We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Alle camiele is a haven of peace!”
Review of Alle Camelie

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Lucca
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Alle Camelie
Ranked #131 of 176 Lucca B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 29, 2008

We rented one of the self catering units - the Farmhouse - for two weeks in June 08. It has 4 bedrooms, two double, two wingle, each with an en suite. In addition there is an eat-in kitchen and a sitting room. There were four adults in our party (my husband and I, our daughter and son-in-law) and a 10 month old granddaughter.
Alle Camelie is an Agriturismo and is run by Augusto Orsi and his wife Inge. (Inge is German and a real linguist! She speaks German, Italian and English really well and Augusto speaks French and Italian.) The welcome we received was amazing. Prior to our arrival I had had lots of questions about the equipment of the house, since we live only 5 hours drive away in southern Switzerland, and I could bring "essentials" with me. Inge replied quickly and with very accurate information. In addition to the two self-catering units there are 8 double B&B rooms, all with access to a shared, large and cheerful sitting/eating area and kitchenette. In addition there is a shared swimming pool for everyone.
This is truly a farm. They have loads of olive trees and make their own oil which they sell to shops and hotels in Lucca. In addition they make their own San Giovese wine, which is very nice indeed. They also raise Camelias for sale and have many varieties growing around the property. They have also many rare species of bushes and trees, all carefully labelled with lots of information on the plant concerned. The entire place is just beautiful! There are little, private sitting areas dotted about the hillside, and everyone is welcome to use them.
The onyl drawback for us was the lack of air conditioning during a very hot spell.
The farm is an easy 20 minute drive from the Porta Elisa in the old town of Lucca. Simple to pop in and out. For those self-catering, or wanting to make a simple meal int he shared kitchen, there is a good little supermarket 11 minutes away, and an excellent mini-market with local products 2 minutes down the road. You are allowed to do laundry at the farm (3Euros/load) from Monday to Thursday inclusive. However we found a super lavanderia in Capannori, en route to Lucca and just beyond the autostrada to Florence. They washed, dried and folded the laundry for us!
Alle Camelie is about 40 minutes from the coast (Viareggio) and about 1 hours from the centre of Florence - both by car. You need a car to get to the farm.
We loved our stay with Inge and Augusto, who are very, very hospitable (Augusto brought us courgettes from the garden every day and we enjoyed the "fiori fritti" as a result. We were also told not to hesitate to pick basil or parsely or any of the other herbs growing around the farm as well as to help ourselves to the lemons and oranges at our door!!

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
3  Thank Hambagahle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (17)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

3 - 9 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: May 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Darietta85
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: November 2017
Thank Il vecchio P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
Thank firefoxair
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: October 2016, traveled with family
Thank butrus1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: August 2016, traveled as a couple
Thank Ro22ber03
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: June 2016, traveled as a couple
Thank Anna-Karin L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Lucca hotels
9.8 mi away
Villa Casanova Lucca
Villa Casanova Lucca
#1 of 1 in Balbano
105 reviews
5.4 mi away
Hotel Da Carlos
Hotel Da Carlos
#1 of 1 in Santa Maria del Giudice
181 reviews
5 mi away
Hotel Ilaria
Hotel Ilaria
#4 of 47 in Lucca
1,137 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
9.7 mi away
La Pieve di Sant'Andrea
La Pieve di Sant'Andrea
#1 of 2 in Maggiano
59 reviews
10.3 mi away
Relais Victoria
Relais Victoria
#1 of 1 in San Macario in Monte
81 reviews
5.2 mi away
Affittacamere La Camelia
Affittacamere La Camelia
#60 of 176 in Lucca
56 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Alle Camelie? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Alle Camelie

Address: Via della Pieve, 186 | Pieve di Compito, 55065, Lucca, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #131 of 176 B&Bs / Inns in Lucca
Price Range: $80 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing