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Hotel Rex - Lucca

3 star Hotel Lucca

Piazza Ricasoli 19 - Lucca

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Price starting from 85 .00
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A short distance from the train station and historic center of Lucca, the Hotel Rex is pleased to welcome you for an enjoyable stay. Guests at this pet-friendly hotel will enjoy a buffet-style breakfast in the mornings; there's also an on-site bar for libations later in the day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour reception will gladly advise guests on places to go and things to see in Lucca. This air-conditioned property conveniently provides guests with complimentary WiFi Internet access and parking during their stay.

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Guest Rating 8.3 Very Good
Based on 237 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel Rex

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Rex

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Internet/Email services
  • 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 2 PM and 10:30 PM.

Check-out: before 11:30 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.

Hotel Rex is also known as

Hotel Rex
Rex Hotel Lucca

8.7

Clean

8.1

Location

8.1

Quiet

8.3

Spacious

8.6

Service

Hotel Rex reviews

7.4 Good
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The reception staff was pleasant and helpful and all those we spoke with could speak English. There was a small lobby with one computer, a TV and sofas and a bar. There was an elevator. Breakfast had good choices. There was free parking in front of hotel for perhaps 6 cars and metered parking nearby. For those using the train, the station is very close. We could easily cross the street and enter Lucca through one of the archways. This was a simple, basic place to stay for one day.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Finland

Thanks a lot for the pleasant stay at your comfortable hotel. We felt like at home, personnel was very friendly and helpful. We miss you, hope to come back come day! We can really recommend this hotel!

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Love the Rex. Stayed there a couple of times, mostly for the convenience to both the train station and the center of town. It's on the square in front of the station, so there are not gardens or charming outdoor areas to lounge around of an evening. But you are so close to the Wall it's easy to go in and wander around there, then come back to the Rex and be ready to catch a train to another adventure in the morning.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We had never been to Lucca and arriving at the Hotel Rex after a long day of plane and train travel, we were warmly welcomed. The location right by the train station was so convenient for two weary travellers! The staff, night and day, were always helpful; the breakfast was plentiful; the room was very comfortable. Our only issue was with the room being on the front of the hotel, we could hear late night conversations in the square below; there were many and noisy ones but overall we considered it part of the Lucca experience! We really liked the hotel Rex.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • New Zealand

Wonderful family hospitality where any request was never a problem. Recommend to all.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Hong Kong

a very good, just next to the train station of lucca, very easy to go inside the walled-town. and the bike rental is just opposite to the hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent hotel within steps of train station and easy walk to get inside the walls of the city. Very nice room, very friendly staff, very accommodating. Overall, excellent value. Would recommend for any length stay in Lucca.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

This is our 4th visit to Hotel Rex. Friendly and efficient staff. Close to railway station but cannot hear trains. Plenty of choice for breakfast. We will be back next year!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

A very nice family run hotel, very welcoming and helpful. Will stay there again next time I'm in Lucca.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

An excellent hotel situated right by the station, ideal if ,like us, you wish to get out and about around tuscany as well as see the lovely city of Lucca. Our room was large and very comfortable, overlooking the city walls and tree lined walkway. We were made very welcome by the owners and enjoyed the generous breakfast very much. Have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to families and couples.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Israel

an excellent hotel in a central position and very good staff

7.2 Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Stayed 4 nights and had problems with the water most days. Could not shower as the water was off. We kept getting same response that they were working in the area on the water. The hotel lobby seemed dreary and dark. The hotel could use a freshening up. A little tired. We had a 3 star hotel in Rome that outrated this one. Little disappointing. But great location outside the wall of Lucca.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The location was very convenient, since we arrived by train. Would have liked to have another computer available in the lobby. One of the receptionists was exceptionally helpful when Hertz didn't have a car for us. She contacted Avis, got us a car, and even drove us to Avis to avoid a cab fee!

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

We came to enjoy ourselves. Beautiful City and very easy to go in the centre of Lucca by Hotel Rex. Very good the car park out of the Hotel.

