We were two couples traveling north from Rome, and we booked here for a one-night stop-over after reading that it was convenient to reach from the highway without going into the city center, and offered free, secure parking. Even though our GPS sent us correctly, the building is set well back from the road and without clear signage at night. We passed by and had a drive on curving, dark roads finding our way back.
Upon arrival, the desk clerk was very helpful and offered to take the luggage trolley down to the garage for us, and the night porter helped to make sure our van would fit underneath the door without scraping.
Once checked in, one of our room keys (swipe cards) did not work at all, and the other couple's did not work to activate the lights in the room. However, the problems were all worked out after about 15-minutes. The only other issue was we could not access the wireless internet from the room. The desk clerk was helpful in booking us a taxi, etc. (taxi 10 EU to center).
The bathroom was clean and had a nice shower and a small granite vanity. It seems the hotel made a mistake and charged each of us an extra 60 Euros, but said they realized it and would correct it. It was fine for a short stop-over and a very reasonable price (62 Euros) including locked parking, Internet, and breakfast that was pretty good, including scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, peanut butter, breads, honey, cheese, meats, good orange juice, etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Parma, at the Express by Holiday Inn, the hotel that has a wide range of services, Internet ADSL wireless Wifi, Family rooms, comforts and good rates, all in tuning with the philosophy of one of the famous hotel chains in the world.The hotel is situated in a strategic position on the main route that joins the biggest companies of the area like Barilla, Sidel, Ocme and Parmalat and it remains near the hystorical city centre where, the guest in a few minutes can reach the Tardini Stadium, the Law Court, all the museums and the Theatre Ragio. From the hotel it is easy to reach places that have seen the Operas of the Maestro Giuseppe Verdi born and grow, the beautiful castles of the Province of Parma and lots of trattorie and farms that propose delicious tastes of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto Crudo of Parma and wines from the nearby hills of Parma. So come and visit us at the Express Holiday Inn Parma , city of the 2006 Jubilee, year rich of celebrations for the 900 year old Cathedral, here even your pets are welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Parma
- Parma Holiday Inn