Hotel Rex

Hotel Rex

Piazzale Bettino Ricasoli 19, 55100, Lucca Italy
Hotel Rex, Lucca, Italy
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4.5
#14 of 47 hotels in Lucca
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Business
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian

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GMacSpain wrote a review Jul 2022
21 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are just back from three days staying at this hotel in Lucca and I cannot say enough about how good it was!

Literally right out the door of the train station is the entrance to the hotel. The staff are the first thing to impress you at check-in and it just feels right from the off. From the hotel it is just a ten minute walk to the gate of the walled town where you will find everything you're looking for to explore Lucca.

However, we are not as young as we used to be so late nights on the town are not really our thing these days, so to have sanctuary of the hotel to go back to was just what we needed.

The rooms are very spacious with high ceilings giving a very airy atmosphere. There are more than adequate tea/coffee facilities at your disposal and we reckon that the choice of items available at breakfast are among the best that we have enjoyed over many years of travel.

If you wish to avoid the old town for lunch there is an excellent bar just around the corner, Bar Cupido, which does an excellent menu which finishes at 3:00pm. We were too late for that on our day of arrival but the kitchen does plenty of other snacks and we had their Classic Burger which was delicious! There is also an Irish pub next door, McCullough's and, as an Irish man, I had to try their Guinness! Not the worst I've ever had...

Two minor complaints...

Firstly, hopefully you will not want to spend much time watching television because the sound is pretty dreadful and it would be worth their while upgrading them to something better. Also, there is a very limited choice of English channels; BBC NEWS and CNN.

Secondly, the shower! I'm not the slim young thing I used to be but certainly not fat! If you are a bit on the plump side you will definitely struggle to get through the narrow entrance to the shower!

Apart from those two minor irritations we would thoroughly recommend the Rex for your visit to Lucca and we will definitely be staying there again when we get the chance to return, hopefully in the autumn when it should be a lot cooler and a bit less hectic!

Many thanks to the staff for making our stay so enjoyable!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We didn't have a car but we noticed that free parking was available right in front of the hotel.
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Gerry B wrote a review May 2022
Huddersfield, United Kingdom17 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at this hotel several times pre pandemic and it has always been excellent.
This family run hotel runs like clockwork and the care and professionalism of the family owners translates to all the staff .
We have just returned for seven nights and we were worried that after the effect of covid it may not be as good but we had nothing to fear as Daniela and Valentina welcomed us back and we have had a fabulous time .
The hotel is in a perfect location near the station and the walls for visiting Lucca and exploring the local area .
The hotel and rooms are clean and the breakfasts are consistent and good .
We highly recommend this hotel and will come back .
Gerry and Ruth Beamond
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Good parking outside and also near trains and buses
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NSW5 wrote a review Sept 2023
Bathurst, Australia241 contributions59 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A really lovely family run hotel. The location is perfect, so close to the train station and about 5 minutes to the gate in the city walls. The rooms are very simple but spacious and clean. We really appreciated that you could help yourself to milk portions and biscuits in the hallways! The breakfast was great, especially the really lovely girl who looked after us each morning and made really good coffee. Grazie mille. Lucca us the most beautiful town and we really hope to come back and stay at hotel Rex again.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We had a room at the back and it was really quiet.
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Francesco Z wrote a review 6 Jun
Latina, Italy1,241 contribution201 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Good point is the position (close to the border walls of old town), parking included, old style hotel. At the floor entrance there are some cookies. Rooms were very clean but very very old style (including the AC which has to be approved by reception to be working). Bathroom very small and uncomfortable position of the wc. Shower will leave water in full toilet, luckily there was a small step to avoid water in the room
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Date of stay: June 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Sigurd Jarlson wrote a review Feb 2023
New Haven, Connecticut83 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had two nights in October, and this hotel was quite good. It's pretty well located, being right near the train station and essentially directly across the street from the city walls. The nearest city gate entrance was about a 5 minute walk, and since Lucca is such a walkable city, I didn't mind accommodation outside the city walls. The included breakfast had nice choices and the staff was very friendly and helpful. My single room was small, but very clean, with a nice bathroom. I would stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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bktx1 wrote a review Oct 2023
Texas636 contributions167 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Rex. Our check in experience was very nice. The kind gentleman gave us information about Lucca. The room was very cozy and quiet. This is an older hotel, not luxury, but was very comfortable. The bathroom was nice. Bed was a little soft for me, but was okay. I really appreciated the location, next to the train station, bike rental and a short walk to the gate into the old city. Breakfast was continental with lots of choices, and we were offered a cappuccino. For the convenient location and and nice service, I recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mark C wrote a review Oct 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom1,021 contribution444 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location just outside the city walls, but with parking (and right by the railway station if you are instead arriving by train). The staff are great and the breakfast was surprisingly decent - some quite weird and obscure options available. The room was large.

