A popular seaside resort on the Italian coastline of the Adriatic Sea, the bustling port city of Pescara is packed with a varied mix of hotels and bed and breakfasts.
Home to some of the best beaches in the entire Abruzzo region of southern Italy, the city draws large numbers of visitors every year. Lined along significant stretches of its sandy coastline are many of Pescara’s enticing accommodation choices, with options to suit a wide range of tastes and budgets. After selecting to ensure there’s something for everyone, here’s our pick of where to stay in Pescara.
Villa Alba Luxury Resort
A modestly-sized resort-style hotel, the 4-star Villa Alba is exceptionally rated by previous guests and gets a firm nod as one of the city’s best places to stay. Its design is contemporary but not outlandish in style, and there are some attractive facilities and features including a restaurant, a sun terrace and minibars in all guest rooms. For visitors with their own transport, there’s also free on-site parking. In terms of proximity to the area’s attractions, Pescara Beach is a 15-minute walk away, though there are other less renowned beaches closer by. Pescara Harbor and Gabriele D’Annunzio House, birthplace of the famous eponymous Italian poet, are also both a similar distance on foot.
Of the handful of boutique hotels in Pescara, this is certainly one of the finest. Exuding charm and quirky character – most notably seen in the eye-catching paintings adorning the guest room doors – the hotel combines a great location in the heart of the city with some top-notch amenities. Among them are a small wellness centre complete with a sauna and steam room, along with a fitness centre and a chic lounge bar that’s ideal for pre-dinner drinks or nightcaps. Buffet-style continental breakfast with freshly made juice is also available daily, delivering the perfect pick-me-up to begin a day of exploration.
G Hotel Pescara
Another excellent boutique-ey option is the upmarket G Hotel, situated close to Pescara’s main pedestrian boulevard and just seconds from Pescara Centrale Train Station. The hotel oozes contemporary style, from the almost spa-esque design touches and ambience of the lobby to the swanky bar area to the smartly-appointed guest rooms. A large shared lounge is ideal for relaxing and socialising, while guests who like the idea of exploring the area with the wind in their hair can hire bikes directly from the hotel. The nearest beaches are a few minutes’ walk away.
At the more budget end of the scale, Pescara is also home to a number of bed and breakfasts, among which is the fantastical Favola. A world away from the traditional no-frills B&B, the interior décor is positively kaleidoscopic in colour and vibrancy. Unique design flourishes can also be seen all over the property, from the rustic lounge area to the garden dotted with eclectic furniture and plant pots. The guest rooms are highly unusual too, each boasting their own distinctive features, including one with a faux-cavern wall. All rooms also have a balcony with garden views. Location wise, the B&B is set a little inland, meaning you’ll need your own car or a taxi to get to the nearest beach.
Set in a well-preserved early 20th-century building in the city centre, just a short hop from the sandy shoreline, this mid-range hotel is a fine choice for those wanting to stay central but without breaking the bank. While the exterior may exude old-world charm, the interior has been spruced up to modern standards, and is decorated with luxurious fabrics and elegant furnishings. Some guest rooms have a balcony and elsewhere in the hotel there’s also a bar, a private garage and a conference hall.