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“Convenient Pisa Home Base” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Alessandro della Spina
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Alessandro della Spina, 5-7-9, 56125 Pisa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 83 hotels in Pisa
Los Angeles, California
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8 hotel reviews
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“Convenient Pisa Home Base”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Wonderful hotel in close walking distance of the train station and the sites of Pisa. A short easy 15 minute walk to the tower and super close to shopping, restaurants, and other attractions. Room was clean, large, and comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful and spoke excellent English. There's also a decent breakfast buffet included with the room. An excellent value and also makes a good base to explore this area of Tuscany during day trips (for instance we took the train for the day to go to the Truffle Festival in San Miniato).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I have read some of the 'average' reviews written here, and it seems that people forget how little they are paying to stay at a clean, comfortable, convenient location in one of the mst popular cities in Europe. We were delighted to find this hotel on Tripadvisor. If, however, you are expecting total silence, sumptuosly comfortable beds and a stunning view, you should check in to a 4 star or 5 star hotel and pay more than double the money. You simply will not find better value for money (probably anywhere in italy) than Hotel Alessandro della Spina. Our bed was not especially comfortable, and we could hear people moving around in the room above us, but I am still giving this hotel 5 stars. The lady at the desk is a gem!

Room Tip: We asked for a quiet room at the back of the hotel.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

This was more than adequate for my one night stay in Pisa. Great location and close to the train station. Staff were professional and helpful. I might have felt a little claustrophobic if staying longer as the room was dark with limited outdoor light and sound seemed to travel however I was not there for the room. Breakfast was lovely - expresso was excellent. Would have liked to stay longer in Pisa.

Room Tip: If staying longer ask for a room with a little more light and away from the office.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This is small hotel with extremely friendly staff; it is locate close to the train station where you are likely to arrive either by train or bus from the airport or from any other Italian city. This location is convenient since it avoids you walking a lot with the luggage or having to take a taxi. Pisa is a rather small town and it takes 15-20 minutes to walk to the Duomo and the Tower. Indeed this is a nice walk. The rooms are big and rather remodeled. However, the big bed is made of two mattresses which makes this a bit uncomfortable when moving from one side to the other. The bathroom is clean although in our room it was extremely difficult to regulate the temperature of the shower; the tap was kind of blocked. Internet is free although connecting to the network is a bit involves as you have to go through a social network such as facebook or twitter; this I did not like. Finally, breakfast is reasonable, coffee is very good, this is Italy!

Room Tip: Check first the type of bed and make sure the temperature regulator in the shower works!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Stayed for 4 nights early November 12' . Hotel spotlessly clean, spacious rooms and lovely bathroom. Hotel staff extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good and plenty of choice. Good location for station and for getting about generally. Would reccommend to anyone.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Spent 1 night here great location was able to walk from airport in about 15mins. Our room108 was a nice size and had balcony. Bathroom was very spacious. Buffet style breakfast staff friendly and helpful with directions. Would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed November 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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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

we stayed here for 3 nights, our room was spacious and spotless. Staff are really lovely, especially the blonde lady on reception and at breakfast ( which is the usual array, buffet style, but with good freshly- made- to- order coffee). It's close to the station, but it has to be said that the road the hotel is in, and those between it and the station ( ie to the south) are decidedly shabby.On the other hand, it is very handy if you want to travel to Lucca, Florence etc by train. Bus station is only a short walk away, and to get across the river to the Field of Miracles is a very pleasant stroll up the main shopping streets. Pisa doesn't have the style of Florence,Venice or Rome, it seems to need some TLC in places, but there are loads of cheap flights and is a good base for a short break. Would stay in this hotel again

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Hotel Alessandro della Spina

Also Known As:
Alessandro Della Spina Pisa
Alessandro Della Spina Hotel
Address: Via Alessandro della Spina, 5-7-9, 56125 Pisa, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Pisa
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Pisa
#4 Business Hotel in Pisa
#5 Family Hotel in Pisa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alessandro della Spina 3*
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