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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.
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Travel Blogs from Pisa
Just a short stop to take in an iconic tower and stroll around the city.
If any person ever has the desire to fully immerse themselves in all of the worst parts of travelling then Pisa is the place for it. The town itself is very easily navigated and if not for our map we just needed to follow the herd of humans making their way towards what seems to be the only thing worth seeing in Pisa. Once there we got to ...
... called it lunch. Afterwards we wandered around for a bit and went and sat in a piazza for a while.
We showed up early for our tour and got checked in. We are pretty much pros at these types of tours by now, but we got checked in, got our sticker and waited in line to board the bus. We were one of the first ones onboard and I wish we had held back and waited as there were some pretty frustrating people also on that tour. There was a family of a ...
... the tower (20 euro was not in the budget) but did walk along all the other buildings in the area. There were also a great deal of street vendors selling small tokens and handmade crafts. We moseyed around as we were in no rush to get back to Florence and just soaked up the whole city. It was most definitely a perfect day trip and I will surely bring my parents back when they ...
... put this in perspective, we had a deck added to the front of our house in New Zealand. It is 3m off the ground and the council engineers made us put in 2 metre deep foundations - this tower is 58m high with seven storeys and a bell tower on just 3 metre deep foundations!
So what happened next? Well, they hesitated.......for a century....they were too engaged in battles! The ground settled over this time, so in 1272, they added ...
... wonderful pinks, whites, blacks and greens.
The countryside is nice and green punctuated with a few rivers and older style homes with small tidy garden plots planted with olive and lemon trees. All this scenery has a background of high hills or mountain ranges. There is also quite a bit of shabbiness in towns and the rural areas, and a strange lack of livestock. This was the same in Spain; virtually no sheep, cows or goats - we ...