Bologna Hotel Pisa
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Nicolewang stayed here on Mar 18, 2012 during their trip titled: Italy.
Nicolewang stayed here on Mar 17, 2012 during their trip titled: Italy.
As the train pulls in to Pisa Centrale, the last stop on my journey, I begin to wonder at the wisdom of my plan. I'm back to being in a city for two days, and Pisa seems to have less to offer than Firenze, to keep me amused. I text my friend Steve, who is in Viareggio, further up the coast, to see if we can meet up. The five minute walk to the …
Another early wake up and cold walk to a train station for today. Finding the station and our platform was easy enough and getting into the TGV was super relaxing as we had somehow gotten ourselves 1st class tickets for not much more than 2nd class :D
I spent most of the train ride editing photo's in between gazing out of the train windows …
Rennie-brewers stayed here on Nov 28, 2007 during their trip titled: Florence & Pisa - Italy .
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Arrived late on a thursday evening to find my 'confirmed' booking was not. The hotel had no record of the booking by Thomas Cook (despite TC confirming the day before to me that they had emailed out change of flight details to late arrival: TC poor). However, the hotel did have a spare room (someone I guess who had not arrived which they put us in). The manager accepted the confirmation details and said he would sort it out with the booking agents in the morning. I expected to part with a credit card, but not at all, they were very good about it and displayed what we were to find is pretty typical Pisan behaviour - very laid back. You get a nice continental breakfast but they have no real restuarant arae, and what would be tthe point as there are so many great places to eat nearby.The rooms were quite and nicely decorated with a massive shower (in our room anyway). Don't bother trying to get a nice view in any hotel in Pisa - the narrow streets mean that you will pretty well only be looking at a wall 30 feet away anyway (not just this hotel). In this respect, the price difference between the mid and top hotels becomes noticable - why pay 50E a night more for what is really only the samePisa is a nice little city and the relaxing amble between cafes to sit, read and enjoy a nice Chianti were great. The only poor thing is in the main drag from the Tower were an army of black African wat-sellers contstantly bother you in the cafes. The owners must get a kick-back as they do nothing. In the end, the only thing I found that worked was to look up and shout --- at then as they approached. Other than that we had not a bad meal nor bad wine or coffee anywere - lovely city for a short break.
Great for families
We stayed here last year, (2003) before it became part of Minotel. It was convenient, superbly decorated and very stylish. Hotel opens out straight onto a narrow street so be careful with young children. Bus to and from the airport stops a short distance down the Via Mazzini and it's a short walk to the Arno. I would recommend staying here if it's still as high a standard as 2003.