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Hotel Da Carlos - Lucca

3 star Hotel Lucca

Via Nuova Per Pisa 5901 S.Maria del Giudice - Lucca

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Directly located on the main road connecting Lucca to Pisa, 500 metres from Santa Maria del Giudice hamlet, the Da Carlos hotel, is an ideal starting point for discovering these two beautiful Tuscan cities, preserving a large Medieval and Renaissance art patrimony.
This nice hotel, ensures you a pleasant stay in the heart of Tuscany. On-site amenities include a wireless Internet Point, a garden, a patio, a bar, and a restaurant.Da Carlos hotel location is extremely convenient to reach the most fascinating Tuscan cities, including Lucca, Pisa, Viareggio, Florence, Siena, or San Gimignano.
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Guest Rating 8.4 Very Good
Based on 217 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

From the minute we arrived at Hotel Da Carlos, we were made to feel very welcome. ...

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Breakfast at Hotel Da Carlos

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Da Carlos

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Laundry service
  • Pets accepted
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Concierge
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Free parking

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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: between 11 AM and 10 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

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

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.

Hotel Da Carlos is also known as

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9.0

Clean

7.8

Location

8.1

Quiet

8.2

Spacious

8.7

Service

Hotel Da Carlos reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Friendly and courteous staff at the Hotel. Made us feel welcome. We had a great view of the mountains behind the hotel. The restaurant next door, which is separately owned, had good sea food dishes, but the staff was not very welcoming

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were very pleased with our stay at Hotel Da Carlos. The hotel staff (especially the gentleman at the desk) were friendly and made quite an effort to communicate with everyone, I noticed several different languages being spoken during breakfast and the staff was able to accommodate everyone. If I ever get back to this region I would definitely stay here.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

The staff were extremely helpful. The restaurant was excellent. All in all an above average stay!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

My husband and I stayed for three nights in July 2010. We loved the Da Carlos hotel. The room was immaculate and spacious. The first night was noisy because we decided to turn off the A/C and open the window. There were a couple of barking dogs. The other nights were much quieter. We met Carlota and Eduardo and they were both very friendly. Carlota's suggestion to visit Volterra was excellent. Both were very helpful in helping us navigate around Tuscany. They even printed up train schedules when we wanted to visit Florence. The restaurant is also excellent. We ate there all three nights. Normally, we wouldn't do this, but after our first yummy supper, we decided to go back. They even accommodated our request to be away from smokers. The antipasto buffet was delicious and the selection varied somewhat from night to night. The first night, we had seafood pasta. We never even asked for a menu; we simply asked Loredana (our very friendly waitress) what she suggested and that's what we ordered. The food was fresh and tasty. Be sure to ask for the tagliatelle with parmesan and tomato sauce. The presentation alone is worth it. We look forward to returning! All in all, it was a great experience.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

This is a very well managed, clean, friendly hotel close to the centre of the old town. The breakfast is excellent,the staff is friendly and helpfu and very good restaurant. Very good value. Would stay there again without hesitation

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We only stayed one night and it was unfortunate that there was a payloader outside the room for the time I was trying to take a nap. The proprieter was so helpful. He really made our short time near Lucca so enjoyable. Great recommendations for parking and seeing Lucca. Would definitely recommend.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed at the hotel the third week of September. We choose the hotel based on the fact that we arrived very late into Pisa but wanted to stay outside of the city limits our first night without having to drive too far. Although it was midnight by the time we arrived, the staff were very welcoming and accomodating. The rooms were very spacious and functional although a little plain. Breakfast was good but would have preferred self serve to chose a few extra helpings of some items. The coffee was excellent but again seconds were not offered unless you requested. Throughout our stay the staff were very helpful and friendly and willing to listen to our halting Italian as well as help out in English. We spent the first day in Lucca and returned to the hotel to spend the nite as the location was very convenient. We ate dinner the second night in the hotel restaurant and enjoyed it very much - excellent quality and pleasant surroundings in the diningroom. Location was within easy driving of both Pisa and Florence. We would return and a stay a night or two but no longer.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This is a very friendly family-run hotel. It is near to Lucca and is surrounded by stunning scenery. We were well looked after and would definitely stay there again if we were in the area.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

