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“Good hotel with great staff”
Review of Albergo Celide

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Albergo Celide
Ranked #7 of 47 Hotels in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 12, 2012

I don't know if you're like me but I can't stand hotels (or restaurants come to that) which when you visit them bear no resemblance to their websites. Well rest assured, with Albergo Celide you get exactly what you see. Which is a small, very nice, immaculately clean, rather smart hotel just outside the city walls.
We stayed in a small double and whilst the room was small (and advertised as such) the bed was full size and extremely comfortable with a very nice bathroom and a shower with oodles of hot water - and I wasn't an early riser after an ahem, rather late night which is when you're most likely to end up with a cold shower....
Breakfast was no more or less than you would expect from an Italian hotel but perfectly acceptable nonetheless.
All the staff were excellent, but the manager was particularly stand out, a charming man who could not do enough for you - and when talking was also kind enough to put up with my rather ropey italian on my request (although his English is perfect if your Italian is worse than mine!).

Location-wise the Hotel is just over the road from the city walls and equidistant from two gates (on the best side of the city in my opinion) so is a very easy walk into and out of the Centre.

Another big plus point is a free car park attached to the hotel.

This is just a really nice hotel made special by the lovely staff who are always available to help in any way.

All in all I cannot recommend this hotel enough, my wife and I will in future stay here for our stays in Lucca

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

We went to this hotel thanks to a deal with the local university.
It is a very nice hotel just outside the walls of Lucca. You can reach it on foot from the train station in about 10 mins.
We had a twin bed room: nice, not particularly big, but comfortable.
The real pro of this hotel is service: always kind and helpful.
There is one free spa entrance (though we didn't use it :(,
Also, free umbrellas (it rained a lot) and free bikes to ride (nice for a tour on the walls).
Breakfast is rich and the coffee is great :)
We did not try the restaurant, but some friends did and were very satisfied.
The price is ok, almost cheap for a four star hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We stayed at the Celide for 3 nights on a visit to Lucca. Walking from the train station is for the well footed (approx. 10-15 min.), but for us no problem. The hotel is situated right outside the city wall, which makes it also practical for arrival by car, and apparently it has ample parking space (we didn't need it).

The rooms were clean and comfortably spaced, even the single rooms. Nice breakfast buffet (but no hot food). The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel has a bar in the lobby, a restaurant next door and a bar/caffé at the other end of the building. While the restaurant seemed quite elegant (and well booked), the caffé/bar seemed quite a magnet for the young people of the area. That bar does contribute some noise at night, as does the street, but living in a city myself, it did not bother me much.

We also found the rates very reasonable! Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much and would certainly go back.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank zurich67
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hotel has a great location, a few steps from the wall, and great breakfast. The rooms were clean and the bed was confortable. The wireless internet connection was poor. The hotel has a restaurante, a few steps on the side walk, that serves great fish dishes. I recomend the tagliatelle with lobster!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank mpellicano
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed here for one night during an eight night stay in Tuscany. There was plenty of car parking a nice reception area and staff were very helpful. I only booked a small double room but it was perfectly OK and we had a very nice bathroom with great shower. It was only a 5 minute walk to the Porta Elisa and entrance to the city through the massive red brick walls. Although the hotel is located across the road to the city walls Viale G. Giusti is quite a busy road but we had no traffic noise in our room and had a great nights sleep. There was a very good breakfast served in a very nice area. We didn't use the spa because we wanted to see the City but there was a charge. A great place to stay to see Lucca.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dean C
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

hotel is about 10 minutes walk from the train station, really easy to find. opposite the city walls and short walk to lucca! the hotel room was a twin which was spacious, bathroom slightly smaller but still adequate. breakfast had a huge variety to choose from and good quality. free wifi!only downside the hotel is on the main road and the road noise is bad with windows open but if they are shut you can't hear it.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

This is a tricky review to get right. Lots of positives - free parking, friendly reception, plenty to eat at breakfast (although sometime of a wait for good, strong coffee...I challenge you to catch the waiter's eye!).
Our room had a small entrance lobby and right before us was a nice-sized bathroom: plenty of space, decent shower, and nice toiletries.
The trouble was that the room was very small...marginally bigger than the bathroom...and cramped even more by the presence of two single beds. The decor was a bit tired and bland...little thought to style, which is surprising given the attractiveness of the rest of the hotel. It was also a funny shape.
The location was ideal for exploring Lucca, which can easily be accomplished on foot.
Italian hotels are pricey so the price we paid of 133 Euros was probalby about right, allowing for the parking and breakfast.
A final amusing note was that the stairwells were all fitted with breast-shaped bowls, each with its own black 'nipple'. When arranged in pairs, they looked a very good imitation of a well-endowed bust!

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Albergo Celide

Address: Viale Giuseppe Giusti 25, 55100, Lucca, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Lucca
#6 Luxury Hotel in Lucca
#8 Romantic Hotel in Lucca
#10 Family Hotel in Lucca
Price Range: $99 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Albergo Celide 4*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Albergo Celide occupies a very convenient location on the main Street in front of the ancient walls of Lucca, at the border of the pedestrian area. It's easy to reach by car from all access roads to the town and 500mt from the railway station.Convenient, comfortable, central, the Celide hotel is suitable for leisure and business travelers. Completely renovated inside with warmly elegant public rooms, a beautiful terrace overlooking the Walls of Lucca and design bedrooms. Two private parking, bicycles available for our guests. Reception quality personally run by the family owners thanks to over four generations' experience. Explore the city on foot or in comfort and style using the free bicycles provided by the hotel. ... more   less 
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