At a glance

  • You'll love

    Gorgeous location

    Beaches nearby

    Tuscan eatery

  • Kids will love

    Outdoor pool

    Choice of activities

    Excellent kids club

  • Don’t expect

    Extensive room service

    Cutting-edge style

    Lots of staff


Casa Badiola hotel in Tuscany offers families the chance to settle in and spread out. Its fuss-free living spaces include neat little kitchenettes, and there’s a peaceful pool and an excellent kids club. For mum and dad, the Smith-approved L’Andana hotel – just steps away – offers plenty of pampering potential, thanks to its indulgent spa and two restaurants. Further afield, great beaches beckon.

Smith Extra

Here's what you get for booking Casa Badiola with us:

Free daily access to the kids club (a minimum two-night stay applies)


Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Casa Badiola – has been selected and approved by parents.


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Need To Know


14, including two family suites.


12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.


Double rooms from £136.21 (€155), excluding tax at 10 per cent.

More details

Rates usually include a buffet breakfast. Children Cots (free) and extra beds (€50 a night) for under-7s can be added to rooms.

At the hotel

Swimming pool, kids club, outdoor and indoor play areas with ping-pong and pinball games, helipad, gardens. Shared facilities include an Espa spa, pool, tennis court, small golf course and restaurants.

In your room

Flatscreen TV, CD player, DVD player, minibar, Illy coffee machine, kitchenette, signature bath products.


Our favourite rooms

If you want to spread yourselves elegantly across two big bedrooms, book a Club House Suite, which span 80sq m and boast a hillside-surveying terrace. You can feel fairly independent while you’re here, thanks to the hob-equipped kitchenette, and there’s a little living room with a sofa and TV. Decor is Tuscan rustic: wooden furniture, countryside hues.



There’s a large outdoor pool surrounded by gorgeous countryside, designed with families in mind and open from May to September. The pool has a shallow end, but there's no lifeguard so keep a watchful eye on little Smiths; there’s also a little garden with sun loungers and parasols. Families can also use the pool at L'Andana.


The sleek spa at L’Andana has a range of tempting Espa beauty treatments, a, black-slate hot bath, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi overlooking the gardens.  


Sign up for one of the great cooking classes, led by chefs from L'Andana's team.

Book ahead

Book babysitting (for €30 an hour) at least one day in advance.



Canine companions can join you for €20 a night; dog bowls are provided, but bring anything else required of you by pooch.

Food and drink

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Breakfast is served in Casa Bardiola, guests staying here can also hop across to L'Andana's two eateries: La Villa and La Trattoria. Casual, kitchen-style dining room La Villa is open for lunch (and dinner if Trattoria Toscana is closed). Enrico Bartolini-helmed La Trattoria is set in the old granary and open to non-guests too. Modern Mediterranean trattoria dishes are whipped up using fresh, local produce, including aromatic herbs, vegetables, wine and olive oil from the gardens and cellar of Tenuta La Badiola. It’s open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday from June to September; during the summer Monday’s dinner option is a fixed-price (€80) barbecue in the gardens. 

Family fare

Highchairs are available, and the chef will happily adapt dishes for children’s tastes. 

Hotel Bar

There's a sociable drinks area located in L’Andana’s large open-plan lounge, but you can drink wherever you fancy in the gardens, by the pool or on the grassy terrace. Drinks are available until 11pm.

Last orders

Breakfast at Casa Badiola from 7.30am to 10.30am and lunch at La Villa from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. La Trattoria is open for dinner from 7.30pm to 10pm, and the bar closes up shop at 11pm.

Smith Insider

  • Top table

    Next to the windows in the main restaurant; outside on the terrace in warmer months.

  • Room service

    None, so make the most of meal times at L’Andana, or hop in the car to stock up on provisions.


    Make use of your little kitchenette: you can pretend you’re an Italian family. Ask staff to fill your fridge and cupboards with any essentials pre-arrival.


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Parent approved

Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Casa Badiola – has been selected and approved by parents.

Kids Club

The brightly-coloured, friendly kids club is open from 10am until 1pm and 2pm until 7pm; a day’s use for one child will set you back €30. The cheery space is decorated with cushions, chairs and tables (all scaled down for children), but there’s an emphasis on the great outdoors, too: little Smiths can take part in outside games, pony rides, art sessions, ping-pong and pinball games. Budding gardeners can also get planting vegetables and flowers.  


Babysitters are available for €30 an hour; book 24 hours in advance


None is provided, so you’ll need to bring your own monitors.

Other Services

Staff are obliging; just ask if you want a party planned or some toys/necessities left in your room pre-arrival.  

What's there already?

