Jolly Hotel Cavalieri
Travel Blogs from Pisa
So is a title even necessary for this post? Or did you miss it peeking out from behind the cathedral? The Leaning Tower of Pisa is certainly one of the most recognized monuments on the planet.
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... and had no idea how to get there so we scrammed! After a lot of mapping we figured it out and made it just in time to run into each others arms! It was so nice to see them and felt as if we were waiting for family at an airport! We all grabbed lunch (pizza of course) and caught up with each other. We grabbed some drinks from the market, and went and sat in front of the Trevi fountain and drank and people watched! It was super lovely! It's ...
Hard to believe how quickly the past four days have gone! Our time in Pisa was so lovely and I am definitely going to miss it! We arrived in Pisa on Thursday afternoon, and after a quick walk we made it to our hostel! Apparently somewhere in our planning, we managed to forget to book our room for the night of February 13th. Lucky for us, they had room for us to stay that evening or else we would have had to find somewhere else to stay! After we threw our things into our room, we went for ...
After some time in the Cathedral, we headed off to the Camposanto to see some crypts. This building was badly damaged during WWII and there is quite an effort to try and restore the damaged frescoes.
We spent the rest of the day slowly making our way back to the train station as we ate our gelato and did a little window shopping along the way!
... the his menu. As we stood there another waiter began explaining the menu to us, so we said yes and he guided us into the restaurant next door. an argument between the two waiters kicked off. in loud excited Italian... I was easily swayed by the handsome young male Italian one! One pizza later we went back to the hotel and checked in.
After unpacking Lyn had a little snooze on the bed (after 25cl of beer !!!) then we went and laid ...
Historical Traveler Reviews Jolly Hotel Cavalieri Pisa
My partner and myself went to Pisa and stayed at the Jolly Cavalieri Pisa recently. The hotel was better than all the other hotels we stayed in Italy...All I can say is that we cannot compare a 4* hotel in Italy with a 4* in US, UK or even Asia.
I have found quite surprising to read in some previous review a totally groundless comment on the safety of the location. Pisa is indeed a very safe city, the railways station, located in front of the Jolly Hotel is within a nice area and walking from the Hotel to the Leaning Tower (15-20 minutes) is absolutely safe at any time during the night even for a lone young girl.
Much better than expected
After reading reviews I arrived with no little trepidation for a weekend break. I have to say we were pleasantly surprised. Despite arriving mid-morning we were allowed to check in early, leave our cases in our room and given a map of the town together with a suggested walk to take in the attractions of Pisa. We were in a room on a Upper floor which was triple glazed and hence was quiet. The proximity of the railway station was excellent as it facilitated a trip to Florence. Much of the hotel was non smoking and we found the food to be good enough for us to eat in each evening.
We left feeling positive and wondering why some of the previous reviews had been so negative. For a short break it is fine although the facilities would be insufficient for a longer stay.
Not so great or so bad
Any room in a storm is nice when you are tired. The train station across the street provided a steady stream of people making noise and the walls were so thin I could hear everything going on in the next room as I tried to dooz off. Sounded like two girls and one guy. Sounded like he was having more fun than me! O well, I finally got to sleep and was off to the next town on our trip..
This hotel was absolutely terrible. First of all, it is located close to the train station, so unless you are taking the train early next morning it's not worth staying there. The city didn't seem very friendly at night, so we didn't dare venture outside and explore, as we did in every other city we stayed in Italy. We wanted to see the Leaning Tower at night, but we got out of the hotel and didn't feel safe, so we decided to just stay at the hotel.
The rooms were dirty and smelled musty, plus they smelled like cigarette smoke.
The food at the hotel was terrible also. The worst pasta I tasted in my entire life...who would have thought it would be in Italy(!) at Jolly Hotel Pisa!!!
Don't stay there!
One night was enough!
One night and we checked out the next morning. The room was dark, smelt musty, dirty and the whole place was very depressing. Couldn't wait to leave. This is no way a 4* hotel and at the price of nearly £170 inc breakfast was an utter disgrace.
Well, I disagree with some of the reviewers, but I had a "superior" room on the top floor of the hotel. I thought it was pretty nice (and I've stayed a lot of Italian hotels including some of the top 10 in the country). The room was small but very functional. It had some charm.
Do Not Stay At This Hotel!
I was booked in this hotel through a tour group and it was the worst of the lot. As soon as you walk into the hotel you notice the reeking smell of cigarette smoke. It's everywhere. I know Europeans smoke a lot but most of the hotels I stayed in did not smell this bad as soon as you walked in. The room was dark, smoky, and had old decor. Even the bathroom tile was dingy. Dinner was provided there and it was the driest chicken breasts you could imagine. This "Jolly Hotel" is in desperate need of a gutting and renovation.
Not a Jolly Hotel!!
A four star this hotel maybe,but Jolly it is not. The furnishings are dismal,old & cheap. The reception staff are not jolly either but who could blame them working in this enviroment. The alleged rich breakfast is possibly the poorest in town. Unless you need to sleep for a few hours and nowhere else is available I would not recommend you stay here.