We used the "Da Carlos" as a base for visiting Lucca and Pisa before we flew home from Pisa Airport. The hotel is ideally situated between both cities. We found the hotel staff to be very friendly and helpful and our three night stay was a pleasant way to end our holiday. The food in the "Da Carlos" restaurant is also worth sampling. We ate there twice and were not disappointed. The location of the hotel is not spectacular as it is sited next to a main road but as I said before this is also an advantage when wanting to travel to Lucca and Pisa. I would highly recommend the "Da Carlos" as a "staging post" (1-3 nights) but not necessarily for a full week/two week holiday destination - although it would serve as a touring base for Northern Tuscany.

7.7 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

The lack of lounge areas was a bit disappointing as it wasn't possible to relax outside of our room or the restaurant. With no pool or other facilities it made for a basic hotel stay. Restaurant staff were excellent, and reception staff good. Location was very convenient for access to Lucca and Pisa.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Carlos and his daughter were great. They both spoke English particularly Tania. The hotel was very well located very close to the city of Lucca and close to Pisa. It is handy to have a car as it would be a little inconvenient to catch public transport. The breakfast was very good and quite plentiful and it also had a good flat screen TV with Sky. The surroundings of this hotel are wonderfully quiet and scenic.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Owner/Manager & staff were extremely helpful with directions, local info, and helping us with reservations in the next city on our trip. They were extremely warm & friendly and we felt like family .The location was between Lucca & Pisa and required a car to get to the cities, but a very short drive.It was worth the distance as the restaurant in the hotel was excellant and freindly and there were two others nearby as good.Taking a walk through Santa Maria del Giudice is a worthwhile experiance in itself. We are happy we stayed there.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We had a very satisfactory room with a balcony. Despite the nearby highway traffic, it was pleasant to enjoy the evening air.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Carlos the owner was very helpful with tourist information of the area around Lucca. The restaurant at the hotel was very good. A car is necessary to get to Lucca but the drive was not that far. I would recommend this hotel.

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Finland

Last night in Tuscany, Hotel was positive experience, situation near Pisa Airport and Lucca very good. Would stay again!

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

we had a very nice stay . the staff was wonderful and the hotel was well kept. will return again.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Staff of the both the hotel and the reataurant were helpful and courteous. The location was excellant for travel to Lucca, Pisa, the coast ,and anywhere in Northern Tuscany. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

My wife and I spent one night at Hotel Da Carlos.Hotel is very clean,nice and quiet; The room was spacious, cheerful and comfortable.The staff were very helpful in answering our questions.The breakfast was exceptional and the restaurant next door was very good too. We love this hotel and recommend it to friends,we looking forward to our next visit!

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is a nice hotel that you will need a car to access. Excellent attached resturant with delicious specialities of the region. Very helpful desk staff. Beautiful view of surrounding hills from our rear room window. Very good plentiful breakfast. Internet access. Easy to find on the main road between Pisa and Lucca. This was our first time driving in Italy and we used our Garmin GPS with European card which made driving easy and fun.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The hotel was easy to find and very accessible to both Lucca and Pisa. The staff was very helpful and spoke excellent English. The meals we had at the restaurant were superb and the chef came out to meet us. The waiter was very friendly. The farro and bean soup was so delicious that we are trying to find recipes to make it at home. We will definitely stay at Da Carlos again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is an exceptional small hotel with an outstanding restaurant adjacent. The staff fulfilled our every need and assisted us with medical problems I encountered. Extremely helpful with advice on sites to see in the area. We found our experience very pleasant and would not hesitate to recommend the hotel to anyone.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

