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Hotel Francesco - Pisa

3 star Hotel Pisa

Via Santa Maria 129 - Pisa

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 82 .00
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The Hotel Francesco is located only a few meters from the Leaning Tower, right in the historic center of Pisa, surrounded by historical buildings in a quiet and peaceful area. This lovely property welcomes guests in a simple yet warm atmosphere, enhanced by a wonderful terrace, a bar, a restaurant serving local cuisine, and a WiFi internet point. Thanks to its prime location, the hotel is the perfect place to discover the historic center of Pisa and its marvellous monuments.
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Guest Rating 8.0 Very Good
Based on 454 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The only really bad thing was that the Hotel reception is close from 11 to 3pm, so...

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Breakfast at Hotel Francesco

A continental breakfast is served between 8 AM and 10 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel Francesco

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Concierge
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Meeting Room
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property offers transfers from the train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between 12:30 PM and 10 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


The front desk will be closed daily from midnight - 8 AM.
Special Instructions: Please contact the property ahead of time if you are planning to arrive after 10 PM. Please note that the front desk is open from 8 AM until 10 PM. If planning to arrive after 10 PM, guests must inform the property in advance and may incur a fee. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 5 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 15 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.50 per person, per night
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Francesco is also known as

Hotel Francesco
Francesco Hotel Pisa

8.6

Clean

8.7

Location

7.9

Quiet

7.2

Spacious

8.0

Service

Hotel Francesco reviews

5.6 Ordinary
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

A good coat of paint and the help of a plumber and a carpenter would do wonders for this hotel. While in a great location for sight seeing, the annoyance of the little things that failed to work took the edge off our stay.

5.7 Ordinary
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

Second time in Pisa. The locals don't come to the tower & the tourists don't get to town. Town is not advised to visit. Hotel has poor sanitary accomodation, the toilet and showers do not flush well and there sometimes was a lack of hot water. Breakfast only after 8 is a slight drawback for early leavers, I should think a slight discount is in order at that moment. Reception very pleasant, helpfull and forthcoming!

6.7 Fair
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • GB

We were recommended this hotel by a friend and it's location was fantastic - right around the corner from the Leaning Tower and easily close to the station/airport. We stayed in a triple with our 9 yr old son and it was nice and simple with the space we needed and perfectly comfortable for a 2 night stay close to where were wanted to be. No hot water at all though. When we asked we were told 'the owner turns it off at this time of year' which didn't give us many options really ... so we got used to it over the couple of days. Worth checking out before you go if you want a warmer wash ....

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Hungary

C'était very FANTAstisch , jövünk megint :-))) !

3.8
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Never again will I stay in a hotel close to the tower! Please, if you want to see the Piazza dei miracoli, choose a hotel in the suburbs and drive to the centre. The place was much too expensive for what you get, and this is the same for all the restaurants in that area as well! It´s expensive and poor! Tourist´s rip-off, a shame for those who are really interested in culture.

6.6 Fair
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Clean but small size room. Uncomfartable beds. Has a shared balcony with other rooms. Very small bathroom, smelled mildewy when we got in and once we took a shower we understood why. The shower is very small and the door doesn't close. All the water went outside to the floor. Very thin towels, feels like tablecloth more than towel. Very small elevator. No breakfast, very nice staff very helpful. Location is great. Very close to Pisa tower. That's why we chose the hotel anyways.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Excellent situation, next to Pisa tower. Quiet and clean room. Very good price / quality ratio. We spent one night, and we would repeat again.

6.4 Fair
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Excellent location and rooms on the back are very quiet. Other services are minimum: no restaurant and no breakfast despite pictures on the webpage, but Ok for the price.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff is excellent, fluent in many languages, and extremely helpful. We even passed one of the staff members on the street and she stopped on her way home to ask us how we were enjoying our stay.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Ireland

Would definitely stay here again. Bathroom a bit small.Pisa a lovely town.

7.1 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Wireless LAN does NOT work in all rooms (at least it did not in mine!)

4.7 Ordinary
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Position good - near to Leaning Tower, but very basic. Bathroom very cramped. Reception not manned overnight.

