We stayed 4 nights in this B & B out of our month long trip through various places in Italy & France. This was by far the worst choice we had made - there was only standing space beside the bed, the lighting was terrible, and worst of all - the carpets stank! If you opened the windows to let in some fresh air, mosquitoes swarmed in! Even now when I think of Alla Fiera, I can relive the stale smell. The only redeeming feature was the decent breakfasts. Besides, it was not a good idea staying in Padua to visit Venice, as the 1 hour commute each way reduces your energy. If one has to stay in Padua, there are a number of star hotels around, and for a few euros more, one can get fairly decent rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel alla Fiera is strategically situated in front of the Fiera Campionaria, Padova's preeminent trade fair venue. It is located near the train station, the Courts of Justice, some of the city's prestigious university departments and close to the Cappella degli Scrovegni, which contains frescos by Giotto that is one of the most important masterpieces of italian art. At only 2km from Padova's eastern motorway exit (Padova-est) and a few minutes on foot from the historic centre of the city, Hotel alla Fiera is the perfect base for your holiday, for your business trip or for your studies. It is a particularly convenient location for the start of bicycle trips either within the city or its environs. The '70s styled building situated on two floors, without a lift, has a homely vintage feel, where cleanliness is our priority. Guests are welcomed by friendly professional staff that are available 24 hours to give clients any kind of information to help them make the most of their stay both at the Hotel alla Fiera and in Padova. We give directions, advice on restaurants, shopping, day trips to neighbouring cities such as Venice, bus and train timetables, as well as information on exhibitions and other interesting things to see and do nearby. We love to look after you and make you feel as at ease as if the air of your own home was not too far away. The smell of coffee and warm croissants will greet you in the morning either in the bar or in the garden in the summer, areas where guests can also rest and relax during the day or in the evening, sipping tea or perhaps an aperitif. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alla Fiera Hotel