My fiancee and I stayed in Villa Alessandra for 4 nights earlier this month. The Villa is in a beautiful location. The gardens are well preserved and the rooms are big and confortable. There is a pool, although it's quite small. What this place lacks is a host with good manners and willing to help and welcome his guesses. He and his wife make the atmosphere rather hostile. We asked him few questions regarding resturants, bicicles and other practicalities. He always treated us as if we were suggesting or asking the most stupid questions. Unpolite, unfriendly and unable to liase with its guesses professionaly.
We chose this place because it was recommended in Alastair Sawday's book and sounded great. The guide said the place has two bikes guesses could use. It did not. Our host didn't help us with this either.
As beautiful as this place is, I would not go back unless I know the host has changed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Alessandra is a noble country mansion built on the hill of Lucca in the middle of the XVIII° century (1760).Surrounded by vineyards and olive-groves edging its gardens rich of flowers and mimosa trees Far only few minutes from the Old City center unites the advantages of a modern town with the charm of the old times spirit It is available for weekly rentals (full Villa) or daily B&B (rooms only)or daily B&B (rooms only). ... more less