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Piccolo Hotel Puccini or Hotel Rex

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Piccolo Hotel Puccini or Hotel Rex

We are visiting Lucca duiring the music festival in July and have narrowed our choice to either Piccolo Hotel Puccini or Hotel Rex.

Conerend about lack of air con in Puccini although central position may be better.

We were wondering what the area is like aound Lucca Train Station(Hotel Rex) - are there many bars and restaurants and how long would it take to walk to centre.

Any comments would be helpul.

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1. Re: Piccolo Hotel Puccini or Hotel Rex

Have not stayed in either hotel but Hotel Rex is a few minutes walk to the Porta San Pietro entrance to the city, then a short walk to Piazza Napoleone. Piccolo Hotel Puccini is a favourite of some regular posters on the Lucca forum and is a very short walk to Piazza Napoleone.

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Edited: 12:12 pm, February 24, 2013
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2. Re: Piccolo Hotel Puccini or Hotel Rex

Hotel Rex to Piazza Napoleone is 600 meters and about 7-8 minutes on foot.

Take a look at Google Maps and place the little yellow man icon at the northeast corner of Piazza Ricasoli (train station square), and you will see the front side of the Hotel Rex and the entry door very clearly. Conveniently located to the station if you have luggage!!!

Not a charming area as within the Walls, but so close that you may not care a wit.

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3. Re: Piccolo Hotel Puccini or Hotel Rex

We like to stay within the walls when we're in Lucca, so we'd give the nod to Piccolo Hotel Puccini. We love the location, and the staff is great.

An advantage of staying at Hotel Rex would be the fact that Gelateria Veneta, to our minds one of the most sublime ice cream places in Lucca and beyond, has a branch store just next door.

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4. Re: Piccolo Hotel Puccini or Hotel Rex

Hotel Puccini......every time!

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