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“lovely but not practical - and disorganized” 1 of 5 stars
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Century Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazzale Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa 5, 43100 Parma, Italy   |  
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Ranked #20 of 50 hotels in Parma
Paris, France
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“lovely but not practical - and disorganized”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2008

I chose this hotel because it looked nice and modern (and it's new)... I was wrong! it is lovely and well decorated but it's the only nice thing about it!

Some of the problems I had to face:
no one spoke English, French or German...only Italian. The plugs were not the standard European type... impossible to work on your laptop or to charge the battery of your cell phone. The guy at the reception managed to explain that I needed an adaptator, and that they didn't have one for me...And he did not seem sorry about it at all! No food is available - except breakfast. The quarter is not so nice (but the hotel is close to the station). But I had difficulties finding someone at the reception willing to help me catch a cab (due to language problem certainly!).

And finally, there was a noise all night in my room (water in the pipes obviously...maybe I was near the central heater of the building?)

So
think about it before you book this hotel, it is really expensive compared to the value you get.

  • Liked — the way it was decorated
  • Disliked — everything was inconvenient (impossible to plug the laptop/cell phone), no room service, no English-speaking person etc.
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Century Hotel

Address: Piazzale Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa 5, 43100 Parma, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Parma > Parma
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 50 hotels in Parma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Century Hotel 3*
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