"Beautiful hotel, on the beach, decent breakfast"
Excellent experience with check in, the front desk staff allowed us to check in at 11:00 am. Also provided us with excellent recommendations for sight seeing. Numerous restaurants very close. However I do not recommend using Expedia, book direct for a competitive rate.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice stay out of town"
Overall nice hotel. Beautiful pool but not heated in May and right on the beach. 20 min by taxi to train station. If you want a nice hotel outside the hustle of the city but yet close enough...this is a hotel for you.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Photo and Noisy"
We were only in the area for one night, and had a very early train to catch to Milan the next morning.... Our room as was way too hot for comfort and we were near the stair case which acted as a "noise funnel" fom the bar area. They had some local entertainment singing to a nonexistent crowd and the noise was plenty load enough to be head well on the […] first flow where ur room was. We would not go back.... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Outdated Hotel on the beach."
The rooms in this hotel need to be updated. Also, the beds are very hard.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, but the rest is so so."
Tirrenia in the summer can be a zoo and the Continental is right in the middle of it with it's own beach and pool. We went for the beach access and the pool. The hotels side of the beach could have used the newer flat bed loungers that were avaiable on toher parts of the beach but the chairs were comfortable enough. All very nice. That being said - […] the hotel itself has seen better days. The rooms are clean but very utilitarian and the double bed is actually two twin mattresses tied together. The bathroom is functional but if you are larger than average the shower may be a challenge. The staff was fine, friendly, and courteous, but we did not have any real issues and no one had to go out of their way for anything for us. Dedicated underground secured parking a nice perk in this town. You have to pay for it but it was well worth the small fee. Breakfast is included and is pretty standard Italian beach town continental buffet. At the four star level I was hoping for something a bit more involved but it was completely acceptable. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Service was impeccable"
Although an older style, somewhat dated, the hotel was clean. Convenient to area with a private beach, easy access. Wi-fi did not function in room, but available in lobby only. Staff was wonderful, social and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
the staff was very accommodating and friendly. the hotel is older so it didn't have modern features (only 1 electrical outlet in the room and 1 in the bathroom). no kleenex in the room and the shower stall is small. the housekeeping staff did a good job of cleaning our room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
well the water is cloudy and the rules are silly, but the place was nice, and the service great. loved my room. not crazy about the town, but the hotel was very good for the price. loved having a balcony overlooking woods and the sea. : )Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bad value for money."
This hotel is not for long stay. The rate 4 stars is not right. Maybe 3- . Room cleaning was great. Not much to do in the evening. The sea is just in some meters. We will not stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beach and City Location Hotel"
My husband and I recently stayed in Tirrenia. The location was great for our trip expectations to enjoy the beach and the city of Pisa. However, the four star rating didn't really stand out for us. The king bed (two singles pushed together) was very hard. We were less than pleased when the housekeeping service did not change the towels left on the bathroom […] floor, but instead hung them on the rack on top of the clean towels. On a good note, the complimentary breakfast was great and offered an assortment of options in a buffet style. The bus stop was just across the street from the hotel, for cheap transportation into Pisa. However, please note that you should not expect to take the last scheduled bus out of Pisa because sometimes the drivers decide to leave work early and don't keep the schedule. In that case, the cab back was 35 EUR rather than 2 EUR for the bus. The bus rate on Sunday is 2.50 EUR. There's a night club across from the hotel and several restaurants in the same area within walking distance. We had a great time anyway! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel. Great location."
