This page is devoted to the most useful information and recommendations to enable you to best enjoy your holiday at the La Buca del Gatto Club Hotel. It is a brief guide inviting you to respect the delicate ecosystem of the Biogenetic Park, just as our staff do, so that the splendid natural heritage is preserved against degradation.
1. Reception: reference point for every guest
From 09/06 to 15/09, check-in starts after 04:00 p.m. and guests must check out before 10:00 a.m. for the weekly stays from Saturday to Saturday. This will give us time to prepare the rooms for the incoming guests. These time constraints are not in force during the rest of the year.
At check-in, you will be handed the keys to your room, which you will keep with you throughout your holiday, and some information documents, which will be useful to you to make the most of your days of rest in Tuscany.
- Reception, Swimming Pool, Wellness Centre and Restaurant hours
- Area Medical and First Aid Points – Emergencies
- Indirect Contact Cards with which you can express your opinions, suggestions and criticisms
- Brochure for our exclusive wellness centre
- Information and prices for special catering services
- Your Personal “Pass” Card
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi coverage is free and guaranteed throughout the entire hotel complex. Just request the network access password to connect to it; our IT manager will be available to help you in case of difficulty.
The 5 Villas: each has 19 rooms/flats
On arrival at the hotel, you will be met by our activities personnel, who will be available to guide you to your room and for a visit to the 5 hectares of the biogenetic pine forest.
Once in the room, you will find all the instructions and information to get in contact with the housekeeper, the floor waitress, the gardener and the maintenance technician.
Villa Eucaliptus offers its guests a direct link with the exclusive Wellness Centre of the La Buca del Gatto Hotel.
The ground floor flats all have a small garden, ideal for breakfast, whilst the first floor rooms have a small secluded balcony. Town traffic is a long way from the villas as is the night life. This ensures silence and a good night’s sleep even for the youngest of toddlers.
Every villa has secondary access allowing guests to come in and go out in comfort according to their own needs.
Swimming Pools The swimming pool area, which is particularly well-used in the summer period, is continuously looked after by the staff. Samples are taken every morning for analysis of the water and its sanitary treatments. The swimming pools are tailor-made to meet all the requirements of our guests.
The Big Pool: it has a small artificial island in the middle and is the preferred destination of adults and young people. Separate areas are provided for both play and free swimming. It is surrounded by a vast solarium with many cots available to the holidaymakers. Since there is free access, the hotel recommends the rules of good conduct and co-existence.
The Toddlers’ Pool: it is smaller and shallower and ideal for children under the age of 4 years or for barely skilled young swimmers. It is located at the edge of the beach so as to create sea-like conditions, but in complete safety.
The Covered Heated Pool: obviously kept more open and cooler in summer, this is the reserved swimming pool of the wellness centre; it is surrounded by a garden and is next to the Kneipp walk. The latter is an artificial stream ideal for the care and stimulation of blood circulation. Access to the swimming pool is controlled by the hotel staff and it is only open to the public from 3 in the afternoon on request so as not spoil the place’s relaxation features
La Saletta: restaurant on the first floor with service at the table. Elegant space with air conditioning, ideal for working lunches and private dinners.
La Coffa: poolside restaurant perfect for romantic dinners and event banquets. Fish-based dishes and excellent wines recommended by our sommeliers are offered.
Il Grande Salone delle Feste [The Big Ballroom]: capable of accommodating up to 250 people in a huge area designed for special indoor events and ceremonies. The fun does not stop after dinner; musical evenings and other types of proven attractions are organised
Mini-Club and activities for everyone
Welcome on arrival: distribution of information on the surrounding attractions, from the green areas of natural interest to the theme parks of the Etruscan Coast.
Room service: cradles and cots with soft-side panels, changing tables, small tubs for bathing infants and bottle warmers can be provided
Dining-room service: special child catering with menus tailor-made for them. A cook is available to prepare baby food on the instructions and at the times required by the mothers. High chairs to make babies comfortable at table, flexible meal times and Nutella party every afternoon.
Mini-Club: qualified staff will look after your children, organizing sports, games and theatrical shows that they will star in.
Babysitting Service: Professional babysitters available on request at any time even meal times.
Game Space: safe and equipped games field, exclusive to the hotel. Tailor-made space for children with games suitable for all age ranges. Table tennis, swimming pool with beach, tennis, volleyball, five-a-side football and all sizes of inflatable equipment.
Beaches and Bathing Establishments with Agreements
Hotel Beach: vast section of sandy shore entirely reserved for the guests of the La Buca del Gatto Hotel. There are beach umbrella and wooden deckchairs (the only material allowed by the State Forestry Corps). This is the ideal beach for those who wish to relax in the sun and experience the sea away from the crowded coasts in the surrounding area.
Bathing Establishments with Agreements: Bagno Verde Riviera, Bagno Conchiglia and Bagno Tahiti. The last one has free admission because it is included in the cost of the stay.
Sport and Leisure Time
The hotel complex includes 6 tennis courts two of which have clay surfaces. The wellbeing of the body is maintained through exercise and at the La Buca del Gatto Hotel you can be coached by expert tennis instructors who will imbue you with a passion for this sport. Tennis is suitable for everyone: adults, families, single persons, young sporting couples and, naturally, children.
Moreover, the Biogenetic Park, adjacent to the hotel, is the perfect place to run and walk under the cool shade of the pine trees.
Our guests can also enjoy:
- Wellness Centre
- Covered heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi
- Five-a-side football pitch, skating rink, volleyball court and basketball court
- Possibility of lessons with a tennis instructor
- Techno-gym Gymnasium
- Meeting Room with secretarial facilities
- Internet access, fax service, photocopy service
Exclusive Wellness Centre for our guests
The “Le Fontanelle” Wellness Centre is reserved solely for the hotel guests so as to guarantee them a better atmosphere of relaxation, care, wellness and quiet. The centre only uses natural essential oils and effective manual techniques. Only treatments tailor-made to the individual are practised, paying the utmost attention to the care of the body and the spirit.
Green, our choice
La Buca del Gatto Club Hotel is immersed in the delicate nature of the Tomboli di Cecina. It is in direct contact with it and respects its rhythms and fragility.
The “tombolo” is a long narrow chain of sand dunes covered by thick Mediterranean vegetation protecting the cultivated fields in the hinterland. The Cecina “tombolo” extends for 15 km and is one of the most beautiful coastal forests in Italy. It contains various species of plants and animals which form a delicate natural ecosystem.
Sea lilies and poppies thrive on the beach, whilst inland there are junipers, holm-oaks and pine trees. Wild rabbits, foxes, weasels, porcupines, deer and badgers live in the undergrowth. If you lift your eyes up to the sky, you might chance upon green woodpeckers, hoopoes, turtledoves and wood-pigeons.