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“Beatiful place only 20 km from Parma” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Relais Fontevivo
Via Roma 1/A, 43010 Parma, Italy   |  
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Ranked #9 of 51 hotels in Parma
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Beatiful place only 20 km from Parma”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

As we could not stay in Parma (there was a Ceramics fare that week, and all hotels fully booked), we looked for accomodation around the city. This monastery is a wonderful place to stay and only 20 km from Parma. The room was clean, and the whole atmosphere great. Breakfast was also very nice, with Parmegano and Prociutto from the region, and great coffee. Staff is very friendly, warmly recommend it.

  • Stayed October 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Remarkable job to turn a monastery into such a fine hotel, great atmosphere. An elevator even only for one floor up. The professionalism of staff (good knowledge of English), their friendliness. Hardworking people too. Fine kitchen, good breakfast buffet and excellent value for money.
The airco came in good use (though due to prevailing humidity it worked only 4 hours before a watercannister had to be emptied).
Everything to perfection, in gesture and detail.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Situated in a charming village a few kilometres off the A1 autostrada near Parma, the Relais Fontevivo was a total gem of a stop-over. The accommodation was acceptable but everything else - the welcome we received from the owners, the outstanding and unique ambience of the former monastery and the fantastic dinner enjoyed in the cloisters and cooled by a most welcome breeze just blew us away. We shall find a reason to return! Thank you Relais Fontevivo!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Peaceful location just outside Parma. Nicely renovated monastery with extremely friendly and helpful staff. Room was a little small but quite comfortable. It was a hot day and the air conditioner worked overtime but struggled to cool the room off to a really comfortable sleeping temperature.
Very enjoyable dinner outside in the courtyard. There was a group from Modena also enjoying dinner and we were serenaded by a gentleman from the group singing a cappella. Hotel staff apologized, but it added to the atmosphere and we enjoyed the experience.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Relais Fontevivo discovering Parma and surroundings. This beautifully renovated monastery made the perfect frame around us. Dining in the candle-lit courtyard drinking wonderful local wine and eating some of the best meals we have had during our long lasting love affair with Italy will help us get through winter...
Expect simple but functioning facilities, sincere hospitality and loads of atmosphere

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

My husband and I stayed here 2 nights in May, it is 10 minutes out of Parma in a small village and , as you can't drive into the centre of Parma, and as it is busy and crowded in summer, we were glad to be somewhere quiet. It was a good spot also for doing the Parma Golosa food tour, which we also enjoyed.We also drove about an hour to see the Ferrari museum in Maranello.
It is in an old abbey , the rooms are quite basic, and small , but adequate, but the dinners were the best we ate in a month in Italy.The dining room is very elegant, and each course was delicious , especially the Beef Letizia. We were going to eat in Parma the second night but came back because the food was so good. The owners were very helpful organising the food tours and giving directions.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

We have traveled a lot in Italy and for a renovation of such a building, this lovely young couple could not have done more. The rooms are small by some people standards but spotless, very quite and comfortable with all the upscale amenities. We did not get to eat in the resturant however, the menu and atmosphere was wonderful. English is spoken very well which is always very helpful in a crises which we had back home. I hope to return one day for a longer stay. If you are in the area, its a memorable place to come home too after a long days drive in Italy with so many crazy drivers.

  • Stayed May 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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Address: Via Roma 1/A, 43010 Parma, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Parma > Parma
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Ranked #9 of 51 hotels in Parma
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