By far the most enjoyable and accommodating of all the hotels we stayed in during our 3-week Italian vacation. Driving from the Autostrada was tricky: take the Lucca Est exit and follow the BLUE S12 (not the GREEN) signage toward Pisa when you reach the roundabout at the exit. The hotel is about 10 km south of the walled city, with plenty of free parking. Managers Eduardo and Carlotta da Carlos and their staff (especially Monica) were extremely hospitable and helpful. The reception area and lobby are open until about 1 am, although at least one of the night staff has very limited English. We had 4 rooms for 11 people for 5 nights, on the front and sides of the first floor, with easy walker/wheelchair access in the lift. Rooms in the front of the hotel faced a busy road, but during the day (and with windows shut at night to discourage mid-July mosquitoes) the traffic noise seemed minimal. All rooms were tiled and very clean, with daily room service. Room 115 (triple) had a spacious balcony with table and chairs. All rooms had refrigerators and safes, adequate power outlets, and A/C. Reasonably spacious bathrooms with tubs and shower curtains (requiring some care to avoid flooding the floor). There’s a computer with free Internet access in a small room off the lobby, and room 115 was the only room where the wireless signal did not reach. Great breakfast (meats, cheeses, bread and rolls, jams and preserves, cereals, juices, yogurt, and coffee/macchiato/chocolate) was served by hotel staff in the outdoor patio area. The food and service at the hotel restaurant were excellent. The hotel staff also recommended La Cecca, a local restaurant 2 km north, where the food and service were absolutely wonderful. Our entire group went back to La Cecca again 2 nights later for a second very enjoyable and relaxing dinner. We're already planning a return visit to Lucca, and this is definitely where we'll stay. No problem paying with VISA. Checkout was fast and without problems.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Good place to stay after a long journey, close to Lucca, hotel is easy to find, with parking. Very good breakfast and friendly staff. Very good quality/price ratio.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

By far the most enjoyable and accommodating of all the hotels we stayed in during our 3-week Italian vacation. Driving from the Autostrada was tricky: take the Lucca Est exit and follow the BLUE (not the GREEN) signage toward Pisa when you reach the roundabout at the exit. The hotel is about 10 km south of the walled city, with plenty of free parking. Managers Eduardo and Carlotta da Carlos and their staff (especially Monica) were extremely hospitable and helpful. The reception area and lobby are open until about 1 am, although at least one of the night staff has very limited English. We had 4 rooms for 11 people for 5 nights, on the front and sides of the first floor, with easy walker/wheelchair access in the lift. Rooms in the front of the hotel faced a busy road, but during the day (and with windows shut at night to discourage mid-July mosquitoes) the traffic noise seemed minimal. All rooms were tiled and very clean, with daily room service. Room 115 (triple) had a spacious balcony with table and chairs. All rooms had refrigerators and safes, adequate power outlets, and A/C. Reasonably spacious bathrooms with tubs and shower curtains (requiring some care to avoid flooding the floor). There’s a computer with free Internet access in a small room off the lobby, and room 115 was the only room where the wireless signal did not reach. Great breakfast (meats, cheeses, bread and rolls, jams and preserves, cereals, juices, yogurt, and coffee/macchiato/chocolate) was served by hotel staff in the outdoor patio area. The food and service at the hotel restaurant were excellent. The hotel staff also recommended La Cecca, a local restaurant 2 km north, where the food and service were absolutely wonderful. Our entire group went back to La Cecca again 2 nights later for a second very enjoyable and relaxing dinner. We're already planning a return visit to Lucca, and this is definitely where we'll stay. No problem paying with VISA. Checkout was fast and without problems.

7.6 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

good hotel, only downside the main road and resturant shut on tuesdays, no facility for a daytime coffee.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed at the hotel for a week and had a very relaxed holiday. The hotel is positioned very well for visiting many parts of Tuscany. We visited the following: Lucca (<15 mins), Pisa (<20 mins), Florence (~1 hr), Siena (~2 hr), Volterra and San Gimignano (~1.5 hr on country roads), Pescia (<40 min). The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. There is a restaurant that, although it is not run by the hotel, is in the same building and is of excellent quality. Again the staff here are very welcoming and pleasant. If you are looking for a good clean well kept room and comfortable surroundings, and I was, then I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel in a beautiful part of Italy. I would also have no hesitation in going back.

