Arriving by train we found the Hotel very easily - a comfortable 5 to 10 min stroll from the station. It's located inside the City walls astride 2 squares. We arrived in January and there was a market and ice rink in one square which was loveley.
Check in was painless - polite efficient staff.
The exterior and public areas of the Hotel have a real sense of history. Reception and an adjoining reading / relaxation room are plush.
The rooms are fairly basic- small bathroom - tiny shower cubicle, and the rooms could do with some decoration as its v basic. Free wifi worked well as did the TV.
Breakfast was just about ok - certainly nothing to shout about.
But all in all we were happy with our 2 nights here - reasonably comfortable and very affordable with a good location. Would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Universo is the very first hotel built in Lucca, locatedo in the hearth of the historical centre. Estabilished as a guesthouse around 1850, under the name of "Locanda Universo and Tosca" it became an hotel in 1857. The Hotel is definitely the best starting point to discover the treasures of Lucca and its surroundings: within a few minutes walk you can reach all the sights of the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Universo Hotel Lucca