My wife and I had rented a Hertz Rental car along with the Hertz Neverlost GPS in Venice and our next stop was Parma. We did not book a hotel ahead of time as we really weren't sure where we were stopping.
Once we reached Parma we decided to use the GPS Find hotel feature. Bad Idea, We chose the first hotel on the list which was the Dado. We found the hotel all right, Check in process was easy and the price was decent (70 euro for a double includ. Breakfast) however that's about where the pleasant experience ended.
Once we reached the room and opened the door, we first noticed the smell. Although this was listed as a no smoking room, it smelt like a long poker night with the guys. The smell we could live with, however there were cigarette burn marks in the comforter, the curtain on the window was partially torn down and there was mold in the bathroom. It wasn't impressive and not worth a stated 3 star rating. We would have changed hotels at that point except it was late and the sheets themselves were clean (we pulled back the blanket and did a close inspection)
On an up note. I will say that the Breakfast was good (Standard Itallian fare) and the front desk personel were friendly. However, in the future I would not recommend this establishment.