7.1 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

The location is perfect as a base for exploring the Duomo and the Tower. The hotel terrace is nice, with view of the Tower, but would be even better if we could have breakfast here.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very pleasant hotel in excellent location for the Field of Miracles. Breakfast (not included)is taken at a nice cafe across the road, providing excellent coffee and not the usual dreadful hotel coffee. The staff were all welcoming and efficient and looked after our bags after we checked out. Arranged airport shuttle with hotel which was fairly pricy but saved a lot of time and hastle. The taxi driver was very friendly. Another benefit is that the hotel is near the local railway station San Rosso, which saved time on a day trip to nearby Lucca which is thoroughly recommended. All in all, hotel is a good choice for a short break where location and convenience are paramount and worth the slightly higher price.

7.3 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

200 meters from the Pisa Tower, hard to ask anything more.

6.3 Fair
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Ireland

Very good position, near the Leaning Tower, but a bit pricey. There is no Breakfast included, which was dissapointing in a way, because the hotel description mentions that you can view the Tower from the breakfast terrace... Internet Access didn't work either. Regarding the room, I can say it could do with some repair and refurbishment. Not bad, but could be much better!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

I really liked how close it was to everything, all in walking distance. The People were very nice and willing to help. Could have had more bathroom essentails, shampoo, conditioner, and small wash clothes. Over all it was a great stay!

7.9 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was our first visit to Pisa. Discovered that it was a beautiful city and enjoyed the area around the Leaning Tower. Met another American couple at Hotel Francesco, who were from California - they were very nice & friendly. A great view on the hotel's terrace of the Leaning Tower - very cool.

6.9 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

If you need a hotel close to the historical centre of Pisa (Duomo, Torre, etc.), this hotel is very convenient - less than 5 mins walk!

4.8 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The room was clean but rather small and spartan for the price. The common areas, including patio with view of the Leaning Tower, were in disrepair and were not being used -- very disappointing.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The instructions to get to the hotel from the train station was not accurate. As indicated on the website, it was bus no. 1. The bus we took was not no. 1. We were directed by some local people, who hardly spoke English, to wait for the red line bus at the bus stop across the train terminal situated under a hotel. This bus stopped outside of the walled tower complex. The bus driver gave us directions to get to the hotel. When we left the hotel to go back to the train station, it was actually the Yellow Line, bus no. 4. So please check with the hotel again, I would think the yellow line bus no. 4 is the correct bus. The bus stop is about 30 meters from the hotel. The bus took about 15 minutes and we we back at the train station. There was no terrace as suggested by other travellers and breakfast was not included. But we can get a discounted breakfast at the cafe across from the hotel for Euro 3.00. The WIFI did not function during our stay.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

You can walk to the leaning tower, in 2 minutes. You can see it from the balcony at the hotel. Great hotel, and I would stay again.

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The Hotel Francesco has a great location and the staff was terrific! The terrace was great and the WIFI kept us connected.

7.0 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

Every thing O.K. except for shower stall being very small.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

Great location - can see the Tower from the back patio. Lots of restaurants and coffee shops around. Not sure the breakfast was the best value for money, but good anyway.

7.0 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

We only stayed one night for a early plane next day. The staff was friendly and they also order maxi taxi for us at 4.30 a.m. Perfect placed in the old town with lot of restaurants.

4.1 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

Small room, bathroom required Houdini-like capabiltities to be used, antique Internet access point and this all for a price that is above average.

7.4 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

It is a convenient town hotel very close to the main places to see. The service was very businesslike - it could be a bit more personal. The price is o.k.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

a good deal because you are at 300m of the tower ! the room was really nice ! we have just a little problem nobody talk Franch !!! and our English is not famous so.... but it was a good trip.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

Only the bath room and the shower cabine were too small and narrow. A very good hotel.

7.9 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

A good value hotel in a good location near to the main tourist attractions. The hotel staff are especially friendly and helpful. The Web site description is accurate especially in respect of the terrace and the view of the Leaning Tower. It is a pity that the hotel does not serve breakfast but that didn't spoil my short stay.

