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“Great location but not great staff”
Review of Hotel Plaza Padova

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Hotel Plaza Padova
Ranked #42 of 45 Hotels in Padua
Reviewed 3 September 2014

The location of this hotel is very central and the room we had was good and spacious.. but the hotel staff were disappointing - not very helpful and never seen any of them with a smile (exception for one of the ladies in the breakfast room)!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Having tried out a few hotels in Padua, the main challenge is to find one which is both good and centrally located. The Plaza is indeed a good compromise, being within walking distance of the city centre. It may not be a hip boutique hotel but it is comfortable, and I was able to negotiate a good deal for an upgrade to a Junior Suite (from a prepaid superior double). The room was spacious (wooden sliding door between the bedroom side and the lounge) with traditional fittings, not as worn out as other reviews suggest. Friendly front desk and free wi-fi. The street below can indeed be noisy at times.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Getting into this hotel is like getting into the movie with Audrey Hepburn. But it's nice. No complains. Everything is clean, working and in great shape. Nostalgic feelings just add something different to your stay. Street outside is noisy on weekdays, when Italians on their motorbikes are getting to work. Advantages: central square is just 5 min walk away and this is a place we've spent every evening in Padova. And just across the street is The Best Gelato Shop in Padova, period. You can't miss it, you will see the line forming every day at about 8PM. Don't miss it.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We stayed at the hotel 1 night for a concert. The hotel is generally clean and placed in a good position, close to the downtown and a nice shopping area. Breakfast is ok, but poor. We did not like the manner of the personnel at all. The welcome was cold and it was hard to get some information about the area because the lady at the reception was not cooperative. And the check-out was still worse, made by someone that seemed to be the director and without any minimal regards in the end. Courtesy and politeness, these unknown manners...

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

For a hotel located in the business district, this establishment requires a major renovation. The facade is very old, reception area is dark. One female front desk person is friendly though there's some language barrier. The guy standing next to her was minding his own business and not smiling not acknowledging my presence. When I tried to ask for help, he just pointed his finger to the female clerk. And he had this stiff and cold attitude.

Our room is dark and dingy. The smell of cigarette is strong and the carpet is dirty. Bed is not comfy either.

They overcharged us for the laundry services which was straightened out anyway. But their prices are still ridiculous. 12 euros for a simple top, better to buy a new one instead.

The good side? It's close to all the nice shops and restaurants. And only 20 minutes away from Venice.

Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Old hotel, has made an effort to update the facilities, but some things are missing. Like accessible, conveniently placed outlets in the room; wifi to which you don't have to sign in everytime you return and that doesn't expire after so many hours; like a better mattress, mine was very hard; like sheets that fit the mattress (unbelievable!). And most importantly, staff that isn't defensive and that would want to help. This sheet business was ridiculous, especially when it was I who ended making my bed while the guy just stood there... arguing! Reception staff was also ready to argue, but by now, I knew better.
The bathroom had been updated and was comfortable to use. Breakfast was fine. The location of the hotel is good, just a few minutes walk from Centro, 15 min from the Scrovegni Chapel. However, there is quite a bit of traffic on Corso Milano and I could hear it in my single room #419.
Thought Padova was a worthwhile stop in my journey, may return to the town, to a different hotel.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

The hotel is worn out, breakfast -unsatisfactory.

Especially bad things: while entring the room I realized that the bathroom had not been cleaned after the previous guests. I informed the guy at the reception about it, but he even did not apologize for that! And in general, behaved in an impolite way.

In the other room, which they finally gave me, the TV did not work, but it was nothing comparing to the dirty bathroom, of course...

The location is O.K.-you can reach the central part of the town by foot rather fast.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Plaza Padova

Address: Corso Milano 40, 35139, Padua, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Padua > Padua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Padua
Price Range: £105 - £200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Plaza Padova 4*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Plaza Padova is at the centre of your holiday or business trip. It gives you everything you want with no messing about. 130 rooms divided into four categories: standard, superior, deluxe and suite. Hotel Plaza is in the very centre of Padua, the pedestrian zone is just 300 metres away: just step outside and you are in the very heart of the city! Hotel Plaza Padova is the centre-point of your business trip. You can depend on 3 meeting rooms with WI-FI connection, the quality of the restaurant and the convenience of the private garage. And at the end of the day, enjoy a well-deserved break in the gym. ... more   less 
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