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Villa La Principessa

#17 of 56 Hotels in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence
4.0 of 5
Nuova per Pisa 1616/G, 55050 Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #17 of 56 Hotels in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Stayed in this property just for one night and believe me it was more than enough. The room was tiny but clean. Bathroom was ok. The location was not so great but we had a car so it didn't matter much. The reason for the poor rating is the decor inside the room. I understand this place is a heritage... More 

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principessalucca, Direttore at Villa La Principessa, responded to this review

Dear vjsidhu, we are sorry to receive a negative review for the color of the fabric on the walls in the room. However, we are happy that the negative riview is not about out services. The rooms are much different one each other and we remain at your disposal for next stay in Lucca, to try a room with different... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I use tripadvisor for all of my hotel bookings and as you can see from my previous reviews, I'm usually a very happy traveller. After seeing all the excellent reviews, I expected this hotel would be good but I was dissapointed. Whilst on a 3 week tour of Italy, this was the most expensive hotel that my boyfriend and I... More 

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principessalucca, Direttore at Villa La Principessa, responded to this review

Dear Claif, we regret that you did not liked the hotel, we take note of your review to improve. . Thanks anyway, we hope to show that you have had an incorrect perception of our hotel and our services. Best Ivan Cristofori Direttore More 

Cirencester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What a wonderful villa, a short trip from our arrival point at Pisa airport and even closer to delightful Lucca. We spent 3 nights here in early August. Although close to a main road the drive is long and the hotel feels secluded and very private, being surrounded by wooded gardens with roses and bamboo! The hotel has real style,... More 

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principessalucca, Direttore at Villa La Principessa, responded to this review

Dear CirenPete, thanks for the nice words that he dedicated to our hotel. We are pleased to find that the hotel will be appreciated less. We look forward to a future visit to Lucca. Best Ivan Cristofori Manager More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

From reading previous reviews we booked this expecting something really grand with amazing views, but it seems as though the reviewers of this hotel have no idea what great views are! The hotel has a fairly grand reception room but the rooms are not what you would expect of a 4 star hotel. There was thick limescale on the taps... More 

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principessalucca, Direttore at Villa La Principessa, responded to this review

Dear ashman00 we carefully read your review and take note, our rooms normaly are not considered small and usually the guests rewiews are positively about cleanliness of the hotel, but we want to do better. The pool, the park and the opportunity to dine outside during the summer months are usually perceived positively by our guests. Best Ivan Cristofori Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was wondering whether to write yet another review of Villa La Principessa but I really do think they deserve it. Each time we've stayed there (4 times now - twice this year) we've been in different rooms and each time they have been wonderful. The staff and service in general remain delightful, the food likewise, the accommodation airy and... More 

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principessalucca, Direttore at Villa La Principessa, responded to this review

Dear Andrewkin, thank you for your review... Waiting for your next trip in Lucca. GRAZIE!!!! Best Regards Ivan Cristofori Manager More 

Derry
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

After spending a few days in Rome, we were looking forward to a quite restful week in Tuscany. Arriving at the hotel by car, we were immediately taken by the beautiful surroundings. It is a old style villa sitting at the foot of a hill, surrounded by forest of trees and bamboo bushes. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.... More 

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principessalucca, Direttore at Villa La Principessa, responded to this review

Dear Jason 1997, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay , thanks for your review and for the kind words about the Villa and our restaurant. We do our best to offer a wonderful stay taking care of our guests in a relaxed and private atmosphere All the staff thanks for the nice comment. We look forward to welcoming... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We have just spent a perfect week in this beautiful villa a short drive from Lucca. The period features of the elegant palazzo have been preserved and the surrounding gardens are lush, green and shady. We were able to eat outside on several occasions (the weather was quite stormy for much of the time).Delightful bedrooms and bathrooms and the social... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We arrived in our Fiat 500, driving through drifts of beautiful rustling bamboo growths, we pulled up at the entrance of this Italian Palazzo. The fountain by the entrance was bounded by 4 frothy clouds of pink hydrangeas in antique terra cotta pots. When we stepped into this grand property, we were greeted with a welcome, as warm and mellow... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Spent 2 nights in July. Chose the hotel because of the nice pool. However we had a thunderstorm with rain and overcast the whole time. This is a friendly and nice place with good service. We just had some trouble coping with the extreme wall papers in the rooms (psychedelic flowers in hideous colours) - authentic 70'ies style I'm sure.... More 

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principessalucca, Direttore at Villa La Principessa, responded to this review

Dear Sveinung, thanks for your comment, the tissue on the walls in the rooms are French fabrics of high quality and not wallpaper, colors and patterns are very different room to room as you can see on the pictures posted on the web. About the mattresses, are all been changed recently, probably for this reason a bit hard. Thank You... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We really enjoyed this break. I want to make this clear at the start as I will be making some recommendations which although appearing negative are simply suggestions and points that guests might feel would be important to a more luxurious stay at little extra effort and cost on the part of the hotel. We had a triple room which... More 

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