8.3 Very Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

This one was really, REALLY hard to find. Nobody knew the area (Santa Maria Del Giudice wasn't even on the local map) and it would if they would give the real route name (SS12). But it is true that it is 5miles from the Tower. I was there in the low season. PROS: Biggest bed ever I was in, true parking. CONS: Did I say hard to find? Immediate surrounding, Horrible breakfast.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

The hotel is in a quiet location. Rooms are fabulous and the hotel is very clean and nice. It is an excellent location close to Pisa's tower and is on the main road to visit Lucca.The staff spoke english and were competent and helpfull.I would recommend this hotel and would stay there agian

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We had a very nice stay. The hotel is very nice and the staff are very kind and always willing to help. The food was excellent.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

E' un ottimo residence, l' accoglienza e il trattamento sono dei migliori che mi sia mai capitato di avere.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

les environs directs de l'hotel sont banals mais en quelques km/mn on est à Pise ou à Lucques. Il est idéalement placé. Le personnel ne parle pas français mais il est compétent, serviable et convivial tant à l'hotel qu'au restaurant qui est par ailleurs excellent et abordable pour l'Italie.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Service and staff attitude are excellent. They cannot do enough to help. Breakfast was not very interesting and was the same each day. Dinner/lunch menues are very good and lots of offerrings. Do not get a room at the back of the hotel..they are right over the kitchen and it is quite noisy at night.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

My wife and I stayed here while touring Italy and attending the wedding of some friends. We both like the hotel, finding it peaceful and relaxing, and in an ideal position for visits to Lucca and Pisa. We spent two nights at the hotel. The rooms where very clean and comfortable. One thing to be aware of if you're navigating your way here using in-car Sat-Nav is that the main road running past the hotel may not be mapped correctly: with the TomTom Go (using TeleAtlas map data) the road is actually about 200 metres east of where the TTG thinks it is.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Hotel bien situé entre Pise et Lucques;chambre confortable et propre.Tres bon resto.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

This was our first time at the De Carlos and we wished we had had longer. No time to meet anyone else at the hotel, but would love to return there and to see more of Lucca.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Was just stopping by one night, and for that it was more than OK. The restaurant is also OK, even if too "turistic", in the sense that the meal is of good quality, but not for people always looking for excellence, like I'm. I'll defenitely come back if in the area.

7.9 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Very nice facility, although a lot noisier than I expected -- then again it is on the main alternate route between Lucca and Pisa other than the autostrada! The surrounding area was very bucolic. My one complaint was the quality of the directions to the facility (from the map on the website)-- it was not clear what exit to take from the autostrada and how far to go on what turned out to be route 12. Dinner at the nearby restaurant was excellent. Breakfast at the hotel was very good.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This hotel is conveniently located between Pisa and Lucca. The room and bathroom was large by European standards. It was very clean, airy and comfortable. There is a wonderful restaurant adjacent to the hotel, where we had the most fantastic meal! Our waiter realized we knew just a little Italian, and he was very accommodating to talk a little slower with us. He also recommended a great bottle of wine to have with dinner. We would definitely stay at this hotel again on a future visit. Breakfast was the usual coffee, juice, rolls, and yogurt.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I enjoyed my stay at the hotel very much. The staff was very friendly and the room well maintained. The breakfast was good and served quickly. The food at the restaurant was super. The only drawback was the car noise on the highway that runs in front of the hotel.

7.7 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

A nice location out of the city. Very difficult to find coming from the highway in Lucca. Pleasant staff that speaks very little English.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

First of all I'd to compliment the staff for being so helpful and kind. They make you feel at home.The rooms are very nice and clean. The location is great for visiting Pisa and Lucca. Also the food is great.

6.7 Fair
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

Hotel está bien, la pega es que esta en la carretera entre pisa y lucca, por lo que hay que tener coche para estar en este hotel porque hay unos diez kilometros a lucca. La habitación esta bien, algo anticuada en la decoración pero limpia, el baño ok y se desayuna bien.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

It was a perfect location from which to visit both Pisa and Lucca. The staff was friendly and welcoming, and the restaurant was good. If you're travelling through Tuscany by car and trying to stay within a budget this place is pretty much spot on.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

A very pleasant stay affording us a good location from which to travel to la Spezia to see Cinque Terre area. Rooms were quite clean and breakfast was excellent. A few mosquitos around but expected. Overall, an excellent experience and staff were quite helpful

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

We enjoyed our stay very much. The staff was helpful and friendly.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

We found it so easily and were made so welcome. The restaurant was superb with fantastic food, fine wines and wonderful service, looking forward to our next visit

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was as I had expected and I was glad I'd booked a room at the back of the hotel. The facilities were excellent and the room had space to move around. The welcome was friendly and helpful. The restaurant was good value.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

So nahe bei Pisa und doch mitten im Grünen in den Bergen. Schöner Ort, der zum Verweilen einlädt. Am Abend sollte man das wirklich empfehlenswerte Restaurant im Hause besuchen. Hier kann man typisch italienisch essen und trinken und hernach einfach ins Bett fallen!

