We found this place by accident, but are very glad we did, our host (Lorenzo) was wonderful and very helpful. The rooms were very clean, comfortable and reasonably priced, and the bathrooms were fun (steam shower in ours!) Breakfast was good, and we were given great tips on things to do and see in Padua. We would definitely stay here again if we make it back to Italy.
We only stayed one night (1 and half day) in Padova on our honeymoon, and took the train to Venice for site seeing and returned to Padova 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. The bed was really big and comfortable, and we slept very well. Lorenzo was kind enough but we missed a box of chocolates as we were too on honeymoon ;), actually we did not inform him.
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. 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 worthwhile.
We loved the interior, technoligy and free Wifi/Internet service
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Gioia Bed And Breakfast
- Gioia Hotel Padua