Bologna Hotel Pisa
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBologna Hotel Pisa
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bologna Hotel Pisa
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.
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Last night's dinner was very nice – Locanda del Duca however for at least the first 1.5 hours Craig and I had the restaurant to ourselves – romantic but our waiter certainly indicated that this is a very quiet period and as it gets colder they will close for winter. Colder it was not today! Weather was quite warm again. Breakfast was …
Pre Blog Our last day in Italy and a visit to the Leaning Tower, are we going to get that classic picture pushing the tower back up ! Evening flight back to the UK... Live Blog So we get up and go down to breakfast at 9.45 (finishes 10.30 ) and get told "no hot chocolate - finished", "no orange juice - finished" - as I said last night the staff …
... area, with the wires trailing across the road! This area was obviously reserved for those who were eating, so Liz, Olivia and Lydia sat on the little terrace immediately in front of the bar, whilst Chris Katie and I watched the match with the "hard core" locals inside! At half time we joined the others on the terrace, and the bar owner came over and gave us a complimentary bottle of prosecco....when I asked him why, he said "because we are English"!! ...
... of free time to explore this village where I did some shopping and stopped into a bar to try their famous Limoncello - a cold liquor drink made from lemon with strong alcohol. The first few sips were so strong they burned my throat. It was very refreshing though! Next we took a boat ride back to the beginning of the trail. It was a gorgeous ride around 5pm that took us back past all the villages we hiked through, but this time we were seated ...
... for a three-course meal, along with sides and desserts. Each course can range from 5 or 6 euros to more than 15 euros. Luckily, no one gets offended if you skip a course, so your best option is to skip straight to the second course if you’re hungry but want to eat economically. I had a Tuscan soup with a lot of greens and root vegetables, and also some chicken with potatoes, while my friends got dishes like lasagna and ravioli. Dinner in Italy ...