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

While we were only staying for one night, the hotel would have been an excellent stopping point for visits to both Lucca and Pisa. The room was comfortable and the restaurant provided an excellent meal served in a relaxed but efficient manner. We would consider staying again if the occasion arose.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Second time at Da Carlos, we love it. Staff are very welcoming and all facilities are excellent. The restaurant is brilliant, food is good, price is reasonable and service is excellent. There are a few other restaurants within walking distance for variety, so that we could still indulge in the vino without driving! Brilliant area, lots to do and good links to road network for exploring further. We love this hotel and recommend it to friends.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Poland

A family of five, two rooms booked for one night. Excellent location between Pisa nad Lucca, with a free private car parking. Try to park on the front of the hotel first, the place is pleasantly shadowed in the morning. Ask for rooms of the back of the hotel - the road is close and VERY busy. The minor annoyance we found in the room was the air condition fan, a bit too noisy if on higher gear. There was password protected internet Wi-Fi hot spot available in the rooms, not advertised, however since we have not pursued it further, I cannot say whether it was of the hotel or one nearby. We have not used the hotel restaurant, but I belive it shoud be fine. The staff was equally happy to direct us to the restaurant nearby (what adds a positive mark for them) with really good food and garden on the back - important, having in mind the busy road. The staff was very friendly, competent and supportive; they will give you a good tourist advice if happen you need one. We will definitely use the same hotel again.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

We came late the night, but we where still offered something to eat. Next day we overslept breakfast with 2 hours, but the staff stood ready with breakfast for us !! Excelent and much more than you can expect !

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

the hotel is ideally situated between Pisa and Lucca. The staff are very friendly and helpful, cannot praise them enough for their help in making our stay enjoyable. The restaurant is also very good.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Nice hotel with big rooms. Pleasant place. Ask rooms on the behind of the hotel as one side in ont the road but no so much noisy.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Enjoyed our stay very much. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was excellent, including the bathroom facilities. Only slight negative: walk to old city a little far. And one improvement suggestion: make internet access available. Overall though, an excellent hotel I recommend highly to others.

5.3 Ordinary
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Good site. Better if suggested as a motel instead of hotel.Just enough space on room but clean ancd just confortable.People inside nice and professional.Generally just a step down than a correct price/quality.

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

Second time I've stayed here & will probably return again. Great location as it's on the road between Lucca & Pisa. Good service, clean & with all facilities expected of a good 3 star property along with an excellent restaurant. Would recommend.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

We received a very warm welcome and the staff were very helpful in answering our questions and giving us maps and advice on our sightseeing. Our room at the rear of the hotel was large and very quiet. The hotel restaurant and La Cecca, a couple of kilometres away, both lived up to our expectations. We will be back for more funghi porcini next autumn.

7.9 Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Hotel was noisy from other guests. Once we remembered we had earplugs, we slept fine. The restaurant was the best part about the stay. It was the best food we had on the entire trip.

7.9 Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

excellent stay. The only problem we had was Mosquitos, nets across the windows would help a lot. The adjoing restaurant was really excellent !

6.0 Fair
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

We enjoyed the country location of the hotel(once we found it). However we were disappointed and unimpressed with the very strong aroma of cigarette smoke in the room.The smoke remnants even permeated our clothes and hair which we found quite unhygenic.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Störend: Stundenlang bellender Hund

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay very much. Wonderful helpful staff, great breakfast, clean and comfortable rooms. Good proximity to Lucca and Pisa. We would definitely stay ther again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Excellent hôtel, idéalement situé entre Lucca et Pisa. Accueil sympathique, personnel attentionné et efficace. Chambre agréable et calme (demander chambre sur l'arrière). En prime, bon restaurant au rez-de-chaussée de l'hôtel. En résumé, nous recommandons vivement l'hôtel Da Carlos.

