All other reviewers are right: a great accommodation, with good beds, modern bathrooms and a friendly host. But please make sure you understand its location.
This B&B is found north of Padua station, the city centre lies south of the station. This means that getting back from sightseeing or your late night dinner in town, you will have to walk either through the station tunnel and use the backside exit, or you will have to walk across the Arcella pedestrian overpass. Now, these two areas become at night the exclusive domain of a certain special type of street business. This trade I am speaking of requires that men wear at ten o'clock at night, hoods and shades and use macho body language defending their territory. Empty houses, closed shopfronts, shouting, people counting cash bills. (No stereotyping here, but viewers of the TV series The Wire will know what I am talking of.)
The atmosphere smells of imminent threat and is very intimidating.
Women solo travellers, families with children and people of limited mobility should think twice. And so should the Padua city council probably.
- 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