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Review of Hotel Grand Italia Residenza d'Epoca

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Hotel Grand Italia Residenza d'Epoca
Ranked #8 of 51 Hotels in Padua
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

We were in Padua (Padova) for a short time and so we chose a hotel that was close to the train station as we were travelling onto Venice. The Hotel Grand Italia is rated 4 stars so we thought that it would be fine but it actually had a more pleasant ambiance than we expected. The rooms were quite large and the beds were very comfortable. They had free WiFi and television internet, a minibar and mules for our comfort. The buffet breakfast was included in the room rate and provided a good variety of choices in an elegant setting. The multilingual staff were helpful. We'd stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank EuropeanSoul
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Athens, Greece
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65 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

For a one night stay with being next to the station in mind, this hotel was a pleasant surprise in every aspect: price, value, rooms and staff. A definite yes for this one

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank yannaras
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Pasadena, CA
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

Since we have been to Venice several times before, this trip we decided to stay outside of Venice in an area that was conducive to both day trips into Venice and day trips to the other towns of the region. We chose Grand Italia based on proximity to the train station and previous reviews on tripadvisor.

As to location, the hotel is a scant 100 meters from the front entrance to the Padua train station. Yes, the area directly around the station is a little sketchy, but the hotel is very well marked and easy to walk to from the station.

Our overall experience was very good. We were greeted professionally and courteously. The front desk staff was very helpful with information about local restaurants, how to use local transportation, how to get to landmarks, etc. Our room was very clean and nicely appointed. It was very consistent with our expectation for a four star hotel. We were in a "superior" room, and it had the largest bathroom that we have ever had in a European hotel.

Breakfast was included in our room rate. The breakfast room was large, well appointed and had very adequate seating. The breakfast itself was very diverse and very high quality.

Our overall experience was a very positive one, and we would recommend this hotel to any traveler.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank FranK O'Phile
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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2011

We stayed here for a week, using it as a base to get to Venice, Vicenza, Verona and Lake Garda as the railway station is directly across the road from the hotel. Rooms were clean and quiet. However, the staff need to lift their game. They never smiled or appeared to want to help you. They did not even know what temperature it would be on any given day. My husband had to go down to the lobby each day and scan the Italian newspapers. Worst of all, there were no English television channels (every hotel should have BBC World News in my book) so we felt very removed from what was going on in the world. Despite the great location, there were a lot of young African males hanging around the hotel which made us feel uneasy. Once we got past them, we felt more comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank virginia096
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ontario
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254 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2011

we drove to this hotel on our way to venice. The hotel is on a street only opened to buses/taxi so it was very difficult to locate and then a problem to unload our luggage. But finally settled, we found the staff friendly and helpful. The room was of good size, and very clean. The major problem is the location, the area is full of beggars and riff raffs. We were at a restaurant and approached by one of the above, wanting to sell us gold. Then as we walked the streets, everyone had their hands out. I did not feel safe in this area. As we were on our way to venice, we wanted one overnight close to it. My suggestion is skip padua and go to marcon, and stay at the hotel antony palace, it is a much nicer hotel by a long shot. It is cheaper and they provide transportation to venice.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank justustravellers
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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2011

Rooms good and modern.
Wi-fi only on lower floors, ethernet otherwise, but no charge.
Station plaza not a place to wander around at night

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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1 Thank GoWgtn
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Property: Hotel Grand Italia Residenza d'Epoca
Address: Corso del Popolo 81, 35131, Padua, Italy
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Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Padua > Padua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Padua
#4 Luxury Hotel in Padua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Grand Italia Residenza d'Epoca 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Victorian-style 4-story Hotel located on a corner in city's historic center. ... more   less 
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Hotel Grand Italia
Grand Italia Padua
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