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“"Miss it already......."” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Da Carlos
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Nuova Per Pisa 5901, 55058 Santa Maria del Giudice, Lucca, Italy   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Bonn, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“"Miss it already......."”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Difficult to explain why this little hotel feels so special to so many people from so many different countries but after reading some of the previously written reviews it soon becomes obvious that this "special" feeling is something many of us share. The review of fellow-guests the "mccleans"made me smile because we, too originally booked a short stay (3 nights) and ended up staying 9 days. We couldn't tear ourselves away and will most certainly be returning. Madlyn's review mentions the "personal" touch and perhaps this is the key to the magic of Da Carlos ! We drove out of Pisa airport after midnight (so definitely a late arrival) and promptly got lost. After many phone-calls (and about an hour later) we were rescued. Imagine any other hotel sending someone out at 1am to escort guests back to the hotel ! It was especially embarrassing the next day to find how simple the journey should have been ... and how short. Our hapless arrival was not held against us. Quite the contrary . Da Carlos is a very special place and we are already looking forward to our next visit. Thank you all so much !

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Ballymena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We found this hotel by accident at the end of a 10 day trip to Tuscany. Thought we'd just stay a night but enjoyed it so stayed for two. Really comfortable, excellent room with a great view, great friendly staff. Genuine people who care. I'd been mosquito bitten in every hotel we'd stayed in Tuscany. I looked like Frankenstein meets Elephant man (badly bitten on face) This was first hotel who had a Vape magic in the room, worked like a charm, why can't all Italian hotels have these? Truthfully the first decent sleep I'd had in Italy (despite being close to a main road) Comfortable room with all amenities. We stayed extra night here instead of booking a hotel in Pisa itself. Freshly baked warm biscuits was surprise at breakfast. Yummy.
Its situated between Pisa and Lucca so a great base for exploring both. Excellent value for money.
Highly recommended, we'll be back.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Our traveling party found this hotel to be surprisingly special. We were trying to visit Lucca but found the hotels closest to to city expensive and/or unavailable. The Da Carlos is 15 minutes out of Lucca so there was not a problem with a car. First, we were struck with the personal feeling of the hotel personnel. When we called for reservations, they didn't even want our credit card information, only a request to call if we were planning on coming after 4 PM so they would continue to hold the room. When we got there, they were quick to try to help in any way they could. It felt like they actually enjoyed conversing with the guests and getting to know them. It felt more like a B&B in attitude than a traditional hotel. The rooms were comfortable and immaculate and we were able to get a good night's sleep. Breakfast was plentiful and the outdoor seating area was very pleasant. This is a wonderful,comfortable economical place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Florence, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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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
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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
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Ascot Berkshire UK
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10 helpful votes 10 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
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Address: Via Nuova Per Pisa 5901, 55058 Santa Maria del Giudice, Lucca, Italy
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*
Number of rooms: 16
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 
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Also Known As:
Da Carlos Hotel
Da Carlos Lucca
Hotel Da Carlos Province Of Lucca/Santa Maria Del Giudice, Italy

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