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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 #3 of 83 hotels in Pisa
London
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15 hotel reviews
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“Perfect choice!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for two nights and I can say without hesitation it was brilliant in any way.
It is situated 500m to the train station, about 20min walk to the Tower going through the Centre of the Town and very close to the airport. ( cost going to the Hotel by taxi was 10 Euro, going to the Airport 7.50 Euro ) The place is clean, quite and the owners are very polite and helpful. You can see they care a lot. there are a few good restaurants near by.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This hotel is very close to the train station. It did not feel like a dodgy area. The room was fairly large, and spotlessly clean. The sound insulation in the room left a lot to be desired, so you can hear a lot of noise from the street and the hallway. We had a big gap under the door into the room, so you could hear people talking int the hallway like they were inside the room, and there was light leaking in under the door in the night. The shower cabinet was very wobbly, and it flooded the floor. Their internet connectivity was good, but they require you to give some apps permissions to link to your social media accounts. Friendly staff, and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This hotel is off the beaten track, but close to the train station and airport. The staff was excellent.
The room was average in size and the bathroom was large and clean. From the location of the hotel you can take a liesurely walk to the leaning tower in less than 30 minutes. The walk take you through the shopping district including the central market. I would recommend this hotel if you plan to spend one or two nights in Pisa.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Exceptionally friendly staff, we were there for three nights and they gave us recommendations for three excellent restaurants. Located off the main road the hotel was relaxing place to stay. The centre of Pisa is easy walking distance away.

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The hotel is charming. It it spotlessly clean and the owners couldn't do enough for us. Our room was quite small with a large bathroom. Shower was good and everything kept clean and shining. Our only poor mark is for the hand towels - they were more like table napkins and not at all absorbent! Hair drying was a challenge, especially with long hair! Suggest the hotel considers changing these for proper towels! Location was not bad - near to the station but a 15 min walk from the historic area. The area around the hotel was a bit run down but we did find one nice restaurant about 3-4 minutes walk away. Would certainly recommend the hotel to others for a short break in Pisa.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

For several years we have flown out of Pisa on Ryanair and since the flights always seemed to leave before 7AM,we have tried several hotels to stay the night before. This time we stayed at Alessandr della Spina and found it to be just what we had been looking for. It is within walking distance of the train station,with 24hr shuttle available to the airport and 24hr desk service. It is a short walk to the Corso Italia,the main shopping street in Pisa and from there an easy walk to the Campo and the Torre. The rooms are clean and the service excellent.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

A lovely hotel easy to find from the station - you can walk in 5 - 10 minutes - go out of the station straight across and up to the first roundabout - turn right along the Viale Fransesco Bonaini and then its the 4th turning on the right - Via Della Spina and the hotel is right in front of you.You can walk back and get a train to the airport - one stop - or take a shuttle from the hotel 13E for 2 people with luggage - or a taxi about 10E. The staff are friendly and speak good English and the public areas very well furnished and comfortable. We had a twin room at the back of the hotel which was spacious and comfortable and included air conditioning, hairdryer, toiletries and mini bar at a reasonable price.Very clean and spacious bathroom with good shower. Plentiful and tasty breakfast selection in the bright dining room. Only two things stopped it from getting five stars; the wifi in the public areas did not work unless you used facebook/twitter/linkedin/or yahoo personal accounts to login and the coffee was very weak and disappointingly for Italy not freshly ground or made with a machine but tasted like instant or filter in a pot.Overall though I would return as the positives definitely outweight the negatives. You can walk easily to the leaning tower and the cathedral and it takes about 20 - 25 minutes but is a lovely stroll through the town and over the river.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Hotel Alessandro della Spina

Address: Via Alessandro della Spina, 5-7-9, 56125 Pisa, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Pisa
Amenities:
Room Service 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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