6.8 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Finland

The room was nice and spacious, but bathroom was small and toilet was slow to work. Breakfast was not included. The location of the hotel is the best asset of it.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

small hotel ideally located for the main attractions as only a stone's throw from the field of miracles and tower.breakfast arrangement with cafe/patisserie opposite which can be taken inside or out for 3 euros a head and consists of coffee,orange juice and cake or similar of your choice.hotel receptionist very helpful and made excellent 'non-touristy'restaurant recommendations.if planning a trip to take in sights of the area this is an excellent alternative base to the more frenetic city of florence.the hotel offers a shuttle service from pisa airport at a modest 10 euros a head.public transport is good and cheap and the bus stop serving the railway station is only about 50 metres away in the same street and makes day excursions to the likes of lucca and florence by rail easy.the old town ,shops and cafes are within easy walking distance and as this is a university town enjoys a good atmosphere.the rooms are very clean and well equipped as are the shower rooms though they are of compact dimensions.we stayed in a rear facing bedroom overlooking a small service road adjacent to the botanical gardens so outside noise was minimal. we would recommend that if you are considering making a booking you request a similar situation.access at ground floor level from it's frontage is at street level and leads to the reception area which has a lift to all floors.the breakfast room is not being utilised at the moment and this gives access to a pleasant outside terrace.we would recommend this hotel for anyone availing themselves of a budget flight into pisa airport who are looking for a short convenient sightseeing break for a reasonable outlay.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic location right near the centre. Staff very friendly, spoken good english and helpful. Rooms nice and also very clean. A really good stay!! Thank you.

7.8 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel is in an excellent location - only a short distance from the leaning tower. Staff very helpful and courteous.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

My overall stay was very enjoyable, the staff was execellent and very personnable. I want to give a special thanks to Angela one of the front desk workers. I was however, disappointed that the hotel no longer offered in-house breakfast on the upper deck. When I read about that on the webpage I was very much looking forward to looking at the Leaning Tower of Pisa over breakfast. Nonetheless, the hotel is on a wonderful street that will give any foreign traveller that great since of Italy they would want - quaint cafes and ristorantes and of course Gelaterias. Only a few minutes walk to the Leaning Tower of Pisa makes the location of the hotel perfect.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Good location close to the major sites. Quiet and comfortable, Bathrooms clean, not too small. Staff friendly. Good value.

7.2 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is in a great loaction near to the Tower

5.8 Ordinary
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Norway

Never use this hotel if you are not 100 % sure your room is located towards the backyard and not the noisy street at the entrance. We were listening to yelling party people, trucks and motorbikes the whole night and got almost no sleep. The air-conditioning did not work on cold at that time of the year. My mother, who was lucky enough to get a room toward the back got her sleep just fine. No breakfast served at the hotel. However, very clean, nice welcome and pleasantly close to the cathedral (+ tower).

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

This was our first visit to Pisa and it was excellent. The Hotel was wonderful with friendly staff who were very helpful and a very convenient location around 200 metres walk from the tower and cathedral. The only disappointment was that the hotel is currently not using the breakfast area that has an excellent view of the tower but this was really just a minor imperfection in an otherwise wonderful experience. A highly commendable hotel which is excellent value for money considering the quality of the rooms and the location.

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Malta

ecxellent value for money and friendly staff at the reception. Breakfast a bit limited

8.0 Very Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

This is a georgous hotel which is very central, 2 mins walk from the leaning tower and a lovely restaurant next door. Very helpfull staff but dont' forget the reception closes at midnight so let them know if you're going to be late. There is an emergency number on the door if you get delayed

3.3
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

Do NOT use the hotel to book taxi. They will get a friend to drive you and charge you twice the actual rate!

4.9 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

AC/heating had problems. Location is very close to the Tower. Staff is helpful.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Pleasant staff and very convenient to enjoy the amenities of Pisa particularly the tower. Close to good selection of restaurants.

4.4 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Was disappointed that there were no tea or coffee facilities available on our late arrival. we ordered a double bed but in fact it was two single beds pushed together which were far from comfortable. the shuttle service however was very good and prior to our stay the hotel was very helpful, but overall we were disappointed with the hotel.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • New Zealand

Perfect location in the centre of Pisa yet my room was very quiet, overlooking the botanical garden. For a small European hotel the room was surprisingly spacious and airy, simple modern furnishings. Breakfast surroundings are pleasant, breakfast was average. Free Internet access is a bonus.

7.3 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

I just stay there for 1 night, and It was only Ok. If I will come back to Pisa, maybe I will lodge in a bread & breakfast, because the relationship between price/quality it seems to be better. The breakfast wasn´t included in price, It would be 5 Euros more..Solo estuvimos 1 noche y no esta mal, donde desayunos se ve la torre inclinada, xo si no llueve, porque aquel dia como llovia desayunamos en el interior del bar y desde alli no se nada. Es un hotel que en España seria un 2 estrellas. En venere nos dijeron que entraba el desayuno y una vez alli nos cobraron 5 euros por desayuno porque decian que no entraba, preguntar antes.ESo si esta al lado mismo del duomo y la torre, xo lejos de la estacion de tren.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Great location for viewing Pisa. Room at back of the hotel very quiet. Helpful staff.

