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Hotel Santa Croce in Fossabanda
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Santa Croce, 11, 56125 Pisa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #22 of 80 Hotels in Pisa
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“NOISY”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed 5 nights. It's off the beaten track and a fair walk to food or anything else. The building was charming and rooms basic but adequate. Shower was not desperately clean. NO SOUNDPROOFING and our first night was totally sleepless as EVERY noise from adjoining rooms could be heard. Path over which people broomed their luggage is gravel so equally noisy. Add to this THE BELLS early every morning. Breakfast was barely adequate and limited if we appeared later. Staff were not helpful when we needed emergency internet. Such a shame as it could be lovely.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gloucester, England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stayed as part of a group travelling to Assisi - very peaceful place with all the basic amenities we needed. Rooms and facilities were basic but clean and maintained the atmosphere of an on monastery. Evening meal caterers did not arrive due to RTA but receptionist was able to book us in at a local restaurant which produced a very adequate meal with excellent wine, just 10 minutes walk away.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Naxxar, Malta
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8 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Stayed for 3 nights with my girlfriend in this quaint hotel just outside the city center of Pisa after reading several positive reviews and i wasn't disappointed. the bedrooms are rather small but are clean and well-maintained. the receptionists are very helpful and cordial, the bfast includes 2 types of cheeses, 2 hams and salami, a selection of freshly baked bread and croissants, yogurt, cereals and fresh fruit. overall a very positive experience and highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I read very good reviews of this hotel so booked it with confidence but even though my expectations were not huge, it was a disappointment. The idea of spending a few nights in an old monastery seemed pleasing but the reality was rather crude. The grounds have lots of potential but the glory days are behind them. Buildings need renovation and better management.

The room was very basic, the bathroom was clean but there was a weird smell in the room, which did not want to go away. It just did not feel like a monastery converted to a hotel but like a monastery not used for a long time and then one day somebody decided to put beds in rooms and rent them. After spending a few days in Pisa we moved to Florence and we got an absolutely beautiful place for the same price.

When I saw a breakfast room, I was actually convinced that I am in a hostel not a hotel. It was again very basic, there were tables on the porch but they were attacked by pigeons, so after having breakfast outside at first, we moved inside for the following couple of days. There was not much choice, some croissants, bread rolls, cheese, and meat without a single vegetable or fruit. The same thing every each day.

If you want a basic accommodation for one night, you can risk it, but if want to stay a bit longer and enjoy your holiday and your room, don’t bother. And bring some mosquito spray or you will be eaten alive!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Stayed for 3 nights after reading about monastery stays. This hotel has not been a monastery for a long time. The afternoon/evening receptionist (stars tatooed around her neck) was impersonal and unhelpful during our stay. For example she told us 'no wi-fi' when there is wi-fi??. We mentioned this in our feedback form and were chased down the street by the front desk manager apologising for her beaviour. The breakfast was good...but the room was 'musty' and floor needed washing . It was a 'budget' decision by us to stay....but got far better value elsewhere for same price. Would stay elsewhere if returning to Pisa.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed at this hotel just for the one night before we went to our rental villa. I have to say, the surroundings were absolutely beautiful and full of character.

The rooms (cells) were basic but had all the modern amenities you needed for one night. A/C was a little noisy but to be honest, it was high season when we stayed and didn't suffer from turning the A/C off for the night as the walls were so thick the heat couldn't get through !!

We decided to eat at the hotel in the evening and the menu was very basic but hit the spot.
The breakfast was lovely and the coffee superb.

Yes, any hot or cold drinks required during the day do come from a vending machine but the prices were reasonable and the coffee lovely.

I think you really have to read what is available when booking places like this or you will be disappointed.

All in all, would definitely return.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Ayr, United Kingdom
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95 hotel reviews
Reviews in 85 cities Reviews in 85 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Only stayed for one night, which was a real experience, it was perfect for our needs as we wanted to be close to the airport but to stay somewhere with parking. It truly is an amazing place; we had drinks in the square and watched bats flying in the sky! Easy to walk into the centre, if you can get reception to actually help you? “Maps in the room” a very poor photo copy which you can’t make out even where the hotel is but if you just walk along the river you do get there. Also could you recommend anywhere for dinner? “In the centre all the restaurants do pasta and pizza” so bad it was funny….
Our room was everything we needed only down side was the noise levels as we could hear everything going on next door and people walking along the corridor. Breakfast was very good and we ate it sitting outside a lovely end to our trip and were served by a lovely lady. It was also amazing value.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Piazza Santa Croce, 11, 56125 Pisa, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Pisa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 80 Hotels in Pisa
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santa Croce in Fossabanda 3*
Number of rooms: 53
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