My wife and I (and our toy poodle) stayed in this wonderful one bedroom apartment. There was good lighting, lots of storage, and a comfortable living room/ dining room space. The bed was comfortable. It was clean and very nicely decorated, clearly having been renovated not long ago. The apartment was very quiet, located in a quiet area just past the edge of the pedestrian only zone. It was a very short walk into the heart of Lucca. It was a very short walk to the (more expensive) parking lot and a reasonable walk (7 minutes) to the longer term cheaper parking lot. Lots of amenities included, such as a nice sized frig (with freezer), a washing machine, 4-burner gas stove, full sized oven and even a microwave oven (on request). Everything we needed was included. Air conditioning included, although it wasn't warm enough outside to try it. The heating was excellent and we had complete control over the temperature of the apartment. The very fast. reliable wifi was a big plus. It was the best wifi we hit on our entire trip. Luciano was very friendly. He helped carry our luggage up to the second floor (one flight up) and he gave us gifts of wine and the local special bread on arrival. Like a good landlord he stayed out of sight until needed, even though he and his wife live just next door.
The only minus for this apartment was the bathroom. As mentioned in prior reviews, the toilet and shower both occupy the same very small space, reminiscent of a motorhome toilet/shower combo unit. Hot water was not a problem but the water pressure was variable. This is apparently a problem for the building and perhaps the neighborhood, so I can't fault the landlord. Everything in the bathroom works fine.
In conclusion, we really enjoyed our stay at this apartment in Lucca and I would recommend it to others. Despite the small bathroom/shower situation, because the apartment was so nice in every other way, I would consider returning to this apartment for a future stay.
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We had a fantastic stay in this Lucca apartment. Great location on a lovely street just inside the Lucca walls and close to one of the main squares. Lots of cafes, shops and restaurants nearby.
Apartment was very clean, comfortable and equipped with everything you might need. Only possible downside might be the tiny bathroom - shower over the toilet - but this didn't bother us.
Luciano was really helpful, he picked up up from the train station even though it was late at night and in the middle of a thunderstorm!! He recommended local restaurants, showed us how to work the wi-fi and even got the world cup on the tv for us. Also lovely to find there was a bottle of wine and chocolates waiting when we arrived.
We would definitely go back to stay at Casa Sophie and have been highly recommending to friends and family.
We LOVED our stay in Lucca in this very comfortable, clean and well equipped apartment. Luciano was an excellent host, not only in showing us around the apartment but in recommending restaurants, giving us a map and tips on where to park when we picked up a rental car. He remembered we were celebrating an anniversary and had a bottle of champagne, fresh flowers, fresh fruit and chocolate as well as water and other snacks. This was the best equipped apartment in our 3 week stay in Italy. It was also an easy walk to and from the train station. The bathroom is very small but did not pose a problem as it was clean and very functional. Our only regret was not planning more time in Lucca. We will definitely come back and stay longer!
The apartment with in the walls of Lucca was just perfect...everything was as described and then even more...location, cleanliness, roomy, gorgeous apartment , and extremely wonderful host Luciano. It was a special anniversary for us while in Lucca and upon arrival we were greater with wine, chocolates, cake and 12 red roses...unbelievable! We would definitely stay here again and definitely recommend this apartment ...kitchen was clean, there was coffee, teas, oil etc for us to use...made our stay here in Lucca perfect.....the best place we have stayed in on our long European holiday by far!