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Il Pellicano - Luxury holidays to Tuscany

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  • About this holiday

    Expressions Holidays recommends Il Pellicano as a luxurious location for a long, leisurely stay or a special occasion short break. Almost equidistant from Rome and Pisa, the Pellicano is within easy reach for a few days and it is no surprise that many of our clients celebrate wedding anniversaries, birthdays or stay here as part of a honeymoon. Il Pellicano is also perfect for a few days as part of a multi-centre touring holiday in Tuscany, perhaps combining with others in Chianti or Montalcino. Whilst at the Pellicano, spend your timing relaxing at the hotel, but also there are numerous places of interest within a day’s drive.

    The journey and how you get there

    Expressions Holidays suggests that you fly with British Airways from London to Pisa or Rome but there are also flights from regional UK airports to both Pisa and Rome, making this accessible from Manchester, Bristol and so on. The Pellicano is about a 2-hour drive from both Rome and Pisa. If you want to get out and about, then a hire-car is essential but if you want to spend just a few days at the hotel on its own, then a private transfer can be arranged for you.


    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 from London to Rome or Pisa, bed and buffet breakfast and hire-car. A private transfer can be arranged for you if preferred. Soft drinks and snacks from minibar as well as Wi­Fi are included.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a garden view double or twin room
    From about £1820 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.
    • Italy 2019 autumn early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Italy by 31 August 2019 for stays between now and 31 December 2019 and receive a reduction of £50 per person.
    • Italy 2020 early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 10 nights to Italy by 30 September 2019 for stays between 1 April and 30 September 2020 and receive a reduction of £100 per person.

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    Our opinion

    Il Pellicano near Porto Ercole on the Tuscan coast is an exclusive haven of seclusion and luxury, where you can relax in elegant but authentic surroundings, with stunning coastal views and enjoy outstanding service, cuisine and facilities.

    Hotel description

    The 5-star hotel, Il Pellicano is approached along the coastal road from Porto Ercole with the sparkling azure Tyrrhenian on one side and the craggy cliffside on the other sets the scene for this superb hotel, nestling in its own vast hilly grounds between pines and olive trees, leading down to the sea itself. The Pellicano consists of the main house and six other low houses, where some of the bedrooms are situated, terracotta-coloured with dark green shutters positioned amid luxuriant vegetation of olive trees, pines, oleander, jasmine and lavender. The main building houses the reception, Pelliclub health & beauty centre, fitness room, boutique, bar and restaurant as well as several bedrooms. There is an open fireplace where logs burn in cool evenings, plush sofas and armchairs and ample cushions, small tables with hand-carved chess boards and draughts. Aperitifs are served on the terrace with views down through the gardens planted with tall pines to the swimming pool and the sea beyond. The Michelin star Il Pellicano restaurant is elegant yet cosy, the cuisine excellent in choice and quality with dining inside or outside on the terrace in warm weather. The bedrooms number 50 among which there are 16 deluxe and junior suites. All the rooms vary in size and aspect, with some having partial sea view and others having a garden view. All are furnished very comfortably in a contemporary Mediterranean style. The hotel's swimming pool is situated on a charming terrace above the sea enjoying stunning views. A lift descends to the man-made beach and sea below or you can use the steps. The service by the pool and beach combines charm and efficiency. Light lunches are served by the pool and beach or on the bar terrace whilst several times a week in the high season lunchtime grills are served at the terrace restaurant. Il Pellicano is a peaceful haven, enjoying an outstanding natural location, superbly comfortable and intensely relaxing. Il Pellicano is elegant, sophisticated, charming and welcoming.


    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.

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