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Alla Corte Degli Angeli
Ranked #2 of 51 Hotels in Lucca
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Perth, Australia
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“It's wonderful”
Reviewed 28 May 2012

In a very difficult day, we had to take five trains and make four changes while travelling from Aix to Lucca.. Due to a railway accident, we were running hours late and missed several connections. Having caught the last night train to Lucca with only seconds to spare, we rang the hotel from the train and the wonderful Vincenzo on reception, told us that he would be waiting for us. If there wasn't a taxi at the station, we were to call again and he would send a taxi to us. He was very reassuring and calming, after a very long, stressful day.

On our arrival at 11pm, stressed and exhausted, a smiling Vincenzo took control, swept us and our luggage in to our room and, wishing us well, left us to settle down. This place is a delight. All staff members were cheery, welcoming and helpful, especially Gabriela and Rita. When reserving, we had to make a few calls and emails and Pietro, whom we never met, was very patient aand accomodating.

With only a dozen rooms, the front door looks like a large hole in the wall, immediately creating a centuries-old atmosphere. Stepping inside, there is a roomy reception area, a cosy guest salon to one side, with easy chairs, internet service and a couple of tables, with a lovely mural painted on the walls and ceiling, depicting a vine covered pergola. On the other side, is a big bright breakfast room, with a country landscape painted on the walls. Breakfast is included and offers a wide choice, including perfectly boiled eggs on request. Free wifi is included.

The building clearly dates from medieval times, with a lot of the features such as beams, door furniture, doors and window shutters, echoing the medieval feel. One window in our spacious room looked over a narrow, medieval laneway and the other looked over a tall church belltower. The room and bathroom were spacious and beautifully decorated, with landscape scenes and sunshine on the walls. We could even see the belltower from the bathroom. There was antique style furniture, a safe and airconditioning, which took a day or two to work out. The bed was comfortable and plenty of lighting. Housekeeping was very good, though the shower recess needed some extra attention. They have done a great job of renovating an old building to a good standard, without destrying the integrity of the original structure. We felt like we had been transported to the sixteenth century, with modern facilities.

The location is wonderful. Very close to the Centro Storico and lovely via Fillungo, the main shopping street. There is a lovely resto in the same street and I can still taste their tuscan rabbit. Within a few dozen metres, there are cafes, bars, shops, gelaterie, a laundrobar, banking and dozens of little piazzas where you can while away the time over a meal or a prosecco or three. The city walls are close by and the old town is easily discovered on foot or by a hired bicycle, which is readily available.

It's very good value, in our view. Our only regret is that we had only booked a four night stay instead of a week and that we had to continue to our next destination. We would love to go back again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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AllaCorteDegliAngeli, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Alla Corte Degli Angeli, responded to this review, 5 June 2012
Thank you so much from your reassuring receptionist! :-)
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ARCADIA, CA
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

Beautifully restored and decorated small hotel in Lucca. The room was fairly large, very clean and comfortable and wonderfully decorated, including what appeared to be beautiful hand painted walls, elegantly finished wood floors and all modern conveniences. Special mention should be made of the superb and very large, varied breakfast included with the very moderate price of the room. Corte Degli Angeli has parking available, an absolute necessity if you come to Lucca by car, since it is a beautiful but small walled city where parking is very difficult to find. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

A little difficult to find (GPS does not do it!) in a city of small, narrow streets, but once there it was an enjoyable stay in a beautiful, small hotel. Would not hestitate to return ... in fact we are already planning a return trip.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ta' Xbiex, Malta
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

At the risk of sounding like the owner of this hotel, I have to say that I rate it very highly on all counts. It is a small, quaint and friendly hotel. Do not expect facilities of an international chain.

The room we were given was comfortable and traditional with an excellent bathroom (always important I believe). I was impressed by the cleanliness throughout. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast room was pleasant and the breakfast offered quite a wide choice.

The hotel is very well located in the centre of Lucca, a beautiful, smart town. Lucca is difficult to park in (and to drive through given the narrow streets) and while the hotel has parking facilities available for its guests, you might want to double-check availability before booking. We did not have a problem, in fact on arrival at the hotel, the receptionist took our car and parked it for us.

I will certainly make a point of returning to Lucca, unfortunately we were only there for 1 night, and I will certainly try and book this hotel again.

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

I stayed here in March while traveling with 2 adult children and wish we had been able to stay for more than 1 night. The hotel is inside the walls and very quaint, but an easy walk from the Porta Santa Maria. The 2 rooms we had were roomy and comfortable, with modern bathrooms. The staff were pleasant and helpful, recommending a "neighborhood" restaurant which seemed to cater to locals. It was one of our best meals in Italy. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful, served in a lovely large breakfast room ( we found a few hotels to have small, cramped breakfast rooms). A nice touch is that all of the rooms are named for flowers.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Leander, Texas
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

This hotel was large and beautifully decorated. We also had a lovely view of surrounding buildings and the street. The breakfast was the best we had during our entire month in Europe, and was served in the very nicely appointed dining room. This hotel definitely deserves a high rating, and could also be considered by those wishing a bed and breakfast accommodation as it fits most criteria. The only suggestion I would make is for the staff to be a bit more knowledgeable about restaurants in the area. Not really a problem though, as we asked around and did our own research.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Moss Vale, Australia
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

We arrived in Lucca by train and walked to the hotel.  It is fairly easy and flat walk..
We had booked a double room over the internet for 4 nights, and when we were shown  the Tulipana Room,  we thought we were in heaven.

Our slice of heaven was on the 1st floor and the room and ensuite was wonderful in every way.  The windows open out onto the front road, but it is not noisy.  Free wi-fi access is provided as well.  There is also a lift.
The hotel is well located within the city walls, which makes access easy to all touristy things, with a nice selection of eateries around.

It is obvious this place is run and cared for by people who are proud of what they do and the general decor indicates this as well.  There is a great attention to detail.

Breakfast was beautifully fresh. We could squeeze our own orange juice, which beats the packaged stuff every time. Other TA comments have waxed lyrical about the breakfast ingredient quality and variety and we too were impressed.

The staff are very helpful and a pleasure to deal with Check  in/out was very easy.

We had arranged for laundry to be done and it was reurned to us washed and ironed for   what we considered to be a reasonable price.

Do yourself a favour and book some accommodation at this wonderful place.  We loved it!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alla Corte Degli Angeli
Address: Via Degli Angeli 23 | Centro Storico, 55100, Lucca, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Lucca
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lucca
#3 Business Hotel in Lucca
#4 Family Hotel in Lucca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Alla Corte Degli Angeli 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
I would like to add information for all the customers that book to our hotel,because cause the limit traffic zone there are a lot of mistake and trouble, so I would like to add in the form confirmation or straight away in the hotel's information, the right route for to reach us. Below there are description in english and Italian.1) YOU CAN REACH THE HOTEL BY CAR You are allowed to get inside the walls from Santa Maria gate ONLY. As soon as you pass through the gate turn right taking Via della cavallerizza St. keep going straight on and you'll get into San Frediano Piazza where the church is, you mustgo all around this church untill you'll find Via cesare Battisti St. on your letf side. Get into via Cesare Battisti St. take the secondstreet on your left side wich is Via degli angeli St. Our staff will help you out with your luggage. HOTEL STAFF WILL TAKE THE PLATENUMBER OF YOUR CAR, that has to be send it to the police department and then they will show you where to park. YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR CAR KEYSAT THE FRONT DESK DURING ALL YOUR STAY. ... more   less 
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