The actic floor of our apartment is big and welcoming, ready to host everyone who is coming to Padova to visit this wonderful city and the close ones (Venice, Verona, Treviso, Vicenza...), but also to spend a short period for business or studies. Venice is just 30 km far!
There is free web access 24h/24, the chance to have your own bathroom, private garage and a small supermarket just down the road.
It is a calm area of the city, with the bus you can reach the centre within 15-20 minutes.
Bike is available if requested (2€ per day per person).
Please if you arrive for the first time by train, check the bus schedule (n.9, 22 and 42): they do not always run all night long, and anyway, I'd prefer you to arrive not after 21!
I'm not at home until 18:30 o'clock every day except the weekend, so I can only receive you at that time. If you need, I can ask someone to open you the apartment also before, but I need to know the time of your arrival at least two days before.
For breakfast you can find what you like in the kitchen (tea, milk, coffe, biscuits, ...). You can use the kitchen also for cooking, but please keep everything clean, and avoid strong odours if you can :). You can also use the washing-machine (4€ per time).
We hope you will enjoy your staying here :)
Looking forward to meeting you, see you soon!
Second time in the Ester's apartment. It was clean and she was kind.
No problem at all. I recommend her flat to any future traveler.
Arrivato a Padova, avevo bisogno di un posto dove poter stare prima di trovarmi un appartamento per conto proprio...beh ho avuto la fortuna di soggiornare per diversi giorni in ottima compagnia con Ester ed il suo compagno Jean Benoit! Il periodo in cui sono stato da loro è stato davvero piacevole...simpatici e socievoli mi hanno messo a mio agio facendomi sentire per nulla un estraneo! Ora ho trovato casa, ma ho trovato anche degli amici... ;)
Per chi vuole godersi qualche giorno a Padova, vi consiglio assolutamente di andarli a trovare...
We can confirm what other reviewers have already said: Ester is a wonderful host, friendly, accommodating and generous. We arrived late on our first night and she kindly picked us up from the station.
The accommodation was exactly as described and was clean and comfortable. We are a family of four, so two had the bedroom and the other two had the beds on the landing. Ester provided nice breakfasts and also shared cakes and home-made jams. Yummy.
As others have said, you need to take a bus into town, and buses run regularly. If you are staying for two or more days and will visit at least one museum in Padua it is worth buying the Padova Card ((website hidden)). It is good value for the museums and, on top, means you can use the buses for free.
We stayed 4 nights and on the final morning Ester rounded off a lovely stay by giving us a lift to the station.
Thank you very much Ester and Jean-Benoit for letting us stay with you and for being nice hosts.
Bene. Un pò distante dal centro ma con comodo parcheggio e supermarket sotto casa! Colazione abbondante e padrona di casa molto gentile!!
Ester is a great hostess! the room is comfortable and you can have privacy (the whole attic is for the guest, including a bathroom).
It was Great! (:
Ester's place was awesome! It was a loft style apt and the room was on the second floor, so you have your own living space and bathroom too. It was a modern apartment with AC, in case the heat gets too warm! I felt really comfortable and independent living there. The bus stop and supermarket is right in front of the complex, which makes things so much easier! It was a 15min ride to the train station and then another 50 min to Venice, not too bad of a ride. Padova is a pretty city itself too, so I'd recommend staying around the area to explore as well!
Friendly people and clean accomodation. Absolutely nothing to complain about.
Our family of three stayed at Ester's place in padova for 3 nights. In our room we had a large double/queen bed and also a small bed for our son. It was great. We visited Venice for a couple of days. Getting to Venice from padova was rather easy. We parked our car at padova station and took the train to Venice which was 25 minutes. We enjoyed at our stay at Ester's place and the hospitality shown by Ester and JB was great. We would certainly go back there.
Ester è simpaticissima e grande host, consiglio a tutti la sua camera nella mansarda!
Ester was very friendly and very flexible with all the request.
The place was very confortable and easy to get.
I definitly recomand Ester for a Padova Traveller!