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“THE choice for Padova”

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Bed and Breakfast Gioia
Ranked #5 of 75 Padua B&B and Inns
Verona, Italy
2 reviews
“THE choice for Padova”
Reviewed 21 October 2011

We drove to Padova from Verona. We got lost before we found Gioia and called Lorenzo for help.He simply dropped what he was doing and came to find us in Prato della Valle, Padua's main square about 5 km from the B&B. Lorenzo could not have been more pleasant and accommodating host. He let us park our car for free (before we decided to trade in the rental for trains and buses), helped us make dinner reservations, gave us great tips on what to see and how to get there. As if all that isn't enough, the B & B, which is just a 10-15 minute walk from the Scrovegni Chapel and Padova's historic center. It's on the ground floor of a large house and has been newly renovated in modern high style.
Friends of ours arrived the day after we did and were late due to the vagaries of planes and buses. Lorenzo was still smiling and every bit as gracious, having waited longer than expected for them. The proximity to Padova's train station is also a big plus though there are a few small sections in the area that have not yet been gentrified and there are often groups of men hanging out, seemingly aimlessly, around the station and in the street around the corner from the B & B. small matter though, as the pluses far outweigh the minor sketchniness noted. I'll come back.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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São Paulo
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Reviewed 20 October 2011

This house ir very, very confortable. The owner (Lorenzo) is a friendly person and gave us nice referrals about city interest points. We used this hotel as base to visit Venice and Verona by train (is very cheap eur 3,00). The hotel is very close to the train "stazzione".

The rooms are large, the bathroom is very confortable (with jacuzzi). So my wife and I decided to spend 3 nights instead of 1 because is very good.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 8 October 2011

We only stayed one night in Padova on our honeymoon, but had a comfortable and wonderful stay.

From the train station, it takes about 5mins to walk to the B&B (there are two ways, the longer way is the one along the overpass). There is a tram stop at the roundabout near the B&B and also a bus terminal outside the train station.

The B&B definitely lives up to its #1 ranking. We stayed in the Luana Room and paid E90 (cash). The bed was really big and comfortable, and we slept very well. Lorenzo was kind enough to give us a box of chocolates as we were on honeymoon, and we brought it along on our travels and it lasted us 2 weeks!

There was also a hydromassage shower that we did not use, and I have to comment that the room and toilet was spotless when we checked in.

He was very approachable and gave us some tips for touring Padova and also for going to our dinner which was at Le Calandre in neighbouring Rubano. We enjoyed ourselves in Padova even though we explored it only for a day, it is a good break from the 'bigger' cities and the Scrovegni Chapel is especially worth while (definitely top 3 on our honeymoon experience list!) I would also recommend getting a Padovacard even if you are in town for only a day.

Room Tip: Each of the 3 rooms have different features, choose one that appeals to you.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Calgary
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

Lorenzo was the perfect host. My wife and I had just arrived from Budapest without a reservation and when contacting the B&B Lorenzo made the journey from Venice to Padova seem like an adventure with detailed instructions to find the B&B. The accommodations were easily 5 star. The hospitality was over and above the call of a host. Quick to offer suggestions in how to save money when travelling to Venice and around Padova. We would not hesitiate to recommend The Gioia BB to anybody because I know they would experience the same hospitality we received.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Burlington, VT
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

My wife and I, along with our thirteen year old son, stayed at B&B Gioia one night on our return to Rome after visiting Venice. The B&B is within easy walking distance of the railway station. The accommodations were very comfortable, and the owner was exceptionally helpful in getting us oriented for our visit to the Scrovegni Chapel and other sites in town. He also arranged for us to eat at a local wine bar in the neighborhood that was excellent. While the breakfast wasn't among the best we've had at B&Bs in Italy, it was perfectly fine. I will definitely stay at B&B Gioia again if we return to Padua.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

Lorenzo (the proprietor) was exceeding helpful in ensuring that our trip was a success. Between a dead phone and striking train conductors, we were five hours beyond the time we were supposed to arrive and he not only waited for us but attempted to apologize for our lateness. The room was clean and the amenities superb. We enjoyed every minute of our time in Padua and when I needed to send some faxes, Lorenzo graciously allowed me to work with his scanner. it was all together a very enjoyable experience.

Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2011

After a long tour of several cities in Italy, I decided to stay in Padova for the last couple of days and honestly Gioia one of the best places in cleanliness, comfort of the rooms, beds, bathroom, the convenience of location as well as how very helpful they were.

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  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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Property: Bed and Breakfast Gioia
Address: Via Pietro Liberi 10, 35132, 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 ) Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Padua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The B & B GIOIA, is one of the best and highest-rated B & B in Padua, the elegance of the environment, the comfort of its 3 bedrooms all with private bathroom and an accessory wellnes, the proximity to the Padua railway station is 250m, to the Bus Station Shuttle for Marco Polo(Venice)is 400m, to Stop(Borgomagno)tram is 200m, making it the best location to enjoy the beauties of Padua and trip to Venice by train as a subway,cause in 30" you'll be in front of the Canal Grande! ... more   less 
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