I don't know if you're like me but I can't stand hotels (or restaurants come to that) which when you visit them bear no resemblance to their websites. Well rest assured, with Albergo Celide you get exactly what you see. Which is a small, very nice, immaculately clean, rather smart hotel just outside the city walls.
We stayed in a small double and whilst the room was small (and advertised as such) the bed was full size and extremely comfortable with a very nice bathroom and a shower with oodles of hot water - and I wasn't an early riser after an ahem, rather late night which is when you're most likely to end up with a cold shower....
Breakfast was no more or less than you would expect from an Italian hotel but perfectly acceptable nonetheless.
All the staff were excellent, but the manager was particularly stand out, a charming man who could not do enough for you - and when talking was also kind enough to put up with my rather ropey italian on my request (although his English is perfect if your Italian is worse than mine!).
Location-wise the Hotel is just over the road from the city walls and equidistant from two gates (on the best side of the city in my opinion) so is a very easy walk into and out of the Centre.
Another big plus point is a free car park attached to the hotel.
This is just a really nice hotel made special by the lovely staff who are always available to help in any way.
All in all I cannot recommend this hotel enough, my wife and I will in future stay here for our stays in Lucca