This was my third stay at this hotel over the the last 5-6 years. Very consistent quality. I will stay here againGenuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely views of the sea"
A really good hotel , quiet but ideal for our first time visit to ItalyGenuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable hotel in beautiful surroundings"
Pleasant break - wished I had stayed longer - will come backGenuine Expedia guest review
"A great choice of hotel"
We found the hotel to be well maintained and clean, and the staff to be friendly and helpful. We took the bus to Pisa (buy your tickets from the stationers over the road from the hotel and validate them on the bus). We also took the train to Florence from Pisa - easy peasy. We loved the busyness of the market over the road and there was absolutely no […] late night noise to keep us awake. Our only disappointment was the hotel restaurant - all the other restaurants within a couple of minutes walking distance served better food at better prices. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Hotel close to beach with good amenies"
Stayed in this hotel for one night in May prior to flying home from Pisa and after a 4 day stay in Florence. Hotel staff were very helpful and hotel was very clean. Had a very nice evening meal also at the hotel which is something I don't usually do as like to go out and about but was tired after the City break and just wanted to relax. Room we had […] was great with balcony and view over pool. Hotel were also very accommodating in letting us extend room for a charge for a late check-out the following day. They also arranged transport to airport (and this charge was reasonable, I think around 25 euro). Would just say, if you want to use pool bring a swimming cap (I didn't and couldn't) but beach is beautiful so we swam in the sea so no big issue. Overall thoroughly enjoyed and staff were all very nice, would absolutely return. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel, lovely beach"
Nice hotel with good facilities and great access to the beach. Not a whole lot to do in the surrounding area but ideal for a sunny seaside breakGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Big pool, close to beach"
Towels provided for beach and pool. Entertainment poolside. Spotless. Taxi from airport same price as private transport. Best coffee /snack bar close by to watch the world go by. A few restaurants close to hotel. Great for a short break.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great for a relaxing getaway - staff are super helpful and friendly. We left a computer cable behind and they posted it to us the next day. Ideal Hotel for a relax by the pool or beach and great food Buffet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Functional but in need of some finishing touches"
The hotel could benefit from having some flowers and other ornaments to improve the appearance e.g. Around the swimming pool. Also, why is it necessary to wear a swimming cap when using the pool? This was not explained to us when we were at the pool.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Have stayed here many times and as usual great hotel with a fantastic pool.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Right where we wanted to be"
The hotel is located right on the beach, across the street from a GREAT Italian Ice Cream shop. I'd been past the hotel many times over the past 30 years (but always stayed a few miles away at the military campground) and always thought it was a good location. The staff was very friendly and helpful, breakfast was very good with a good selection of […] foods. The rooms were well cleaned and maintained (they were repainting hallways and other 'repairs' in the building during our stay) and our balcony had a great view of the beach, which was great for watching the sun go down with a glass of wine. The only very minor drawback, the pillows (extras were in the closet) are very thin. If I get to make anymore trips to the Pisa area, I'll plan on staying here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Well situated hotel & good facilities"
The hotel was better than expected and had good facilities including an Olympic size pool, private beach and small gym. The décor is a little tired in places, but found hotel to be generally good value for money. Rooms were always very clean and there was always plenty of breakfast - though we did go end of season, so staff weren't so stretched.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to the beach with huge pool"
Overall the hotel was very good, clean rooms and spacious. We were originally given a room overlooking the street, which had a sea view, but asked if we would be able to change to a pool view. The reception staff were very helpful. The hotel is in a central location, the only thing I did not like was that outside the hotel the street held a market every […] day and night for cheap goods which made the area look shabby. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It is a lovely hotel but my experience was disappointing. On my first night water leaked from the air conditoning into my room. There was no apology from staff and eventually I had to persuade them to turn it off so I was safe overnight. Not a good start. No apology the next day though they did fix the problem at my insistence only. You would think […] they would have tried to make it up to me by perhaps special attention in the dining room. Not a bit of it as the only female there on her own I was served last with not much grace. The second day I ordered what I thought would be a meaty rump steak. I don't know what it was but it was inedible. Again when I came to leave there was no apology, no nothing. However the hotel is in a beautiful location and the rooms are of a high standard; however dodgy cuisine. I was glad only to be there for 2 nights although I adored the beach location. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A tired hotel"
