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Traditional Hotel, Rooms basic but clean, breakfast was good, and centrally located, good value. Helpful & friendly staff, who spoke good english.
Nice hotel with friendly staff. Very good position in old town of Pisa and near shops & tower. Other side of river to trains & buses but ok to walk to them. Breakfast basic but ok and room a little small but again clean & ok.
Perfect quiet but central location, friendly staff
If you're visiting Tuscany and want to be based in a quiet, non-touristy part of Pisa, yet only a short walk away from the fabulous Piazzas Miracoli and Cavaliere, Hotel Leonardo is ideal. Located in a quiet cobbled street in the mediaeval centre of the town, there are several great and good value restaurants close by where the locals eat. The room we stayed in was spacious, clean and comfortable, the view was wonderful (rooftops, mountains in the distance) and the bath towels were big and fluffy. The breakfast was good and the rolls and pastries freshly baked and hot every day. The decor was in good order (though the murals are not to everyone's taste!) The staff were helpful and friendly. The hotel is reputed to have been Galileo's laboratory which added a historical frisson to the experience. Altogether highly recommended.
Traditional, nice, recommend
having lived in italy for a number of years, stayed in hotels from 1 star to 4 stars, this was a worthy 3 star hotel. not sure what people expect from Italian hotels, reading the last review. It is well located, fridge in room, good A/C, friendly staff, clean room, what more could you ask for. I will definately stay again, good restraunts in the area, be brave and wander all the little side streets and alleys near, take a step back in time. We found very nice pizzeria's and restaraunts this way. can't wait to go back.
I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. It is located in an area that could not be more italian. Looking out of the windows takes you into a different world. Everywhere there are elderly Italians sitting on old chairs chatting while waiting until the sun goes down. It is a very pretty city. The staff at the Leonardo were very helpful, our room was neat and clean. I can't say much more than that we enjoyed our stay very much and for me it is more important to leave the place with a satisfied feeling than thinking about the small variety of a breakfast... One should not hold onto small mistakes that such a place has regarding the price that was paid.
Happy to have stayed here
We stayed here in the Spring of 2002.
We drove into Pisa early in the night without a room or a clue where to stay. We happened upon the Hotel Leonardo and were quite pleased.
The service was extremely pleasant and helpful. The night desk employee parked our car in an alley somewhere and quickly gave us an overview of the neighborhood. We found a great little restuarant filled with locals celebrating a birthday.
The accomodations were clean and not too small. That's the best I can say about the rooms. But for $88, we were happy.
The Leaning Tower is only a short stroll away.
Unlikely that we would stay again
We travelled though Europe for 6 weeks and visited the Hotel Leonardo during the middle of our holiday. We would probably rank at the lower end of the scale - the interior finish was pretty tacky however the hotel was clean. Breakfast was really average with a little variety. Staff were really helpful. Room did not have safe - something which we found in all other hotels that we stayed at. Unlikely that we would stay again.
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... for Pisa Central, where we would change trains to get to Florence. Or so we thought.... Well I guess we did get to Pisa, but instead of boarding the next train to Florence we spent the next half hour or so in the police station at the Pisa train station as I had had my purse stolen by a pick pocket! Can you believe it?! I was already exhausted from carrying my case up and down several flights of stairs, crying over the car, pleasing my case with the car lady and now this! So ...
On the flight over to Europe, I commented to Coll that I had vivid memories of two towns we visited on our last Italian holiday in 2000,.. one memory was the 300 steps up from the carpark (and that was Volterra),.. the other was of us walking up to a medieval town on top of a hill,.. walking into such a small place and commenting 'Is this it?',.. spending 10 minutes looking around and leaving. Well,.. We found that second memory,.. it was Montereggioni. As soon ...
... cities and Casoles' were dotted around the terrine. Very sedate now but the imagination was going full quid with the wonders of medieval and times past.
We were still traveling through country, but frequented more and more by towns. That meant more traffic. Raining heavily now, we ended up behind a truck, he was moving pretty fast through the towns and then the curvy roads. Some areas again were wide enough for one vehicle passing and we were ...
... our trains imminent departure, we went down the steps anyway as the only train we could see was directly opposite us and we're on platform 1.
No, 2 was definitely not there, but then we found out there are two short platforms at the end of and round the corner from 1, (hope this is all making sense), this is where we needed to be.
As we went back up the steps, slowly and one at a time because of those stitches, yes, you guessed it, the train pulled ...
... Florence to Pisa was about an hour and a half so we just had a nap until we basically got there.
When we arrived at Pisa we had a local guild who spoke English. She was really nice and explained the history of Pisa in great detail. We had the chance of going up the tower but if we had done that we would of been stuck of time to look around everything else. So we decided against it.
Our guild took us into Pisa's cathedral and explained when it ...