Il Pellicano Hotel, Tuscany, Italy
The elegant five-star Il Pellicano Hotel, located in Tuscany’s Maremma region, was built in the mid-1960s as a love nest for Michael and Patricia Graham and it is today part of The Leading Hotels of the World. The home, called Il Pellicano as a tribute to the first time the couple met at Pelican Point in California, was initially a club for the Grahams’ friends, but was subsequently expanded and opened to friends of friends.
Hotel Il Pellicano is located amidst peace and tranquility along Italy’s Argentario coast, surrounded by century-old olive trees, cypresses and fragrant Mediterranean flora. Comprising six cottages and a central building, it resembles a cluster of villas rather than a traditional hotel.
Facilities & Activities:
The Hotel Pellicano disposes of different services: private rocky beach – reachable through a lift carved in the stone – and warmed up sea-water pool, high speed internet wi-fi connection, concierge, garage and tennis court. The prestigious 18-hole Golf Club Argentario is at only 10 km from the hotel.
The Pelliclub Health & Beauty is a small and welcoming centre, with sand-coloured furnishings designed by Marie Louise Sciò, and scented with the fragrance created exclusively for Il Pellicano by maître parfumeur Maria Candida Gentile, a graduate of the perfumery school in Grasse, France. All treatments use natural products from Antica Farmacia Santa Maria Novella in Florence. The Argentario Golf Resort & Spa is 3 km away. Service: Laundry service, Complimentary shoe shine, Complimentary parking garage at the hotel, Complimentary internet connection WiFi, Complimentary daily newspaper, Car rental and private driver service, Private boat excursions and water sports.
Rooms & Suites:
Each of the rooms and suites features the latest technology, and is individually decorated in muted colors to create the atmosphere of a typical Tuscan home, with ceramic objects and bathrooms with warm wood finishes. All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, safe and complimentary minibar. The atmosphere is the one of an elegant private residence and in the spacious Master Suites, only the five star service reminds them to be in a hotel.
In this elegant five-star hotel in Tuscany, Chef Sebastiano Lombardi’s cuisine is always a lovely surprise, thrilling and satisfying all five senses. The elegant restaurant of “Il Pellicano” with one Michelin star offers excellent dishes of the Mediterranean tradition in a pleasant and stylish atmosphere. To be highlighted is the professionalism of the waiters, attentive and charming in dispensing sensible advice to guide the client also through the wine list. During the warmer months the restaurant “Pelligrill”, with an open air terrace, is open for lunch and dinner and serves typical dishes of the gastronomic tradition of Tuscany. Wine is fundamental at “Il Pellicano”, therefore the wine cellar “La Cantina” ranges from Tuscan big guns to vintage champagne, excellent white and less known wines from the Maremma region and surroundings. The sommelier is glad to share his knowledge and to help guests to find the perfect wine for their meals. More than 1000 labels are in the wine cellar, an ample selection, and some of them are available for purchase to carry or ship it back home.
Hotel Rating: *****
Hotel Adress: Localita Sbarcatello, 58018 Porto Ercole, Italy
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