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“The best restaurant, service, & neighborhood”
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Hotel Da Carlos
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Doha, Qatar
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“The best restaurant, service, & neighborhood”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The smell of burning wood in cold snowing weather, the food served at hotel restaurant, and the lovely people from neighborhood & in hotel itself: all of these made that night we spent here one of our best nights in Italy. I hope to repeat it again & again.

Of course, the costs are reasonable and cheaper than Rome. The view is more than beautiful.. It's also in between Pisa & Lucca. I also liked how the restaurant was full with native people. I think that all neighborhood families were there that Thursday.

  • Stayed December 2012
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HotelDaCarlos, Direttore at Hotel Da Carlos, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear MKarbi, we took great pleasure your review!, thank you describe your stay so carefully,thank you very much for taking your time to write some beautiful words you still expect to Lucca, for any information we are at your disposal.Best Regards
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Builth Wells
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Perfect position for discovering Lucca, Pisa and Florence. Excellent family owned hotel. Friendly, clean and comfortable. What else do you need! Good free parking. Attached restaurant excellent.
Try the ice cream parlour up the road - open until late.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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HotelDaCarlos, Manager at Hotel Da Carlos, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear Caerberis thank you very much for taking your time to write some beautiful words, for us is more than pleased to help you.

We also hope to host you again and again, for any information please contact us and follow us on facebook.

Thanks.
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Malmo, Sweden
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

We stayed one week in Tuscony, in hotel da Carlos. Overall it was a good experience. The staff are very helpful and very nice. The hotel is located between Pisa and Lucca. Not far from each city. It is a one hour drive to Florence and 40 minutes drive to the beach (viareggia: very nice coastal town). However you will need a rental car if you stay in hotel da carlos because I dont think there is good public transportation around the hotel. We did have a rental car so it was no problem for us.
The rooms are not that big but fine and clean. The refrigerator is small but good enough for two. I recommend the hotel if you have a rental car.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Inexpensive and very good value for the money. Typical non-touristy Italian hotel/restaurant off the beaten track. Spent two nights there. Rooms very clean with air conditioning that works (hurrah!) and the restaurant is pretty good and obviously popular with the locals. Portions sizes more than generous. I rather liked this place, feels like real Italy and reminded me of the sort of places you found 30 years ago. Staff friendly.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Munich, Germany
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6 reviews
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We picked this hotel based on its good reviews and its convenient location just 10 minutes from Pisa, Lucca, and the Florence autostrada. It more than met our expectations. The rooms where comfortable and clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The very popular restaurant offered good food and good service for a modest amount of money. The perfect place to end a long day of sightseeing. We were so pleased that we extended our stay to a total of four nights.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Bar Ilan Univesity
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

This isn't a terrible hotel; room was large and clean, but furnished very ugly and depressingly. Shower had absolutely no pressure - but there was bath so I used it instead. No shampoo and soap (to speak of), bring your own. Horrible breakfast - but, a wonderful pasterria (wish also superb ice cream) about 5 min driving towards Luccia. Location is Ok for both Luccia and Pisa - if you have a car and don't mind tricky road (gps recommended). Ah and you'll have to be VERY careful on existing their lot, as they have several huge garbage cans completely obstructing the view of approaching cars (and many drive really fast).
(I was on a conference trip and thought this hotel was better based on reviews... ah well...)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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München
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2012

This review is for the restaurant at this hotel.

Me and my family were on our way from Pisa to Lucca. The road is very beautiful but it was middle August so it was simply too hot! We were driving with open windows despite the air conditioner. So we decided to make a stop and make a refreshing pause. At this moment we were entering Santa Maria del Giudice and we saw this hotel-restaurant. As we entered the restaurant we were welcomed in Italian by a nice young man, whose first question after welcoming us was: how would you like to have your water, with or without gas? Amazing! (Did we look so desperately thirsty?) As he noticed we were not Italians he kindly offered us a menu in English. We ordered three different dishes and they were simply delicious! I mean, eating in Italy is always a pleasure but this food was like home-made (of course Italian home-made!). We'd have ordered more if we knew it was going to be so good! One more point in their favour: the kitchen was almost closing as we arrived due to midday break but they were very kind and waited for our order to be taken, then they closed but we could still eat calmly, without any hurries. I highly recommend it if you want to taste the real Tuscan kitchen in a very nice atmosphere and be kindly treated/served.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Da Carlos
Address: Via Nuova Per Pisa 5901, 55100 Santa Maria del Giudice, Lucca, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca > Santa Maria del Giudice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Santa Maria del Giudice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Da Carlos 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel da Carlos is situaed on the slopes of the lucchesi hills. It's only a few Km away from Pisa and Lucca. The city is rich of architetural and historical evidence where a passionate tourist will find master pieces of medieval art, renaissance and more. Near the sea and mountains, the hotel is in a strategic position. It is possibile to visit in just a few minutes by car, the most beautiful places in Tuscany: Lucca, Viareggio,Forte dei Marmi,Volterra,Firenze, Siena, Pisa .......and more. Our Hotel is furnished with all the comfort necessary for our tourists to spend a relaxing stay in the beautiful countryside of Lucca. Offers large and comfortable rooms, we will make you feel at home with our family management and friendly atmosphere. A room well furnished and cozy is the best way to start a vacation And have private bathrooms, telephone with a direct line, air conditioning, minibar, free Wi-Fi and television. Our staff is always at your complete disposal. ... more   less 
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