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Royal Victoria Hotel - Pisa

3 star Hotel Pisa

Lungarno Pacinotti 12 - Pisa

1-877-662-6988
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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 piazza's.
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.
The property offers a rich continental breakfast, included in the price.
You may also relax on the charming terrace or visit the Art Exhibition areas inside the hotel. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.2 Very Good
Based on 801 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Lovely building with elegant rooms. Near to station and leaning tower

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Breakfast at Royal Victoria Hotel

A buffet breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Royal Victoria Hotel

  • Bar
  • Snack bar
  • Baby sitter
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • City tour
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Shuttle service
  • Private parking
  • Meeting Room
  • Conference room
  • 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.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

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.

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.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 32 per person (one way)
  • Valet parking fee: EUR 20 per night (in/out privileges)

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.

Royal Victoria Hotel is also known as

Royal Victoria Hotel
Royal Victoria Pisa
Hotel Royal Victoria

8.3

Clean

8.6

Location

7.0

Quiet

8.1

Spacious

8.7

Service

Royal Victoria Hotel reviews

6.6 Fair
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Hungary

We arrrived with my wife to this old-fashioned hotel on the bank of the Arno river. Unfortunately, the standard room we received was below than average, with worn furniture, and the paintings was peeled off the window. The room urgently needs some upgrade.

6.7 Fair
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • New Zealand

A beautiful old historic hotel in need some repair , but if one like character and history a great place stay stop

5.2 Ordinary
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Would not stay again, lovely hotel, but disco goin on nearby until after 2.30, my flight at 5pm ! very loud..! offered another room, but that was as bad on the front of the hotel, lots of noise from traffic and party goers hanging around the bridge nearby... Told that the music should stop at 12..but of course it did not... so spend time in the reception..hoping..went to bed at 2.30..staff lovely, apologetic..but still music playing..such a shame, lovely old hotel, great position, but not if you want sleep !!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Ireland

Delightful hotel with understated elegance and charm. Should suit anyone with taste and an appreciation for old world style at the right price.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

Old Fashioned Hotel, with very good location and rooms acording to de price.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The Victoria hotel is a marvellous building with massively high ceilings and original ceiling and fitment decoration. Perhaps a little "old" in the nicest possible way. If I had a criticism, and mostly I fell in love with its faded splendour, it would be that our bathroom could have used an upgrade. It was perfectly clean though and the staff were really welcoming and helpful in every way. I loved the way we could help ourselves to a glass of wine in the evening and relax in the delightful seating area adjacent to the reception desk. The breakfast was comprehensive and delicious, self serviced from a long table. Really enjoyed our stay, might have liked a room overlooking the Arno instead of out back but another guest said they had the view and the nightly traffic noise!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Czech Republic

Great location, very nice and helpful staff, clean and big rooms even it is visible that hotel need some repairs. We appreciated varied breakfast. Only thing we missed was free Wi-Fi in the room, but situation with Wi-Fi was announced on web pages.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

This was a lovely historic old hotel, a fine introduction to our first night in Italy. Our room was compact and basic, but common areas were spacious and pleasant. Staff were welcoming and helpful. The hotel was easily reached from the airport, and located midway between historic old downtown and the Tower of Pisa area. We had some noise outside late into the evening, but it was Friday night in a student town, so not unexpected.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Our welcome on arrival was so friendly and informative! One comment we found on tripadvisor summed up the Royal Victoria Hotel perfectly - if you're looking for a Marriot/Hilton hotel experience this hotel isn't for you, but if you love character, charm and history then this hotel is perfect! A great location right on the river and close to the historic sites and local cafe and restaurant buzz.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

First time in Pisa and spent a wonderful stay!

6.5 Fair
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Netherlands

the hotel is very old and therefor has a lot of charm. The breakfast buffet was very good. nextdoor is a good pizzeria and one street further are a lot of shops, restaurants and bars. But the nigth we stayed there , there was a group of people down in the street just under our window , they kept talking and screaming for a long time so we couldn't sleep and nobody did something about it. But I think this will not be every nigth

7.9 Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

The hotel is very simple but the staff is very friendly and courteous. The breakfast was very delicious.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • France

Although our room was very plain (I was told it was a standard room), we liked the hotel very much. To be fair, the night we stayed was the night of Festa di San Ranieri/ Luminaria so the hotel was extremely busy thus more expensive. I would happily stay there again.

