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.
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).
Very spacious comfortable family room with double and one single bed downstairs and two singles on the mezzanine floor in rustic style property. Every room had an outside table and chairs to sit and relax. Stoned pathways leading around the stone built blocks of rooms with lovely pool area at one end with small basic gym downstairs..the hotel runs regular activities for kids and adults (eg wine tasting). We only stayed one night but thoroughly enjoyed the lovely country location and super buffet breakfast. Everything very clean and staff could not be friendlier or more helpful.
karen from uk
The Fattoria Belvedere hotel is located on the Casino di Terra hills, in Tuscany, surrounded by a large park, in the …More
pleasant restructured older building in an out of the way town. Town itself is quiet and nice for a walk although one can't expect much in the way of tourist sights. Easy access to Volterra, a bit further to San Gimignano but you can still beat the tour buses by leaving early enough. Countryside around is quite pleasant. Can also easily visit Monteriggioni or Siena from here.
Calcinaia is not the most attractive of towns but we were delighted when we found Calamidoro Hotel .It is close to Pisa and a wonderful haven after exploring Tuscany.
Staff were very helpful and the restaurant by the pool was exceptional quality and good value
Richard from London
Hotel comprising of an 18th century villa, located in a Tuscan hamlet and situated in Calcinaia, 20 kilometres from Pisa …More
This hotel has very comfortable beds and all you can need for a family wiht small children, a large grass area, a playground and a shallow ended pool. The staff are helpful, there is ample car parking.
The hotel offers a great break to the journey from the flight before off exploring the delights of tuscany and umbria. It also has all you would need for a resort based holiday.
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