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“Amazing B&B”
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B&B Il Cuore
Ranked #1 of 42 Massa B&B and Inns
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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
“Amazing B&B”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

I had a wonderful stay at this B&B! I would highly recommend making this place your "go to" if you are going to be in Massa. It is conveniently located in the center of the old historic part of town. It was a quick walk to many great restaurants and shops! The train station is also walk-able. My friends and I rented two rooms and really enjoyed the lounge room on the second floor! It was the perfect set up, to have a community room in which to congregate, enjoy each other’s company, discuss the day’s adventures, and relax before heading to our separate rooms. The rooms are clean, sizable, nicely appointed, and comfortable. The staff is friendly and efficient. The breakfast was amazing with fresh pasties, breads, charcuterie and fruit. The coffee and espresso bar was made to order. It has a overall great atmosphere!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Indianapolis, United States
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Just returned last week from magical trip to Italy! 5 fantastic nights at this perfect b&b!!! Daniela and her entire staff made us feel right at home with their warm welcome and great care to these 4 weary travelers. The rooms were immaculate, beds were extremely comfortable, bathrooms very roomy and clean, and sitting area was comfortable and very tastefully decorated. Breakfast was beyond belief and was almost too gorgeous to eat, with a very wide selection to meet your needs and coffe/cappaccino was outstanding. We loved the location as was centrally located and easy to access shopping and restaurants. Can't wait to go back with the girls!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Houston
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36 reviews
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

This B&B is excellent value. Daniela, the owner, and Beata her right hand, are friendly and hospitable, they make you feel at home. They went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. The service was excellent and breakfast was wonderful with cakes Daniela made herself fresh every morning. The room was immaculate. The location was well situated halfway between the two piazzas that are of the most interest. A little store great for buying water and cold cuts for sandwiches was just around the corner. Close to shops and restaurants. Great experience.

Room Tip: The garden room #5 has access to the patio, which was a lovely place to read or have tea in the afte...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Berlin
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

A very cosy B&B in the historical center of Massa. The owner, Daniela was very friendly and welcoming and ready to answer questions and give tips.
The breakfast in the beautiful little garden included homemade cake and eggs on request to your liking.
The whole hotel is decorated with attention to detail and the room cleaning was done without us ever seeing anyone in the room. We also never got disturbed despite sleeping in late many mornings.
We would definitely return to Il Cuore if we come back to Massa.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pianezzo, Switzerland
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

This was the second time we stayed at the B&B Il Cuore in the heart of the old town of Massa Carrara. Daniela the owner and Beata the caretaker do an outstanding job. The rooms are large, spotless and tastefully decorated. We had room no. 5 which has a small balcony and access to the garden where you can have breakfast. The breakfast can compete with any 5 star luxury Hotel. All fresh produce, freshly baked cakes, great croissants, jams, honey, joghurts, fruit, freshly squeezed juice, and excellent coffee. I would never stay at another place. This is the perfect choice! I have stayed at most of the 5 star hotels all over the world and believe me Il Cuore can be proud of what they offer in their category as B&B. Excellent

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Nestled in a back street of the historical centre of Massa, this beautiful B & B became our home away from home for a week while we explored the area, including Pisa (45 min by car), Lucca (40 min), Portovenere (56 min) and from La Spezia (36 min)... the Cinque Terra. Daniela (the owner) also told us about a castle a few minutes walk from the B & B and a very interesting marble quarry at Fantiscritti that offers tours inside its underground quarry.
Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by our host and her assistant, Beata, who offered us a cup of tea and home-made biscuits in the breakfast room with its beautifully restored white furniture and fresh flowers.
As the photos on this site show, the rooms are beautifully decorated, complete with chandeliers and personal touches which made us feel like royalty!... and all of this for € 80.00 per room per day for a double or twin room and € 50.00 for a double room for single use, including a delicious breakfast! There is also a lovely common room, in the photos it is entitled "la sala comune", a great place for relaxing after a day out on the tourist trail.
Breakfast each day included a choice of cereals, yoghurt, fruit juice, croissants, cold meats, and fresh cakes that Daniela and Beata made. Beata also made fresh coffee and produces delicious cappucinos!
Some other reviews have made mention of the difficulty communicating with Daniela who's first language is, of course, Italian. Beata is Polish and speaks several languages but only a little English. In this situation, lengthy conversations are difficult but we all made an effort to understand one another, we used "Google Translate" when we had too, and Daniela even brought her wonderful English-speaking friend, Lucia, over to ensure all our questions were answered! Lack of a common language did not, in any way, make our stay less than perfect! I am certain that, if an English-speaking guest needed help or information, Daniela would find a way!
She was a very gracious host! I needed some help booking tickets etc and nothing was too much trouble, every problem being solved with patience and good humour.
Finally, free parking is available in front of the house and a two minute walk away...
What more could you want??? PERFECT!

Room Tip: A room is available on the ground floor for those who would have difficulty with stairs.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Bloomington, IN
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

This B&B in Massa, Italy is extremely charming, beautifully decorated, nicely located near the center of town, and very clean. We found this lovely inn through trip advisor and promptly booked 4 nights of our trip through the Massa-Carrara area. The breakfast buffet is plentiful and delicious and Beata and Daniela are both extremely nice. However, BE FOREWARNED, they do NOT speak any english. Though I had communicated with Daniela via email and in english, I was a bit dismayed to find that neither of these lovely ladies speaks any english and my italian is very bad. Fortunately, there was another guest who helped us. We didn't need much from the proprietors but it was nice to have someone help us with the little bit we did need. There is also no elevator so, if you cannot manage steps, you may want to find another place. I'd definitely return to this place on any return trips to the area. It is that charming and convenient, in my opinion. We really loved it.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: B&B Il Cuore
Address: Via Giardini 13, 54100, Massa, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Massa Carrara > Massa
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Massa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cross the antique threshold and you'll enter a small world of emotions. The passion for life, beautiful things and hospitality can be felt, it lingers in every corner of the enchanting B&B where antique and modern blend with harmony, creating an ambiance rich with charm. Throughout the alleys, taverns and ancient shops of Massa's historic centre, IL CUORE Bed and Breakfast is a leap in the past, a place where you will feel welcomed and cuddled and where you will rediscover the pleasure of the conviviality of past times. Nothing is casual, everything is specifically wanted and created by Daniela and Roberto who lovingly selected the decors, furnishings and the many small things that make IL CUORE unique. Let the rocking horses, the old bird cages, the hearts and candles, the Murano glass chandeliers, the sweet and melodic music and the scent of orange blossoms that float in every ambient surprise and enchant you. Every corner is a surprise! The natural and warm tones of the fabrics, the refined elegance of the living room, the intimate atmosphere of the breakfast room, the fragrance of the apple cake that Beata prepares every morning, the light in the garden that enhances the white scented blossoms will make your stay unforgettable, a real revitalization of the body and mind. In the massage room you can enjoy the pleasure of a Shatsu, Reiki or Craniosacral massage among candles and relaxing music. B&B provides bicycles, free of charge, which our guests can use to discover the sweet hills, and reach the seaside, a free and carefree way to visit the nearby areas. If you happen to have a pet with you, IL CUORE and Trilli, our small Maltese terrier, who is the real queen of the house, will welcome you with pleasure. Il Cuore B&B, character and personality in Massa's historical heart. ... more   less 
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