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“Good room, great view, avarage breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Hotel Continental
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Largo Belvedere, 26 | Tirrenia, 56128 Tirrenia, Pisa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #4 of 10 hotels in Tirrenia
London, United Kingdom
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“Good room, great view, avarage breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in April 2012. The room and bathroom were large, clean and nice. The views to the sea and mountains were amazing, sleeping hearing the sea breaking was amazing!!! The breakfast wasn't very good, with few options of bread, cheese and ham. The quality of food wasn't good, but there are lots of good restaurants outside. The staff were friendly and helpfull. The gym was closed. The free parking option was a great reason to choose this hotel and the car can be parked safely. The bed is huge :)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Aviano, Italy
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7 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

I stayed in this hotel during a business trip in February 2012. The hotel/room were clean and the staff friendly and helpful. My room had a wonderful little patio that faced the street below but I had a pretty fantastic view of the sea. I found the hotel to be quiet and I slept well. As with every hotel I've stayed at in Europe, television is lacking but I didn't watch it anyway. The hotel offers free underground parking to its guests (just drive up and press the button - they'll open the door/gate for you even before you check-in) and there are warning signs on the outside of the hotel warning guests that there if a fee for parking on the street (fee is imposed by the city, not the hotel). If you get a parking ticket, it's because you weren't paying attention. The breakfast each morning was good with a variety of meats, cheeses, breads and pastry to choose from. There were also warm scrambled eggs and bacon or sausage, hard boiled eggs, fruit, coffee & juices to choose from. Wifi is not free, even in the public areas. We enjoyed a nice buffet of finger foods each night in the bar. The hotel has an outdoor pool (I believe it is closed in the winter) and guests have access to a gym (that I did not check out).

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012 via mobile

There is nothing wrong with the place, but in not a 4 stars.
I wouldn't pay more than 80euros.
Is a normal 3 stars hotel.
Service was very nice.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Darlington, England
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

My Family stopped at this hotel for two weeks in August, when we first arrived we thought it looked a little shabby, But once you go inside you find a very nice hotel and very nice staff.
The food was excellent and our waiter was excellent, Whilst in Italy it was Ferragosto which ment lots of celebrating, The meal on the 15th of August was fantastic and far too much to eat, this was all part of the celebration.
The hotel is a stroll away from a lovely beach, the bus stop to go to Pisa is only at the end of the road from the hotel and the trip to Pisa is around 30 mins.
Don't do the organised trips, go to Pisa on the bus and you can have a day there or get the train to Florence or Lucca all are well worth a visit.
The only negative thing about the hotel is you have to wear a swimming hat whilst in the lovely pool.
This is a brilliant hotel, excellent base for tripping out around the area but also lovely just to stay around the pool or down on the beach.
I would highly recommend this hotel and its excellent staff.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Varna, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights on a business trip with a group. The room was booked by our local counterparts and we got substantial discount from the rack rate.
The hotel is conveniently located just 20 minutes drive from Pisa Airport. It looked a bit outdated on outside. The rooms were not small but the furniture and equipment reminded of 80ies. It was clean and quiet. There was just one socket with a 3 socket extension. Two of these were taken by TV and fridge, so you had to choose one to stop if you want to charge both computer and cell phone.
Internet was available by purchasing prepaid cards from reception. A 12 euro card provided 24 hours access with only time logged counting. This sufficed for 3 days after work private e-mails and some surfing, but would be pricey for in room working.
Breakfast was typical for Italian hotels with nice croissants, sweets and meats, but lacking vegetables and natural juices. Coffee was OK as almost anywhere in Italy.
We did not eat in the hotel restaurant and instead visited numerous small restaurants around. I would specially recommend “Lo Qualo” for fresh fish and seafood at reasonable prices. The Piropo pizzeria is also an option for pizzas and pasta on a budget.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

I was a tourist and a guest in June 2011 and feel financially raped by the Grand Hotel Continental.

Three months after being a guest at the hotel I received certified mail parking ticket for 86€ from STADT PIZA for parking in front of the hotel.

Fact is I was never informed nor did the reception staff clearly communicate any parking fee requirements for parking in front of the hotel. This is highly unethical and implies that the Hotel is not interested in taking care or their tourist guests.

Several times the officials from the city of Piza have requested for you " The Hotel Continental" to contact the local police and resolve this. Hotel Continental refused to help. I ended up paying a 86€ parking ticket. I RECOMMEND STAYING AWAY FROM THIS HOTEL AT ALL COSTS – OR IT WILL COST YOU IN THE END: MANAGEMENT IS UNETHICAL AND MORE INTERESTED IN PROFIT THAN IN CUSTOMER SERVICE:

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

This hotel is situated very close to the beach, which in true Italian style is sectioned off with lines of coloured parasols, each colour belonging to a different hotel. Nice clean beach with calm sea - good for children.
The room was fairly uninspiring but quite large and very clean. There is an olympic sized swimming pool which again is kept beautifully clean - bathing hats are supplied and insisted upon!
The food was especially good which was very handy as my partner slipped her disc on day 1 and couldn't move out of the room all week. The staff were brilliant and bought all the meals up to the room - even adding a tray of deserts when we hadn't requested anything. The seafood pasta was really tasty!
Although we couldn't manage to go on them - the tours of the area looked really good. Sienna, Florence, Pisa (we did see the latter briefly by blue lighted ambulance)!
I would recommend this hotel for those looking for a quiet spot to totally relax, long sandy beaches, a large swimming pool and reasonably situated for taking trips around the local area.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Largo Belvedere, 26 | Tirrenia, 56128 Tirrenia, Pisa, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Pisa > Tirrenia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 hotels in Tirrenia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Continental 4*
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Grand Hotel Tirrenia
Grand Hotel Continental Tirrenia, Italy - Pisa

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