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Bed and Breakfast L Antica Bifore - Lucca

Via Fillungo 5 - Lucca

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Price starting from 115 .00
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L'Antica Bifore is an exclusive guesthouse located on the main street, inside the walls of Lucca historical city center.

It is a typical noble Tuscan residence with high-coffered ceilings and original tiled floors. Beautifully preserved original features such as unique arched stained-glass windows and medieval stone walls give the property a sense of elegance and old world charm. The property itself is part of the Torre del Travaglio, one of the three medieval towers of Lucca dating back to the 14th century.

There is a large formal reception room for the use of guests containing antique furniture such as a large central table over which hangs a beautiful crystal chandelier. Here guests will find a selection of books, city maps, and information about events happening in Lucca and around. Complimentary wireless and wired Internet access is also available.

L'Antica Bifore Guesthouse has 4 spacious double room suites, each one different in its architectural shape and form. They have beautiful frescoes and unique pieces of period furniture. Three of the suites have arched stained-glass windows that lookout on the street, while the fourth overlooks a private courtyard.

While maintaining the old world charm, each room offers modern day comforts for a pleasurable stay such as digital TV, air conditioning, and individual heating controls. All have their own private bathroom. Bath products are made of natural extracts and are provided by a sustainable local grower.

For families or friends connecting bedrooms are available. An extra bed or baby crib can be provided if needed. All of the suites are serviced daily.

L'Antica Bifore provides an excellent base from which to explore many delights that this beautiful ancient city of Lucca has to offer, such as theaters, concert halls, piazzas, restaurants, and shops.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 9.2 Wonderful!
Based on 34 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

This property is on the first floor of a very old building and the entrance way is...

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Breakfast at B&B L Antica Bifore

A free breakfast is served each morning.

Bed and Breakfast Facilities at L Antica Bifore

  • Laundry service
  • Pets accepted
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal, airport, and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child 3 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 65
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 40 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


A tax is imposed by the city and is collected at the property in cash: EUR 1 to EUR 3 per person, per night. The tax only applies to the first 3 nights of stays from 1 April to the 1st Sunday of November. For stays from the Monday after the first Sunday of November until 31 March the tax only applies on the first night of a stay. The amount has been determined by the local administration and it depends on the room price. Guests exempted from the tax include residents and children under 14 years of age. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.

B&B L Antica Bifore is also known as

L Antica Bifore
L'Antica Bifore
l`Antica Bifore Hotel Lucca
l`Antica Bifore Hotel

10

Clean

10

Location

7.9

Quiet

8.6

Spacious

10

Service

L Antica Bifore B&B reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very nice place, good location, friendly reception, rooms were very nice and clean.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed in Lucca for two nights in August. Great stepping off via Fillungo into calm austerity of this building. Lovely room, fabulous high ceiling, sympathetically adapted. We had a tiny balcony. Brid the owner was welcoming and had lots of suggestions for good places to eat, visit, etc. L'Antica Bifore is very central, at the southern end of via Fillungo, just north of the junction with vias Roma & S. Croce. Via Fillungo looks busy on a map but is largely pedestrianised - watch out for tourists on tandems. If you have time, get up the Torre delle Ore and hire a bicycle for an hour or so and ride round the wall. (We're a mature young couple, or a young mature couple.)

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

If you want to feel you have stepped back in time but with all the modern comforts,this is the ideal place to stay in Lucca! Charming and stylish.I felt totally at home and each room unique. Brid and Stefano were lovely hosts and very helpful. We will definately stay again!

