Stylish apartment within Lucca Historical Centre – Home 194857 Apartment
- 1 bedroom
- 4 sleeps
- 4 nights min stay
Stylish apartment within Lucca Historical Centre – Home 194857
- 1 bedroom
- sleeps 4
- 4 nights min stay
Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4
- Nearest beach 30 km
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- Air conditioning
- Pet friendly
Description from owner
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- Cot available
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Cot available
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 21 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English, French, Italian
This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 16 Dec 2011. Located in Lucca, it has 18 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £434.
The Owner has a response rate of 60% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Feb 2018.
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– based on 18 reviews
- Very Good
“An Excellent Base”
My wife and I stayed for 9 nights in this splendidly appointed apartment and wished we could have stayed for longer. The owner, Martin, was very helpful in sending us detailed info as to the location of the apartment and how to access it. As he works in the UK, he was unable to greet us himself but arranged for some friends, who lived in the same building, to meet us and show us around. They were so welcoming, showed us the apart and then took us to their own apartment for drinks and nibbles. They even took us to the nearest supermarket so we could stock up on provisions. As Martin wanted to give his friends a fairly accurate time of arrival, he suggested that we got a Taxi from Pisa airport and he arranged this transfer for us. We were planning to use either the bus or train for the transfer but as the apartment was tucked away in a very quiet part of the old city, we would have struggled to find it so the taxi was definitely a sensible suggestion and well worth the 55 euros. We did use the train for our return, however, and it was very straightforward and, of course, much cheaper. The apartment itself was beautifully clean, spacious, secure and very well equipped with all modern amenities including washing machine and dishwasher . The living area was a pleasant space to relax after the heat of the city and all the rooms have air conditioning. There is a large screen TV which we didn't use as it only seems to have Italian channels, and DVD player etc. There was a useful library of travel info relating to Tuscany and a good selection of games to play for those with children.The apartment is probably ideal for a couple but as there is a sofa bed in the living area it could accommodate more at a pinch. The bed in the main bedroom is large and very comfortable. The bathroom is especially spacious and has a large bath, two showers, bidet, w.c etc. We found the location ideal as the apartment is situated in a modern block close to the city walls and yet only 15 mins to the city centre. We walked everywhere and frequently accessed the walls which provide lovely views of the old city and the mountains beyond. There is usually a refreshing breeze up there too.There is a good selection of shops and restaurants close at hand. (Our recommendation for a cracking meal: check out Pasqualies on Via del Moro off san Giorgio) Public transport is excellent and makes trips to places like Florence, Viareggio , Barga a breeze. We will certainly return to Lucca as we have so much more to explore and would definitely stay in the same apartment unless we travelled with friends when we may look for something larger.
Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and positive review - very much appreciated. Look forward to the next visit!
“Historical Lucca with all the comforts of home”
I spent 4 wonderful weeks in Lucca, in this apartment. The owners, Manuela and Martin, were welcoming and helpful. The apartment is clean, comfortable and had everthing I needed. The location, just inside the old walls but away from the tourist heart, meant it was light, airy and quiet. The view from the windows was special; across roof tops to the trees on the wall with the mountains in the distance. What a joy - no matter what time of day or weather. In front of the building is a large, grassed open area which is great for catching some sun while reading a book. Everything is close by including several restaurants, deli's, a local bar and a gelateria. This is a modern building which suited me perfectly - I could enjoy heritage Lucca during the day but retire to modern comforts at night.
“modern comfort in the mediaeval city”
The owners could not have been more helpful and welcoming. The apartment is is in a good location for exploring the fascinating city, well equipped, and with underground, secure car parking, with a lift to the apartment, make it ideal for anyone with problems with stairs! The air-conditioning too was very welcome, as this was a particularly hot week even for Lucca in July.
“Lucca: La Dolce Vita”
For those who haven’t been to Lucca, I can assure you that it’s Tuscany’s best kept secret, a medieval town about the size of Bath or Chester (though slightly smaller than Pisa) but with a style all of its own. With its huge ancient walls, its towers, squares and churches, and with its myriad of bars and great places to eat, the town has something for everyone. Whilst there are a few hotels and a number of private apartments within the town walls, many are noisy, difficult to reach or without parking. Fortunately, the apartment offered by Martin & Manuela satisfies every need. Located within a smart, modern, newly-constructed private complex the apartment is light and airy and beautifully appointed with everything one could possibly want for a comfortable holiday, including a washing machine, dishwasher, a modern, spacious bathroom with shower, and excellent air-conditioning. It has an underground car park (a unique feature for a building within the walls I believe), electronic gates, adjacent gardens and is no more than a ten minute walk from the centre. Most of all it’s quiet as the east side of town benefits from a total absence of crowds and bustle and usually all that one hears on waking up each morning in the apartment is birdsong. The complex is easily accessed by car via Porta Elisa, which in turn is easily accessed from the motorway and whilst perfect for a week in town the apartment is also ideal as a base to explore the coast and the surrounding area. The huge choice of fabulous restaurants, trattorias and bars within easy walking distance are too numerous to detail here, however I would mention a Gastronomia (a delicatessen) called ‘Da Ponte A Quarto’, at 24 Via Michele Rosi, on the route between the apartment and the centre, absolutely perfect as a source of great food should you feel the need for a quiet night in during the week in order to drink all the wine you’ve accumulated! Once again Martin & Manuela have provided everything within the apartment that you might need should you wish to prepare your own feast, to the extent of sets of both champagne and large wine glasses! Martin and Manuela were always concerned to ensure that we enjoyed our holidays on both of the occasions that we’ve stayed at their apartment. They are the perfect hosts; cultured, friendly and generous and always available to provide, information, advice and assistance whenever it was needed. I strongly recommend their apartment to anyone wishing to book a holiday in Lucca.
“Great apartment in perfect location”
The apartment is light and modern and in a perfect location within Lucca's city walls. We stayed for five nights and could have stayed longer. Lucca is a great base for visiting Florence and Pisa but is also a lovely city in its own right. Manuela was friendly and very helpful both before and during our stay. Highly recommended.
“Beautiful modern air conditioned apartment within the ancient city walls of Lucca”
We visited Lucca for the first time last summer, we had a fantastic holiday! The apartment is modern, very well equiped and presented beautifully, with lovely views looking over the rooftops and gardens. Also in an ideal position, within the ancient city walls making it easy to walk to the local shops, bars and restaurants. The owners could not have been more friendly and helpful as well as offering tips on local amenities, all in all a great holiday and heartily recommended.
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