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Hotel President
Ranked #17 of 21 Hotels in Lecce
Reviewed 16 October 2013

This 1970s hotel requires a lot of work to bring it up to acceptable standards. Furniture very out of date. Our air conditioning broke and we were moved to a tiny claustrophobic room since the hotel was full of tours. Also, the location is much further from the Old Town than I had been led to believe. It is a long walk and I am a big walker.
Lecce is a wonderful town but stay somewhere else.

Room Tip: Ask for room in back so it is quiet. Make sure air conditioning works
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

The first two nights of our 9 day tour started here after a flight to Brindisi. Rather 60's in appearanace and decor it was good, we ate well on two evenings and breakfasted well after a comfortable nights sleep on both nights. Well situated in town to allow pedestrian access to th Old City it was ideal for our needs

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank johnwetherill
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

A modern hotel set in ancient town of Lecce, a short stroll along the street leads you to the classical downtown Lecce. Hotel has an excellent decor at the lobby the room we stayed in was vertical big with nice comfortable bed.Having a good nights sleep was never an issue with the comfortable bed quite surroundings. Having breakfast was great with the wide variety of delicious fare on the menu.
Overall an unforgetable stay.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

This is a great base from which to explore Lecce it being only a straight, easy walk of about 10 mins to the heart of the old city. Just turn right out of the hotel and keep going!
An older hotel it is nevertheless very clean and efficient, and bedrooms are large with enormous beds. The staff are courteous and pleasant and more-or-less bi-lingual. The President's tiredness shows in the bathroom, where a make-over might be in order. All the taps need replacing and the shower has a mind of its' own. I never knew that a bidet could be so useful!

Breakfast is an excellent affair with a continental buffet in pleasant surroundings. We had two dinners in the hotel and both were very acceptable indeed. We would not hesitate to use this hotel again, even with a "tired" bathroom.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank dinonorwich2016
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

An older established classic hotel in easy walking distance of all the shopping and touristic sites of Lecce, President Hotel (or Hotel President as sometimes listed) is a great base for exploring the heart of Lecce for business or holiday. With an efficient and gracious bi-lingual staff, guests are made to feel welcome every moment of their stay. Large standard rooms are well appointed and include one of the largest standard bathrooms encountered in Southern Italy. The lobby and public spaces, have a great appeal in a classic Italian modern style. Unique pieces of furniture and art are placed throughout the property. A beautiful breakfast room with a lavish morning buffet was accompanied by very attentive wait staff. Wifi service is sketchy in the rooms and members of our group often had to go to the lobby to connect. Laundry service was rather expensive, but very well done. The hotel was hosting two film production companies, one English and one Italian. Both groups were spending several weeks in the hotel and several spoke highly of the consistent good service throughout their stay. Definitely would choose to stay on future travels to Lecce, Puglia, and Salento.

Room Tip: Higher floors have better light and less street noise, though the better views are on the front of t...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 August 2013 via mobile

The staff was very helpful, specially the small thin guy that worked in the reception the afternoon we checked in, he answered all the questions before we even ask. The location is perfect because its walking distance from the historical and shopping center of the city.
We had dinner once at the restaurant and the food was real good and there are so many choices for breakfast too. but the minus was the room, i dont really care if it has old furnitures but I had problem with noise. I could hear everything and am sure they could hear me too. I started not using the toilet after 11pm , or not flushing it because of this weird loud sound that came after you flush the toilet. One night ( we stayed 3 nights) my husband jumped from his sleep because someone from next room flushed theirs. I wish they would sound proof it more...
anyway, apart from that annoying sound all in all our stay was ok .,,

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

Beautiful Hotel. Located very close to Lecce's historical center and shopping. The breakfast buffet was satisfactory. Would make you eggs upon request but there was no bacon, ham and sausage as per North American standards. That was ok though as we ate like kings at the restaurants during lunch and dinner. The bathrooms are very small and not well organized. The bedrooms themselves are big enough and clean. The staff is supper friendly and very helpful

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Address: Via Antonio Salandra 6, 73100, Lecce, Italy
Region: Italy > Puglia > Province of Lecce > Lecce
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Lecce
#13 Luxury Hotel in Lecce
Price Range: £43 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel President 4*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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