Piazza XXIV Maggio 3, Rubiera, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
50.8km from Parma Airport
13.6km from Reggio Emilia Railway Station
15.4km from Modena Railway Station
"Chose this hotel because of the good reviews on Trip, but have to say for me it came up a somewhat short. Started well - attractive building on a pretty square, in a lovely area of the old town. Public parking is available in the front of the hotel and they will supply a card, so that you don't need to pay the parking fee. The young man on reception was friendly and helpful and we were charmed by the old world feel and the quaint décor. Room nice enough if a little tired, however the bed proved to be very uncomfortable and the pillows were 'pancakes' offering no cushioning or support at all. Shower room very old world and the shower cubicle was unbelievably narrow. On the plus side, there was a bidet. Having strolled around the town, we returned to the hotel and the same young man on reception happily arranged drinks for us at a pavement side table, in front of the hotel, before we had to go to our room to get changed for dinner. This pleasant and friendly member of staff, made a point of wishing us a good weekend when he left at the end of his shift. Lovely dining room with wood panelling and old beams, with prettily laid tables. Vast menu, which even in English left us confused and struggling. Basically though, starters comprises a choice from the Antipasti trolley and then a choice of meats (roast or boiled) from the meat trolley. Then there is a veg & salad trolley and finally a dessert trolley. There are other choices on set menus, when pasta and other main courses are served. Portion sizes at huge and it was impossible to eat all of the food served to us. I noted that some local people dining only had the antipasti and then a dessert - wish we had opted for this approach. Biggest issue for me was the waiting service which was patchy and there was one particularly rude waitress, who made it quite plan she was irritated we are not able to speak or understand Italian and who went as far as to snigger about it with another member of staff in our presence. She made it obvious she resented serving us and made the dinner quite an uncomfortable and unpleasant experience. Definitely would not rush back to this hotel, although I'd be happy to visit the old town again."
"The hotel is located in a small quiet town. We had an amazing suite with double bedroom and a big bathroom, not much of a view though. The breafast was great with lots of choices. There was free parking available right in front of hotel. We also tried the hotel restaurant, it is a fantastic Michelin restaurant with reasonable prices."
"The Aquila d’Oro is a simple hotel in the small town of Rubiera, a short drive away from Modena, however the rooms are quite spacious and spotlessly clean. And the highlight is its restaurant, the Michelin starred Clinica Gastronomica Arnaldo where the sumptuous breakfast is served. It is also a reasonably priced hotel making it a good compromise in the Modena area."