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“Friendly Staff, quiet and convenient location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Rex
Piazzale Bettino Ricasoli, 19, 55100, Lucca, Italy   |  
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Ranked #13 of 57 Hotels in Lucca
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Oregon
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9 hotel reviews
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“Friendly Staff, quiet and convenient location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We really liked this hotel. It is conveniently located to the train station and a short walk to get inside the walls of the old city. The rooms were modern (adequate plugins), quiet, and clean. The breakfast was good and the staff were friendly and fun. We loved Lucca and hope we can return someday.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

If you're looking for an easy-to-find, moderate budget hotel, this is the place for you.

The hotel is steps from the train station and about 200m from the main city gate. The room was a moderate size with a larger bathroom than the ones we had in Venice. The room was clean overall, but the grout in the bathroom could have been cleaned better. The bath towels in Italy are super thin, but sufficiently dry oneself.

The bed was quite firm and we were presented with (yet again) flat pillows. I guess Italians have no idea what comfortable pillows are like. Of the four beds I've slept in thus far, it was not really much different than the rest. Luxury hotels beds seem to be stiff too, albeit it slightly more comfortable. There was a tiny TV in the room with CNN/BBC (other channels in foreign language). Even though you're by the station, you do not hear the trains. The room also has a small view, but not much to see.

The free breakfast was good and there were a variety of pastries, cereal, and juices. The free WiFi worked well for us both in the lobby and the room (41). You have to ask for a 24-hr pass to the WiFi when you check-in.

There's nothing exciting about the hotel, but it did the job quite nicely. They let you hold luggage for a bit if required as do most hotels. It doesn't have any historical charm, though so don't expect that. If you want to keep yourself around €90-100/night in April, this is a decent place.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Thank Fernando M
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Aups, France
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Very nice stay and we had great fun on the bikes and the weather was hot the staff were friendly not forgeting Grandad!! in reception,Thanks .Will definately come again to Lucca it should be called the secret city,so gorgeous.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Hotel Rex in Lucca is near the city wall, train station and lots of amenities.
After a short drive from Pisa airport we had a smooth check in and a reserved car parking. Breakfast was good. Room was big, very clean with high ceiling however it needs a bit of updating but it is full of character.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Newark, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I stayed at Hotel Rex as a complete accident. My friends were camping near Lucca, and so we were driving around trying to find me a hotel room nearby (I DO NOT camp - bad experience). We drove up and there is Hotel Rex literally two minutes walk from the train station. The patriarch (a very energetic young octegenarian) was outside making sure it was very tide. He was so charming! The room was clean and cozy. The staff was friendly and kind. I would recommend Hotel Rex to everyone. I know that's where I'm staying if I ever go back to Lucca.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank Christina M
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Olympia, Washington
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The hotel is located across a parking lot from the train station. It is across the street from access to the Lucca town wall. They have bicycles available to ride on the wall or wherever. It is also within walking... distance of EuropeCar car rental. The mother and daughter who run the hotel are extremely helpful, speak very good English, and went out of their way to give directions and service. The night clerk also spoke very good English and was a valuable resource to help find a great dining experience. Included breakfast was plentiful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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glasgow
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I would recommend the Hotel Rex in Lucca. It is a friendly family hotel and you are made to feel very welcome. The bedroom was air conditioned which was great. Very clean and tidy, and a great selection at breakfast, something for everyone! I have stayed in Lucca a few times and for me the Rex was ideally situated. It is right at the train station which means when you arrive you literally walk out of the station with your luggage, cross the road and you are there. Although at the station it is very quiet, no noisy trains at all. To enter the lucca walls, it is literally 4 mins walk from The Rex. Another plus, is the price, VERY reasonable. I'll be back :-)

Room Tip: We had a twin room overlooking the square which was lovely, all have lovely window shutters outside...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Address: Piazzale Bettino Ricasoli, 19, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Lucca
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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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