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“The Wisdom of Apartments in Paris and San Giuliano Terme” 5 of 5 stars
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Eden Park Resort
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Via dell'Argine, 6b | Loc. Colignola, 56017 San Giuliano Terme, Italy   |  
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Puckeridge
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“The Wisdom of Apartments in Paris and San Giuliano Terme”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Four cheers for apartments! My partner and I decided when planning a trip to Paris that we would for the first time rent an apartment rather than book a hotel room. We found a very reasonable one in a neighbourhood at the foot of the Sacre Coeur that cost only as much as a moderate hotel room. We chose a wonderful area, in Montmartre, one of the liveliest spots in Paris, perhaps the highest point in the city, with a view that made all of Paris accessible, and in a fascinating immigrant neighbourhood where many of the residents were African and Carribbean who daily wore their native costumes. This is the neighbourhood where we shopped and felt a real part of the city, more a resident than a visitor.

Every morning we would shop at the local bakery for bread and pastry before starting out on our journey to the usual tourist spots of Paris. We used public transportation and walked to all destinations. We were true residents of Paris. Because of our location on the highest hill in the city, the walk back to our apartment was a bit tiring, but a quick trip to the fridge in our dwelling to retrieve a cool drink while resting made it all worthwhile. Our well stocked refrigerator was our first stop whenever we returned to the apartment.

The ability to shop in a neighbourhood with a bevy of small stores with ample supplies of fresh food and a fully equipped kitchen made cooking our own meals easy and much more economical. We ate only once in a restaurant. We had the pleasure of eating breakfast when we wanted with no set meal times and a greater sense of freedom to come and go with space to enjoy all of this which is not simply a bedroom to relax in. For one thoroughly enjoyable week, we were citizens of Paris.

EDEN PARK RESORT. Paris was our first experience with an apartment but not our last. For my partner’s birthday, the last weekend in April, I treated her to a weekend in Pisa, Lucca and Florence. Once again we rented an apartment, this time at Eden Park Resort, in a quiet town of San Giuliano Terme, between Pisa and Lucca. Eden Park is only three years old, so everything is clean and new. The kitchens are well stocked with everything necessary for a home away from home. The apartments are spacious and are more like chalets, as one reviewer has suggested. The view of the mountains at sundown is spectacular and the patio areas around each apartment provide a lovely place to sit and relax at the end of a tiring day of visiting the sights of the nearby cities.

The shops within a five minute walk sell all that is necessary for a great Italian meal. The grocery store gives all guests of Eden Park a discount on food purchases. We ate breakfast in our apartment as everything is available in the shops, and the dining areas of the apartments are spacious and comfortable. In the summer, I recommend that you eat your meals on the patio looking at the hills and the sky.

We were given a gift of “extras” each time we visited the grocery shop; slices of Italian mortadella, prosciutto crudo, pieces of local cheese. The morning that we left, we stopped in to say goodbye and to buy some cheese to take back to England, and we were given a wrapped package that turned out to be two Panini for the trip to the airport. We were quite touched. While we were waiting for our taxi to the airport, one member of staff came out to thank us for our visit and to give us a gift of wine. We were overwhelmed with the helpfulness and concern of the hotel staff.

One caveat: We did not have a car so we used trains and buses but we are not fussy and picky and we regard any difficulty as an adventure. I would strongly recommend that you take a car with a SAT Nav.

