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“Pisa in December” 4 of 5 stars
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Royal Victoria Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lungarno Antonio Pacinotti, 12, 56126 Pisa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #21 of 80 Hotels in Pisa
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“Pisa in December”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

This hotel is in a perfect location for walking to the Tower of Pisa and the Train station. It is also right on the river with great views. The hotel has a long history and is charming in nature. The staff could not be more helpful and the room was excellent quality. I'm sure the hotel will have some investment in the future but this is a great hotel in a great location.

  • Stayed December 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The hotel was great and nice, compared to the price, we didn't expect such an excellent service and environment. Very close to the bus station and easy to reach. We spent only one night there and it was a perfect night in Pisa. We would love to come back again if we visit Pisa.

  • Stayed August 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 December 4, 2012

The hotel is old and has plenty of charm. The rooms are a bit tired...but very comfortable and clean. The location right on the River Arno is fantastic...and a short walk to great restaurants and sights. Staff very helpful and friendly. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

The title say it all... Located on the banks of the river and less than 15 minutes walk from the leaning Tower. The hotel is old in style and the lift was a little like something you would have expected in the 1950s. The staff were really friendly and helpful. There is a lovely little roof terrace which is the perfect spot for aperitif (which was good value at €3 for a glass of prosecco and a small plate of nibbles). Rooms are a little cramped but nothing that you wouldn't expect from a city center hotel - especially one of this age. But don't let the age of the property put you off - it has loads of character and I would certainly stay again (if I were to return to Pisa).

We stayed on what turned out to be the hottest day of the summer and unfortunately our air con was broken. Very little attempt was made to fix it (we told them before we went out for dinner and came back to find nothing had changed). They did give us a fan to use for the night which helped (but only mildly).

Buffet breakfast was really good and they even have options for those with wheat / gluten intolerance.

Hotel is about €10 taxi ride from the airport.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed at the Royal Victoria Hotel for two nights. It's wonderfully located near the river and the wonderful walking street which goes right to the leaning tower. The rooms were find nothing really special, staff very nice and a beautiful garden on the rooftop. The first night was a Friday and very noisy as it is near where the students hang out, the next night was completely quiet (go figure). It was within walking distance of the train and near a wonderful walking street filled with families and students. We loved it there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

A step back into the past in this elegant hotel. So different from the usual modern hotel that could be anywhere. Large airy rooms and halls with beautiful period furniture, pictures and even painted ceilings. Although the front rooms have views across the river the students could be a bit noisy at night. However the roof top terrace with its plants and terracotta was a peaceful haven. The staff are extremely pleasant and helpful and a more than adequate breakfast is provided. The situation could not be better being easy walking distance between the Leaning Tower and bus and train station and next to the pedestrian areas with the shops, bars and cafes.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Xewkija, Malta
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I fly almost every month out of Gozo and Malta for a week's break, thanks to great prices and timimngs with Ryanair. My tenth visit to the Roayal was the best because I stayed 4 nights ang got to know owners better and had a stunning private tour of all the most interesting public rooms and bedrooms. The hoteliers are passionate about their family palace started by a tour operator about the time of Thomas Cook in the 19th century, who saw the gap in the market for catering for aristcrats from Scotland and england on the 'Grand Tour' Previously travellers like Byron and Sheelley, Keats, etc. stayed free with local grand families or after a moth's hospitality, rented for a longer period one of the family villas. But for shorter stays for those who had not such connections or leisure, a hotel in the right location was needed.
The Royal Victoria proved a great, sustainable success and is still in the families safe and progressive hands. More and more heirlooms decrate this venerable hotel and it gets better every vist. The staff from willowy blond, happy waitresses at breakfast to flashing dark ,smiling receptionists are talented, multilingual and charming. A treasure no other hotel in the area can compare. The roof terrace is a constant if underused delight, there's good wifi, great evening snacks plus wines and an air of happiness and tranquillity, right on the river right by the real old town, fine restaurants at all prices,untouristy , by the university and blissfully not by the ooverrated tower!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Lungarno Antonio Pacinotti, 12, 56126 Pisa, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Pisa
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Pisa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Victoria Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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