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It has been 26 years since I was in Italy and Pisa. The tower still stands on that precarious looking lean. Only difference it seems is all the tourists doing the'Holding up the tower' photo.
It's still spectacular but seems whiter than I remember. Perhaps being summer has changed the light.
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I am trying a new way to send out information and pictures so be patient while I am learning. The day following our trip to Cinque Terre is a down day, relaxing outside on the balcony and doing some laundry. We have been cooking a lot of our meals here and tonight we are off to a restaurant recommended by Vivette. Well it is more than a restaurant. They have their own vineyards and make their own wine, have olive trees and make their ...
My knowledge of music is so limited. My first, and few, recollections of classical music are the Looney Tunes cartoons. And apart from Dance and ballet, I have had very little experiences with the classics. Our trip into Lucca, the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini, was very interesting. Lucca has a permanent festival honoring this man. Every night of the year, there is Puccini and ...
... had another pleasant rail journey to Pisa, eating some sarnies on the way.
We got to Pisa about 2pm and walked about 2 miles across the Arno in the heat pulling our cases till we found our hotel. It was in an ideal location, a couple of doors back from the infamous tower. We got to our room to find builders materials in it, so we had an upgrade to another room, with a jacuzzi bath that didn't work! We were told about the rooftop terrace and that it had no bar, so were ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Room simple, but suitable. Conveniently close to the train and airport. Emilio at Reception was friendly helpful and considerate.
Just one item missing that I required - an iron.
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Like previous reviewers, we found the Terminus and Plaza to be an excellent hotel. Very bright and clean, good, efficient airconditioning and the most comfortable hotel beds I have ever slept in!! The breakfast was excellent, plenty of cereals, bread, meats, cheese, yogourts, fruit, fruit juice, coffee, tea etc and served in a bright airy breakfast room. Quiet location near the station with cheap and direct train services to the aiport and Florence and only a pleasant 20 minute walk to the leaning Tower and Duomo. I can thoroughly recommend this great value hotel.
Our stay 06th May - 09th May 2005
Whilst I found the Hotel to be very comfortable. clean, average breakfast, although, some fresh meat and cheese would have gone down well, and in a very good location in being so close to the railway station and only about a 25min walk to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, I regret to say that I did not find the member of staff on duty that day (Sun 24th April) very helpful. Everything I asked him appeared to be a chore and it seemed as though it was an effort to answer me. He didn't appear to have any inter-personal skills which is essential in this type of public service job and certainly didn't even smile once during my stay. No "Good Morning" when we went down to breakfast - nothing in fact - no conversation. I did ask if there was 'internet access' in the Hotel for guests and was abruptly told there wasn't and when I asked where the nearest 'Internet Cafe' might be, he apparently did not know and just stated "Near the Tower" - Which I found to be very strange, as when walking to the Tower discovered an Internet Cafe just literally 50 yds from the Hotel! (And yet your member of staff did not know this or if he did, certainly wasn't going to tell me!) However, that said, we had a brilliant short stay in Pisa - it was just a shame about the attitude of your staff.
Very good choice and value
Located near the train station, and on bus route from the airport. A 15-20 minute walk from the main site of Leaning Tower etc, over the river, but an interesting walk via the main shopping street.
Very modern facilities, clean and comfortable rooms at an economical price.
The breakfast buffet was outstanding. Not just usual rolls and coffee, but choice of juices, and ham and cheese buffet, yoghurts, fruit.
Not too much else of note in immediate area. A good trattoria up the street.
OK for one night
Booked into this hotel en route to Florence. Clean and basic accommodation - we landed at Pisa at 21:30 and needed somewhere near the station to stay overnight. No evening atmosphere, bar or food facilities as far as we could tell, even though a bar is advertised. No information from the staff about the surrounding locality of the hotel in terms of facilities. We found a bar round the corner (that was just closing) where we were able to buy some water etc.
Next morning, after an OK breakfast, the hotel were happy to look after our luggage whilst we walked to the Leaning Tower (which was about 10 - 15 minute walk). Didn't see any hotels in Pisa that looked good - wished we had gone straight to Florence but the Leaning Tower/Duomo were spectacular.
Stayed here for one night in August 2004. Close to the train station. Clean room and bathroom. I booked it mainly because of the quad room availability. Didn't stay for breakfast, so I can't comment on that. Good value for the money. I would stay there again.