We read the reviews before we went and our expectations weren't high! We stayed here for one night on a weekend break in may 2012.
The hotel is easy to find, and there is loads of on street parking right outside. The parking costs are €1.25 an hour, and you can buy as many hours as you need on a day by day basis. As we arrived on Saturday, we only had to pay up until Saturday 8pm, and Sundays are free, so we only had to buy one ticket. There is a very small car park owned by the hotel, but no idea how you go about reserving a spot, or what the costs are, as the only person who seems to speak Italian on the staff is the lady owner, and if she's not around, it is a bit tricky asking the other guys on reception any questions, especially if like us, you are in the sorry situation of not being able to speak Italian!
Pisa is about a 4 minute walk, and there are cafes and restaurants around there, as you would expect.
We were given a key for the front door, so if you get home after midnight you can let yourself in.
Our room was basic, but clean, we requested an en-suite, which came with fluffy towels and the usual complementary soaps, shampoo etc. Our double bed was huge and comfy.
Sadly for us we got a glimpse of a room opposite ours, and realised that we could have had a balcony adorned with flowers had we only asked in advance, ah well, we'll know for next time.
All in all it was a great hotel, basic and old fashioned but clean and safe. Free wifi helped with the sight seeing, and patient staff helped wi the language barrier.
Our pug also stayed at the hotel with us, and the staff and owners didn't bat an eyelid, other than to give him a stroke on the way past.
All in all, a good little hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Cecile Hotel Pisa
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