Room Tip: All rentals are perfect. (I have photos but don't know how to transfer.)
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockerau, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The resort communicates a bit the feeling of a outpost settlement or camping, but with all required supplies from fully equipped good sized bungalows to swimming pool and easy access to the city center of Pisa. Ver nice place!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Good hotel with very clean large swimming pool. We stayed for2 nights. We landed at pisa airport about 10pm and were worried about finding the hotel. It is only 15mins from the airport and although very dark we managed to find the hotel after only one wrong turn. On arrival the cupboard with the cooking equipment and utensils was padlocked. Don't worry, if you go to reception the next day thy will give you the key so you can use the cooking facilities.
The hotel was clean and comfortable and served well for a few nights stay. The swimming pool is a public pool and the local community frequent the pool as well as the hotel guests. You must buy a swimming cap for the pool as everyone must wear one to swim. The caps are £2.50 are you can buy them at entrance to the pool. The staff at the hotel and pool are very friendly and help as much as they can. Please note : there is a tax charged in Pisa which is £1.50 per person per day. This is added to your bill and you have to pay this tax when you leave. If you go to a restaurant and are charged this tax then keep your receipt as this can count as pay for the tax for that day.

Room Tip: Bungalow style rooms, all very quiet, all seem good quiet rooms
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GREECE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

It is new about 6 km away from the leaning tower. You need a car and a GPS. The room is spacious enough,the bathroom decent and the living room so so. It is a hotel / motel with poor ( IKEA ) rooms but it wants to be rich.
During our stay - 3 nights - they neither change the towels and the sheets nor cleaned the room.
The parking is outside the gate.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

This isn't a hotel so much as a small cluster of self container chalets. The chalets are clean, modern and spacious. It has a large double bedroom, a dining/living room, a small kitchen and decent sized bathroom.

The site itself well maintained and is gated, although apart from loading/unloading cars must be parked outside the gates. That said, the area didn't feel particularly unsafe.

The outside pool is large and well maintained. The sun loungers are free and plentiful.

The only real downside to this place is how far from Pisa it is. It's fine in a car (although Pisa itself isn't!) but the bus service wasn't too regular.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2011

We decided to stay at eden park primarily for the price but the location was a bonus. Short drive to Pisa and Florence the eden park was a great base. Accommodation (motel style) was modern, spacious and functional, unlike hotels and would suit a family.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2010

We are family of 3 with 2 year old. We enjoyed stayin here. The resort is new so everything is clean. Pool is large with great kids area. In August it was quite busy and only negative is that it is not so good for lane swimming. Breakfast was simple but adequate. The resort was small and car free apart from unloading. The staff were great, really friendly and helpful and gave great restaurant recommendations. Car is essential but Pisa is only short ride away and convenient for going to Lucca, 15 minutes by car (highly recommended). The only annoyance was we has noisy neighbours and walls not that sound proof. It is also in beautiful settings.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via dell'Argine, 6b | Loc. Colignola, 56017 San Giuliano Terme, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > San Giuliano Terme
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty lodging in San Giuliano Terme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Eden Park Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Eden Park Resort is a new residence completely surrounded by nature at the outskirt of Pisa.It is placed in the small hamlet of Colignola, just 3 km far from Pisa and 8 km from Pisa International Airport.The coast of Tuscany and Lucca are just 25 km distant, while Firenze 90 km.Our residence is member of the "Strada dell'Olio Monti Pisani" Association, the Road of the genuine extra virgin olives oil of Pisa.Each one of the 30 apartments is 37 square meters and it is furnished with a bedroom, a private bathroom with shower, a living room with a sofa bed, a fully equipped kitchen and two LCD televisions. In every apartment is possible to accommodate max. 4 persons All the apartments are provided with individualized heating and air conditioning systems.In order to make our guest's stay more comfortable, all the apartments are provided with modern insulated frames which improve both the acoustic and the thermal insulation.A Wi-Fi internet connection is available throughout the residence and in all apartments.The daily buffet breakfast is available on request.Our offices are open every day with the following opening hours: from 07:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 21:00.An indoor swimming pool is available during the winter time. The water temperature is around 29 degrees and it is possible to attend swimming courses, water fitness courses, or simply to do free swimming.In the end of the winter, the inflatable structure that covers the pool is quickly and easily removed, and from June to September there is just a sunny and relaxing swimming pool. The entrance during the summer is free for our guests and includes sun beds and umbrellas. ... more   less 
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