7.2 Good
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

An unusual and charming hotel. Good staff, good location.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

My grandaughter and I stayed at the hotel for one night, This is a hotel of an earlier era and is quite beautiful We each had a large double room with most comfortable beds. since this was a winter visit our rooms and indeed the whole hotel was warm and welcoming. It is worth looking around the public rooms,they are all quite elegant. The hotel is well situated overlooking the river Arno and only a gentle ten minute stroll through some lovely old streets to the Towwer and Duomo. The staff at the hotel are most courteous and helpful and suggested restaurants where we might have our evening meal., After we had our meal we had rather a cold walk back to the hotel and we asked if we could have a hot chocolate we were brought a drink which was to die for, if you visit this hotel try it. All in all a great hotel and a great visit to Pisa

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Sweden

Staff, Services and facilities offered was excellent. Breakfast was fantastic.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Historical building, wonderfully kept and inspiring. No refrigerator in rooms - as it happened in 1830's!!

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Malaysia

Staff - friendly, helpful, volunteered information about the city. We asked about the history of the hotel and the staff gave us a printed summary to read! We didn't expect that because we asked in passing. Room clean. Hot water available the whole day. We were even offered a room upgrade. All places within walking distance. Central station. Tower of Pisa. Excellent breakfast Excellent place.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

Faded turn of the century old world hotel and such a treat to stay in such a heritage place. Service and surroundings were excellent but don't stay here if you like modern/minimal hotels - this place is hundreds of years olds yet still has good air con, showers and old fashioned service

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Pay-to-use internet ruins the experience, and even when you pay, the internet is too slow to upload photos.

5.9 Ordinary
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

Whilst trying to keep a majestic appearance the room was in great need of a refurbishmnent. The location was excellent for visiting the whole of Pisa.

7.2 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Beautiful, old hotel. Room needed some updating but was clean. Good location within walking distance to sites. Difficult to locate parking if you have a car.

7.1 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

Beautiful old historic building in good location Room noisy from nearby restuarnts. Could not have window open at night for noise til about 2.am Service very good, but no shower on the floor that we were on.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

A very nice hotel, which is quite and in a central location and on the river. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Had my wallet stolen out in the streets of Pisa, so watch out for pick pockets.

7.9 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

Nice typical old italien Hotel.

7.0 Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

It would have been nice to provide ta/coffee making facilities

5.5 Ordinary
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

I arrived on a late flight but was there in minutes from the airport and found the reception person very welcoming, even at that hour of the night. I would describe this hotel as faded glamour - it isn't super modern but it is clean and has lots of character. This hotel is in a good location for exploring Pisa quickly before moving onto somewhere else becauue it is half way between the Leaning Tower and the Central Station and an easy walk to both. I was a bit worried about sharing a bathroom when I found there was only one on a different floor, but it was empty when I needed it and clean. My only criticism was there was a lot of noise form a bar downstarirs which went on well into the night, so it wouldn't be great for a light sleeper

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Easy to find, close to train station, old historical building close to nightlife.

3.5
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Pros: Price in rather "low range"; Large number of rooms; Location; Staff; //Cons: Street Noise until early morning; Breakfast; Space in room; No Tea/coffee facilities in room for a 3 stars hotel; Room door (thin wood -> gap and insulation problems);

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

I was a little bit scared by some comments I read before to book, but I had a feeling that this Hotel would have offered something special and I was not wrong. Three words to describe this Hotel : History,character and elegance of a time which will no longer return. This hotel is NOT for "Facebook" generation...but for people who still have a mind to think, a heart to feel and eyes to enjoy the beauty Alla lettura dei alcuni commenti, prima di prenotare, ero molto scettico circa la qualità e serietà dell'albergo, ma qualcosa mi diceva che invece avrei potuto trovare qualcosa di magico e non mi stavo sbagliando. Solo tre parole per descrivere quest'albergo : Storia, carattere e l'eleganza di un tempo passato che non potrà mai più ritornare. Questo albergo non è per "la Facebook generation", ma è per gente che ancora ha una mente per pensare, un cuore per "sentire" ed occhi per apprezzare il bello.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Finland

This is a very nice hotel. We found a good deal and enjoyed the stay. Especially nice were the historical surroundings and the breakfast with good options. As this is a nice hotel, I had a feeling that the staff is not used to have backpackers like us around, and I think it might have shown a bit in the service. We were not dirty or noisy or drunk, but the older quests seemed to recieve slightly different service.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Denmark

Hotellet er et fantastisk sted! Jeg vil anbefale det til alle!!! Jeg har kun overnattet en nat, desværre!!! Det overstiger alle forventninger - især til den pris!!!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Very nice place.

