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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Just got back last night from a 2 week stay at this amazing Tuscan Villa. We celebrated our 40 and 50 birthdays there with family and friends. It was amazing. The trip had been 1 year in the making and all our expectations were filled and beyond so too. The staff was sweet and extremely helpful and forthcoming! We just really loved it all. Fabric covered walls, beautiful grounds, peaceful surroundings, views that will take your breath away. I am at loss for words. I would come back in a heartbeat! We all already long for the days we spent at this gorgeous villa.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Kristin F
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principessalucca, Direttore at Villa La Principessa, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

Dear Mrs Kristin,

we just realized that you wrote such a special comment!! Thank you so much and present our best regards to the family! See you soon ;-)

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Stunning looking from the outside and nice grounds to walk around. The smallest lifts known to man, intersting sculptures and clearly was once a very impressive place with some original features to see. However the rooms were covered in vulgar stained fabric, showed photos to family when I got back who laughed heartily! Although the place was cleaned well, it was old and tatty and I tried not to touch anything.
There are only 2 outside tables in the bar area and so was actually difficult to sit outside one night. We went to the front of the hotel to the only other tables we knew of at the restaurant tables and the staff were really quite put out that we just wanted to sit outside for 10 minutes, even though it was practically empty and they had stopped serving.
In fact the table service was slow at best, and if you miss lunch by 10 minutes you have the worst ham and cheese sandwhich you would expect from a petrol station. Some didn't speak English at all and never smiled or said Hi when you went for breakfast. The reception staff weren't too bad although I wouldn't stretch to welcoming.
There was a little water feature in the driveway which had a few poor goldfish swimming in dirty unaired water without even a twig to swim around, felt very cruel!
On the plus side its easy to find with plenty of parking and in a good location a few minutes drive from Lucca. Don't think I could recomend it.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank slimmorrell
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principessalucca, Direttore at Villa La Principessa, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

Many thanks for the time you have dedicated to write remarks about our hotel.
All comments are very precious and we do our best to improve.
Thank you very much for your visit.
Best regards

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Have just spent four nights at the Villa La Principessa, and would happily go there again. If staying in a standard double, try and avoid Room 144 (unless you really like yellow check pattern over everything), but we moved to the Annexe and the room there was much nicer and had a view of the garden for the same price. The lounges on the ground floor have massive comfy sofas and chairs and breakfast and dinner are served out in the garden when the weather is suitable. The swimming pool is large - probably not child-friendly as even the shallow end is almost two metres deep. Loads of parking as well. There were people there from England, America, Holland, Belgium, Italy, so an international mix! Very good value by booking direct with the hotel.

Room Tip: Avoid the rooms on the 4th florr - they're converted attic rooms, with no views and decorated in VERY bright colours which with the low ceiling felt claustrophobic.l
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank CountryBumpkins3046
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principessalucca, Direttore at Villa La Principessa, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

Many thanks for the significant opinion
We are very pleased to offer a relaxant break and our intent is offer the possibility to our guests to fully appreciate the swimming pool, the park and gardens around the Villa, taste traditional dishes in a very pleasant setting, sleep in a comfortable and well furnished room and give them a desire to return
We look forward to welcoming you again

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

There is actually nothing I could complain about when it comes to my experience of La Principessa. The location is great, the gardens and the pool are stunning, I am definitely going back. The staff is kind and helpful, breakfast is very good, the rooms are clean, tidy and the furnishing is really nice, the views are breathtaking. I'm not sure if there is lunch or dinner service available but there are some very good restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Thank karlalovrinov
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principessalucca, Direttore at Villa La Principessa, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2013

We appreciate very much your very affectionate thought regarding the experience at La
Principessa.

We are happy that you appreciated the location of the villa, the gardens and the pool.

Our guests can enjoy meals at the restaurant open for lunch (garden by the the pool) and dinner (in the park in the summer time)

We look forward to welcoming you again to add a chapter to your fairytale.

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

a wonderful old villa with wonderful atmosphere in the palatial rooms. Yes, in parts it was a tad shabby but the friendly welcoming and efficient staff were far more important. The decor is eclectic in parts but very striking. Our bedroom walls were covered in fabric as were the sitting room and other rooms. The evening meal we had was good, again with excellent service. Breakfast was more than generous with a huge choice and again attentive service. The linen was spotless and the bed extremely comfortable. It is about 15 minute's drive from Lucca, also close to Pisa and easy to reach Florence. This hotel more than met our expectations and we would recommend it.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Frances469
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principessalucca, Direttore at Villa La Principessa, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2013

We thank you so much for your very nice comment.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

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