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We were travelling the last week of November so it was pretty quiet. Location can't be beat - right next to the train and outside the walls of Lucca. Breakfast was great - very generous.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very nice staff, remember to leave your key at the front desk because they lock the door at night, spacious room with kettle, very near to the train station but very quiet at night.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Definitely appreciated the spaciousness of the rooms -- nice change from what is typical in Europe. Convenient location to the train station and just outside the walls of the historic city. We walked to the bus station and were able to day trip to Pisa. Didn't do much exploring of the neighborhood around the hotel because our time was spent inside the historic city. Safe, quiet, and a pleasant city. Would stay in the hotel again. Hotel staff very helpful and pleasant. Breakfast is pretty basic -- no complaints, no rave reviews.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Very friendly staff, made us feel welcome. The location was very convenient both to the train station as well as the entrance to the old city.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Being near the station is convenient. The breakfast was wonderful, varied and abundant. Everything was fine, but we were there on a night that Italy won a big soccer tournament, so I'm sure it was noisy everywhere in Italy. But we really liked the hotel and its staff, and would return again gladly. They let you use a computer for free in the lobby and the place has a family feel to it.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Hotel Rex is next to the train station and next to the wall of Lucca. Very easy to enter Lucca from the hotel. The hotel is old but with character. Breakfast was included and was very good. The only bad part was that you could hear the traffic from you room. Other than that, this is a very good hotel and the location is excellent.

7.9 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Denmark

Very nice hotel close to the old town of Lucca. Very nice and competent staff. Possible to park just in front of the hotel.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

We really enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Rex. The staff were very welcoming and the location was perfect for us as we were travelling by train and it was just a short walk into the town centre.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This hotel is very quiet even though it is right by the train station. The area is nice and safe. The walled city of Lucca is 5 minute walk away. Rent bikes and ride around the city wall. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was excellent.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

All of the staff were so welcoming, efficient, informative, kind and friendly and made sure that our stay was top quality. The hotel is situated conveniently to the city and station, and the room was well equipped, spacious and clean. Breakfast was fresh and full of variety. Highly recommended.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Denmark

The room was alright but a little dark

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

This hotel is very conveniently located just outside the city walls, and we were able to leave our car out front. The room was nice, and the bathroom was fairly modern. The beds were a little hard. Our overall impression was good. Lucca is a lovely city, and we will definitely return.

7.4 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

ideal location for those arriving by train and yet close to city walls and all the delights therein

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Netherlands

ideally situated, good hotel,

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Shower was very snall - tight, byt adequate to shower in. A larger shower stall would have been very nice. Otherwise the accomodations were comparable to others we've stayed at.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Close proximity to the railway station and to the walled section of Lucca. Very good quality hotel for an overnight stay,or longer if neccessary.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Could not have been more convenient, right outside Lucca city walls, one block from rail station - but no noise!. Parked car right in front for three days and walked, took train. Very clean, comfortable and quiet room. Good restaurant recommendation nearby on a rainy night - no tourists! Love Lucca!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Ci siamo sentiti assolutamente a casa! Un grazie al personale: competente, affidabile, ma soprattutto affettuoso e caloroso. Ottima posizione per visitare la città, a pochi minuti dal centro di Lucca, a pochi secondi dalla stazione FS. Colazione abbondante, camere molto spaziose. Si dorme benissimo di notte, nonostante la centralità l'hotel è molto silenzioso.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

The hotel is located near the train station, but the walls of the city are very nearly. Staff was friendly, and the breakfast copious

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Rex. The room was an interconnecting double, which we hadn't expected, but we didn't have to pay extra. The hotel is very well situated near the station, but no noise of trains.

3.9
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Bathroom was not clean. Single room was tiny so that wardrobe door when open jammed on bed. Guests in next door bedroom sounded like they were in same room! BUT ... Staff very friendly. Clean sheets and towels, and bed made every day. FANTASTIC VARIETY AND QUANTITY OF BREAKFAST and service at breakfast very good too. Excellent safe location, next to train station and a stone throw from walls of Lucca.

