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Albergo Villa Casanova
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via di Casanova 1600 | Localita Balbano, 55100 Lucca, Italy   |  
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was one of the most spectacular hotel experiences we have ever had. The room -- rooms really -- was spacious and beautiful with amazing views of the valley. We were actually given a choice so we saw another room which was also beautiful but with less gorgeous views (we would have been very happy to stay there too). The bathroom was enormous and well appointed with a large tub plus a large separate spacious shower (great pressure) and double sink. The staff (including the owner) were knowledgeable, warm, gracious and helpful. It was convenient to Lucca and the shore -- we even drove up to Cinque Terre...an extraordinary day trip capped off with a great dinner at the hotel restaurant. The entire experience was delightful -- our only complaint was that we couldn't stay longer. Maybe next time (and I do hope there will be a next time...soon)

Room Tip: we were in 11 and it was perfect
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Views as far as the eye can see! My husband David and I are luxury travel planners with a true passion for extraordinary hotels that offer the ultimate vacation experience and I can say the Albergo Villa Casanova is one of the most delightful five-star hotels we have visited. The hotel is a renovated 18th century farmhouse nested amid 360 scenic acres in the heart of Tuscany. The beauty within emanates the labor of love that created the breathtaking villa, private chapel, and fourteen luxury suites. The attention to detail is exceptional, offering magnificent views from the Lucca valley stretching to the sea and Torre del Lago, the home of Puccini. The suites are over-sized and the epitome of luxury with marbled bathrooms, rainfall showers, and deep, custom-made baths positioned to highlight the panoramic views. We are avid road bicyclists and this enchanting villa is the perfect starting point for fun and easy excursions into the walled town of Lucca, as well as long flat roads to the beach! For a more vigorous ride, guests can go through hilly terrain strewn with olive trees, vineyards, and ancient hamlets. We had a delightful time making our own pizza with other guests and staff in a full restored, original wood fired oven! Whether it’s exhilarating bike rides or a lounge by the pool, the Tuscan sun and charm of the villa will envelope your every moment.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed at Albergo Villa Casanova in May 2014 for a weekend and would thoroughly recommend it. The staff are extremely hospitable and the food was delicious. It is easilyvreached from Pisa but is quiet and serene. The views from the hotel are amazing and the facilities wonderful. Probably the best bed we have ever slept in!!

Room Tip: All rooms excellent
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were in Tuscany to watch the classic car race the Mille Miglia and found another classic!!!!
This special hotel is located in the peaceful Tuscan countryside close to the ancient town of Lucca. We had a wonderful two nights stay in the luxury boutique hotel. Our rooms were very large and beautifully decorated. The beds were so comfortable, with crisp white linen sheets and acres of space!!!!. Wonderful nights' sleep. We had a wine tasting course one night run by very knowledgable and friendly staff. We also ate in the hotel twice and each evening the food was delicious. Overall we had a very special weekend that we would love to repeat!!!!

Room Tip: our corner room with balcony was quiet, large and sunny.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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
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Sag Harbor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary at the villa and it couldn't have been lovelier. We were with our daughter and grandchildren.The rooms were large and comfortable and the countryside is breathtaking. We loved strolling on the patios and drinking in the exquisite views.The breakfasts were lovely, and we had a wonderful celebratory dinner with the best cake ever. From there we went to Lucca, Pisa, the Italian Riviera and even Florence. I hope we'll return for a future celebration.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Everything about this property is wonderful! From the terrace, we were able to see the towers of Lucca in the distance. The countryside was just beautiful! We went into the kitchen with the chef to learn the secrets of making perfect risotto. The pool is the perfect place to relax, and our room was beautifully decorated and very spacious. We loved the feather pillows!
Thanks for a wonderful time, we will be sure to return.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Prestwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We had a three night stay at villa Casanova in August 2013 ,initial impression was great beautifully kept garden and terrace with a fantastic view to lucca .We were greeted warmly by the owners Marianne and Adel and felt at ease immediately .The suite we were shown to blew us away it had a living area with fridge comfy sofa and tv this led to a balcony with a great view of Lucca. Things just got better the bedroom had a huge and extremely comfortable bed large tv and the furnishings and decor were so tastefull.Then just when we thought things couldn't get better we were shown the most amazing bathroom I,ve ever seen beautifull free standing bath large wet area. We had dinner each evening on the rear terrace next to the infinity pool looking down to Lucca food was all locally sourced each day simply delicious ,being a fussy eater I was,nt sure what I would be able to eat but Marieanne asked me what I liked phoned the chef who bought something suitable for me .This is the tone of villa Casanova nothing is a problem for Marianne and Adel.Breakfast on the front terrace was a beautifull cold buffet and / or freshly cooked anything you wanted fab .The villa Casanova is the most unique , luxurious yet laid back and friendly hotel we,ve ever stayed in we cannot wait to return which we definitely will be doing as soon as we have the opportunity ,simply fantastic.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Address: Via di Casanova 1600 | Localita Balbano, 55100 Lucca, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Lucca
#5 Luxury Hotel in Lucca
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lucca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Albergo Villa Casanova 5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Albergo Villa Casanova is the result of a complete renovation of an 18th-century Tuscan farmhouse set in 360 acres of mixed woodland just ten minutes from Lucca. Newly reopened in December 2009, Albergo Villa Casanova is now a distinctive and relaxed, luxury boutique hotel with 14 incredibly spacious suites, restaurant, magnificent terraces, infinity swimming pool and tennis court. The valley of Lucca and the tower of Castello Nozzano can be viewed from the hotel and the area is ideal for walking, cycling and exploring the historical walled town of Lucca, home to Puccini. It's also a perfect location to just relax with a book and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Numerous festivals take place throughout the year. The world famous Puccini Festival takes place at the open-air theatre at Torre del Lago, a few Kilometres from the hotel. Albergo Villa Casanova has its own chapel (see section on Weddings) and several adjoining country houses, one of which dates back to the 15th century. The original owners were the Balbani family who later gave their name to the locality. ... more   less 
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