I think all are in agreement that this place has charm to spare, at least structurally, a real beautiful old building with a splendid view of the brown waters of the Arno flowing past as you gaze from the front windows. Taxi from Pisa airport was 11e, and hotel only a few minutes walk from the tower, we stayed just the one night on our way to Montecatini. The girls on reception are cheerful and very friendly, and more than willing to share the hotel's past with those who enquire. However, some of the fixtures and fittings are poor to say the least. I felt a bit of a misery guts taking some pictures to that end, but I was disappointed at what I saw. Heavily stained furniture, sink partially detached from the bathroom wall, sticking plaster holding the battery cover on the tv remote, handles hanging off drawers to name but a few of the problems. I can't understand why the owners don't invest a few bob. Room size wasn't too bad, bed was creaky but comfy, and breakfast was the usual Italian affair, bread and slices of cheese and ham etc, nothing cooked but plenty of other stuff in wrappers or packets. But beware, if you book a room with a view at the front of the hotel as we did, the walls of the river bank on the street outside serve as a meeting place for a large number of Pisa's youth to gather on Saturday nights for a couple of hours either side of midnight, even with the window closed the racket they make will demand snugly fitting ear plugs and maybe a significant amount of alcohol as a minimum if you sleep lightly. Both worked for me.
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- Royal Victoria Pisa
- Hotel Royal Victoria