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Plaza Hotel Lucchesi - Florence

4 star Hotel Florence

Lungarno Della Zecca Vecchia 38 - Florence

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Plaza Hotel Lucchesi is one of Florence's historic hotels located in the center of this ancient city. This 19th century building, remodeled in 2001, enjoys a wonderful view over the river Arno and the church of Santa Croce. The hotel is known for its personalized service and relaxed ambiance.

Amenities include sesasonal outdoor pool, lobby café bar, and an on-site restaurant, La Serra, that specializes in Tuscan cuisine a view of the river. A lobby computer provides complimentary high-speed Internet access and there is a television in the lobby. There are 130 square meters (1,399 square feet) of meeting facilities which include meeting/conference rooms. An airport shuttle is available on request (surcharge). 
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Guest Rating 8.9 Excellent
Based on 64 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

This was a great hotel. The view of the Arno from our room was beautiful.(Room 10...

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Breakfast at Plaza Hotel Lucchesi

A free hot/cold buffet breakfast is available between 7 AM and 10:30 AM.

Facilities at Plaza Hotel Lucchesi

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Baby sitter
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private parking
  • Meeting Room
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

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  • 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.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

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.

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.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 30 per day

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


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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9.2

Clean

9.3

Location

8.8

Quiet

8.5

Spacious

9.0

Service

Plaza Hotel Lucchesi reviews

7.0 Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Great location in old city (almost) centre. Helpful multi-lingual staff.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The staff was wonderful and extremely helpful. We had a great stay and would come back to this hotel. The location was great!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

An excellent hotel. Not particularly cheap, but well worth the money. Clean, spacious, superb breakfast with everything you could wish for. Bilingual, attentive and polite staff. Great view over the Arno from our room. Pleasant lounge/bar area in which to relax. Well situated for the main attractions. Some distance from the train/bus stations but this wasn't a problem. Would go there again.

7.8 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Continental Breakfast was superb and best we had in our entire trip to Italy. Hotel was off the beaten path but only 10 minute walk to Ponte Vechhia. Great hotel but front desk staff very cold and indiffent except for Continental Breakfast staff who were very accommodating.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I liked this hotel very much. The services offered were excellent and suited my needs. It is a beautiful hotel and very comfortable. The morning brunch was delicious and plentiful (altho-care should be taken to keep eggs, bacon, and sausage is kept warm). The staff in the dining room was very competent and friendly. Dinner served in the restaurant was delicious but very expensive. However, I thought that the map representing the location was misleading. It is further than it looks, and people with walking problems would have difficulty walking to the center of town.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The service was unmatched in all of Italy. After check-in, we were escorted to our room by the front desk clerk which was a first for me. She gave us a tour of the Hotel then the room which was spectacular. The location could not of been better, right in the heart of the city with great views over the Arno River. We also received a restaurant recommendation from the concierge that was outstanding, it was called La Giostra which is not to be missed. It was the most entertaining restaurant in all of Florence.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

A superb hotel; it was within easy walking distance of all the main attractions of Florence. Our room was spacious, clean, quiet and very comfortable. The breakfast was, by far, the best we have ever had in Italy. The one drawback, as as been noted in another review, is that the sound of anyone walking, or moving an article of furniture around in the room directly above, was magnified. This is due, however, to the parquet flooring. Myself and my wife stayed in the hotel for our 30th Wedding Anniversary and we were not, in any way, disappointed.

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We were on a city break for 5 days which we found a little long. March would be a better month for temperature. Not many eating places close to hotel was a disadvantage as hotel menu was limited.Rooms overlooking the river are brighter and larger. Florence is certainly worth a visit.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

A terrific hotel in a great location. The hotel overlooks the Arno River, a few minutes walk to the Ponte Vechio. The breakfast was very good with a variety of options available. The staff is very professional, courteous and accommodating. For a European hotel the room was spacious and well appointed. Our room was on the top floor with a large balcony overlooking the Arno, a spectacular view. The location of this hotel is excellent, within a short walking distance to all major sights and easy access to public transportation. A great place to stay when in Florence.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Location was excellent, across the street from the Arno. A little east of main area so not as crowded. We could walk everywhere. The view from the room/balcony was amazing. The breakfast area was quite lovely.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This hotel is ideal not only for the great service but for the view of the river and location. The staff was, by far, the most welcoming and helpful that we found. The price was exceptional for the stay- which included breakfast. We would certainly return. It is only blocks from the Ufitzi, as well.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

