Padua is a tourist and university town and makes for a great jumping off point for other area towns, including Venice. As such there are lots and lots of hotels.
Tested Travel really likes Hotel Europa. Here is why:
- Location -- Location, location, location. If choosing a hotel was about location alone, Hotel Europa should be at the top of the list! Hotel Europa is located a mere 10-minute walk from the train station and literally around the corner from Scrovengi Chapel (main tourist site). Padua is a very walkable town. Hotel Europa is located near the fancy shopping district (think Hermes, Max Mara, etc. ), but also a short stroll to Piazza dellaFrutta (area with daily fresh fruit and vegetable market).
- Rooms -- Hotel Europa is a fairly standard European-style hotel -- clean lines, modest decor, and small sleeping chambers. To be sure, the room was small but completely workable. And, the internet was free!
- Dining -- The hotel is home to long-time, high-quality Padua restaurant, Zaramella's. Guests are offered a simple breakfast of croissants, cakes, eggs, and meats and cheeses. The restaurant is also open for dinner. Read our review in the "eats" section.
it should also be noted that the staff was friendly and helpful. Some spoke English and all put up with Tested Travel's attempts to speak Italian.
Visit Hotel Europa at their website.