We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A very nice hotel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Da Carlos

Save Saved
You added Hotel Da Carlos to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Hotel Da Carlos
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Nuova Per Pisa 5901, 55058 Santa Maria del Giudice, Lucca, Italy   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Price
20% off room rate
Florence, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A very nice hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

I stayed here with my husband for 3 days. We really enjoyed our stay. The staff was very helpful and nice people. A great breakfast in the mornings. You are in between Pisa and Lucca, so it's a good location to visit both cities. lucca is really a nice city. There is also the restaurant which has great food, their specialty is fish. Guarantee you will enjoy your stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

89 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    41
    34
    10
    3
    1
See reviews for
15
43
2
7
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Western Ireland, Ireland
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

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.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sacramento, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

We loved it at Hotel Da Carlos. Great prices, great people, and great views. The beds were comfortable the restaurant was great. We got the chance to meet Carlos and he was very kind and welcoming. If you ever get a chance to come to Lucca please stay here. My girlfriend and I truly enjoyed it.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ascot Berkshire UK
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2010

My wife and I stayed 5 nights at this excellent hotel. Beautiful views of the Tuscan Hills, it is located a couple of miles outside the not to be missed City of Lucca.

Eduardo and his sister Carlotta are excellent hosts, offering knowledgeable tips on places to go, their best tip being the town of Volterra.

They are both so very helpful and extremely friendly but not " in your face ".

I would thoroughly recommend Hotel Da Carlos.

One day we'll return to Tuscany and when we do, Hotel Da Carlos is where we will definitely stay.

Rod, Ascot, Berkshire, U.K.

  • Stayed March 2010, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

Lovely and very cozy Hotel. Perfect position between Pisa and Lucca ( an adorable city), very quite and peaceful. The bedrooms were very nice, not very big, but very comfortable modern and most of all very clean. We had a great view of the green hills around the hotel. They have a very big parking (free) and centre wireless (free). Inside the hotel there is the restaurant but I understood that hotel and restaurant have two different management, anyway the restaurant was excellent!
The hotel was very very comfortable and mainly welcoming. It's a family hotel and all the people that work there were so nice, willing to help at any time and most of all very very kind. Very nice to hotel to stay both with family or friends.

  • Stayed August 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

My husband and I spent three nights at Hotel da Luca in July 2010. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our room was spacious and spotless. The A/C worked although we didn't really need it because the outside temperature was comfortable.
Carlota and Eduardo were very helpful offering us tips on what to visit and how to get there. They even printed the train schedules to Florence. They were also very friendly and we really enjoyed talkin to them. They happily responded to any questions we asked.
The hotel is conveniently located just outside Lucca. We visited Lucca, Volterra and Florence. We never made it to Pisa because it was raining really hard on the one day we were going to Pisa.
You absolutely need a GPS if you're going to be driving in Italy. Maps just don't cut it; you'll end up lost.
The hotel restaurant was very good. We ended up eating in the restaurant all three nights. We never even asked for a menu; we simply asked our waitress what she suggested and we were never disappointed. Be sure to try the tagliatelle with tomato sauce. The presentation alone is unbelievable: flambéed parmesan cheese which gets scraped down (in the Parmesan cheese wheel) and added to the pasta. Very tasty. The antipasto buffet was delicious. There was a good variety of vegetables, prosciutto and fish. Monday nights are fish/seafood night. We enjoyed a seafood ravioli and spaghetti with seafood; both were excellent. A complete meal including Prosecco, antipasto, bread, pasta, wine and dessert came to 55 euros for two. We thought that was reasonable, given that the quality was excellent. Our waitress, Loredana, went out of her way to accommodate us. She even gave us a table away from the smokers.
Breakfast was simple, but tasty. The croissants were wonderful! The coffee was also great, which is what you expect in Italy.

All in all, it was a great experience. We wish we would've booked a fourth night. Maybe next time.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ENGLAND
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2009

Stay in the hotel by all means but do NOT use the restaurant. Its awful and a rip off. The Hotel say the restaurant is not theirs but its connected by an internal door. I cannot stress how bad the food was and the 4 euro pp cover charge is really a con.
I can cook better than they can.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Hotel Da Carlos? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Da Carlos

Address: Via Nuova Per Pisa 5901, 55058 Santa Maria del Giudice, Lucca, Italy
Phone Number:
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca > Santa Maria del Giudice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Santa Maria del Giudice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Da Carlos 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel da Carlos is situaed on the slopes of the lucchesi hills. It's only a few Km away from Pisa and Lucca. The city is rich of architetural and historical evidence where a passionate tourist will find master pieces of medieval art, renaissance and more. Near the sea and mountains, the hotel is in a strategic position. It is possibile to visit in just a few minutes by car, the most beautiful places in Tuscany: Lucca, Viareggio,Forte dei Marmi,Volterra,Firenze, Siena, Pisa .......and more. Our Hotel is furnished with all the comfort necessary for our tourists to spend a relaxing stay in the beautiful countryside of Lucca. Offers large and comfortable rooms, we will make you feel at home with our family management and friendly atmosphere. A room well furnished and cozy is the best way to start a vacation And have private bathrooms, telephone with a direct line, air conditioning, minibar, free Wi-Fi and television. Our staff is always at your complete disposal. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Tingo, HostelWorld, BookingOdigeoWL and Venere so you can book your Hotel Da Carlos reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Da Carlos Hotel
Da Carlos Lucca
Hotel Da Carlos Province Of Lucca/Santa Maria Del Giudice, Italy

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hotel Da Carlos, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.