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“Well located friendly hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Di Stefano
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Sant'Apollonia, 35, 56127 Pisa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #17 of 77 Hotels in Pisa
Albufeira, Portugal
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“Well located friendly hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

As previous reviewers have mentioned this hotel in an excellent location only 5 minutes from the Leaning Tower etc. The staff are all very friendly and our family room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good. One small criticism is that the very dirty carpet on the stairs could be replaced and would improve the overall impression of the hotel. Good car parking arrangements are in place. Overall a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Three adults in a triple room for two nights. Rooms are small, our room had a temporary bed to make up the double to a triple - not what we expected.

Location is good, hotel staff helpful, particularly the younger staff. Room: Bed is average, single bed below average, bathroom above average, breakfast average (continental, mainly sugary and fatty foods). We were not shown around or given information about the breakfast so we do not know if there were any reception rooms - it is a bit cramped all in the bed room when you have come back from a day in the heat. No tea or coffee in the room. Air conditioning is good.

Room Tip: Contact hotel to arrange room, they speak a range of languages but their English is very good.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Errol, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stayed here for two nights and it nearly wrecked our holiday. Probably because we prepaid we were given a tiny dark room by the very rude surly man at reception (the owner?). The air conditioner pumped out warm air at its lowest setting and there was a constantly warm wall in the tiny bathroom, this meant that the room was far too warm to even attempt to sleep. We tried to put the air conditioner on all day, so the room would be cool on our return, we even put a do not disturb sign on to ensure the room was left alone. The maid ignored this and came in and turned off the air conditioner and opened the window, letting all the heat of the day in. The room was like an oven on our return. Breakfast was pathetic, some dry crossiants with instant machine coffee. We asked to get a print out from reception and had to wait 20 minutes while the guy on reception did nothing! Seriously just stay somewhere else, it's not worth the hassle here.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Location: near to the lean tower and old city.

Transport: bus stations not so far away ( 7 minutes to walk to he river), bus 4 can be used to the train station.

Room: medium size,good enough for a night or two.

Staff: nice, helpful, good english /wifi: works

-Breakfast: starts serving it only 7,30, and we had to take a train early, before 7. It was no possible to pack our breakfast, since they don't have any food at the hotel before 7,30 in the morning. It was a bit sad, but was not their fault.

maybe they can prepare for that in the future:)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Excellent value in this ideally placed hotel. Very convenient to all the sites and yet quiet and peaceful. Our bedroom in the newly restored tower was surprisingly spacious for a city hotel and was charmingly decorated. Breakfast was served in a traditional vaulted undercroft and was plentiful. The car parking service took away all parking stress. Book this service online before you leave for a better daily rate.

Room Tip: Choose a room in the newly renovated tower
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A very good located hotel - in the center of the city, not far from the Tower. Helpful staff. Clean rooms. Breakfasts good but often the same. One negative thing - poor wi-fi connection in some places. Our room was too far from the access point, so we had to go out of the room for better signal.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We have just come back from a lovely visit to Pisa. The hotel is simple but excellent value and the location is just a 5 minute walk to miracle square and plenty of restaurants, cafés etc to have a lovely meal in. We ate in the La Toscana which is just around the corner from the hotel and had lovely antipasti and pasta dishes at very good value.
A taxi from the airport to the hotel also only costs €11!

The fact that the festival of light was on during our visit to Pisa made our trip even better, the candles all over the buildings surrounding the river Arno made it magical! It was a great atmosphere and lots of craft stalls to have a look around.

We also took the train to Florence which was just an hour away on the train and cost €36 for two adults return and I would highly recommend the trip. Florence is absolutely stunning.
It is also only a 20 min walk to the train station from the hotel. Be warned with the train tickets - we have been on many trains in Europe but not Italy before and the cashier who we bought the tickets from failed to tell us that we needed to punch a hole in our ticket at the small green machines in the station in order to validate them- we thought that we had purchased them and that was all we needed to do - we were fined a further €10 on the train for not doing this which i found quite frustrating when nobody explained this to us.

All In all a lovely visit in pisa and florence and we would definitely recommend the hotel to friends and family due to its great location and friendly staff and we would return again if we were in pisa again!

Also make use of the roof terrace on the fourth floor to sit and have a drink whilst the sun sets over the leaning tower - we were the only people up there and it is a lovely end to the day!

Stayed June 2014
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Address: Via Sant'Apollonia, 35, 56127 Pisa, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Pisa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 77 Hotels in Pisa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Di Stefano 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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