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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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Thessaloniki, Greece
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69 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

Excellent hotel, excellent stuff, hotel located near the train station which is not very good from one point of view. Food was average but you can eat at plenty good restaurants, rooms where good and clean and the stuff were doing efforts to please us.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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Oakland, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

Location is a little sketchy at night- Padova is a beautiful city and this place is not in the loveliest
area. Good breakfast buffet but they tried to charge me extra for having 2 servings of very average coffee served from an urn until I mentioned a lousy trip advisor review. You can do better.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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82 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Next to the railwaystation and busterminal the location is perfect for travellers !
Friendster staff, Nice clean rooms and A perfect breakfast
Walking distance to resturants an shopping. !
A hotel to recommend!

Room Tip: Perfect for travellers
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

We stayed three nights at this hotel and found it was the right decision we had made. Hotels in venice are atrociously priced, whereas this one was excellent value for money. It is just outside the Padua ( Padova ) main train station, hence very convenient to get to venice which is a mere 25 minutes away by a RV train ( regolare veloce ) , or 40 - 45 minutes by a regolare train. I mention the trains because normal tickets costing about 3.50 euros one way to venice santa lucia station can be used only on these trains and not on express trains which take about 15 minutes to twenty minutes.

The plus points of this hotel : excellent rooms - spacious, with a writing table and chair, another small chair, minibar, bathroom slippers, good supply of toiletries, thick curtains, excellent bathroom with plenty of towels and a bidet, extra pillows and rugs in the large cupboard, nice beds and user controlled AC. We asked for a room on the upper floors - the hotel has only four floors and we did get one on the third floor, on the rear side of the hotel , hence the room was very very quiet at night . I wonder whether rooms facing the piazza in front would have been just as quiet - the rooms do appear to be well sound proofed. The hotwater is excellent, immediate and perpetual.

The airconditioning was adequate though I would have prefered it to be a couple of degrees cooler, but no complaints. The lights in the room are plentiful. There are no coffee or tea making facilities or an iron in the room though I suspect if I had asked I would have been provided with an iron.

The buffet breakfast was excellent ( considering it was included in the very attractive hotel room tariff ) . There are scrambled eggs, various kinds of breads and pastries / tarts , fruit juice, coffee, tea, some meats, cereals, yoghurts and fruits . They are not exotic varieties, probably keeping cost in mind, but perfectly good.

There is no swimming pool, though one tourist website claimed there was an outdoor pool. There is also no restaurant in the hotel , so you do need to eat out every time. ( except the breakfast of course ).

There did not appear to be any english TV channels, The wi fi is free but tends to be slow , and the lift is small and slow. There is no complimentary drinking water in the room . We did not use the mini bar. The safe was useful

I must say the door lock was very easy to open as it is based on scanning it at the door and not having to swipe it. The swipe often does not open the door first time, so this was easier.

The staff are to the point, and do their job , but in general, as in the rest of venice, there is not much warmth. The check in and check out were very efficient.


My only complaint is that the outside of the hotel is full of shady characters trying to sell all kinds of things - not very reassuring. And the hotel does not look great from outside. Overall I would rate it as three star and not four as is claimed .

Room Tip: I suggest ask for rooms at the back of the hotel - the views are not great but what the hell !
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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southport
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

Hotel was very easy to stay in, clean towels n sheets everyday, breakfast was great, location just across from the rail station, some reviews of this area weren't the best but we found it fine, there wasn't anything to worry about with going out at nite, there was certainly a mix of races hanging around doing nothing but no one bothered us n we went out every nite, I would stay there again

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New York
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46 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

My wife and I are independent travelers, pushing 70 pretty hard, and just returned from six weeks in Europe. We stayed at this hotel in Padua for four nights in early March. We chose this hotel for its location -- just across the street from the Trenitalia train station and also the local tram line (which took us into the historic district in five minutes). The hotel is also a quick ten minute walk from the famous Gotto chapel, the main reason most people visit Padua. The location made connections to our next stop in Verona very easy, and we were also able to do day trips to nearby Venice (20 minutes away) as we wished. The hotel itself offered a very large room, professional staff, thorough cleaning each day, and the best breakfasts we encountered in three weeks in Italy. True, the area around the train station had idle men hanging about, but we were never bothered and we enjoyed our stay in Padua and at this hotel. A solid hotel in an excellent location for the independent traveler.

Room Tip: A room on the back, which we had, was very quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bucharest
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

the hotel in itself is good, rooms are large, very clean, staff really friendly, breackfast is decent. Location is good and bad. It is perfect because it is in front of the railway station, with very easy access to trains to Venice, etc. The surroundings look a bit colourful, but people are not disturbing you. We were five ladies on a trip, and nobody gave us a hard time there. So overall, the hotel worth being visited.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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