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is located on the side of the Arno and is easy to find. The bus from the airport makes it easily accessible (a short walk on the way to it from airport, or right opposite for the return to the airport.) The rooms are not as nice as the public areas. We had no shade on the central light for example, just a bare bulb and we had to ask for someone to come and clean up some sticky stuff left on the floor (which they did promptly). There is a super lively cafe - good value and with great food, in a little square behind the hotel - La Vineria and that is a good reason to stay here. It is quite noisy because the road outside is busy. We had a side room, but the noise from the road was still quite loud.

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This was my second time to Pisa and I loved being in the center of town close to shops and the open air market. The hotel had that charming old world quality with lots of places to hang out besides my room. Great little resturant right out the door to the right(away from the bridge.

5.6 Ordinary
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

TOO MUCH NOISE

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

A very old-fashioned hotel but attractive. Our room was very old-fashioned and small but very adequate for the purpose. Its floor was not carpeted. The public rooms are very attractive and the breakfast was excellent. The hotel's position right on the Arno is a bonus. The bed and the breakfast at 80 euros was excellent value. Go to eat at Le Repubbliche Marinare on the other side of the river.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

First time only one night. The hotel is lovely.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is a bit quirky but great atmosphere good there’s a good selection of bars, restaurants cafes around the area, Would have preferred a river view, but as we were only staying overnight it was no big deal. Highly recommended.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Royal Victoria is at a longer walk from the train station than we expected. We went for the Leaning Tower and the botanical garden which are both at an easy distance from the hotel. The evening reception and breakfasts were excellent.

7.4 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

No air conditioning in the room (in the last floor) big heat!!!

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

One night in Pisa- This hotel is gorgeous! So many of the public rooms look like something from a film set in the 1800's. This history here is quite rich. I expected an older hotel to look dated and not so retro chic as it was! This beautiful aesthetic was in the lobby and many other rooms that you were free to explore. Piano rooms, telephone rooms, etc. Balconies on every floor you can walk out and admire the Arno River just below. The location is superb- being on the river is very romantic in the evenings--it looks like Venice or Florence but less crowded. There's a bustling piazza a few meters away which is great for drinking with locals at night. And in the day time you can easily walk to the main sighs in ten minutes. However, the actual room we stayed in did not reflect this style. It was a very simple, basic room. Not particularly romantic as you would expect seeing the lobby, the public rooms, etc. However, it was quite comfortable and even had a little air conditioner wall unit which was a very happy surprise. There was a small tv. I had gotten a very good rate here on Venere of 60 Eur for a double with a shared bath. But we had our own bathroom in the room after all! Love it when that happens. The breakfast was another big treat. The rooms used for breakfast are so charming and the Italian style buffet is quite good in my opinion. They made fresh cappucini to order (or whatever hot beverage you want) , delicious There was meat, cheese, cornetti, fruit, nutella, etc. The staff was very helpful with maps, calling us taxis, etc. The front desk felt like 4 star treatment, especially when I compare to staying in an actual 4 star hotel in Rome and getting rather gruff service at that desk. I did, however, notice a couple was arguing with the staff about not liking the hotel and wanting to cancel their reservation without penalty because it was their honeymoon and they weren't happy here.I was very curious, I almost wanted to ask them why they di

5.7 Ordinary
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is very old, and has some lovely public rooms, but our room needed complete refurbishment, and peeling paint is not "atmosphere", to me. The service was very good and friendly, the breakfast was very generous, our room was spacious. We paid 150 Euros a night to have electrical wiring that seems dangerous; when I asked for a hairdryer and then asked to be shown where to plug it in, the young man suggested the bathroom, because the plug available in the room was broken - but he did bring a new plug. The bath was ancient, and drained extremely slowly. The toilet flush gave out. The television had 2 channels, even the Sky box had none in English. The woodwork was peeling. The furniture needed reupholstering. At 150 Euros a night for this, I thought the owners were laughing all the way to the bank. But the staff were very friendly, and the location is very convenient.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The first time we stayed in the Royal was 10years ago,We should have come back sooner. Great staff,great hotel position over looking the Arno river. In total great we had a great time.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Excellent hotel - interesting. It was as living in a museum and artgalery.