7.0 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very convenient location in the centre of Pisa near the main art attractions I was interested in. Room smaller than I expected & the view of the tower is really from one part of the balcony. Overall though a satisfying stay.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

I thought that Pisa was only the leaning tower, the duomo and the bapistry. The hotel location is excellent for these which are only 400 metres away. But turn right out of the hotel door, walk along a bit and take one of the streets down towards the river Arno to find that there are other lovely piazzas, good shopping and value eating. Pisa at night is a different place from the tourist packed days.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

Das Hotel per Auto zu finden, ist nicht so einfach, da die vielen Einbahnen den Lenker daran hindern, die Richtung zu halten. Doch wenn das Hotel gefunden ist, staunt man, wie nach der schiefe Turm ist und dass das Hotel ja bereits mitten in der historischen Zone liegt, was genial ist. Die Begrüssung war sehr herzlich und hilfsbereit in Bezug auf die Parkplatzfrage. Das Zimmer ist wie beschrieben und entspricht einem 3*-Hotel. Bei schönem Wetter nimmt man das Morgenessen auf der Terrasse ein und - ganz genial - zum Teil kann man es mit Blick auf den Turm einnehmen. Das Morgenessen entspricht den italienischen Verhältnissen. Alles in allem kann ich dieses Hotel jedermann weiterempfehlen.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were very pleased with the hotel, it was close to all the resturants and within walking distance of the Leaning Tower. The staff was very pleasant and friendly, always took the time to answer questions and make sure we were happy. The free internet service was a bonus I didn't expect.

7.7 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Czech Republic

better breakfest

7.2 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We only stayed one night in Pisa but this hotel had a nice clean room. Lovely balcony terrace for breakfast. Friendly, helpful staff.

7.6 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

An excellent location, just round the corner from the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Unspectacular rooms, but clean, quiet and very reasonably priced.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Hello all. My friend and I arrived quite late in the evening and the very helpful receptionist made it easy for us to access our room then leave to stretch our legs and spend a few hours savouring what was left of the evening in the amazing surroundings (famous leaning tower right around the corner - and it is not a building on its own - wait till you see the rest!!!). We were able to gain access back into the hotel quite effortlessly using the security code supplied to us. The room and facilities were clean and reasonably spacious and we slept very comfortably (good air conditioning though also a perfecty ample supply of blankets). We had booked a bed-only package. However we spied the bar and terrace on using the bathroom facilities just prior to finally leaving the next morning, after leaving our bags for a short wander for breakfast and further (daylight) sightseeing. We have no complaints whatsoever and I personally would say that if I ever stay in Pisa again I would look this hotel up. The only reason I have evaluated the 'photos' as '5' is that I do not recall any (I only landed yesterday and with 9 hours sleep have done three very full days at work). x

7.0 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We used this as an overnight stop prior to our return flight. We did not use all the facilities. The room was comfortable, quiet and cool. The central location made it ideal for us to go out for a meal, and have a look round the city centre.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

We had a lovely room at the back very quiet,and clean. Breakfast was ample, and we sat out on the terrace with the Leaning Tower in view. Very close to Field of Miracles, and only 10Euros taxi from the airport. Would not hesitate in going back.

7.9 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

Hotel francesco is locad only 300 meters from the tower. From the breakfast terrace you can see the tower. When we were staying at the hotel the restaurant was not open but thanks to the many others restaurants on walking distances its ideal for a short stay in Pisa.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

A very nice small hotel with an excellent location, one block from the Torre Pendente and close to shopping and restaurants. This hotel is a little hidden gem.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

First time to Pisa. Good points:- Very clean hotel. Shower/bathroom small. Drawbacks:- Restaurant was independent of hotel. Needed to prebook a table. Had to pay for breakfast despite thinking it was to be included in the price.

5.4 Ordinary
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

The Hotel was well situated and the standard or rooms was good the lack of either coffee/tea making facilities and room service was a big draw back to the stay. Although "a bar" is advertised on the web site this is only open to serve breakfast. This is poor for this type of hotel and lets it down very badly.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Hotel was an excellent location for touring the Piazza del Duomo as it was only about a 2 minute walk. Able to park car on street by hotel for about 8 euro. A/C worked well. Good breakfast served out on deck with view of Leaning Tower. Several good restaurants right by hotel. Would stay here again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Great hotel for a visit to Pisa. Especially enjoyed the view of the tower from the balcony where we had breakfast!

