Just back from a few days in Parma. We looked at the hotels on TA and basically chose this for location and stars. It was a good choice.
The hotel is a €10 taxi ride away from the small airport taking about 10 minutes. Perhaps 15 if the market is on by the hotel. If you are at the front of the hotel on a Wednesday morning the market traders start to assemble their stalls at 6:30
The hotel is 10 minutes max from all the main sites in Parma. The hotel itself is really aimed at business people thought the hotel felt half empty. The bar is hardly used and guests are encouraged to take breakfast in their rooms at no extra charge.
The room was traditional, Italian in style and impressive. Only CNN as the English Channel on TV. No WiFi that I could detect. The photos on here are very accurate.
Breakfast was typical of a good hotel though is it an Italian 'thing' to have a cooked breakfast cool. I have never had a hot one in the whole of Italy.
The restaurant was empty for evening dinner on the nights we were there.
One doubt. Was I bitten by mozzies? Or was it bed bugs?
However, a hotel to seriously consider
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4-star Mercure Parma Stendhal is located in the heart of the old town, opposite the Palazzo della Pilotta and just 328 yds (300 m) from the station, and serves an extensive buffet breakfast. Rooms are furnished with wooden period furniture and have TV with cable channels and free WIFI. The hotel is 437 yds (400 m) from the cathedral, a 5-minute walk from the European Food Safety Authority headquarters and approx. 10 mins' drive from the airport. An onsite car park is available subject to availability. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stendhal Hotel Parma