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“Just average”
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Hotel President
Ranked #17 of 21 Hotels in Lecce
Reviewed December 25, 2012

The best thing is central location, very close to the historic city center. The property is rather old and need some refreshments. The room are quite spacious and clean, but the decor is old like from 80's and looks very used. The bathroom wasn't comfy. No Wifi access in the room (or it doesn't work). The staff were friendly and professional. Good breakfast.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed here one night of our 10day trip in southern Italy. The hotel has a car park underneath with was spacious, and we did not needed to leave our car key with the concierge, just the numberplate of our car. The check-in clerk was very nice and gave us a map of the city and explained everything very clearly. The was also very spacious and clean, the wifi has the fastest connection during my whole trip. We had lunch at the hotel restaurant because it was raining and we did not wanted to search for place to eat in the rain.The waiter service was good and the food was excellent. Walking to see the rest of the city was easy.
The bed was comfortable and the selection of choice for breakfast was good. I like the overall experience and recommend this hotel for anyone who wants to visit Lecce and its surrounding area.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We spent 4 nights here and found it to be a perfect choice for our first trip to the Puglia region of Italy. We loved Lecce and liked being able to walk to the city center from the hotel. We picked up a rental car in Lecce on our second day there and were able to park in a secure hotel lot for $10 Euro per day. From there we drove to Gallopi, Otranto, and Leuca. The breakfast (included) had many options and was good. Internet access in the room was fine. Our only issue was with the lighting in the room. There were only two lamps and no overhead lighting--it made reading in the evening a challenge. It's a large business-style hotel near shopping. We liked it very much!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank marsle
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

The President Hotel is large with cavernous public spaces beautifully cooled in the summer heat of southern Italy. We used it as a base for exploring Gallipoli, Otranto, Matera and Alberobello as part of a Great Rail Journeys of the World Tour. Very spacious rooms were a welcome change from the rather spartan hotels used until then.Bathrooms too were modern and large with every possible facility. Moreover the food, even that supplied to tour groups, was of good quality and served by cheerful friendly waiters. The Antipasta was a delight here as well as main courses and deserts, the fruit was delicious also and ripe for once. As there are no restaurants within an easy walk, we had lunch in once on a non touring day and the choice from the ALC was excellent. Our Langoustines Thermidor were a treat. Local wines are cheap and the reds very quaffable though whites were less so. If one had to find any fault with this hotel, then perhaps it's distance from the Old Town might be a negative and the lack of a garden or a pool, especially in summer, is a minor negative. All in all with cheery receptionists and a willing bartender, the President will not let you down.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Hotel situated very near city centre . One could reach various parts of lecce thanks to where the hotel is situated. Room was very clean, and everything you need during your stay you can find it in this hotel, from comfortable beds to a comfortable bathroom. Personnel very gentle and always ready to help. Breakfast was excellent, staff during breakfast also excellent. Always there to help and ask if we needed something else like cappuccinos, hot chocolates etc... Breakfast choice was very good. All in all a very very pleasant hotel. Only "problem" was wifi connection. I would strongly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

do not expect wifi to work in your room, it didn't in mine. tried to use the business centre pc's - 1 wouldn't turn on, on the other there was no way to type @ sign. not good if you are trying to get into email.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Stayed here as part of a great rail journey tour of Puglia.Our keys were ready for us and our room was spacious and spotlessly clean. Breakfast and dinner were excellent and the service was superb. After one of our long days out we were welcomed back with tea and cakes. Superb service from everyone.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Christine G
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Additional Information about Hotel President

Address: Via Antonio Salandra 6, 73100, Lecce, Italy
Location: Italy > Puglia > Province of Lecce > Lecce
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Lecce
#13 Luxury Hotel in Lecce
Price Range: $63 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel President 4*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A contemporary hotel that has a Restaurant open for Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner. Valet service ... more   less 
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