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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Marta really went all the way to make our stay pleasurable. She is fun to talk to, her breakfast is legendary and she even provided towels and a blanket for our trip to the beach. My kids loved her cats. Moreover, she had very relevant suggestions for parking and food in Pisa, Lucca and her neighborhood. The old house is...

Thank Round05
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Marta owns and runs a remarkable guest house. She and her staff are friendly, helpful and fun! The house is beautiful, and if you are into "quirky" there is lots here to keep you happy, like the collection of hats in the entrance hall and the amazing painted walls (eg swallows flying up the stairs). The ceilings, floors and light...

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 25 September 2016

By the time we had picked up our hire cars in Pisa and travelled to the guest house, it was almost midnight, but Marta was on hand to greet us and show us to our rooms. She even produced an impromptu birthday cake for my brother. This was typical of her kindness and enjoyment of running a guest house where...

Thank Tim_Scott2014
Paris, France
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I simply confirm all the previous excellent reviews. Breakfast is very special, some may love it, some may prefer simply good jam, good butter, and good bread (weak point). In our couple, one loved it, the other not. I only regret that the house is in the village, with noisy neighbours, but it is not Marta's fault. Thanks a lot...

Thank Melchizedec
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I had read reviews of Marta's guesthouse and thought it couldn't be as perfect but it was. Marta is a warm, welcoming host and I seriously felt like I was staying in a friend's home. I was alone and Marta took care of me as if I was her only guest. I was given access to her kitchen to heat...

Thank seema60
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We had a perfect stay with Marta in her BnB. The breakfasts were amazing and alot of time and prep went into them. Marta was a wonderful hostess and helped make our stay fun for a 60th bday weekend. We surely made a new friend!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Have you ever drove through Tuscany wondering how would be like living in one of those beautiful and old pastel collored villas? I have. Staying at Marta Guest House gave me the impression I had my own house in Tuscany at least for a couple of days...the small village of Santa Maria del Giudice is just a short drive from...

Thank flaviobernardino
Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 5 June 2016

My wife and I spent four nights in Marta's Guest House...it was fantastic. Marta is truly the best in the business...friendly, helpful, caring about the details, clean/large/luxurious room, fabulous breakfast, easy to find location, free parking and free wifi, reasonable price, excellent location. Marta herself was incredibly thoughtful about how we were going to spend our days and mapped out...

Thank SM02421
Johnson City, Tennessee
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We had a long drive from Rome the same day as the overseas flight and as it got dark we were concerned about finding Marta. We immediately saw signs which made finding her easy and when we arrived we greeted with a smile and many helping hands. The rooms were beautiful with lots of room and high ceilings. Heat and...

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Alton, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Marta is an outstanding host. She is very knowledgeable about the area – even down to details like the best place to park – and will spend as much time as you desire to suggest things to do. The property is very well maintained, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom small, but functional. We had a room with the...

Thank Mark S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A beautiful liberty style villa converted into an elegant Guest House, restored with great care keeping the original style that it was built. The guest house is surrounded by a large garden, centred in the small old village of S. Maria del Giudice, just a few kilometres from Lucca and Pisa. The villa has all the comforts that tourists require with a private car park. All the rooms decorated with hand painted walls and ceilings and furnished in liberty style. They all have en -suite bathrooms, fan, satellite TV, internet. Some rooms have a large balcony furnished where guests can sit and admire the beautiful views. The garden is equipped with a sitting area where guests can relax after a day trip at the sea, the mountains or the nearby cultural cities. Tourists can pass evenings in the company of the owners or friends. Great care is taken by the owner in preparing breakfast with a selection of sweet and savoury dishes typical of the Lucca and Tuscan area. Breakfast is served in an elegant and sunny veranda or also in the garden. The owners are always present to help in anything the guests or give advice on places to visit. They will give guests the opportunity to become familiar with the surrounding area. "Questo e il segreto dell'ospitare. Far sentire i tuoi ospiti benvenuti e a casa propria" B.Hall Many people ask me why I have called the Guest House this name first of all it is my name and secondly but most important is that when the house was being modernized I promised myself that it would be called Marta's Guest House. In 1996 my husband and I with our young son Giorgio who at the time was two years old went on holiday to Indonesia. Strange as it may seem we found ourselves on a small island called Siladen on the Sulawesi Sea. The three of us had arrived there from a small port called Manado, on a small motor boat. Arriving there a charming women greeted us. We were so enthusiastic when we arrived there, seeing three small straw huts, with the beautiful clear calm sea and a coral reef and the fish arriving almost to the shore that we asked if we could stay a few days. The woman was very happy and showed us where we could sleep. Strange as it may seem her name was Marta and her rustic holiday resort was called Marta's Guest House. The small huts were not very comfortable but they had a small balcony with a magnificent view onto the sea. We had no electricity, telephone or running water but it was one of the best holidays we ever had. At night the sea and a small boat in the bay sparkled under the light of the moon...what a beautiful sight.... The bathroom was a small straw hut ...for a shower we had to use a bucket filled from an enormous water tank and throw it over ourselves, it was very hot so everything seemed fun. For our meals we could use Marta's kitchen with its simple old asian style stone coal cooker placed on the floor. I had to prepare baby food that my young son would like. The local women would help me smiling at how I prepared Giorgio's food that was so different from their traditional food. I was so happy and it almost felt as if I was at home. Some girls would bring me bananas, pineapples and biscuits and Marta the owner would prepare us grilled fresh fish with plain rice that even Giorgio could eat. The children from the small local village intrigued at a new child, would come and play with Giorgio. They invited him to come to their small school of only one class, they gave him a present of a hand made wooden boat that we stil family would stop and chat to us with their and our broken English, with hand gestures and affection we all were able to understand and communicate with each other... The departure from that beautiful place was very sad for us and them, all the small village came to the beach to say good bye to us also because we were the only foreigners. The pleasant memories of that visit made us always hope that one day we would return there, but an unhappy surprise awaited us!!! One day while reading some tourist brochures I discovered that Marta's Guest House no longer exists and has been substituted by an enormous modern tourist complex with all the comforts and amenities that a tourist needs. We have travelled to all parts of the world, we usually choose holidays where we stay in small privately owned guest houses, this allows us to meet the local people and have a real taste of living in different parts of the world. We had already decided long before that we would have liked to open our very own guest house, promising ourselves that the simplicity of the warm welcoming that we were given , should be carried on by us and given to our guests. This is why I chose to call our house Marta's Guest House to remember the idyllic trip we spent together all those years ago. Another reason for this name is the consequence of everything I have said beforehand. Our house, which is not a straw hut, in fact some call it a villa which I do not like, I would like it to be a Guest House. So I want my guests to feel at home, feel the warmth, talk and stay with a welcoming family that treat you like an old friend. ... more   less 

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Address: Via del Quercetto 47, 55100 Santa Maria del Giudice, Lucca, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca > Santa Maria del Giudice
Price Range: $138 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Marta Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“In colder season, try to get a room with access to the terrace”
Round05, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The best rooms have huge balconies with loungers, table & chairs, and sun shade. The garden is free for anyone to use at any time tho'.”
465BarbaraM465, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms don't have its own bathroom. If it is important for you ask during reservation”
flaviobernardino, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We stayed on the first floor; would have preferred a room with a balcony if possible.”
SM02421, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Downstairs room was very large, but upstairs very sufficient. The suite has a lovely balcony.”
tmartin2016, 17 May 2016 | Read review
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