7.9 Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

a little bit overprice, but a hotel located near to Lucca and a good stay with a very nice restaurant - excellent food

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

A very pleasant hotel, conveniently situated between Lucca and Pisa. The hotel staff are pleasant and helpful and the receptionist provided very useful information regarding parking in Lucca. Warning: the delicious menu in the restaurant has very generous servings. The continental breakfast is excellent.

7.4 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Facility was OK. Would benefit from better instructions on how to reach the hotel especially if travelling by car. Price was 10 Euro more than quoted on line.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

We only spent one night at Da Carlos, but had a great stay in a super little hotel. The restuarant was very good and the view from the bedrooms was lovely. We had rooms at the back -so no road noise. The staff were friendly and best of all we loved the cute little cat who made our visit special!

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is nearer Pisa than Lucca but not really a problem. It compared very well with 4* star hotels used in Lucca previously. Breakfasts were pleasant and had an excellent dinner in the retaurant. We will certainly use it again.

7.2 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • France

We just stayed one night but all was as expected. Excellent restaurant with correct price. The hotel is a bit too expensive for a family with 2 or 3 children.

7.1 Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We thought from the web photos that Da Carlos was a country hotel set in grounds. We were disappointed that the road was close by and that there were no sitting out areas and no garden. We liked the hotel ambience though and the service was good.Its situation near Lucca and Pisa was ideal for touring.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Given excellent maps and pamphlets on arrival with out prompting. Had good quality meals in adjacent resturant. Convenient location for visiting both Pisa and Lucca. Only minus point were the bath towels which were like bed sheets with little absorbancy

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Germany

Das Hotel ist günstig gelegen für Ausflüge mit dem Auto nach Lucca, Pisa und Livorno etc. Ohne Auto jedoch nicht zu empfehlen, da zu weit außerhalb.

7.7 Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

The location was on main road from Pisa to Lucca. Noise level acceptable.Staff very helpful. Rooms large and very clean. Only negative point. Restaurant although part of the hotel structure was independant to hotel.Meals had to be paid for as taken. Unable to charge meals to room. Food very good

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Nice 3 star hotel. The owner was very helpful with directions into Pisa and Lucca as well as information about the bus service into Firenza.

7.8 Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I did not have a car and was difficult to move arround, hotel is located between Lucca and Pisa.

7.1 Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The hotel and service were marvelous, the prices from venere were high in comparison to other hotels.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The staff, especially Edwardo, was excellent and very helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return there without question. The maps and directions we received to Lucca, Pisa, Viarregio as well as several small towns we visited were accurate and easy. The view of the hills from our room with the sun streaming in each morning was spectacular. Breakfasts were delicious and the atmosphere with the other guests delightful. Nearby restaurants were very good too. Only small complaints were the cigarette smoke in the commen areas mostly by the staff on duty and the use of shower curtain in our bathroom (would have preferred a folding glass screen). Otherwise, it was great!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Belgium

Very good for a 3 start hotel, value fot money excellent.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The Da Carlos was ideal for the first two nights of our stay in Italy, because it was close to the Pisa airport and easily reached in our rental car. It's located on a pretty (but busy) road just about halfway between Lucca and Pisa. We ate in their excellent restaurant, and were served a nice breakfast in the morning. It isn't super fancy, but was very comfortable. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. It was a perfect base for our sightseeing trips to Lucca and Pisa, and just down the road was another excellent restaurant, La Cecca, which we found in our Michelin red book.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We were both very pleased with the hotel and the staff. The views were great and the helpful nature of the staff on reception made our stay a pleasure.

5.0 Ordinary
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Service was horrible...we waited for 20 minutes in the lobby to be helped whilst the desk clerk was having a personal converstaion on her mobile. We will never stay here again

7.5 Good
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

A comfortable hotel in a very convenient location between Pisa and Lucca with easy parking

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Belgium

excellent hotel in this price class friendly and warm atmosphere excellent rooms and ristorante

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Very nice hotel with outstanding employees. The restaurant is excellent with moderate pricing. We had an very good week and if we come back at this region next time, we will stay at Da Carlos again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

It is a very nice hotel for the price. The room is very clear, people are very friendly, and location is very good. The breakfast is average.