Superb location overlooking Piazza Michelangelo. My single room was wonderful with a balcony overlooking the Arno. Service very good.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This was a great hotel. The rooms were spacious and the staff was outstanding, going out of their way to provide any assistance we needed. We found the location to be ideal and within walking distance of all major attractions. We highly recommend and will stay here again when in Florence.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This was the nicest hotel! The staff was wonderful, the room was beautiful and we had a view of the Arno and the hills outside of Tuscany. The price was great. You will not be sorry staying here!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • New Zealand

This hotel was a star as far as we were concerned - great staff, lovely surroundings, handy for everywhere, and - by Italian standards - value for money! We enjoyed our stay - the breakfasts were excellent as well - and we would stay there again. Highly recommended.

4.9 Ordinary
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Chile

Room given were much different to the one offered and shown in web page. Reality (room 420) was much poor than the one in the web. My complains to Mrs Barbara were answered in bad mood. Receptionist could not find our reservation, I had to give her the copy.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

This is the most wonderful hotel I have ever stayed in... old fashioned service..you are made to feel special from the moment you enter the hotel. They do everything possible to make sure you enjoy your stay, helping with where to eat, general directions, and even loaned us a brolly when it rained! This did not dampen our stay, we had a perfect time, and only wish we could keep it our secret! The breakfast was a feast, laid out beautifully too....will be visiting again very soon!!

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Hotel has a great location but it's hard to find it by directions provided on web site. Service is almost OK. Breakfast is poor. Rooms are big and nice.

7.8 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • France

quality of service provided: a pity to require a deposit of 3 euros for an electrical adaptator when the price of one night is about 300 euros

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Everything was perfect, except the weather for this week end we had in Florence. We had a large room providing a beautiful vue on the roofs of the city and Santa Croce. Personnel of the hotel was efficient, very polite, kindy and discrete. Most of employees speak several languages so you can be sure they understand what you may require or need. Great location right downtown.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

It was a good price for this EXCELLENT hotel!!!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Ireland

An excellent hotel in an unbeatable location -- right on the river, a short walk to Santa Croce, Uffizi, and other key places. Great staff, very helpful. An awesome way for us to spend New Year's 2005. Very highly recommended.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

On our Honeymoon and this was a great honeymoon hotel. Told them we were on our honeymoon and they gave us a room with a balcony and a great room with a view of the river. Staff was extremely friendly. Breakfast was excellent. Lot's of fresh fruit, meats and everything else. The hotel is a little pricey but its a great place to stay in Florence, very close to the main sights.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

This is an excellent hotel - I would definitely stay here again when visiting Florence.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

It was a great pleasure to stay at Luchese The Hotel showed a very high conformity versus the advertisments in the web.I would point out the excellent friendliness and help of the personal as well as the acting in the background. For further stays in Florence i would choose the Luchese again.

7.2 Good
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hong Kong SAR, PRC

Knowing the prices of the hotels in Florence, it was good value. Nice to have a lounging area, too. The only problem was the noise. They have the doors - both the main door and the bathroom door - that has one of those spring thing and if you don't close it carefully and just leave it close it bangs very loudly. In the beginning, we thought it was the children upstairs or something but it went on and on and eventually we realised what was giving the noise. Every time somebody goes into a room, it banged very loudly as if someone dropped a huge rock on the floor upstairs. It was a shame because the room was quite nice for what we paid.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Given some of the reviews that I read I didn't expect much from this hotel. I was very pleasantly surprised by the overall feel of the property as well as the extremely high levels of service from the staff. The rooms were actually larger than I expected (perhaps this is relative to the extremely small room we had in Rome) and the hotel had a solid, classy feel to it. Nice decor and very clean. The location was quite good too-far enough away from the center of Florence to be a bit less crowded but close enough to make it an under 10 minute walk to virtually anywhere you'd want to go.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Unbelieveable! Both properties were exceptional in all regards. The staff was outstanding, friendly and knowledgeable. We had a very wonderful stay in Venice and Florence. Additionally, one of the Concerge's at the Plaza Hotel Lucchesi (Romano) deserves special mention. He did everything possible and more to help us.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