This was a tired looking 60's hotel although rooms are comfortable. Great location by the sea and beach although this was packed with holiday makers - wish we has considered the impact of All Italy being on holiday in August. I would also have expected that sun beds on the beach would be free of charge for hotel guests, particularly a hotel group of […] this standard and price. The swimming pool was excellent for an early morning swim but again all beds and umbrellas taken by midday. - Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel, good service, a few minor irritations"
Great location only minutes from Pisa Int'l Airport. Hotel was well kept and staff were very professional. Breakfast was included but had little to no nutritional value. Hotel restaurant was nice but expensive. Other local cuisine is just OK, and fairly expensive by N. American standards. On-site free parking was generally available from Mon-Thurs, […] but Fri night through Mon morning requires a pass from the front desk (50 Euro deposit), otherwise you have to pay at metered spots on adjacent streets. Special events in the hotel parking lot also cause parking disruptions. Wi-fi is available only in the lobby and you need to get a password from the front desk. Housekeeping is OK but room amenities are lacking. The small bar fridge is fully stocked, so it's hard to store anything bigger than a slice of pizza. The bed was big (two twins jammed together as a "king"), but it was rock hard with really slim pillows. Perhaps our biggest complaint was the lack of an iron and ironing board to press our clothes, which was a necessity after traveling for 10+ hours. Laundry/pressing service was available (one day turnaround) for a steep charge, so we did without. Find a department store in town and buy a cheap iron. Pool and beach access are cut off around 7:30 pm for clean-up, so plan accordingly. Evening entertainment goes fairly late too, so don't plan on turning in too early unless you have earplugs. Despite the ranting though, we would go back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very comfortable hotel with massive pool"
The hotel lived up to expectations. The parking was free but this was a bit of a bun fight at times as public spaces were used in front of the hotel using a free pass (deposit E50). The hotel wanted E15 per night to use their underground garage although they did offer E10 per night. When I offered E100 for 14 nights this was refused. Only deckchairs […] are free on the beach although these are very comfortable. Sunbeds are E8 each per day on the beach only as around the pool they are free. Access to the beach is not possible at night which was disappointing. Not mentioned were free towels to use both around the pool and on the beach. We paid E20 Pisa tax upon checkout for 2 persons for 14 nights. Despite all this negativity we had a wonderful time in the resort. Breakfast was superb but we chose not to eat in the hotel for dinner as there were many interesting places nearby. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Our regular retreat"
Enjoyed stay which will have been 5th occasion. Hotel facilities excellent but becoming tired in places. Cleanliness excellent and majority of staff very friendly. We visited in mid June and not all amenities available, it seemed season was only just starting. Would recommend without hesitation.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location for beach."
Great location for beach could do with a little modernization but very clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
My wife had stay tere previously,so we took a break together and her comments were correct, good breakfast,good service and a good location. We will be returning.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Last resort ?"
Hotel looks like a relic from the Soviet Block - 1960's architecture. Shame because the Swimming Pool is lovely and big but no one was using it (because we think it lacks character (say grass around or palm trees etc??). Bar area was dated but had a good choice of free nibbles (Olives, peanuts etc)Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for convenience for bus and restaurant"
Great hotel with sea views from every window. 2Minutes to bus stop to Pisa. 1minute to beach. Lots of restaurants,cafes,bars and retail outlets in walking distance. We had dinner in the hotel which was superb. Breakfast over the week was slightly monotonous.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Pool was shut Oct 23 2012"
The hotel was great, the staff were lovely, and helpful. One of the reasons I booked it though was for the pool. The pool was full, but I was told it was not open because it was the end of the summer season. This was irrelevant to me! The weather was 24 - good English summer weather - we would have loved to use the pool! (Even just the paddling pool […] for my little boy). I would have stayed somewhere cheaper had I known. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Traditional Italian Hotel in a good location"
This resort hotel is in an excellent position in a nice area very close to the beach. We visited off season so it was quiet. We liked the excellent food. Service was good and there was car parking right outside the hotel. The hotel is a little bit dated and could do with upgrading but this was not a big issue. It was good value for money.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel in a time warp."
