- A charming hotel with comfortable rooms and a roof terrace
- Located inside Lucca's walls a short walking distance from all the sights
Hotel Ilaria and Residenza dell’Alba is centrally located in Lucca, aptly settled inside the Renaissance city walls. Just a ten-minute walk from Porta San Gervasio, Guinigi Tower and Piazza dell’Anfiteatro to name a few, this hotel allows guests to explore much of the city by foot.The hotel is close to public transport links and shops and restaurants can be found within just a five-minute walk. A delicious breakfast buffet is available to guests every morning within a charming venue, and a quaint courtyard and rooftop terrace are perfect for the summer months. Guest rooms are stylishly decorated and feature stunning city views, with top quality amenities for a very comfortable stay. To help explore the city further, a complimentary bicycle rental is also available at this hotel.
The hotel has 41 rooms (official rating 4 star).
Bars & Restaurants
A delightful buffet breakfast is available each morning to guests and served in a light and airy breakfast room.
A comfortable bar area is available for guests to unwind.
Activities & Entertainment
An open rooftop terrace with ample seating, sunloungers and a whirlpool offers a great place to relax in the summer months.
Complimentary bicycle hire
Wifi & Parking
Stay connected with the wifi free of charge.
About the location
Holidays in Lucca take you to the beautiful Tuscan countryside in the heart of Italy. This Renaissance town is home to 16th Century architecture and historic sights, with the vineyards and rolling green hills of Tuscany just outside its walls.
Perfect for a city break or part of a longer trip, spend your holidays in Lucca partaking in the ancient Italian art of people watching in the relaxed cafés and family run trattorias lining its streets and bustling Piazzas. Wander the streets or hire bicycles and stop off at the many beautiful sights, before heading into the countryside for wine tasting, exquisite cuisine and spectacular photo opportunities.
Day trips are a must on any holiday in Lucca. Florence’s Renaissance architecture and wonderful artworks are just over an hour away by train or car. Visit the leaning tower of Pisa or the town of Livorno which dates back to the 16th Century. Both are under an hour away.
The hotel is 30 minute transfer from Pisa airport. We recommend hiring a car in your destination. Simply call us once you’ve completed your booking and we will talk you through the options.
Max 3 Adults
Superior Rooms offer extra room for added comfort and can sleep up to triple occupancy. Rooms are available on request.
Max 3 Adults
Triple Rooms are available on request.
Max 3 Adults
Suites span two levels and on the lower level is the day area with large bathroom, while the top floor features night area, a second bathroom and work-in closet.
Max 2 Adults
Double Rooms are elegantly furnished in cherry red shades and are available in single or double occupancy. Rooms are available on request.
Double Single Use Classic
Based on 1534 traveller reviews
94% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
Wonderful. Would highly recommend.
Aug 30 2023
What a wonderful hotel! Spotlessly clean, lovely breakfast, open welcoming lounge areas. Free drinks, snacks and prosecco every afternoon and early evening. Helpful, welcoming staff. We had a...
What a wonderful hotel! Spotlessly clean, lovely breakfast, open welcoming lounge areas. Free drinks, snacks and prosecco every afternoon and early evening. Helpful, welcoming staff. We had a family room in the annex and it suited us perfectly. The jacuzzi bath was a hit with our daughter!
Only tiny negatives were that the jacuzzi on the terrace was rather cool and being in the Annex made it inconvenient to walk across the road in swimwear to use! The second bed is a sofa bed which was OK but two singles would be better than a double for families. Lastly, the route from the station might look short but is not at all easy to walk with cases. Plan on getting a taxi! At breakfast we had to sit away from our daughters on our last day as there were no tables for 4. All tables are for 2 and they will only move them if there are 2 free ones next to each other. I think with family rooms available, some tables for 4 should be too.
Lucca is stunningly beautiful. We'd recommend restaurants in the amphitheatre for evening meals - a bit of a walk but Lucca is very safe to walk around in the evenings. The climb up the Torre is a must.
We explored most of the city in a day and a half, including riding the circuit of the city walls in a rickshaw. We also went by train to the Cinque Terre which was well worth the trip.
We have moved on to Pisa but if we'd known how accessible it was from Lucca we'd have stayed another couple of days at the Ilaria.
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A perfect small and friendly hotel within the city walls
Brian S, Bolton, United Kingdom
Aug 19 2023
What a delightful hotel, such friendly and helpful staff made us feel comfortable from the moment we arrived. Even before we got there, Claudia, Paolo and Ilaria were great at responding to my...
What a delightful hotel, such friendly and helpful staff made us feel comfortable from the moment we arrived. Even before we got there, Claudia, Paolo and Ilaria were great at responding to my (many!) questions regarding our stay. The location, just inside the walled city is excellent - all the city's attractions are nearby and the free bicycles provided make it so easy to get everywhere in town. A huge and unexpected bonus was the free snack bar in the afternoons with prosecco on tap from 5pm until 7pm, which made for some very pleasant early evenings making new friends.
Breakfast is a simple affair, with fresh fruit, pastries galore and a selectio n of cold meats, bacon, scrambled and boiled eggs. Unlimited freshly-brewed coffe and fresh orange juice to drink, either in the dining area or outside on the airy balcony.
Rooms are comfortable and clean, with daily linen changes. The shower could do with being enclosed on all sides, as it was hard not to get the bathroom floor soaking wet, but that's a very minor issue.
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