Both hotels are three star rated, and are reasonably priced to accommodate longer-term stays. As a result, either of the hotels makes an ideal base from which to conduct day or overnight trips to other Tuscany area tourist destinations. The following sections will list the amenities and advantages of the Hotel Italia Siena and the Hotel Italia Cortona:

Hotel Italia Siena

  • Located just outside the city walls, just a twenty minute walk to or from the center of Siena
  • Clean rooms and helpful, friendly, and reliable service and staff
  • Access to a swimming pool and tennis courts at sister hotel (within 600 meters) during summer months
  • Wheelchair accessible, with ground-level rooms
  • High quality breakfast buffet service offered with great variety
  • Parking available (free at nearby parking lot, or private stall for a small additional charge)
  • Wireless internet available at rate of five Euros per hour
  • Average nightly rate is $118.00 USD
Hotel Italia Siena

Hotel Italia Siena

Hotel Italia Cortona

  • Located in the main piazza in Cortona (center of city)
  • Multilingual staff and hospitable environment
  • Breakfast service offered. Breakfast room overlooks the rooftops of Cortona, providing a unique and romantic vantage point
  • Excellent views of city from individual guest rooms
  • Massage treatment rooms available on site
  • Average nightly rate is $182.00 USD
Hotel Italia Cortona

Hotel Italia Cortona (entrance is in an alley)

Other highly regarded Tuscany villa rentals are located on Elba Island in Porto Azzurro, the main attraction being the Hotel Villa Italia Porto Azzurro. Its features include the following:

  • Located very near the beach and port
  • Free wireless internet available
  • Breakfast buffet and bar on site
  • Recently renovated facilities, for a completely modern and comfortable stay
  • Outdoor play area available for children
  • Hotel offers scuba diving instruction
  • Air conditioned rooms available for additional charge
  • Rooms available from approximately $103.00 USD
Hotel Villa Italia Porto Azzurro

Hotel Villa Italia Porto Azzurro

The Porto Azzurro Hotel Villa Italia is not the only hotel on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea with its name. On the Western coast (the Spanish side) in the Port of Andratx, and only a twenty-five minute drive from the city of Palma, is another Hotel Villa Italia Puerto de Andratx. This villa hotel includes the following features:

  • Located directly on the waterfront
  • Five minute walk to the port, where there are multiple cafes and shops
  • Beautiful Italian villa, built in the 1950s, houses the present day hotel
  • Newly renovated and decorated in 2009
  • Restaurant and lounge located on site
  • Spa facilities available on site
  • Air conditioned facilities
  • Breakfast buffet included in price of room
  • Bicycles offered for rent
  • Nearby activities include tennis, golf club, and surfing school
  • Nightly rates from approximately $350.00 to $450.00 USD
Hotel Villa Italia Puerto de Andratx

Hotel Villa Italia Puerto de Andratx

Once you have experienced this little piece of Spanish paradise, you will want to experience even more. The Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel and Spa in Cascais, Portugal is one of the most highly regarded luxury hotel and spa locations in all of Europe. On the site of a former Italian Palace, the five-star hotel’s numerous facilities include:

  • Two restaurants on site
  • Hair salon and shops on site
  • Multiple outdoor sea water swimming pools, including special kids’ pool
  • Multiple massage and beauty treatments
  • Regular and poolside bar
  • Multiple terraces overlooking the ocean
  • Children’s play area, and babysitting services
  • Games room
  • Library and reading room
  • Nightly rates for two adults start at approximately $225.00 USD in off season

With so many quality Hotel Italia options available throughout Italy and Spain, there are guaranteed to be accommodations to fit virtually every budget and travel itinerary. The hotels listed above represent an excellent trip trajectory, offering exposure to several European cultures, and centuries of history. Begin with the excellent sightseeing opportunities during Italian lakes holidays, then travel south to a warm Tuscany vacation, then relax in beautiful Island lodgings on both sides of the Mediterranean, and finish off this perfect trip with the luxury seaside spa facilities in Portugal. Bon voyage!