Very nice staff, very clean, great location, very varied, fresh and tasty food. Value for money excellent.
We were in a right state about choosing a holiday can bear flicking through brochures and the internet. However an Italian friend Max, (who holds pop up restaurants and arranges Italian lifestyle holidays for cyclists etc) extolling the virtues of the Italian life, literally saved us. We were offered several choices of where to go in Italy so we chose Gabicce Mare which is near on the cost not far from San Marino. The hotel was clean throughout run buy fantastic staff.
Our room was modest but had all we needed, the bathe big enough for him n her, was cleaned daily. We had a view over the beach, AC and a ceiling fan which was a god send.
Breakfast typically continental, Dinner same only with a choice of hot food. We sat at the same table all week next to patio doors to the open air. Meal times were again calm organised no chaos. The Staff were amazing nothing to much trouble. We were sceptical of the look of the area when we got there ie all the sun beds, kids activities etc but it was so well organised, clean, we were so wrong on the first impression. The whole place grew on us and we are going again next year.
We hired 2 electric assisted bicycles(delivered to the hotel) for a day and had a mooch round, hired a car (Fiat Panda) dropped to the door with fuel. We went on search to turtles via a train hotel dropped us at the station and collected us !
For a hotel that is not a major 5* hotel it had so much to offer.
Max has good connections in Italy and is Italian and used to live in the areas where he arranges the holidays.
Max arranged flights, hire car, hotel, transfers, everything I mean everything.