We booked to stay at Boboba for 3 nights (21st Sept till 24th Sept 09). It only cost £77 so we didn't expect much.
On arrival we were greeted by the friendly receptionist and quickly checked in. They wanted our passports to take copies etc so we left them with her whilst we went to our room. We wasn't asked to leave a deposit.
We were in room/apartment 49. There was a sofa bed, table/chairs for 4, small kitchen (4 hobs only), bedroom with singles pushed together and bathroom with showers.
Kitchen: You are asked if you would like to use the kitchen at reception. Initially we said no as we thought we'd only want to make tea not cook but there is not a kettle so you have to pay for the gas and cook in a saucepan (very dangerous I thought). We did pay but was told to simply turn the gas on under the cupboard so I would think you could possibly do this without paying or just bring a travel kettle.
Bedroom: This was ok. Beds were comfy with clean sheets/blanket. Only problem was it's very damp so the windows are wet in the morning so don't put any clothes underneath. Wardrobe was good size.
Bathroom: YUK!! Best way to describe it. The seat on the toilet doesn't say up as the unit at the back is too forward so you have to hold the seat up and it wasn't very clean. The shower was terrible, mold all over the shower. The 'towels' are a joke, they are just smaller bed sheets so very hard to dry and they don't get changed unless your there for longer than one week.
The general apartment was clean on the surface but actually very dirty (hope that makes sense). I understand we didn't pay a lot but I would expect it to have been cleaner.
We used the pool and that was lovely. I think it's open until end of September. A life guard was around most of the time and it closes at 6pm. Great water slide as well.
We ate in the restaurant. The pizza was lovely but I didn't enjoy my pasta as much as I had others. Service is very slow but if your in no hurry then it's fine.
Just a few things about Pisa.
From the airport we got the bus into the center strain station (about 15mins drive) and it cost 1 Euro each. You can buy a ticket from the ticket station before you leave the airport.
As we had an early flight we decided to leave our luggage at the train station for up to 12 hours is Euros. That was better than going direct to the hotel. We managed to just keep walking straight to the tower, it took about 20-30 mins walk but we wasn't in any hurry.
When we got the bus to the resort, you walk from the station (road opposite) then turn left and then right at the roundabout and bus stop 2.
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- Also Known As:
- Boboba Il Villaggio Hotel Marina Di Pisa
- Boboba Il Villaggio Resort