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“Good hotel choice if you come by train” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Rex
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Ricasoli 19, 55100 Lucca, Italy   |  
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Ranked #12 of 57 Hotels in Lucca
Calgary
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45 hotel reviews
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“Good hotel choice if you come by train”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Unfortunately, the Italian train employees staged a wildcat strile that Monday and all trains from Viareggio to Lucca were cancelled. So we caught a bus in the rain and dragged our luggage through the town. Two days later it was very convenient for our train to Siena via Florence. The room was good, clean and quiet, the breakfast was acceptable and the front desk staff were very friendly.
It was very convenient for our exploration of Lucca and access to wine bars and restaurants.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Perfect location! Just outside the old walls. Staff are helpful enough, if a touch grumpy :) room was large with a high ceiling, brand new bathroom. Breakfast was good enough. Free parking.

Seeing as you can't drive into the old city without a permit, this is basically the best you'll do if you have a car.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

After getting lost in Florence, finding Hotel Rex in Lucca was a breeze! Our GPS put us in front of the railway station across from Hotel Rex. Parking for our rental car was provided right in front of the hotel. The desk people welcomed us warmly. Directly across the busy street is the ancient city wall that encompasses the old town. We rode bikes atop the wall then came down and walked around the old town. Absolutely charming!. Had a great lunch in Piazza Napoleone.
Valentina (at the desk) recommended a tiny restaurant just around the corner for dinner. Bar Cupido was a delightful find with good service and GREAT food. ad no other tourists, but lots of locals. Valentina told us that the next night was Luminaria di Santa Croce, a big procession through the old town. The next day we drove to La Spezia where we took the train to the Cinque Terre for the day. Upon our return, we went back to Bar Cupido for dinner then over to experience the Luminaria di Santa Croce procession. There were 4,000 marchers from all over Italy in the procession.Many were in traditional costumes or Medieval costumes. We did not stay for all of it but did hear and see the fireworks from our room at midnight! Our room was typically small but comfortable. Very clean. The breakfast was pleasant. The staff and location really make Hotel Rex a great find. Would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it to friends planning a couple of days in Lucca.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Stayed in this hotel for a week and couldn't be happier with the location, facilities and service. The location is ideal as it is very close to the railway station and to the City Walls, making it easy to get out and about. Despite the closeness to the station it was very quiet and tranquil. The room we stayed in was very clean and comfortable. Shower cubicle could have been slightly bigger but that didn't matter too much, more importantly the water pressure was excellent. Breakfast buffet was very good with an extensive selection. What really made the stay so pleasurable was the wonderful, friendly service from the owners and staff. You were really made to feel welcome and part of a family. Would definitely recommend this hotel and hope to return in the future.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The hotel location is perfect most if you came by train. Just one block or less and here you are!
Easy to park, because the station is there. and close to a gate to go inside the old city that you can go walking.
The attention is careful, rooms are clean, spacious,bright, good internet connection. Normal Breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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 September 1, 2012

Great location, clean, very friendly service, very personal service, good value. Old chap is a gem and does much to welcome you. We had a rental and were also able to park right outside the hotel. Would definitely recommend for a quick visit to Lucca.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

This hotel was in a great location, and the men who handled our check-in were extremely sweet and helpful. The hotel was reasonably priced, but the bed was maybe the most uncomfortable I have ever slept in.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Rex

Address: Piazza Ricasoli 19, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Lucca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rex 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cozy family-run hotel located 100 meters far from the historic center and 80 meters far from the main railway station, convenient location for easy exploration of the countryside and the coast of Tuscany. Hotel Rex offers a range of services to its customers, such as free Wi-Fi in the entire building and in all rooms, a rich buffet breakfast with sweet and savory dishes, comfort for children and free parking places in front of the hotel. The friendly staff at Hotel Rex is always happy to answer all your questions and give you tips on how to make your stay special in Lucca and at Hotel Rex. ... more   less 
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Rex Hotel Lucca

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