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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Borgo della Salina, 7, 43100 Parma, Italy   |  
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Ranked #7 of 52 Hotels in Parma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Oakland, California, USA
2 reviews
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“halaoakland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

the hotel had an excellent location in the center of the city, with easy access from the train station by bus. The staff was very kind, helpful and polite. My room was spacious, clean and well provided with amenities needed. the breakfast buffet was quite good and there were good restaurants nearby. Wifi was available in the room and the hotel also had a computer that guests could use in the lobby. This was a very good hotel for visiting Parma.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We booked this hotel through an Parma agency as there was no reply to e-mails. It is right in the centre of the town and is perfect for sightseeing. It has 2 parking places available at €15 a day - essential in the town, so our rental car was never a problem. The rooms are very comfortable and the bathroom (shower, WC and bidet) were clean and practical. The breakfast was adequate (self-service) but with plenty of choice. The staff at reception were pleasant. Indeed perfect for 4 days of tourism including the Festival Verdi at the Regio Theatre.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We stopped in at Hotel Button unplanned. The guy at the desk was brilliant. The room was massive and each of our kids had a bed and our bed was very big and comfortable. The value for money was outstanding - 100 Euros for the 4 of us inl. Breakfast in the heart of the centro historica of Parma - a few short steps from piazza Garibaldi. whilst the decor is dated, there is absolutely nothing we can fault this hotel on. Highly highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I don't think you could ask for a better location: right in the center of the old city. The restaurant next door was always busy, and it will be obvious why if you eat there. There's also some lively bars around the corner (but don't worry, they're not close enough to hear when you're trying to sleep). As for the hotel itself, my room was larger than I expected and very clean. The staff was also very helpful and friendly. Overall I had a great experience.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2010

What a really good find - thanks to previous TripAdvisor listings. We were heading to the Mont Blanc Tunnel from Florence and it was late in the rain when we were near Parma and needed to find a hotel. They were very helpful, booked 2 rooms over the phone to arrive 1/2 hour later. The Hotel is in the old town, down a small one way street. Dont forget to ask for the traffic charge for driving in the old town to be annulled - which they do at reception with no problem. You have to use a public parking (10E for 24 hours) and the one way system is horrendous - dont leave the map in the car after parking, like we did!!
The rooms were huge and we thought very cheap at 100E a night. The restaurant next door was also lovely too.
Quiet, comfortable, cheap and right in the center - what more could you ask.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kew Gardens, New York
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2010

We didn't pre-book a hotel for Parma, so stumbled across Hotel Button and decided to book. The location was close to lots of restaurants and stores. The hotel is basic and I wouldn't describe it as modern. The room was very no frills. The bathroom could use some updating. The shower was more like a drip, not so good. The hotel said internet was included, but we were only able to get it to work at the top of the stairs leading to the lobby. Breakfast was included in our room rate. The breakfast was good, standard choices; cereals, yogurts, bread, croissants, cheeses. The hotel also has a parking garage a couple of blocks away.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2009

Parma has few hotels near the center, and if you will be visiting Parma to enjoy the heart of the city, the Button is your obvious hotel choice. It's not a bad place at all - clean and modern and kept up if not exactly updated or posh. But you'd choose it entirely because of its location, not its charm.

The Button seems to survive on its reputation; it is recommended in travel books, and it does not partner with any online reservation system or website - why would they need to, because where else would you want to stay? To book it, you have to call or email them. (They didn't require a credit card to hold a room.) They now have a website but only in Italian (you can probably figure it out); an "English Language" website version does not work - use Google to translate if you must.

The Button has wireless internet throughout the hotel, but while I stayed, the access point near my room was not reliable. I could not use the wireless in my room when I arrived in the afternoon so had to go to the lobby where it worked fine. I told the front desk guy; maybe he fixed it, because later in the day the wireless worked in my room, until the next morning, when it would not connect again. But it always worked in the lobby.

The rooms have individual air conditionters, but mine did not work. I complained about this and was lectured about how to use the thermostat...but it was set right, and never worked, and by the last time I complained about it, I was told...and anyway, it was almost October, so why would I want air conditioning? True, it wasn't hot outside, but it did get warmish in the room, and you don't want the windows open while you're trying to sleep because you can hear noise from the scooters and such...and it can get loud outside from all the socializing (big party in the streets til midnight when I was there). I slept with windows shut - they do a great job of keeping out the noise though - but without any blankets or sheets on me. Not a huge problem, but point is - I found the front desk attitude a bit irritating.

The hotel is extremely easy to reach from the train station by bus: just take the #8 bus (buy tickets at the Tabacchi shop or pay extra on the bus) toward Piazza Garibaldi and walk just a few meters to the hotel; there are two signs pointing to the hotel (see the attached pictures) just as you get off the bus.

Parma is a wonderful town, not much to see but a great place to visit, eat well, stroll around, and escape the parade of tourists you find elsewhere in Italy.

Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
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Address: Borgo della Salina, 7, 43100 Parma, Italy
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Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Parma > Parma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
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Ranked #7 of 52 Hotels in Parma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Button 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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