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“Very helpfull staff and practical location” 4 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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Århus
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Very helpfull staff and practical location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This hotel is located on the main road between Lucca and Pisa. This is a practical locatino if you want to see both cities but you have to drive a car to everything. The staff is helpfull and they offer a great breakfast. The place has a local feel.

Our only complaint is that you do get some noice from the road and from the reception and restaurent downstairs in some of the rooms. This is the only reason we did not give 5 stars for this place.

The wifi worked great all the time and we even had a small refigiator in the room. Very handy.

The restaurant has a special meny for hotel guests. Good value and nice selection if you like sea-food. The service in the restaurnet was not that great.

Overall a good place for sleeping and eating breakfast - and not so much more. If that is what you are looking for then it is a nice place to stay!

Room Tip: The rooms close to the reception are noicy.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Situated off the main road, but no traffic noise heard from the room. Rooms are nicely decorated. Tiled floor. Equipped with aircon which was lovely. We also had a little enclosed terrace which was handy for us as we had 2 dogs with us. There is an exit at the end of corridor that leads out to the car park and a lovely gardened area. There was no charge for the dogs which was a bonus for us. Some places charged 25 euros per night. Our doggies were very welcomed. Staff extremely helpful and welcoming. Would definitely go back. Nice and easy to get to the leaning tower of Pisa. And about 15 minutes drive to the lovely historical town of Lucca. Not sure if the restaurant is part of the hotel but the food is absolutely fantastic. Ate there for our 3 nights stay. No pizzas, but plenty of good Italian pasta. 5 Star!!!

Room Tip: Bathroom has a shower only. Space in bathroom a bit small. (in our room) not sure about the other ro...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edoardo B, Proprietario at Hotel Da Carlos, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear MaxiMoo72, we took great pleasure your review!, thank you describe your stay so carefully, we are very very happy to know that you found so well with us, We hope to host you again.
Best regards
Carlos Eduardo
info@hoteldacarlos.it
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Assisi, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The service from Simona, Carlotta and Carlos was so above and beyond anything I've ever experienced . We were even driven into Lucca so that we could catch a bus to Florence . Extraordinary. They took such great care of us Thank you so much. Location perfect views amazing loved it.

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Edoardo B, Proprietario at Hotel Da Carlos, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
thank you very much for the compliments that we have done and for the wonderful review. do everything possible to satisfy our customers and we succeeded with you. soon.
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bath
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We have just returned from a four night stay in this hotel and wanted to share our memorable time. Firstly, as other comments, the family in the hotel couldn't do enough to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. We had no car and the owner drove us to Pisa one day and into Lucca on another occasion to catch the bus to florence, this was offered to us as we chatted over breakfast, amazing. We didn't feel the need for a car as bus no. 54 stopped outside the hotel, we caught the 9.30 each morning into Lucca for one euro(15mins) and the last bus back was at 19.40. We caught the train from Lucca to Pisa (3.30euros) and florence (14euros return) and also the bus to florence. We also connected to Livorno from Pisa and caught the airport bus at Pisa to return home. Everything was really easy, fun and such good value. Lucca is a totally beautiful medieval town that is worth a trip alone. We were so glad that we stayed just outside Lucca in the hotel de Carlos, as you felt you were in the hills. Pisa was 20 mins one way and Lucca 15 mins the other, with easy connections to all over. If we had more time we would have used to the train to explore further. Conscious that this is sounding like a travel review rather than a hotel review, the point is that the hotel made the stay much more enjoyable than just staying in a town. The room and breakfast were good and we didn't hear much noise from the road at all. Views across the hills were beautiful. We ate in the restaurant twice, very good food. We haven't experienced service from a hotel before where we have been driven, by the owner, into the nearest town, this was really touching and on that basis alone we would definitely recommend this hotel and we will use it as a base again when we return to such a beautiful part of the world.

Room Tip: We asked for a quiet room and had a room on the second floor with a balcony. This was perfect. Toil...
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Edoardo B, Proprietario at Hotel Da Carlos, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Google Translation
grazie grazie mille per la vostra bellissima recensione ...e' stato un piacere per noi avere degli ospiti come voi...speriamo di riverderci presto. saluti.
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Shropshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel welcome and comfortable by this warm and friendly family-run hotel. Our room was spacious, well-equipped and spotlessly clean. The staff and management - several of whom spoke passable English - could not do enough to make our stay pleasant and memorable. There is a very good restaurant attached, and many locals use it, always a good sign. A tip - there are a number of dishes on the full Italian menu which don't appear in the English translation, so ask for help if you want something different. Continental breakfast is generous and fresh and the coffee outstanding. It's a good base to explore the northern part of Tuscany - Florence is about an hour away - but Siena a good deal further. Lucca, only 7km away, is a really interesting city with a wide variety of bars, restaurants and cafes

Room Tip: We were a little concerned at first that the hotel is on the main Pisa-Lucca road but, actually, our...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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HotelDaCarlos, Direttore at Hotel Da Carlos, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear Quadstar, thank you very much for taking your time to write some beautiful words, we are very pleased that your stay with us was so special, for us is more than pleased to help you.

We also hope to host you again and again, for any information please contact us
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finland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

As mentioned in other reviews, location was perfect - half way between Pisa and Lucca. Owners very friendly, the hotel was like going back in a time warp to the 1970s. Room was brilliant, terrace, fully equipped bathroom - with AC. Safe and plentiful parking at the back.The "Skipper" restaurant served good food, and was full of Italians - good sign! However, the road is fairly noisy, so keep the windows closed.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a terrace.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelDaCarlos, Direttore at Hotel Da Carlos, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear Finnscouser,thank you so much for your review, we are very very happy to know that you found so well with us, We hope to host you again, for any information please contact us
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This hotel is the perfect base from which to explore this part of Tuscany. Situated virtually midway between Pisa and Lucca (about 10 minutes to both) and very easy to find. Good directions were given on how to find the hotel from both directions, especially Pisa airport (see hotel web site) We spent a week here and enjoyed every minute from the time we arrived. A family run hotel with ample free parking, the staff were welcoming, polite and very helpful for ideas of places to visit, many off the beaten track and away from the normal tourist haunts – delightful. The room was very airy and clean with TV and air conditioning. The bathroom was functional and clean, fresh towels were available daily if required. Opening the doors onto our veranda gave us an excellent view over the mountains and although the hotel is situated on a fairly busy road only minimal noise could be heard. Breakfast was excellent with a choice of the usual meat, cheeses, bread, croissants, local cakes, yogurts and fruit. Coffee, tea, orange juice or fresh chilled water was also available. The staff were always very cheerful at breakfast and couldn’t do enough for you, a nice point was that the cold meats and cheeses were brought to the table freshly once you were seated. The breakfast table was always kept topped up and coffee refilled upon request, it really set you up for the day. Although not personally tried the restaurant was very popular with locals and full most evenings, normally a good sign. On the whole we would thoroughly recommend this hotel as a base to explore this part of Tuscany.

Room Tip: Try to book a room at the back or side of the hotel as some road noise could possibly be heard and t...
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelDaCarlos, Direttore at Hotel Da Carlos, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear Nige Plymouth,Wonderful review!!!, for us it was a real pleasure to host you and with these words filled with energy to continue to do our work every day with the heart, we hope to see you soon with us, please contact us for any information.Best regards
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Address: Via Nuova Per Pisa 5901, 55058 Santa Maria del Giudice, Lucca, Italy
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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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