Royal Victoria Hotel, Pisa

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This is a hotel for people who love Italy,and who appreciate Italian history. The location is perfect for exploring pisa. The historic building is beautiful and the interior has retained all the charm of the past. The staff are very helpful and nothing seems to be too much trouble. Breakfast was amazing with a huge spread of everything you could possibly want (continental of course) and the coffee was mmmmmm!. There is a garage (internal) and for a small charge you can hand your keys in at reception and your car will be parked for you. I fully recommend this hotel to anyone who appreciates service, history, charm, beauty, art, and that special feeling that only Italy can offer -- for everyone else there's a "holiday Inn" just up the road (freshly painted of course)!

Tony Bernardo

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Liked: Once was an exquisite old property and could be again if only they would spend some money on it. Didn't like: Poor facilities, rotting timber windows and doors, black mould in the bathroom, some doors wouldn't close, cracked and chipped tiles - I could go on and on about the physical aspects.We were there at a busy time but it took three requests and 1 hour and 7 minutes to get hot water to make a cup of tea. There were no facilities in the room to make tea. There was a very small fridge (about the size of a child's lunch box) but you couldn't even plug it in to a socket as the plug was incompatible. When we asked at reception about that we were told "everyone wants hot and cold, but they can't have it." On arrival we were told that the following night it would be impossible to eat at local restaurants due to festival celebrations and that we should book for the hotel buffet at 65 per person. This proved to be completely untrue as the first two restaurants we approached offered us a three course meal plus wine and coffee for 25 per person!!! And it was good too.


Liked: Quaint and charming, yet affordable, clean, and in a very convenient location. There's a rooftop terrace with a great view of the city, and the staff we met were all friendly and helpful. Didn't like: Paint is peeling in places, though this is to be expected for an old building.


Liked: It was so beautiful and such an ideal spot. Didn't like: There was no safe in the room and seemingly no other option for valuables.


Liked: The breakfast was really awesome! Better than expected! Great value for the money Didn't like: They charged you for the wifi per hour


Liked: This hotel is an absolute gem, I am so happy that I found this on your website. The staff are fantastic, very helpful, friendly and very accomodating. I needed an adaptor to charge my phone which I was given at reception, however it still wouldn't fit my phone so the receptionist very kindly charged it for me via the USB cable on the hotel pc. Fabulous. We were given a room overlooking the river, with balcony on the first floor, we had our own bathroom (I mention this because I saw in some reviews that some rooms seem to have shared bathrooms), enough towels. The hotel is gorgeous, full of antiques, large rooms, it really does feel like you are a special guest in someone's home. As for location it is perfect, right in the middle of the train station (just a ten minute walk over the bridge) and maybe a fifteen minute walk to the famous Tower. Shops are on your doorstep, the Borgo Stretto is just round the corner with a lovely artisan market there.Breakfast in the hotel is ample, a large selection of bread, crackers, jams, marmalade, joghurt, juices, cereals, Nutella (it is Italy after all!), hams & cheeses, tea or coffee is brought to the table. A toaster would be nice to have something warm in the morning but otherwise it's great. Didn't like: The location is a bit noisy, there's a bar on the corner, about 50m away and it can be quite loud. Our room was overlooking the river and a main road so the traffic was quite noisy both evening and early morning. If you're a light sleeper I'd suggest earplugs because it really did sound like we had the window open, which of course it wasn't.


Liked: Strategic location, and the breakfast was really good, wide selection and you get fresh cappucino too! Didn't like: The building is old, gives a creepy feel to it. But that may be because I arrived late. Shared toilet lacks a basin and is very tiny! My floor didn't have a shower room and I needed to climb another floor to take a shower. (Which I didn't, because I'm a coward ) Doors are flimsy and it gets pretty noisy in the night.


Liked: Hotel was in a great location, near everything and it was lovely along the river Didn't like: Nothing really to dislike


Liked: A charming character property, taking you back in time, when travel was strictly for royalty and the wealthy. Full of history....a delightful authentic place with equally delightful and friendly management and staff. There is no other place i want to stay the next time I am in Pisa, other than The Royal Victoria. Didn't like: We enjoyed every minute of our stay at the Royal Victoria...


Liked: old character, roof terrace, huge continental breakfast, friendly staff and great location Didn't like: budget price means 1 toilet and 1 bathroom for the whole floor. was ok for 2 nights and the price but if you have the money take an ensuite room


Liked: I was happy that my room had air conditioning as advertised! I also had my own bathroom and a TV. Didn't like: I didn't really like having to leave key at the front desk, but I know this is often the custom in Europe.



The historic Hotel of Pisa.
This building has been a Tavern, an Inn and Hotel for about 1,000 years.
Since 1837 it has had the same family management.

The only Hotel overlooking the River Arno, in the oldest part of the historic centre, the Royal Victoria is also in the heart of the Shopping and University areas, and in the most popular Dining Out district.
The Leaning Tower is within a very short walk across the most charming medieval streets and piazzas.
We will be delighted to introduce you to Pisa and its surroundings, from the hillside to the sea, for a day trip or a special evening!

The Hotel has a multi-lingual, young and motivated staff.
Front Desk and Bar service are open 24-hours.
We offer a Rich Continental Breakfast, included in the price.
You may also relax on our charming terrace or visit the Art Exhibition areas inside the hotel.

The rooms all have character and style and certainly will leave you with a true sense of Tuscan hospitality.

We have a secure Private Garage inside the building.
The hotel is very practical for those using the International Airport, less than 2 km away.
The Central Train Station is only 1 km away.

Location and Contact


• From the airport or Central Station take bus #3 and get off at the 'COMUNE' which is opposite the hotel.
• From the Central Station you may also take buses #2, #4, #7 and #13 all stopping right in front of the hotel.



Address: 12 Lungarno Pacinotti, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

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Facilities and Amenities

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Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

City Tours


Air Conditioning


Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers


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Movie Library/Rental

Walking Tours

Curfew: No Curfew

Reception Hours: 24 Hours


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