It was late May, 2012 and we were two couples touring Europe by car and staying at B&Bs. We wanted clean accommodations, the feeling of being safe with free private parking and Wi-Fi. The Podere Merlo B&B had that and a lot more. It was a little difficult to find and located in what appeared to be an industrial area. However, once inside the gate, it was peaceful sitting outside watching wild life including pheasants and rabbits.
We were not disappointed that we needed to pay our host shortly after we arrived. He also showed us the breakfast room and told us we would not see much of him. Although this isn’t what we normally experience, as visiting with our hosts is one reason why we pick B&Bs over hotels, this didn’t bother us. During our stay we did have several conversations, small talk, with our host Francesco and we only spoke English. He was always pleasant.
The breakfast room was always setup when we arrived with good breakfast items displayed for your selection. It was clean and orderly and the refrigerator was stocked with milk, juice, butter, etc.
If we were to stay in Parma again we would be pleased to stay at the Podere Merlo B&B. It definitely met our expectations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Treat yourself to the authentic and unforgettable experience of living in PODERE MERLO : an historic 1700 parmesan farmhouse immersed in the peace and quiet of one of the last oases of green in the city, with the convenience of living near the city center without problems of traffic and parking . Podere Merlo is located five minutes from Parma MONUMENTAL AREA, from A1 Highway, from the Trade FAIR and is directly connected by Bus to the RAILWAY STATION Pampered into the atmosphere of our old house, with its perfectly preserved antique furniture and the big park , you can rediscover the excitement of the quiet life of the old times. Since 2009 we proudly offer our guests three B & B service double rooms , large ,quiet and reserved , and a fine APARTMENT WITH KITCHEN for those who wish to independently manage his stay . In Podere Merlo you will have: AIR CONDITIONING PRIVATE PARKING FREE WIFI INTERNET CONNECTION ENTRANCE open at any time - Our B&B double rooms: ROOM OF THE POTTERY STOVE large double room of 25sqm with antique furniture and antique stove in brick. Ideal for families and groups because it can be connected to another double room adjoining . It can be equipped with extra bed and a baby cot. THE ROOM OF HERBS intimate and comfortable , elegantly furnished room used as a single or double room with twin beds THE OLD MANSARD charming attic suite of 33 sqm with exposed beams , antique furniture and pretty typical bathroom. The BREAKFAST ROOM reserved for guests that you can freely use for your living room or eat prepackaged meals . In the room there is always at your disposal: refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster , food warmer , microwave and kettle You'll find a rich and varied breakfast buffet which you can consume any time you want to enjoy your stay in freedom - Our refined APARTMENT WITH KITCHEN , elegantly furnished with period furniture, is ideal for families and groups up to 5 people who prefer to conveniently manage their stay in complete autonomy. The apartment of 65 square meters, is equipped with kitchen space complete with everything needed for cooking, washing machine and a bathroom with two large double bedrooms . In Podere Merlo you will also find : - A library for use with a selection of tourist texts about the city and adjacent areas free consultation. - The PARK , with its large porch for your relaxation - Two BICYCLES free use if you want to explore the historic center closed to car traffic As for us .... We will be happy to give you all the information you will not find on the tourist guides : itineraries to discover the beauty of the city and places to enjoy at the right price the best home cooking, according to your tastes . ... more less
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