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Review of Hotel Grand Italia Residenza d'Epoca

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Hotel Grand Italia Residenza d'Epoca
Ranked #8 of 51 Hotels in Padua
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havinganicetime
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19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“buyer beware!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

I have had this experience four times in Italy, and I think other travellers should be aware that this is getting all too common. When you book, it advertises the room as including breakfast. The actual confirmation misses this out. Then when you check out, they ask for 60 euros to pay for the breakfast you thought was included. Still, I had forty minutes to spare, and that is what it took to point out that it was not indeed 'the website's fault, not ours' but theirs. Even when they agreed not to charge, there was still a woman in the back office shrieking in fury about me. So we slunk out of the hotel feeling like common criminals.
So I wouldn't let this put you off booking, but would urge you to print the screen which says that breakfast is included from here or hotels. com or from wherever you book and make it clear when you book in, as I suspect this is a nice little earner.
Having said that, the hotel is clean and spacious and bang opposite the station, so great if you are then taking the overnight train to France. The much discussed breakfast is nice as is the lovely lady who manages it in the morning. She is the nicest person who works there!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Northern Portugal, Portugal
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23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

The hotel is in front of the station, for us that was very comfortable because we arrive and leave Padova by train.
The room was quite large, very clean, a comfortable bed, large bathroom, the air conditioning was a little noisy. For a 4 star hotel the breakfast should have more variety.
It was a pleasant stay and the staff was very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

Bythe station, Venice is only 33 mins by fast train (Euros 7 return!), this hotel is ideal. Despite dubious area around station, once inside it is a quiet oasis. Bed comfortable, shower powerful and excellent breakfast for a cheapish hotel. Just remember to ask for Espresso at Breakfast as the coffee in the urn is rubbish instant stuff!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights and pleasantly surprised at the quality and choice at breakfast. A minor irritation was the noisy aircon but overall we had a very pleasant stay. Not advisable for females to be walking around the area at night which becomes quite seedy and threatening. McDonalds next door saves walking into the centre for dinner when exhausted after a hard day's sightseeing in Venice.

Centre has some fabulous shops and restaurants and is about 20 mins walk or a 3 minute bus or tram ride.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2012

The main attraction was its close proximity to the Station, but once inside the hotel was a delightful surprise. Staff were friendly and efficient and very helpful.

The recent redecoration is 'modern Italian' but the furnishings and fittings are excellent, and the hotel was quiet, despite close proximity to traffic. The breakfast was excellent and the price was really good value. No hesitation recommending Grand Italia.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel Grand Italia Residenza d'Epoca

Property: Hotel Grand Italia Residenza d'Epoca
Address: Corso del Popolo 81, 35131, Padua, Italy
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Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Padua > Padua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Padua
#4 Luxury Hotel in Padua
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,438 - ₹ 8,919
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Grand Italia Residenza d'Epoca 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Victorian-style 4-story Hotel located on a corner in city's historic center. ... more   less 
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