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Hotel Aurora

Via Fiume 143, 19122 La Spezia, Italy (Formerly Albergo Parma)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Got stuck in La Spezia on the way somewhere else, and had to find a place at the last minute. The rooms were filthy and the furniture was falling apart. uncomfortable beds. The bathrooms were filthy, the towels were threadbare. Thin walls so you could hear noise from other rooms. Rude staff. Overpriced, no restaurant, no breakfast.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The only positive thing that I can say about this is that the desk staff seemed very friendly. Other than that, wow!! We had hairs in the bed and all over the shower, 3 half used toilet rolls, 2 hand towels for the both of us to use the shower and the windows were about to fall off. All the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

location is right in front of the train station, it offered shampoo and soaps, towels. the street noise was just horrendous and even magnified in the room, so we could not sleep at all for 3 nights because of all the noise of siren and engines of the cars, and the trains coming and going. the room dusty and dirty,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Albergo Parma hotel is currently called Hotel Aurora. After a two night stay here you can see why they changed their name - they were trying to leave their bad reviews behind when they should have used the reviews to improve their hotel. It's in a state of disrepair, and it's filthy. We arrived with our heavy packs by... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Previously known as Albergo Parma hotel (look it up on trip advisor), it seems nothing has changed but the name and that in itself is a bit suspicious. Having stayed at quite a number of budget hotels, I have encountered many unpleasant ones but this is the worst I've seen. The condition of this hotel could almost be described as... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The smell of the old furniture, the noisy, the walls were in a bad condition. the hotel needs urgent a restauration. The position, close to the train station is the only quality. It was clean but in a bad condition. It was better in a camping, than in this hotel.

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Bern, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Key things are: GREAT location, right next to train station. BAD place to stay more than a night. Pros - Great location - Cheap Cons - Old fashioned room with furniture seemingly from an old hospital - SHARED bathrooms. 2 per floor for 6(?) rooms. In the morning we found puke next to a toilet... - Receptionist knew little English... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Hotel was literally across the street from the La Spezia train station so it made it easy to get into and out of the Cinque Terre. We had a double-bed room and had to share a bathroom with 3 other rooms. Although we were never waiting for anyone, it was only a single-stall, single-shower, restroom that was incredibly small. It... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

We found alot to like in our humble surroundings. The location is excellent, it is a block from the train station in a cobbled section of town. Our room was very clean with daily maid service. Although the weather was hot every day of our stay, and there was no AC, our simple room with its high ceilings was cool... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

very near the station but there is no elevator, dirty bathroom...

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