Booked this hotel for a surprise getaway to Pisa. Read all the reviews on this site and got a bit worried. I have to say, some of them are a bit exaggerated. Yes, the staff doesn’t speak English to well, but they make an effort, which counts for something. Pool area is great, enough sunbeds (but then again it was end of September). We didn’t eat in the restaurant or the bar (because of the reviews)
Rooms were great. We had a suite with tower view. Air-conditioning worked fine although we found a big pool of water underneath it the next morning. It didn’t bother us so we cleaned it up and didn’t mention it to reception. Bathroom was great with two big showers, didn’t miss a bathtub for a second.
Breakfast was very good. Lots of choice both cold and warm dishes with tasty breads and very nice cakes and muffins. The only thing I would say about breakfast is that they didn’t have fresh orange juice. But the one from the machine tasted fine…
Now about the location: I do agree with some of the reviews. We had a rental car and I can only recommend it to anyone booking this hotel (+/-80€ for 4 days with Maggiore Rent for a little Fiat 500 which was the best thing about this whole trip ). The road to the center of Pisa is easy but it’s a busy road and yes at night you do see some prostitutes. But again, that didn’t bother us.
Finally the whole upkeep of the hotel could be a bit better. Lots of weeds growing on the parking lot, a cluttered reception desk, …
All in all we had a great stay. This is not a 5* hotel like the ones we are used to in London or Paris nor does it provide a 5* service. This is more of a 4* hotel but then again they don’t charge you 5* prices either. Plus, go and have a look at the hotels in the center of Pisa… You’ll be very happy you chose this one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Great view over the leaning tower and close to the natural reserve of San Rossore, Abitalia Tower Plaza features an open air swimming pool, a relax room with Turkish bath, massage room and fitness corner, a fabulous restaurant "I Sovrani" and a lounge bar "La Piazzetta." 121 bright rooms among which glamorous suites like the "Honey" and "Golden-Silver". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abitalia Tower Plaza Hotel Pisa