For babies

• Highchairs • Weaning spoons • Travel cot • Full-size cots • Cot bedlinen • Changing mat • Soft toys

For toddlers

• Highchairs • Cutlery • Cot beds • Travel cot • Cot bedlinen • Changing mat • Stair gates • Playpen • Indoor/soft toys • Board books • Books • Puzzles • Crayons/paints and paper • U-rated DVDs • Playpen • Outdoor toys • Sand pit • Playground

For older children

• Arm bands/swimming aids • Children's books, • U-rated DVDs, • Games consoles • Arts/crafts materials • Pens/pencils/paints and paper • Board games, • Puzzles • Table tennis • Swing • Slide


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Things to do

The hotel has a brilliant kids club, a family-friendly outdoor pool, pretty green grounds and some sociable sitting areas where you can read or play board games. At next-door sister hotel L’Andana, you'll find the spa, golf course, pool and a brace of restaurants: one casual; one formal.  

Sunny days

Play tennis on L’Andana’s courts, or have a golf lesson on the hotel’s pretty course. Borrow bikes and wheel around the countryside, or request a picnic in the grounds.  

Rainy days

While kids hide out in the club, parents can seek refuge in the spa: try the signature treatment with olive oil and lavender from the hotel’s gardens. You’ll be exfoliated and massaged, and the treatment ends with a dessert. Bliss…  

And there's more…

One of the nicest ways to while away a morning or afternoon is on one of the cooking classes hosted by L'Andana's eminent brigade. Go alone to brush up on Tuscan classics, learn to cook as a family team, or treat your under-12s to a fun Kids in the Kitchen class – themes include Crazy Pizza and I Love Chocolate. With each two-hour class, you get your own chef's toque, apron and notebook, plus a (self-cooked!) meal: adults, €180; children, €90. 

Local Guide

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This patch of Tuscany is a great place for children, because it’s safe, gorgeous and unpolluted. Maremma, Italy’s Wild West, is characterised by beautiful coastline, hot springs and marshes once patrolled by cowboys. Kids will especially love visiting the beaches on the Tuscan coast, no more than 15 minutes away by car. Start with a trip to charming Castiglione della Pescaia, a colourful, characterful little seaside town that's just a 15-minute drive away.

Go on a hunt for your own private stretch of coastline at Maremma Nature Park (; +39 0564 393), a ruggedly beautiful spot. Be warned: there are craggy cliff sections, too, so be sure to explore together, rather than letting little ones venture ahead.

Elba, a beautiful little hideaway just off the Maremma coast, is the largest and most central of the islands within the Tuscan archipelago. It’s famous for its turquoise waters and vividly coloured scenery.
Smith & Family. Bring snorkelling gear for little Smiths, who can embark on aquatic adventures here.


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Casa Badiola
Località Badiola, Castiglione della Pescaia (Grossetto), Tuscany, 58043
Hotel setting

Green-gold Maremma countryside

Getting There

Casa Badiola hotel is set in the majestic Maremma, a bucolic bit of Tuscany that borders the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas. Here, you’re very well placed for day trips: Siena is 80km away.


Pisa Galileo Galilei airport ( is 135km from the hotel, a 90-minute drive. Alternatively, there’s Florence airport (, 167km away, a two-hour car trip from the hotel.


Catch a train from Pisa, Florence or Rome to Grosseto station, 18km from Casa Badiola, a 20-minute drive, with the InterCity service (


It’s well worth having a car in Tuscany, so you can pitch from mediaeval hamlet to nature reserve to hillside trattoria to wine estate, and back to boutique base camp. Even the faint-hearted can relax here, thanks to the quiet open roads (be prepared for hairpin bends, though).


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Smith & Family  Parent Panel reviews

Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Casa Badiola – has been selected and approved by parents.

Family holidays are fabulous at Casa Badiola hotel in gorgeous Tuscany. The hotel is set in a green and verdant patch of Italy, with beaches close by and plenty of peace and quiet: just what the doctor ordered for city-frazzled parents. The hotel doesn’t scream style or pretension; it’s elegant, airy and very practical. Rooms have hobs so you can whip up your own take on Tuscan cuisine, there’s an excellent kids club and a sweet little pool designed with young ’uns in mind. Even better, older  Smiths can enjoy access to Smith-favourite, L’Andana hotel: home to an Alain Ducasse restaurant, a relaxing spa and buzzy little bar areas. Everyone’s happy. But if someone does start to growl or get bored or throw their metaphorical toys from the metaphorical pram, Siena and Florence are within easy reach: you just might never get there, thanks to all that’s there to distract you on your Maremma doorstep.

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The Guestbook  Smith member reviews

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith & Family hotel, we'll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what real-life family guests had to say about Casa Badiola in the Guestbook below.


Stayed on

We loved

The level of service was excellent. On arrival we were warmly greeted by Ellena who ensured all our needs were met. She is a great asset to Casa Badiola. Our room was spacious and well appointed with a beautiful view to the surrounding Tuscan hills. Ellena had a number of suggestions all of which we undertook but the stand out was the visit and walk in Punta Ala. I strongly recommend parking the car at the first beach and then the hour or so walk along a well cared for trail to the port. We dined very well each night at La Villa where the tables were set out on the lawn, the moon was full and Georgio excelled with his service.

Don’t expect

Left handed golf clubs!

Rating: 10/10 stars