This hotel is stuck in a time warp. First let me say that the staff do their best and were very friendly. However the hotel needs a major refit inside and outside. It is not a 4* hotel, at best it is 2*. It is a very large hotel that fills its rooms with coach trips. We paid for a superior quality hotel and did not get it. Some examples: the carpet […] in the breakfast area - possibly was green, now covered in black marks where food and drink have been spilled. The breakfast: coffee that tastes like the most bitter mouthwash ever concocted, food that could have been there for years. Thank goodness just over the road there are excellent coffee bars with food. The room: our second room - the one we were first allocated smelt like an Amsterdam coffee shop - a smokers paradise. The room we stayed in had mould around the shower base with sealant coming off, having been applied in lumps, toilet seat broken, marks on walls, carpets and on bed cover. The outside: Great swimming pool, but the masonary, paintwork and overall appearance of of the various buildings was poor - just through a lack of maintenance. The garage was excellent - thank you staff for letting us keep our car there during the triathlon - but the outside car parking is not private, is not available on Tuesdays - the hotel description suggested lots of quality parking. What a pity. Italy is a wonderful country, Tuscany is great - but this hotel is not as advertised. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very good hotel"
I read a couple of reviews before I left and was a bit concerned by some of them I hope mine will put some fears of others at rest. Some reviews mentioned that the hotel needed upgraded, to some level I agree but there is nothing wrong with the current decor, or furnishings. My room was clean the bed was fairly comfy (I'm quite picky about beds) and […] the bathroom had everything required and was clean. My room had a new TV with satellite programs (including approximately 10 English speaking news channels, and other languages). The pool was fantastic, and exactly what I wanted which was to swim lengths. Note to families the pool is suitable for children although the instructions say no ball games or blow up balls/toys. In the main the staff are fantastically helpful and always smiling, especially the reception staff. Some of the restaurant staff seemed less happy but I think that was due to being over worked. All the staff had a very good set of languages, once again especially the reception staff. The restaurant food was nice but not always what I wanted - there are a couple of restaurants I tried nearby (please note at the time of year I was there a lot of places had shut down for the season - late Sept). You must try da Marco - turn right out the hotel and head towards the sea its up some stairs, this was fantastic food and not much more than other restaurants. You must visit Lucca as well as Pisa and Florence while here, buses to Pisa and trains from there are regular Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fab hotel with nice beach"
Great location for both a beach holiday and a touring holiday with Pisa, Lucca and Florence all within easy access.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was well situated on the beach and close to all the amenities.The staff were very helpful throughout the hotel. The rooms were clean but a little tired andwe were lucky to get a room with a balcony as there are number of rooms without. All the facilities at the hotel were excellent and suited all ages and is ideal for a family holiday although […] The facilities in the town were slightly limited. we enjoyed our stay at the Grand HOtel and it was a relaxing place after a busy break. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
IMPORTANT! Before I start I have to say that I have read almost all the reviews of the hotel. I understand why people complaint of the standard and such....BUT...please bare it in mind that in general Italian hotels' star rating is a little bit different. If you want to have a 4 start service you have to book a 5 star hotel; hence our lovely 4 start […] Grand Hotel offered more close to the 3 star accomodation than the 4. This has nothing to do with the hotel itself but the rating system. Knowing this before you book the accompdation will help to avoid any dissapointment. Ok...back to the review. The hotel is situated in an Italian holiday resort/town called Tirrenia, which is 30 minutes by bus from Pisa town centre. The hotel is right at the centre of Tirrenia and the bus stop just in from of the hotel, which is very convenient.The hotel was clean and well looked after service wise. The breakfast was of an upgraded 3 start standard so if you have a lots of dietary needs you would need some preparation. What was on offer was fresh and very tasty. The hotel has a swimming pool and additional access to the beach free of charge including the use of the beach beds and umbrellas. The hotel's location is excellent as offers best of both. You can enjoy excellent city tours #Pisa, Florence and Roma# and at the same time you can have a wonderful beach holiday at your door step. If you like your usual Spanish holidays please give this hotel a try. I am happy that I have found this gem. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Right on a beautiful sandy beach"
