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Historical Traveler Reviews Leonardo Hotel Pisa
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews Leonardo Hotel Pisa
Travel Blogs from Pisa
... the tower. The architecture and the marble carvings are so intricate, on the upper level (you can climb the two levels) you have views to the church with Pisa in the background - but that is only half of it. Every 30 minutes a man sings and the sound/echo is one of the most moving things I've ever heard. It wasn't for long but I was in tears! The acoustics are amazing.
... 296 steps to the top and as we climbed the spiral stair way that wound and leaned it way up the inside of the external walls of the tower. View over Pisa. Tower lean has been stabilised so that it will not tilt any further. After the Plaza of Miracles we walk back to the train station and continued onto Monterosso in the Cinque ...
... br> Only 236 steps up. A cinch! You could see the indentations in the marble steps made by millions of feet. The spiral staircase is enclosed between the inner and outer wall, which was a bonus for those not thrilled about heights.
The actual leaning is the result of subsidence of the ground underneath the tower. In 1990, the degree of lean became 5.5, which was deemed unacceptable, so reinforcement of the sub-base area was ...
... around the tower, found a bathroom, had to pay to use it, then had a look at the market. We ended up staying for 45 minutes, then we meet up, walked back to the coach and got on, avoiding the people selling the fake stuff.
It was another 90 minute drive to Florence, then we arrived at the hostel. We unpacked and went to our rooms. Large rooms with WiFi in the room. I unpacked, got ready for the next day, used the WiFi, ...
... we prefer to walk. It takes about 20mins to walk there.
Exploring Pisa tower
Pisa tower is a freestanding bell tower situated within the Piazza del duomo next to the cathedral along with the baptistery of St. John. It is known worldwide for its unintended tilt to one side. Prior to restoration work performed between 1990 and 2001, the tower leaned at an angle of 5.5 degrees, but the tower now leans at about 3.99 degrees. ...