We stayed in the hotel a couple of days ago after arriving on a train from Padua/Venice. The hotel was easy to find, a short (5 min) walk from the station, though our first impression of the area wasn't helped with a young chap throwing a phone on the pavement & storming off!
Vicenza is a lovely town to explore. On this trip we went to Venice, Padua, Vicenza and Verona and apart from the obvious 'no where like Venice' factor, we actually enjoyed Vicenza about the most, a beautiful, peaceful place.
We checked in with Massimo, who seems to work endless hours, he's a pleasure to talk with, very funny and knowledgeable. We checked in on Friday at about 7pm and the building work others have mentioned was ongoing, but were told it would be over in an hour or so (it was), but also that it wouldn't start on Saturday as it was the weekend. Unfortunately that wasn't the case and while it didn't wake us, it did spirit us out of the room earlier than we otherwise would have as it's not the most relaxing noise. I don't deduct marks because of the work... we understand improvements/changes are sometimes needed, but the desk should know the timings and make sure they're at suitable hours.
Massimo gave us some good recommendations for dinner and directions/maps. The hotel is very well located to get into the town. The breakfast is very good, continental... good choices.
Two areas where the hotel (Massimo really) excelled:
1) I woke up with really bad conjunctivitis, I occassionally suffer with this but this was a sudden onset without the usual warning signs I recognise, I don't know if it could have been a problem with towels/sheets but there's no evidence of that. I woke at about 6.30am and immediately knew my eyes were 'wrong', I called reception and Massimo answered... having been there at 10pm last night! I asked about a pharmacy and at first I thought he didn't understand so I just said 'nevermind, thanks anyway'. Two minutes later the phone rang, he had called around all the local pharmacies, found one open at 6.30am on a Saturday morning and had the address, with a map for me downstairs... what a star!
2) My girlfriend is new to bike riding and likes to practice; she mentioned it in passing to Massimo, wondering if there was anywhere to rent bikes (as the town's very flat and largely free of cars)... he volunteered two new bikes that the hotel had, to use for the day, no charge.
Massimo makes this hotel really stand out, fully recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Campo Marzio is situated 20 metres from the pedestrian area and 200 metres from Vicenza train station, in an excellent location close to Corso Palladio, Piazza dei Signori and Palazzo Chiericati. Guests have access to bicycles which they can use to explore the city, and the chance to rent a car to explore the surrounding area. The multilingual staff are pleased to suggest tourist excursions and restaurants for guests to explore the area's traditions and unique characteristics. The facilities on offer include a convenient Internet access point in the lobby and outdoor parking - available only by booking. The reception is open 24 hours a day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Campo Marzio Vicenza
- Campo Marzio Hotel Vicenza