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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Lucca, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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Zarquon99
1 review
“Unique apartment, perfect location”
Reviewed July 2, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Absolutely loved it. It's not the cheapest place in town but if you like comfort and fantastic views (from your own tower), it is definitely the place to be.

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DevonMike...
Torquay, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The views made it!”
Reviewed June 20, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Part of a group of friends, we were delighted with the location within the city walls and with probably the best views in Lucca. Booking and key handover were very professionally managed.

The property was spacious, clean, elegant (but a bit lived in). The lift is temperamental, I suggest only two people at a time (4 with shopping caused it to stop for 40 mins!!). But note there are a lot of steps.

Overall the furniture and equipment was fine. There is lots of space and the terraces are excellent, but the bathrooms are really only for 2 couples unless you are very friendly!!.
Marina the charming host speaks very good English and was keen to help with any hiccups.

If you like history, walking, eating, sitting on a rooftop terrace with a glass of prossecco and submerging in the ambiance of an old Italian walled city then this is the place for you.
ps you can get almost everywhere in Tuscany from the local bus or train station.

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Liked best: Views/Location
Liked least: Lift/Stairs
Travelling group: Friends
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JaniePet
Newton Abbot, Devon UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed June 6, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We arrived to a wonderful welcome from Marina who showed us around the apartment. It certainly has the wow factor! We were a little disappointed that the 3rd bathroom downstairs turned out to be a toilet which you could only pee in and a make shift shower in a separate compartment. We specifically booked this apartment as we were 3 couples sharing and wanted a bathroom each but instead ended up sharing with one couple having to walk through another's bedroom to get to the bathroom! Not ideal with separate couples!
The accommodation is a little tired in places and some of the electricals didn't work for instance the projector screen did not connect with the tv and the ice maker didn't work! Both were reported to Marina but neither were fixed during our stay. Considering the accommodation is sold for 7 people there was only 4 usable chairs on the lower terrace ( and 2 totally rusted fold up chairs) and on the upper terrace 3! Mind you we did have all 6 guests up there once but it isn't really big enough for that number. The kitchen was not brilliantly stocked. There seemed to be loads of plates but few of anything else and nothing matched and the pans were old aluminium ones! Not really deluxe more shabby chic!
Also beware of the lift! Marina did warn us not to have luggage and people in at the same time and that the max is 4 people. We were 2inches from the top when the lift stopped with just 4 people in it! Luckily we had our friends who could raise the alarm when they came in as we pressed the alarm button solidly for 5 minutes and no one came!! It was comedic! The lift guy was AMAZING and arrived within 40 minutes to release us from Monte Catini!! We never used the lifts again!

That's all the negatives but the positives were the excellent location the superb lounge the fact that there was soooo much space that we weren't on top of each other and the views were outstanding! Marina is wonderful and nothing is too much for her. I would recommend the apartment but it's not as delux as I was expecting or promised!

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Jen D
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Unique &gorgeous apartment -exceeded our expectations easily!”
Reviewed May 20, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Family from Canberra with our 9 year old daughter -first time to Italy as a family.
The Perfect location!! A truly charming apartment.
Large and very central location. Views are surreal!!..... from every window....Belissimo!
Region is also a cyclists (road) heaven!
Lucca ....is what we had hoped for,in an Italian holiday I think ... We just loved being in this gorgeous apartment and village,......we stayed a week and I hope to come again for longer. I also recommend you consider the 'add on' cooking class - it was more than wonderful !!! It was an experience our family will take with us.
Thanks!Enjoy!!
Ciao.... and our sincere thanks to James, Marina and Alessandra

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Liked best: ohh too hard...the apartment tower,views, Lucca,the people....
Liked least: no problems at all
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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TN
Reviewed April 14, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Canberra
Reviewed October 20, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Ontario
Reviewed October 3, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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