BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Galileo Padova,  Padoue

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Via Venezia 30, 35131, Padova, Italy - See map
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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • Heated pool
    Heated pool
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
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    Safe deposit box
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The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Galileo Padova Hotel is a modern 4 Star hotel offering you the best in amenities for a perfect stay. Our hotel features 163 guest rooms, an elegant indoor pool, parking lot for free car parking and a parking garage at a fee. Experience fine dining and savor the taste of local Venetian and International cuisine by the Venezia Restaurant. Join us for a business lunch or dinner, or for your corporate dinner. Our trained staff will make it a memorable experience and the city of Padova will offer business opportunity, but also cultural attractions like the Giotto Chapel and the St. Anthony's Basilica, and also for its important university. It is very easy to reach Venice by train or by car, making Padova an ideal location. A good value for a perfect stay. City fee excluded (2. 85 EUR per night, per person over 16 years old) and 10% VAT included.

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BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Galileo Padova,Padoue
  • 3
    « Mostly good, except breakfast »

    Good location, easy parking. About 15 minutes' walk to city centre, 5 minutes to the Fiera. Rooms are good size, had a kettle but no coffee or tea! Fan in bathroom only worked sporadically so it was a bit like being in a sauna. Cooked breakfast very poor for a 4 star hotel - greasy bacon, awful omelettes. Rest of breakfast was ok. Staff helpful. Wifi rather eccentric- kept dropping out and needed several attempts to sign back in. Poor value if you get caught with high prices that apply when there's an event at the Fiera.

    5
    « Perfect comfort for perfect location »

    I chose this hotel because of the location, very near from the trade show, and it was perfect. As a best western member I had the super upgrade and had the luxury suite. Almost way to much comfort for a business purpose but who could complain ? The SPA of the hotel was included with my room and I must say that a hotel's SPA it was one of the best I ever tried. I really recommend this hotel even if the breakfast is not good as should be a 4 stars hotel.

    3
    « Suitable for an overnight stay. »

    This hotel is probably more suited to business/conference guests and individuals staying for just one night. The compact wardrobe is seriously lacking in hanging and storage space, especially for anyone wishing to wear a dress. The hotel has a self service laundry, particularly useful for individuals on long tours, but the tokens proved to be in short supply and very difficult to purchase from reception. Breakfast is a frenetic experience. Check if you have included the costs of using the pool and leisure facilities with your booking as these are additional. Also check the opening times as they may not suit your schedule and or availability.

    4
    « Nice Hotel »

    Nice Hotel, especially if you get a room on the 2nd floor to the back (201,202,203 etc) as they have a big terrase and a facing a canal so it is nice and quite. Breakfast is nothing special but it is reasonably priced. If you are not a very sportive person, it is not walking distance to the old city center.

    1
    « I will NOT be returning this hotel »

    Staying 100+ nights per annum in hotels allows me to make a fair judgement on any hotel. Check in did not provide WiFi, which I had to call for after. Restaurant was only basic food level I could get anywhere in the world. What I was most annoyed with was a Gym that had NO water, no towels of cleaning equipment. I have never stayed in a hotel that dud not provide water. When I complained at reception, they had no water either, and told me to go use my own mijibar water. I will never use this hotel again. It has nothing to offer a Business traveller

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    Went to Padua for a wedding and was skeptical to stay in a local hotel in this area so I opted to stay in a chain name hotel. Breakfast was awesome, had lots of choices, fresh fruit, juices and bakery items. Had an amazing in door pool but unfortunately couldn't make it during the times it was open. A short distance from public transportation and walk to University. If you are older, easier to take taxi to main town as us a short drive but can be a 15-20 min walk. Clean and corpora le beds. Bathrooms were spotless and very large. Installed in a business room and loved the extra space since my husband and I both had large suite cases. Only negative was that it's located on the outskirts of downtown area per se so if you are looking for things to do at night you will need to walk for a few minutes. Went to the university bars around the area????. Nothing close to eat walking distance, maybe a Mc Donald's 6 min away.

