Grand Hotel Continental4.0 out of 5.0
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We were greeted by a pleasant receptionist. The room was quite spacious and very clean it had everything we needed but could have done with a few more coat hangers. The breakfast was a bit disappointing it was a mainly continental breakfast the only hot food was scrambled egg and bacon or scrambled egg with frankfurters. As a Brit we like our cooked breakfast. The evening dinning room was decked out wedding style which was very nice, waiter service. The menu was very limited, there was only one British style dish but that never come with any vegetables, and the hot food was served on cold plates, had to send cold food back once. There was a plentiful cold buffet. The pool was big and the beach was lovely. The bus to Pisa was just across the road and for 2 euros you could get there in half and hour. The resort was very small with not much to do after dinner. Summing up I think this hotel caters more for other Europeans than Brits, we are in the minority.
We have just had a 4 night stay here and whilst the communal areas have been updated the rooms and outside sadly haven’t I would imagine 20 years ago this would have been the modern upto date facility that it could be again with a little TLC. Other points are Breakfast - this was ok for continental style Bars - nobody dedicated during the day constantly having to request the staff (maybe this is different in peak periods) but I would still expect a 4 star hotel to manage this better Pool - Olympic size well looked after unusually you have to wear a swimming cap if if you sit at the side and dangle your feet in ????? Beach - this is private to the hotel but you still have to pay for sunloungers ??? Would we stay again yes we probably would as I say just needs a few minor adjustments and it could be a great hotel
We arrived late evening requesting a room. Not a yes but.....and there was a rom free just by a chance. No smile no hospitality plain I will callit. Surruonings Great Breakfast included, nothing there...no drinks, no egg, wtf is this. No smile from humans working ther. No way again...
Stayed for 3 nights, room was good although shower was very small. Our window was in the corner of the roo on the first floor. We looked straight onto the roof and there was a man working out there was wasn't happy about leaving the window open, although we did have air con. Breakfast was buffet with good choices but only hot food was scrambled eggs and bacon. Tea/ coffee was from a machine and not very nice. We only ate one night in the restaurant which was ok but ate out on the other nights. Very large swimming pool and not too busy Shen we went but I can imagine a shortage of beds at the height of the season. Bikes were available free of charge and there was a small far area bug plenty of outside space. I think we were at the very beginning of the season as they seemed to be doing some renovations to the inside bar floor area. Deck chairs for use on the beach and outside snack area.
I picked this hotel as it looked nice on the pictures and as I thought that it would be a nice starting point for discovering the Italian coast further south. The hotel is really disapointing for a 4 stars hotel, and is in desperate need of refurbishement. My room was facing the car park. The room was outdated, small but clean. The shower was very small. Rooms are noisy: I was unlucky enough to have a young couple right above my room who put on music at night and were so loud that I had to ask for another room. The staff of the hotel was helpful and found another room for me, in a quiet part of the building. From that room, I had a direct view on the trash, but it did not matter to me as all what I was looking for was a peaceful night of sleep, and at that point in time I had already decided to cancel my 4 nights booking: be aware that, as indicated at the time of purchase, there is no possibility for refund. No compromise was offered by the hotel staff. Worse, when I left the hotel in the morning, the night staff handed me a bill for a 4 days stay and one additional bill for the 1 night spent in that other room facing the trash, wherease I already paid the full amount upfront. It really left me with a very bad impression of this hotel. I think that this hotel can be good for a 1 night stay, as conveniently located near to the airport and clean. I will personaly never go back again. Aside of this, I had a great stay in Italy, what a fabulous country :)
I had lived in Tirrenia as a child when my Dad was stationed nearby so I was anxious to return and explore the town and area. Glad that I picked this hotel. Location was perfect and our timing was perfect - late enough for the pool and beach to be open and early enough to beat the summer crowd. Hotel is 50 years old but has been updated and is very nice. An advatage of its age is that the rooms and common areas are much bigger than hotels that are newer. We had a nice room on the 3rd floor with a northern view of the beautiful and and beach with mountains in the distance. The room was surprisingly roomy and the bed was firm but comfortable. It has been noted that a downside of ther age is that plugs needed for today's electronics were hard to come by but I was prepared and got by fine. The hotel wifi worked great and they even have wifi available on their beach in season. That brins up a point that some reviewers must have missed - this is a seasonal resort town with a lot of activity May to September and much less the rest of the year. The hotel's website makes it clear that not all amenities are available all year. If you plan for off season to avoid the criowds and save money you may have to miss out on some things. We found the breakfast buffet equal to other hotel swe have stayed at with a nice varietey of options. The staff were friendly and helpful and I would be glad to go back.
Decided to stay at this location due to the proximity to the airport and the pool. We stayed in April for one evening when we were flying back from Pisa the next day. We were hoping for a relaxing day next to the pool - but this was closed. This was not advertised on the website and this proudly showcased itself online as a hotel with a pool. The beach wasn't private - it was full of people who weren't genuine hotel guests and was instead full of large crowds and lucky lucky men. Staff were friendly. Breakfast was awful - not a good choice and what limited selection they had didn't rate great we ended up skipped it. Good location with a market on when we arrived. Fair few restaurants and bars around. More Benidorm than Italy - it was full of lucky lucky men on the streets and a pole dancing club under the hotel, I wouldn't bring the kids here. Interior to the hotel is nice. The rooms are dated. View of the mountains and sea is lovely. Shame about the massive empty dirty pool ruining the view. No iron to take to room but an iron room and it was top quality too unlike so many other hotel irons. Got bus to and from here, very easy just need to buy ticket before getting on we got one from Pisa train station and from the corner shop near the hotel. Location for a taxi would be expensive - looks closer on a map to the airport than it actually is. Wouldn't come again.
The hotel is nicely located close to the beach and from the room you have a nice view of the sea. The staff is friendly. But the building definitely needs some renovation and investment. Tiles in the bathroom were broken, energy sockets did not work and the free WiFi was almost not existent. Good thing is that we learned that one half of the hotel is currently under construction. So there should be improvement visible soon.
I've stayed in the Grand Continental a few times now for business and I do very much enjoy it. Nice and clean, everything you need plus a very good pool. Although there is a slightly frustrating lack of plug sockets near the beds and the gym need some attention as some of the equipment is faulty. Good food and very pleasant staff.
We returned to the Hotel Continental for another stay to be in Tirrenia, a beach resort with many good restaurants nearby and good access to main highways. The hotel staff are all very cordial and welcoming. The rooms are clean, functional, with balconies facing the Tyrrhenian Sea. You can specify whether you want a room facing north toward Marina di Pisa and the more distant mountains capped in marble, or southward toward Livorno. We chose north, having faced south on our previous visit. The rooms are a bit outdated, but comfortable and functional. The common areas of the hotel are much more modern looking than the rooms. The breakfast buffet is varied, complete, with good attentive service. There is a large pool and a section of beach attached to the hotel.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Private beach
Grand Hotel Continental places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Luna Park and Sunlight Park. This 4-star hotel has 175 rooms and welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, a private beach, and free in-room WiFi. Tirrenia Golf Club is also 1.6 mi (2.5 km) away.
Enjoy dining at Atlantico, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is available for a fee.
The 175 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.
Guests of Grand Hotel Continental enjoy a private beach, a children's pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking, as well as an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 5 meeting rooms, and conference space.
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63.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 559 reviews