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Joy Rayner Apr 26th, 1999 05:11 AM

Hotels in Pisa
 
We are travelling to Pisa in May, but have not booked a hotel. We will be landing in Pisa at approx 20.30 and haven't booked anywhere to stay. Does anybody know if there are any good hotels nearby and what is the best form of transport. Do we need a car or is it cheap to use a taxi. <BR> <BR>I Hope somebody can help us out there!!

Dawn Apr 26th, 1999 05:19 AM

Pisa is relatively small. Are you flying into Pisa or training? If you are training, you can walk to all the sights that you want to see. What are your plans once you reach Pisa?

Dawn Apr 26th, 1999 05:19 AM

Pisa is relatively small. Are you flying into Pisa or training? If you are training, you can walk to all the sights that you want to see. What are your plans once you reach Pisa?

Paulo Apr 26th, 1999 07:30 AM

In Pisa, a car won't serve you. If you're taking one, do it so the next day: a) because you'll spare the airport car renting tax and, b) you'll spare one day's rent and parking expenses. <BR> Regarding hotels, there are three you may consider. <BR> a) The Jolly Hotel Cavalieriis reportedly the best in town, in the train station square ... no character whatsoever though, and outside the old city walls; <BR> b) The Grand Hotel Duomo, in the heart of the old city, steps from piazza dei Miracoli; <BR> c) Royal Victoria, conveniently located on the Arno, within walking distance to all sites in Pisa (somewhat farther away from the piazza dei Miracoli, compared to the duomo. <BR> <BR> Last time in Pisa, we stayed at the Royal Victoria. It's the oldest hotel in town, run by the same family since 1839. It has quite some character, though somewhat decadent. Quite cheaper than the Duomo. It didn't have A/C, which was a minus. They gave us a very nice room with a view of the river ... but the street underneath was quite noisy. We had the choice to leave the windows open and follow the discussions in the bar nextdoor or to close it and sweat. Next time we'll ask for a room in the back. In May, this shouldn't be a problem. <BR> Regarding transportation from the airport to the hotel, if you stay with the Cavalieri, you may either take the train or the bus. Both will take you steps from the hotel. If you prefer the Duomo or the Victoria I recommend you to take a taxi (you would have to take one anyways from the central train station or Air terminal in piazza della Stazione). The airport is fairly close to city center. <BR> <BR> Paulo <BR>

Maira Apr 26th, 1999 08:37 AM

My husband & I arrived at Pisa late one <BR>night and found a room at Hotel Europa, three blocks from the tower. There is no view of the tower from the rooms, but as you steeped out the hotel gate, turn right and there it is! within walking distance. The hotel is an old mansion with beautiful rooms, furniture, gorgeous courtyard, and the service was very courteous. We paid $100/double w/bath and breakfast.


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