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Hotel San Marco & Formula Club
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Emilia Ovest 42 | Frazione Ponte Taro, 43100 Parma, Italy   |  
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Ranked #23 of 50 Hotels in Parma
Gent
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Nice hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

The hotel San Marco offers value for money.

We had 3 nights and our rooms were clean and comfortable. The room appears to have undergone recent renovation.
The staff is helpful and attentive.
Apart from the coffee (Nescafé), the breakfast is OK but lacks fresh fruit which is custom in this class of hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012 via mobile

The staff was extremly helpful and kind. The rooms are specious and nicely decorated. The location is not the best, some 20 min drive from the center of Parma, but no problem if you have car. There is a free parking.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yverdon, Vaud, Switzerland
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Near the highway and near Parma.
You will found Parmigiano in Noceto and the best restaurant near the hotel.
You will enjoy your weekend and also for your work.
The best place in Italy for me and I was a lot of time in this hotel and always with pleasure.
The restaurant of the hotel is also nice and the suite are beautiful.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Grande Prairie, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

The people that work the front desk at this hotel are very irritating. I was booking two rooms and after negotiating a rate, i ask about wi fi. they tell me that since they are giving me such a good deal, wi fi is not free. so i pay for an hour of wi fi and then go to sleep. the rooms they gave us were spacious and nice but the hotel was empty and they gave us rooms right beside the road and it was noisy. we decide to stay a second night so i requested a a rate which included wi fi. there was a different concierge and he said here is 24 h wi fi and just gave me the codes. the next day i try to log in and the codes dont work at all. i go eat breakfast which was better than average and then go to the front desk to talk to them. the whole time they deny the fact they gave me 24h wi fi codes. finally after much arguing with these people they just gave me free wi fi. they think their wi fi is something special that is a limited commodity. very ignorant people and far to much work/stress to get wi fi and i couldnt even sleep well in the rooms with all the noise from the road.

Room Tip: ask for a room away from the road and dont expect to get wi fi without paying 3 euro an hour.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Too far away from Parma town unless you're driving, reception staff were miserable, restaurant was a disgrace, cold food, and the old duffer of a maitre'd treated us like he was doing us favour! Rooms facing inward have metal shutters on them, looked like a military compound! Stay somewhere in Parma town centre, you'll get a better impression of Italian hotels that way.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

This is a good location if you need a stop on your way to airport etc and is traveling by car. Close to the Motorway but in a quiet suburb of Parma. Free parking for the car and the room was ok. It s a really good restuarant in the hotel with many local dishes and some excellent Lambrusco Wine.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

The management of this hotel need replacing....

The eception staff (at 1800) spoke little english and were dismssive and surly.

The restaurant menu is woefully thin and results in "minimalist" food of a very poor standard.

The Waiters are rude, inattentive and mono-lingual.

The buffet breakfast was inexcusable.. cold scrambled eggs..curled-up and hardening ham and stale sliced bread!

WiFi was NOT FREE! Please amend your website.

This Hotel should be downgraded by at least 2 Stars until the management team make it as good as the building it lives in!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel San Marco & Formula Club

Address: Via Emilia Ovest 42 | Frazione Ponte Taro, 43100 Parma, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Parma > Parma
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Parma
#11 Luxury Hotel in Parma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel San Marco & Formula Club 4*
Number of rooms: 112
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