    5
    « Very good 4 star »

    Free parking and free wi-fi, this hotel is clean and comfortable and serves a large selection at breakfast. Everyone seems to be friendly and there is a swimming pool on the ground floor. Shower is large and modern. Check in; staff will explain location and there is a free tourist map. 15 minute walk into historic centre of Padua and shops. Railway station is also a 15 minute walk away from hotel and from here it is a 20 minute train ride to Venice. Trains to Venice cost 4.20€ one way.

    4
    « Great stay »

    We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and truly enjoyed it. Our room was a studio flat at the other building next to the main one and it was clean and tidy. The service was really and the staff were friendly and helpful. The location is great as it is 10-15 minutes walk from town. Breakfast was good with a big variety and quite cheap at 3 euros per person a day! They have a swimming pool on site which can be used at an extra cost of 8 euros a day and you SHOULD have flip flops or they give you a pair for 3 euros. All in all, it was a great stay and we do recommend it.

    4
    « Always good »

    Its the second time stay in this hotel. this time was in a studio apartment. really nice apartment the only point is the WIFI not working or very weak in the studio room. for visitors to venice the walking distance to the train station is about 10 minutes. - Swimming pool opening time should be changed its very limited now from 14-18! - WIFI not working in the studio apartment or very weak.

    5
    « April 2016 in Padua »

    Very good, clean hotel with outside free parking. There is an underground garage at extra cost, but we didn't need that. Room and bath were very modern and clean. Staff was helpful; nice breakfast buffet. We didn't try the restaurant. There is a bus stop right across the street, but you can walk to the old part of the city. We didn't study the bus #s and stops enough to use them. This hotel was great for a two day stay in Padua.

  • 5
    « Would immediately go back if visiting the city »

    Overall, we had a great three days here and would return. Positives: - very helpful and polite staff - very modern and clean lobby and rooms - comfortable beds (although the pillows need a re-think) - rooms included all mod cons, even a charger in the safe - great location - about a 25 minute walk into the city along the riverside - free parking available in an adjacent outdoor car park - free breakfast - also bar area to sit and eat/drink - other facilities available but didn't use, e.g. spa - very little external noise - about a 25 minute walk to the train station Negatives: - breakfast was ok - nothing spectacular and it can get very busy at certain times - it's away from the city so walks back at night were done with care - not a lot else around the area so you will have to go into the city

    4
    « Very good hotel »

    One of the nicest Best Western Hotels I stayed; nice reception, very nice room, good wi-fi, free parking. The staff seemed very professional and ready to help; we check in late in the evening and we were also able to eat something very basic in their bar (the restaurant was closed, because of holiday - August)

    4
    « Very Good Property »

    Hotel within a walking distance to the city center and train station. Nice room and pool. Good services with average breakfast. Make sure you book the breakfast with your reservation. Good location on the way to Venezia.

    5
    « Just perfect hotel! »

    Hotel Galileo is the probably one of the best BW hotel I have ever seen. It is designed very smart and positioned on the approachable location close to Padova Fair. You can find everything you need from standard hotel rooms and suites, apartments with kitchenette for extended stay, free parking, wellness with indoor pool and summer garden, restaurant, meeting rooms...Everything is well maintained and by the 4-star Superior standard. We booked apartment in Annex building which was very comfortable for our family (parents with 2 kids). Personnel is strongly professional, but very helpful and extremely polite, that`s not so usual in most of the Italian non-premium hotels. After several trips and staying across Veneto region, I could say that this hotel definitely provide best value for money in this area.

    2
    « No Air Conditioning »

    Don't count on the air conditioning. Prepare to sleep without covers and limited clothing. Open windows. Air con works but difficult to control. Attendant helped said worked. For a very 4 starrish hotel - the rooms are high end Best Western, air con needed. But not only in rooms but hallways too. Especially, in the middle of August.

