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Royal Victoria Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

All said in previous reviews. Gorgeous old hotel absolutely full of history and atmosphere. Huge rooms, well located, lovely staff and a fair breakfast. Noisy in the rooms at the front of the hotel however. Skip the river view if your a light sleeper, particularly if you are there on Friday / Saturday night.

If you want historic then this is the place... Staff again same comment... Best position again... OK as soon as walking in the door was home... Rooms to get lost in so big... Walk around the hotel amazing... Am really lost for words... Rooms warm great breakfast and the afternoon bar with snacks well fantastic people who know it come for it.... Love this place love the family love the staff... And to copy arni Will BE BACK

There is a lot more to Pisa than the Piazza dei Miracoli and its Leaning Tower. It is a vibrant, humanist city, soaked in history and easily discoverable. And Hotel Royal Victoria is the perfect launching point for those explorations. It is part of the genetic code of Pisa, facing the Arno, but connected to the daily street market in the ancient alleyways of Pisa too. We had a perfect stay at the hotel, with a view overlooking the river. The staff were professional and welcoming, and the atmosphere of the hotel reminded us of the era of grand tours and gracious travel. If you are expecting up-to-the-minute style and amenities, this hotel is not for you. But if you want to experience the authentic Pisa and you value soul over bling, you should spend a few nights at the Hotel Royal Victoria.

Quite brilliant hotel ... like stepping back into the past. Huge rooms, lovely roof-top terrace, great aperitifs in the lobby and a splendid breakfast. I can imagine that some may cavil at the state of the plumbing which was a little idiosyncractic - but not being American, this did not bother us at all. Absolutely lovely atmosphere, very clean, really helpful staff and a great location. Yes a little noisy on the Saturday night because of the student nightlife right outside - but despite this the river view is well worth it. Good location for a 15 minute walk to the eponymous Tower. Overall - a real gem ... and I hope that any renovations don't lose the character and style of the hotel.

staff very helpful and friendly changed rooms after a/c broke down went from a poor room to a good room. Very quaint décor but needs updating, breakfast was nice staff very efficient. Roof terrace very nice in the evenings although no view was still lovely to sit out after walking in the heat all day. Small convenience store just outside for chilled wine and beer and soft drinks ,Pisa is a good base for exploring Tuscany tower and church nice but thought town itself a bit scruffy as you get towards station but as I say great location for a central base.

Great experience in a family run very traditional hotel. Fantastic location overlooking the river equidistant between the central train station and the leaning tower. Very antiquated but suits the building and situation, good breakfast - we kind of expected Ernest Hemingway or the cast of a Merchant & Ivory film to round the corner and any moment. River views rooms well worth it - although on Saturday nights can be noisy with the bustling bar street scene nearby. They welcomed our kids and there is a lift.

We stayed in the hotel for a long weekend. Easy trip from airport in a taxi for €12 and easy walk to the railway station. The hotel itself is very quaint and has some nice touches. Aperitifs served in the evening are great value at €4 enjoyed either in the foyer or the roof terrace. Staff were super, very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was also very good if limited. Our roof was less successful. Very noisy from other residents returning to their rooms but also from the river front and alley on the side of the hotel. Friday and Saturday were particularly bad. The matters on the bed was 'W' shaped with a hummock in between two well worn indentations. The rest of the room was tired and the shower room small with a temperamental cubicle. The odd thing is we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely visit again. Might seek a different room though.

Lovely historic hotel very spacious airy rooms Wide range of choice for breakfast but can be busy as waitresses make all the coffee fresh which is worth the wait. All looks a bit passed its best but that adds to the charm .The bars next door can be a bit noisy but not too bad

What a delightful place – ideally situated on the banks of the River Arno, walking distance to all places of interest. High ceilings, polished stone floors, spacious. Perhaps crumbling here and there but historic (Charles Dickens and Alexandre Dumas stayed here), scrupulously clean and comfortable: our room had a large ensuite bathroom/ shower (we do enjoy a hot, deep bath to relieve feet tired from walking), plenty of new, fluffy towels. Breakfast included freshly baked fruit tarts, homemade focaccia, fresh fruit, cooked meats; staff exceptionally obliging. Very much enjoyed our stay; we will return. Highly recommended.

After my Ryanair flight was cancelled, me and my new friends tried to go back to Pisa to stay overnight and one of my friends found this hotel and it looks quite posh but surprisingly affordable! A very good vintage ambience hotel with excellent and friendly staff. I asked for a Tuscany plug to charge my mobile phone and he lent one to me. The room was spacious, the bed was comfortable, bathroom was huge (with bath-tub) and not to mention good continental breakfast during the day. It's also not too far away from Pisa train station and also Leaning Tower of Pisa. Extremely recommended if you want to stay in Pisa!

Lungarno Pacinotti 12 Pisa PI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Pisa Royal Palace and Knight's Square
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Pisa City Centre, Royal Victoria Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as Pisa Royal Palace and Knight's Square. This 38-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. It's in central Pisa and also a short walk from Leaning Tower and National Museum of San Matteo.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


All 38 heated rooms provide phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and digital TV.

Property features

Renovated in 2016, Royal Victoria Hotel offers a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. Self parking is available for EUR 20.00 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, coffee/tea in a common area, and a library.

Room options

Standard Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Economy Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

64% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1170 reviews