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Hotel Rex
Ranked #7 of 47 Hotels in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Often we avoid hotels near the station because of noise and dodgy environment but in Lucca it is picturesque and an easy walk thru wall to the old town. Big rooms, nice breakfast, efficient really nice staff....and easy parking

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We visited Lucca with friends who have stayed at this hotel annually for several years.We stayed 4 nights and had no preconceived ideas about the area.
It was lovely,a pretty and interesting town with easy travel connections and the hotel was excellent.We had a nice and spotless room with everything you need.The breakfast was continental but plenty on offer.
The staff could not be more helpful.We were made to feel welcome (more impressive than any hotel I have been to and deserves more than 3 stars).
I also wish to thank the elderly owner who at 98 has obviously trained his staff and family well in the art of hotel keeping.Well done Sir!
When we left ,it was like saying goodbye to old friends.
I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone going to Tuscany and hope to go again myself!
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Rex for four nights and were very pleased with every aspect of the place. The rooms are not fancy, but they are very comfortable. The hotel serves a very extensive breakfast in a pleasant room. The staff are very helpful. The boss is a 98-year-old gentleman who keeps very busy and has a big smile for everyone.
The hotel loaned us bikes which we used to explore the town. The pathway along the city walls is perfect for cycling.
The hotel has an excellent location. It is a few meters from the railway station and a five minute walk to the center of town.
I should add the Lucca is a marvelous town. It does not have many of the obvious tourist attractions that bring mobs of people to Florence, Siena, and Pisa. But it a beautiful Renaissance town that still is Italian and not touristic. Pisa is well worth visiting, but if would suggest staying in Lucca and seeing Pisa as a day trip. It is half an hour away from Lucca by train.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Amazing real charm in this lovely hotel in beautiful Lucca. Daniela and Valentina provided swift check in and great welcome to their beautiful hotel.We enjoyed three nights in a lovely large room ,great wifi and great breakfast every morning.From the moment we arrived until departure every staff member contributed to a lovely experience for us.It is a two minute walk from platform of train station which makes travel to Pisa ,Firenze ,Cinque Terre all so easy ,5 minutes walk to Cathedral inside walls .Stay in this lovely hotel and walk the wall walk each morning ,it is a charming place full of good feeling and top service and hospitality.Cannot praise enough ..

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

This is family style hotel that we enjoyed every minute at while we were there for ten nights. It was a great base for visiting all of Tuscany with the Railway Station next door. Everything at the hotel from the friendliest staff to the facilities made our stay the best. My partner as to have gluten free food and every breakfast they gave her a big selection to choose from. They are close to all the sights in Lucca, so we could visit them all during our stay. This was a clean and well-run hotel. Our room was kept clean and in immaculate condition with a great air-conditioning system and free WiFi.



The main thing at the I hotel is the friendly staff who are prepared to go the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable and enjoy your stay. We would definitely make another trip to this hotel.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

We were getting to Lucca on the train from Pisa and didn't want to waste any time dragging our suitcases all over. Hotel Rex was perfect for what we wanted, as it's just outside the train station. We were in the reception in under 5 minutes, after getting off the train. It's very convenient for the old city, too. The hotel and train station are just outside the walls, so the walk into the heart of the old city is about 10 minutes, and very pleasant.

The hotel itself was very good, too. It's a good-looking building, and so were the rooms. We were in a duplex, and each of us had a double bed to ourself. The room even had tea- and coffee-making facilities, which is not common in Italian hotels. It was also very clean and nicely-decorated, and the bathroom was pretty modern, with a good, powerful shower. It was reasonably-priced, too.

What else? The owners and staff were really friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very nice, with good quality food and a nice bit of variety. A great choice!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Rex as part of our 30th anniversary trip in May and June. Valentina and the rest of the staff at Hotel Rex were very friendly and gave us a warm welcome. Our room was comfortable and clean and included a mini-bar we could use as a refrigerator. The location of the hotel was perfect as it was just outside the city walls and very close to the train station which came in handy for our day trip to Cinque Terre. We asked in advance about the availability of gluten-free restaurants in Lucca and Valentina gave us several options. When we came down for breakfast on our first morning she remembered our request and brought us a basket of gluten-free crackers right away. Hotel Rex was a good deal and their friendly service made our stay very pleasant.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Piazzale Bettino Ricasoli 19, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Lucca
Price Range: £62 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rex 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cozy family-run hotel located 100 meters far from the historic center and 80 meters far from the main railway station, convenient location for easy exploration of the countryside and the coast of Tuscany. Hotel Rex offers a range of services to its customers, such as free Wi-Fi in the entire building and in all rooms, a rich buffet breakfast with sweet and savory dishes, comfort for children and free parking places in front of the hotel. The friendly staff at Hotel Rex is always happy to answer all your questions and give you tips on how to make your stay special in Lucca and at Hotel Rex. ... more   less 
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