We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“The food at the Hotel resturant was excellent”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Hotel San Marco & Formula Club
Ranked #22 of 52 Hotels in Parma
Gothenburg, Sweden
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“The food at the Hotel resturant was excellent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2011

This is a good location if you need a stop on your way to airport etc and is traveling by car. Close to the Motorway but in a quiet suburb of Parma. Free parking for the car and the room was ok. It s a really good restuarant in the hotel with many local dishes and some excellent Lambrusco Wine.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Res_Pelle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

379 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    71
    162
    99
    29
    18
See reviews for
62
101
16
126
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2011

The management of this hotel need replacing....

The eception staff (at 1800) spoke little english and were dismssive and surly.

The restaurant menu is woefully thin and results in "minimalist" food of a very poor standard.

The Waiters are rude, inattentive and mono-lingual.

The buffet breakfast was inexcusable.. cold scrambled eggs..curled-up and hardening ham and stale sliced bread!

WiFi was NOT FREE! Please amend your website.

This Hotel should be downgraded by at least 2 Stars until the management team make it as good as the building it lives in!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank alambil2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Parma hotels

4.5 of 5 bubbles
Show Prices
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Show Prices
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Show Prices
Greece
Level Contributor
75 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2010

The hotel was a last minute decision after a long-than-expected drive. We saw the sign easily and booked a room just past midnight. The reception was good, very nicely decorated and very friendly staff (excellent English spoken). The room was comfortable and clean and quite big. The only problem we encountered was very quickly dealt with and only caused a minor delay in getting to sleep! The hotel was quiet despite looking very busy. The breakfast buffet was very good, lots of choice and well presented.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank PenelopevanSchliffe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
France
Level Contributor
31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2009

We stayed at the hotel St Marco, and contrary to an earlier reviewer, we found the reception staff charming, help-full and friendly. Yes it is a business hotel , and you don't want a room above the bar on Friday night.( Karaoke night) In comparison to the centre of Parma the rates including breakfast were very reasonable and its only a 10 minute drive to the city centre.To anybody wanting a short trip to savour the flavour of Italy go to Parma it's very friendly wonderfully "Italian" , lots and lots of very good restaurants and bars made better by the fact that the centre is virtually traffic free. We never found a restaurant that served bad food

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Nick P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2009

I don't really have much good to say about this hotel. I can't necessarily say that it was a BAD hotel, but I was harly impressed. I believe it is touted as a business hotel, and we did indeed see a lot of business people there. The rooms are clean but particularly well equipped. Breakfast is included and the food is adequate. The resataurant is overpriced and the food is mediocre. The staff is sufficiently friendly in the restaurant, and stereotypically rude and snobby at the front desk.
If there are two of you staying it may be worth your while to ask for two room keys as the lights/electricity will not work in your room unless you insert your room key in the "control panel" (not uncommon, but it does make it tricky if one of you wants to stay in the hotel to shower or sleep and the other needs to go out).
Don't pull the slip cord in the shower - it's not to change the thermostate outside in the main room - it's an alarm incase you fall. If you pull it you'll get a very irritating alarm that you cannot stop until housekeeping comes along and puts their roomkey in the outside hallway control panel. Again, this is not uncommon in hotels in Italy. We learned the hard way :D
We used Parma as our "base camp" while we toured Northern Italy. If you're going to Italy on vacation I wouldn't recommend this hotel. THere's not much to see or do around the area that is Italian-culture-specific, and you could probably find much better places to stay value for money. If you're travelling to the region on business, then San Marco wouldn't be a bad choice.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank VLC123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Parma hotels
6.1 mi away
Ibis Styles Parma Toscanini
6.3 mi away
Hotel Astoria
Hotel Astoria
#24 of 52 in Parma
3.5 of 5 bubbles 771 reviews
2.3 mi away
Hotel Parma & Congressi
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.1 mi away
CDH Hotel Villa Ducale
6.2 mi away
NH Parma
NH Parma
#1 of 52 in Parma
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,005 reviews
6.8 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Parma
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel San Marco & Formula Club? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel San Marco & Formula Club

Property: Hotel San Marco & Formula Club
Address: Via Emilia ovest 42 | Frazione Ponte Taro, 43126, Parma, Italy
Phone Number:
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Parma > Parma
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Parma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel San Marco & Formula Club 4*
Number of rooms: 112
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, Priceline, Cheap Tickets and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hotel San Marco & Formula Club reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel San Marco Formula

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing