Accademia Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Pisa
... front of the waves lapping up with views of the harbour and castle (followed by that final ice cream) we relaxed before taking the car to the airport and joining 2 1/2 hours of queues. Although arriving 3 hours before we just got to our flight in time due to do any shopping !!! It's 33 degrees here and the pilot has just announced "13 degrees in Leeds, very breezy and a 30% chance of rain" Yippee, looking forward to that ...
... However Greg and the girls, along with many others, sat there and enjoyed their pizza in the sunshine.
The cemetery burial ground supposedly has earth reputedly brought back during the Crusades from the hill where Jesus was crucified, so that noble Pisans could rest in holy ground.
Again we were surrounded by street sellers pushing their wares. Not quite as pushy as those in Bali but frustrating nonetheless.
On to Florence where we celebrated my birthday.
Today we arrived in Livorno which basically is a really small town with a port. We had a little walk around but after 10 minutes we were done, it's very touristy. Next stop, Pisa. We walked around the site which has a duomo, baptistry, cemetery and of corse the leaning tower. The tower is a belfry which is part of the main cathedral of Pisa next to it. The tower leans because of the soil it was built on and the weight of the ...
... inimitable style! We bought the local Chianti....any excuse...I am quite a seasoned wine drinker now!
It was when we were leaving the next morning that we had our second mishap! Like all Tuscan hilltop towns, the streets are very narrow and as we were going down, two cars were coming up. Mark reversed out of courtesy, but unfortunately our reversing sensors are on the van and not on the bikes! One slightly protruding wooden post ...
We stayed at a farm in an apartment at Piano Di Mommio fabulous place, in the morning we ate left over spegetti for breakfast, and packed the car. We had been invited to join in with the harvesting of the grapes and lunch, but didn't have enough time, but watched the grapes being
separated in a big tub with a grub screw, to squeeze and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Accademia Palace Hotel Pisa
Perfect Airport Hotel Acadmia Palace!
Perfectly spotless, helpful, and close to airport. We would DEFINATELY stay here again!
Avoid the food!!
This hotel was clean and basic but very much caters for a one night stay market. Very busy late at night with check ins and in the middle of the night for check outs.(near the airport) The entire floor we stayed on checked out at 5 am and so were very very noisey, and the guy in reception just shrugged his shoulders when we asked him to tell them to be a little more considerate, Also the food in the resturant should be avoided at all costs. Very expensive and odd menu. My partner ordered steak and got a lump of meat on a letuce leaf (which was covered in green fly). There is no option for veg or any kind of sauce. I had very dry tastless pasta and the whole thing came in at 55 euros. The american bar is just part of the reception desk and you are served by the receptionist if they have time! All in all not great, but its clean and modern and close to the airport but not town. Quick tip if going into town get the free bus to the train station and then a taxi to the tower etc rather than paying for a taxi all the way there. Ps the tower is worth the climb!!
A good airport hotel
We arrived late in the evening and benefitted from the 24 hour check in facility. The bedroom was perfectly adequate if a little characterless but what one would expect from an airport hotel. The staff were good and efficient, breakfast was excellent- better than I had anticipated. A shuttle bus runs from the hotel to the town (station) and airport several times a day which enabled us to pick up our hire car the next day and avoid out of hours supplements and another day's hire.
Too far from Pisa
This Hotel was clean, but noisey, with other guests checking in after midnight, we were woken 4 times between midnight and 4am by other guest arriving. The night before a group of lads stayed, whilst on a football tour, they didn't go to bed until 3am. The pool is nice but behind is an industrial estate, so not very relaxing. The breakfast was poor, if you arrived at the wrong time, the bacon and scrambled egg was cold, they frequently ran out of croissants and yougurts.
However the staff were freindly, the courtesy bus to Pisa and the airport was good, if limited. I'd say OK if you have your own transport, as the return journey was 13 euro's a time.
Lovely hotel but you need a car
We stayed here for one night while trvaelling through Tuscany and we though it excellent. While it is located out of town near an industrial estate and you will need a car to gte around, the hotel itself was fantastic.
Excellent clean rooms, very friendly service, good english, good food and a nice pool for a quick dip, oh and free internet.
If visiting Pisa again, I would definitely stay here as to stay in the city centre can be very expensive.
A very pleasant hotel
Stayed at the Accademia Palace Hotel for one night before flying back to UK.
Hotel is close to the airport, on the edge of a small retail/light industrial estate. Not much to do in immediate area. Room was plain but clean and modern with reasonable bathroom. Swimming pool was very welcome, clean and well maintained. Staff helpful and friendly.
Thought the restaurant was expensive but food was perfectly adequate.
Not too difficult to drive into Pisa.
Accademia was wonderful!
I had the good fortune to stay at the Accademia Palace Hotel in Pisa for two nights this June. It was a nice, quiet hotel, had an excellent restaurant on-site, and extremely friendly and informative service. The pool was absolutely wonderful to relax by during the day. There is one PC in the lobby with free internet access. The rooms were clean, the hotel was quiet, and while there is not much to do in the evenings in the area, you can get to the city center by cab for 10-15 Euros one way.
A Pleasure to stay in.
I was delighted when our cab driver pulled up to the Accademia Palace hotel just outside of Pisa. The motel, completed in 2003 was a delight and far from plain as mentioned in another review. We were greeted by a very pleasant girl who spoke excellent English and went out of her way to make us feel welcome and answered all of our questions fully and even called us a cab that came right away. The motel has plenty of eye appeal inside and out and a wonderful and relaxing pool. The rooms were very modern clean and the bathrooms were equally as lavishly decorated with Italian Marble. Guests are treated to a delightful breakfast each morning with many European delights, free internet access in the lobby, and a restaurant that boasts a chef of excellent standing in the Rossini restaurant right on the premesis. I had two of my most favorite and unique pasta dishes in all my stays in Italy at the Accademia Palace. One was a hand made pasta dish with incredibly fresh mushrooms. The other, and orriechette pasta dish with wedges of Pecorino cheese adorning the dish. The motel was free of noise on the two nights we stayed with plenty of cool air provided by the room climate control. Unlike a previous review writer, we were delighted with the location away from the city center as hotels can be less fully equipt and noisy in city centers. A simple cab ride from extremely honest cabbies was our best choice to get to the Tower of Pisa in a few short minutes. This was my favorite motel that we stayed in our 21 day trip to Europe. I can't say enough fine things about it.
Nice hotel; free internet in the lobby
The hotel was part of a Conitiki tour. It wasn't located near any tourist sights but the room was very nice. White interiors. Breakfast and dinner were good at the hotel
Plain and outside of city center
I have just come back from a tour of all Italy. I have booked the hotels myself and one of the criteria was that the hotel needed to be in central location so I won't have to use my car once checked in. I searched the location for the Accademia on the internet thanks to their postcode. It guaranteed a central location which in reality was not the case. The Accademia is a very businessy orientated hotel. Very impersonal and located at convenient airport but not city access. The rooms are clean and fully equiped with internet and satelite access for those who can't switch of. City center is 10 mins away by car.