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“That 70's feeling”
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Hotel Plaza Padova
Ranked #43 of 46 Hotels in Padua
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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“That 70's feeling”
Reviewed October 6, 2008

looks like a 1970's disaster from the outside and only gets worse. Whilst there are a couple of nice and updated seating areas and the dining room is well stocked and pretty, the rooms are awfully depressing with their old wood furniture and carpets and trompe l'oeil painting above the bed. And weird bathroom that looks like a hospital. We had a huge room that fit the purpose of a one night stay but any longer could have been depressing. No service to speak of - efficient but not particularly friendly or interested. Seems a regular stop for a number of business people and if youre not one of them they almost ignore you.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — depressing interiors, smoking guests in the next room
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed September 6, 2008

We stayed at the Plaza Hotel in Padua for a night after visiting Verona during the day and going to Venice in the evening and the following day.

While we did not spend considerable time at the hotel, it was comfortable and good for one night. We were a little taken aback when we found bug spray in the closet of our room, but we were told this is fairly common in European hotels.

The hotel itself could use some fresh paint and carpet, but the room was very clean and attractive, yet small.

We did not eat at the hotel, but we did find a small grocery store down the block (walk out of the main entrance of the hotel, turn right and walk about three blocks; store is on right side) where we bought a few bottles of wine to enjoy with our friends in the room that night.

I used the Internet in the room, connecting through a ethernet cord provided, and it was very easy to use and fast. It cost about eight euro a day, but that was one of the more reasonable prices I found in Italy.

  • Liked — Central location to Padua and other towns
  • Stayed August 2008
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Plano, TX
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19 reviews
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Reviewed September 25, 2007

I am a business traveler and have stayed in the Padova Sheraton, the Majestic Toscanelli, and the Padova Plaza hotel. Each hotel has their pluses and minuses.

The other reviews for the plaza are mostly accurate, although those rating excellent must have a high tolerance for city noise. About 2/3 of the rooms face Corso Milano and there is a traffic noise, sirens, etc. most of the night that is quite loud in the rooms. I am sure that the rooms facing away from the street are quieter, but I did not want to bother switching during this visit. The hotel is also somewhat "tired" looking - it hasn't had updating in awhile.

On the positive side, the location is nice, the rooms and bathroom are large, the shower is excellent, and the staff is helpful.

I won't be staying at the Plaza again - too loud for my taste. For an in-town hotel, I would definitely take the Toscanelli having compared the two. It has smaller rooms, but has more character, is somewhat nicer, and alot quieter.

  • Liked — the shower
  • Disliked — the noise
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 7, 2007

As indicated the staff attentiveness is well above average
as is their english ability
rooms in italy in general are basic and this one is about average
but probabley good for italy
there is a small gym with one treadmill and some free wieghts
enough for a basic workout
infact the ability to excersise sold me on booking this hotel
the breakfasts on the otherhand are totaly forgetable

  • Liked — gym
  • Disliked — breakfast
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled on business
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San Diego
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13 reviews
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Reviewed July 5, 2007

Once you realize what 4 star rooms in Europe are, you realize this is just about right. I am fairly convinced that this small city does not have ultra-luxurious rooms anywhere else, so this could be the best choice.

Where this hotel excels is service. Well-staffed front desk; Very eager to please. Accommodating with late check-out. I left some belongings in the safe, and they got them to me at my next city/hotel with a 24-hour courrier service. They called to be sure I had the tracking number and called again to be sure I got my belongings. Unbelievable.

Stayed June 2007
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PARIS
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133 reviews
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Reviewed December 28, 2006

I have lived for many years in Padua and I do know th city inside out. I have stayed, after having left Italy, at this hotel 2 or 3 times on business trip and I have not been satisfied at all.

OK the rooms are large by European standard, rather well equipped and the bathroom is adequate and clean.

This is for the positives now the negatives :

- the staff is at best uninterested to clearly unfriendly, lack of training ???
- the whole place is pretentious, dated and the corridors have a strange, unpleasant smell
- lifts are not for claustrophobic, extremely small and bumpy ...
- the area is not very nice
BUT the biggest problem is the fact that if you have a room on the street side, you will have the impression that your bed is right on the street .... VERY VERY POOR SOUND ISOLATION .... I don't care so much about A/C I am used to very hot climate and the summer temperatures of Padua have never been a problem to me but a room with non-existent sound isolation is for an hotel of that category and price range not to be excused or overlooked. For that reason I will never return to Hotel PLAZA

Stayed March 2005
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Tel Aviv
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5 reviews
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Reviewed December 11, 2006

We moved here after a disappointing one-night stay at the Donatello.. We paid the discount weekend rate and had an excellent large and comfortable room. Staff were very helpful and friendly, in particular the head waiter of the (very good) restaurant who gave us some inside tips on what to see and where to eat and what to avoid. We would be happy to return to the hotel and to Padua.

  • Liked — Well-run and comfortable
  • Disliked — No view
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Plaza Padova
Address: Corso Milano 40, 35139, Padua, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Padua > Padua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Padua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Plaza Padova 4*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Plaza Padova is at the centre of your holiday or business trip. It gives you everything you want with no messing about. 130 rooms divided into four categories: standard, superior, deluxe and suite. Hotel Plaza is in the very centre of Padua, the pedestrian zone is just 300 metres away: just step outside and you are in the very heart of the city! Hotel Plaza Padova is the centre-point of your business trip. You can depend on 3 meeting rooms with WI-FI connection, the quality of the restaurant and the convenience of the private garage. And at the end of the day, enjoy a well-deserved break in the gym. ... more   less 
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