2.57km from Scuola materna Peter PanA good choice for Padua; centrally located (right by the main squares) and within walking distance of the main sights and university. My wife and I stayed 7 nights so were given what appeared to be the largest room (315) on the third floor (no worry about stairs as they have a tiny lift). This was very spacious with plenty of room for luggage and a more than adequate bathroom. The room was also clean and well maintained. The system for getting the air con working was rather bizarre but a very helpful member of staff was on hand to show us how to get it going. The TV also needed fiddling about with to get it working and the range of light switches did not seem to have a logical basis but nothing to cause concern. We had asked for a room at the back of the hotel as we had seen other reviews which showed concern over noise levels from the square at the front. However, this room was at the front but we guessed as we were staying for a relatively long period we were given the best room. True enough noise at night could be heard but it wasn't intrusive; more of a background murmur similar to traffic in the distance. It did not disturb us once and we slept extremely well all week. The breakfast was of typical Italian fair so don't expect huge buffets found in larger hotels. Everything was fresh and more than met our needs. However, we noticed on one morning went we arrived at breakfast somewhat later in the day than normal that quite a lot of the choices had gone and stocks did not appear to be being replenished. The staff were all polite and friendly and were happy to help when asked. The price was good (costing us substantially less for 7 nights than 5 nights cost us in Rome for example) and I would advise anyone wishing to see Venice should stay in Padua, which is reasonably priced across the board (and only 24 minutes away by train). Padua is a very good base to travel to other cities round and about and a very elegant city in its own right. I would definitely visit again and I would certainly stay at this hotel.