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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Although the neo-classicist building screams of grandeur and luxury, there is no gym, spa or pool to be found in the gated house. The rooms are smaller than you’d expect (think: cell with 4m high ceilings), and the WiFi is very slow. Phone signal is bad, too, so if you do have to do business, you’re better off outside the building. This estate in the city centre seems to be gated for — what?

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled on business
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Thank Superdupertravel
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The Park Hotel Pacchiosi is difficult to review. On the one hand, it is a fine place with nothing major wrong - on the other hand you get this weird feeling of checking into a place run by the Adams family, with grand (if faded) interiors and the distinct impression that you're being watched !

We only stayed one night, so maybe we did not give the hotel a fair chance ... and as stated above, there is nothing so wrong that it puts one off. The hotel is in the middle of town, in its own small park. It has a well maintained and safe underground car park, the rooms are reasonable and the rates very competitive.
But..... once you drive into the underground car park, it is very difficult to actually find reception. You take an elevator to the ground floor, then need to leave by what is signposted as an emergency exit, then follow signs to the park, find a lift hidden in the side of the main building, press the intercom and wait for reception to send the lift down !
We were told that one can have cocktails in the park area in the evening, and indeed there are tables and chairs laid out - however the place is deserted. You need to find an electric buzzer on the table, press it, and then wait around 5 minutes until a waitress comes out of the restaurant to serve you. They do however make good cocktails and serve them with a generous variety of nuts etc.
When you are ready to eat, there is a restaurant that opens on to the park - but you are not allowed to enter from there .... you need to go find the hidden lift, go back to reception and then enter the restaurant. By the way, that night, we were one of only two tables occupied which was a bit creepy. Food was passable, nothing to write home about.
The bedroom was fine, with a generous bathroom
Next morning, at checkout, we were paid our bill and then were left to our own devices to carry our bags back down the circuitous route to the car park.
Overall a decent place to stay if you are passing through town, but not a destination hotel by any means

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank HaRa2002
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

This renovated psychiatric hospital (then after that an orphanage) apparently was originally established as a hospital. Beautifully and expensively renovated, with an expansive nicely maintained park, surrounded by a high fence, separates the hotel from the surrounding neighborhood.

The hotel is privately owned, which has advantages. At the same time, if the owners are new to the hotel business, there can be some unexpected deviations. For example, they say pets are welcome and may be charged (on booking.com), only to discover our friendly 4 paws incur a fee of 40 euros. Which buys a basket full of useless items we already carry. Most jaw dropping are the 12 rules, typed and presented to owners for signature. This is where private ownership falls apart...as guests are subjected to family whims, incompatible with standard hotel practices. Of our 3 prior stays in Italian 5 stars, dogs were free. At most, a pet averages from 15-20. And parents required to breakfast and dine outdoors with their pet. Hardly can one call themselves pet friendly given these details.

Air conditioning is evidently set at 25, which took much fussing and room changes to guess at. Clearly staff must have known this, but we discovered by searching past hotel reviews and montoring air in another room offered. At a 5 star hotel in summer heat, 25 is most insufficient and unacceptable.

Beauty is skin deep. Beneath its surface, guest details are yet to be worked out. Plastic cups on the bathroom, average amenities, dangerously slippery showers.

In fairness, other guest reviews give good and deserved feedback. There is much right here and Parma benefits from a needed 5 star. Please balance pleased guests with this review.

Room Tip: Patio rooms are lovely. Guests can create a cross draft in heat by opening patio door and room door...more Effective than hotel AC.
Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We had stayed in this hotel a year earlier. We enjoyed it because of its convenient location: it has parking facilities and it is within walking distance of the historic centre. The hotel is a former hospital that has been craftfully restored. A beautiful staircase, high ceilings and many of the typical features of the original building have been preserved. Also the hotel rooms are very comfortable: comfortable bed, good airco, spacious bathroom with a large walk-in shower. The only thing the hotel lacks is atmosphere. Although the reception staff is friendly the hotel feels empty. The breakfast has a wide choice of food and drinks. However, the staff seems to have been instructed NOT to serve their customers, but rather tell them where ingredients can be found.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank sosofar
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Spent 2 nights at the hotel. Grand entrance if somewhat austere. Pleasant garden to sit in and relax. Plenty of on site parking (15 Euro per day) and I was able to leave my hire car there until ready to leave in the afternoon. Buffet breakfast was included in the price and didn’t close until 10.30 am so no need to dash down.
Bedroom was comfortable and the bathroom was set up as a dressing room cum bathroom.
It was an easy 10 mins walk into the city centre with shops, churches and restaurants on route.

Stayed: June 2018
Thank UKTravelover
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