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“Good Location, Parking a Plus”
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Hotel Patavium
Ranked #5 of 46 Hotels in Padua
Certificate of Excellence
United States
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Good Location, Parking a Plus”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We stayed for two nights in July. The room was clean and roomy, the bathroom large and functional. The in-room safe was of the old style, using a key instead of a combination. Our room was separated from another room only by a door (so that the rooms could be rented together as a suite), so we could hear the television in the next room at times.

No in-room fridge or coffee maker, but breakfast was decent (as European breakfast rooms go). Parking was a definite plus, but the secured lot is a short distance from the hotel and parking reservations are needed. You will need to pull up and double park in front of the hotel in order to get the electronic key to the parking area.

We took the train to Venice from Padua, and I recommend it highly. The train station is an easy walk from the hotel and tickets are easy to obtain even if you don't speak Italian. The best way to get the schedule is to use the automated ticket machines in the station. It will pull up all of the trains for the day in question and show the trains that take only 26 or 27 minutes. That's important, because there are trains that take twice that long. Do the same thing when you get to Venice and you'll figure out what time you need to be back to the Venice station. The area around the Padua station seemed a bit seedy, so you may want to get back before dark if you are nervous about walking back to the hotel in the dark.

The old part of Padua also is an easy walk, but it is not as large as you will find in other, larger cities. Restaurants typically open for dinner at 7:00 p.m., and pizza seems to be a staple. There is a small grocery store just off one of the two main squares, and the Tabac next to the hotel is convenient and run by a very nice lady.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Stayed for three nights at the beginning of June. Hotel was a great place to stay, convenient for train station and a short walk into Padua, a lovely city. We had a spacious room with a balcony and very modern bathroom. The hotel was a cool, welcome place to return to after a day's sightseeing. The staff were pleasant and helpful. Breakfast in the garden was an enjoyable way to start the day. We asked if the staff could recommend any eating places within walking distance. We were so pleased with the pizzeria that we ate there for three nights and were not disappointed! Wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Carol H
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Medway, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We stayed here Friday night. When we arrived everyone was very nice. When we got to our room we discovered the heavy glass patio door was broken and only secured with shipping tape. We were told the door was broken by the previous occupant earlier that day. I was concerned with my personal safety that the door could easily fall and land on me and potentially kill me while sleeping. When I asked for another room, the owner was very rude and I was told there was no other room available. I told him I made this reservation almost 6 months ago and suddenly the garden room with a roll-away bed became available. The breakfast was quite good but overall we were not happy with the accomodations or the shabby treatment and felt we should have been given a rate reduction on the room. Beware of getting the room with the broken door.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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5 Thank Joel C
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

After reading some great reviews regarding this hotel we were a bit dispointed in several areas. The rooms were spacious and nice but there was no tea/coffee making facilities. Reception told us that they would provide hot water if needed. They didn't tell us that they would charge us E2 for a tea bag! Our air conditioning broke down on Friday. After one night of sleeplessness and heat I couldn't believe I was actually paying them money to stay in these conditions. I complained but they couldn't replair the AC until Monday. They did offer us a single room instead or maybe sleep with the window open! Also beware that if you are staying for several days the nearest laundry is not just across the road as the staff suggested but a bus ride into the town centre. Breakfast was really nice and we could use the nice garden area as well. There was also a comfort area if you wanted to sit and relax (and drink your expensive tea). As only one of us wanted breakfast we did not prepay for it. I went down most days but one day I decided to skip. When we checked out that breakfast was included and we had great difficulty explaining this to the check out guy who begrudgingly took it off the bill. I would have thought with all the problems with the AC they might have deducted the two tea bags from our bill...but no! Customer service at Hotel Patavium could be improved.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Mel M
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Delft, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
627 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Nice, small size hotel, friendly personel, spacious room in garden which appeared to leak with rain storms, and the roof creaks at night when it cools down, also no WIFI in this room. Good breakfast. Reasonably close to city center.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank cojotent
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Fullerton, California
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We stayed 4 nights, the end of April/early May. I laughed, just reading doug s's ''not impressed'' review.
We had the same room, back at the end of the rear courtyard, and had many of the same issues with this room.
This is a quite large room, and is very pretty... It was pouring down rain, when we were lead outside, across the courtyard. It did seem very ''cave-like'', with the gray window shades pulled down, as it was dark inside..
Also note: the lightweight window shades that are ''suppose to'' slide up and down with-in a narrow grid, are difficult to operate without ''tearing''. Neighbors were having a loud May Day Party to start off the holiday weekend, and the mosquitoes were looking for a way in, and found it where the shades were torn.. It may have been raining, but it was warm...and no AC.
The bathroom is quite spacious, with a lovely wide shower & wide countertop, plus all needed was supplied.. We're not tall, and had no issue with the low beam in the bath, mentioned by doug s,
There is a separate little room with a curtained closet at the back. However, there is no shelf above the rod, and no place but the floor to set anything down as you are unpacking. The mini fridge up against the side wall is '''a dangerous tripping hazard''', and should be on a table, or under a table... This needed table would also offer someplace to set something.
NO WiFi...
The hotel has WiFi, but not out here. So if you need it, be sure to request you Do Not Get This Room. We had to cross in the rain to the breakfast room, or sit in the lobby for WiFi.
As other reviewers say, 1 large table seating 10-12 only.. Most people seemed to find this awkward, and people were often waiting for a seat, or separated from their family.. We too thought it was awkward, but ended up chatting with a nice group of Germans.
Note: In nice weather, there are 3? tables with chairs on the rear patio for dining outside... These were hidden by the closed curtains in the breakfast room.
Back to the beams, which look nice across the ceiling... However, they creak and groan, to the point you wonder if they're actually gonna fall on you... I sent my husband out, and he studied the situation. He thinks, that with this room attached to neighboring large garage building, that the creaking is caused as the garage door goes up and down. That seemed to be an issue, only in the late afternoons / evenings. It did not disturb our sleep.
A room this size should have more than 1 chair...!!
Large enough for a roll away, or a baby cot.
Pretty little bedside tables and 1 mid sized dresser were so lightweight you had to hold the piece of furniture in place, or it came towards you across the tile floor, as you tried to open the drawers.
******This review sounds petty, I'm sure.. But this room has so much more potential******
Breakfast service is the best it can be with only one server.. Truthfully, if two, they would be stumbling over each other, trying to clear table space so others can be seated, serve coffee, load dishwashers within the tiny kitchen space, etc.
Would I stay here again, yes, if this room was improved..
I Can Not speak for rooms in the main building.
We had both deadly dull, as well as excellent service at the front desk.. Little bar/shop next door, with a tiny market/deli a couple doors down, and the butcher shop had some decent wine. Long May Day Weekend had most other businesses completely closed.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Longville, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

This hotel had such great reviews we were expecting a great experience. However we were given a room not in the main building that reminded me of a cave. The room was not clean (cheese in frig), it was stuffy and AC was not available so we opened windows which invited the local mosquitoes to have a feast. here is a beam in the bathroom that was lower than 6 ft. I hit my head almost everytime I went to the toilet. The garden was a combination of old grass and new weeds. Nice neighborhood. We loved the rest of Padova.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Patavium
Address: Via Beato Pellegrino 106, 35137, Padua, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Padua > Padua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
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Ranked #5 of 46 Hotels in Padua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Patavium 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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