The problem with the hotel, and it was quite significant, was the sleep quality. The combination of a really quite uncomfortable bed and the loud street noise outside starting quite early was a problem for us. Maybe we were unlucky with the mattress and maybe a room at the back of the hotel might help with the street noise.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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eehotel wrote a review 1 Jun
Sao Paulo, SP133 contributions90 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the quintessential simple, honest, practical hotel, except that the people are lovely, the service is excellent and the breakfast really good. It is a three star hotel, but mostly everything in the bedroom worked. Little details such as having umbrellas available to customers, a decent wifi, courtesy tea and cookies on the corridors, and good old kindness made the difference. A few meters from the train station, it is a great choice if you do not look for fancy.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ballymoss18 wrote a review Apr 2023
91 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent location, right outside the railway station, and opposite one of the gates through the city walls.
Nice buffet breakfast provided.
Rooms large, complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits.
Friendly reception staff offered advice.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Roberta M wrote a review Oct 2023
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A fantastic find. The location is perfect. The price was very reasonable. The staff were so kind and helpful, breakfast delicious, and the hotel very clean. I met travelers who stay here whenever they visit. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from HotelRex-Lucca
Lucca, Italy
Dear Dargentin, many thanks for your kind request. I think in some weeks we will be ready. Best regards, Reception Hotel Rex Lucca
Vera31 asked a question Dec 2017
Telford, United Kingdom30 contributions24 helpful votes
Do you do airport transfers from Pisa (and return) and also transfers to Torre del Lago for the Puccini Festival?
Answer from HotelRex-Lucca
Lucca, Italy
Dear Vera31, thank you for your kind request. If you would like we can book a taxi for you. Best regards, Valentina
WendyBruce asked a question Jul 2017
Milton, Canada52 contributions11 helpful votes
What are the times for check-in and check-out?
Answer from HotelRex-Lucca
Lucca, Italy
Dear Wendy, thank you for your kin request. Check-in is from 14:00 and check-out is until 12:00. Regards, Reception
Gloria L asked a question Jun 2017
Brigantine, New Jersey
Is there parking nearby?
Answer from HotelRex-Lucca
Lucca, Italy
Dear gloria, we have free parking in front of the Hotel. Regards, Reception Hotel Rex Lucca
Answer from HotelRex-Lucca
Lucca, Italy
Goog Morning, our rooms are all air-conditioned. Best regards
NSW5 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Bathurst, Australia241 contributions59 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had a room at the back and it was really quiet."
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Janet Nute wrote a tip Jun 2023
Cardiff, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A very good location if you are sightseeing as it’s close to the train station."
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derekjuliey wrote a tip May 2023
Surrey, United Kingdom17 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If a light sleeper ask for a room at the back"
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GMacSpain wrote a tip Jul 2022
21 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We didn't have a car but we noticed that free parking was available right in front of the hotel."
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Gerry B wrote a tip May 2022
Huddersfield, United Kingdom17 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good parking outside and also near trains and buses"
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PRICE RANGE
HK$945 - HK$1,015 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rex hotel lucca
LOCATION
ItalyTuscanyProvince of LuccaLucca
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Rex
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Rex?
Nearby attractions include Le mura di Lucca (0.4 km), Puccini e la sua Lucca - International Permanent Festival (0.4 km), and Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Rex?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Rex?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Rex?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Rex?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Rex?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gelateria Paniko, Pan di Strada, and Al Corso Ristorante.
Is Hotel Rex located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Lucca.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Rex?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Rex?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Rex?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Le mura di Lucca (0.4 km), Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino) (0.6 km), and Puccini Museum - Casa Natale (0.7 km).
Is Hotel Rex accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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