If you are want a hotel with uniformed commisionaires, bell-hops and snooty counter staff, this isn't for you. If you want warmth and friendliness, then it is. Da Carlos is a family-run hotel, a bit worn at the edges, well placed for Pisa and Lucca (a walled town not to be missed - the walls are the thickest I have seen anywhere). We transit at Pisa airport and have stayed here three times and never been disapointed. The fairly gentle walks by the Dante memorial give great views over the sea to the west and over the town to the east and are well worth while. The not so gentle walks give a better view and are well worth the effort.