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

A very nice place with high standard, beautifully decorated rooms, a most helpful and friendly hostess, and a very nice town. the madrasses of the beds were especially good!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

L'Antica Bifore is personally run by a young couple who are very welcoming and helpful with local information. The location is very convenient in the centre of town. We would certainly stay there again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Bird is great and certainly has the right personality for running a B&B. And Stefano is a very nice man, quiet but helpful. A perfect compliment to Brid.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Denmark

Best hotel experience ever!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

I had a wonderful room with a lovely bathroom for one week stay, the owners were lovely and the breakfast good in the historic center of Lucca

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

We had a wonderful stay, the room and surroundings were amazing, the hosts very friendly and welcoming. The big problem for me was the noise from the street, as the Antica Before is right in the middle of town, which is an advantage, with the disadvantage of the outside noise, late at night, and early in the morning. Plus we could hear every sound from the room next to ours. To be considered if you are a light sleeper.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

Very nice place, beautiful house, in the centre of Lucca. Very friendly and helpful owners, we would recommend this place to our family & friends.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

What a treat to stay here. Beautiful rooms, great bathrooms, wonderful hosts. The best place we stayed at in Italy. The rooms were fantastic - Angels over our bed... how appropriate.. we were on our honeymoom. We will stay there again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

This B&B is very nice. We were greeted by the friendly owner who answered all of our questions and gave us tips on sightseeing, made a dinner reservation for us (which resulted in the gratuity being waived), and got us info on the train schedule. She was very very helpful. Our room had these big gorgeous stained glass windows that looked out at San Christopher church. the room was quiet, and the fridge in the common area was stocked with water, juice, yogurt and there was fresh fruit on the table. The location is perfect; right on a main shopping street. The only disappointment was that the wifi quit working. We would stay here again and would recommend it to friends. 

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Very cute rooms, difficult to reach by car (restricted area). Very kind owners. Absolutely recommandable.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

The room was really nice and cosy, with a unique location in the city center. The light coming from the glass window creates a peculiar atmosphere in the room. The owner and his wife are very kind persons, providing useful information about the city and how to get around there.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Owners very friendly and helpful. Room and facilities delightful. Whole property unique. Location excellent for seeing Liucca - right in thecentre of town. A little expensive especially when including the extra cost of breakfast. Entry is at street level but acommodation is on 1st floor up stairs. No lift available although owners very willing to assist with baggage. Overall, highly recommended.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

A beautiful guest house with a wonderful welcome. Best guest house we stayed in during our time in tuscany. Brid and Stefano were excellent hosts and made breakfast time a delight, giving lots of helpful tips on where to eat, things to see and insight into life in Lucca etc. Only downside was the street can be noisy at night.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Delightful little bed-and-breakfast on the first floor of an old tower right in the heart of the city. Wonderfully welcoming and attentive owners who are genuinely concerned about their guests' enjoyment. What could be better? Slightly bigger rooms - go for the suite if you can.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

We had a wonderfull time in Lucca! The guesthouse was great! We'll go back to L'antica Bifore also because of the owner, he's a wonderfull host.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

brilliant medieval atmosphere, clean and modern standard, superb position in the town centre, very competent and friendly staff, high quality breakfast.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

Our ONLY complaints about this wonderful, and beautiful place, were that the public space could have been a bit more comfortable (it was gorgeous, but could use a comfy chair or two)and the breakfast could have been provided earlier each morning. When guests are planning either a busy day touring, or need to catch a train or bus, they need to get out earlier in the day. Breakfast showed up a couple of mornings at 10:00 am. But Lucca was amazing, the hosts were lovely, and we would stay in the same hotel again.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

Stefano, guesthouse's owner, is really a nice and gentle guest. Our staying was perferct except for the noisy room (close to the road). Even if the breakfast wasn't marked as included in the reservation, stefano provided us with, and this was a great surprise. Overall it was a marvellous staying both for the town and the house. Finally if you want a quite room you'd better ask for it in advance. For the rest let Stefano tell you where to eat at the best quality and price. (af not from GB but from Italy).

