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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
London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent - apart from the (lack of) air conditioning”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

There are a lot of positives about this hotel. Very good value for a 4 star hotel ( €59 a night), OK room , very clean if not very big, excellent free wifi.

But we were there in mid October and it was very warm at night. We could not get the air conditioning to work and couldn't open the windows as the mosquitoes came in - unlike some other hotels in the area the windows didn't have insect screens.

I said in the morning at checkout that the air conditioning didn't work in our room and was told that it was switched off as it was now 'winter'!

So fine place to stay as long as it either is winter or summer with the air con on !

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Good points. Breakfast, free internet, staff quite friendly, tea making facilities, good location for town, restaurants & station, outside terrace

Not to good. Wi-fi doesn't reach to rooms which are a bit outdated & staff could be a bit more welcoming

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Hotel Bologna did the trick for our one night stay in Pisa. We booked our room on the hotel website so that the shuttle was free. The shuttle arrived quickly and we arrived to hotel without a hassle. Leaving the next morning, we realized there were too many people going to the airport that could fit in the shuttle, so we opted for a taxi. The only bad thing about this hotel it that it is on a bus route and there is street noise, but being on this main road made it easy to get a cab.

Room pros: New bathrooms, soft towels, hotel slippers, hot water/tea pot, mini frig that is quiet, modern digital safe, bed & pillows comfortable.

Location is in a safe central neighborhood and we walked a couple of miles round trip between the hotel and the historical sites. They also provided courtesy umbrellas. We enjoyed our stay - thanks!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I arrived at the hotel at 8pm ish and after a quick inspection of my room i noticed that there was no iron, I asked for one and was told that irons were not handed out for security reasons(Iron rampage?). I was told that there would be someone to Iron my clothes in the morning, (in case i cant manage myself!) I asked when they would arrive and they stated after breakfast. So I now must attend a meeting with un-ironed clothes. 4 Star hah (the rest of the hotel is below average) I will never be back!

Room Tip: Avoid, if you attend make sure to ask that no Irons are on the loose.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Luca_Gherardi, Owner at Bologna Hotel Pisa, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Valued Guest, irons cannot be handed-out because of security-reasons. If you like, you can have a look to national laws and our yearly fire-safety assessment. We are working on a solution to offer a "do-it-yourself"-area in some public area of the hotel for the hours during which laundry is closed.
But Tripadvisor should not be used to discredit and defame in a emotional way. No word about free internet, free happy-hour-tasting of Tuscan Products, Shuttle Service, location, full breakfast and so on? Have a good time. Luca Gherardi.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Very good for airport less than 10mins charge 10Euros . Breakfast looked good but they forgot to give us an alarm call so very rushed departure!!!. room was a bit basic view was of the parking bay on ground floor as we requested a disabled room maybe thats where they are but staff very nice and in the morning we realized there was a few restaurants around (we had arrived late)

Room Tip: We asked for a disabled room which was in the annex opposite the car park
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 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, October 22, 2013
Valued Guest, thanks a lot for staying in our hotel and for sharing your experience in this forum. The shuttle service could have been free, if you made your room-reservation directly with us. Sorry for the problem with the wake-up-call. Unfortunately I could not find any mistake in our IT-System, we double-checked all, but it seems to work. We will keep an eye on this. Our hotel is in the historical centre of Pisa. As usual in the city-centers, buildings are surrounded by neighbours, restaurants, other hotels. We are not promoting to offer panoramic views ( which will be obviously be better in the mountains), but great location, good service and dedication to our guest. If there is anything we can do for you in future, we will be happy to help. Best regards. Luca Gherardi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We recently had a lovely stay at the Hotel Bologna. Our room number was 003 which overlooked the sun terrace. The surrounding were quiet and peaceful. Breakfast is plentiful and varied with scrambled eggs, bacon,fresh fruit, croissants etc. The hotel staff were pleasant and helpful. I can honestly say we could not fault this hotel it is 5 mins in a taxi from airport and is a 2-3 minute walk to Pisa Centrale train station.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Luca_Gherardi, Owner at Bologna Hotel Pisa, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Valued Guest,
thanks a lot for your very nice feedback. We are happy to see you enjoyed your time with us and you liked our breakfast. 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I looked for a hotel close to the Rail Station as we were coming in on Rain from Rome. I read the reviews and all looked good. The Hotel Bologna Pisa did not disappoint ! We received our room promptly upon arrival and took the small lift to the first floor. We booked a Quad Room for myself, wife and three children. The room was excellent and plenty of space.

The hotel offered breakfast and an evening snack and wine, excellent!

Location is close to shopping and food as well as a nice walk to the tower and other sites. While I wrote this a year after our visit the current Tripadvisor rating #4 in Pisa... It could well be #1

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Luca_Gherardi, Owner at Bologna Hotel Pisa, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Guest, thanks a lot for staying in our hotel and for your nice review. We are happy to see you had a good time with us. For your next stay in Pisa, we would be very happy to welcome you again. Best regards. Luca Gherardi
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Additional Information about Bologna Hotel Pisa

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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