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

It was a really interesting building to stay in. There is a description of their history in the room asking for patience with the age of the building, but it's in a great location on the river (sad that we didn't have as great of a view) and there is a roof top terrace where we went to sit for a little bit one night although it was a little chilly. And it's right between the train station and leaning tower. (closer to the train station there is a great pizza place called Pancino's--cheap and delicious!) We just stayed one night and took the inexpensive way of a room without bath. There was a sink, closet, desk, tv, and big window in our room and we weren't far from the bathroom but the shower was up two floors..we're used to sharing though. The best part was the breakfast. We always travel on a budget and try to make the most of included meals and this was like waking up to a free market. Different cereals/granolas, brioches, individual nutella speads and pate, cheeses and meats, fresh fruit, yogurt, biscotti, sparkling and flat water, juices, quality italian caffe or tea that is prepared on request.. the list goes on. For the ritzier crowd, they have an aperitif hour as well (complimentary snacks) with cocktails for sale in the ground floor room.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Beautiful old hotel, with a real "soul". Too bad the bathroom is so narrow, and shower quite as old as the hotel. But the breakfast is really ok, in a splendid room.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Australia

The staffs were very helpful. They showed that they care to guests' need and tried their best to fulfill them, even to the smallest detail. Excellent service!

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

This hotel is excellent. I can't understand the negative comments. In terms of price, quality and friendliness of staff and location i was very very happy. I would not hesitate to use this hotel again. I would say that the breakfast is slightly short on quality for the price pqid, and that rooms on the front of the hotel suffer from traffic noise and people noise. However, I asked to change rooms at it was no problem at all. The decor is tasteful and traditional, and the rooms very clean spacious and kitch without being tatty. It's 1à mins walk from that sation and as central as it is possible to be. The photos of the hotel in Venere are quite poor and don't represent the hotel well; it's muh nicer in reality. I loved it here.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Once we got to the hotel, it was fine but trying to get there with all the one way streets in Pisa was extremely stressful. It was fun staying in this old-world hotel, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone traveling by car. They have a tiny parking lot once you finally get there. If you go by car it is essential to contact them ahead of time to get driving directions. The staff was very pleasant. The room was very spacious, but the bathroom was tiny and very old-fashioned.

6.6 Fair
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

Very well placed. Very nice: like a museum. Comfort almost satisfactory. Little bit noisy (inside and outside noise).

1.5
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The first room I was given smelled so bad I asked to be moved, I am not sure what the smell was, like moth balls gone bad. The second room was not smelly, but through the night it got incredibly cold and noisy. I was lucky if I got 3 hours consecutive sleep. I ended up with 2 pairs of socks on, pyjamas, a caridgan and 2 blankets. The noise seemed to be coming from an alleyway. The bed was really very, very uncomfortable. It seemed really old and sagged badly. I have a lower back problem and the next day I was in pain. Breakfast was about the only good thing about the hotel, good range in the buffet breakfast. It is centrally located between the train station and the Duomo. The room was very basic. Really bad 1970's forminca furniture, old tiled floor which looked like it needed a good scrubbing and a tiny showerroom, which flooded when I used the shower and had to put a towel down to stop it overspilling into the bedroom. I think it was very overpriced for what I got in a town like Pisa, in comparison with what I had paid in Venice and Florence

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

beautiful hotel, old building. Full of nice photos and decorations. Breakfast was included and was very good. Close to main attractions.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The river front room was noisy, but we were aware of this issue when we booked. Our room was on the 3rd floor, and it wasn't a big issue, lower floors may. Room was quaint, perfect for one night; the bathroom could use an update, Only had a hand held shower head, would have liked a wall hook to make it hands free. The room was small by American standards, typical of other 3 star hotels I've stayed in Europe. Good breakfast buffet included and they have a lovely top floor terrace where they will deliver refreshments. Wifi in lobby area only for a small fee. Employees spoke English fairly well, and were helpful with recomendations and calling a taxis.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