7.0 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The staff were very friendly and the location was excellent for the station. However maintenance appeared non-existent. Toilets did not work, shower doors fell off and the room safe had no batteries and did not work. This did not stop us enjoying our stay, other rooms were found and staff made us feel at home. The breakfast was excellent.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

This is a very well managed, clean, friendly hotel across from the station and very close to the centre of the old town. The breakfast is excellent and the staff is friendly and highly intelligent. Very good value. I would be delighted to return.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

2 ladies in their fifties, one been to Lucca several times, one never. Hotel perfectly placed for train travel, our means of touring Tuscany. Staff helpful and friendly. Hotel excellent value. Would stay there again without hesitation.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

We had a double and quad room and they were a good size, clean and perfectly suited to our needs. We have stayed at the Rex before and like its closeness to the train station and short walk to the centre of Lucca. This time we even had a discount applied to the quoted price because it was a little out of season. We would have no hesitation staying at the Rex again.

6.8 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Rooms were dull and there was a general tired feel about all the areas in the hotel(Decor was from an episode of Miami Vice). The staff were very friendly and helpful,making you feel very welcome. The location was great for the train station but a good 10 minutes from the center or anything!

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

A very friendly hotel very conveniently situated right next to the railway station and just outside the city walls. We loved Lucca with its amazing architecture and great variety of restaurants.

7.6 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Really convenient, just outside train station, though you need to go into the town to get a good meal. Very high room ceiling = cool.

7.4 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The elderly owner, who is very sweet and warm, is treated with love and respect by his staff. His presence makes one feel like you are entering a place that is cared about. He personally showed us to our room and saw to it that we were settled in. Breakfast was good too.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

I recomend this hotel in particular if using the railway either to visit Lucca or as a base to explore further afield. Also well situated for the town itself (and Lucca is a gem of a small Tuscan city).

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great location, convenient to train station (just across the square), and an easy walk in to Lucca. The hotel also seems to operate some sort of luggage storage facility for travelers who are just spending the day in Lucca. Room with bath reasonable size, ours was in the back and quiet until garbage collection time (5 AM). Staff courteous and helpful. Internet (wireless) didn't work inside the room, but OK in the hall and lobby.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

Very convenient location when you travel by train.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

We were overjoyed to find the hotel in the same square as the railway station: so convenient! Not far to walk to the old city but more convenient than having to drag a suitcase through the cobbled streets. Breakfast was fit for a king; windows are double glazed so no problem with noise. We used the hotel as a base & went to Cinque Terre for a day. Easy to commute from here to other towns & Florence: don't bother to drag luggage. The family running the hotel were very friendly: we even received a small gift when we checked out. Outstanding hotel!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Lucca captured my heart, and i am so thankful that at the end of each day i could come back to a comfortable room, with a hot shower, and the facility to make a cup of tea. The service was wonderful.Our italian was not quite up to standard, but our host made sure we were happy, and was interested and curious about our life in our own country, and we had several pleasant conversations about our different ways of life. the delightful young ladies on reception in the morning started our day off with a smile. breakfast was delicious and plentiful. we were very happy with our choice.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Hotel Rex met our needs for our one night stay. Very close to Lucca city centre. Service was polite and helpful. Room was small and hotel is located on a busy road.

7.9 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

air conditioning didn't work in our room. Therefore had to leave window open, noisy outside, made getting to sleep difficult. Finally had to close the window to get quiet.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Good location very close to the railway station and to a pedestrian entrance to the historic centre of Lucca. My room was very quiet. Breakfast was fine.

6.9 Fair
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

excellent location if arriving by train and just across the road from walled old town with easy access. Rooms nice size with coffee maker and mini bar plus nice bathroom amenities. One of the better Italian style breakfast buffets but like most places, little in the range of hot foods

5.1 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel has faded in the last 18 months since our last visit. The bed was not comfortable uneven mattress and the breakfasts were not great. The room we had had doodles on the walls! Fine if it is just for passing through but not for a long stay.

