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Il Pellicano - Luxury holidays to Tuscany

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  • About this holiday

    Expressions holidays recommends Il Pellicano to couples seeking a refined, sophisticated property in a tranquil yet dramatic setting where the Tuscan country-side meets the Mediterranean sea. Location alone would suffice on the romance-front but then imagine this elegant, terracotta roofed hotel perching on the crags, complete with an infinity pool and terraces for sunset aperitifs. Dine by candlelight in the Michelin-starred restaurant, take breakfast on a panoramic sea-view terrace and revel in the history and elegance of this Italian retreat.

    The journey and how you get there


    Complimentary use of covered parking, Wi-Fi internet, soft drinks and snacks from the mini bar, access to the gym and use of the tennis courts.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays include a scheduled flight with British Airways or Alitalia from London to Rome and a hire-car.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room
    From £1533 to £2357 for 7 nights

    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Honeymoon Offer(6)
      All couples staying at the hotel for their honeymoon in 2019 will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne and fruit basket in their room on arrival.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Il Pellicano is a secluded and sophisticated retreat in a truly privileged natural location

    Hotel description

    Approached along a dramatic coastal road that has craggy cliffs on one side and the dazzling Mediterranean on the other, Il Pellicano is nestled between olive and pine trees on its own vast hilly grounds. Once a private villa, this is now a secluded and sophisticated retreat, composed of a number of terracotta-coloured houses that are built in the Tuscan style. The hotel has been elegantly furnished throughout, with plush sofas and armchairs, black and white photographs, and small tables with handcrafted chessboards creating a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Stairs and a lift lead down to the private manmade beach, where guests can relax in front of the sparkling sea. Aperitifs are served on the terrace before dinner, where guests can enjoy the views down through the gardens and the tall pine trees to the swimming pool and the sea beyond. The Michelin-starred restaurant offers an excellent selection of dishes that are inspired by the region, which can be enjoyed al fresco in warm weather. Spread throughout the grounds, the guestrooms have been comfortably furnished in an elegant and classic Mediterranean style to the high standards that you would expect from this 5 star Relais & Chateaux hotel. This is a hotel in a truly privileged natural location that is superbly comfortable, intensely relaxing and one of our personal all-time favourites.


    Porto Ercole, Tuscan Coast, Tuscany

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    16 April to 20 October

    Distance from airport

    About 2 hours

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Il Pellicano offers 50 rooms and suites with private bath and wc, balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, heating, telephone, satellite television, safe and mini-bar. Extra beds can be added for a fee.
    Standard double or twin
    Double or twin room with garden view
    Double or twin with sea view
    Junior suite with sea view
    Deluxe suite with sea view
    Master Deluxe suite with sea view
    Master Deluxe suite with swimming pool

    Hotel facilities and services

    Outdoor heated sea water swimming pool (usually open from the end of March until October), Bar service at pool, 1 Michelin star Il Pellicano restaurant, Pelligrill terrace restaurant (only open during the summer months), Tennis court (lessons available), Private man-made rocky beach (reached by lift) with chairs, umbrella, towels included, Health and beauty centre, Calidarium, Gym (personal trainer available at a charge), Massage, Boutique, Room service, Private garage (parking free of charge), Wine tasting available upon request. The hotel is not equipped for disabled guests.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Use of the tennis courts is complimentary.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Seascapes, Fishing, Sailing, Market Porto Ercole Monday, Orbetello Saturday, Porto San Stefano Tuesday, Hilltop towns of the Maremma and Giglio island.

    Sports nearby

    18-hole golf course, Fishing and pleasure port of Porto Ercole, Boat trips, Walks, Cycle hire, Riding, Water sports.


    Il Pellicano only accepts children over 8.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Small pets are permitted.

    Enjoy a candlelit dinner at the acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant.
    The hotel’s fifty bedrooms include 16 deluxe and junior suites, with the accommodation spread throughout the grounds. The deluxe suites undoubtedly benefit the most from the hotel’s location, offering spectacular coastal views and ample space from which to appreciate them.

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      Complete a simple booking form and e-mail it to us.

    • CALL US 01392 441245

      We are open Mon-Fri 9-17.30 Sat 9.30-16.00.


      Let us know a convenient time to call you back to discuss your holiday.


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