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The location of the hotel is fantastic. It is literally a 2 minute walk to the Duomo and Tower. The hotel staff were quite attentive, friendly and very helpful. They offered good advice on restaurant suggestions, the quickest way to get places and suggestions for avoiding the queues at tourist attractions. The rooms were clean and basic and had partial views of the Tower. The quality of the service makes this hotel a good one to stay at in Pisa and you can't beat the location.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Norway

We appreciated the central position of the hotel close to the most interesting sights of Pisa.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

very central

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Very well furnished, flat screen tv and massage shower. very near to piazza dei miracoli, only 30 sec by walk. The only problem was the noise in the morning due to the breakfast hall at the firts floor.

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Die Lage ist exzellent.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Germany

great location, competent staff, nice room for a family of four.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very convenient for the major sites offering good value. The staff were very helpful (English spoken).

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A most enjoyable stay in a lovely setting adjacent to the tower

7.7 Good
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

Great location in the centre of town.

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

All was very well, except that we had the door of the shower which was broken during the 2 days of stay.

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

The hotel was located very close to the tower. The neighborhood was safe for evening walking, surrounding restaurants were good and shopping also good. The staff was friendly and serviceable. I had a good nights sleep and felt comfortable and safe.

4.4 Ordinary
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

It was our last night in Italy so we paid a bit more and expected a bit more! For a 3 star it was pretty basic. The breakfast was particularly poor, would have helped if we had been greeted with a smile! Basic roll and cheese and that was pretty much it! One member of staff was helpful with booking taxis etc but she was the exception. Basic hospitality should be very much improved to match its 3 star boast!

6.9 Fair
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Quite a pleasant small hotel. Conveniently situated for the main sights of Pisa. Mosquitos a problem at night.

5.1 Ordinary
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Australia

Although generally OK (location was excellent) my wife and I had some concerns about the room : very dirty floor, very tiny shower, the water had been turned off but we weren't notified of this when we checked in and the requested non smoking room stunk of cigar smoke. Overall, given that we stayed only one night things were OK, but we wouldn't return to this hotel.

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

You cant beat the location of this hotel. Its so close to the tower and wonderful restaurants within close range. The staff are very helpful & willing to answer any questions you may have. Would highly recommend.

5.3 Ordinary
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Luxembourg

Breakfast does not meet actual/usual standards

6.8 Fair
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The location is excellent - 1 min walk from the tower (you can actually see this from the breakfast balcony). An easy walk to the old town too. The rooms were very clean, as was the shower. It was very quiet also (we did have a room looking over the back). The receptionist was really helpful, booked taxi and gave directions etc. The price 110 EURO without breakfast was expensive, but you can't beat the location.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

A great location and very helpful staff. The only complaint is the mosquitos.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Had a lovely stay in Pisa. Was there for only one night but as the hotel was located only 150m from the tower and the markets, and the restaurants were virtually at our door it was fantastic. Staff were very friendly and the rooms were clean and spacious. Breakfast was nice on the balcony with the view of the tower. The only downfall was that it was quite noisy on the street at night. Otherwise, would thoroughly recommend staying at this hotel.

7.2 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

We were in the back of the hotel and had to endure the garbage collection several nights. Very noisy. Other than that, the location was great and the staff very friendly.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

the hotel is situated within view of the leaning tower. you can be much more central than that. all aspects were satisfactory. the cost of the bus from the airport to the stop for the leaning tower is 0.85 Euro.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed at the hotel for one night and found the room comfortable and reasonably spacious. We had a double at the rear of the property which had a large shared balcony with the room next door. This was a disabled room so may have been more spacious than the others. There had been water ingress from the room above at some stage and it would have been nice if they had taken the time to redecorate the ceiling but no doubt they will have to wait for a quite period, but it was unsightly. The staff were helpful the hotel was very close to the Tower and the breakfast area which included an outside balcony from where you could see the Tower was a pleasant area. The breakfast was fine.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This small hotel exceded our expectations. Great location; good service; small, clean, and quiet rooms. The lounge, deck, and free e-mail access were much appreciated. I'm recommending it to friends.