6.4 Fair
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The description of the rooms says all have bath and mini-safes. Ours had neither - a big disappointment as the requirement of a bath was an essential!!

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

I was originally skeptical about booking a hotel over the internet. We were looking for a place to stay in Lucca and were unfamiliar with the area, so I decided to look at the Venere site. I read all the comments about Hotel Rex and decided to book a room, based on the mostly positive remarks. It turned out to be just great. Our initial impression was not good, since the young girl at the front desk when we arrived acted a little grumpy and gave us the idea that we did not have a reservation. Turned out she had a terrible cold and felt awful. We did, indeed, have a reservation and were taken to our room by an elderly man who showed us around and exclaimed about the fact that we had a reservation for one room but got two ajoining rooms for the same price as one. Our room looked out onto the front of the hotel and traffic was noisy but shutters and closed windows blocked out the noise. The location was perfect for us. We had a place to park our car - right in front of the hotel - and we could walk across the street and through an entrance in the wall around the old city. Breakfast was fine. We showed up at about 9:00 the first morning and thought it was a little sparse, but we got everything we needed. It might be better to get there earlier, as we did the next day, because the woman in charge went to the kitchen and replenished the food three times while we were there. Everyone who worked there was very friendly and wanted to be helpful. The only possible drawback for someone who does not speak Italian was that their English was not great. We tried to get directions to the airport in Pisa and the woman at the front desk tried very hard to help. My husband can speak some Italian, so he understood her, but I could not. We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Rex and would go again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

This was ideal for us since we were coming by train. It also was a pleasant and short walk into the walls of Lucca. The free internet was also great. I'd stay here again.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Pleasant hotel with helpful staff. Nothing outstanding but no problems at all.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The Hotel is right next to the train station. This makes it convenient but also somewhat noisy. Since Lucca is not a major destination the noise does not continue late at night. The staff is welcoming and very friendly. They know the area and are always willing to help in any way they can. I would not hesitate to recommend the Rex to friends.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

Excellent stay. The room was large and comfortable, and the breakfast selection was impressive.

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is very convenient for travellers arriving by train, it is just across the road from the station entrance. The room was very clean and comfortable, but if overlooking the square could be noisy from traffic. It was only a few minutes to walk to the centre of Lucca, and to stroll along the walls.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

PERFECT!

7.5 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Middle-aged receptionist spoke excellent English and was very helpful although he couldn't find our booking for a while. The shower room was too small. The floor of the bedroom hadn't been swept properly. Window needed to be shut to avoid sleepless night from noisy traffic. Breafast was good.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

It is not usual to recommend hotels near to railway stations but in the genteel, elegant Tuscan town of Lucca this is not the case. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. The rooms are spotless, the public areas though small are elegant and comfortable. The staff are friendly and more than ready to indulge guests fancy to speak (probably) bad Italian. I usually go to Lucca once a year but I intend to go in late autumn purely for the pleasure of staying in the Rex.

7.3 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Both the biggest pro and con concern location: just next to the train station and St. Peters gate--easy to find but very nosy. Bring earplugs and you'll be OK. Room was very large and nice. Excellent service from the night receptionist. Was very helpful, spoke excellent English and gave us a great restaurant referral.

6.0 Fair
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

I liked the convenience of having a parking lot at the hotel, and being right accross the street from one of the entries into the walled city of Lucca. Room was quiet, a little small, and this is an issue of personal preference, but found the dark red walls in my room made the room seem even smaller.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

the staff fwas great and the location was the most convenient that it could be. Walking distance was very short. Terrific

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

A very nice hotel - good size rooms, excellent heating, friendly service. A good place to see Luca from

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The hotel was very well maintained and the staff gave excellent suggestions for restaurants and sights to see in the area. This was one of our most relaxing stays in our 10 day trip to italy. I highly recommend this hotel.

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

This was one of our finest stays. The hotel is right by the walled city and the staff was really fantastic. We will go back soon.

