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“A very bad experience. I nobody advise this hotel!” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel al Giardinetto
Prato della Valle, 54, 35100 Padua, Italy   |  
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Ranked #46 of 55 hotels in Padua
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“A very bad experience. I nobody advise this hotel!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I'm with my wife and young daughter were driving on the highway on vacation in Richone. It was about 8:00 pm and we decided to stay in Padova. Been looking for a WI FI (in Italy a big problem, because even at McDonald WI FI closed security code). Finally we found a free internet and booked a double room at the Hotel al Giardinetto. It was about 21:30 when we found this hotel (the daughter was already asleep) on the street was rain and wife went to check the room. After 2 minutes, she comes back and says that the hotel is open, but nobody at the reception and only the room key on the reception table. I went to check, and really is the key at the reception, a fax with my reservation from “booking.com” and phone for emergency calls. I called and I answered the woman (a little drunk). She said that the hotel is closed (I thought it was a joke, because the reservation confirmed 30 minutes ago) and went to check the room. The room was a mess and towels was dirty. Angered I returned to the car and told wife about it. While we were sitting in the car and thought what to do now and saw in this hotel for a some "movement." We were happy (because think that now we can get into the room and sleep), but it was not there! A woman and a tipsy guy started yelling at us and threaten to call the police. Especially aggressive was the guy he punched and threatened to send us home to our country (though probably did not even know where). I think he does not like foreigners peoples (but why he works in the hotel? Because the majority of customers in hotels foreigners).
Very frustrated, tired and surprised we went further and therefore nothing good about this hotel can not say.
NOBODY ADVISE THIS HOTEL!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for six nights in june 2013. The location of the hotel was great, just a short walk from the autobus which took you into town/to the station five mins away. The rooms were cleaned everyday with fresh towels provided each time. Breakfast was simple but for the money what you would expect. the best thing about this hotel were the owners who were extremely helpful and had relatively good english. They were happy to help with any queries. Overall a great little hotel run by friendly staff, the only downside was the slightly noisy rooms. Would stay here again if I visited Padova again

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Small unpretentious albergo, located in a quiet street just around the corner from beautiful Prato della Valle.
The service here was amazing; the young couple who run this hotel simply couldn't have been more helpful!
Al Giardinetto is conveniently situated for the Botanic Gardens, the Basilica (Santo Antonio) and excellent local restaurants. Moreover, a short bus ride brings you to the city centre with all its attractions.
In summary, an ideal base in a beautiful city. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Hotel Giardinetto has a good location and a nice breakfast. However, the rooms are very old and bathroom is not very inviting. Staff was nice but could not compensate the really bad rooms. Attractions are reachable by foot or light rail system (very comfortable).

Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Owners very nice and helpful, the breakfast was very adequate and service excellent .room very clean and plenty of towels etc.A great location quiet at night.The number 3 bus from station stops
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Not a luxurious hotel but very pleasant, clean and quiet, with most pleasant staff. Very good value for your money.
The location, just on Prato dela vale, could not be better if you want to make some shopping in the huge Sunday market.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

My girlfriend studied in Padua for 6 months so we have selected this hotel because of the good location.
Like stated before the owners are really nice, superb service!
Internet was a good plus and the breakfast is simple but very pleasant.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: Prato della Valle, 54, 35100 Padua, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Padua > Padua
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Bar / Lounge Room Service
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Ranked #46 of 55 hotels in Padua
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