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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Our stay here has been nothing short of perfect. Rod is an attentive warm and carin host who never got tired of our endless questions. With the villas stunning views and a host who goes out o his way to help I would not hesitate in recommending this place. The steps are steep however the reward of he view makes it all worthwhile

Room tip: Ask for a room with a view en booking
Date of stay: October 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jules-1st
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My family stayed at Villa Rosalena on a self catering basis for 4 weeks from 5 September to 2 October 2016. Up to 8 family members and friends (including a baby) stayed each week (14 in total over the 4 weeks) and all enjoyed the stay immensely. The villa is very clean, spacious and comfortable and easily accommodated us all. The views from the villa are wonderful and Rod Swail the proprietor was unfailingly kind and helpful, providing advice on places to visit and good restaurants nearby. This holiday had been a dream of mine for many years and I am very glad we chose Villa Rosalena. I thoroughly recommend it for a relaxing holiday with family and friends.

Date of stay: September 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank Gemma V
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

A great place to stay in many ways - well situated, immaculately clean, knowledgeable and accommodating host, comfortable rooms, great choice of outdoor spaces to sit, relax and bbq. Villa Rosalena did not disappoint when we stayed here for a week with another family and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it or stay again in the future.

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Jocelyn P
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

We stayed at Villa Rosalena for our holiday this year and it was fantastic. We were two families (7 people) and it was just perfect for us. The bedrooms were spacious and all had an ensuite bathroom. The inside living space was great & especially the large dining room which could easily accommodate us for the few meals we ate in the villa. The outside space we used loads - from the seating on balcony area, to the great spaces by the pool and the separate BBQ area. The area around the villa is also great with loads of different places to visit using either a car or the train from the nearby station. There are some fabulous restaurants within walking distance or a short car ride. Rod (the owner) was so helpful and could not have been nicer. The only negative is the 62 steps up and so its not suitable for those with small children or with any mobility issues, but if you want a villa in a great location for a larger group, then this is the place for you.

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank DebHa95
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Stayed 3 nights in villa rosalena and would recommend it very highly.Rod was an excellent host who goes above and beyond to make his guests feel as much at home as possible. He picked us up from station and provided a very welcome snack as it was late. We were very grateful for this as we know it was somethinge had no need to do. Breakfast was served in a nice bright room and consisted of everything you would need. Rod also took us to train station when we were heading out for the day and helped with the ticket machine. (Where would you get that level of service!) There is a lovely portico where you can relax with great views over the river. A restaurant, pizzeria, gelataria and bar are within easy walking distance. The small town of Bagni di Lucca with a few shops and restaurants is about a twenty minute walk though a bus passes by the villa if you want to save your feet. As there are quite a number of steps up to the villa it would not suit those with mobility problems but others should not let the steps put you off though because the welcome, the comfort and the great service are well worth the effort. Well done Rod, keep up the good work and we hope to visit again.

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank joytworld
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