7.6 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Venere offered no smoking room but Hotel does not keep any rooms smoke free

7.4 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Canada

excellent location for visiting the old City relatively easy to find

6.2 Fair
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The room was clean, but not very welcoming. They could use an upgrade to their furnishings, which were of less than desireable quality, and created a dingy, somewhat motel-like feeling. Great location though, if you can't get a hotel in the ancient part of Lucca (our preferred location).

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is very conveniently located, both for the station and for the city itself, and provided all you would wish from a good business hotel. All locations within the walls are within comfortable walking distance. The room was spacious, well-furnished and quiet. The staff are helpful and informative. Breakfast set us up well for the day. We happily recommend it.

3.0
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

Situated a good walk from the main town. Staff not very welcoming - I wanted a drink at the bar, but was advised that there was a mini-bar in my room! The contents of the mini bar had been tampered with by a previous guest, leaving wine bottles filled up with water. Would not go back again. However, next door to the train station, for those travelling by train.

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

Just a pleasant one night stay on the way to genoa. Was able to visit the medieval town of Lucca by simply crossing the street and entering the walled porta; all within a 5 minute walk. Excellent ground floor room with living area on lower level and sleeping area above in an upper room extension. We recommend it well in spite of the failure to connect through the '800' exchange. Jean and Al Cevasco (NJ, USA)

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

Hotel Rex is right by the railway station and just over the road from the city walls. It's a perfect location. All of the staff were fine, and helpful. Room was good, and breakfast OK. The hotel felt even better, perhaps, because Venice and Florence (visited in days before) were so busy, we needed somewhere to be lazy, and drink too much Sambuca and Amoretto!! Lucca is the perfect town for that. The Rex was perfectly sited and suited. I suspect you won't be 'gobsmacked', but you won't be disappointed

7.4 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We had a nice stay at the Hotel Rex. The hotel was not fancy, but had all the essentials for a short stay,

5.2 Ordinary
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is located on a very noisy square by the railway station. The venue is good if you plan to travel a lot by train and not use the hotel much. My room overlooked the rubbish bins in a side lane; the decor badly needed refreshing; the wardrobe had drawer handles falling off; the corridor outside the room was not very clean; the shower was really small; one day they forgot to clean the room and one night coming back at 23.40 we were glared at by the receptionist. I would choose a nearby hotel within the walls on my next trip to Lucca and advise you to do the same.

7.0 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We stayed at the Rex in the last week of August. The hotel is extremely convenient to train travelers, since it is only about 100 meters from the train station. Even so, the rooms are quiet and there is no noise. It is also convenient to enter the old city. The rooms are sufficient, although in need of paint. The shower will definetly be a problem for larger people, since we could barely turn around. The worst part was the bed. It was very lumpy and uncomfortable. We stayed at four other hotels during our trip and this was the poorest for the money. Even so, Lucca is wonderful and the people at the hotel tried their best to make our stay pleasant.

6.5 Fair
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Italy

Very good location, just next to the train station and close to the town centre. Polite staff.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • France

Everything was excellent. We've got a very large room for four people.

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

Very good hotel with a first-class location, especially for exploring by train.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Had a great stay. Location of hotel was perfect. Loved my room it like was a nice and spacious studio. Looked forward to going back to the hotel room both nights. Room had a bathtub with a shower curtain, which is odd for European hotels.Breakfast was delicious. Nice variety. Definitely recommend the Rex.

6.1 Fair
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

OK hotel. Just outside of walls. Breakfast is better than most.

7.1 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This hotel is near the train station. The service is friendly and location good for access to train and Lucca through the city wall. The room was a nice size.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

A lovely hotel in a fantastic location. two minutes from the station, yet quiet, and just across the road from the ancient city walls. We really enjoyed our stay and the service. Free internet was a bonus.

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

The hotel staff were friendly and welcoming from the minute we arrived, and they all spoke excellent English. The location of the hotel was ideal for exploring Lucca on foot, and for arrival / departure by train, being direcly opposite the train station. Despite this locaton, and a room on the square, we were not effected by noise at all We had a fabulous weekend and would not hesitate to recommend the Rex.

