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“Like being welcomed into the family home!” 5 of 5 stars
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Locanda Vigna Ilaria
Via della Pieve S.Stefano 967/C | S.Alessio, 55100 Lucca, Italy   |  
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Ranked #16 of 56 Hotels in Lucca
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Morro Bay, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Like being welcomed into the family home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed four nights at the Locanda Vigna IIlaria in Lucca. The hotel is located approximately 10 minutes drive from the walled historic city of Lucca. Cristina, who took care of all of our needs during our stay, was simply charming. Her philosophy..that by staying at the beautiful 150 year old B&B, we deserved to be treated as personal guests of the family...was demonstrated in everything she did. She prepared and served wonderful breakfasts of eggs, ham, cheeses, breads, homemade cakes, fresh fruit, cereals and coffee/cappuccinos. All this served in a beautiful garden setting that is used in the evenings as a restaurant as well. We ate on two different nights at the restaurant, and the food was delicious! Our room was large with windows overlooking the garden restaurant. The bathrooms were large and everything was very clean. Since we were staying there, we were given a discount not only at the hotel restaurant but also at the other restaurant which the family owns, within the walled city of Lucca. The only challenge was the inconsistent access to the internet on their wifi, which may be helpful for some people to know. For us, who came to experience this wonderful city, we had absolutely no complaints and would return in a heartbeat! Thank you Cristina!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We loved staying at Locanda Vigna Ilaria. Lovely old stone house. Rooms basic but fine. Could use more space to unpack. Main business is restaurant on ground floor which specializes in fish and does a brisk, local business for dinner. Focus is not on the B&B so you are more or less on your own. We didn't mind that but it may not be for everyone. Andrea the owner and Christina Maria who handles the daytime business are wonderful, friendly and helpful. Wifi not totally reliable. Need to have a car and also note checkin time of 5 pm. Plentiful breakfast with good variety. Nice local feel. Great value. We were sorry to leave.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Myself and my wife stayed for one night in Locanda Vigna Ilaria and enjoyed our stay.
The hotel is located around 10minutes drive from Lucca. Initially we arrived at around 2pm in the afternoon and found the place locked up. We then noticed on our booking confirmation that check in was indicated between 5pm and 8.30pm. We went back to Lucca for a few hours and returned at 5pm, but the hotel was still locked. We phoned the number on our booking form and the owner was apologetic and sent someone out to open up for us – which took about 25minutes. We were later brought a glass of prosecco each to apologise – which was nice. The hotel itself only has a few rooms on the first floor of the building, most of the ground floor contains the hotel.
The room itself had lovely high ceilings and was nice and bright. The bathroom was small but had a good shower. There is a tv, but there seemed to be only local tv channels.
We ate in the reataurant that evening and the food was very nice, though it is predominantly fish-based. The owner will help with translations as the menu was only in Italian.

In the morning the hotel seemed to be locked up again and we had a bit of confusion trying to find our way out – which we eventually did via a back door.
In general we were very happy with our stay in Locanda Vigna Ilaria, we paid €65 for the room which was quite good value. If you are staying here I would advise ringing in advance to ensure the hotel is open.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Very nice place with good owner Andrea and his assistant Kristina. They were very kind and attentive. Very interesting design - old style staff. Good restaurant. Gigant breakfast. We enjoyed!!! Cool view from window - Toscanian landscape. Close to Lucca!

  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Niskayuna, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

There were so many positive comments i could make about certain aspects of the hotel, and just as many negative comments. The room was large and very clean. However there was no toilet seat for the first day (a problem for two women). The bed was very comfortable but the roon was too dark. Andres and his staff are very kind and enthusiastic. However Andres has too much on his plate and is not always available when needed. We had to wait about 10 minites to get into our room, and about 25 minutes to checkout. They advertise free wifi but it didnt work for the two and a half days while we were there. If you were on a tight budget i would stay here, but otherwise i would find something closer to the city.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cornwall, England
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed for just one night in early October and had a wonderful experience. The owners and staff were incredibly helpful and genuinely kind and friendly. We arrived way too early to check in (on the off chance!) and they were completely accommodating and gave us a choice of rooms and helped us with everything. The room we stayed in was really spacious, clean and uniquely decorated with a great view. The breakfast was incredible, such a good spread! We would definitely go back.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Aberfoyle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Andres and Elena and Christina really laid on warm Tuscan hospitality from the moment we arrived in their beautiful restaurant with rooms 3 miles from the magnificent walled city of Lucca in Tuscany. They rolled out the red carpet treatment for us and the evening meal and breakfasts were tremendous at the Locanda. Full marks to chef for the thoughtful, local delicious fayre. Set in rolling countryside but only 10 minutes from town by car this really is a perfect spot to explore the wine and olive trail nearby and Andres has over 3,000 bottles of wine in his cellar and helps with wine / bike tours too. He has a store which samples other local Tuscan produce and I know we will back at some point to continue our gastronomic tour of the region. The team also run a great little restaurant in the centre of town by day and the spuntini dishes there will be remembered for a long time to come.

Richard Muir., Aberfoyle, Scotland

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  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via della Pieve S.Stefano 967/C | S.Alessio, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca
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Ranked #16 of 56 Hotels in Lucca
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Number of rooms: 3
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