    4
    « Good hotel and good price near Venice »

    The hotel is quite new and the rooms are nice, modern and we slept very well in those beds without noises disturbing. The breakfast is nothing to remember, but for 3€ per person you can not ask for more. It is not located in the city center, but it is 5 min. away from there by car and you can arrive to Venice in 30 mins. Morover, the price is very reasonable. To Sum up, I would repeat and recommend this hotel.

    4
    « Very good but disappointing issues with pool/leisure area »

    Nice welcome on arrival and the room was good too. After a hard day cycling I was looking forward to the use of the pool. Sadly I then discovered there was an additional 8 Euro charge, plus you had to have a bathrobe (who carries one of these!) which you could hire for 3 Euros. So effectively 11 Euros, regardless of the time of day/length of use. The woman on the leisure reception was less than helpful! Hotel reception did try to help but she wasn't budging, we couldn't even go and sit in the garden area! Left a really bad taste in my mouth and soured the visit to a lovely city.

    5
    « Great location for exploring the Veneto »

    Padova itself has a great vibe and this hotel is well placed to explore the Veneto; the train station is 3 bus stops away. The hotel is modern and slick being as it caters for business conferences although this does not stop it being a popular choice for couples and families - as was evident at breakfast.

    4
    « Pleasant overnight stay »

    I had a pleasant overnight stay here as the location was convenient for a business meeting. Although not in the centre of the town, it is only a short drive to get there. There is also a beautiful walk you can undertake along the river which is close to the hotel. The bedroom was a good size and the bed was comfortable. There was plenty of closet and desk space. The bathroom was also reasonably sized and contained all the amenities required. There was a pleasant bar area which served a wide selection of drinks and snacks. Breakfast dining options were limited but the buffet selection was acceptable. The staff were helpful and polite. Overall, a good short stay.

    4
    « One night stay »

    Very nice & clean hotel, helpful staff. We appreciated parking free of charge. Bed was pretty big and very comfortable. It´s little bit far from the city center, but still in walking distance. Brekfast was good (but no vegetable at all).

  • 4
    « Great service, nice hotel »

    Were here for a one-night stay and we managed to get a Studio. It was quite spacious and neatly organized. We even had a kitchenette to make our own meals if we wanted (however, no glasses, pots or pans were provided so ... weird). Hotel is very close to a shopping center and within walking distance to the center of Padua. Underground parking is secure and easily accessible (went for this option as we didn't want to leave it outside in the car park). Staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was mostly continental and didn't feel very varied (for our tastes). What was nice was that there was a guy who would prepare Italian coffee at an Espresso machine and that was free of charge. Good coffee too !

    5
    « Reliable quality »

    Professional staff, good quality from Reception to Bar or Cleaning. Ample free parking in the premises. Ideal with car. Modern rooms, convenient beds. Good wi-fi access. Breakfast also good, ample choice.

    4
    « Great service, decent room size and good breakfast »

    Great Business Hotel but suitable for families also. Very fast wifi. Buffet breakfast in the mornings with made to order coffee. Downstairs bar for late night snacks and drinks. Room size was fantastic. A little out of of the centre of town but a very pleasant walk along the river to get there. Staff were excellent and very helpful. Would definitely recommend if staying in Padua.

    5
    « Very nice hotel »

    I stayed in this hotel for 5 days for a business trip. Really enjoyed my stay. Nice clean room and a wonderful clean shower. Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice breakfast. Located near the river, with some excellent running trails close by (for those who want to start their morning with a run). The only downside - the swimming pool is very small, open only at 14:00 and require an extra charge.

    4
    « Excellent hotel »

    After having stayed at this hotel 2 years back, it was the preferred choice when we planned a second trip this year. The quality and service is flawless, the rooms clean and spacious. Parking garage at the basement was an added advantage. The interconnecting rooms helped us to have our space while keeping an eye on the kids in the next room. Breakfast isn't great but good enough, however there is limited choice for dinner with just one restaurant offering a few choices and while the quality was fine the first day, it differed the next day - maybe due to different chef?! Overall, we had a pleasant stay at the hotel and would continue to stay here if we ever return to Padova.

