Bagni Di Pisa
What We Love
- A five-star spa hotel on the outskirts of Pisa, with breakfast, a fitness hike, discounts and moreEnjoying health-conscious Tuscan classics at the exquisite Dei Lorena restaurant
- The regal luxury of the thermal spa
- Marveling at the impossibly high 18th-century ceilings
- Admiring the beautiful Tuscan surroundings
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- The hotel is popular among couples
- Reservations are subject to a city tax
Once the much-loved summer spa residence of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Francesco Stefano of Lorena, Bagni di Pisa was famous across the region and attracted 18th-century Tuscan society. Today, it’s a masterpiece of loving restoration, offering a five-star luxury accommodation, a keen sense of history and an element of intuitive contemporary-design. Unsurprisingly, it scooped a coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014.
It’s located close to the Leaning Tower of Pisa – so close, in fact, you can even see it in the distance. But it’s not just the view that makes this place so special. The hotel sits on top of several thermal springs which date back to Roman times, and offers a full-spa service experience with an extensive treatment menus. Inside the hotel, you’ll find a feast for the eyes, with 18th-century interiors, vaulted ceilings and marble floors. In the restaurant, it’s a feast of an entirely different kind – the unmissable, delectable, Italian kind.
How to Get There
used this hotel as a base to do a quick tour of Tuscany, only 15 mins from the airport, situated a\in a small village a few miles from the nice little city of Lucca, this hotel is a former duke's property and is the main building in the village, the roomms are very large, we were given a huge junior suite and a smaller Suite, for the 3 of us in the party, it is a quirky place full of character, breakfasts are only average unfortunately.
The spa facilities are excellent and staff(especially Giuseppe and head bar manager Mr Serra), excellent. would recommend
Since this is a Terme it is a very nice location to go to to relax in their thermal baths and/or have a massage or other special spa treatments. However I do not consider this to be a 5 star hotel. We made a reservation for 2 nights. We were very warmly greeted at reception and told our room would be upgraded from superior to deluxe. Very nice room but with a tub with very high sides which made it very difficult to get in and out. Also no "non slip" protection in bottom of tub and no handles to use to stabilize yourself. Tub also had both the older fixtures with a shower wand and a newer shower head with two controls that had us so confused we had to call the front desk to understand how to use it. The breakfast buffet was more than adequate. However one time the waiters paid no attention to me and I had to ask for a coffee after having eaten my entire breakfast. They did not come to me to ask me what type of coffee I would like. Not very attentive. Also at breakfast after I finished eating I placed the knife and fork on the plate and got up to get another plate of fruit. The waiter (2 days in a row) took the dirty knife and fork off of the plate and placed them on the tablecloth, thus soiling the tablecloth. He did not take the plate, the knife and the fork and then return to the table to place a new clean knife and fork on the table. Terrible. Also, new clean plates were available at the buffet, but there were no knives, forks, or spoons. So I could not get clean utensils by myself. The dinner we enjoyed was excellent. Very fresh ingredients. Well presented. And a bit pricey even with a 20% discount. The thermal baths and massages were wonderful. Unfortunately the slippers I was given were too small for my feet which made it difficult to walk around. There is a nice 15 minute walk up a graded, inclined path behind the hotel that has a nice view of Pisa and the surrounding area. This is a beautiful old hotel that is very clean and well maintained. A very nice terme with associated amenities. However I personally do not believe that this is a 5 star hotel. Excellent location for visitng Pisa, Lucca and Florence.
We enjoyed a relaxing family break at this charming historic palace with my elderly parents over Easter. We booked Deluxe Rooms on the third floor, when we arrived my parents had been upgraded to suite 315.
It was a huge room with a spacious living area, a dressing room and two bathrooms, one of which had been specifically designed for wheelchair users.
Both of our rooms 315, 316 had high vaulted ceilings, marble bathrooms with underfloor heating & lovely white fluffy towels, safes, excellent WiFi connection and distant views of The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The hotel is an easy 5 minute walk to the station, which has direct trains every 30 minutes to Pisa and Lucca €2-3. Ideal for sightseeing if you’re able bodied, impossible and positively dangerous to try and board and alight if you’re in a wheelchair !!
We enjoyed a gourmet 4 course dinner in The Dli Lorena Restaurant one evening, but preferred the more relaxed dining in the magnificent Bar Shelley with its beautiful frescoes. The limited bar menu offered delicious salads €10, and an excellent Prosecco €25. The bar manager was so helpful, charming and always smiling.
We loved the totally relaxed atmosphere of this beautiful hotel, being able to take breakfast in your bathrobe was just ideal for my elderly father. The thermal baths were wonderful.
It was the ideal relaxing family break, as long as you didn’t attempt to use The Italian Railways which most certainly aren’t wheelchair friendly !!!
This really is an excellent hotel. Suitable for families and couples. The spa pools both indoor and out provide residents with the spa waters identified and enjoyed by the Ancient Romans. The décor is so very tasteful and the flowers both in the pots and around the hotel are a marvel and joy to behold. We met the florist and he was just a wonderful man. Another passionate professional who adored and took pride in the displays that adorn every room. A special thanks goes to Carlo. He was the 'front of house' man on reception. You would want to meet him in any hotel anywhere in the world. And when you do you know you have come to the right venue. You know you will be cared for and empowered to enjoy your stay. He was charming, happy, engaging and very helpful. Nothing was a problem. Whatever we asked for...he sourced it and apologised for taking such a long time in its provision. He also had a passion for his job and for the people who are his guests which makes such a difference in this world of standardisation and tick boxes. All the staff were in fact wonderful...apart from restaurant manager on our last day who would not let us into the restaurant ten minutes early so that we could provision food prior to returning to the airport that morning. Stay here you will love it. Highly recommend using the train. Beats the stress and costs of car hire etc. There is a station that is accessible on foot in ten minutes from the hotel. It has an impressively built building which is slightly dilapidated. Here you can get regular services into Pisa, Florence and Lucca. Trains are regular and cheap. It took us an hour and two trains to get from the airport. Cost roughly 8 euros. Taxi would have been close to 30 euros. Mind you if you struggle to get up steps you might struggle to get on the train at this station. Ask reception they will print you off all the train times for your day so that you can be flexible. There is a vibrant café across the square and if you cross the canal there is a little pizzeria which gives excellent value. But do you treat yourself to the excellent food in the restaurant. Expensive but wonderful. Lots to do. Disappointed that the gym wasn't working and surprised there wasn't more activities like yoga or pilates organised. But I highly recommend this hotel.
It's a nice building, which has been remodeled overtime. The bar is beautifully decorated, and it's a pleasant place for tea or drinks. Our superior room was reasonably roomy and mostly comfortable. Its narrow corridor-type shape did not bother. It may have been a adaptation to the old building. The bathroom marble-finished looked brand new. The problem with the room was the air-conditioning that did not work properly. We requested repair to be done and temperature raised 1C. It was still not enough and we had a couple of chilly nights. Breakfast, apart from the processed orange juice, was delicious, and included fresh bread and fruits. It was however strange see other guests dressed in bathrobes, like if they had just left the shower. Perhaps there could be a reserved area for bathing fashion in the breakfast lounge for everyones' comfort. We had dinner at the restaurant. The staff was very friendly, although they tend to forget to return to the table after food is served. We however had a good time. I would also recommend nearby typical restaurants to be explored. There surely is at least one good walking distance choice Tuscan gastronomy where we went the second evening. The spa area is attractive, particularly the old swimming pool with the fountain and glass roof. It has jacuzzis and nice temperature. The rooftop pool is also a pleasant place to relax.