We stayed at this hotel the night before flying from Pisa. The first impression of the hotel was that it is very vast, cold (not welcoming) and contemporary looking. The receptionist could have been more welcoming, and came across as being fairly rude as in not wanting to give us the time of day. Because of the sense of formality and the business-like interior/atmosphere, it is definitely suited to business people (the hotel accommodates several conferences). The food is arguably pretentious, with slightly pricier dishes as well, which would again, be more suited to serious business people as a family would not pay these prices per meal for the whole family. The taxi from the hotel was annoying as it was 14 euros for 4 of us, for an approximately 1 and a half minute drive from the airport (we planned on walking, but because of the ways the Italian road system works, we couldn't). When we went to the gym, there was a sign up saying it was indefinitely closed which was quite disappointing. The room was clean, and it contained a double bed, when we were booking our stay, there wasn't the option for the two twin beds we would have liked. There was also free open WIFI in the rooms. The 'premium' TV is all Italian, with the exception for MTV. In terms of dining, the restaurant is on the bottom floor, and as I said before, it is fairly pretentious in what is served and how it is priced. This restaurant does not cater for coeliacs (senza glutine), but the waiter was kind enough to try and accommodate our party any way. There is also a little bar next door to the main building which serves lots of drinks, cocktails which are anywhere between 6 to 8 euros and coffee, tea, etc. The breakfast buffet was very standard and offered the typical: juice, toast, pastries, coffee, eggs, ham, you know the drill. The shuttle bus to the airport is just as expensive as a taxi (16 euros for 4 of us, gets cheaper the more people travelling in it), but was very easy to arrange, a word with the receptionist was all it took, and we paid the driver when we reached the airport. This hotel is good for overnight/one night stays as it is incredibly convenient being so close to the airport. I personally would find somewhere slightly more homely if I was staying in Pisa for a week or more, and would consider looking closer to the city centre. This would have also saved us some money as I had heard from other travellers there was a fairly cheap supermarket about 10 mins away from this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Galilei, modern 4* hotel with 153 rooms with all comforts within 2 Junior Suite. Strategic position to visit Pisa and surroundings. 6 Meeting rooms well equipped. Bar and Restaurant opened from the morning till late evening. Transfer service fro/to Airport or city center, on payment, to booking in advance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Tulip Galilei - Pisa Hotel Pisa
- My Onehotel Galilei Pisa
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