    4
    « Very nice Hotel. »

    I have been in Padova for a week for a conference. The Hotel is very comfortable. The room is big and well equipped. Very nice bathroom. Very good bed. In addition to that the internet connection was very fast and I could connect remotely to work and watch Netflix. If you like to move a bit there is a small GYM open 24h/7 The breakfast is ok with a lot of choices and close to the Hotel there is a good restaurant for lunch. Keep in mind that is a bit far away from downtown (as you could see from the map) ... but you can still walk to reach it.

    5
    « The best experience in Padova »

    In my opinion this Hotel is the perfect choice. I was so lucky to be there for 2 weeks of work and I look forward to come back. The situation is fantastic since is not in the center but in Padova so by walking you can enjoy the beauty of the city as a perfect starting point, everything is quite close I recommend this HOTEL to everyone who apreciates confort quality and good service. A great overall experience. Close you will find great athmosphere with many colleges around which brings life to your journey surrounded by the river the Galileo is my hotel for Padova. Also will like to remark their restaurant Venezia..great great place to eat the best quality with great attention. The hotel is just 10min away from the train station and 15 to the center of the city.

    5
    « everything is good »

    we stayed (my wife and daughter and me ) two nights in this hotel . this is amasing and nonforgetable . everything was good . bathroom , beds. view and especially delicious breakfast in a pleasant and quiet restaurant .

    5
    « Functional hotel with great staff »

    We had travelled from Venice by canal. The boat finishes on the edge of the city and this was the most convenient hotel. It is not handy for the city centre. However the hotel is a good modern and well equipped one. Fabio and Samantha at the desk could not have been more helpful and made several phone calls to help with our travel planning and made sure we had a quiet room as there was an outdoor concert in the park next door. Standard but high quality breakfast. Just a nice experience when a bit bewildered on the fringe of an unfamiliar town

    5
    « Nice hotel with free parking »

    We've been here only for a night but cannot complain. Room is big and comfortable. Bathroom is nice (only missed a shampoo but I survived ;-) ). Breakfast is not huge but good enough. Location is OK (we walked to Chapel but used car to see Saint Anthony's Church).

  • 5
    « Great stay, looking forward to returning »

    This is a modern hotel with lovely large rooms and lots of facilities but what made our stay particularly good was the helpfulness and friendliness of the reception staff. When visiting Padua before we have stayed outside the town but this time wanted a hotel nearer the centre. It is a short bus ride or 15-20 minutes walk to the town centre or railway station and right on the bus route to Marco Polo airport, so very convenient. Our standard room had a safe and hairdryer and we just had to ask for a kettle which was delivered to the room straight away together with tea, coffee, cups etc. Breakfast was good with a variety of hot and cold foods, fruit, cakes, cereal, croissants, cheese, ham etc and you could ask for a freshly made cappuccino to be brought to you as well as making your own drinks. The spa looked really good but we did not have time to try it. Our only problem was in finding our way walking from the station when we arrived in Padua - I suggest taking the bus! once again, thank you to the reception staff who were so nice to us.

    3
    « Not so comfortable »

    We stayed at the hotel for two nights during our honeymoon because we needed to be in between Venice and a place we had dinner reservations outside of town. The hotel is very modern and clean and not at all like the best westerns in the U.S. We had an apartment suite which is in the annex building next door. My only issue with this is that you still had to walk and use the hotel entrance to get access and the car park and other amenities are on the hotel side. The room itself was large and had a kitchenette area and couch in front of the bed to give you a sitting area. The beds were hard and not very comfortable and I found it difficult to fall asleep both nights. The shower is small typical Europe but I found the shower head powerful and the water plenty hot. My biggest complaint about the room is the temperature- it is controlled by the hotel and therefore it was always a little warm. The hotel is located off a main Street so we couldn't sleep with the windows open because of the noise of traffic. Another thing to note is that there isn't a lot to do in the area and it's a cab ride not walk to the train station.