My wife and I stayed one night at The Royal Victoria and found the old world charm and antique furniture delightful. Our room was very clean and spacious and had a marvellous view of the river.The staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was fine just don't expect to have the same breakfast you are used to at home. Unfortunately I can't say we had a quiet night, this was not the fault of the hotel but the noise of revellers in the streets outside went on until 3 or 4am. At 5am a street sweeping lorry started work and after that it was the morning traffic. The hot water in the bathroom was not very hot, however we still felt that the hotel was good value for money and we would definatley stay again, next time we would ask for a room at the back, hopefully quieter.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

Great hotel for offered price! Big breakfast, location is perfect. Very close to Pisa tower and restaurants and airport! Service overal was good! P.S. In general we were very happy of our staying but there was 1 IF - Church was very loud at nights :)

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Norway

Royal Victoria hotel gave us the impression of staying in a 1800th century "royal" hotel with todays comfort. We enjoyed time in the lovely roof garden with all its plants. The staff was very nice and helpful. We will recommend this hotel to anyone going to Pisa.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Please remeber we are from the United States and this hotel was very old and in Italy so our responses are based on our comparison to a U.S. hotel. The hotel was spectacular and we stayed there again two weks later. Great place!!!

7.6 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Bangladesh

Well, i would say it was rather a Museum than a Hotel :P The First impression with the friendly welcome of the staff kept up to the end of our short stay at the hotel. Hotel was very neat and clean, full of antiques display, We liked it very much. Only 1 advice to others, do not use the phone in the room !!! I did not understand, how come they could charge me 50 Euros for 3 international calls for few mins? Its totally robbery. Anyway, the Garden at the 4th floor was very romantic. If i dont count the telephone bill, then the hotel was quite impressive and noteworthy.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We particularly liked the evening drinks and nibbles and the excellent breakfast. And what a wonderful building.............

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

We enjoyed our night here - it was such an interesting building, breakfast was excellent and it was about a 12 minute walk to the Leaning Tower. They looked after our bags and advised us when and where to get the bus to the airport - from almost outside the hotel, for 1 euro each, takes about 15 minutes if that. We had arrived by train from Florence the evening before and walked to the hotel, which was about 20-25 minutes and quite an effort with bags. Could have taken the bus if we'd known.

7.4 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Norway

The hotel in regards to service and friendliness of staff, certainly lived up to our expectations. In addition, the hotel had lots of charm and history to it and was in many ways classy. There were a few minuses however. We payed top rate for what we thought was their best room. But apart from facing the river, the room was not too impressive. The rooms could need a renovation. Not that we used the TV, but it was tiny and generally hidden by the footboard of the bed. The shower was impractical and flooding the floor with every shower... Facing the river the hotel also faced a busy street with cars and tons of people on it late into the night. Some Sound isolation on windows and walls would be a good idea. :)

7.7 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

There was some renovation/construction in the neighbourhood. Therefore it was quite noisy at our room. But it is a temporary problem, I think.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

The hotel has its own charm and a friendly professional staff. The room was nice, the breakfast continental and quiet good. The interior of the hotel is worth a second look and the terrace on the fourth floor a real highlight. Being well situated close to the center of Pisa, our biggest problem was to find an acceptable parking place for the car, as we didn´t want to pay 25 Euros per night for a place on the hotels carport.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Excellent adress . A very good surprise !!!

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Sweden

Perfect. Not fancy, but clean, nice staff, good surroundings, great atmosphere. Maybe a little expensive.

7.9 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

Very historical and nice hotel.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Beautiful, old hotel, very clean, great surrounding

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We loved this place! It is on the river which was nice and within walking distance of everything. The breakfast was phenominal...breads, cereals,pastries, cheeses, meats and an excellent cup of cappucino. The hotel staff was lovely, helpful and spoke excellent English. The decor of the hotel was really nice and unique. Although our room was small it was clean and adequate.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Iceland

We were facing the street on the first floor so the noise from the traffic did wake us up in the morning. But who needs to sleep in Pisa?

