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Hotel Alessandro della Spina
Ranked #3 of 68 Hotels in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 November 2013

We arrived by train and walked the 400 m to the hotel.We were due to fly back to the UK the following day. We arrived early before noon. We had booked two rooms but even at that time there was one ready. We spent the day looking around Pisa and climbing the tower. We arrived back in the evening and the adjacent room was ready. Unfussy, neutral decoration. External electric shutters blocked out the sun .It was exceptionally warm and humid for November so the air conditioning was a relief. Comfortable beds. We stayed one night and had a simple continental breakfast. The taxi to the airport was 4 euros per person and was a mere five minutes away.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms overlooked car park
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

The Alessandro della Spina is a great hotel to stay in while in Pisa, very near the train station, and the airport, in fact so near we actually walked to the airport terminal!! This was definitely a first for us, very manageable and enjoyable walk. Back to the hotel, a very clean, well furnished and spacious room, good shower, good breakfast and friendly staff, attractions within easy walking distance, in fact I found absolutely no negative points about it and will whole heartily recommended to anybody.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

I chose this hotel because of the good reviews on Tripadvisor. After staying in the hotel, I agree with them and think some reviewers are being too picky. The B&B rate is excellent value, our bed was very comfortable & an extra pillow was provided when requested. The hotel is very handy for the station & we did walk it with our luggage one time, but asking the hotel staff to call a taxi is easier! They recommend walking through the old town to the Leaning Tower, etc. & it was useful to see the river & other sites, but we used buses the next day, so that we could enjoy everything in the 'Field of Miracles' & ride back to the hotel. We found all the staff to be very pleasant - they remembered our room number when we came in & also our preference for breakfast beverages (tea came with a teapot & cold milk). The cold buffet had plenty of choice to suit all tastes. I particularly liked the extra seeds & nuts to add to the excellent muesli. The staff also recommended a local restaurant, 'Lo Sciacchinochi', where we dined every evening. One day we took the train to Lucca - well worth the trip. We would definitely stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

I think we got upgraded to the suite, our room has a big balcony. Unfortunately, the weather didn't allow us to enjoy a cup of coffee on the balcony.
I think location is perfect, its only 5-6 minutes walk from the train station, living at this hotel and doing a up-down to Florence works out way cheaper than staying in Florence. The leaning tower is around 15 minute walk and is through a very nice pedestrian shopping street. The only reason this hotel doesn't get a 5 star rating is because they do not recycle their towels, you get a fresh towel every morning.
Breakfast was decent, nothing fancy but good nutritious food for the start of the day. The coffee is one of the best we have had,truly Italian.
There are signs everywhere which says login to wifi using social media, you can't actually login, you have to get the code from the reception.
The staff was a mixed bag, the person manning the night reception desk was okay neither rude nor welcoming. However, the staff at the breakfast are and the day reception desk were very friendly.
I will be going back to Pisa and will stay here again, it helps to stay in a quite residential area away from tourist trap.

Room Tip: If you want to go the airport, just take the train ..its a 2 euro 5 minute train ride from the train...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Very handy for train station and airport but slightly removed from Pisa's main sights. Everything in Pisa is pretty much walk-able from HAdS's location. Room was of a high standard however the bed was two singles which kept separating and resulted in a man-sized-chasm in the middle of the bed. Reception staff were very friendly and accommodating and the breakfast was cracking - definitely a good option if you are in Pisa 1/2 nights and then hopping on!

Room Tip: I don't remember a swimming pool...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Location is not ideal apart from being a few minutes to the railway station, but in a scruffy part of town. I was given the wrong room because they mixed me up with another guest (for which the receptionist blamed me, even though I handed over my passport for him to read). Asking for a wifi password produced a huff and a delay like it was a big effort. Breakfast was poor value for 9 Euros and I thought the room overpriced for what it was.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Tower is about 2km walk through pedestrian walkways. Room clean and spacious. Staff friendly, when we got back at night, the staff member seemed put out when we asked for a drink from the bar. Breakfast was continently, thank god they had English breakfast tea.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Alessandro della Spina

Address: Via Alessandro della Spina, 5-7-9, 56125, Pisa, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Pisa
Amenities:
Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pisa
#4 Business Hotel in Pisa
Price Range: £52 - £141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alessandro della Spina 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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