    4
    « Good location, great for bussiness »

    Spend there about a week for bussiness. The location is good, nice shopping center about 10 min walk and the old city is about 25 min walk. Did everything on foot. The staff is nice and breakfest is nice. I've stayed in the apartment, had lot of space and the room was very nice.

    4
    « great place for business travellers »

    for business travellers: the hotel has everything you would expect of a 4 star hotel. It's clean, comfortable, everyone is kind, there's a spa and a gym, it next to a long river promenade great for walking and running, breakfast is abundant, everything is perfect... for tourists: although the description says 'old town' the place is in a quiet river-side, but more business/industry type of setting, more than 30 min walk from e.g. St. Anthony's church...I would look for accomodation down town with more 'local character'...

    5
    « Sophisticated Affordable »

    This hotel is very up to date with a great breakfast selection, food very good. It is located close to everything you want to see in Padova. A nice walk into the city and very close to the main train station. The room is very spacious and comfortable and easy to stay in a get work done. Easy to find for clients to meet. The Hotel provide very up-scale service and accommodations at an very reasonable affordable budget.

    4
    « Only for business travellers »

    New, beautifully decorated hotel, spacious rooms and excellent sleeping quality. Among hotel amenities there is an excellent gym and a swimming pool which was practically deserted; we have never seen someone in the pool, and we also preffered not to use it, probably because the way leading to the pool is not secluded,intimate enough. Breakfast - good, wide selection of foods, unfortunately lacking any fresh items, any vegetables, and the coffee...... the coffee was really a very unpleasant surprise, because you get everywhere in Italy an excellent coffee, except in this hotel, it was terrible, resembling chicory,. certainly not coffee. Parking options are excellent, either underground, free of charge or outside. City center and pedestrian zone is quite distant, about 30 minutes walk

    5
    « Lovely hotel some 20 minutes walk / short bus ride from railway station »

    Hotel on main Venice road, with parking facilities, close to old part of city. Comfortable twin room with large bathroom and large wardrobe containing a small safe. Modern hotel with "minimalist" decor, even o the extent of the tables and chairs in the dining room.

    5
    « A great business hotel »

    Stayed here for 2 nights on business in Padua. From previous reviews I read I expected it to be far from the city. It's not bad at all and you can walk,bus it or take a taxi. The hotel itself is clean and modern. My room was clean spacious and comfortable. Wifi worked perfectly. Breakfast was ok, nothing amazing. I didn't eat any other meals so can't comment on food. Was disappointed that you have to pay €8 to use the pool and even more to use the sauna- not that expensive but I just refused to pay as I thought that was lousy. The staff - Fabio in particular were really great. From the moment I arrived til I left he could not do enough, he was super helpful professional and an absolute pleasure. He really made the stay that but better. If I return to Padua I'll stay here and I would recommend it. Padua itself is a lovely city to wander around, generally safe and the people are friendly.

    3
    « Not as Good as it Should Be »

    You'd think the name would be a guarantee but not in this case. The 'room' turned out to be a sort of apartment - not my idea of cosy. The booking clearly included breakfast which I duly had to pay for at the desk in the restaurant before even allowing me to leave the area and when asking for a receipt was grudgingly given a scribbled note on a tiller ticket. I gave up trying to get a decent WiFi signal ...

    2
    « No comment! pretty from the outside and it's laid from the inside »

    staying at apart hotel for three days, it's clean composed of a double bed, a sofa and a small kitchen; pity there's no crockery, the room's cold even if we increased the maximum conditional temperature, the bed's hard that we haven't rested for the trip deciding then go to the pool to relax but it's already closed at 18h. as no breakfast included then this is € 20 / head, at cheekout we are surprised by € 3 / head for day tourist tax! !!!!!

  • 5
    « Be prepared to be surprised! »

    We checked in to the new apartments in this modern complex on the outskirts of the Padua old town. What a revelation - fully equipped, very comfortable, good prices, superb staff. And, the bar serves the best coffee north of Melbourne, Australia!

