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“Good, comfortable find in Lucca” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Seminario Bed & Breakfast

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Il Seminario Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 165 Lucca B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Carmel, NY
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Good, comfortable find in Lucca”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Il Seminario is inside the city walls, and can be a bit challenging to find. But once we got there (and the manager was very helpful in providing directions and even offering to drive to where we were and have us follow him) we found it very centrally located.

The room was very comfortable and quiet; the staff very willing to help; and the breakfast was one of the best -- featuring a very good choice.

All in all, we highly recommend Il Semiario in Lucca.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Dunsborough, Australia
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20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

We booked Il Seminario at the last minute and while we initially thought we would be booking a B&B room with kitchenette, we were offered a fully-equipped apartment which we very willingly agreed to. The apartment was in a separate building, just 100m from the B&B, and was incredible ... spread over two floors with kitchen/dining/lounge, main bedroom and bathroom on one floor and a very funky cellar-style lounge (with fold out bed) and bathroom downstairs. Everything was new, clean and we couldn't have wanted for a single thing. We even had a washing machine which after weeks of travel was very welcome. It was also a surprisingly quiet location - and we had the added bonus of having the breakfast in the garden at the B&B available to us each morning (included in the price). AND off-street parking behind the B&B. All for an exceptionally reasonable rate. In addition, the hosts, Paolo and Marcella, were a dynamic pair who just couldn't do enough for their guests. They run an amazing property in a really lovely part of Lucca, easily accessible to all that the great Tuscan city has to offer, and they treat their guests as if they are friends coming to visit in their own home. I can't recommend Il Seminario highly enough.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Shellsta
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Ocean Grove, Australia
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24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Right inside the walls of the old town of Lucca, this is a great place to stay - you can walk to all attractions, the rooms are spacious, staff are great and if you have a car, there is private parking (one of the issues in the old towns). I highly recommend it - excellent breakfast, outside if weather permits. Go for it - you won't be disappointed!

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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214 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

What a find! I will recommend this B&B to anyone who will listen! It is in a great location and the property is well kept and welcoming. Manuela was most helpful upon check-in and gave us just the right amount of information to help us start exploring the city on our own.
We stayed in the Suite Guinigi. A great room on the 2nd floor. It has a little kitchenette too. The room had everything and more. It's a shame we are only staying the one night. On site car parking was a bonus- large cars will have some issue if there are cars parked on the street opposite the gate- just be patient! We became traffic assistants to someone trying to exit the property before we could park. Half the neighborhood was involved!! It was rather amusing!
Breakfast was perfect. Would not consider staying anywhere else if coming to the area again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed at B & B iL Seminario and absolutely loved it. They waited for us to arrive at late hour in the night and made sure we were comfortable. They even offered us a bottle of wine. If in Lucca this would be a great family place to stay. Our travel was through Europe and this was by far the best place for the money. Breakfast was great in their lovely garden. They have A/C which is important in July

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank njambi W
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Nottingham, UK
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98 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

Having travelled by train from Pisa the location of the Il Seminario was just perfect as it was just inside the walls of Lucca but also a stones throw from the train station.
We were greeted by very friendly staff and shown to a lovely quiet room at the back of the property. The breakfast was adequate and it was a delight to stay at this B&B...

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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UK
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239 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Large clean rooms and a good breakfast by Italian standards. Friendly and helpful host (Paulo) who was available for all assistance and advice. The only criticism is that even with Paulo's written advice it was difficult to find . Suggest a route is drawn on the website .

Otherwise a very comfortable (superb memory foam beds) and extremely good value base to stay in Lucca. Also very near the train station for a trip into Pisa

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Il Seminario Bed & Breakfast
Address: Via del Seminario 5, 55100, Lucca, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 165 B&Bs / Inns in Lucca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Il Seminario Bed & Breakfast 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All rooms have air conditioning and all rooms have private bathroom There is also wireless internet connection so that you can always stay in touch with the outside world. For a pleasant distraction you can switch on the satellite television instead. If you have any pets please do not leave them at home, they are more than welcome in our apartments. ... more   less 
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