6.4 Fair
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

In Italy it's hard to expect the quality of the hotels we have in North America. Overall it is a hotel that I recommend for those who wants to visit Pisa.

6.7 Fair
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The room was incredibly small. The bathroom barely had room in which to move around, and the shower was simply part of the floor with a shower curtain around it. This caused the entire bathroom floor to become flooded each time a shower was taken. The electricity was a problem, as when something was plugged in, the entire floor's power went out. The nicest thing about the room was the balcony. The staff was cordial and friendly, and the location was perfect. The bathroom was the only drawback, which would prevent me from staying there again.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Exactly as described and shown. Great location,very clean with friendly staff.We stayed for 3 nights and the only drawback was the noise from guests leaving in the very early hours.There was a minibar and electronic safety deposit box in our room which was unexpected as well as a mosquito plug which should be used!!Would definately recommend for a short stay and would use again.

3.9
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

Very disappointed with this hotel. The room for 4 is was like a staying in a dorm rather than a quality hotel. The female Hotel owner was very welcoming but the girl serving breakfast was very unhelpful. The bar was closed and in darkness at 9pm. Would not stay here again.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Pleasant small hotel ideally situated

7.9 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Basic hotel, great location and good price.

6.9 Fair
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Wonderfully located clean,cute hotel. Rooms small but bed good. Breakfast was nothing to brag about but the eating area outside with a view of the leaning tower was very nice. Night clerk was friendly at our arrival and somewhat informative. Day clerk was quiet and reserved and not too informative. Very clean and pleasant. No place to store luggage except out in the open. Mentioned airport pick up service in the ad but not provided. Emailed twice to get confirmation for guaranteed late arrival and pick up and got no response. Friends called to book a room spontaneously and no one answered the phone.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Easy to find, and easy to find on-street parking nearby, no need to use the secure garage parking. Nice clean hotel, lift to rooms, good breakfast in a pleasant dining room or on a veranda to rear of Hotel. The steet outside though busy in the day was very quiet at night through to about 7am. A 5 minute walk from the Leaning Tower and Duomo, it couldn't be better placed. Good selection of restaurants on the street, and a botanic gragen one street back. Only slight down-point was that the rate I was quoted was apparently room-only, but the confirmation e-mail stated B&B, so the Hotel added E10 per person per day for breakfast. However on showing the e-mail statement the charge was deducted from the bill. All in all I'd recommend the Hotel to other travellers.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

My girlfriend and I stayed only 1 night in this hotel, but the stay was pleasant. The hotel itself is positioned incredibly close to the tower. As has been mentioned in other reviews, you can actually see the tower from the breakfast area and we were lucky enough to be able to see it from our room's terrace. I proposed on that terrace, so it holds a place in my heart.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Netherlands

Hotel Francesco is the best solution if you want to spend few nights in Pisa, close to the very best places to visit. It is very close to Piazza dei Miracoli and Piazza dei Cavalieri. The rooms are very good. 2 neos: Being located within the pedestrian area, it's not easy to be reached by car, but if you dare to challenge police and get to the hotel, then at the reception you can get for 5 euros a parking permitt. In summer time mosquitos litteraly kill you. Even if in the room is provided a machine against them, they are immortal and it's very difficult to get asleep!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very clean and friendly hotel situated very close to the leaning tower. At breakfast on the terrace you could actually see the tower. Close to restaurants and within easy walking distance of all parts of the town. Breakfast consisted of croissants, bread and cereals - it would have been nice to have a bit more variety - but the coffee was excellent. Would recommend the hotel and would definitely stay there again if in Pisa

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Room Details

Hotel Francesco offers 13 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers will have access to desks, safes and phones during their Leaning Tower visit. Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Rooms also include soundproofing and air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning

How to reach Hotel Francesco

By car
From the highway, follow the indications to Pisa centro, cross the Arno river and follow the indications to the Leaning Tower (Torre Pendente).

By train
From the central station of Pisa, take bus n. 1 and get off at Santa Maria stop.

Distances from Hotel Francesco

Orto Botanico di Pisa - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
University Hospital of Santa Chiara - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Church of St. Sisto - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Leaning Tower - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Cathedral of Pisa - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Scuola Normale - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Knight's Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palace of the Putean College - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Torre dei Gualandi - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo della Carovana - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Cathedral of St. Ranieri - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Museo delle Sinopie - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza dei Miracoli - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Francesco is Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei) - 2.5 km / 1.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Francesco

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Shuttle service