bathroom door needs more closure, better cleaning needed of furniture,otherwise a pleasant stay.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The staff at Plaza & Lucchesi were very hepful (and their English was very good !). The hotel is situated just a 5 minute walk from all the main sights. The rooms are clean and the room we had (407), had a balcony with a great view on the river. We couldn't really fault anything in the hotel, except for a slight sting in the tail; the car park comes at a price.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We went to Florence to get married and stayed for 2 nights in this hotel. As it was a special occasion, we were given an upgrade to a sea facing room with balcony which was absolutely beautiful and much appreciated by us. This is a beautiful hotel in a beautiful location with lovely service.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Plaza Lucchesi made our stay in Florence a very pleasant experience. The hotel consierge was a big help with reservations, directions, and suggestions. We always felt welcome. There was a slight difference in the room, though. I was quoted $179, and the actual rate was 199 Euros.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Ireland

The hotel was very nice, well situated and the staff were particularly frendly and very helpfull.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This was my second visit to the Hotel Plaza Lucchesi and they acknowledged it upon my arrival. The front desk staff made me feel so welcome. The rooms overlooking the River Arno have such a fabulous view. My only complaint is that the bathroom doors have an automatic close and have to be propped open. The service and food are terrific. I love the "a bit out of the way" location. I will stay there again.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

The staff at the Lucchesi were the friendliest and most helpful of all the hotels we stayed in while in Italy. They even managed to get us reservations in first class on the train to Rome on the Friday of the Railway strike and had the tickets dellivered to the hotel. There was always someone to open the door at the hotel and help people with their bags and did it with a smile. The housekeeping staff were effecient and friendly also. I cannot say enough good things.

5.9 Ordinary
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The staff was excellent. Their service was wonderful. The room was extremely small and claustraphobic. There was not enough room between the bed and the wall to place luggage and walk by.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Excellent room with a nice view of the city of Florence. Service was high quality and fast. The retaurant, at breakfast, tends to get crowded. Prices were fvery fair.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

I spent a wonderful day in your hotel, the price was reasonable and this is certainly not the last time that I will use your services. Many thanks.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Romania

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Russia

8.0 Very Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Greece

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Japan

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Portugal

7.9 Good
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

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8.8 Excellent
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • France

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

4.8 Ordinary
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Austria

7.2 Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Plaza Hotel Lucchesi, offering 97 guest rooms with climate control. Business travelers visiting the Santa Croce area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and complimentary newspapers.

Bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, bidets and complimentary toiletries. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional guest comforts include soundproofing, air conditioning and safes.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Plaza Hotel Lucchesi

By car
From the A1 motorway at the Firenze Sud junction.
From the A11 motorway, join the A1 in the direction of Rome and exit at Firenze Sud. At the first traffic light after the toll gate turn left and go straight ahead until there is a mandatory right turn. After bearing right, turn left at the first traffic light two times and keep to the right side of the road. Take the Lungarno, continuing for about 300 meters.

By train
From the Santa Maria Novella railway station the hotel is reachable by bus in about 25 minutes or by taxi in about 15 minutes.

By airplane
From the international airport of Florence the hotel is reachable by bus in about 35 minutes or by taxi in about 25 minutes.

Distances from Plaza Hotel Lucchesi

Piazza Santa Croce - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Basilica of Santa Croce - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Museo Horne - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Casa Buonarroti - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Stefano Bardini Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Teatro Verdi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Piazzale Michelangelo - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Piazza San Firenze - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Church of Sant'Ambrogio - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Galileo Museum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
San Miniato al Monte - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Badia Fiorentina - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Gucci Museum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Plaza Hotel Lucchesi is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 6.4 km / 4 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 kilometer.

Transportation services Plaza Hotel Lucchesi

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private parking