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Hotel De Prati

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Padiglioni 5, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 39 hotels in Ferrara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good location, on outskirts of the old town. Good recommendation offered for lunch by the host. Breakfast was average. Not a huge amount to say about the hotel, as nothing stood out as good or bad! Good value!

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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel de Prati is just a step away from the castle and cathedral, the location could not be better. It'a small hotel, the owners are welcoming and helping you, particularly if you need parking instructions...The rooms, while not offering a significant view, are well appointed and comfortable. Breakfast is par for the course, neither exceptional nor poor. Very recommended

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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to stay. The location is excellent, the manager is very helpful and friendly, the rooms are good and the breakfast is great. It's also very quiet, and there are interesting artworks throughout the hotel

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San Francisco, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Ferrara is just beautiful & absolutely deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage designation. Highly recommend for at least a day-trip visit but staying a bit longer is well worth your time. If you do stay, can't do much better than the Hotel De Prati for location, comfort & value. Hotel is located about 1 block from the Castle & about... More

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3 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We recently spent 3 nights here. The location was excellent, less than 5 minutes from the Castello. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was wonderful. The tea and coffee were freshly made to order. There was a good selection of things to choose including good quality fruit juice, fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, a good fruit bowl,muesli, croissants,... More

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Seattle, Washington
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Our stay in Hotel De Prati was an unusual and wonderful experience not only because it was small and family run but because the walls were filled with original art work and every detail carefully planned. They gladly answered our questions we were eager to help in any way. The room was clean, comfortable, and surprisingly quiet considering we were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

What a wonderful find. Quiet and so close to main attractions in Ferrara, this lovely Hotel was comfortable and roomy. The breakfast is lovely and the coffee superb!!! Great artwork adorning the walls! The staff so helpful and charming - I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in Ferrara!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Central location, literally few steps from Castello Estense, street parking for a symbolic price (3 Euro), clean and quiet room, excellent coffee - what else do you need? The staff is friendly and helpful. Certainly recommended.

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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I asked one of the sisters who owns the hotel, "What does Prati mean?" She laughed, and responded that it is a shortened version of the family name. She said that her grandmother was an excellent cook, and operated a restaurant there during World War II. Unfortunately, she died while on her way to a bomb shelter in 1944. She... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We were here in July and have just been back in October. Where else would you go in Ferrara? Perfect location for the major museums and sights, knowledgeable and highly competent and helpful staff, exuberant breakfast, good wifi... They have it all.

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Address: Via Padiglioni 5, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
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Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Ferrara > Ferrara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel De Prati 3*
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Just a few short steps from the Estense Castle, the Diamond Palace and the City Theatre, you will find the Hotel de Prati where the tradition and atmosphere of the old inn has been restored. Starting from the 1900s, Alfonso Brandani used to welcome guests that were writers, painters and theatrical lyric and prose actors.The hotel is located in a quiet street at the end of the pedestrian zone in the city centre. It is within a comfortable walking distance from the main monumental areas, the University and the numerous well known restaurants of the city.Art has its place in the Hotel de Prati; it can be found in the reception hall and in the breakfast room, in fact there is always a display of contemporary paintings and sculptures or of artistic photos. ... more   less 
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