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Hotel Rex

Piazzale Bettino Ricasoli 19, 55100, Lucca Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#15 of 48 hotels in Lucca
Cozy family-run hotel located 100 meters far from the historic center and 80 meters far from the main railway station, convenient location for easy exploration of the countryside and the coast of Tuscany. Hotel Rex offers a range of services to its customers, such as free Wi-Fi in the entire building and in all rooms, a rich buffet breakfast with sweet and savory dishes, comfort for children and free parking places in front of the hotel. The friendly staff at Hotel Rex is always happy to answer all your questions and give you tips on how to make your stay special in Lucca and at Hotel Rex.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Paid public parking nearby
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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Mark C wrote a review Oct 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom1041 contributions421 helpful votes
Great location just outside the city walls, but with parking (and right by the railway station if you are instead arriving by train). The staff are great and the breakfast was surprisingly decent - some quite weird and obscure options available. The room was large. The problem with the hotel, and it was quite significant, was the sleep quality. The combination of a really quite uncomfortable bed and the loud street noise outside starting quite early was a problem for us. Maybe we were unlucky with the mattress and maybe a room at the back of the hotel might help with the street noise.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Marsha N wrote a review Oct 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina14 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed one night in Lucca and found this small hotel to be a true gem. We arrived by train & it was great to have a hotel literally right there on the train station piazza. The staff, especially Valentina, were very friendly & helpful. The location was also excellent for visiting the walled city, with the Porta San Pietro a five minute walk away. We were able to borrow the complimentary bikes to take a most enjoyable ride on the ramparts of this walled city, which was definitely a highlight of our visit. And finally, we found it very convenient to the car rental agency where we picked up a rental car to continue our tour of Tuscany.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Catherine E wrote a review Oct 2019
Ottawa, Canada27 contributions20 helpful votes
The hotel is right next to the train station and extremely close to the walled old city. Our stay was great...hotel room very clean was a nice size and nicely decorated. There were biscuits in the lobby and a kettle in the room with tea/coffee. I would describe the hotel as boutique style. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful. We had a lovely chat with the gentleman who was working the night shift. The breakfast was very good. Lots of variety of pastries, fruit, yogurt, cereal, pancakes cheese and cold meat and it is set out in a pretty room. It is obvious that the management cares about the hotel and their guests. The water pressure and temperature was good as was the WIFI. The WIFI was a bit slower than we're used to but was adequate. I would recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sevenmadcats wrote a review Oct 2019
Dublin, Ireland63 contributions39 helpful votes
We had to catch a very early flight to Dublin and we stayed in Hotel Rex in Lucca as it's only a short train ride to Pisa. The hotel was lovely. The location, beside the station was excellent and the staff couldn't have been nicer. When we checked in we were greeted by a lovely friendly girl at reception (I think it was Valentina). We left our bags up to the comfortable rooms and we went for a stroll in the old city of Lucca, which is really beautiful. Later that evening we were recommended a restaurant (Trattoria Pizzeria Da Francesco which was simply amazing) by the night porter, a lovely friendly man. There was a huge array of fresh food and coffee for the breakfast early the following morning. we were very impressed. On our return home to Ireland I discovered that I had left a baseball cap in the hotel room. I emailed the hotel and Valentina got back to me to say that they had found it. I asked if it would be possible to send it to me. Valentina happily obliged and didn't even wish to have the postage sent to her. This is really fantastic customer service. I cannot recommend Hotel Rex enough. Just for the staff alone it is worth staying here. Well done to you all for making our trip to Italy so much better. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: Just enjoy the city from this excellent hotel.
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Heather_CD8 wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom96 contributions72 helpful votes
The location is excellent, it is adjacent to the train station in the square and opposite the walled city of Lucca. The hotel is very dated. It needs to be updated to contemporary standards. I was in a family room which has an upstairs level with an additional double bed but there were toys in the room and it was cluttered. The bathrooms need updating mine had a shower over the bath but it was very small and a shower door that I have never seen the like of before. Breakfast was ok, wi-fi was good.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Room Tip: Don't get a family room unless you have children.
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US$84 - US$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Rex
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Rex?
Nearby attractions include Le mura di Lucca (0.3 km), Puccini e la sua Lucca - International Permanent Festival (0.4 km), and Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Rex?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Rex?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Rex?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Rex?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Rex?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gelateria Paniko, In Pasta - Cibo e Convivio, and Al Corso Ristorante.
Is Hotel Rex located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Lucca.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Rex?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Rex?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Rex?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Le mura di Lucca (0.3 km), Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino) (0.6 km), and Acquedotto del Nottolini (3.4 km).
Is Hotel Rex accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.