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Relais San Lorenzo
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Cesare Battisti, 15, Lucca, Italy   |  
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Ranked #6 of 59 hotels in Lucca
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“exceptional and unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Daniella was an outstanding host at the Relais San Lorenzo. The former palazzo where we stayed was elegant. It looked straight out of the Renaissance. The breakfast room was a charming sitting room with a fireplace - a perfect setting for relaxing and enjoying the sumptuous breakfast Daniella provides. It was a special treat to be able to order eggs the way you wanted them. The pastries and cappuccinos were wonderful. The rooms were charming. Daniella went out of her way to make us feel at home. We cannot recommend this hotel enough.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Relais San Lorenzo was a wonderful experience. Daniella made my stay wonderful - very attentive and knowledgeable, kind and generous. A wonderful hostess in this classic and classy establishment. Breakfast was just superb, and all the finer touches taken care of as if by magic. I would recommend San Lorenzo to anyone who wants calm elegance in there stay. When next in Lucca I would always return here.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

A small and friendly place to relax in Lucca. We were delighted to be given the Butterfly room which included a large sitting area with 2 settees and a large outdoor terrace. The room was well equipped with kettle and mini bar. A lovely touch being able to have fresh fruit and water from the lounge and the evening cognac was delicious! We had an early flight but were given an array of food to make up for missing breakfast. Only problem was that the room was cold due to the unseasonal weather. This meant that the towels (Which were not changed daily) were always damp.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Small B&B. Beautiful rooms. Large residents' lounge. Spotlessly clean, stylish place. On an upper floor of a larger building, up about 20 steps of stairs. Great service, friendly and pleasant.
Some nice touches: Complementary mini bar with water and drinks replenished every day; Cognac left out in the lounge for guests every evening! Free WiFi in the lounge, excellent coffee at breakfast (cold buffet plus eggs to order).
Very well located inside the walls, about 20 minutes stroll from the station. Plenty of restaurants nearby.
Delighted we opted to stay here, no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. It is really excellent.
It might be a little hard to find, there is no big sign outside. We had checked it out on Google maps street-view so we knew what to look out for.
It does not operate a 24/7 reception, so watch the check-in times or ring ahead if you are going to arrive later. It's well worth the minor inconvenience, believe me!

  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We absolutely loved our stay at Relais San Lorenzo which is located in a historic building in the heart of Lucca. Lucca is a special town, very walkable, lots of greenery, and delicious restaurants. We had so much fun in this city.

This was by far one of the most romantic locations we stayed during our three-week trip across Italy. The room was a bit small, but perfect for napping after exploring the town or biking the walls. We enjoyed the fact that there is a complimentary computer for use as well as free wi-fi. The dining room/library was a great place to sit and read for awhile.

Each morning, guests arrived in the dining room for a wonderful breakfast. Danielle prepared the most amazing croissants and even prepared an eggs to our liking.

Don't miss this B&B, and don't miss this beautiful little town. Both quite special.

  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We had a most wonderful stay in Danielle's boutique hotel. It is in the heart of Lucca. The hotel is within walking distance of anything you would need. The complimentary breakfast was delicious and served in an historic dining room. Danielle is a most gracious hostess and her staff are very caring. Danielle is also a great source of information about how to access resources. Our stay at Relais San Lorenzo was truly wonderful. We would recommend this hotel to any travellers who welcome the flavour of architecture and history and a peaceful and relaxing end to busy days.

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  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We stayed here for 7 nights from late March to early April 2013 over Easter and so glad we chose Relais San Lorenzo. Situated on a floor of a beautiful old Italian building that has been tastefully renovated. We were unexpectedly upgraded to the larger room with separate reading area and it's own outside private patio/balcony area. Wow! What a wonderful surprise and space! Daniela the owner and host was fabulous… nothing was too much trouble and she was most helpful with local suggestions on food, wine and sights to see. It was my partner's birthday whilst we stayed here and after a great dinner out we came back to a lovely bunch of flowers Daniela had left for her… a lovely touch!

Breakfast was great… lots of food to choose from, including eggs if you want them. Coffee was great! The breakfast room is in the common central lounge area with big fireplace that must be great on a cold Winters day… this room had plenty of books to read, and every night a decanter of cognac is left out for a quiet pre-sleep drink if wanted.

Great position with everything within Lucca so close to walk to… the town wall is just around the corner! Hire bikes and ride around it a few times for a different perspective of Lucca! Especially nice on a sunny day.

Make sure you visit the archaeological dig just inside the front door and on the ground floor for some great history of the property and what was built before! Amazing!!

Internet access was great, conencting via the ethernet cable provided to us by Daniela. She said the Wifi doesn't work too well in the bedrooms through the thick old building wall, so she provides the cable! You can use WiFi in the main lounge area though.

Highly recommend Relais San Lorenzo… we loved every minute of our stay here and we were both very sad to leave. Daniela, we will be back one day and will bring the baby with us! Thanks for your absolute kindness.

  • Stayed April 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Relais San Lorenzo Lucca
Address: Via Cesare Battisti, 15, Lucca, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Lucca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Relais San Lorenzo 3*
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