We stayed at the Grand'Italia for one night on 26th July. We booked it mainly for its proximity to the main railway station which is literally across the road. We stayed there as we were seeing a concert at the Euganeo Stadium in Padova. As it turned out the free shuttle buses to the stadium were right outside the door in the bus station so we really couldn't have picked a better location! The hotel reception is all cool, elegant marble with a stunning staircase. Temperatures were in the high 30's that weekend and our room on the top floor (there are elevators) was beautifully air-conditioned. The room was modern, spacious (as was the bathroom) , clean, quiet and comfortable with a massive bed. There was a mini-bar with soft drinks, a flat-screen tv and even complimentary slippers! The building itself is very elegant, (even with a McDonald's underneath!) the surrounding area has grown up around it and is not so elegant, having said that, we arrived back from the concert at about 1am and although there were a lot men of all nationalities hanging around we did not feel intimidated at all. It is 10-15 minutes walk to the old centre of Padova which is worth seeing with many beautiful squares, cafes, markets, museums and churches. I would recommend the Grand'Italia as a comfortable, convenient base for anyone wanting to explore the Veneto region by train, with Venice, Verona and Lake Garda all being only about an hour away. We booked on a room-only basis but the breakfast room on the first floor looks lovely. The reception staff was friendly and very helpful and overall I think it was quite good value.
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- Victorian-style 4-story Hotel located on a corner in city's historic center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Grand Italia
- Grand Italia Padua
- Golden Tulip Padua