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Hotel Aqua
Ranked #9 of 62 Hotels in Abano Terme
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Great lobby, restaurant design, good breakfast, term pools, staff with fluent English, good location to visit by car the northern part of Italy

Rooms a bit old-fashioned, stand out from the rest of the hotel, spa is paid extra (inc. swimming pools). Just around the corner of Abano Terme main street.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We booked this hotel for the last night of our holiday as it was 40 mins from Venice airport and after a couple of weeks driving and exploring the sights of Italy we just wanted to chill on our last day. Basically we wanted a pool and free car parking! I thought this was a hotel in a little village outside of Padova and that we would spend the day by the pool and dine in the city at night. How wrong was I!! Abano is a super-lively italian holiday resort due to the thermal springs (which we knew nothing about upon arrival!!). Ended up having a great night out so make sure you take a walk.

Anyway, back to the hotel...The public areas are modern and bright and we were offered a welcome drink. We weren't too happy that to use the swimming pool we had to buy a well-ness pass which was 19 euro each but we paid, given that the pool was the reason we were there. I was delighted to hear that we had been upgraded to a suite but it wasn't as special as it sounded as it was quite dated. I think the hotel has recently been rebranded and is getting modernised but perhaps they haven't done all of the rooms yet. Nonetheless we appreciated the extra space and the room was clean and comfortable.

Given that on the drive to the hotel we didn't pass through the town centre, we were still under the impression that there wasn't much happening in town so we decided to have tea in the hotel. It is a self-service buffet and was good quality and good value at 19 euro per person (much better spent than the 19 for the pool!!). Breakfast, which was included in the price, was the best buffet we'd had. Lovely!! And loads of choice.

I would stay here again but beware of the extras you need to pay as it practically doubled our bill.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

Last weekend I had a wonderful time at hotel Aqua! I enjoyed every second, a fresh jump in the swimmingpool, delicious food, the quality of the food was extremely good!! There was al lot of choice all the time. When we arrived we got a cocktail from the Hotel :D And the next evening there was a DJ which my cousins and I enjoyed very much!

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights when visiting Italy to attend a wedding in Torreglia. The hotel is very pleasant overall, with modern fittings throughout. Our room (311) was extra large, well appointed with a balcony, safe, air conditioning - all of which were most appreciated for our needs. The only let down was that the shower was over the bath but the attachment for the shower was located at knee height rather than above head height do trying to use it wasnt possible without making a mess. We used the bath facility instead.
The breakfast buffet is good for a European hotel - cereals, fruit, cold meats and some hot food too. The location is very good for exploring Abano. The bus stop is nearby if you wish to travel to Padova, the nearest city.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

We stayed 2 days in this hotel on our way to Padua, as part of a 3-week trip to Italy. The wellness facilities are very good, the rooms spacious and adequately maintained. The buffet breakfast is very good, one of the best we had in Italy.

We recommend this for anyone willing to make a stop during a visit to Italy, to relax for a couple days when you get too tired of your monument and museum tours.

The only minus of this hotel is the Internet service, as you have to pay extra for wi-fi and they do not give you any log of how much and when you have used your Internet connection.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

The hotel staff is friendly and always ready to help. The swimming pool is excellent for small children. We can recommend the SPA treatments as well. Walking distance to the downtown pedestrian area. Recently renovated although not all floors have the most recent room setting. Breakfast well above the italian 3* average, it's almost a 4*. We would definitely come back to this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

Getting there: from the VCE airport, this can be complicated and take a lot of time. The hotel can arrange for transportation from the airport however, so for about 30EUR you can directly get to Abano Terme which takes approximately 40 minutes under good conditions, and a bit more at rush hour. So unless you really want to use public transportation to Padova and then wait a bit to get the next bus to Abano (with a bus stop conveniently located not far from the hotel) then this shuttle is probably what's best for you.


Surroundings: The hotel is conveniently located near the city centre and the public transportation to Padova. The city at this time of the year is very quiet, and some of the big hotels appear
even to be closed, so it's very relaxing if that's what you're looking for. Night life is
almost inexistant so don't look for crashing a party anywhere here. Even though
transportation to Padova exists, it can be as long as 45' to get there with a bus depending
on the traffic conditions. At rush hour, expect 3/4 busses/hour, and 1 per hour otherwise,
and they can be crowded with (very loud!) school going kids.

staff: extremely friendly and helpful staff, efficient in room cleaning as well as in the
restaurant room. The desk staff, though very helpful and friendly as well, tends to be rapidly overwhelmed and has given on multiple occurences a higher priority to incoming phone calls than to guests in front of them. The waiting line can get a bit long under those circumstances.

infrastructures: The pool is open rather late, until 11pm, and the later hours are
recommended if you want to avoid the crowd and get a chance to use a few of the hot pool's
features such as the intermittent strong water jets to massage your back. (Why these are only
intermittent beats me). Wifi access is good across the hotel, though the speed is
rather slow and connectivity is intermittent as well, so it hardly justifies the cost of its
use if it's not included in your package (3EUR/h). There is a nice lobby with plenty of
stylish seats, accessible all day through. Two elevators are available, and one of them goes
directly to the pool area, so you don't have to walk through the lobby with your bath gear!

room: comfortable bed, in a clean room. There are enough power plugs but my 'economy' room could really use an extra seat to turn the TV table into a small desk, so I wouldn't qualify
the rooms as being "business friendly" if you have to get work done. There is a balcony,
shared with the other rooms, but some of them face the water treatment facilities which
always carry a strong smell of sulfur.


The bathroom is functional and has no major issues besides a very slippery shower tub, which could really need some anti-slip pads. The ladder heater dries your items quite fast which is handy especially if you make an intensive use of the pool.


restaurant: the dining room is very comfy and extremely well laid out. Tables are not too close to each other so there's room for privacy, an interesting feature if you take your meal at the
opening hours when it tends to be rather packed. If you like a quieter mood then take your
meal in the last opening hour around 9pm. All meals are taken buffet-style. Breakfast is of good quality, with plenty of fresh pineapple, oranges and other juicy fruits. Some of them are
more likely to come out of a can, such as the peaches. Decent choice of cereals, as well as
freshly baked cakes and pies. Also noteworthy is the good supply of omelette and broiled
eggs. Coffee is quite good, but the juices do not appear to be freshly pressed and are
probably from a concentrate. Dinner is also very nice with always both fish and meat, a fair
choice of vegetables and plenty of salad. The waiters promptly propose sparkling water
and/or wine, of which there is a fair choice but tend to be a bit on the pricey side. The
hotel bar is strongly recommended, both for an aperitivo before your dinner (have a Spritz
for instance, the super friendly barista Maurizio is a real expert in those!) or for a ristretto coffee afterwards.

All in all, we really enjoyed our stay at Aqua, we look forward to go back there on the next opportunity, and we can only recommend it for a stay of any duration.

Room Tip: ask for a room not facing the hotwater extraction facilities.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Address: Via Giuseppe Mazzini 11, 35031, Abano Terme, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Padua > Abano Terme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Abano Terme
#8 Spa Hotel in Abano Terme
#14 Family Hotel in Abano Terme
#24 Romantic Hotel in Abano Terme
Price Range: $100 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Aqua 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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