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Hotel Galilei
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Darsena 1, Angolo via Aurelia, 56121 Pisa, Italy (Formerly Golden Tulip Galilei - Pisa)   |  
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Ranked #32 of 82 Hotels in Pisa
glasgow
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“Close to airport”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

The proximity of the hotel to the airport is it's only saving grace. Big impersonal hotel but given that our flight arrived after 10pm and we were setting off to the south of Italy the following morning we chose to stay there. Under the same circumstances would probably stay there again.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The hotel is only a 2 minute drive from the airport, and 10 minute drive from the train station. However, there is nothing else surrounding the hotel. If you arrive at the hotel late and want to get a bite to eat, the only restaurant available is the hotel restaurant which is extremely overpriced for terrible food - my salad had lettuce that was brown. We did not find the staff at the front desk to be very friendly or welcoming. The room is pretty small, with well equipped bathroom but tiny shower. The bedding was very uncomfortable, and the wifi is terrible. If I had paid less for this hotel room, these things wouldn't have bothered me. But for the price, I'd expect more.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I was in a party of three viewing this hotel as a potential venue for a large conference (would bring 30,000+ euros in revenue to the hotel in Winter 2015) and we decided to try a night at this hotel.

Results

A lukewarm tour of the conference facilities - no real enthusiasm. (facilities were OK)
Three bedrooms that had three beds crammed into a small ulitarian furnished room so there was no room to sit and relax. Ants appeared in the bedroom from the strange balcony area???? which was joined on to a building next to it (another part of the hotel?)
A shower that ran hot and cold every few minutes.
General service was lukewarm

Food was good 100 Euros for three persons in the restaurant.

One would expect the hotel to create a good impression so as to impress the potential client. but alas not the case.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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monica b, Direttore vendite at Hotel Galilei, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear KentEngla,
i recollect all info about your stay. Nobody was advised about a potential overview as congress venue due your reservation was made by web. However the event manager when you asked for a visit of the hotel, show you immediately the meeting center and all facilities involved in congress.
I am sorry if you do not have a good impression as the reception staff is one of our points of strength in reviews.
About rooms, I would like to give some info about buildings. The Hotel Galilei is built restoring an old factor of glass and crystal, the hotel is mainly composed by two parts: the restaurant built on the old restored factory and the big new building with rooms and congress center.
I really appreciate if you would reconsider the position of our Hotel for your business.
Kind regards
Monica Barsottini
Sales Manager
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The hotel overall is covered with art pieces. Our room view was a roof of a building and the wifi was practically useless as you cant really get a strong signal. Breakfast was fine had lots of choices, although very strict with water. Bath amenities are nice at this hotel.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Belmar, New Jersey
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The first thing I would like to share about this hotel is the food Since we came for few days for a convention we didn't have time to travel around and ate at the hotel most of the time. I am not big on eating at the hotel it's usually very pricy and unjustified but let me tell you the food here is FANTASTIC and at completely reasonable prices! everything is fresh and made to order so perfectly seasoned it's so wonderful and refreshing. The staff is very nice and helpful as much as possible one very important thing to keep in mind they barely speak English and that could be challenging while on the roads trying to get help so take our advise and bring an English-Italian dictionary you will need it. The rooms are good size hardwood floors, mini bar, WIFI that got slow at times but all in all worked fine, very modern bright orange bathroom beds had a very hard mattress take some getting used to if you like the softer once but no back pains reported so no complaints. The room is clean the view is great overseeing the mountains and trees very relaxing, the lobby area is great, very tastefully decorated, 3 elevators, quiet, pretty secluded not many food places nearby, Continental breakfast is included with great coffee options for good coffee lovers :),free parking.The walls are a bit thin, on our first night we had a family with a baby in the room above us and we got an unexpected wake up call at 5am from a crying baby and it was quite loud! other then that the hotel is great a very positive experience highly recommended :)

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor on the front side if possible the view is great
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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monica b, Direttore vendite at Hotel Galilei, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear sharonytweety,

thanks. I really appreciate to meet you if yould like to visit us again.
Regards

Monica
Sales Manager
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stayed for one night at the start and end of our Tuscany adventure. A hotel close to the airport that was extremely friendly,helpful and comfortable. Staff were very helpful and provided all information needed. The breakfast of course was continental, and was good. Coffee was perfect. Bar man was passionate about his red wine. If I ever have to stay in Pisa again this would be my first choice.

Room Tip: No pool but this is an overnight stop.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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monica b, Direttore vendite at Hotel Galilei, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear Nikkiandpaul ,

i would like to thank you for the kindness about our staff!

See you next time.

Monica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I picked this hotel because it says it is 1km from airport and a shuttle bus available. When I checked in I asked for shuttle bus for following morning and was told that there was no bus but I could book a taxi. Taxi ride took more than 10 minutes and cost 12.50 euros. I had the feeling I was being taken the long way round to airport!

No complaints about hotel....clean, friendly staff and reasonable restaurant and bar.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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monica b, Direttore vendite at Hotel Galilei, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear Jacqueline C,

i am sorry about the inconvenient with transfer maybe you ask it for the early morning. Even if we suggest everybody to book the transfer in advance as to be sure about avialability and time.

I hope to welcome again in your next stay in Pisa!

Regards

Monica
Sales Manager
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Address: Via Darsena 1, Angolo via Aurelia, 56121 Pisa, Italy (Formerly Golden Tulip Galilei - Pisa)
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Pisa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Pisa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Galilei 4*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Galilei, moderno con 153 camere dotate di tutti i comforts di cui 2 Junior Suite. Posizione ideale per visitare Pisa e i dintorni. 6 sale meeting con tutte le attrezzature necessatie. Bar e Ristorante che offrono servizio di ristorazione dal mattino fino alla sera. Servizio transfer da/per Aeroporto e centro città, a pagamento, da prenotare in anticipo. ... more   less 
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