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“nice location next to the beach but very outdated” 3 of 5 stars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 #3 of 7 Hotels in Tirrenia
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“nice location next to the beach but very outdated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for three days in April and while it was adequate and the staff very friendly, it was like entering a 1970's time warp.

We also missed that the pool was closed, it was on the web site but in tiny print.

We didnt eat at the hotel but went into the samll twon and had a good pizza.

i would say this is a 2-3 star hotel not the 4 as listed.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here for a long weekend. The hotel is nice, great large pool, beautiful beach but it is truly outdated. There are some indications that they are busy modernizing it, but you have to look for it.

Breakfast is good and their lunch buffet is considering the price (15 Euro for Adults and 7,50 for kids) fantastic value.

Around are a lot of shops, yes touristic but not expensive at all. At night there is a lot to do outside with music. If you want to sleep early it is annoying, If you want to sleep late, enjoy.

Room Tip: Rooms on the south side (street side) are the noisiest
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  • Stayed July 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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22 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positive: pool and bar area are nice, strong wifi, close to the beach, free parking, in center of town.

Negative: terrible food (walk 2 minutes, across the street, for excellent options), the overall exterior of the hotel is pretty bad.

  • Stayed July 2015, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a VERY expensive taxi journey from Pisa Airport (50 Euros) we arrived at the hotel and could see from the outset that this was an outdated and run down hotel. We were greeted with a very warm welcome (the staff continued to be informative and very helpful throughout our stay) but that really was the only plus point for this hotel. Our room was very basic and old-looking with no plug sockets to charge phones or use appliances. There was no balcony and we had dirty towels in our room upon arrival.

Warning: you cannot swim in the pool without a swimming cap which you have to purchase for 2 Euros. There are limited loungers available by the pool so you must snap them up early in the morning. At 5pm they play music by the pool so loud that you cannot relax without ear plugs. This is for an "aqua zumba" class which was absolutely not zumba! It was quite comical though.

There was a good selection at breakfast which I cannot fault. Wifi does not work at all in the hotel.

Overall I definitely would not recommend staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond. North Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed for 5 nights. we had come from a 4 star hotel in rome so there was a bit of disappointment at our room size . however once settled in the room was all that was required and the airconditioning fantastic as it was very hot. we had a balcony room at the front which gave great views but you have to put up with the karaoke singing till 1 , street cleaners then breakfast being set up at 7am below on the outside patio. In saying that we were that exhausted from sightseeing it wasn't a major problem for adults but maybe a problem if you had younger children. Swimming pool and beach fantastic. Plenty of restaurants near by to walk straight into for breakfast/dinner if you don't want to use the hotels arrangements. Staff were excellent and spoke perfect English. Top tip ..order taxi at reception as not any pass through the town. Reception had maps,made phone calls for us. Everything was exceptionally clean and you cant fault the location. We used it to see Pisa and Florence and had no problems.

  • Stayed July 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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nottingham
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40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for three days at the end of our holiday in Tuscany as we wanted a few days by the beach. We enjoyed our stay here as the hotel wasn't full, probably because it was not quite the really busy part of holiday season for a few more weeks, so that meant there were plenty of available sun beds around the pool and on the beach any time of day. The pool was huge with plenty of space to swim. There was an aerobics class in the pool at 10am and a dance class poolside around 3pm; I think there may be more entertainment and a kids club in the peak season. I don't think we would have enjoyed it had it been any busier as my children are older now so we don't need the kids clubs and just want to chill and relax. As we drove along the main street into Tirennia and towards the hotel we wondered if we had done the right thing as it was totally opposite to where we had just been for a week, (central Tuscany in the middle of countryside with stunning views). This was a typical seaside resort, very commercialised as in one long road full of bars, restaurants, shops and stalls selling all kinds of beach wear, toys and souvenirs. But if you want a great family Hotel right by the sea with something to suit everyone entertainment wise, then this is a great place to come.

  • Stayed July 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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derbyshire
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101 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with thomson three years ago , they have stopped going but booked direct with hotel. lots of positives, good comfortable rooms, quiet air condiitioning, very clean , fantastic olympic sized pool and access to beach. If you have kids good range of activities. Negtives for us , area noisier than previous and with pool activities ot quiet but our personal preference, reasonably pricy but overall good value, one small frustration though wa that we had paid for half board and couple of nights came in at 8. 30 , not
late by italian standards and most of additional salad dishes finished and not topped up despite fact we had paid for this , noted at least two other couples also complain. Also food is very italian not mainstream , with lots of squid and octopus particularly in first course but if adventurous good chance to try some really different dishes. veal steak was outstanding

Room Tip: High floor amd probably quitere over road if the karaoke is on
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  • Stayed July 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 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 #3 of 7 Hotels in Tirrenia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Continental 4*
Number of rooms: 176
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