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Helvetia
Ranked #10 of 68 Hotels in Pisa
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Nice, but...”
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

Let's put it this way: plain, clean and really close to the tower . That's it.Expensive and the shower is running slow.
The bed is quite hard and not so comfy. No carpet on the floor, just cold stone tiles.The lady at the reception was really nice.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

Very nice cosy affordable place right in the heart of Pisa. My room is of good size, with tv. Bathroom clean with shower. There is a computer in the hall and plenty of bars and restaurants nearby. Overall it's a deal for the price/location. Highly recommended +++

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2014

A simple pensione, we had a room with a private bathhroom (shower not bath). The room was interesting decorated with a silhouette tropical mural and did the job for our short visit t Pisa and Lucca, Its a few minutes walk from the leaning tower, and there are plenty of restaurants etc nearby. also a few minutes walk takes you to the bus stop for Lucca (as the staff showed us on the map when we arived) so it met our needs perfectly. In the room downstairs there is a cofffee machine (0.60 euro) and another vending machine with snacks, plus a TV and computer which is available for guests to use, and a range of books including many guide books, all this for a price that would not buy you a dorm bed in many english cities.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Had a lovely stay at this hotel. You can't get much closer to the leaning tower. The check in staff were so friendly and got the cleaners to work on my room first so I could check in early. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Kew East, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

Great hotel for 25 euro per night. Including a private double room and a shared bathroom. The room is quite clean and has a tv and access to free wifi which is very convenient!
Very friendly and helpful staff.
Excellent location! It is right next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa as well as having nice restaurants, mini supermarkets and shops nearby.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

What an excellent location about 4/5 minute walk to Pisa tower & monuments, we stayed on first floor of the hotel, (no lifts), good size bedroom (comfy bed) with nice bathroom all very clean, hotel staff very friendly and helpful, bus stop to airport about 10/15 minute walk, plenty of places to eat/drink, nice shops to browse around,

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2013

Great location very near sights, although it is some walking distance from the bus stop (you can take a bus from the train station). Large rooms with comfy bed. Some minor issues - no blanket was provided and the shower was tiny with weak water pressure. There are also 4 floors and no lift. Service was average.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Helvetia
Address: Via Don Gaetano Boschi 31, 56126, Pisa, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Pisa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Pisa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Helvetia 1*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel stands few meters from the Leaning Tower, close to piazza dei Cavalieri, in the middle of down town. 23 rooms, mostly with bath, and all with TV, telephone (incoming calls) and fan on the ceiling. Totally refurnished offers also a nice garden full of cactus and cosy breakfast rooms.Only telephone booking: we speak English, France and Spanish. ... more   less 
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