5.4 Ordinary
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

just okay...for $100.00 dollars a night, not a value.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

I found the staff to be exceptionally friendly and helpful. The restaurant was fabulous.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Nice hotel in a good location on the main road between Pisa and Lucca. Clean but basic rooms with good restaurant.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Better directions would have helped. Da Carlos is about 1/2 way between Pisa & Lucca. Restaurant especially good. Good food, well served. Very friendly hotel staff. Downgraded noise level in room due to crazy barking dog. Barked all night! Otherwise, fine.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Sweden

Splendid hotel and an excellent restarant. The central heating could have been a bit more effective.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Nice hotel. Has an elevator to 2nd floor rooms which we found to be important. The hotel has a very nice restaurant and we didn't find a need to look elsewhere. The only problem that we had was that the water went out in the evening. It was back in service the next day. Seems is was a main problem. Service was helpful and courteous.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Canada

Very happy with the hotel but wished it had public space such as a bar.

7.9 Good
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Nice place to stay over night while traveling between cities, located between Lucca and Pisa.

7.4 Good
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Belgium

A moderate but clean hotel. Room a bit small. Restaurant seems to become famous for its cook, but we did not know this and went to Lucca.

6.2 Fair
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

Hotel was good quality 3 star standard.Well located for visiting LUCCA and PISA. A car is considered essential. The restaurant {which I believe is under different management }was exellent,in every respect,notably quality and price.

6.5 Fair
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Not a good match between photos on website and actual hotel. On a very busy street, not scenic as shown. Room was clean but small. Bed comfortable and breakfast pleasant.

7.9 Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Israel

We had a difficulty to find the place because it is actually outside Lucca in the middle of the road between Lucca and Pisa. The room was very small for 3 people. Very friendly welcome, great breakfast, excellent restaurant for dinner. A good choice assuming you have a car.

6.0 Fair
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

We stayed only one night but I think it was enough. It was not that bad but I think that the web pages give a little too positive picture of the hotel. In reality the hotel is situated next to quite a busy road. Rooms were nice and spacious but beds could have been little better and the air-conditioning was not fully reliable. Also the hotel does not have such a central location as they advertise on the web page. I sent some additional questions to the hotel via venere.com when I made the booking but I never got a reply. We did not try the restaurant but went to Lucca for dinner. I have seen better breakfasts in other 3 star hotels.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Da Carlos, offering 16 guest rooms with designer toiletries. Rooms open onto balconies. Satellite TV channels and pay movies provided in each room are great for unwinding at the end of a long day. Business travelers visiting the Lucca area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes.

Bathrooms are outfitted with bathtubs and bidets. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Mini bar
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Terrace/Balcony

How to reach Hotel Da Carlos

By car
Via A12 or A11 motorway, exit at Lucca Est. Then take the SS12 bis road, following the indications for Pisa on the blue signs. Straight on about 3.7 miles/6 km until you reach Santa Maria del Giudice.

Distances from Hotel Da Carlos

Ripafratta Castle - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi
San Zeno Church - 7.3 km / 4.5 mi
Arena Garibaldi - 7.4 km / 4.6 mi
Santa Caterina - 7.6 km / 4.7 mi
Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies - 7.7 km / 4.8 mi
St. Francis Church - 7.7 km / 4.8 mi
Porta San Pietro - 7.8 km / 4.8 mi
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo - 7.8 km / 4.8 mi
Palazzo Agostini - 7.8 km / 4.9 mi
Leaning Tower - 7.8 km / 4.9 mi
Cathedral of Pisa - 7.8 km / 4.9 mi
Porta Sant'Anna - 7.9 km / 4.9 mi
Camposanto - 7.9 km / 4.9 mi
Pisa Baptistry - 7.9 km / 4.9 mi
National Comics Museum - 7.9 km / 4.9 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Da Carlos is Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei) - 9.9 km / 6.2 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 Hotel Da Carlos

  • Free parking