Plaza Hotel Lucchesi, Florence
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Pleasant!from A TripAdvisor Member
I would describe the stay as very pleasant. This is not a luxury or super posh hotel or a destination in itself - hence do not expect marble tiled bathrooms, cutting edge decor and the works. The look is that of a comfortable European house - tasteful but not to the designer standard and not mumsy either - some slight wear but not shabby. The rooms have pale parquet wooden floors and the bed head was upholstered in a floral fabric matching the curtains. Our bathroom was spacious and covered with clean white tiles. There was no separate shower cubicle but it comes with a bidet, hairdryer, standard bathing toiletries (no toothbrush), fluffy towels and terry bathrobes. Save for the most discerning traveller, the general aesthetic standard is not jarring to the eye and furnitures and fittings are relatively well kept.
There seems to be a high proportion of business travelers among the guests which speak well of the crowd.
The service staff are generally pleasant and helpful which makes a big difference to our experience. We found the concierge service very helpful in planning our activities and making restaurant reservations.
The free internet access available from a single computer terminal in the lobby is a good feature. On the topic of breakfast, I generally prefer to ask for the cappuccino, bacon and eggs from the waiter as I do not enjoy cold food in the morning. There is a reasonable spread of fruits, pastries, ham, cheese, cereal, yoghurt and cereals from the buffet but it's not something you would jump out of bed for. However if you consider that the standard Italian breakfast is pastry and coffee, the spread (including the scrambled eggs and bacon made on request) is quite good. One perk - there is always a bottle of sparkling wine next to the juices.
The location has its pros and cons. We did not appreciate how nice the neighbourhood is until we walked around and see that other hotels could be right in the middle of tourist traffic or right next to a busy road.
It's quite pleasant to walk out to the street and be greeted with views of the Arno, a wider road and views of a fortress and houses on the opposite bank. The disadvantage is that if you are a serious shopper, it may be a bit tiring to walk back from the main shopping areas after a long day of shopping and lugging bags of goodies. If you hail a cab from the various piazzas, that little problem is easily solved.
Unless I plan to upgrade to the more upmarket Savoy, Hotel Gallery Art or Hotel Lungarno, I would definitely stay here again.
Very Disappointedfrom Rad
Way beyond expectationsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great Staff, clean rooms, reeks of cigarette smokefrom A TripAdvisor Member
pleasant hotel, great servicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Very Pleasant Surprisefrom A TripAdvisor Member
A literal breath of fresh air!from mahh54
What an oasis. I thought the reviews had to be overrated....but not so.
We only paid $160 a night for the room of our dreams. Did I mention the murano glass chandelier and the lights that came on when you put your room key in the box by the door?l
s better than Superb?from A TripAdvisor Member
great staff!from theboyb
Great Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Florence
February can be good We went in mid February. It was mild, with beautiful spring sunshine on two days and drizzle the other day followed by warm heavy rain in the evening. The advantage of this time of year is that its pleasant walking around and you don't get too tired. Another benefit is that there aren't too many people around, but everything is open. Booking everything is easier and cheaper too - flights, hotels, restaurants, etc.
Tip for the Accademia 2 noteworthy comments about the Accademia, where the David is housed: (1) You can easily walk right by the building since it is completely non-descript, but for the line to get in; so keep your eyes out for it. (2) The museum is much, much smaller than I ever expected so you need not buy the map/guide as it is unecessary; believe me, you'll easily find the David!
Museums and galleries Don’t waste time queuing for hours. Purchase a booking ticket and arrive five minutes before your allotted time and walk straight in.
Other names for Plaza Hotel Lucchesi
- plaza lucchesi florence
- hotel plaza lucchesi
- Address: 39 Lungarno Della - Florence - 50122 - Italy
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