    3
    « An Average Hotel with poor service »

    The hotel is near the center or Padua and close to the train station by car. The staff if not very friendly nor helpful. The room is ok, better than most Best Westerns. I stayed in an apartment located in the annex of the main building. They have a a nice SPA, although its expensive and they charge you for everything.. Including towels! The gym is nice and its 24 hrs.

    5
    « Relaxing »

    We made a last minute booking for this hotel and were delighted both with the hotel and our visit to Padua, which has been in our ?why don't we stop here? conversations for quite a few years now. The location of the hotel is a 20 minute stroll from the train station and our room had views over the river and we could see the old town. We had a spacious room with all the expected amenities, breakfast was included and had a reasonable selection and the staff were very helpful. There is an aparthotel that seems connected to the hotel in the next building and the self serve laundry is available to guests as well (purchase a token from reception). We recommend both the city and the hotel.

    3
    « Better than average Best Western »

    Better than most Best Westerns but still not perfect. Beds were very had and uncomfortable and room was fairly basic. Breakfast in restaurant was average but hotel restaurant was very good with friendly/efficient service. 15 mins walk into the old town by the river was well worth doing. Gym was quite good as well.

    5
    « Very Friendly Staff »

    I really enjoyed my stay here. The staff were very friendly, and the restaurant was very flexible when we asked for specially prepared food. The rooms are very clean, and although the location is a little bit out of the way, the city centre is still 20-30 minutes walk away.

    5
    « nice hotel »

    i stayed for meeting purpose this october reached in the afternoon hotel is very nice offering nice rooms and nice breakfast..rooms are very comfortable and spacious. Nice product in Padova and nice staff....

    4
    « Excellent value »

    The most comfortable bed and an excellent choice for breakfast. The location is not the best (I think it must be in a business district) as it doesn't give you any choices for dinning around and it is a little far for walking to the centre (especially if walking isn't your strong point).

    4
    « Excellent value »

    We chose to stay in Padua for four nights because of its affordable hotels and handy rail access to historic cities such as Verona. However, we spent a couple of enjoyable evenings out in Padua itself as well as a morning at the excellent central market. The Galileo hotel is modern, clean and convenient, with a high-quality breakfast. The 10 to 15 minute walk to the old city is a drawback (especially in the rain), but not a critical problem. The booking agency connected to my credit card points put us in a poorly-located room near the hotel's front door, but hotel staff were helpful in relocating us to a nice room overlooking the river. They also provided good recommendations for local restaurants and made a reservation in Italian at one especially popular spot. The taxis summoned from the front desk came in a very few minutes. Two final points: The dinnertime restaurant that leases space in the hotel complex is just adequate, and there are better places to eat in town. Also, as we also found in Florence, the river flows languidly and mosquitoes found their way into our room, even in October.

    4
    « Modern hotel 15 minute walk from the centre with one downside »

    This hotel would have had 5 stars but for the bed. First impressions were excellent. Attractive, bright reception and very helpful staff who were able to check us in early. Lots of modern art adorning the walls. The room was also modern, light and airy with a very nice bathroom. The bed was huge BUT the downside was that it was solid. There was so little give in the mattress that you could have been sleeping on the floor. Consequently I didn't sleep at all well for the two nights we stayed. Such a shame.

    4
    « lover »

    Fantastic location very clean "good reception no one bother nice breakfast but put some vegetables .if i travel next time to padova i will reserve in this hotel , I advise everyone to book this hotel.

  • 5
    « Padova, price, position.....perfect! »

    Booked after reading reviews, car parking, position. We're able to walk into town along the canal. Have used Best Western in UK so thought it should be good and it did not disappoint. Staff spoke English although we can get by in Italian and they let us! Due to amount of time spent sightseeing did not make it in the spa but it looked fabulous. Even the hot water at breakfast was actually boiling, hooray a decent cup of tea!

