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Albergo Villa Marta

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I don't usually write reviews but my girlfriend and I have just returned from Italy and spent 7 fantastic days at Villa Marta. Francesco and his team were excellent from day one and couldn't do enough for us during our time there. They all work incredibly hard and their passion for the hotel is evident in the way in which they look after their guests. The location is perfect for both Florence, Pisa and the coast and only a short drive from Lucca, a beautiful town with lots to see and places to eat. Then to chill out there is an excellent swimming pool in the garden surrounded by the mountains. The food at Villa Marta was excellent and on the Sunday night when the chef is off there is a great restaurant just down the road. The bedroom was very spacious and comfortable too.

Just home from a 10-day stay at Villa Marta. 2nd visit. What a lovely place and we were not disappointed with our decision to return. Took a first floor room in the Annex which was very comfortable and elegantly furnished giving a cool and calm effect ( plus built-in safe, good shower, air con, TV, telephone, minibar, large comfortable bed). The house is lovely and is set in superb grounds with stunning views of mountains all around. Buildings and rooms appear in good states of repair and reception is on the first floor of the main house and is a lovely experience in its own right. Enjoyed breakfast on the terrace each morning – wide choice available – hot and cold buffet type which includes fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, cold meats, cheeses, juices,yogurts and pastries. Waiters serve teas and coffees at table. They also provide specially prepared (multi-language) newspaper cuttings /abstract service. Waiter service available at breakfast and around pool area. Staff at reception and at table all very efficient and friendly. We had a minor issue with the in-room hairdryer which was resolved quickly and helpfully. I think the restaurant is open for dinners most nights but didn’t try it (for no reason other than we gravitated towards Lucca with its wide range of options and the chance of a stroll through the night-time streets). That said, we saw the staff setting up the Villa Marta terrace for dinner and when we returned each evening, it looked very appealing and (for some we guess) could be classed as romantic. The mid-sized swimming pool is set back from the hotel in a walled and grassed area. The pool never seemed full (in fact for certain periods, we enjoyed it to ourselves despite the hotel appearing to be pretty full based on car numbers).Even though the pool area/gardens filled up (but not in an unattractive or over-use way) there is sufficient space for people to enjoy their own space in relation to the sun/pool/buildings. Sun loungers, chairs and tables area available with some sheltered and shady (under the trees) areas available (but no parasols). Guests can collect pool-use towels at Reception. Pool itself was refreshing (not warm but not too chilled) and most welcome after soaking up the hot Tuscan sun. The minor road leading from the main (Lucca-Pisa) road to the albergo can be a little tricky (when passing other traffic, it can be narrow and winding in places – but not prone in my experience to speeding vehicles) but well passable with adequate care and attention. Having visited previously, I think the hotel has altered (improved) the main entrance (from the road) to the hotel’s car park, but great care still needs to be exercised when exiting (there are mirrors in place to assist). Two car parks – the main and an overflow – are available to guests. CCTV seems to be in operation and car park gates are operable by push button from your car's window. That said, once you arrive at the hotel, you immediately sense the relaxed atmosphere and you feel far from any traffic or other noise or activity. All helped by the beautiful mountainous surroundings and lovely cared for hotel grounds. A great place to unwind. We toured around the area usually returning to the pool mid-afternoons. Among our trips were: Barga; Borgo A Mozzano; Montacatini Terme (and Alto); and Pisa. All easily driveable in a morning we found. Visited Lucca during the mornings on occasions and each evening. Never tired of it and just wandering its streets and squares is brilliant. Some great architecture, churches and shops. Walk the walls (took us about an hour to do the circuit) for some stunning views down into the town and beyond to the countryside. It’s about a 10 minute drive into Lucca from Villa Marta where we usually parked in the Carducci pay and display car park about a 10-minute stroll outside the walls/gate to the south of the town. All easy enough but we used a sat nav in the early days as certain parts of the journey to and from Villa Marta into Lucca (as you leave Lucca the route can – for us anyway – be a bit tricky junctions wise until you get used to them). Plenty of fuel stations on road out of Lucca – at least one of them 24 hours (pre-payment system). Pisa airport was about 30-40 mins drive from hotel. In-room wifi (free) easily accessible and reliable for our purposes.

