Myself and a mate visited Terrenia and we stayed at the Grand Hotel Continental. Yes, the hotel is slightly dated and looks quite 1970's. Regardless on the hotel looking dated I had a great time staying there. The staff are so friendly and accomadating and helpful. It was very rare that a staff member never said hello or smiled when passing them in the hotel. The rooms are a good size with twin beds, decent size bathroom/shower rooms. Fresh towels every day, sheets changed every other day I think. The cleaners were very nice and friendly. We must not forget the cleaners, they are important too. TV in the room on the wall and wi-fi available from two euros for two hours, which the minutes only decrease when you use the wi-fi. If you don't use it the minutes remain until you do use it. The name with the title of the hotel is Grand - and it certainly is. Please, please don't be put off by the look of the hotel from the outside, and it isn't a 2012 decor, but it certainly is Grand and very clean inside.
At the front of the hotel there is a street of markets opposite the hotel. Most of them sell the same items, but be warned that when you approach the market they pester you to buy something. That really annoyed me, but barter with them with a price.
The hotel pool
proudly sports an amazing Olympic size swimming pool, sometimes too cold for me, but when using the pool or private beach to the hotel, fresh towels were issued from the very lovely friendly staff by pool side. One of the nicest staff member there was Jr. He was very friendly and always smiling. Again the staff where very friendly and quite chatty.
was the cleanest beach area that I have chilled on. All beach areas to indevidual hotels were private and only people at the hotels can only use that particular beach area. A black guy on the Continentals private beach would escort you to the Grand Continental area, he would clean the litter from the beach and he was always keeping a watchful eye out for any possible issues. Very chilled beach.
The food was nice and filling. You would begin with a buffet of many selections, then a starter, then the main, then a sweet. The portions were very generous and the restaurant staff were very friendly, accomadating, chatty and helpful. My fav' waitress was the very lovely Melissa.
Very good selection of food hot and cold. Plenty of food and something for everyone to start their day.
Overall... I loved the hotel and certainly would stay there again. We stayed there from 16-23 June 2012.
Have a lovely time there and I hope that my trip advisor information assisted you in making a decision in staying at this lovely, clean hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Tirrenia
- Grand Hotel Continental Tirrenia
- Grand Hotel Continental Tirrenia, Italy - Pisa
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