My husband and I got a great deal on plane tickets to Venice, so we decided to do a 5-day getaway. We chose to make Padua our hub, given its proximity to Venice, Verona, Vicenza and Treviso and the
wonderful train service to all these destinations. Although not an integral part of urban Padua, the Crowne Plaza provided us with great home base. The free shuttle service to the train station each morning and evening was spot on. The staff at the front desk was extremely helpful and efficient, The room was spacious, airy, quiet and the bed was equipped with a mattress which was just right for my lower back. Breakfast was very good - everything we needed. Very diverse with something for everyone (including vegan-cuisine).
The maid service was somewhat inconsistent. Top scores for cleanliness, but amenity policy was hard to follow. For example, on arrival, we had 1 (not 2) robe waiting for us in the walk-in closet. Thje next morning, our slightly used, robe was taken away and not replaced. We were also given 1 (rather than 2) bottle of water each day. [Less]