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“Great hotel for one night” 4 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 #3 of 81 Hotels in Pisa
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great hotel for one night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We arrived on a late flight.. The hotel was a short 11 euro ride from the airport. Good triple room very clean although aircon not great. Breakfast god buffet.. They let us leave our luggage as we headed off to see the tower which was about a 25 minute walk. Would stop here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I wanted a good hotel near the train station, which also has a bus stop direct to the airport for only 1.2 euros, since I needed to stay 3 separate nights in Pisa interspersed with train and bus trips elsewhere in Italy. This hotel is a 10 minute walk to the station and a 20-30 minute walk to the Cathedral and Leaning Tower. Of course one can take a cab or shuttle to the airport directly, if one wants. The staff are accommodating and provide all the information one needs regarding tourist matters. The breakfast is delightful , with a wide range of cheeses, cold cuts, pastries, juices and fruit, and can be taken inside or in a lovely garden setting. It's a small place with only ten or so rooms, all of which are on the 2nd floor (called 1st in Italy), accessible by elevator or stairs. There is a nice lobby with a good selection of coffee table books on Pisa, Italy, Art, etc. The rooms are quiet, very clean, hardwood floors, great A/C, and good sized bathrooms. Wireless is good and without charge. I would stay here again if I come back to Pisa.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Excelent hotel, walking distance to the tower. I got the special room, very very big, all in marble, it was really nice.
The staff was helpfull and they offer some parking spaces for few cars. The breakfast was good and u can sit outside.
I wish I had stayed more nights in this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

A lovely little hotel in close proximity to the station, shops and various eateries. We stayed in a triple room (three single beds) for one night. A very comfortable stay indeed, wish we could have stayed a little longer. Our room was very spacious with a large bathroom and balcony which overlooked a small breakfast courtyard downstairs. Very helpful and friendly staff too...many thanks!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Berkshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

As usual, we used TA to review where we would stay and plumped for Allesandro della spina. We stayed in Pisa for 7 nights and although after 24 hours we wondered if this was a mistake - it wasn't! Granted, not a whole bunch of stuff in Pisa except lots and lots of lovely Piazzas, cafes and restaurants. We were there early August and it was hot, 38-43 C dropping to maybe 25 at night, well by 0400 next morning. We intended to do a day trip to Florence and Siena but after going to Lucca decided it was too hot and we would do those another time. We went to Lucca twice and obviously the tower. Lucca is 20 mins by train and about €6.50 return per person. The old town is just a 5 minute walk. It is great ill do another review for that. We went out in Pisa in the morning walked about, shopped, ice creams and visited cafes, ending up at Borsa in square up from station. Back to Allesandro for siesta and back out in the evening. The hotel is B&B and breakfast in the courtyard was fine. Angela and Pio are lovely and extremely helpful. Wifi fine and as I don't do Facebook just asked for a pw. No problem and provided at reception. Air con leaked/dripped one night and we told reception. A man came out and fixed in the afternoon. It was a Saturday. We had no problems at all, shower fine, air con fine, food fine, room and bathroom very clean. All in all a great experience, thank you Angela and Pio.

One last think, do NOT go to cafe Gambrinas - it is a real rip off place on their charging. No prices displayed which should be a warning. Look elsewhere on TA for those reviews. There are lots all very bad. Be warned, don't go there. It is near station.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I highly commend this hotel to all; young, old & in between! Angela, her husband (in fact all the hosts we encountered at hotel Alessandro) are warmly, cheerfully friendly, so welcoming - the hotel itself most comfortably hospitable, picturesque, breakfast in the garden a daily delight, great value, perfect location for both exploring Pisa by foot and the region by train (as 2 minutes walk from the central station), quiet, clean - perfect. Thank you to all involved, sincere best wishes, Catherine

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Littleton, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We had stayed at this hotel a few years ago, and thought it was nice, so I booked two rooms for three nights. The hotel is very convenient to the train station.

I'm not a fan of silk flowers, but the common areas are otherwise tastefully decorated. Our room was fine. We had a small patio, and the French doors to the patio and window in the bath let in lots of light. The room that our family friend and daughter shared was not too great. When you first entered the room there was a huge (~3 x 4 foot) stain on the hardwood floor. It definitely affected the attractiveness of the room. The one window was small, and overlooked the parking lot.

When the ladies took their showers, they discovered the reason the floor was ruined. The shower leaked profusely no matter how hard they tried to adjust the shower-head to make things better. This was stressful, and then after their showers, they had to spend quite a lot of time mopping up the floor. Obviously, because of the location of the ruined floor (just outside the bathroom), the shower has been broken for some time. They charged the same for both rooms, which seems quite unfair. When I mentioned that the shower leaks terribly, a staff member said, "Oh, we'll fix it", as if he was unaware.

Breakfast is served in a lovely courtyard. The coffee is great, and the breakfast is very good, with one exception: canned fruit. This is the only hotel in Italy during our 16 nights that didn't serve fresh fruit.

My next complaint is for TripAdvisor. They show various booking places with price comparisons for hotels, which is great. This hotel's web-site says breakfast is included. When we stayed here before, breakfast was included. But when we checked in, they asked if we were going to have breakfast, and told us there was a 7.50 euro fee. Sure enough, in very small print, at the bottom of my Booking.com receipt, it says there is a charge for breakfast.

I think to fairly compare the different booking sites, it should be apples to apples, not apples to oranges. If two of the sites show the price per room with breakfast, then the other site should also show the price with breakfast. Booking.com showed that parking was available, but said for a fee. It didn't say anywhere that I saw that there would be a fee for breakfast. For 4 people, for 3 nights, it is a 90 euro difference.

Room Tip: unless you like very flat pillows, ask for an extra pillow. two would be perfect.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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*
Number of rooms: 16
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