Pros: The hotel was clean. It is very close to the Leaning Tower.
Cons: Although the information and booking says air conditioned rooms, ours only had a ceiling fan (Room 24) - this meant we had to try and sleep with the windows wide open and constant noise from the street, including a 2am dog fight.
As we'd been in the Tuscan countryside, we had a hire car which we had mentioned in advance when booking. We'd booked this hotel because of its proximity to the tower and it had parking for guests. We found the entrance to the hotel easily enough, and discovered the sign to their parking directs you down a one way street, that should be entered from the other end. We spent two hours trying to access the other end of the street, but no matter what way we tried, we found we couldn't get there due to the TZL in Pisa. After 2 hours of driving around we stopped at the front of the hotel and went into reception to ask how to get to the parking because our Garmin was all out of ideas. The reception staffs' limited English did not include the work 'parking' and when we said Parcheggio the response was "No. Do not try speak Italian". Still, parcheggio did the trick and we were told to check for the presence of police, and drive the wrong way down the one way street until we reached the parking entrance.
At check in we were given a key to an external door which we were told to use between midnight and 7am when reception was not manned. This lead to us being yelled at by a cleaner at 1pm for not using our key to the enter the hotel and pressing the buzzer instead.
There are no lifts so you will have to carry your luggage up flights of stairs to your room.
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- Also Known As:
- Cecile Hotel Pisa