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“Nice Hotel Shame about Lawnmower Man” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel San Ranieri
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Filippo Mazzei, 2 | Cisanello, 56124 Pisa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 80 Hotels in Pisa
Herts, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Nice Hotel Shame about Lawnmower Man”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a very nice hotel to stay in. I can see why it is ranked so highly and you will not be disappointed if you stay here.

BUT

- don't expect a 'W' hotel(trendy upmarket modern). This falls a little way way behind but is still a bargain at the price
- it is in the middle of nowhere! You need to rent a car to get here and when you return late, all the car park spaces will be taken so you need to park on adjoining street which is a rough area. We saw one scooter which was kicked over next to our car and when we returned in the morning, someone had picked it up and thrown it over the other side of the road. Do not leave any valuables in your car and make sure you have damage cover on your car.
- we took breakfast in the garden room for two days. Completely spolied by lawnmower man mowing the lawn between 9-10am when we are having a late breakfast as one does on vacation. The second day, the garden was being strimmed with a loud brushcutter. So on both our days at the hotel we had trouble hearing each others' conversation and our nostrils filled with 2 stroke motor oil. Pity that our whole time at the hotel was filled with the noise of gardeners with power tools. Like most people, we vacate the hotel after breakfast to go sightseeing. Can they not carry out maintenance after breakfast has finished!!!!!!!!!! There are far fewer people around to annoy.
- Do NOT upgrade to the top executive suite as we did. It is not a bargain, you have a separate suite room with a grossly uncomfortable white plastic sofa that the cleaner is struggling to keep clean(and it isn't). Also, the promised complimentary mini bar consists of two bottles of water and no alcohol. We complained at length about the lack of any other beverages in the mini-bar and the receptionist was adamant that mini bars only ever contained water in the whole world. Well, make your mind up on this yourself - do you want to be treated as an idiot? They did send up a beer later(to share) but it felt like we were ripped off.
- on the plus side, I found the wi-fi speed very good and was able to do some intensive high-bandwidth work back at the office to make sure those banking deals keep rolling along. Spoiled by the stupid system of issuing individual password keys and passwords that expire after 24 hours and have to be re-newed. This is a major annoyance, guys, you are in the middle of NOWHERE. You only need to change the password every week at most!!! Make life easier for yourself and the guests.

Once again, the majority of Tripadvisor reviewers are right but take heed of what I say(that goes for management especially).

P.S. If you are coming to Pisa for any longer than a day, this is too much. Head off to Lucca and Florence for the other days. Also, we tried the first five best restaurants recommended by Tripadvisor and they were delightful without exception, especially La Curva which is dirt cheap and splendid.

Room Tip: Top executive suite is not worth the money. Stay in the lower range to get value, service is not exe...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Ayr, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had a fantastic week staying at the San Ranieri Hotel in Pisa, the only reason I haven't given it a 5 rating is the poor WI-FI facility which wasn't working most of the time.

The food was great and the gardens and terraces where a relaxing place away from the busy streets of Pisa. Michel in the Wave Bar makes a great Mojito.

Met some lovely people and made some new friends during our stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very clean, lovely out door areas, but strange location, in the middle of nowhere really, no shops, a lovely pizzeria though 2 mins walk, breakfasts were amazing, dinner 5 stars, staff all very helpful, beds oh so comfortable, slept better than I have in years, we got taxi into Pisa, only 15 euros, but bus is cheaper. Hotel is immaculately clean, wifi not good, but then that's not why you go on holiday.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

First, good points: The hotel is super modern with excellent styling and appearance both inside and out. Everyone there is very friendly and helpful. The rooms and the hotel interior are kept very clean. I kept the car in the garage which is really very secure and a reasonable price for the peace of mind you get. The restaurant is great for breakfast with excellent choice.
Points for improvement: Little things need improvement to make this hotel experience better. The restaurant menu on the web site is not the one you will be given when you sit down to order. For us this was significant because we selected the hotel partly on the strength, quality and diversity of its menu. Next, the wifi is ok but has a very shaky connection. You need to log in nearly every time you use it. This is just annoying and not what you expect of a super modern hotel like this. Lastly the AC worked well but resets itself every time you leave the room, even if only for a couple of minutes. Again, just irritating and a little unnecessary. Oh, yes, one more thing. The hotel pool is an associated facility 10 minutes shuttle bus away. No quick dips here, you are in for 2 hours (or multiples of) or you're not in at all.

Overall, a good hotel outside of Pisa with easy connections by bus or taxi. Use it for that and you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

As others have stated it is a bit away from Pisa, but that along with no swimming pool are the only downsides to this hotel.

We stayed in a junior suite and loved it, very modern, spacious with lots of gadgets like electric windows and curtains. Air conditioning was excellent as was the wifi.

Breakfast was very nice with plenty to choose from. All in all a very nice hotel and wouldn't hesitate in booking again.

Room Tip: Get a corner suite !
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fredericton, Canada
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It is a bit far from Pisa center, but it is the only downside. However, it was only 15 euro from the center and only 15 euro from the airport by taxi. Bus service is also available.

The ratio quality-price is excellent! Really, it is a steal! The rooms are big (by European standards) and very confortable. The hotel is modern and clean. Close to the hotel, there were a mini-market and a restaurant/fast-food/convenience store (all in one). It is a nice option to the hotel restaurant that is a bit pricey.

We missed the breakfast, because we were leaving too early. However, there was an early breakfast (coffee, pastries) prepared in that case.

I would strongly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights & loved the modern feel to the hotel. We arrived late in the evening so we checked in then ate in the hotel restaurant, food was a little expensive but well worth it. Lovely air conditioned room with wifi connection & lovely good sized clean bathroom. Turning out the lights at night was a game trying to find the right switch for the right light!

It's a good distance from pisa itself but buses were frequent, cheap & only took around 15 minutes. An excellent place for exploring we spent two days exploring Pisa & a day trip to florence was lovely coming back to a freshly cleAned room & cosy supplied slippers!

Breakfast was included & was a very very good selection you could have anything you wanted. I would definitely stay here again, we used it as a base to explore tuscany & it's location is ideal!

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Address: Via Filippo Mazzei, 2 | Cisanello, 56124 Pisa, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Pisa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Pisa
#1 Luxury Hotel in Pisa
#2 Family Hotel in Pisa
#3 Romantic Hotel in Pisa
#5 Best Value Hotel in Pisa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel San Ranieri 4*
Number of rooms: 90
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