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Hotel San Marco
Ranked #7 of 51 Hotels in Lucca
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Weinheim, Germany
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5 reviews
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“It was an excellent choice!”
Reviewed June 12, 2012

It's in a very good neighborhood, only 6 minutes' walk from the beautiful old city wall, with ample and free parking options, which is very important in Italian cities.

The hotel is modern and clean, the staff very friendly and helpful, the free WLAN fast and stable, and the breakfast buffet is also very good for Italian standards.

If we'll come back to Lucca, which is very likely as my husband and i both liked it very much there, we'll definitely stay at Hotel San Marco again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

This hotel is not within the old city but is only about 5-10 minutes walk away from the city walls so you can get anywhere in the old city in 25 minutes or so. The great advantage of this is that it has free parking! Also it doesn't face a busy road and all the rooms face away from the road so it's very quiet and peaceful. It is a modern building and the rooms are perfectly satisfactory, it's quite nice to be in a modern hotel for a change in Italy, and to have a roomy lobby and breakfast area. The staff at the front desk were extremely pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

We went to Lucca on the spur of the moment and the Hotel San Marco was recommended by a local - and what a find. Clean, comfortable, and really convenient with incredibly helpful staff. Lucca is lovely and we took the train to Pisa (about 20 mins) which is also a great place to visit. Our room was nicely decorated and a good size as was the ensuite shower room and there is a very adequate buffet breakfast. For the price it was incredibly good value too. Ask at reception for recommendations of local places to eat - we went to two different places and they were both good.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 23, 2011

I stayed at the Hotel San Marco for 6 nights recently. I found the room to be very comfortable, clean and roomy. The bathroom was very tidy and modern. The hotel pool was very welcoming on those hot hot days! 5 minutes walk from the old city, and about 10 minutes walk to the supermarket. The hotel also has bicycles available to hire for the day. The breakfast was good - all you could eat from a choice of cereals, toast, pastries, meats and fruit/veges. I would be happy to recommend the San Marco to anyone, and would be most happy to stay here again.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Hod Hasharon
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

This is a clean, quiet and reasonably priced hotel without frills. The rooms (all identical) are small and utilitarian. The breakfast was adequate, but nothing special. The hotel is located about 5 minutes walk from the old city. Car parking was free. However, the real gem is Francesco at the reception. He is friendly, speaks good English and is full of useful information. We'd stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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St Albans
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

We stayed here for a friend's wedding for 3 nights in August. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, the pool was great for cooling down in the heat and hotel was only 5 minutes' walk from the walls of Lucca. Room was pretty small but very clean and was perfect for what we wanted (although the step in the middle of the bathroom caught us both out on several occasions!) Breakfast was pretty basic but fine for our stay. Great hotel, would not hesitate to come back for a short break in Tuscany

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

The Hotel San Marco is a modern hotel in a quiet location outside the city walls.

All the staff are friendly. The reception staff speak good English and gave us exceptional help in booking taxis and trips.

The room was very modern and clean - not huge but comfortable. The towels were of good quality. The only downside was the bathroom which was rather small. There was a large crack in the tiling down the side of the shower. This was wholly inconsistent with the overall quality of every other aspect of the hotel which is very high.

There is a pleasant and useful lounge/reception area as well as a small seating area outside between the hotel and the poolside. The pool is quite small. I wouldn't call it large enough for a decent swim, but it is large enough for about six to seven strokes from end to end. It's certainly worth using to cool down. The poolside area is quite small but in August was large enough for all those who wanted to use it. Both the pool and the outside area are quite close to the road but this was not a problem.

Breakfast in the hotel was very good - lots of variety: pastries, eggs, ham, cheese, cereals, fruit, yogurts etc.

If I were going to a hotel purely to lie in the sum all day I would choose somewhere with a larger outside area. However, for a base for sightseeing this hotel is ideal and perfectly adequate for a few hours of relaxation.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel San Marco
Address: Via San Marco 368, 55100, Lucca, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Lucca
#12 Romantic Hotel in Lucca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Marco 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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