7.8 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

In room facilities are basic and servicable - you know it's an old building. The hotel character is wonderfull - worth exploring in its own right.

3.6
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

This hotel is a very old one with really nice architecture. But 70€ for 2 small beds without air conditionning and with share bathroom , it is too expensive! The service is good and the food too.

7.5 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Unusual quirky hotel next to the river and close by restaurants. Easy walk to the Leaning Tower. Rooms were huge and there was a pretty rooftop terrace and a museum type feel.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Helpful staff, love the original character of this old hotel, great terrace for drinks in the evening, convenient location.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

A good value hotel on the banks of the Arno, midway between the railway station and the main sites of Pisa. Very convenient for the bus to the airport, which goes from just outside. Staff were very helpful indeed. We opted for a room with a shared bathroom to save money at the end of our holiday. This was not as convenient as we'd expected (shower was two floors up, and toilet on our floor had no lock), but there seemed to be little demand for the shared facilities, so it was fine.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Un accueil très chaleureux, un hôtel qui ressmble d'avantage à un petit musée, nous y avons passé une nuit et en gardons un très bon souvenir puisque nous étions à la recherche de typique. Petit dej version light servi pour les départs matinaux et c'est très appréciable.

7.6 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

We will come back. thank you for welcoming

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

stayinh here is travelling in itself ! Lots of historical memories.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Ireland

We absolutely loved the hotel but the bathrooms & plumbing need serious attention.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Hotel du 11ième siècle, à l'ancienne mais pas vieillot non plus. Grandes hauteurs de plafond.Personnel très sympathique. Salle de bain un peu petite cependant.

7.6 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Nice location, quiet by the river, easy to access via the airport bus. Lively squares a short walk away for a nice evening meal. Not too far from the Duomo and leaning tower. Nice hotel a bit old-fashioned, rooms more old-fashioned than public areas but clean and provided a really good buffet breakfast with lots of variety.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

After two weeks in the Apuane Alps, we had a weekend in the Royal Victoria and we LOVED it. Great 19th century atmosphere, lovely rooms, friendly and very competent staff, great breakfast in the most atmosheric dining hall you can imagine, and all that for reasonable prices. The only hint to future guests, which I guess to be valid for all Pisa hotels: bring some lotion against mosquitoes, we woke up with bites all over...

5.6 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

La chambre que nous avons eue était vraiment petite et sans charme. De plus, la fenêtre de notre chambre donnait du côté de la place Garibaldi, lieu de rencontre des jeunes la nuit, d'où ma faible note sur le calme.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We really enjoyed our stay, the roof top terrace was fabulous and so too was the breakfast. We enjoyed the walk to the tower.

6.9 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Very helpful, efficient staff. Good breakfast. Excellent location.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Great loccation, particularly if you had one of the rooms at the back which were very quiet. Wonderful public areas (we expected to see people in victorian dress), but the bedrooms themselves were more basic. The buffet breakfast was very good indeed and served in a lovely room by charming staff. Pisa is a great location for a few days - the leaning tower is spectacular and the baptistery and cemetery wonderful. Lots of great restaurants, churches and open spaces. The bus from the airport is straightforward and stops right outside the hotel. You can walk to the station in 10 minutes and go easily to Lucca and Florence.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Denmark

The Royal Victoria is a wonderful, old and fascinating place. We booked a room with a view of the river and it was lovely to wake up and look out of the windows. The hotel is full of history and atmosphere and the reception staff were very kind and polite. The room was clean and spacious and calm. It was very interesting to walk in the many spare rooms full of historic paintings, pictures and statues. We had three lovely days and nights at the oldest and most interesting hotel in Pisa.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

This is a charming hotel with a old world grandeur and elegance. Everything about our stay was fine, the rooms, the staff, the breakfast buffet with a large selection served in the beautiful dining rooms... I just don't understand why they are running what is really a low- to mid-range holiday hotel in what with a bit of investment could be a 4/5 star establishment!

