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“VERY AVERAGE - NOT WHAT WE EXPECTED”
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La Boheme
Ranked #9 of 172 Lucca B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
1 review
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“VERY AVERAGE - NOT WHAT WE EXPECTED”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

My husband and I were planning a trip to Italy and wanted to visit Lucca as we are opera lovers and learned that Puccini was born there. When discussing our holiday with friends at home before leaving, they told us they had been to Lucca and stayed at La Boheme and had enjoyed it. So based on their recommendation we, too, stayed there. Unfortunately we were in for a surprise. The steps leading up to the floor on which the place is were in the dark. Easy to fall. But prior to this we had to ring the bell to enter the building without success. No one answered so we went and had a coffee around the corner, returning half an hour later to get the same response - no reply. Eventually after being in the vicinity for over an hour the door was opened. By this time we were close to going elsewhere. The woman who admitted us - I recall her name as being Shara - not sure - was extremely unwelcoming. She was cold and officious and gave the impression she was doing us a huge favour. The room we were in was pretty average, the shower being slow and water not very hot. My husband was going to complain but when he approached the owner she looked at him as if he was an alien, so we kept quiet. Thank goodness we only stayed there two days. Nothing would entice us back. But we had to tell our friends we enjoyed it as they had suggested we go there in the first place. We have subsequently revisited Lucca and stayed in another bed and breakfast which was a thousand times better, were made to feel at home, and died not cost us as much as La Boheme had.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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sarina2, Proprietario at La Boheme, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
This feedback is a ridiculous fake, no reason to reply.
Our real guests have other trustful opinions on La Bohème and fair suggestions are always well accepted as opportunities to improve our standards.
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Bothell, Washington
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

La Boheme is situated in the heart of the old walled city of Lucca. The rooms are beautiful, bathrooms modern and lovely. The ladies, Sara, and her terrific assistant, Laura, who run La Boheme, have the gift of hospitality. They were so helpful with each of our requests, and helped us make plans, find places to visit, and places where we could work on our artwork. Great B&B!

Room Tip: If you want a really quiet room, ask for one facing the courtyard.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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sarina2, Proprietario at La Boheme, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Hello Marcia! Thank you so much for your kind words, we're really happy you've spent a nice week here at la Bohème and glad you and Marge found Lucca a source of inspiration for your artwork, which is very interesting and full of charm. We hope we'll host you again in a close future, best wishes and arrivederci!!!
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Great central location in Lucca, but can be noisy from shoppers, restaurateurs, and early morning garbage trucks. Sara, our polite and accommodating host, provided continental breakfast, cooked us eggs, and prepared some fancy Italian coffees. She let us store a few food items in the breakfast kitchen, though it did not seem intended for guests. The rooms were spacious, pretty, and smelled nice but were not amazingly clean.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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sarina2, Proprietario at La Boheme, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Dear guests, thank you for having spent your time for a comment. I'm glad you appreciated your stay despite some aspects: you had La Tosca room for your four nights stay and did not tell us you found it noisy, otherwise we could have moved you to one of the rooms facing the very quiet backyard. I agree the street is lively during the day - we're situated in the very centre of Lucca so it just can't be still - but there are no shops or bars nor restaurants open after 8pm so nights are usually very quiet. The truck garbage has to do its work (less than one minute to pass by on early morning), we can't help it : ) .
Sorry you had the impression that something was not perfectly clean in your room: for guests staying in we tide up the rooms every morning in a deeper way than we're supposed to as B&B, we do it with care but let's say we'll be even more accurate in the future.
Thank you again for your feedback, best wishes.
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

La Boheme B&B made our visit to this charming walled city even better. The staff was more than helpful. Breakfast was wonderful; even with eggs personally prepared, if desired. The use of the 2 bicycles the B&B offered was an added benefit. A great value (Thanks to Rick Steves for the suggestion).

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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sarina2, Proprietario at La Boheme, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Guests, I'd like to thank you for your kind words.
Actually, the special thing in a B&B is that we can offer a friendly approach and spend some time to offer visitors the opportunity to have a personal "taste" or feeling of our beautiful Lucca.
Very glad you appreciated our breakfast, at this stage we're expert in cooking eggs on demand!
Best regards.
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Most reviews here are from leisure travelers, but if you ever find yourself on business in Lucca, this is also a great place to stay. Thank you Sarah and Laura for making my week of work productive and enjoyable. And the best pastry from the best bakery in Lucca.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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sarina2, Proprietario at La Boheme, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Dear Donna, thank you very much for your kind and useful feedback! You know it has been a pleasure to host you at La Bohème and spend some time having nice conversations with you.
We do hope you'll soon be guest of ours again, maybe on holidays next time!
By the way: did your husband enjoy the Biadina lucchese? : )
Warm wishes.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

As we planned our trip to various locations in Italy, we relied heavily on input garnered from Trip Advisor.
The reviews about La Bohenme were most helpful and accurate.
After an initial false start, the owner and her staff changed our room and the stay was excellent. The owner and her assistant were extremely helpful..the location was the BEST, the room excellent and breakfast and snacks most gratifying. Their restaurant recommendations were spot on..and their patient help on everything else was most appreciated.
We would definitely go back to La Boheme..and would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Lucca.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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sarina2, Proprietario at La Boheme, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Thank you so much for this kind feedback. We're very glad you had a nice stay in Lucca and that you had the chance to choose the room you loved best, since they're all different in order to match with different tastes and personalities. We'll be happy to welcome you at La Bohème in the future, thanks again and best wishes.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

La Boheme is perfectly situated and very comfortable. My friend and I spent 2 nights there and were well looked after, with tea and pastries when we arrived. The restaurants La Boheme recommended were excellent and our short break couldn't have been more pleasurable.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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sarina2, Proprietario at La Boheme, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Thank you for your kind words. We're happy you had a nice stay in Lucca. Many people love its special charm in autumn and winter, when light and colours are so different from the strong, vivid summer ones. Wet days make the old streets shiny and melancholic in a sort of poetic way, and we think that after having been exploring for hours it's nice to "come back home" to La Bohème to relax in a warm atmosphere. Our aim is to look after our kind guests so that they feel comfortable and receive the best tips to discover and enjoy this beautiful town, therefor we're glad you appreciated this. Warm wishes and thanks again.
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Property: La Boheme
Address: Via del Moro 2, 55100, Lucca, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #9 of 172 B&Bs / Inns in Lucca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — La Boheme 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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