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“TIRED HOTEL IN NEED OF INVESTMENT” 3 of 5 stars
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Grand Hotel Duomo
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Santa Maria, 94, 56126 Pisa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #30 of 83 hotels in Pisa
GLASGOW
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“TIRED HOTEL IN NEED OF INVESTMENT”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This hotel has a great location a short distance from the Leaning Tower and the Duomo.
Unfortunately it is locked into a 50s/60s style and needs a significant investment either to refresh that style (not aa bad idea) or to re-create an new style.
Breakfast was poor with no character; machine fruit and juice nay be efficient but unattractive.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This hotel is GREAT because of its location, just steps away from the Leaning Tower, but I was honestly disappointed with their condition and upkeep... The bathroom was a dirty and disgusting as we found some residues in the toilet and the shower was moldy.. The cleaning and upkeep of the room were really bad...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

This hotel was a very nice. Just been a few steps away from leaning tower of Pisa and great views of it.. With Restaurants on your door step. Could not ask for anymore..If you have time go up to the roof terrace and watch the sun set.. Noise coming from the street are not that bad like most city's it dose have some nosie but after 11 ish most of the streets are dead. We had the room with a view on the 2nd floor and it was great night stay in Pisa.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Nice hotel. Clean, big rooms, old fashioned style but we like that. Great views of the tower. Staff were very good. No complaints at all. Across the road from good pizzerias..The hotel had a good relaxed bar with a piano man. We normally stay at hotels a bit cheaper but they had much smaller rooms, we enjoyed the additional comforts...particularly the gigantic bath....rather than the pokey little shower that most hotels in ITaly have.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This is a really nice hotel within 2 min walk from the leaning tower of Pisa. From the roof terrace you can see the Tower and the cathedral. Hotel was clean and the staff were very helpfull, if your looking for an ultra modern hotel you shouldn't be in Italy. Plenty of bars and restaurants nearby and its a 15 min walk to the train station, to go to Sienna,Florence or Rome.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back have no street noise, and room 202 has 2 bedrooms 1 double and 2 singles.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

The hotel is a short walk from the Pisa tower. You can even get a room with a view of the tower, but you need to lean out of the window!. Best best is to get a non view room (quieter), then use the terrace on the roof, which has a 360 degree view.

Rooms are average, but clean. Sleep quality poor due to noise from street and flashing smoke sensor! Other people I noiced had covered the flashing light. This is not a 4 star hotel.

Staff at front office extremely pleasant and helpful.

Room Tip: Rooms away from street probably quieter at night.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Middletown, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

other reviews are so right. place totally stuck in the 70s. so thankful we stayed one night but def the closest to the leaning tower without sacrificing more quality (there was another place across the street that looked worse). as you pull up, it appears like its a modern hotel but as soon as you get in the elevator, walk the hallways and enter you room, all you can do is laugh. uncomfortable bed, lock box was broke, terrible breakfast. best part about staying here was the bartender who's been working here for decades and has so many interesting stories to listen to along with patches/pics he's collected posted behind him. loved him!

Room Tip: you'll have to over look the outdated-ness because it is the best location
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Duomo

Address: Via Santa Maria, 94, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Pisa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Pisa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Duomo 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary 4-story Hotel situated in tourist center of town, near Leaning Tower. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Pisa

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