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“a little hidden gem.” 5 of 5 stars
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Alla Dimora Lucense
via Fontana, 55100, Lucca, Italy   |  
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Ranked #31 of 56 Hotels in Lucca
Meze, France
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81 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“a little hidden gem.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

I noticed Alla Dimora Lucense only comes half way through the reviews of hotels in Lucca. That is so sad. Because Dimora Lucense is a gorgeous little hotel. We chose it after reading many reviews for its position in the walled city and its parking. Considering that if you want to stay in the old part of Lucca, finding a car park in the hotel was a great bonus. And we were absolutely not disappointed by this quaint little hotel, very warmly decorated and welcoming. Situated in a very quiet street close to Piazza Amphiteatro and Via Filungo.. and a couple of hundred metres from a water fountain where local people fill up their bottles regularly, Dimora Lucense offers a good size room with a well appointed bathroom . The lady running the place speaks several languages and is always so ready to help you out . She makes you feel welcome and at home and prepares for you each morning a reasonable breakfast. I would highly recommend this hotel .

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

This was our 3rd or 4th stay at Dimora Lucense. It is a great B&B with small lovely rooms, but everything you need. The bathroom is a good size and very clean.
The breakfast was included this time and was very good. Coffee was made to order.

It is close to everything and easy to drive to.

The best part of the B&B is Ester, the lady at the front desk, who does everything! She checks you in, makes your breakfast and even moves your car in the attached garage. I can't say enough about her, she is so nice!!

I hope we will be back soon to a great little place in a great town!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Tersant
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Albufeira, Portugal
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44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

This is a small hotel half-hidden in a quiet street but it is all you need in Lucca: it is inside the walls, has its own tiny garage (do let the owner-receptionist, a lovely helpful lady, park your car for you) and is within easy walking distance from everywhere. It is also well decorated and has a nice feeling.
Breakfast was good. The bed and pillows were a little hard, but that is almost standard in hotels in Italy.

Lucca is a gem of a city, with a life of its own. It is also the birthplace of Puccini and his house, which is being restored, will be open to visitors soon this month.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Gi N
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Kent, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2010

I have stayed in three different hotels in Lucca during previous trips to Italy, and the Dimora Lucense is by far my favorite hotel! It is ideally located just a block from the Piazza Amphiteatro, and just a half-block from Via Filungo, the main shopping street. Access to the Passeggiata sur la Mura (the walkway on top of the wall) is very close, as is the Lazzi bus depot. The train station is a short taxi ride or a 20-minute walk from the hotel.
Our room was charmingly decorated, comfortable, and certainly of adequate size for two adults. It was immaculately clean, as was the bathroom, quiet, and with good amenities (all of which worked perfectly!), including air-conditioning.
The staff was very pleasant and helpful, especially Ester (front desk), who suggested restaurants, cultural events, printed out bus and train schedules, and arranged for a taxi with great pleasantness and good humor.
The breakfast was a generous continental buffet in a lovely room that doubles as a cozy bar in the evening, and was a good value for the price.
I would not hesitate to recommend the Alla Dimora Lucense to anyone! Enjoy!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Thank ItalyGirl42
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San Francisco
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2010

My boyfriend's parents (in their 50s) stayed here during our trip through Italy, so I write this partly on their behalf.

The hotel was very nice. located within the city walls but driving there is a hassle. They do have a private garage, but we angered more than a few locals trying to drive through the tiny streets. It's a small, tight garage, where fitting in cars is a bit of a puzzle so not the best if you're planning on using your car on a daily basis. We left the car in the garage during our whole stay. Their room was nice and roomy - though on the second floor next to the breakfast area, so not the best if you like to sleep in.

The staff here was incredibly nice and helpful! Even though my boyfriend and I were staying at a cheaper hostel across town, they had no problem with us coming in and out throughout the day, and hanging out in the breakfast area. Everyone was always friendly. They also helped us locate a small town outside of Lucca where my bf's grandfather was born, and arranged our transportation, as the town wasn't on any maps we had. Staff had wonderful restaurant recommendations as well.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank NOnionsXPickles
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Southern California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2008

These people give Italy a bad name. What you get for 130 euros in late October is an average room and if you want to park, its another 15 euros. It gets better - they charge 18 euros for breakfast which consists of not more than the usual coffee, rolls, and pastries. I went to breakfast in the morning thinking it was included (which is customary in Italian hotels) only to find out at check-out that I got socked with the charge. Not very customer focused. I was so angry when I left their establishment that I never wanted to set foot in Lucca again, which is too bad.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank The_Scalded_Cat
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Toronto Canada
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2008

This is a bed and breakfast, as other reviewers have pointed out. The desk staff was very helpful and friendly. The room was spacious and reasonably quiet at night. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. You must note that the breakfast is an extra charge and I found it more appealing to go out for something to eat in the morning, although not necessarily more economical!
The audio tour that the tourist information office offers for 9 euro was a good introduction to the city and its sights.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — no internet service
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank LBrock
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Property: Alla Dimora Lucense
Address: via Fontana, 55100, Lucca, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #31 of 56 Hotels in Lucca
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Number of rooms: 6
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