What We Love
- A picturesque retreat in Tuscany, with spa and dining discounts, breakfast and moreIndulging in a treatment at the retreat's luxurious spa – and enjoying a discount
- Taking day trips to Lucca or other nearby destinations, like Pisa and Florence
- Savoring authentic cuisine at the hotel's gourmet eatery, as well as some local wine
How to Get There
Borgo Giusto is absolutely beautiful. When we first stepped out of the car, the view over the swimming pool to the hillsides was jaw dropping. The buildings themselves are also picturesque with beautiful landscaping. The location is also quite nice. While somewhat isolated, it is near enough to the town of Lucca where we ate dinners most nights. It is also fairly close to the coast, Pisa and Florence.
There were however some deficiencies. The pool was rather dirty with a fair amount of algae growth. Rooms are not air conditioned thus in the heat of summer can be uncomfortable. There were fans of marginal quality. Our fridge was stocked with water on some days and not others (we had two rooms, at times one would be stocked and the other not). Simply, things seemed somewhat inconsistent.
I think it’s hard to judge reviews without indicating what your expectations are or a comparison. We stayed for 5 nights if I had wrote this the first night it would have been a 2 star rating. The place is externally attractive but yes remote and yes very basic or rustic. This does not excuse curtains hanging off and lamps partially broken, the receptionist is not over friendly or helpful but adequate. I think that sums the food, service and accommodations up - adequate!
However the location and views are breathtaking and now on day 5 I can see the charm of the location so have given it 3 stars. Food is fresh and local but not consistent or tasty and be prepared to wait an hour from order to tables
To add perspective we normally stay in 5 star UK and 4 / 5 star Europe / carribean. This is a 3 star and advertised as such it is also in expensive...... so if you are happy with a budget holiday with fawlty towers service it’s worth coming because it is clean with a beautiful pool, stunning location and friendly staff
I would not come again because of the basic food Choices and inconsistent service.
A beautiful, relaxing hideaway with wonderfully helpful staff and really good locally produced foods and wine. The staff were so helpful and went out of the way for us. We travelled by train to the area, the staff picked us up and dropped us back to the train station no problem. A great place to relax, go for walks, enjoy the food and wine and soak up the views. Great pool and spa. Accommodation was lovely. I would so recommend staying her to recharge those batteries.