    5
    « Wonderful Spa Hotel »

    We arrived late but were checked in really quickly. All the staff speak excellent English and were very helpful and friendly The Hotel is beautiful inside with full Spa facilities and a pool. The room was huge and had the biggest bed I have ever seen and had full tea and coffee making facilities and huge bathroom and a large wall mounted TV. The pool was wonderful with Spa facilities although 8 euros will be added to your bill to use it. The breakfast in the morning was fantastic with a sort of English breakfast and lots of other choices. Really lovely Hotel and we will definitely visit again

    5
    « Excellent hotel »

    It had been 8 years since we had first stayed in this hotel and we were not disappointed on our second visit. We used it on both occasions as a stopover to facilitate visits to Venice. Our room was both spacious and clean. It also had the benefit of an underground car park and was a short walk from the city centre and the railway station. The car park also had spaces close to the entrance to the reception dedicated to the use of women. Staff were polite and helpful and we will definitely stay again.

    4
    « Good Value »

    Spent three nights in hotel, typical modern hotel with a good location to town. I picked it because it had free parking. Walking distance to old city, breakfast was good, not the best but very typical A good value , we stayed three nights and only paid about $320 US. Also took a side trip to Venice by train, $10 round trip, about a 20 min ride.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Nice modern hotel. Short walk (10) minutes to the center. Nice walk past the college. We walked at night after dinner, safe and a well lit path. Many college students walking and biking along the path also.

    5
    « Fantastic »

    Excellent, quiet hotel - staff are awesome..they went out of their way to accommodate us. Super comfy beds and well appointed rooms. Breakfast was great - good variety. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

    5
    « very convenient with great staff »

    We booked here so that we could visit Venice for a specific purpose and do some general sightseeing in Padova. We also needed parking on site. This fitted the bill perfectly. It is half a mile's walk to the station where there are trains every 20-30 minutes to Venice ( even on Sunday). It is also only less than a mile from the centre of Padua for sightseeing. Taxis are easy to come by if you don't want to walk. As it is situated in the University area I suspect it is used by many visiting academics. The room was as one would expect from a Best Western Premier - everything you would need. The staff were extremely helpful with advice about the parking arrangements, places to eat in the city and the main sites to see. Just a reminder that if you want to se the Giottos in the Scrovegni chapel (perhaps the main reason for going to Padova) you have to book way in advance in the summer. Breakfast was good and although it was busy the staff worked tirelessly. No complaints!

    4
    « Good choice, but not in center »

    We enjoyed the hotel for the most part. The breakfast was decent with plenty of fresh bread and a barista making espresso to order. Our package included pool & spa, but the spa was closed the whole time we were there (we were given two drink tickets instead which wasn't really fair compensation). The fitness area was about 10 nice machines, but two were broken. The pool felt cold the first day, probably because it was overcast and someone had left the door open. The other days it was OK. The pool is a bit small and shallow (100cm?) and filled with various waterjets, so aimed at relaxing rather than swimming. The jets were nice but on quick 60 second timers, which meant a lot of pushing the large rubber buttons in order to relax. Access to the pool was troublesome though, as you need to go to the basement to check in. They also don't supply towels or shampoo in the pool area/showers. The room itself was fine, although the eco squeeze bottles of conditioner/shampoo/soap meant we couldn't take shampoo to the pool showers. The only drawback is the location. About 15-20 minutes to the train station, a walk you don't want to do with luggage on a hot day. Also 20-30 minutes to the center of the old town, albeit a pleasant walk along the canal.

    4
    « Very Good hotel with excellent facilities »

    I have stayed many times in this hotel. I like it a lot . Clean and luxury . Room is big enough and has all facilities. Very friendly staff. Good breakfast . Has a very good spa .( not free). Location is not so good . About 2km from city center . But there is a pathway behind it , just by the river. So is a beautiful walking area to the center . Avoid going from street in front . Is not nice at all , unless you take a taxi.

 

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·From: All directions. Reach Padova by the Motorway A4. Exit Padova Est. Follow the sign for Centre e Fiera. The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Galileo Padova is 300 meters before the fair.