We enjoyed 5 nights here and had a really pleasant stay. Breakfast was really good and attentive. The only complaint was that the eggs and bacon were always luke warm. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The bed was pretty comfy although a little firm. The place is really peaceful too. Eve food was pretty good also. We found a fantastic ice cream bar down the road called La Perla. Very good value.

Beautiful property in the hillsides above Pisa on the way to old Lucca. Isolated from the world, and so well maintained. Great restaurant just up the small road, and breakfast in the basement in the AM. Very comfortable beds, big room, and unbelievable views. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. The perfect getaway from the more touristy parts of the country.

You are welcomed by a greeting from the very friendly staff into a lovely living room area. This former hunting lodge is set right outside the walled town of Lucca on a quiet but very accessible street with some beautiful country homes. We had a car to get back and forth to Lucca but it would be a pleasant bike ride. We were there in the Fall and could hear groups of boar hunters heading out. Our room was pretty, a bit too much drape-like fabric for my taste, but very appropriate for the villa. The bathroom was large and had a great shower. Breakfast was simple and we actually ended up visiting the coffee shop at the end of the street. Lucca itself was terrific. There were tons of locals out walking everywhere. There is a huge path on the rampart and everybody was strolling. Terrific city! The staff at the villa gave us very good restaurant recommendations. The location of Lucca was very easy- just 20 minutes direct shot to Pisa and 1 hour to Florence.

Very nice room, great size and clean. The bathroom seemed recently renovated (or at least it looked new and clean). The area and the hotel's grounds are simply beautiful. The room was even nicer than on the photos. The breakfast was ok. There was parking. We only stayed for a night as part of our Tuscany road trip. We checked in very late and the staff was very polite and helpful. I would definitely go back to that hotel to stay longer.

This place is worth the great reviews they get. We've been to Italy 4 times now and stated in multiple cities and this was our favorite hotel by far! Our stay was exceptional. The location is beautiful. It was so nice to be out of a city and be able to relax. The staff was wonderful, the breakfast was amazing. Overall this was our best stay during our week traveling through Europe. Parking is very easy. The location is a quick drive from Pisa and even quicker to Lucca. I could have stayed here relaxing for days.

We visited Villa Marta with a motorcycle touring group just for one night on our way back to t he UK from Sicily. Every aspect of Villa Marta was impressive, the friendly welcome, the characterful building, the excellent food and drink. In fact the group of 15 souls voted Villa Marta our favourite hotel on the 8 night tour. Stay at Villa Marta, its a decision you will not regret!!

Lovely hotel in the. toscane. Fantastic landscape. Very friendly staff. Nearby Lucca and Pisa. Rooms are very clean and nice. Great showers. It has a nice pool and a great view on the nearby mountains. A perfect stay.

The hotel has a very good setting and has anicely landscaped gareden with a good size swimming pool and plenty of relaxing sun beds. The menu and food offer is very good. Book your table for your evening meal on the terrace and enjoy the feeling of good food and service. Our bedroom faced the front of the hotel , first floor with views of the front garden and opening windows.

Via Del Ponte Guasperini 873 Lucca LU

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in San Lorenzo a Vaccoli, Albergo Villa Marta is within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as Basilica of San Frediano and Palazzo Pfanner. This 15-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's also close to Cathedral of St Martin and Church of San Michele in Foro.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

All of Albergo Villa Marta's 15 individually decorated rooms provide minibars, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks.


Property features

Guests of Albergo Villa Marta enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 70.00 per vehicle roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Double Room Deluxe

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Classic Room with View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Classic Double Room Single Use

Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Classic Double Room Single Use, View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 627 reviews