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“Great hotel to explore Northern Tuscany”
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Hotel Villa Maya
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cascina
Certificate of Excellence
Heuvelland, België
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51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great hotel to explore Northern Tuscany”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Don't expect any luxury or things you don't need when going to Tuscany (swimming pool, sauna, ...), as Tuscany is all about exploring the beautiful region.
What to expect is a young and very friendly couple running this charming hotel like it should. The reception service is great. We had a small problem with the shower and after I reported this in the morning, all worked well when we got back in the evening. We used a small fridge in the car as it might get hot during the day, and the receptionists putted our freeze-elements in the fridge every day with a smile.
Breakfast is at Italian standards : the elementary things and nothing special. But this is Italy.
Almost all staff is very friendly and speaks fluently English, except for a grumpy short haired lady. Maybe it wasn't her week.
Location is perfect to explore nothern Tuscny as Pisa, Luca, Livorno, Firenze, Pistoia, ... are only 15 to 50 minutes away. We also visited Siena, which is only a drive of 1h20 through great landscapes.
Price / quality is perfect.
If we ever go back to Tuscany, we will choose this hotel again.

Henk Debal, Belgium

Room Tip: Seems to me all rooms are ok. And there seems to be 1 room as well for smokers.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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yuri75, Direttore at Hotel Villa Maya, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
Dr Mr Debal,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your holiday at Hotel Villa Maya and for your kind comments about our hotel.

As for the lady, it seems strange she looked grumpy to you because, as you can read from old comments, many guests appreciated her nice and polite manners.
As regards breakfast, we think we offer more than standard Italian breakfast as you can find a buffet with homemade cakes, plumcakes, muffins and biscuits; but also salted food. Next time you will come to our hotel, please just ask us and we will be glad to satisfy your needs.
Anyway, I am happy to know that you enjoyed your holiday with us, and look forward to having you back here as it .
Kind regards
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

Could not have asked for more from this hotel - clean, well appointed, fantastic service, great food and a brilliant location. The building has undergone renovation over the past 10 years, and there is an amazing photo album in the lobby with before and after photographs.

The room was lovely - high ceilings, clean bathroom and air conditioning. There's plenty of parking and a great restaurant. It's a small hotel, but run by a service-orientated team who are passionate about their business, their beautiful building and Tuscany.

I loved it here, and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone staying in the area, and looking for good value accommodation outside of Pisa centre. The location is great, far enough from the highway so not to hear the noise, but close enough to make this an excellent location to explore Tuscany from.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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yuri75, Direttore at Hotel Villa Maya, responded to this review, 22 July 2013
Dear guests,
it is so nice to read such beautiful words about us. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay at Villa Maya and we hope to have you back one day.
Kind regards
Yuri Diolaiti
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Visited Villa Maya a couple of years ago. Nice setting, friendly environment and wonderful food.
Conveniently located to visit Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa and the beautiful Tuscan hills. The Cinque Terre and other locations by the sea can be visited on day trips. The owner Yuri can organise visits to wine estates and provide travel tips. During the evenings we spent time at the Villa sipping a drink and enjoying the quiet surroundings. I would recommend this hotel to families, young and older couples.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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yuri75, Direttore at Hotel Villa Maya, responded to this review, 22 July 2013
Dear guests,
it is a real pleasure to receive your comments.
We are glad you appreciated our place and we hope to see you again.
Kind regards
Yuri Diolaiti
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Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

This hotel was Fantastic! Old charm feel in the rooms with exposed wood beams, bright orange and yellow painted walls. Nice small quiet resturant in hotel. All staff spoke English and they explained to me a lot of people from the UK get married on site in their gardens and they will rent the entire hotel as part of a wedding package. When we checked out they gave us a free bottle of Tuscan wine made at a near by winery. This hotel is about 15 min from the airport and about 20 min from the leaning tower. Would highly recommend for couples but also nice for families. Very romantic hotel!

  • Stayed November 2012
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yuri75, Direttore at Hotel Villa Maya, responded to this review, 21 May 2013
Dear customers, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Maya and we hope to have you back one day.
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pisa
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108 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

20 minutes from pisa nice country hotel.
old 4 stories villa. small rooms and with old fornitures. old tv's. very nice garden.
good restaurant.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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yuri75, Direttore at Hotel Villa Maya, responded to this review, 22 July 2013
Dear guests,
sorry to answer late. We are glad you liked our restaurant. We infrom you and the future guests that rooms are now equipped with new TVs. The furniture just conforms to the Tuscan style that charcterises this old Villa dating back to the XX century.
We hope to welcome you again to our hotel so that you can appreciate the little changes we made to the building to satisfy all the customers' needs.
Kind regards
Yuri Dioaliti
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2010

This is a small, lovely Villa in the country about 15 minutes drive from Pisa airport. The room and common areas were clean and the grounds and gardens were beautifully manicured. They have a restaurant on site that is highly recommended for price, presentation and quality. The staff was friendly and helpful. I believe they will pick you up at the airport but I don't know if a fee is charged. The management's attention to detail was noticeable. A Continental breakfast was included in the room charge. About the only complaint I can come up with was the occasional smell of manure from the adjacent farms.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Midlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2009

What we liked:
Location - wonderfully quiet
Bathroom - very clean
Bed - comfortable
Complimentary guide to Pisa

What we didn't like:
Room was well furnished but very dark and the lighting was extremely poor, but most of all we disliked the written warnings to prevent bad behaviour of 'guests'. It starts in your room, where you are informed in the leaflet that if you overstay your welcome in the breakfast room you get fined the cost of another breakfast on your bill. Then when you get to the breakfast room there's a notice on the drinks counter that you are allowed ONE coffee/tea only. We don't usually have more than one anyway but how much would it cost them to give a guest the occasional extra? Also that you are not allowed to take food away - not much of a temptation because it's not a brilliant breakfast anyway, but that's par for the course in Italy. The Italians aren't great at breakfasts, but the two other hotels we stayed at in Tuscany were much better at breakfast than this one.

Then on the wall in the breakfast room there's another notice telling guests "to avoid any nasty misunderstanding" (!) that they are not allowed to eat food brought in from outside (there's no restaurant) anywhere except their rooms, that they can hire a corkscrew but if they break it they will have to pay for it.

The girl who served breakfast was delightfully friendly but this didn't make up for the bad atmosphere created by the notices.

All in all what comes across loud and clear is that you as the guest are there on sufferance to pay them money. They expect guests to behave badly and are not concerned about whether they have a nice relaxing stay, but rather that they pay up and leave without wrecking the place.

Perhaps they've had bad experiences in the past but that's no excuse for expecting the worst of future guests. If there was somewhere on the hotel website to leave comments I would have done that before 'going public' on Tripadvisor, but there isn't. Perhaps they're not interested in what we think anyway!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Villa Maya
Address: Via Piccina, 12 | Latignano, 56021, Cascina, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Cascina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cascina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Maya 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Immersed in the lush natural landscape of the Pisan hillsides, encircled by authentically ancient towns and characteristically medieval villages, the 18th-century Villa Maya and its adjacent parkland have been lovingly restored to their original glory. The light, spacious rooms of the Villa feature beautiful period furnishings, vaulted timber-beamed ceilings, rustic cotto floor tiles, decorative murals and hand-crafted ceramics. Your stay at the Villa will be personally overseen by the owners themselves, ensuring a warm welcome. ... more   less 
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Hotel Villa Maya Province Of Pisa/Cascina, Italy

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