A wonderful hotel that has the biggest olympic size swimming pool I have ever seen! It has its own section of almost white sandy beach that is meticulously maintained. The resort of Terriana is small but has a handful of nice restaurants worth exploring. A bus which stops outside the hotel, is a cheap ride to Pisa costing just under 5 Euros return and […] is a 30 minute journey. This is ideal for all clients, business, couples and families as its location enables the hotel to meet all requirements. I would wholly recommend this to any one. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A little slice of Florida in Tuscany"
Wonderful little gem of a place, like a trip back to the fifties! Beach and pool are kept very clean (they even give you a bathing cap if you swim in the pool!) and looked after by an attendant. Just like a step back in time, and wonderfully relaxing. The breakfast was pretty awful, but lots of great restaurants and cafes in the area. There is a self-service […] restaurant at the beach which is great - really good food and choice, but quite expensive compared to eating outside the hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good value for money"
The hotel is well located just by the Tirreno sea, 10 minutes by car from Pisa and close to restaurants and local shops. It's an old fashion hotel and seems you have come back in time to 60's/70's with the old decoration. Nevertheless you'll find very comfortable, spacious and fairless clean rooms. I suggest you ask for the sea view because the other […] side room are towards the street in front of the hotel and sometimes it's a very busy street. The staff is not the very kind I've met but they were helpful always we need. The breakfast is ok. Because you're in Italy you expect to have fresh food, fresh juice but in this hotel is the opposite: seems they have bought the croissants, bread, etc. from a local supermarket and just arrange on the breakfast area. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
hotel un po' datato.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Classico "albergo mare" con stanze un pò troppo anni Novanta, però senza moquette !!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"hôtel agréable, propre,"
Hôtel à côté de Pise (Tirrénia) ,quartier calme. La piscine est fermée en octobre dommage car il y a encore de belles journées ensoleillées. Hôtel un peu loin pour visiter les 5 terres compter 1 h30 voir 2 h de trajet.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hôtel qui laisse à désirer en tous points"
Un hôtel ancienne star des années 70 et qui n'a pas changé depuis, un petit déjeuner scandaleusement insipide avec du jus de fruit un poudre: séjourner au Grand Hôtel Continental est un combat de chaque instant si vous avez l'habitude de vrais hotels 4 etoiles!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"hotel bien situé, qui ne vaut pas 4 étoiles"
Cet hotel au look années 70 est bien situé, il dispose d'une belle plage privée et d'une grande piscine,le restaurant est très abordable (26€ le repas complet) mais la cuisine est insipide. Enfin notre chambre n° 62 située coté rue/parking était sombre et mal insonorisée, avec les nombreux bars et restaurants voisins difficile de dormir avant 1h du […] matin. Malgré ma demande dès la première nuit pas de changement possible car l'hotel était soit disant plein. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotellet, rommene og stedet har sett bedre dager. Eneste sted jeg noensinne har vært hvor man MÅ bruke badehette i bassenget. Hotellet har gratis solstoler på stranden, solsenger må leies. Hyggelig og hjelpsom betjening.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Renovierungsbedürftiges Hotel mit hoher Lautstärke"
Anreise am Sonntag mit Auto, zweistündiger Stau auf der Uferstraße, vorwiegend Italiener, Früstück mit Selbstbedienung, Karaoke, Disco direkt unter dem Zimmer, hohe Lautstärke bis 24.00 Uhr, hoher Renovierungsdedarf, schöner Sandstrand, Parkplätze vor dem Hotel meist belegt, Pool bietet für Kinder keinen AnreizGenuine Expedia guest review
Das Hotel hat einfach nicht im Ansatz die Qualität eines 4 Sterne Hotels. Die Zimmer abgewohnt, der Fußboden dreckig, das Frühstück furchtbar. Gut war das Schwimmbecken, die Lage zum Strand, die Nähe der Ausflusziele in der Toskana und , wir müssen fair bleiben, die Mitarbeiter der Rezeption. Abends war in Tirrenia nichts zum spazieren gehen. Man sieht […] schon von weitem, das Hotel hat seine besten Jahre weit hinter sich. Ich bin mit den Kindern seit 10 Jahren in aller Herren Länder in etlichen Hotels gewesen und drehe nicht jeden Cent um, aber hier war ich schwer enttäuscht. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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