Diamantino Town House is located in the Piazza dei Signori, adjacent to the magnificent Torre del’Orologio. The signage and the beautiful steel entry door are both very discrete, as you can imagine, given its position. It’s a great location from which to explore Padua’s historic center and the many cultural sights in the city. Tho early, we were warmly welcomed by our hostess, who showed us to a lovely room with two large windows overlooking the square. The room and the en-suite bathroom were both beautifully decorated with the usual conveniences: kettle, small fridge, lots of storage. The bed was large and the linens were fine. Everything was comfortable. Except...the room temperature. We arrived in a heat wave. The air conditioner was simply not up to the task of keeping the room cool. We had it on full fan and set at 21C, but the temperature never fell below 27C. We found this distinctly uncomfortable. The Diamantino is on one of the main squares in Padua city center. There is a weekly market on the square, with vendors arriving from about 6 a.m. to set up. The view was wonderful, but perhaps you might want to consider a room that does not directly overlook the square. The hosts do not stay on-site, so it was not possible to raise the a/c issue with anyone during the night. We provided feedback about this the next morning, but our host did not seem too bothered. These devices can be locked to a specific setting and I believe this was the issue when we stayed. The continental ‘breakfast’ consisted of two cartons of juice; some soft, cellophane-wrapped rolls; and a couple of packets of biscuits. Two small bottles of water and some packets of instant coffee and tea bags (but no milk, not even dried) were also provided. We went out for breakfast, to a local cafe near the market and had a lovely meal. The hosts were lovely and well-organised; check-in and out were a breeze. They also arranged private car parking for us, and even valeted our car personally there and back again! If the a/c issue can be resolved, I would recommend the Diamantino Town House as a great place to stay for a couple of nights (but perhaps not the night before marked day!).…
The location on Piazza Dei Signori was perfect as we could walk to most attractions which were so close by. The square was set up for markets during the day, and for restaurants at night, often with musicians. The room was clean and comfortable. Overall very good value for money
Room was comfortable, lovely bed linen, great bathroom - however, we were on the top floor with no lift and 80 steps to climb!! Reception unattended most of the time, which is a drawback for tourists. Best to sleep with windows closed, as Piazza dei Signori bustling with market from early morning, and then diners in the Piazza in the evening, so much noise. Continental breakfast provided in café two doors down.
Excellent, if you want a room and a simple coffee and pastry for breakfast in the centre of town, then you cannot go wrong. This not a hotel therefore don't expect to see any staff apart from when you arrive. Breakfast is in a cafe on the corner of the piazza dei signori which you are given tokens for on arrival. Padova is not as commercialised as venice so don't expect everyone to speak English. The staff were friendly and helpful and the room was spacious and clean. With a great view of the square. I would definitely stay again.
Nice, clean rooms and they allowed me to bring my dog. Beautiful view and great location. EXTREMELY NOISY. The piazza was noisy all night. I came with a huge suitcase and no form of elevator, it is a townhouse so it's a walk up. The voucher for breakfast has a value of about 5 euros. So wouldn't really call it free breakfast. Coffe, juice + 1 pastry.