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • US Virgin Islands

Location is great. Hosts are delightful. The rooms are a little small but furnished beautifully and unique in a 14th century building right in the heart of the historical center. The central room serves as a nice gathering area for families and those traveling in a group. Nice private place to stay. Must be able to climb stairs to stay here.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Our expectations exceeded what we planned for. The B&B was centrally located to everything!! We admired the craftsmanship, the beauty, the atmosphere of L'Antica Bifore. It truly was a highlight. The window looked as though it came from a cathedral. The bathroom was clean, and the toilet flushed really well!! (Important for me!) The frescos on the wall were lovely. But a residence is only as good as the aura of the host and hostess! Brit and Stefano made the stay so welcoming as though we were in their house. They have a great way about them. Since Brit is from Ireland and Stefano is from Italy they covered their bases in connecting with all kinds of people. And isn't that what its all about? You can tell they enjoy meeting everyone. I can't express enough thanks to Brit and Stefano for making Lucca a magical stay for us. It was so endearing and meaningful. Many thanks!! I would love to come back to visit and would highly recommend L'Antica Bifore. This place should cost double what the charge is!! Travellars you are getting a great deal!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Lucca is a lovely city and L'Antica Bifore is an excellent base from which to explore and enjoy it. Brid and Stefan were very helpful hosts and made us feel most welcome.

7.9 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

L'Antica Bifore will appeal to certain travelers more than others. First, understand that "Town House Suite" does not mean hotel or B&B. There's no receptionist, no breakfast, not even a coffee pot. It's a guest house consisting of 4 ensuite rooms and a large reception salon (with working fireplace, we were told). The owner Stephan speaks English, and he met us with his Irish wife. They gave us maps, keys, pointed out the cafe 50 meters down the street and recommended some places to eat, but that was the only time we saw them before checkout. So, if you need hand-holding and personal contact, this would not be the place for you. This would be a great place for 4 couples or families to book. The rooms are beautiful and ours was quite comfortable, however, L'Antica Bifore is located on what Americans would call the 2nd floor and there is no elevator. But, hey, it's in a centuries-old tower and the location is excellent, right on the main shopping street and central to all the sites. If you go to bed early, then take the room off the back. The biggest inconvenience for us was not being allowed to leave our bags after checkout. Knowing this in advance, you can probably arrange something with Stephan, or book your train earlier than we did. I do recommend L'Antica Bifore for experienced travelers who want to feel more like a local going home to your apartment. If only there was a refrigerator....

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Puerto Rico

7.4 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

7.4 Good
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

7.3 Good
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at L Antica Bifore, offering 4 guest rooms with designer toiletries and climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 22-inch LED televisions with digital channels. Corporate travelers visiting the Lucca Historical Center area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as phones. Individual décor and furnishings make each stay a unique experience.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, bidets and complimentary toiletries. Irons/ironing boards, coffee/tea makers, complimentary bottled water and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Extra beds
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach L Antica Bifore Bed and Breakfast

By car
Autostrada - A11 Exit to Lucca. Park your car outside the city walls and:
From Porta Santa Maria: after the bar at the corner enter Via Fillungo and walk until you reach n. 5 we are in front of the San Cristoforo Church.
From Porta Elisa: enter via Elisa until you reach via Santa Croce, pass piazza Bernardini, at the corner between Via Roma and Via Cenami the street on the right is Via Fillungo. We are at n. 5.

By train
From S. Pietro door (train station): enter in Corso Garibaldi, after that turn to the right in Via San Girolamo and go straight until you reach a public square, piazza del Giglio, go ahead in via Beccheria until piazza S. Michele, turn right in via Rome after which the first street on the left is Via Fillungo. We are at n. 5.

By airplane
Pisa airport is the nearest at 20 km from Lucca. From here you can reach Lucca by train or bus (about 30 minutes).

By public transportation
From piazzale Verdi (bus station): enter in via San Paolino and go straight on, after san Michele square enter in via Rome after that the first street on the left is via Fillungo. We are at n. 5 in front of the Saint Cristoforo Church.

Distances from Bed and Breakfast L Antica Bifore

Piazza San Giusto - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Torre delle Ore - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Church of San Michele in Foro - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza San Michele - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Casa di Puccini - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Lucca City Hall - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Guinigi Tower - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Cathedral of St Martin - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Teatro del Giglio - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Ducal Palace - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Domus Romana - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Lucca Cathedral Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Pfanner - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza Napoleone - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for L Antica Bifore is Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei) - 18.1 km / 11.3 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Bed & Breakfast L Antica Bifore

  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station