We changed our hotel from in the hillside near Lucca to the old town itself as we'd spent a few days driving all over and wanted to be based within walking distance of restaurants etc. We were at the end of our honeymoon in Tuscany and following a bad experience in a posh hotel in Chianti, we were SO happy to find this hotel.
We were met by a lovely guy who helped us to park the car (warning - you get an automatic ticket if you stop in a parking bay in the old town - cameras are everywhere) so you need to get the hotel to register you as parking with them or you get the fine at the airport when returning your hire car.
The room was amazing, with lovely parquet floors, beautifully presented in old Italian style but not too fussy. Breakfast was yum and the staff extremely freindly and helpful at all times. The hotel is at the perimeter of the city wall so v quiet and peaceful.
They recommended a restaurant in town called Stella Polare though which we thought looked quite swish so we saved it for my birthday dinner that evening. A real mistake - the food was bordering on rank. I think there are other places to head for! When we left we clocked a van with Stella polare on the side so reckon there must be some affiliation. Go with other recs in this regard.
- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Alexander Lucca
- Palazzo Alexander Hotel Lucca
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Known today as the Hotel Palazzo Alexander, the residence encompasses four floors of rooms and junior suites, all with modern, private bathrooms-some with whirlpool baths. In addition, all rooms contain such conveniences as air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, computer hook-ups, safe, minibar, hairdryers and free of charge wi-fi connection.The décor of the residence reflects the noble Lucchese style with the use of antique wood floors in all the bedrooms and fine marble and other local stones in the bathrooms, lobby and common rooms. Located in the center of Lucca’s historic district, Palazzo Alexander is easily reached from the main highway exits and from local train and bus stations. ... more less
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