7.9 Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is in a good location in a square right by the station and just outside Lucca old town walls. Staff friendly and breakfast adequate. Drove from Pisa airport and found hotel quite easily. Free parking for hire car in square right outside hotel. Would recommend.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We could not have found a more perfect hotel for our stay in Lucca!! Our experience was just wonderful from beginning to end! The location on the square just outside of the train station and a short distance from the walls of the old city was so convenient. The gelato shop just outside of the entrance was a welcome stop each night as we returned from our adventures! The bicycles were such a great part of our stay as well! We received directions to a nearby grocery where we rode and selected picnic supplies easily carried in the attached baskets, then up to the avenue on top of the walls to the city and after riding the perimeter, we stopped for our picnic supper while watching the sunset over the foothills to the Italian Alps in the distance. Some of our absolute favorite memories in Italy! The breakfast was extensive, varied and fabulous! Each one of the staff were so helpful and friendly! They made us feel very welcome and I would very highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Lucca!!!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is located very close to the entrance to the old town of lucca. It is idealy placed for a visit to the town located next to the railway and within walking distance of the town. The room we had was placed at the front of the hotal nearest to the road but the double glazed windows stopped any traffic noise. I would recommend this hotel and we will be staying there again.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very friendly hotel with staff happy and willing to oblige. Even loaned bicycles at no extra cost! Very good location as the city walls are just across the road. Wise advice to ask for a room not overlooking the road, but even if so, rooms are air conditioned and windows soundproof from the traffic. Excellent access to rail station (if wanting to go to the coast or travelling on) which is just across the square, yet trains could not be heard from the room. I would return to this hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Outstanding in every way! The location is perfect, the rooms and baths are comfortable and quiet, and the breakfast was sumptuous. Even better was the desk help: they went the 2nd (and 3rd) mile to help us with our needs. Rex was the best hotel experience we've had in Italy.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The location was great, right next to the train station. The staff was very helpful and the rooms were clean. The only problem was the phones did not work all the time.

7.8 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

It was advertised as a 3 star hotel and that's what it was. We wanted to be near the train station and it was. The room was large and clean.

7.9 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Taiwan

The hotel is near train station, so it's easy to find if you take train to Lucca. The room is clean and the staff are kind. Our room is near the street, so we can hear people arguing in front our room. We got a jacuzzi in our room. Kind of luxury. However,

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • France

Hôtel agréable, très bien situé et très calme malgré la proximité de la gare. Accueil très gentil. Chambre assez moyenne au point de vue mobilier, mais correcte. Une bonne adresse.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

if you want to be outside the walled city this is a great location, staff very nice and the breakfast was very good, I would stay here agian.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We got this hotel primarily for location--proximaty to the train station. We could not have gotten closer. However, we traded location for the noise level. Since it is located so close to the train station, the traffic noise level was an issue. Also, our room had a bit a shower problems, no cold water. Scalding showers were not fun. However, I would consider booking the location again, especially if the circumstances of needing something close to the station was important.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Australia

Very close to station (important if traveling with luggage) yet still close enough to walk to the old walled city. Room spacious, esp. good that jug and coffee/tea were provided. Buffet breakfast was very good with an extensive variety. Staff very helpful, the booklets provided about the town were outstanding.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Rex, offering 25 guest rooms with climate control and free local calls. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers visiting the Lucca Historical Center area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, bidets and complimentary toiletries. Minibars, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs.

Accommodation Services

  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hotel Rex

Lucca Cathedral Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Cathedral of St Martin - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Teatro del Giglio - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Chiesa di Santa Maria Forisportam - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Lucca Botanical Gardens - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Piazza San Giusto - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Ducal Palace - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Complesso San Micheletto - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Guinigi Tower - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
National Comics Museum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Torre delle Ore - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Church of San Michele in Foro - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Piazza San Michele - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Casa di Puccini - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
The closest major airports to Hotel Rex are:
Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei) - 17.7 km / 11 mi
Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 55.8 km / 34.7 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel Rex is Florence (FLR-Peretola).

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 Hotel Rex

  • Free parking