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“Gorgeous suites, disappointing breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
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Residenza Palazzo Visdomini
5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Via Stagio Stagi 83, I-55045 Pietrasanta, Italy   |  
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“Gorgeous suites, disappointing breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

They really need to try harder to make the experience a complete and joined-up one. The suites are just fabulous but the breakfast is a sad offering. There is food but it's neither of quaity nor is it abundant. There is juice but it is out of a carton, there is cake and bread but they are out of a packet and the tiny plate of cheese and ham was scrabbled over when two new guests joined the breakfast. So easy to fix though. We had just left a hotel in Lucca which was abundant in its offering of breads and squeeze-your-own-juice and wonderful fruit and eggs - so much better.
The bedroom was defuinitely the most wonderful room I have slept in though, with an amazingly comfortable bed. And Pietrasanta was an unexpected joy from start to finish.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

My husband and I had a very pleasant stay at Visdomini in the lovely Pietrasanta. Visdomini is a beautiful old building in the town and is walking distance to everything Pietrasanta has to offer. The air conditioned suites are very comfortable and ours consisted of a large bedroom, sitting room, kitchenette and bathroom with a jacuzzi bath. I would have to agree with another reviewer that breakfast was very basic. If you have a car the free parking is about a seven minute walk away but there is paid parking close by. All in all we enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

My husband and I visit Pietrasanta yearly and Visdomini always is a great place to stay. The staff are helpful and courteous and the rooms are spacious and have a true Italian feel. In fact they are suites comprising lounge bedroom bathroom and small kitchenette.
Crisp linen sheets are replaced daily and a kettle is in your room for tea or coffee. Not too often seen in Europe, or the staff will make you an espresso.
The only negative is the lack of an elevator which can be a problem for disabled, elderly people or families with young children.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2010

Though i was born in Tuscany i never had the opportunity to visit the medieval village of Pietrasanta near Lucca. I was looking for a centrally located hotel with "something different".
Palazzo Visdomini, is a beautifully restored old building and all suites are furnished with original pieces. My wife and I enjoyed the atmosphere and the ideal central location.
What a bitter surprise next morning to find a very poor breakfast, where even milk was not available. it is a pity as the place is nice.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Stagio Stagi 83, I-55045 Pietrasanta, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Pietrasanta
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Pietrasanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Residenza Palazzo Visdomini 5*
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