We stayed at B&B Principe Calaf for three nights during July 2013 and were very pleased with our choice of this specific B&B. We got a superior room (in the main floor - named Turandot) which was beautifully decorated and personalized with a Turandot opera theme. The room was spotless clean and very spacious and even had a small balcony facing the garden and courtyard. The room did not have aircondition, but there was a fan available and also a fridge and a TV with multiple Italian TV channels. We also had our own newly renovated bathroom which included both a shower and a jacuzzi. We could not think of a more pleasant way to relax than to hang out here when we were not strolling the streets of ancient Lucca. The owner Maria and her husband as well as their Brazilian staff member were so nice and welcoming and helped us with directions and recommendations for good restaurants, sights and tours. Also, the B&B offered us to loan bicycles which was an excellent way to explore Lucca. When my boyfriend crashed on one of the bicycles, Maria's husband - a retired doctor - even offered to fix his hurt arm. These are the nicest people we have met in Italy so far and the place really exceeded our expectations! We have stayed at multiple five star hotels worldwide but felt that we got plenty more value for our money in this lovely place. The only con - which in our opinion was outweighed by all the pro's - is that the traffic surrounding the villa can be somewhat noisy. As we are used to living in the city, it was really a non-issue for us but if you are a light sleeper, you may want to consider bringing some earplugs. We give this place our very best recommendations and will come back the next time we visit Lucca!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The B&B Prince Calaf is a dwelling place for modern tourists.Located in an Art Nouveau villa completely renovated with materials and fixtures and fittings, Prince Calaf is about 300 meters from the historic city walls of Lucca.Treating yourself to one or more days at the B&B Prince Calaf is a look into the past in a unique and elegant ambience which will make special each stay. ... more less
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