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Bologna Hotel Pisa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 57, 56125 Pisa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #4 of 83 hotels in Pisa
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“nice hotel but!!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

we stayed for seven days, the staff was friendly, the breakfast was great, the free shuttle very conveniant, the room good, but two things let it down, it appeared almost every morning they had to find a place for you usually sitting alongside strangers. but the thing that let it down the most was, the room we were in was very noisy, being woke by slamming doors or ladies wearing heels and wheeled suitcases echoed across the seemingly hollow floor, the walls appeared to be made of stud partitioning and even though next door spoke in hushed tones, you could still hear them. such a shame but i suppose you cant do a lot with the design now. but maybe some carpet runners as all the floors were timber would help.

Room Tip: ask for a quiet room, maybe out the back we were told it may have been quieter, also the shuttle is...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Luca_Gherardi, Owner at Bologna Hotel Pisa, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Valued Guest, thanks a lot for staying with and for sharing your experience here on Tripadvisor. Unfortunately buildings in Italy, especially historical buildings in medieval towns like ours, don´t have the same construction substance than modern buildings in northern-europe. But we will take into account your suggestion about the carpet runners. For the following readers: Please note that shuttle service is only free if you booked your room directly with us. Hope to see you soon again. Best regards.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We with a family were in this hotel two nights. The hotel corresponds to the 4 stars. Very much breakfasts in this hotel were pleasant. Number was small, but pure. Pisa the small city, we everywhere went on foot. The taxi to the airport costs 5 euro from the person. From the station reached hotel on foot in 10 minutes.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Luca_Gherardi, Owner at Bologna Hotel Pisa, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear Guest, thanks a lot for your nice feedback. We are glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us. Very important: Please note that airport-shuttle is free of charge if you book directly with us. It costs 5,00 Euros per person if you book through third-party channels. If there is anything we can do for you in future, please don´t hesitate to contact us. Best regards. Luca Gherardi
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stayed in early October for 2 nights. We really liked the hotel. Very good surroundings, very helpful staff and excellent breakfast. The hotel also provided free pickup and drop off to the airpot
very nice garden.and close to the tower too.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Luca_Gherardi, Owner at Bologna Hotel Pisa, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear Guest, thanks a lot for staying in our hotel and sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. For the following readers I would like to specify that shuttle service is only free of charge if you made your (room)-booking directly with us. For third-party-channel bookings, the shuttle service is available for 5,00 Euros per person. Hope to welcome you soon again. Best regards. Luca Gherardi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We stayed here a couple of weeks ago. We couldn't get hold of reception on the phone to make use of the free shuttle service but a taxi to the hotel was cheap from airport (7 euros) . It's a great location, walking distance to train station and a 15 min walk to the tower.
Room was very clean, nice size and the breakfast the next day was good. Lots of variety and filled us up for the long day ahead.
Our room was out the back of the hotel, separate to the main building. Nice and quiet.
Would stay again.

Room Tip: Our room was out the back of the hotel, separate to the main building so was nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Luca_Gherardi, Owner at Bologna Hotel Pisa, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Valued Guest,
thanks a lot for staying in our hotel and for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. Hope to see you soon again. Best regards Luca Gherardi - Hotel Bologna
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Sydney, Australia
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

we stayed at Hotel Bologna for the last night of our 5 night trip to Italy. the hotel is in a good location, about an 8min walk from the train station, 10 min drive from the airport and a 15-20 min walk to the leaning tower.

The hotel do operate a shuttle which is 5 € if you haven't booked directly through the hotel, I wouldn't recommend booking through the hotel just to get the shuttle as it can be found much cheaper on a 3rd party website.

Check in was quick but that was mainly due to a lack of any interested interaction from the girl behind the desk who was fairly grumpy and if im honest couldnt really be bothered. Staff of check out were a little better but still fairly uninterested. We never got any offer to help with our luggage on either occassion, which we would have turned down but the offer would have been nice and something we did get at other hotels on our trip.

The room was adequate, nicely decorarted and very very clean, small bathroom but it did its job for the night we were there, any longer and it would of been a bit too small. One problem is that the walls and floors are thin, we heard every noise all through the night. The room was very hot and the temperature was hard to control leading us to open the window which let all the noise from the street.

Breakfast was great, a good choice of cereals, fruit, pasteries and cold meats.

For the cleanliness and the location I would stay here again.



  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Luca_Gherardi, Owner at Bologna Hotel Pisa, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Too much money available? Our conditions indicate very clearly that we meet and beat every rate available about our hotel and if you prove contrary will will top it with a free drink in our hotel bar. Taking into account the free shuttle-service, the drink and the better rate conditions you could have an advantage of around 10% confronting to third-party channels. The only thing required is to read our website and to speak to us if something seams to be different as expected. We are available for you 24 hours a day. Please use this opportunity. Best regards.
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

This place looks good and was reasonable value at A$127 for a quadruple room (a king bed in one room and two singles in an adjoining room with the door removed - room 301) but our stay was spoilt by grumpy reception staff, a tiny bathroom with towels that did not look very clean and the fact that the reverse cycle air conditioner did not work effectively so that we could only get the temperature up to 17 degrees in the room and needed every blanket we could find. Breakfast was very good but we could not wait to leave by then.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Luca_Gherardi, Owner at Bologna Hotel Pisa, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear Guests, if problems or any inconveniences are communicated "just-in-time" to us, during your stay, we have all the time and competence to resolve them. Claims after check-out are not contributing to a productive solution. Our staff is available 24 hours a day, the air-condition can be controlled in-room or remoted by reception staff on requested if guests indicates any difficulties. Also, during low-season we surely would have had the possibility to offer a room-change. If you had the perception of a "grumpy" staff, we deeply regret and apologise. I suppose it was a misunderstanding, our staff usually are not entertainments clowns nor are they such "grumpy". In any case of emergency the owners are living in the same facility and are available for any suggestion. If there is anything we can do for you in future, please don´t hesitate to contact us. Best regards. Luca Gherardi
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

A friend and I stopped here for our last night in Italy. We appreciated the shuttle to the airport early in the morning and the breakfast we were given to take with us. We also thought the lobby area to be lovely and cozy and the hotel itself to be clean and well kept. Unfortunately, our room was so very tiny, with two single beds lined up toe to toe along the wall we felt claustrophobic. We could not even open our suitcases in the room. It was also very hot in the room and opening the window a small bit helped but the noise and cigarette smoke coming in made us close it again. It's a shame that we couldn't rate the hotel higher but the room made it so uncomfortable for us that we couldn't wait to check out.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 57, 56125 Pisa, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Pisa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Pisa
#2 Luxury Hotel in Pisa
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pisa
#3 Business Hotel in Pisa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bologna Hotel Pisa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Staying at Hotel Bologna puts you right in the heart of a city that combines the natural beauty of its setting with an atmosphere that remains highly evocative of its medieval heritage. In every room: sat-tv in 4 languages, WiFi internet connection (1 hour free), safety deposit box, mini-bar with free water, hair-drier, adjustable heating, 24/7 room service. ... more   less 
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