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“peace in pisa” 5 of 5 stars
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Relais Sassetti Bed and Breakfast
Via San Francesco, 69, 56127 Pisa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #11 of 233 Pisa B&B and Inns
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1 review
“peace in pisa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

this was a great find. it is in the centre of pisa within walking distance of everything you want to see in pisa. We were in the well room a small but comfortable room with on suite, fridge, kettle and a fan. You look on to a small court yard where you can eat breakfast or relax and have a drink.
Simona who runs the B'B was great nothing was too much trouble she would always go that extra mile to make sure you were happy.
It was my birthday when i was there and i was given a bottle of champayne unbelievable. would recommend to all.
The area had wi-fi which gave a good reception. You had your own keys to come and go as you wish. good for couples or a family. Would not think you could get a better place to stay in Pisa.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed for 4 nights in September in the Well Room. Simona made us very welcome on arrival, and showed us all of the facilities. We had the use of the Well Room itself which is large, clean, and comfortable, with a good sized bathroom. In addition we also used the adjacent sitting room, and had the use of the garden. Given that we had the keys to enter and leave the property, this made the accomodation effectively like our own small house in Pisa, which was ideal for our use. We could come and go as we pleased, and it was very pleasant to sit out in the garden when we wanted. As the rooms are situated on the ground floor around the garden in the inner courtayrd it was very quiet.
The bed was comfortable and the room did not get too warm, so we slept well. Breakfast was served in the sitting room, and was very good, with juice/tea/coffee, and a range of items including fresh bread and pastries (bought by Simona each morning).
The B&B is very central to Pisa, with all of the facilities within walking distance.
Simona was very helpful and enjoyed talking with us which helped make the stay more enjoyable.
We would certainly stay again when we are next in Pisa.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Simo4, Proprietario at Relais Sassetti Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Dear Friends,
Thanks for your review, I'm very happy you stayed well in my house, and I'm happy to have konwn you, you are so kind.
Thanks again
Simona
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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

My family and I stayed here for two weeks over the summer and we loved every moment. Simona, who runs the B&B, made us feel very comfortable and went out of her way to be helpful.

The apartment itself is lovely, located in the center of Pisa and adjacent to an inner-court and a nice yard. We stayed there with our 2 year old -- definetly a family-friendly enviornment that also provided privacy.

I highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The Relais Sassetti is everything you could want from an Italian B&B: a true Bed and Breakfast in the original sense, where you stay with a family. This one just happens to live in an historic palace in the heart of Pisa that has been in the family for centuries. They live in one wing, and the B&B is next door. Simona, the owner, is friendly, helpful, available but discreet. There is no better location in Pisa, situated as it is between the Arno river and the Tower of Pisa, in the oldest and quaintest part of the city. Theater, restaurants, museum, are all walking distance. Lovely rooms, cool and quiet in the summer, that open on a courtyard garden (with a well and box turtles) that you are free to use. Great breakfast served when you are ready. We have been there repeatedly, and would always go back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We rented both the Well room (for my 80 year old parents) and the apartment for us and our 9 year old for 6 nights. Simone was extremely helpful as soon as we arrived. We loved that her mother and daughter both greeted us and that we had use of the garden. Renting both spaces made it really feel like it was our home away from home and we made meals and ate in the garden twice. It was a perfect refuge during the afternoon siesta when the shops and restaurants are closed. The location was great - easy to get to all the major sights. We did day trips to Florence (very easy 1 hour train ride), Lucca and to Cinqueterre (we drove there but would not recommend driving due to lack of parking). Oh, as others have mentioned, beware the mosquitos (the down side of getting some green space in a city). Slather yourself in a repellent and you should be fine. Really a gem of a place to stay!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Overall, it was a pleasant experience staying in the Well Room. The room was cozy, clean and well-equipped with modern amenities. We were happy with the spacious bathroom and the patio facing the beautiful courtyard.

Simona was an excellent host. She gave very good recommendations for places to visit and restaurants. We had a great time in Pisa and would love to come back to stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I have recently returned from a few nights at Relais Sassetti.

This is a wonderful B&B in a very central location. Simona was a wonderful host who provided you with maps, information and some very good tips for where to eat in the area (The spaghetteria around the corner is excellent).

It was very hot in Pisa while we were there (35ºC +) but very comfortable in the Well room with the little windows open. The room was silent and we never noticed any noise. The original fresco on the ceiling were nice and added to the character of the place.

The central courtyard was a cool, quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle outside, a nice place to relax a little and watch the tortoises move around.

The breakfast was the usual continental affair which was very nice, served in the little breakfast room.

We enjoyed our stay in Pisa as it formed a good base to see other local things in the area (Lucca, Cinque Terre) which are easily assessable on the trains which we found good and inexpensive (compared to the UK).

We will definitely return to this B/B because of its location, character and it is very good value when compared to others we stayed in around Italy.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Relais Sassetti Bed and Breakfast

Address: Via San Francesco, 69, 56127 Pisa, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Pisa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 233 B&Bs / Inns in Pisa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The B&B Relais Sassetti is part of the ancient Sassetti building, the palazzo where the family has been living since 1690. THE B&B offers a unique experience where you can enjoy modern comfort in our 17-century building and it overlooks the backyards where during summer and spring breakafast is served. Breakfast may also be served in your room or in the nearby Frangioni pastry shop.The B&B Relais Sassetti features 2 different type of accommodation1) The Lions Apartment suite (Appartamento dei Leoni)2) The Well Room (Camera del Pozzo) ... more   less 
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