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

I shall certainly tell others about the hotel. Lovely reception. I very much appreciated the map sent on booking so I had some idea where we were going. Everyone helpful.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

We experienced a wonderful finale of our Italian holiday in this hotel. History is seeping out of its walls but comfort is applied for its visitors. Only the elevator was difficult at times to manouvre in because of its miniscule size. Our room at the front of the hotel gave us front row seats to the spectacle on the bridge, which we came to see, but it also kept us awake till the wee hours. We can recommend this hotel highly to anyone visiting Pisa and Lucca.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Greece

The Victoria is in a time warp and we love it. We paid 25e extra for a front room overlooking the river, well worth the extra.Good breakfast. The hotel is in a great position for access to both sides of this wonderful city. If you go to Florence be there by 8am! After 10am you can't move for tour groups. Good restaurants near the tower. Watch out for extras on the bill and check wine prices before ordering,one restaurant charged 2e for a glass of wine another 2e.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

What a beautiful hotel, it was absolutely glorious, fantastically placed over the river and really good value for money. Just be specific when you book however because when you read the info it says rooms with Air Conditioning are available on request, we didnt ask for aircon and ours didnt work, it was very noisy where we were, and the only breeze we could get was with the window open.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent communal areas and very attentive and helpful staff. Itis a busy university city so there is some, expected, external noise.

6.6 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Norway

Prebooked through venere and got a very nice room with aircon for 85 euros. We returned to the same hotel and hoped for a nice room again, but the hotel was almost full and we got a much smaller room with a fan for 80 euros. Due to a bit noisy neighborhood, we had to have the windows closed and the room got very hot and uncomfortable. The breakfast which was included in the price was real nice. The hotel was otherwise very beautiful with a large terrace on the 4th floor. The score on General review and Quality vs price is based on my stay on two different occasions.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was beautiful - a treasure trove of wonderful rooms to explore. Our room overlooked the river, which was wonderful, as we happened to arrive in time for a parade and boat race that only occur every four years! Breakfasts were adequate and the hotel was well situated, half-way between the station and the main attractions. We had a wonderful time, thanks to Venere and the Royal Victoria.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

This was our third vist. Once with teenaged daughters, once with a friend and this time just the two of us. Each time we stayed in different rooms. The two rooms on the top floor next to the roof top terrace is probably the most spacious. The staff managed to manouvre the car through the market from the garage for us. Breakfast is excellent with fresh fruit ect self served in a beautiful dinning room. It is an elderly building with creaks but has recently been renovated and has wonderful memorabilia on the walls.It is neither the Hilton nor a youth hostel, but it is right on the river and a short walk through the main streets to the Tower. There is a museum on the opposite side of the river worth visiting, and it is interesting to take a long walk on both sides of the river.

0.0
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

1 Tag, wunderschönes Hotel

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

A great hotel. The room was very large and my only criticism would be the smallish bathroom. the roof terrace was very welcome and a lovely place for a glass of wine at night. walking through the hotel you go through massive recepption rooma and it is like walking through a country house.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Our room was very large, light and overlooked the river. Although it was fairly basic it had lots of character. Perhaps our only complaint was that the shower recess did not drain particularly well and it would have been better with a screen rather than a curtain. A very interesting hotel with lots of history. It was very nice to see some of the rooms set up as they would once have been rather like a museum. There is also a small but very nice terrace area for guests. We had a very early departure so our breakfast was pretty basic - some packaged cakes, biscuits, coffee and orange juice. We would definitely stay here again, the hotel is in an ideal location and very easy to find.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Royal Victoria Hotel, offering 48 guest rooms with climate control. TVs with premium satellite channels offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers visiting the Leaning Tower area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as phones.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Royal Victoria Hotel

The hotel is very convenient for those using the International Airport, less than 1.2 miles/2 km away.
The Central Train Station is only 1 km away.
By car
The hotel is easily reachable by motorway A12 Genova-Rosignano, exit Pisa Centro

By train
The hotel is 0.62 miles/1 km from Pisa Central Railway Station.

By airplane
The hotel is 1.2 miles/2 km from Pisa International Airport.

Distances from Royal Victoria Hotel

Piazza Garibaldi - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Gambacorti - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
San Michele in Borgo - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Blu - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
University of Pisa - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Church of San Frediano - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Santo Sepolcro - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
San Paolo all'Orto - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Pisa Royal Palace - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Agostini - 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
Palazzo della Carovana - 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
The preferred airport for Royal Victoria Hotel is Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei) - 2 km / 1.3 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 Royal Victoria Hotel

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Shuttle service
  • Private parking