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“Comfort, quiet, great managment” 5 of 5 stars
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Ai Cipressi Bed & Breakfast
Via di Tiglio, 126, 55100 Lucca, Italy   |  
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Ranked #19 of 56 Hotels in Lucca
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“Comfort, quiet, great managment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We stayed at this hotel based on the recommendation from a travel agent, and were very happy with the accomodations, staff, and location. Here is a quick summary, mostly pro's with a couple minor cons.

Lots of pros:
- the price can't be beat!
- comfortable beds! we stayed in three different places, and while this was the least expensive, they were by far the best during the trip
- great staff - Gabriel and his older brother were helpful, prompty and friendly!
- great location - this location was really great, both close to the town and nestled next to a Sanctuary, so it was surprisingly quiet, too.
- bike rental - if you stay here, get their bikes. They are cheaper, not as obvious as other bike rentals, and in good shape. Plus, you can keep them all day for a flat fee.
- roomy bathroom with ample hot water and comfortable shower
- nice, small outdoor sitting area
- fast wireless service! we paid three times more for a place in a different area with much worse service
- free parking!

A couple very minor critiques
- breakfast had a lot of carbs - bread and cereal - and could use more protein. The espresso machine was loud, but it made good beverages, so the noise was somewhat worth it.
- I wish there was a mini-fridge to store picnic items or white wine.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Upon first approaching the hotel we had a little difficulty finding it because it is tucked away behind a storefront and parking lot. I was slightly sceptical at first because the rooms open up to an outdoor balcony, but out room turned out to be very quiet, clean and the owners were very helpful. We rented bikes directly from he hotel which was clearly convenient and ended up being less expensive than other shops because the rate was for a full 24 hours. The owner also helped us pick out a restaurant for dinner and made a reservation for us. There were 4 of us in a family so we were able to get a room for 3 people and have a small bed brought in-it was ready for us before we arrived. Breakfast was light and included juice, milk, cereal, fresh breads, hot drinks from a machine and a variety of biscuits and fruit. It seemed as though the hotel was recently renovated and the decorations were fresh and bright. The location was unbeatable- right around the corner from the entrance to the walled town. I would stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Pros:
Spacious comfortable room
Clean spacious bathroom
Breakfast buffet generous by Italian standards (who generally eat small sweet things only for breakfast)
Friendly helpful hosts
Self-serve mini-bar and coffee machine
Bike hire available at a reasonable price
Location - convenient, just outside the city walls, quiet

Cons:
Beware of the reception opening hours! Typically you'd expect check-in to be from 2pm, but the reception here closes over lunch and doesn't re- open until 3:30pm, closing again at 6:30pm). We arrived just before 2pm and had to wait outside for 1.5 hours with our luggage. This information should be given in the confirmation email so that you know to expect it.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Very affordable, clean and convenient location. We were on the second floor with the door leading out to the balcony which overlooked the parking lot. Surprisingly, the view was nice. Gabriel was extremely helpful with giving us information on the sites and restaurants. Rooms were bright and clean. 5 minute walk to Porta Elisa and 15 min walk to train station. Sidewalks were unpaved in the area, so luggage with wheels had difficulty rolling.. Many businesses are closed just after lunch and don't open till 3 or 4 pm in Italy. Check in was a little late at 3 pm. Overall fantastic value for price.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

We stayed for 4 nights over a weekend. The brothers who run it are great and their Dad even gace us a lift to the bus station! Comfotable and good value. We would recommend it. Only a short walk to anything.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Lovely place, good value for money, excellent breakfast. Near the city centre. The owners are well informend and have maps, extra info, etc to give away with a smile!! We got tickets for a concert not far from the hotel directly from the hotel desk, lovely experience. The parking place is included in the price which is good considering that in Lucca you can't drive to the centre and the parking spaces are expensive. You can also rent a bike from the hotel. Will come back again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is just outside the city wall in a non touristy area but a very short walk to the Porta Elisa and the ancient and beautiful town of Lucca. Not a luxury hotel by any means but the rooms are spotlessly clean and spacious with large and well-appointed bathrooms. The area is quiet at night so peaceful sleep was assured. The owner Gabriel speaks good English and is very helpful. A great place to use as a base for exploring Lucca. Only fault is the breakfast which is high on carbs and devoid of much protein - no eggs - but there is an espresso machine available 23/7!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ai Cipressi Bed & Breakfast

Address: Via di Tiglio, 126, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Lucca
#8 Family Hotel in Lucca
#18 Romantic Hotel in Lucca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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