My wife and I stayed in at the Boboba il Villaggio in Marina di Pisa for a nice early summer getaway and found it to be a tremendous value. Though probably considerably busier in the high season, we found the town to be quiet and relaxing in mid-May when we stayed there. Our room was clean and comfortable and had a lovely balcony. We kept expenses down by self-catering - there is a supermarket a few minutes down the road - though there is indeed a 25 Euro surcharge for use of the kitchenette. The pool had just opened when we were there, but the cool looking water slide was still closed. Too bad. In any case, Marina is a choice destination as it is far enough away from the big cities to allow for a relaxed beach vacation, but close enough to allow easy access to Pisa, Lucca, and Florence, if you so desire. A few logistical tips for others thinking about this hotel: to reach Boboba, take the bus into town from the airport and get off at the bus station (it's not well marked, but it's just a block or so past the central train station). You want route 10 (you queue up at Corsa 2) toward either Tirrenia or Livorno. It comes every 30 minutes or so. One-way tickets are 1.80, though you will notice that most locals tend not to pay. The trip takes about 30 minutes and you can get off right in front of the hotel (look for the water slide and the flags).
"GREAT HOTEL - Perfect Location, super friendly staff..."
Only got to stay here at the Manzi one night on our way up the coast of Italy to France (on route to Cannes from Rome). The Drive was beautiful on our way to the Pisa marina area. Had no problems finding the hotel.
The lady running the front desk was super friendly and spoke english very well. She gave me a map of the area and directed us to the leaning tower etc in town.
The room was just what we needed. Clean, comfortable and a great value for being literally right across the street from the water.
Was up early and back on road but had breaky there at hotel. Forgot it was included so it was a very nice bonus.
Pisa may not be a destination for a lot of tourists but if you're looking for somewhere to bunk up for a couple nights and check out the beautiful sunsets and great seafood I would definitely say stay here.
Nick from London, Ontario, Canada
The charming Marina di Pisa seaside resort stretches along the tyrrhenian coast at about 11Km from Pisa. The Hotel offers …More
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