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“Definitely the best in Ferrara for familes and kids”

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Piazza Nova Guest House
Ranked #11 of 92 Ferrara B&B and Inns
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

We stayed here based on the reviews on Trip Advisor, and so glad we chose this compared to a hotel. This has to be one of the best B&B/self catering places we have ever stayed. The owners (and their parents) are fantastic hosts and the breakfasts are great. They help out whenever needed (but are never intrusive), and even make the kids laugh at breakfast. The breakfast spread is superb, with excellent homemade cakes. They provided a cot for a young child, which is very helpful so you don't need to carry one with you.

The decor of our rooms were mixed style, but excellent high quality. The bedrooms were period style, with a modern style kitchen with lots of storage space with pots and pans etc.

Location is very good. Although on the outskirts of the old city, it is very easy to walk into town / cathedral / etc.

I wouldn't hesitate to suggest this place to others wanting decent family accommodation, who do not want the constraints of a hotel room, but do want high quality accommodation and the ability to cook for themselves and have a separate room so the kids can sleep while adults are in the other rooms.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 29, 2011

We stayed in the spacious loft room. Great location, best breakfasts we had in Italy! Clean and very comfortable. Ruggerio was extremely helpful in ensuring we enjoyed our stay there. He gave excellent recommendations for restaurants in Ferrara, including discounts. Piazza Nova is a great value in a unique city.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2011

I loved staying at Piazza Nova. My room had lovely old furniture and was warm and spacious with lots of natural light. I thought it was decorated very tastefully. The kitchen was new and well equipped. Ruggero and Emmanuela were so kind and welcoming, They let me speak in my broken Italian, recommended restaurants, and took me to and from the train station. I am a student, and it was very easy to work in the quiet of the hotel.

Breakfasts were lovely, with at least 6 different fresh, local pastries, fruit and yogurt. I felt very well taken care of. They even made cappucinos and espresso for me. The cleaning woman was very thoughtful and efficient.

I hope to go back one day!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 4, 2010

My husband and I stayed here for 8 nights in October as I was exhibiting artwork in Ferrara. We completely loved this guesthouse, the room upstairs at the top was just fantastic, our home away from home. Located a short walk from town we thoroughly enjoyed exploring Ferrara from this little gem. Any hotel can be nice but what sets this place apart from the rest is the incredible hospitality of the hosts Ruggero and Emanuela, nothing was too much trouble and we greatly enjoyed the conversation over breakfast (which was always delicious). I would recommend Piazza Nova to anyone travelling to this part of Italy!

  • Stayed: October 2010
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Reviewed November 9, 2010

We had a very pleasant stay at Piazza Nova. Best of all the good things to say about Piazza Nova is the warm and enthusiastic hospitality of Ruggero and Emanuela. Ruggero met us at the train station and pointed out sights in the city as we drove along. Emanuela we found to be as charming and friendly as Ruggero. This is one of the reasons we enjoy the bed and breakfast experience: having a personalized travel experience with a host who really cares about the guests. Every morning we would chat a bit with either Ruggero or Emanuela as they prepared cappucinos, and would learn something of Ferrara and Italy from their point of view. Our rooms (we stayed in two over the course of four days) were very very clean, the beds comfortable and the rooms we stayed in were shielded from traffic noise, so we always had a good nights sleep. As mentioned in other reviews, Ruggero's father bakes fresh cakes every day and this adds a special touch to breakfast. Ferrara is a beautiful and vital city, untouched by mass tourism. We enjoyed several restaurants within reasonable walking distance from Piazza Nova (20 minutes more or less). Our favorites were Noemi's; La Cuca (spelling?) and Cucina e Butega.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2010

The owners were so very helpful in so many ways and we would stay there again if we return to Ferrara.!!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2010

Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the rooms as the website photos do not do them justice. But there's nothing like the quality of service. Ruggero and Emanuela go out of their way to help their guests, provide fantastic breakfasts that include cakes baked by Ruggero's father, and were happy to recommend where to go for whatever we wanted to see or do. Ruggero is full of wonderful stories about Ferrara, its festivals, but also his own experiences traveling around the world! Ruggero also took us to the train station on our way back.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled on business
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Address: Corso Porta Mare 133, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
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Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Ferrara > Ferrara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 92 B&Bs / Inns in Ferrara
Price Range: $105 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Room & Breakfast and holidays houses and flats(1st cathegory)Rooms and Apartments located in the Renaissance part of the town, close to the city walls and about 800 metres further Palazzo dei Diamanti. The perfect choice for just one night or for long term stay.We serve a buffet breakfast with traditional homemade Ferrarese cakes (such as Tenerina, a deliciously moist chocolate cake, or vanilla-flavoured doughnuts), cereals, yoghurt, jam, organic and gluten-free products, seasonal fruits, fruit juices, and bread. We can also serve cold cuts and cheeses on request. There is a wide range of hot beverages to choose from: moka pot coffee, caffe Americano, barley coffee, cappuccino and latte macchiato as well as various kinds of tea including green tea, jasmine tea and infusions. The room can be hired for small conferences, meetings and graduation parties. ... more   less 
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