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LSM Palazzo Puccini - Dimora Storica
Ranked #20 of 41 Pistoia B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Hard to find, down a very narrow pedestrian alley, an old place like a museum or church at some time, a rabbit warren inside, no carpet anywhere, concrete stairs and floors everywhere, we got dirty feet walking around in our room, floor needs washing and moping each day. Very high ceiling with 1/2 a mural painted on it, yes the other half was in the room,next door.. one big room cut into two.

Felt like sleeping in a old church or warehouse or museum....very odd....no bar, no restaurant, nothing but an oversized spooky room to sleep in, owner and his family very nice and very helpful but no we will never stay there again.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

I am perplexed that people A. refer to this as a simple B&B - though I suppose strictly technically it is as it doesn't have a restaurant, but really the Puccini's sense of grandeur and luxury lift it way above the B&B market .... and doubly perplexed that a previous reviewer referred to it as 'very small' .... as it is positively gargantuan, with a massive central stone staircase and public sitting rooms the like of which you rarely see even in 5-star hotels.

We booked one night and ended up staying three .... almost purely on account of the hotel.

Centrally located in the beautiful, and oft-overlooked walled town of Pistoia, the Puccini is a converted palazzo which has been done with astonishing good taste ..... understated and luxurious.

Our room was enormous - maybe 25 foot square - with slate coloured walls and floors, a huge comfortable bed, a spare single bed, modern tables and chairs for relaxing, a fridge, a safe, mood lighting and a 2 roomed bathroom area, also wonderfully appointed and decorated with expensive wall and floor tiles.

We were also offered the use of a separate sitting room, complete with original frescoes on the cieling .... now when was the last time you had that?

The lady in charge - I assume Ms Chiara who has been written about before - could not have been kinder, recommending restaurants and places to see and to eat with great patience.

They allowed our dog to stay in our room as well.

Really the whole experience was wonderful. A great place to stay to see the surrounding town, countryside and of course perfectly located for day trip into Florence, some 30 minutes away by car.

But here's a warning if you're driving -

DONT ... DONT ... dont leave you car parked in the central area overnight Tuesday to Wednesday (market day)

It WILL be towed away (as mine was!) and it will cost you £120 ($180) and ages of mega-hassle at the chaotic Police station to get it back.

I happen to speak Italian which helps ... but also by utter chance bumped into the ex mayor of Pistoia (!!) who took pity on me and therefore helped me get it back for me in 40 minutes, but otherwise it would probably have taken all day!

You have been warned ! :-)

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

I normally don't like B&Bs, but this one is really good. Signora Chiara (the manager) is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are big, clean and decorated with frescoes, and the place is a 2 min ealk away from the central duomo square. If you do don't know where to eat, speak to Chiara and she will beable to recommend you the best that Pistoia hasto offer.
I spent a month there on business, and I'm waiting to go back with my girlfriend to show her this little hidden gem in Tuscany.
The only weakness of the resideenza is that the doors are a bit thin and you can hear your neighbours a bit too much.

Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 13 November 2010

This is a very small B&B type hotel located in Pistoia, Italy which only has about 10 rooms, but don't let the small size fool you into thinking its not a fantastic place to stay. The small size makes the operators of the hotel very helpful and willing to go the extra mile to help you with their stay. From picking you up in the middle of town if you get lost on the way from the train station, to giving you restaurant suggestions, they are extremely helpful. Add in the fact that a room for one night is only 80 euros, and this is a great steal. Also the operators speak great English!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 October 2010

I found the hotel excellent, the reception at our sign-in was easy, and informative. (we were given a number of restaurants to choose from. which was very helpful) The rooms were very comfortable, clean, and nicely decorated.
The only one problem we had, was finding the hotel. The directions are hard to use, and the street was a narrow side street. We spend an hour looking for the street and/or a sign. They have only one sign of the establishment, near a side door, on the side street. Although, it was well worth the effort.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about LSM Palazzo Puccini - Dimora Storica

Address: Vicolo Malconsiglio 4, 51100 Pistoia, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pistoia > Pistoia
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Pistoia
Price Range: RM424 - RM575 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — LSM Palazzo Puccini - Dimora Storica 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the historical center of Pistoia one of the most exclusive ancient places of the town where Niccolò Puccini was born and lived. The piano nobile is full with frescoes, comfortable suites with A/C, internet. ... more   less 
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