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Royal Victoria Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lungarno Antonio Pacinotti, 12, 56126 Pisa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #22 of 83 hotels in Pisa
Sydney, Australia
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“Majestic old Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is a beautiful old hotel, have to agree with that. We were given a very large room with a balcony that overlooked the river and it was a truly wonderful experience to sit out there and watch the world go by. I know that it is part of the hotel's charm that it is so old, but that is no excuse for not updating the rooms for the guest's comfort. By all means keep the feel of the place, but replace some of the furniture with drawers that work and cupboards that close. We stayed for four nights and so needed to unpack our bags.

We had two rooms (one double and one triple) and they were both very large by European standards. The bathrooms needed updating but not a major problem. The location of the hotel was out of the action of the Leaning Tower area and about a 15 min walk to the train station. Breakfast was pretty basic, but so were most of the breakfasts we had in other Italian cities.

Pisa is good to use as a base to travel to Lucca or Cinque Terra for day trips but there is not a lot to do in the city itself once you have seen the Tower etc. It is a university town so there are a lot of young people around and lots of bars.

Overall I enjoyed my stay here.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

One night stay before our drive to Radda in Chianti. Its what you hope to find, great hotel,location,nice owner and workers.We loved the fact that you could hear the town from our window, people enjoying then self and life, room was huge and bathroom was small and clean.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Stopped here for one night, when visited Pisa. Travelled up from Rome and was flying out the next day from Pisa, so only a flying visit.
Hotel was great, really great looking, nice features, excellent location, good people. Room was huge and bathroom was nice.
Drinks and nibbles on roof terrace for €3 was a nice touch. Breakfast was everything you wanted out of a continental.
Would def visit again and would def stay here, top notch hotel indeed.

  • Stayed October 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Before booking this hotel I read some positive reviews and I thought that I should give it a go. The hotel is located by the river and it is close to almost everything so it was really easy to find. When we entered we were really impressed by the decor. You could sense that it used to be a great hotel. The reception area was beautiful and full of antiques. We were given room 308 and that was when all the above positive aspects were forgotten at once.
The room was small, the furniture was tired, very old fashioned and just ugly. The walls had never been cleaned. You could see shoe prints and all sort of marks. Under the bed there was dust and fluff from at least a couple of years and you could barely see through the dirty windows.
But the worst was the bed. This was probably the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept in. I woke up the next day with pains in my neck and back. It was dreadful.
Yes you can see that the hotel used to be great and grand but at the end of the day you spend your night in a room and if this experience is just terrible then I'm sorry but I cannot give a good review.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Wery interesting place to stay. Good lacation, good breakfest. Standard of rooms strongly depend on price, but even for 16euros/person you can have decent (clean) room with toilet outsite but next to the door. Breakfest is a big advantage.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Unfortunately my stay at this hotel was on a very noisy Friday night and I managed to get little sleep and had to get up at 4am for an early flight! The Hotel itself was nice and full of character but my room disappointing and unfortunately not very clean...I had to pull out my bed to find a socket to charge my phone and it seemed the bed had not been pulled out for some time! Will not be going back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I have only compliments about this hotel as to me it added to the whole experience of the holiday. It oozed charm and it felt like I'd stepped back it time to a different age.

It has a great location and was a 10 minute walk from the bus/train station. Equally it was only 10 minutes to the Tower.

It doesn't have all the mod-cons but to me I'd have been disappointed if it had. If you are wanting a piece of historic Pisa to accompany your holiday then this is the place. The rooms were clean and the water was hot. There was a bit of noise on an evening but this is because it's near to the most popular bar in Pisa, not a problem for me.

There's a nice terrace at on the top floor towards the rear and the hotel do a nice aperitivo which is great value and you help yourself. Most of the bars nearby do this which is a great alternative to an evening meal.

There is also a lively sqaure a few minutes behind the hotel that do great takeaway pizza which you can eat with a beer in the square.

I'd would definitely go back to this hotel as it offered great value, location and atmosphere.

  • Stayed June 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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Address: Lungarno Antonio Pacinotti, 12, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Pisa
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Pisa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Victoria Hotel 3*
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